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21st May '17 8:05:47 AM DaibhidC
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** InvokedTrope in "A Stufy in Pink": When evidence is mounting that Murdoch's childhood friend, the private detective Freddie Pink might be a murderer, she protests that she's the one who called the police. He suggests she might be attempting this, and she says she'd surely know his methods well enough to anticipate him seeing through it, unless [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow he thinks she was anticipating him concluding that she wouldn't do it because he'd see through it]]... [[spoiler: It turns out there was [[EverybodyLives no murder]], although Freddie was protecting a client who had killed her husband in self-defence, and had been framed by his family so she'd be forced to explain things in court.]]

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** InvokedTrope in "A Stufy Study in Pink": When evidence is mounting that Murdoch's childhood friend, the private detective Freddie Pink might be a murderer, she protests that she's the one who called the police. He suggests she might be attempting this, and she says she'd surely know his methods well enough to anticipate him seeing through it, unless [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow he thinks she was anticipating him concluding that she wouldn't do it because he'd see through it]]... [[spoiler: It turns out there was [[EverybodyLives no murder]], although Freddie was protecting a client who had killed her husband in self-defence, and had been framed by his family so she'd be forced to explain things in court.]]
21st May '17 8:03:21 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/DogCity'' episode "The Great Dane Curse", Candice Dane hired Ace to find out who's trying to kill her, and then disappeared, leaving Ace as the prime suspect in her murder. It eventually transpires that she faked her death to escape her controlling father.
13th May '17 12:02:59 PM nombretomado
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* In the third chapter of ''LimboOfTheLost'', after being wrongfully accused of stealing souls, Briggs is accounted for by collector O'Negus, freed, and appointed detective by the mayor to determine who is actually stealing the souls. [[spoiler:It turns out that the soul taker is posing as the mayor, and O'Negus is one of his accomplices.]]

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* In the third chapter of ''LimboOfTheLost'', ''VideoGame/LimboOfTheLost'', after being wrongfully accused of stealing souls, Briggs is accounted for by collector O'Negus, freed, and appointed detective by the mayor to determine who is actually stealing the souls. [[spoiler:It turns out that the soul taker is posing as the mayor, and O'Negus is one of his accomplices.]]
17th Jan '17 6:32:49 AM DaibhidC
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* A convoluted one in the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Murdoch Appreciation Society". The killer wants to frame the professor who expelled him from medical school for the murder of a man who's donated his brain to science. But he knows that if the death doesn't ''look'' suspicious, the corpse will go straight to the professor and there won't be a proper post mortem. On the other hand, if it ''does'' look like an obvious murder, Murdoch will realise the professor is being framed. So he joins the eponymous Appreciation Society and convinces them to stage a fake murder so they can watch Murdoch work, using a body he can steal from the medical school. So not only does Murdoch get involved but there's an extra layer of false explanation (the fake murder) for him to disprove, and it looks like the professor would have committed a perfect crime except for the Society's interference.

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A convoluted one in the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' the episode "Murdoch Appreciation Society". The killer wants to frame the professor who expelled him from medical school for the murder of a man who's donated his brain to science. But he knows that if the death doesn't ''look'' suspicious, the corpse will go straight to the professor and there won't be a proper post mortem. On the other hand, if it ''does'' look like an obvious murder, Murdoch will realise the professor is being framed. So he joins the eponymous Appreciation Society and convinces them to stage a fake murder so they can watch Murdoch work, using a body he can steal from the medical school. So not only does Murdoch get involved but there's an extra layer of false explanation (the fake murder) for him to disprove, and it looks like the professor would have committed a perfect crime except for the Society's interference.
** InvokedTrope in "A Stufy in Pink": When evidence is mounting that Murdoch's childhood friend, the private detective Freddie Pink might be a murderer, she protests that she's the one who called the police. He suggests she might be attempting this, and she says she'd surely know his methods well enough to anticipate him seeing through it, unless [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow he thinks she was anticipating him concluding that she wouldn't do it because he'd see through it]]... [[spoiler: It turns out there was [[EverybodyLives no murder]], although Freddie was protecting a client who had killed her husband in self-defence, and had been framed by his family so she'd be forced to explain things in court.]]
6th Jan '17 2:39:18 AM CountDorku
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* Parodied in one of the "Tracer Bullet" strips of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. In Calvin's fantasies, he's being used as the fall-guy for a room being ransacked; in real life, Calvin was at least partially responsible (and may have been entirely responsible depending on whether you think Hobbes is alive).
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28th Dec '16 2:45:03 PM DaibhidC
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* Happens so frequently in ''Series/JonathanCreek'' that merely soliciting his services should be ample proof of guilt.

