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whodunnit

, whodunit
Informal a novel, play, etc., concerned with a crime, usually murder
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Based on her 1958 whodunnit, this three-part thriller has an impressive ensemble cast including Anna Chancellor, Bill Nighy, Eleanor Tomlinson, Morven Christie, Matthew Goode and Alice Eve.
In many ways the Potter books are whodunnits in disguise."
It has been intriguingly described not so much as a "whodunnit" but more of a "what did they do and why did they do it?".
As with all Hill's whodunnits, Good Morning Midnight is strong on characterisation, with Dalziel and Pascoe playing off against each other, and roles for all the regulars, too.
As befits all good whodunnits, there's bad behaviour, car chases, gratuitous sex and violence and bizarre toy fetishism aplenty.
This is a thriller packed with enough material for a dozen Hollywood whodunnits. An unsettling read, nevertheless.
They are the reason I come back each time." The series returns with four feature-length films packed with quality guest stars, including Celia Imrie in the first story, and, of course, fascinating whodunnits set among Oxford's dreaming spires.
Nettles is leaving after 13 years and more than 80 episodes of the light-hearted whodunnits as his character retires.