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Definition of "detective-story" []

  • A story in which a detective tries to solve a crime (noun)

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Use "detective-story" in a sentence
  • "Auden's first published pieces were detective-story reviews for London newspapers, and his essay "The Guilty Vicarage" is a well-known appreciation of mystery tales."
  • "The British detective-story writer P. D. James, who worked as an administrator in the British National Health Service in London when “care in the community” was being introduced and whose husband was a long-term patient in a mental hospital, comments bitterly that community care “could be described more accurately as the absence of care in a community still largely resentful or frightened of mental illness.”"
  • "He is aided at times by another old school chum and fellow veteran, Charles, a detective-story reader Mrs. Agatha Christie. . ."
  • "The British detective-story writer P. D. James, who worked as an administrator in the British National Health Service in London when “care in the community” was being introduced and whose husband was a long-term patient in a mental hospital, comments bitterly that community care “could be described more accurately as the absence of care in a community still largely resentful or frightened of mental illness.”"
  • "The private-eye novel, for instance, the hardiest of American detective-story forms, had another fine season, thanks to exciting books by both veterans and newer writers."
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