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* Happens so frequently in ''Series/JonathanCreek'' that merely soliciting his services should be ample proof of guilt. The episode "Daemon's Roost" is a big one, because [[spoiler: he ''didn't'' figure it out; there's a FlashBack to the Striped Unicorn case, in which a man carefully stages his wife's murder so that it initially appears as if only he could have done it, but there's a brilliant explanation otherwise for Jonathan to find. Jonathan only realises the truth after the man's second wife calls him in on another case, six years later]].



* In the ''Series/JonathanCreek'' episode "Daemons' Roost" [[spoiler: there's a FlashBack to the Striped Unicorn case, in which a man carefully stages his wife's murder so that it initially appears as if only he could have done it, but there's a brilliant explanation otherwise for Jonathan to find. Jonathan only realises the truth after the man's second wife calls him in on another case, six years later]].
28th Dec '16 2:37:27 PM DaibhidC
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* The backstory to the ''Series/JonathanCreek'' episode "Daemons' Roost" has the Striped Unicorn case, in which a man carefully stages his wife's murder so that it initially appears as if only he could have done it, but there's a brilliant explanation otherwise for Jonathan to find. Jonathan doesn't figure out the truth until six years later.

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* The backstory to In the ''Series/JonathanCreek'' episode "Daemons' Roost" has [[spoiler: there's a FlashBack to the Striped Unicorn case, in which a man carefully stages his wife's murder so that it initially appears as if only he could have done it, but there's a brilliant explanation otherwise for Jonathan to find. Jonathan doesn't figure out only realises the truth until after the man's second wife calls him in on another case, six years later.later]].
28th Dec '16 2:35:23 PM DaibhidC
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* The backstory to the ''Series/JonathanCreek'' episode "Daemons' Roost" has the Striped Unicorn case, in which a man carefully stages his wife's murder so that it initially appears as if only he could have done it, but there's a brilliant explanation otherwise for Jonathan to find. Jonathan doesn't figure out the truth until six years later.
30th Jul '16 2:24:46 AM john_e
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* In Anthony Berkeley's ''The Piccadilly Murder'', Mr Chitterwick, the detective, is the key witness in the prosecution of a man for murder. The accused man's friends and wife urge Mr Chitterwick to investigate more thoroughly, saying they're sure there's been a miscarriage of justice. [[spoiler:The friends are genuine; the wife is the real killer. She only meant to reinforce Mr Chitterwick's determination to do his public duty and convict her husband. But she overdoes her pleading, he agrees to investigate, and the whole truth comes out.]]
30th Jul '16 2:06:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WhoCensoredRogerRabbit'': [[spoiler: Roger hired Eddie Valiant to investigate his boss - so that Roger would have someone to frame when he killed his boss. In the final chapter Eddie admits that the plan ''would have worked'' were it not for two complications that Roger had no way of seeing coming.]]

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* ''WhoCensoredRogerRabbit'': ''Literature/WhoCensoredRogerRabbit'': [[spoiler: Roger hired Eddie Valiant to investigate his boss - so that Roger would have someone to frame when he killed his boss. In the final chapter Eddie admits that the plan ''would have worked'' were it not for two complications that Roger had no way of seeing coming.]]
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