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whodunit in Literature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwhodunitwho‧dun‧it, whodunnit /ˌhuːˈdʌnɪt/ noun [countable] informal  AMFALa book, film etc about a murder case, in which you do not find out who killed the person until the end
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whodunitIt can be a considerable pleasure to the writer engaged in creating the now often somewhat despised simple whodunit.He garbage-dispersed the whodunit concepts because it was always this monster woman behind the scheme to remainder the hero.The whodunit tug is, of course, replaced by the where-did-he-go-wrong tug.We all know the answer to this whodunit.Unfortunately, it soon degenerates into an unconvincing whodunit.