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14th Jul '17 9:26:13 AM johnnye
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This is a standard RedHerring.

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This is a standard RedHerring.
RedHerring. Alternatively, it can be a way for a [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot Minor Crime to reveal a Major Plot]], if investigating the Big Secret turns out to be more interesting and consequential than solving the original minor infraction.
9th Jan '17 5:34:51 PM Bissek
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* The fifth episode of ''Series/PoliceSquad'' has a recently released bomb-maker lying about his whereabouts on the night when someone planted a bomb that killed the judge who sentenced him to jail the next morning... because he had violated his parole by crossing state lines to go to a baseball game.
22nd Nov '16 1:24:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Yoshihisa has one during the second half of Episode 7 of ''Manga/KotouraSan''. This is [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness very much unlike him since he normally doesn't keep secrets at all]]. It's actually [[spoiler: a SurpriseParty for Haruka's birthday which is celebrated at the end of the episode]]. The fact that he managed to keep this away from [[{{Telepathy}} Haruka]] for those two weeks was extremely {{Badass}} on his part!

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* Yoshihisa has one during the second half of Episode 7 of ''Manga/KotouraSan''. This is [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness very much unlike him since he normally doesn't keep secrets at all]]. It's actually [[spoiler: a SurpriseParty for Haruka's birthday which is celebrated at the end of the episode]]. The fact that he managed to keep this away from [[{{Telepathy}} Haruka]] for those two weeks was extremely {{Badass}} badass on his part!
17th Jul '16 5:32:41 AM Adept
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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' LordPeterWimsey novel ''Clouds of Witness'', the Duke was committing adultery when his sister's fiance committed suicide. The other woman was married to a vindictively [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] man, [[spoiler:making her eventual decision to testify a serious danger, and also giving the Duke a motive to kill the dead man. Fortunately, Lord Peter manages to locate [[SmokingGun the dead man's suicide note]], and the jealous husband's attempt to kill her results in his accidental death]].

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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey novel ''Clouds of Witness'', the Duke was committing adultery when his sister's fiance committed suicide. The other woman was married to a vindictively [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] man, [[spoiler:making her eventual decision to testify a serious danger, and also giving the Duke a motive to kill the dead man. Fortunately, Lord Peter manages to locate [[SmokingGun the dead man's suicide note]], and the jealous husband's attempt to kill her results in his accidental death]].
22nd Jun '16 4:49:53 PM eroock
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-->--'''Lefty Frizzell''', ''The Long Black Veil''

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-->--'''Lefty -->-- '''Lefty Frizzell''', ''The Long Black Veil''
1st Feb '16 6:38:30 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/CharlesDickens's ''ATaleOfTwoCities'', Charles Darnay refused to reveal even at his trial for treason that he is searching for the child of a family his father wronged.

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* In Creator/CharlesDickens's ''ATaleOfTwoCities'', Creator/CharlesDickens' ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'', Charles Darnay refused to reveal even at his trial for treason that he is searching for the child of a family his father wronged.
12th Dec '15 8:34:08 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In keeping with the above, Vimes muses in Discworld/NightWatch that part of the basis of police work is questioning people that privately believe cops can peer into their souls to find the BigSecret. You're just not allowed to [[SecretPolice slam their fingers in drawers until they give it up]].
18th Oct '15 4:59:48 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''ThePractice'', a friend of Bobby's (who is also a lawyer) is protecting a prostitute in a murder case. The prostitute has an alibi (she was with a client at the time), but the client doesn't want to be revealed. The truth is that [[spoiler: the client was the lawyer himself, who is married.]]

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* In an episode of ''ThePractice'', ''Series/ThePractice'', a friend of Bobby's (who is also a lawyer) is protecting a prostitute in a murder case. The prostitute has an alibi (she was with a client at the time), but the client doesn't want to be revealed. The truth is that [[spoiler: the client was the lawyer himself, who is married.]]
10th Jul '15 6:13:57 AM Willbyr
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* In the anime ''LoveHina'', the episode "The Case of the Missing Hinata Apartment Money: A Mystery", Narusegawa Naru refuses to let the other residents search her room for the missing money and later grabs the turtle, Tama-chan, when it is seen to have a piece of paper stuck to it (which is thought to possibly be a piece of one of the bills). Of course, it turns out that Naru was not the culprit; rather, she did not want the others to learn that she treasured a photo of herself and Keitaro, which she had been looking for and which was the paper stuck on Tama's shell.

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* In the anime ''LoveHina'', ''Manga/LoveHina'', the episode "The Case of the Missing Hinata Apartment Money: A Mystery", Narusegawa Naru refuses to let the other residents search her room for the missing money and later grabs the turtle, Tama-chan, when it is seen to have a piece of paper stuck to it (which is thought to possibly be a piece of one of the bills). Of course, it turns out that Naru was not the culprit; rather, she did not want the others to learn that she treasured a photo of herself and Keitaro, which she had been looking for and which was the paper stuck on Tama's shell.
24th May '15 1:20:37 PM ConMan1226
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* In ''Literature/GoneGirl'', Nick Dunne's suspicious behavior results in him becoming the prime suspect in his wife's murder. It turns out that Nick [[spoiler: is having an affair with a younger woman.]]

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* In ''Literature/GoneGirl'', Nick Dunne's suspicious behavior results in him becoming the prime suspect in his wife's murder.disappearance. It turns out that Nick [[spoiler: is having an affair with a younger woman.]]
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