- a narrative dealing with a murder or a series of murders and the detection of the criminal; detective story.
Origin of whodunit
Related Words for whodunitriddle, conundrum, subtlety, question, enigma, secrecy, problem, thriller, puzzlement, mystification, perplexity, stickler, cliffhanger, twister, occult, cryptogram, crux, difficulty, poser, why
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Contemporary Examples of whodunit
A traditional forensic investigation begins with a classic question: Whodunit?America's Anti-Poaching Private Eyes
September 5, 2014
Just what that is—and whodunit—remains the overarching plot that carries an electric current throughout the action.‘Broadchurch’: This British Murder Mystery Will Be Your Next Television Obsession
April 22, 2013
"murder mystery," 1930, U.S. slang, originally a semi-facetious formation from who done it?