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18th Dec '15 1:58:56 PM galaxyeyes
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* Harry Vanderspeigle, protagonist of the sci-fi/mystery comic ''ComicBook/ResidentAlien'', is one. Somewhat justified in that he seeks out mysteries since he likes to solve them.
18th Nov '15 8:31:22 AM paprgrl421
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It's listed as a trope on the page of the books, but not as an example here.
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* [=Heather Wells=], titular character of the ''Literature/TheHeatherWellsMysteries'' by author Meg Cabot, is a constant magnet for death and crime as an assistant residence hall director in what becomes colloquially known as "Death Dorm."
19th Jul '15 10:25:42 AM rafi
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* InvokedTrope with ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]''. The main character is a RealityWarper who unconsciously causes fictional plots to happen. Koizumi warns Kyon that if Haruhi were to want to be a detective, people would start dying around her. [[spoiler:Koizumi solves this problem by ''faking'' a murder]].

* InvokedTrope with ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy In ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'', Kujo seems to have quickly earned an in-story reputation for being cursed given how often he ends up being a witness to a murder in a short space of Haruhi Suzumiya]]''. The main character is a RealityWarper who unconsciously causes fictional plots to happen. Koizumi warns Kyon that if Haruhi were to want to be a detective, people would start dying around her. [[spoiler:Koizumi solves this problem by ''faking'' a murder]].time.

* In ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'', Kujo seems to have quickly earned an in-story reputation for being cursed given how often he ends up being a witness to a murder in a short space of time.
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* In ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'', Kujo seems InvokedTrope with ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]''. The main character is a RealityWarper who unconsciously causes fictional plots to have quickly earned an in-story reputation for being cursed given how often he ends up being a witness happen. Koizumi warns Kyon that if Haruhi were to want to be a murder in detective, people would start dying around her. [[spoiler:Koizumi solves this problem by ''faking'' a short space of time. murder]].

* In ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'', Kujo seems How many parties has [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] attended that ''haven't'' been relevant to have quickly earned an in-story reputation for being cursed given how often he ends up being the case or plot he's working on? ** About as many as he's attended that a witness supervillain [[BruceWayneHeldHostage just happen to a murder in a short space of time. rob that night]].

* How many parties has [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] attended that ''haven't'' been relevant to the case or plot he's working on? ** About as many as he's attended that a supervillain [[BruceWayneHeldHostage just happen to rob that night]].
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* How many parties has [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] attended that ''haven't'' been relevant to the case or plot he's working on? ** About as many as he's attended that a supervillain [[BruceWayneHeldHostage just happen to rob that night]].

* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' is by far the worst offender of this trope. To such an extent that one suspects that if Jessica hadn't traveled so much, Cabot Cove's population would have been about '''eight'''. There is no better explanation for the sheer number of murders the lead character encounters throughout the long run of the series than [[TheKillerInMe her involvement in all of them]]. Indeed, if Cabot Cove alone existed in real life and suffered that many murders, it would top the [=FBI's=] national crime statistics by several orders of magnitude, in fact, '''86 times''' that of the most murderous real city. [[note]]People have calculated that Cabot Cove has a murder rate of 86 per 1000; by comparison, the most murderous city in the world, Caracas, has a murder rate of 1.1 per 1000.[[/note]] ** Some years, more people were murdered on the show than were actually murdered in the entire state of Maine in the same period. ** Lampshaded in one episode when another character tells Jessica, "If murder were a disease, you'd be contagious." ** Lampshaded again by Sheriff Metzger, a former New York cop, who after a year as the sheriff of Cabot Cove, asks Jessica, "Just what the hell's wrong with this town?" ** Lampshaded again in an episode where Jessica is called as a witness in a ''Canadian'' murder trial. The defending counsel (played by PatrickMcGoohan) attempts to undermine her credibility as a witness by highlighting the alarming frequency with which Jessica and her relatives are embroiled in murder cases, eventually suggesting outright that the entire Fletcher clan is comprised of homicidal maniacs. ** Magazine/{{MAD}} Magazine parodies it with "Murder, She Hopes," in which Jessica is ''overjoyed'' every time she learns that a new murder has taken place. ** The UnfortunateImplications of this are illustrated in the article, "[[http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2011/09/25/suspected-serial-killer-jessica-fletcher-arrested-at-east-cork-home/ Suspected Serial Killer ‘Jessica Fletcher’ Arrested at East Cork Home]]", which implies that she's killed at least '''265''' people, which ought to label her a terrorist, and certifiably leave her in a straitjacket for the rest of her natural life.
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' is Lamented by far one of the worst offender five in the ''Series/TheComicStripPresents'' episode "Five Go Mad in Dorset". This greatly upsets one of this trope. To such an extent the others, who lives for their adventures. * Discussed in ''Literature/TheConditionsOfGreatDetectives'' when Banzo mentions that one suspects that if Jessica hadn't traveled so much, Cabot Cove's population would have been about '''eight'''. There is no better explanation for the sheer number at certain types outside of work murders the lead character encounters throughout the long run of the series than [[TheKillerInMe her involvement in all of them]]. Indeed, if Cabot Cove alone existed in real life will happen around either himself, Fujii or Tenkaichi. The moment Banzo and suffered that many murders, it would top the [=FBI's=] national crime statistics by several orders of magnitude, in fact, '''86 times''' that of the most murderous real city. [[note]]People have calculated that Cabot Cove has a murder rate of 86 per 1000; by comparison, the most murderous city in the world, Caracas, has a murder rate of 1.1 per 1000.[[/note]] ** Some years, more people were murdered on the show than were actually murdered in the entire state of Maine in the same period. ** Lampshaded in one episode when another character tells Jessica, "If murder were a disease, you'd be contagious." ** Lampshaded again by Sheriff Metzger, a former New York cop, who after a year as the sheriff of Cabot Cove, asks Jessica, "Just what the hell's wrong with this town?" ** Lampshaded again in an episode where Jessica is called as a witness in a ''Canadian'' murder trial. The defending counsel (played by PatrickMcGoohan) attempts to undermine her credibility as a witness by highlighting the alarming frequency with which Jessica and her relatives are embroiled in murder cases, eventually suggesting outright that the entire Fletcher clan is comprised of homicidal maniacs. ** Magazine/{{MAD}} Magazine parodies it with "Murder, She Hopes," in which Jessica is ''overjoyed'' every time she learns that a new murder Tenkaichi realise Fujii has taken place. ** The UnfortunateImplications of this are illustrated in time off to visit a hot springs, they rush over to her knowing somebody was going to die -- the article, "[[http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2011/09/25/suspected-serial-killer-jessica-fletcher-arrested-at-east-cork-home/ Suspected Serial Killer ‘Jessica Fletcher’ Arrested at East Cork Home]]", which implies that she's killed at least '''265''' people, which ought one woman Fujii had been talking to label her while she was there. * ''Series/DueSouth''. Despite being a terrorist, and certifiably leave her in a straitjacket for cop show, almost every episode has the rest of her natural life.heroes just stumbling onto a crime to solve in their civilian lives.

* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' ''Series/{{House}}'' is by far the worst offender of different from other [[MedicalDrama medical dramas]] in this trope. To such an extent that one suspects that if Jessica hadn't traveled so much, Cabot Cove's population would have been about '''eight'''. There is no better explanation for respect because most of the sheer number of murders cases brought before the lead titular character encounters throughout the long run are medical mysteries which appear to be unsolvable. And, yes, 90% of the series than [[TheKillerInMe her involvement them are located in all one section of them]]. Indeed, if Cabot Cove alone existed in real life and suffered that many murders, it would top the [=FBI's=] national crime statistics by several orders New Jersey. Of course, sometimes a mysterious case will be brought to House precisely because of magnitude, in fact, '''86 times''' that of his reputation for solving mysteries, but for the most murderous real city. [[note]]People have calculated that Cabot Cove has a murder rate of 86 per 1000; by comparison, the most murderous city in the world, Caracas, has a murder rate of 1.1 per 1000.[[/note]] ** Some years, more people were murdered on the show than were actually murdered in the entire state of Maine in the same period. ** Lampshaded in one episode when another character tells Jessica, "If murder were a disease, you'd be contagious." ** Lampshaded again by Sheriff Metzger, a former New York cop, who after a year as the sheriff of Cabot Cove, asks Jessica, "Just what the hell's wrong with part it falls squarely into this town?" ** Lampshaded again in an episode where Jessica is called as a witness in a ''Canadian'' murder trial. The defending counsel (played by PatrickMcGoohan) attempts to undermine her credibility as a witness by highlighting the alarming frequency with which Jessica and her relatives are embroiled in murder cases, eventually suggesting outright that the entire Fletcher clan is comprised of homicidal maniacs. ** Magazine/{{MAD}} Magazine parodies it with "Murder, She Hopes," in which Jessica is ''overjoyed'' every time she learns that a new murder has taken place. ** The UnfortunateImplications of this are illustrated in the article, "[[http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2011/09/25/suspected-serial-killer-jessica-fletcher-arrested-at-east-cork-home/ Suspected Serial Killer ‘Jessica Fletcher’ Arrested at East Cork Home]]", which implies that she's killed at least '''265''' people, which ought to label her a terrorist, and certifiably leave her in a straitjacket for the rest of her natural life.trope.

* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' is by far the worst offender of this trope. To such an extent that one suspects that if Jessica hadn't traveled so much, Cabot Cove's population would have been about '''eight'''. There is no better explanation for the sheer number of murders the lead character encounters throughout the long run of the series than [[TheKillerInMe her involvement in all of them]]. Indeed, if Cabot Cove alone existed in real life and suffered that many murders, it would top the [=FBI's=] national crime statistics by several orders of magnitude, in fact, '''86 times''' that of the most murderous real city. [[note]]People have calculated that Cabot Cove has a murder rate of 86 per 1000; by comparison, the most murderous city in the world, Caracas, has a murder rate of 1.1 per 1000.[[/note]] ** Some years, more people were murdered on the show than were actually murdered in the entire state of Maine in the same period. ** Lampshaded in one episode when another character tells Jessica, "If murder were a disease, you'd be contagious." ** Lampshaded again by Sheriff Metzger, a former New York cop, who after a year as the sheriff of Cabot Cove, asks Jessica, "Just what the hell's wrong with this town?" ** Lampshaded again in an episode where Jessica is called as a witness in a ''Canadian'' murder trial. The defending counsel (played by PatrickMcGoohan) attempts to undermine her credibility as a witness by highlighting the alarming frequency with which Jessica and her relatives are embroiled in murder cases, eventually suggesting outright that the entire Fletcher clan is comprised of homicidal maniacs. ** Magazine/{{MAD}} Magazine parodies it with "Murder, She Hopes," in which Jessica is ''overjoyed'' every time she learns that a new murder has taken place. ** The UnfortunateImplications of this are illustrated in the article, "[[http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2011/09/25/suspected-serial-killer-jessica-fletcher-arrested-at-east-cork-home/ Suspected Serial Killer ‘Jessica Fletcher’ Arrested at East Cork Home]]", which implies that she's killed at least '''265''' people, which ought to label her a terrorist, and certifiably leave her in a straitjacket for the rest of her natural life.

* Discussed in ''Literature/TheConditionsOfGreatDetectives'' when Banzo mentions that at certain types outside of work murders will happen around either himself, Fujii or Tenkaichi. The moment Banzo and Tenkaichi realise Fujii has taken time off to visit a hot springs, they rush over to her knowing somebody was going to die -- the one woman Fujii had been talking to while she was there.

* ''Series/DueSouth''. Despite being a cop show, almost every episode has the heroes just stumbling onto a crime to solve in their civilian lives. * Lamented by one of the five in the ''Series/TheComicStripPresents'' episode "Five Go Mad in Dorset". This greatly upsets one of the others, who lives for their adventures.

