mystery Idioms & Phrases


murder mystery

  • noun a narrative about a murder and how the murderer is discovered
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mystery novel

  • noun novel in which the reader is challenged to solve a puzzle before the detective explains it at the end
    detective novel.
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mystery play

  • noun a medieval play representing episodes from the life of Christ
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mystery story

  • noun a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie
    mystery; whodunit.
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