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28th Jul '17 5:00:33 PM Kate
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** And one incident where the ''viewer'' knows the solution all along (the victim had been stabbed earlier but had been hiding the wound both to protect her mentally unstable attacker and so she could go on stage that night, only to accidentally re-traumatise the haphazardly treated injury by banging a piece of furniture against it and bleed to death, whereupon a person who knew the truth, having found her first, hid the fake skin she'd used to conceal it from everybody else), but most of the characters don't.

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** And one incident where the ''viewer'' knows the solution all along (the [[spoiler:(the victim had been stabbed earlier but had been hiding the wound both to protect her mentally unstable attacker and so she could go on stage that night, only to accidentally re-traumatise the haphazardly treated injury by banging a piece of furniture against it and bleed to death, whereupon a person who knew the truth, having found her first, hid the fake skin she'd used to conceal it from everybody else), else)]], but most of the characters don't.
28th Jul '17 4:53:41 PM Kate
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** And one incident where the ''viewer'' knows the solution all along (the victim had been stabbed earlier but had been hiding the wound both to protect her mentally unstable attacker and so she could go on stage that night, only to accidentally re-traumatise the haphazardly treated injury by banging a piece of furniture against it and bleed to death, whereupon a person who knew the truth, having found her first, hid the fake skin she'd used to conceal it from everybody else), but most of the characters don't.
20th Jun '17 8:22:20 AM cybertoy0
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* The ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' episode "Grey vs Grey" features this, with a DeliberateMonochrome to give it that ''film noir'' appeal. (Also, to illustrate that all of the characters are colorblind) Essentially, a Red Team and a Blue Team unrelated to the main characters seal themselves in a room to broker a truce. The lights go out, a gun goes off, and one of the soldiers winds up dead and the rest need to figure out who shot him. [[spoiler: The narrator reveals that the victim actually died of a heart attack before the shot was fired.]]
16th Jun '17 8:28:16 AM Gosicrystal
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** In the fan-made case ''VisualNovel/TheEmptyTurnabout'', Arts was killed in his study, and the witnesses found only the defendant inside when they broke in. There is only one door to the study, and the room has a balcony that looks over an endless abyss. It's Apollo's job to figure out how anyone other than the defendant could have entered, killed the victim and escaped without leaving traces.
8th Jun '17 9:32:42 PM nombretomado
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* Reach's story (''The Big Idea'') in the WhateleyUniverse features one of these prominently. There's quite a bit of discussion about the ways in which one needs to examine such a mystery, before the final denouement happens more or less as expected.

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* Reach's story (''The Big Idea'') in the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse features one of these prominently. There's quite a bit of discussion about the ways in which one needs to examine such a mystery, before the final denouement happens more or less as expected.
28th May '17 3:29:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WarhammerFantasy'', Deathmaster Snitch killed an Imperial noble that had locked himself into a tower with the only door being guarded by a large band of knights. The knights didn't notice anything until the following morning. In fact, no explanation is ever given for how he did it, making it even more of a mystery.

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* In ''WarhammerFantasy'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'', Deathmaster Snitch killed an Imperial noble that had locked himself into a tower with the only door being guarded by a large band of knights. The knights didn't notice anything until the following morning. In fact, no explanation is ever given for how he did it, making it even more of a mystery.
27th May '17 11:10:03 AM nombretomado
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* [[TheMillenniumTrilogy Stieg Larsson's]] ''Men Who Hate Women''/''The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'', is about a journalist investigating a forty year old murder which is a Locked Room Mystery on an island.

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* [[TheMillenniumTrilogy [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Stieg Larsson's]] ''Men Who Hate Women''/''The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'', is about a journalist investigating a forty year old murder which is a Locked Room Mystery on an island.
26th May '17 7:23:40 PM LadyNorbert
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** Unfortunately, it's programmed so badly that [[spoiler: they never notice that you're the murder even if you do it in front of them.]]
** Another side-quest, ''A Brush With Death'', is a textbook example; painter locks himself inside the study. His wife uses the only extra key to check up on him after he doesn't emerge for several days to find he is gone. [[spoiler:[[PortalPicture Turns out, he was still in the room]]]].

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** Unfortunately, it's programmed so badly that [[spoiler: they never notice that you're the murder murderer even if you do it in front of them.]]
** Another side-quest, ''A side quest, "A Brush With Death'', Death," is a textbook example; painter locks himself inside the study. His wife uses the only extra key to check up on him after he doesn't emerge for several days to find he is gone. [[spoiler:[[PortalPicture Turns out, he was he's still in the room]]]].room]].]]
26th May '17 7:22:01 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', the player can find and read all of the chapters of Varric's in-game hit novel ''Hard in Hightown,'' which includes one of these as part of its mystery. Meanwhile, on the war table, a string of operations reveals that someone with a grudge against Varric is re-creating some of the murders in the story, ''including that one'', and the Inquisitor's advisers must use their resources to figure out who it is. [[spoiler:Although the guilty party is unmasked at the end of the quest chain, exactly how the locked room murder was done is never revealed.]]



** "Turnaboout Big Top" involves a man found dead in the middle of a snow-covered courtyard with only one set of footprints leading to the body... and an eyewitness who saw the killer leave the murder scene by ''flying over the rooftops''.

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** "Turnaboout "Turnabout Big Top" involves a man found dead in the middle of a snow-covered courtyard with only one set of footprints leading to the body... and an eyewitness who saw the killer leave the murder scene by ''flying over the rooftops''.
16th May '17 9:26:49 PM Halter7W
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* Most of French mystery author Paul Halter's works fall into this category. For example in ''The Fourth Door'' a man enters a supposedly haunted attic room. The door is sealed from the outside with a ribbon and wax, and the wax is imprinted with a rare coin chosen at random. When the cast enter the room later, still sealed from the outside, they discover a different man lying stabbed to death.
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