* ''Series/{{House}}'' is different from other [[MedicalDrama medical dramas]] in this respect because most of the cases brought before the titular character are medical mysteries which appear to be unsolvable. And, yes, 90% of them are located in one section of New Jersey. Of course, sometimes a mysterious case will be brought to House precisely because of his reputation for solving mysteries, but for the most part it falls squarely into this trope.
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* ''Series/{{House}}'' is different from other [[MedicalDrama medical dramas]] in this respect because most of the cases brought before the titular character are medical mysteries which appear to be unsolvable. And, yes, 90% of them are located in one section of New Jersey. Of course, sometimes a mysterious case will be brought to House precisely because of his reputation for solving mysteries, but for the most part it falls squarely into this trope.
19th Jul '15 10:08:36 AM nombretomado
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* Jennifer Mays and Gabe Webb from ''TheMazeAgency''. Granted, Jennifer is a private investigator and a number of the mysteries they deal with are cases she has been hired to investigate. But, even so, it seems they cannot go on vacation, attend a party, or (in the most extreme case) ''witness an execution'' without stumbling across a murder.
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* Jennifer Mays and Gabe Webb from ''TheMazeAgency''.''ComicBook/TheMazeAgency''. Granted, Jennifer is a private investigator and a number of the mysteries they deal with are cases she has been hired to investigate. But, even so, it seems they cannot go on vacation, attend a party, or (in the most extreme case) ''witness an execution'' without stumbling across a murder.
27th Apr '15 2:54:54 PM foxley
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* ''Creator/ElleryQueen''. This even gets {{lampshaded}} in the novella "Mum's the Word" when the chief of police comments that Ellery can't visit Wrightsville without a major crime taking place.
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* ''Creator/ElleryQueen''. This even gets {{lampshaded}} in the novella "Mum's "Mum is the Word" when the chief of police comments that Ellery can't visit Wrightsville without a major crime taking place.
25th Apr '15 12:22:25 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/ElleryQueen''. This even gets {{lampshaded}} in the novella "Mum's the Word" when the chief of police comments that Ellery can't visit Wrightsville without a major crime taking place.
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* ''Literature/ElleryQueen''.''Creator/ElleryQueen''. This even gets {{lampshaded}} in the novella "Mum's the Word" when the chief of police comments that Ellery can't visit Wrightsville without a major crime taking place.
25th Apr '15 12:20:07 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/ElleryQueen''. This even gets {{lampshaded}} in the novella "Mum's the Word" when the chief of police comments that Ellery can't visit Wrightsville without a major crime taking place.
2nd Apr '14 8:39:35 PM Discar
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[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]] * InvokedTrope with ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]''. The main character is a RealityWarper who unconsciously causes fictional plots to happen. One character warns another that if Haruhi were to want to be a detective; people would start dying around her.
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** ''Mr. Monk Goes to Germany'' and ''Mr. Monk is Miserable'': In the first one, Monk and Natalie stumble on a killing at a Lohr duplex while in Lohr to see Dr. Kroger. Monk determines that the dead body is just one of two victims, as the real victim is the owner of the duplex next door, whose body is missing. Then while Natalie is out walking in the woods, she comes upon the missing neighbor's body.
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** ''Mr. Monk Goes to Germany'' and ''Mr. Monk is Miserable'': In the first one, Monk and Natalie stumble on a killing at a Lohr duplex while in Lohr to see Dr. Kroger. Monk determines that the dead body is just one of two victims, as the real victim is the owner of the duplex next door, whose body is missing. Then while Natalie is out walking in the woods, she comes upon the missing neighbor's body.

** In the novel ''Mr. Monk on Patrol'', after Monk and Natalie are nearly incinerated in their sleep by an arsonist who torches their hotel room with a Molotov cocktail, Summit police officer Walter Woodlake tells Randy, "Chief, I thought these two were supposed to drive crime ''down'', not up."
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** In the novel ''Mr. Monk on Patrol'', after Monk and Natalie are nearly incinerated in their sleep by an arsonist who torches their hotel room with a Molotov cocktail, Summit police officer Walter Woodlake tells Randy, "Chief, I thought these two were supposed to drive crime ''down'', not up." "

