nondetective

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

non- +‎ detective

Adjective[edit]

nondetective (not comparable)

  1. (literature) Not involving a detective (as many mystery novels do).
    • 2000, David Lehman, The perfect murder: a study in detection
      The closest character to Dupin in Poe's nondetective fiction is Roderick Usher in "The Fall of the House of Usher," that gothic nightmare of decadence...