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Detective story   /dɪtˈɛktɪv stˈɔri/   Listen
Detective story

noun
1.
A narrative about someone who investigates crimes and obtains evidence leading to their resolution.






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"Detective story" Quotes from Famous Books



... knowed that one was a detective story, I'd have got yu' to try something else on me. Can you guess the murderer, or is the author too smart for yu'? That's all they amount to. Well, he was too smart for me this time, but that didn't distress me any. That ...
— The Virginian - A Horseman Of The Plains • Owen Wister



Words linked to "Detective story" :   whodunit, mystery, mystery story



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