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Jan 2nd 2015 at 6:44:01 PM •••

Would it qualify if the characters know from the start who did it, but has no evidence and has to gather some?

(Example: a Living Lie Detector who figures in the first five second who has done it by seeing through the lies like we see through a window, and is attempting to find actual evidence since his powers don't count as such.)

Jul 10th 2010 at 7:38:10 AM •••

Forehead slap moment: this should be called Howdunnit.

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May 28th 2013 at 6:26:47 AM •••

(I know, I'm replying three years after the comment, but...) The name "Howdunnit" is already taken: it means a traditional (non-reverse) Whodunnit in which, although the villain's identity will be revealed at the end, the main Driving Question is how it was done: usually an "impossible" crime or Locked Room Mystery.

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