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25th Jun '16 12:32:47 AM Morgenthaler
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[[IThoughtItMeant No connection]] whatsoever to Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon star [[SecretSquirrel Morocco Mole]], who is an assistant detective who happens to ''be'' a mole.

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[[IThoughtItMeant No connection]] whatsoever to Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon star [[SecretSquirrel [[WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel Morocco Mole]], who is an assistant detective who happens to ''be'' a mole.
24th Jun '16 12:28:58 AM erforce
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* In ''SawIV'', Detective Mark Hoffman is revealed to be SerialKiller Jigsaw's second protégé.

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* In ''SawIV'', ''Film/SawIV'', Detective Mark Hoffman is revealed to be SerialKiller Jigsaw's second protégé.
4th May '16 2:00:54 AM LondonKdS
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This applies to any crime. The defining characteristic is that one of the investigators is in fact the perpetrator, whether the audience knows it or not. Compare BruceWayneHeldHostage, HiredToHuntYourself.

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This applies to any crime. The defining characteristic is that one of the investigators is in fact the perpetrator, whether the audience knows it or not. Compare BruceWayneHeldHostage, HiredToHuntYourself.
HiredToHuntYourself. When the Detective Mole is very high-ranking, see MoleInCharge.
14th Apr '16 10:57:20 PM foxley
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* ''Series/JakeAndTheFatman'': In "You Turned the Tables on Me", the prosecutor appointed to head the organized crime unit turns out to be literally and figuratively in bed with the biggest mobster in town.
5th Apr '16 11:20:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* With the exception of John Hartigan, every cop in ''SinCity'' is working for the bad guys. The only difference is that there is no reason to keep it a secret.

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* With the exception of John Hartigan, every cop in ''SinCity'' ''Film/SinCity'' is working for the bad guys. The only difference is that there is no reason to keep it a secret.
25th Mar '16 10:55:28 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheDoctorBlakeMysteries'': In "The Visible World", the murderer is [[spoiler:Inspector Llewellyn Sullivan of Special Branch]]. He claims to have come to Ballarat to supervise the investigation because of the political sensitivities surrounding the case. He was actually in town to kill Alderton and Hannam to tie up loose ends.
8th Mar '16 3:58:13 AM freesefan
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* In Creator/MichaelConnelly's mystery novel ''Literature/ThePoet'', the SerialKiller that the FBI is hunting turns out to be one of the FBI agents. In another Connelly novel, ''Literature/TheBlackEcho'', the FBI agent in charge of the task force investigating the bank robbery turns out to be the mastermind behind the bank robbery, and the murderer to boot.
6th Mar '16 10:07:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[PlayingWithTropes Played with]] in the 5th season of ''TheWire''. Two detectives fake a series of murders of homeless men using bodies recently deceased of natural causes, and end up investigating their own staged crime scenes. Instead of attempting to cover up their work, the aim is to bring publicity to the "killings" in order to restore police funding.

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* [[PlayingWithTropes Played with]] in the 5th season of ''TheWire''.''Series/TheWire''. Two detectives fake a series of murders of homeless men using bodies recently deceased of natural causes, and end up investigating their own staged crime scenes. Instead of attempting to cover up their work, the aim is to bring publicity to the "killings" in order to restore police funding.
10th Feb '16 8:58:23 PM LordInsane
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* While not murder ([[SeriousBusiness it's just treated as it]]) or explicitly stated, the possibility ''is'' raised in ''http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/CommunityS5E03BasicInterglutealNumismatics'' -- the caught Ass Crack Bandit (who drops quarters down people's ass cracks) turns out to be innocent of that crime, and the ending montage implies it could be one of several recurring characters, some of them having been involved with the investigation. The series finale virtually confirms it, pointing to [[spoiler: Annie.]]
3rd Dec '15 5:18:39 PM JRDelta
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* Taken to the limit in the 1949 noir ''Follow Me Quietly'' in which a serial killer called "The Judge" takes the place of a dummy of himself created by detectives to aid identification so he can listen in on how the investigation is going.
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