Synonyms for detective-story

1. detective story (n.)

a narrative about someone who investigates crimes and obtains evidence leading to their resolution

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2. detective (n.)

a police officer who investigates crimes

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3. detective (n.)

an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public

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4. story (n.)

a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program

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6. story (n.)

a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale

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