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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Definitions for whodunit
  1. Informal. a narrative dealing with a murder or a series of murders and the detection of the criminal; detective story.

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Citations for whodunit
The rival investigative teams have helped turn the case into a whodunit that has gripped the nation. They have failed to agree even on such basic facts as the time of death. Taos Turner and Reed Johnson, "In Alberto Nisman Case, a Body, a Pistol and Few Answers in Argentina," Wall Street Journal, May 15, 2015
It’s as if a whodunit ended with the “who” still unanswered, and perhaps also the “how” and “why.” Cathy Young, "Strange Interludes," The Weekly Standard, May 25, 2015
Origin of whodunit
1925-1930
Whodunit entered English in the 1920s from the question "Who done it?", which stems from the standard English "Who did it?"
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