History Literature / PerilAtEndHouse

22nd Jan '17 12:57:34 AM yisfidri
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The novel was adapted for an episode of ITV's ''{{Series/Poirot}}'' starring David Suchet.

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The novel was adapted for an a double episode in series two of ITV's ''{{Series/Poirot}}'' starring David Suchet.Suchet in 1990; this episode was generally very faithful to the novel. Tropes unique to this adaptation can be found on the series page.
21st Jan '17 10:19:16 AM yisfidri
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The novel was adapted for an episode of ITV's ''{{Series/Poirot}}'' starring David Suchet.
10th Dec '16 7:49:21 AM benda
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* EveryoneIsASuspect: Surprisingly -- and yet totally believably -- subverted. Poirot compiles a seemingly complete list of suspects, even giving each one of them a letter of the alphabet, and yet in the end it turns out that neither the main culprit (despite being there and well-known by everybody for all the time) nor one of the minor ones are on it.

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* EveryoneIsASuspect: Surprisingly -- and yet totally believably -- subverted. [[spoiler: Poirot compiles a seemingly complete list of suspects, even giving each one of them a letter of the alphabet, and yet in the end it turns out that neither the main culprit (despite being there and well-known by everybody for all the time) nor one of the minor ones are on it.]]
19th Nov '16 11:58:12 PM NightShade96
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%%* CorruptTheCutie: Implied as a backstory.

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%%* * CorruptTheCutie: Implied as a backstory. backstory, when [[spoiler:in his summation, Poirot describes how Nick began to hate Freddie because Freddie has, as Poirot puts it, "the knack of winning love, and ''keeping'' it", and also how her love for End House drove her to murder Maggie to claim her inheritance.]]



** When Charles Vyse reads out Nick's will, everyone was surprised to hear that she had left her entire fortune to [[spoiler:Mrs. Croft]]. This turns out to be a forgery.

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** When Charles Vyse reads out Nick's will, everyone was surprised to hear that she had left her entire fortune to [[spoiler:Mrs. [[spoiler:Mrs Croft]]. This turns out to be a forgery.



* RevealingCoverup: [[spoiler:Nick]] tries to frame [[spoiler:Freddie]] by placing a gun in her coat, unaware that she is being watched.

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* RevealingCoverup: [[spoiler:Nick]] tries to frame [[spoiler:Freddie]] by placing a gun in her coat, unaware that she [[spoiler:she]] is being watched.
18th Nov '16 11:09:04 PM NightShade96
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* LostWillAndTestament: The will of Nick is missing, only to turn up after her [[spoiler: faked]] death, and it turns out that [[spoiler:it's a fake]].

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* LostWillAndTestament: The will of Nick is missing, only to turn up after her [[spoiler: faked]] death, and it turns out that [[spoiler:it's it's a fake]].fake made by [[spoiler:the Crofts]].
18th Nov '16 11:07:34 PM NightShade96
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Nick. She's Poirot's client for the novel and appears to be in danger, but it's all an act to cover up her murder of her cousin]].

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Nick. She's Poirot's client for the novel and She appears to be in danger, but it's all an act to cover up her murder of her cousin]].cousin as another attempt on her life]].



%%* FemmeFatale
* {{Foreshadowing}}: While discussing the possible motives for murder, Poirot briefly mentions [[Theatre/{{Othello}} Iago]] and how ingenious his methods of killing were. In Literature/{{Curtain}}, Poirot must face a killer who [[spoiler: had perfectly mastered Iago's methods and is able to commit murder through other people while he himself remain legally innocent.]]

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%%* FemmeFatale
* {{Foreshadowing}}: While discussing the possible motives for murder, Poirot briefly mentions [[Theatre/{{Othello}} Iago]] and how ingenious his methods of killing were. In Literature/{{Curtain}}, Poirot must face a killer who [[spoiler: had perfectly mastered Iago's methods and is able to commit murder through other people while he himself remain remains legally innocent.]]



* LostWillAndTestament: The will of Nick is missing, only to turn up after her [[spoiler: faked]] death.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: This trope appears to be in play for the attempts on Nick's life. [[spoiler:This is her cover for the crime she is planning.]]

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* LostWillAndTestament: The will of Nick is missing, only to turn up after her [[spoiler: faked]] death.
death, and it turns out that [[spoiler:it's a fake]].
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: This trope appears to be in play for the attempts on Nick's life. [[spoiler:This is her cover for the crime she is planning.]] planning, which is the murder of her cousin]].



* SpookySeance: A dramatic one that culminates in [[spoiler:Nick entering the room as her own ghost.]]

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* SpookySeance: A dramatic one that culminates in [[spoiler:Nick entering the room as her own ghost.]] ghost]].
18th Nov '16 10:31:05 PM NightShade96
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: The killer commits suicide through the use of [[spoiler:cocaine hidden in her wrist-watch]], which is a much easier to die than being hanged.
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Nick.]]

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: The killer commits suicide through the use of [[spoiler:cocaine hidden in her wrist-watch]], which is a much easier to die death than being hanged.
%%* * BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Nick.]] [[spoiler:Nick. She's Poirot's client for the novel and appears to be in danger, but it's all an act to cover up her murder of her cousin]].



