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22nd Jan '17 9:55:18 PM Daeolus
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* In ''Film/AceVenturaPetDetective'', a murder and two kidnappings (one dolphin and one Dolphin) were investigated by police chief Lois Einhorn.

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* In ''Film/AceVenturaPetDetective'', a murder and two kidnappings (one dolphin and one Dolphin) were investigated by investigated[[spoiler:, and also instigated, ]]by police chief Lois Einhorn.
16th Jan '17 9:02:59 AM jamespolk
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** Played straight in ''Manga/DeathNote'': ''LightNovel/AnotherNote''. Naomi Misora is very impressed with [[spoiler: Ryuuzaki's ability to decipher Beyond Birthday's [[CriminalMindGames codes]] when no one else can--of course it's because "Ryuuzaki" ''is'' Beyond.]]
* [[spoiler:Runessa in ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'']] of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', who's both part of the investigation group on a killing spree and the true mastermind behind said killing spree.

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** Played straight in ''Manga/DeathNote'': ''LightNovel/AnotherNote''. Naomi Misora is very impressed with [[spoiler: Ryuuzaki's ability to decipher Beyond Birthday's [[CriminalMindGames codes]] when no one else can--of course it's because "Ryuuzaki" ''is'' Beyond.]]
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* [[spoiler:Runessa Runessa in ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'']] ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'' of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', who's both part of the investigation group on a killing spree and the true mastermind behind said killing spree.



* Judge Doom is ostensibly the one looking for the one responsible for murdering Marvin Acme in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. He's the one who committed the murder. [[spoiler:What's more, he also kills R.K. Maroon before he spills the beans. And was the one behind the company buying Maroon Studios and the Red Car. ''And'' was the one who killed Eddie's brother all those years ago. Moreover, he did all this so that he could destroy Toontown and build a resort area next to the soon-to-be completed freeway. (And, according to one of the first drafts of the script, he was the one who shot Disney/{{Bambi}}'s mother!) That's one seriously disturbed toon.]]

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* Judge Doom is ostensibly the one looking for the one responsible for murdering Marvin Acme in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. He's the one who committed the murder. [[spoiler:What's What's more, he also kills R.K. Maroon before he spills the beans. And was the one behind the company buying Maroon Studios and the Red Car. ''And'' was the one who killed Eddie's brother all those years ago. Moreover, he did all this so that he could destroy Toontown and build a resort area next to the soon-to-be completed freeway. (And, according to one of the first drafts of the script, he was the one who shot Disney/{{Bambi}}'s mother!) That's one seriously disturbed toon.]]



* In ''Film/NoWayOut'', the three main characters involved in the investigation of a Pentagon-related murder that is blamed on a [[RedHerringMole supposed Soviet mole]] are each guilty of a crime. One is the actual murderer, another is helping him frame someone else for said murder, and the third [[spoiler:is an actual Soviet mole]].

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* In ''Film/NoWayOut'', the three main characters involved in the investigation of a Pentagon-related murder that is blamed on a [[RedHerringMole supposed Soviet mole]] are each guilty of a crime. One is the actual murderer, another is helping him frame someone else for said murder, and the third [[spoiler:is is an actual Soviet mole]].mole.


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* ''Film/InvestigationOfACitizenAboveSuspicion'' opens with the VillainProtagonist killing his girlfriend. He then goes to work--at police headquarters, where he's chief of homicide. Moments later he's called out to investigate the killing he just committed.
6th Jan '17 7:34:14 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TheDeparted'', Creator/MattDamon plays a Boston cop and mole for [[JackNicholson Jack Nicholson's]] criminal empire who is charged with finding the mole in the Boston police department (himself). ''The Departed'' was an adaptation of a Hong Kong film titled ''[[Film/TheInfernalAffairsTrilogy Infernal Affairs]]''.

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* In ''Film/TheDeparted'', Creator/MattDamon plays a Boston cop and mole for [[JackNicholson Jack Nicholson's]] Creator/JackNicholson's criminal empire who is charged with finding the mole in the Boston police department (himself). ''The Departed'' was an adaptation of a Hong Kong film titled ''[[Film/TheInfernalAffairsTrilogy Infernal Affairs]]''.
14th Nov '16 3:40:50 PM jamespolk
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** In ''Literature/AngelsFlight'', the murderer turns out to be one of the detectives on the LAPD task force investigating the murder. He uses his inside access to tamper with evidence in order to frame a different cop.
29th Sep '16 11:28:28 PM PaulA
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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.

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* In Creator/MichaelConnelly's mystery novel novels:
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''Literature/ThePoet'', the SerialKiller that the FBI is hunting turns out to be one of the FBI agents. agents.
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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.
27th Sep '16 1:05:19 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In [[spoiler:"The Monte Carlo Murders"]], the murderer is revealed to be the police inspector Jessica has been assisting in the investigation.
5th Sep '16 10:29:58 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Vera}}'': In [[spoiler:"Old Wounds"]], Vera investigates a cold case when skeletal remains are found in the woods. The murderer turns out to have been the supervising officer on the original missing person case, who encouraged the investigating officer to do a slipshod job and write the case off as a runaway.
3rd Sep '16 8:20:57 PM foxley
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* A major ongoing plot in second season of ''Series/NCISNewOrleans'' involves a search for TheMole inside the Department of Homeland Security. TheMole turns out to be [[spoiler:Agent Russo]], the DHS agent placed in charge of the investigation.
11th Aug '16 7:12:18 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Memory]]'' by Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold, the [=ImpSec=] head Simon Illyan is poisoned by Lucas Haroche, one of his direct subordinates and effectively his second-in-command. Haroche doesn't lead the investigation personally, but he does decide who is on it, its scope, and who can contact Illyan.

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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Memory]]'' ''Literature/{{Memory}}'' by Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold, the [=ImpSec=] head Simon Illyan is poisoned by Lucas Haroche, one of his direct subordinates and effectively his second-in-command. Haroche doesn't lead the investigation personally, but he does decide who is on it, its scope, and who can contact Illyan.
19th Jul '16 9:52:14 PM Adept
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** In ''Hercule Poirot's Christmas'' the murderer turns out to be [[spoiler:Superintendent Sugden]].
** In ''The Murder of Roger Ackroyd'', [[spoiler:the civilian who assists Poirot in searching for the killer and narrates the novel is himself the killer]].
** In ''Curtain'' the murderer is [[spoiler:Poirot himself. Well, he's *one* of the murderers, anyway--still not the main one.]]

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** In ''Hercule Poirot's ''Literature/HerculePoirot's Christmas'' the murderer turns out to be [[spoiler:Superintendent Sugden]].
** In ''The Murder of Roger Ackroyd'', ''Literature/TheMurderOfRogerAckroyd'', [[spoiler:the civilian who assists Poirot in searching for the killer and narrates the novel is himself the killer]].
** In ''Curtain'' ''Literature/ThreeActTragedy'', the culprit is one of the {{Amateur Sleuth}}s whom Poirot and Mr. Satterwhaite collaborated with.
** In ''Literature/{{Curtain}}''
the murderer is [[spoiler:Poirot himself. Well, he's *one* of the murderers, anyway--still not the main one.]]
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