This genre of play involves a crime (usually a murder) and police detectives. Typically, the audience sees the perfect crime being committed, suspects are then wrongly accused and unexpected twists occur at the conclusion of the plot. The play is a mystery, as the audience is kept guessing as to who the murderer is (hence whodunit). A fine example of a whodunit in modern times is J B Priestley’s The Inspector Calls.

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