Detective Novel

Entertainment / Literature / Detective Novel: A mystery novel focusing on a brilliant investigator--often a detective--solving a crime. See mystery novel.

Other Words for Detective

Detective Verb Synonyms: investigator, private investigator, CID man, policeman, constable, private eye, sleuth, Sherlock, snoop, snooper, tec, P.I., dick, Hawkshaw, cop, copper, gumshoe, peeper
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Other Words for Novel

Novel Verb Synonyms: new, unusual, unfamiliar, unconventional, fresh, different, original, creative, untested, untried
Novel Noun Synonyms: story, tale, narrative, romance, novella, novelette, best-seller, blockbuster
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Novel

Entertainment / Literature / Novel: In its broadest sense, a novel is any extended fictional prose narrative focusing on a few primary characters but often involving scores of secondary characters. The fact that it is in prose helps dis MORE

Mystery Novel

Entertainment / Literature / Mystery Novel: A novel focused on suspense and solving a mystery--especially a murder, theft, kidnapping, or some other crime. The protagonist faces inexplicable events, threats, assaults, and unknown forces or anta MORE

Multicultural Novel

Entertainment / Literature / Multicultural Novel: As Robert Harris defines the term in his glossary, a multicultural novel is A novel written by a member of or about a cultural minority group, giving insight into non-Western or non-dominant cultural MORE

Memoir-Novel

Entertainment / Literature / Memoir-Novel: A novel purporting to be a factual or autobiographical account but which is completely or partially imaginary. The authorial voice or speaker is typically a made-up character who never actually lived. MORE

Novel Of Manners

Entertainment / Literature / Novel Of Manners: A novel that describes in detail the customs, behaviors, habits, and expectations of a certain social group at a specific time and place. Usually these conventions shape the behavior of the main chara MORE

Novella

Entertainment / Literature / Novella: An extended fictional prose narrative that is longer than a short story, but not quite as long as a novel. We might arbitrarily assign an approximate length of 20,000-50,000 words. Early prototypes in MORE

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