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detective novel

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

Dime novel

  • noun a melodramatic paperback novel
    penny dreadful.
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  • a novel, commonly sensational and trashy, which is sold for a dime, or ten cents.
Webster 1913

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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Novel assignment

  • (Law), a new assignment or specification of a suit.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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