whydunit

noun
why·​dunit | \ ¦(h)wīˈdənə̇t \
plural -s

Definition of whydunit

: a mystery having as its primary interest the motivation rather than the identity of the criminal

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“Whydunit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whydunit. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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