* EveryoneIsASuspect: Surprisingly - and yet totally believably - subverted. Poirot compiles a seemingly complete list of suspects, even giving each one of them a letter of alphabet, and yet in the end it turns out that neither the main culprit (despite being there and well-known by everybody for all the time) nor one of the minor ones are on it.

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* EveryoneIsASuspect: Surprisingly - -- and yet totally believably - -- subverted. Poirot compiles a seemingly complete list of suspects, even giving each one of them a letter of the alphabet, and yet in the end it turns out that neither the main culprit (despite being there and well-known by everybody for all the time) nor one of the minor ones are on it.



* JustOneLittleMistake: The use of a love letter that does not mention [[spoiler:Nick's serious operation, despite being dated for that time. Also her RevealingCoverup at the end.]]

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* JustOneLittleMistake: The use of a love letter that does not mention [[spoiler:Nick's serious operation, despite being dated for that time. Also Also, her RevealingCoverup at the end.]]
20th Oct '16 3:38:05 PM yisfidri
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* TomboyishName: Nick Buckley.

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* TomboyishName: Nick Buckley.Buckley and Freddie Rice.
20th Oct '16 5:17:50 AM Adept
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: The killer commits suicide through the use of [[spoiler:cocaine hidden in her wrist-watch.]]

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: The killer commits suicide through the use of [[spoiler:cocaine hidden in her wrist-watch.]] wrist-watch]], which is a much easier to die than being hanged.



** [[spoiler:The Crofts try to pass off a forged will while Nick is playing dead]].

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** [[spoiler:The Crofts try When Charles Vyse reads out Nick's will, everyone was surprised to pass off hear that she had left her entire fortune to [[spoiler:Mrs. Croft]]. This turns out to be a forged will while Nick is playing dead]].forgery.



* HatDamage: Happens to Nick while she is in conversation with Poirot.

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* HatDamage: Happens to While Nick while she is in conversation was conversing with Poirot. Poirot, a bullet was apparently shot at her, narrowly misses her head and hits the rim of her hat instead. [[spoiler:However, it is almost certain that Nick had deliberately damaged the hat and left the bullet for Poirot to find in order to create an illusion that someone is after her life.]]



* InheritanceMurder: This is a suspected motive behind the attacks on Nick. The trope does turn out to be in play, but not in the standard manner: [[spoiler:the real murder plot is not against anyone who's leaving money but against the person who's its real heir.]]

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* InheritanceMurder: This is a suspected motive behind the attacks on Nick. The trope does turn out Nick, as she is engaged to be in play, but not in the standard manner: [[spoiler:the real murder plot is not against anyone who's leaving millionaire Michael Seton, who had left all his fortune to his fiancee. [[spoiler:While Seton's money was indeed the motive for the murder, the truth plays out differently from what was presupposed. Michael was engaged, not to Nick, but against to her cousin Maggie. As they have the person who's its real heir.]]same name -- Magdala Buckley -- Nick murders her cousin in order to claim the inheritance Michael had left for Maggie]].



* OneSteveLimit: [[spoiler:Averted. Nick and Maggie are both called "Magdala Buckley", and this is what makes Nick's plan possible.]]
6th Oct '16 10:52:36 PM Adept
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Nick.]]
* CoincidentalDodge: [[spoiler:Subverted.]]
* CorruptTheCutie: Implied as a backstory.
* DrugsAreBad: Played with.
* [[spoiler:EveryoneIsASuspect: Surprisingly - and yet totally believably - subverted. Poirot compiles a seemingly complete list of suspects, even giving each one of them a letter of alphabet, and yet in the end it turns out that neither the main culprit (despite being there and well-known by everybody for all the time) nor one of the minor ones are on it.]]

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* %%* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Nick.]]
* %%* CoincidentalDodge: [[spoiler:Subverted.]]
* %%* CorruptTheCutie: Implied as a backstory.
* %%* DrugsAreBad: Played with.
* [[spoiler:EveryoneIsASuspect: EveryoneIsASuspect: Surprisingly - and yet totally believably - subverted. Poirot compiles a seemingly complete list of suspects, even giving each one of them a letter of alphabet, and yet in the end it turns out that neither the main culprit (despite being there and well-known by everybody for all the time) nor one of the minor ones are on it.]]



* FemmeFatale
* ForgingTheWill: [[spoiler:The Crofts try to pass off a forged will while Nick is playing dead]].

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* %%* FemmeFatale
* ForgingTheWill: {{Foreshadowing}}: While discussing the possible motives for murder, Poirot briefly mentions [[Theatre/{{Othello}} Iago]] and how ingenious his methods of killing were. In Literature/{{Curtain}}, Poirot must face a killer who [[spoiler: had perfectly mastered Iago's methods and is able to commit murder through other people while he himself remain legally innocent.]]
* ForgingTheWill:
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[[spoiler:The Crofts try to pass off a forged will while Nick is playing dead]].



* KillTheCutie: Poor [[spoiler:Maggie]].

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* %%* KillTheCutie: Poor [[spoiler:Maggie]].
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