* Rhys Bowen's Her Royal Spyness Series, Lady Georgiana, whether she's invited to a party or doing a favor for The Queen, "Georgie" will end up entangled in mystery, usually with a Dead Body or two.
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1st Apr '14 8:08:05 PM GreatLimmick
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* Brought up a few times in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series - every time Vimes goes somewhere, a crime is committed. Sybill is especially exacerbated with this tendency in ''Snuff''. The trope is also played with a little; Vimes might find a crime wherever he goes, but when he's somewhere else, ''less'' crime is being committed ''in'' Ankh-Morpork because of how frightened everyone is of what will happen when Vimes gets back. So he's a Mystery Magnet that actually takes the mysteries ''with'' him...
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* Brought up a few times in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series - every time Vimes goes somewhere, a crime is committed. Sybill is especially exacerbated exasperated with this tendency in ''Snuff''. The trope is also played with a little; Vimes might find a crime wherever he goes, but when he's somewhere else, ''less'' crime is being committed ''in'' Ankh-Morpork because of how frightened everyone is of what will happen when Vimes gets back. So he's a Mystery Magnet that actually takes the mysteries ''with'' him...
14th Mar '14 5:46:11 PM dmcreif
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* Literature/MissMarple? For an old lady who lived in a relatively small town, a lot of people seemed to be murdered near her. Hell, even when she went on vacation someone was murdered.
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* Old Literature/MissMarple? For an old lady who lived in a relatively small town, a lot of people seemed to be murdered near her. Hell, even when she went on vacation someone was murdered.

* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' illustrates the trope very well with the TV episodes. But the TieInNovel series by Lee Goldberg manages to crank it UpToEleven. It seems Adrian Monk and Natalie Teeger just can't go to any place outside San Francisco without people dropping dead like flies all around them. ** ''Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii'': Monk and Natalie go to Hawaii. Natalie is going to be maid of honor at her friend's wedding, and Monk chooses to go by BecomingTheMask with the medication Dioxynl because he doesn't want to be alone (although Natalie suspects Dr. Kroger put Monk up to it to avoid having to deal with him). When they get there, Monk first ruins Natalie's friend's wedding by exposing the groom as a bigamist. Then, while Monk and Natalie are walking, they stumble on an elderly woman who apparently was struck by a coconut while in a hot tub, but which Monk immediately declares is a murder. So, rather than have any chance at vacation, Monk and Natalie get drawn into lots more mysteries - the murder itself, a body turning up during a luau that turns out to be connected to the first murder, a rash of strange burglaries, getting one car stolen, and another car wrecked in a hit-and-run. And then there's TV medium Dylan Swift, whose reputation Monk seeks to ruin. Lampshaded though, in one conversation Monk and Natalie have with Lt. Ben Kealoha after they get their car wrecked:
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* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' illustrates the trope very well with the TV episodes. But the TieInNovel series by Lee Goldberg manages to crank it UpToEleven. It seems that Adrian Monk and Natalie Teeger just can't go to any place outside leave San Francisco without people dropping running into dead like flies all around them. bodies. ** ''Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii'': Monk and Natalie go to Hawaii. Natalie is going to be maid of honor at her friend's wedding, and Monk chooses to go by BecomingTheMask with the medication Dioxynl because he doesn't want to be alone (although Natalie suspects Dr. Kroger put Monk up to it to avoid having to deal with him). When they get there, Monk [[SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace first ruins Natalie's friend's wedding by exposing the groom as a bigamist.bigamist]]. Then, while Monk and Natalie are walking, they stumble on an elderly woman who apparently was struck by a coconut while in a hot tub, but which Monk immediately declares is a murder. So, rather than have any chance at vacation, Monk and Natalie get drawn into lots more mysteries - the murder itself, a body turning up during a luau that turns out to be connected to the first murder, a rash of strange burglaries, getting one car stolen, and another car wrecked in a hit-and-run. And then there's TV medium Dylan Swift, whose reputation who seems rather interested in Monk seeks to ruin.and Natalie and also has unusual interest into the murder. Lampshaded though, in one conversation Monk and Natalie have with Lt. Ben Kealoha after they get their car wrecked:

** ''Mr. Monk Goes to Germany'' and ''Mr. Monk is Miserable'': In the first one, Monk and Natalie stumble on a double killing at a Lohr duplex while in Lohr to see Dr. Kroger. ** ''Mr. Monk is Miserable'' is a big-timer. First, a passenger is killed on the flight Monk and Natalie take to Paris, which leads to this right after the man's death: -->''"It's [[AlwaysMurder always murder]]. Nobody dies of natural causes around Adrian Monk.'' -->''"And there's no point in arguing with him about it. When it comes to homicide, Monk is never wrong, no matter how outlandish or impossible his declaration may seem at the time. I'd gradually accepted that. But what I couldn't get used to was the body count everywhere we went. Pretty soon, I'd have to start carrying body bags around with me.'' -->''"It was so unfair. Monk had already solved two murders in Germany-didn't that count for anything? Hadn't he met his cosmic quota of homicides for this trip?"'' ** Later, they go to the catacombs of Paris (strange place to go), where the walls are lined with the bones of people condemned on the guillotine long ago. Monk finds a fresher skeleton and concludes it was dumped more recently. Naturally, Natalie is annoyed. But then, when Monk and Natalie go out to dinner at a blind restaurant (where you sit in total darkness), a woman sits down with them who says "I know what you found". Monk senses someone approaching them due to his heightened awareness (giving a CallBack to the episode "Mr. Monk Can't See a Thing"). There is a sigh, and a thud, and Monk tells Natalie that the woman in question has just been murdered. Natalie can't believe what Monk is saying, until one of the waitresses trips, prompting the house lights to be brought up, revealing that Monk was right - said woman has been stabbed and killed and the attacker is long gone. After the plane death, Natalie says she feels like she'll have to start carrying body bags around.
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** ''Mr. Monk Goes to Germany'' and ''Mr. Monk is Miserable'': In the first one, Monk and Natalie stumble on a double killing at a Lohr duplex while in Lohr to see Dr. Kroger. Monk determines that the dead body is just one of two victims, as the real victim is the owner of the duplex next door, whose body is missing. Then while Natalie is out walking in the woods, she comes upon the missing neighbor's body. ** ''Mr. Monk is Miserable'' is a big-timer. First, a passenger is killed on the flight Monk and Natalie take to Paris. Once in Paris, which leads to this right after the man's death: -->''"It's [[AlwaysMurder always murder]]. Nobody dies of natural causes around Adrian Monk.'' -->''"And there's no point in arguing with him about it. When it comes to homicide, Monk is never wrong, no matter how outlandish or impossible his declaration may seem at the time. I'd gradually accepted that. But what I couldn't get used to was the body count everywhere we went. Pretty soon, I'd have to start carrying body bags around with me.'' -->''"It was so unfair. Monk had already solved two murders in Germany-didn't that count for anything? Hadn't he met his cosmic quota of homicides for this trip?"'' ** Later, they go to visit the catacombs of Paris (strange place to go), where the walls are lined with the bones of people condemned on the guillotine long ago. Monk finds a fresher skeleton and concludes it was dumped more recently. Naturally, Natalie is annoyed. But then, when Monk and Natalie go out to dinner at a blind restaurant (where you sit in total darkness), a woman sits down with them who says "I know what you found". Monk senses someone approaching them due to his heightened awareness (giving a (a CallBack to the episode "Mr. Monk Can't See a Thing"). There is a sigh, and a thud, noise, and Monk tells Natalie that the woman in question has just been murdered. Natalie is naturally pissed, thinking Monk can't believe what Monk is saying, get the skeleton case off his back, until one of the waitresses trips, prompting the house lights to be brought up, revealing that Monk was right - said the woman sitting at their table has been stabbed and killed with Monk's steak knife and the attacker is long gone. After the plane death, Natalie says she feels like she'll have to start carrying body bags around.has fled.

** Magazine/{{MAD}} Magazine's parody of the series is named "Murder, She Hopes." Jessica is ''overjoyed'' every time she learns that a new murder has taken place. ** The UnfortunateImplications of this are illustrated in the article, "[[http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2011/09/25/suspected-serial-killer-jessica-fletcher-arrested-at-east-cork-home/ Suspected Serial Killer ‘Jessica Fletcher’ Arrested at East Cork Home]]", which implies that she's killed at least '''265''' people, which ought to label her a terrorist, and certifiably a psychopath.
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** Magazine/{{MAD}} Magazine's parody of the series is named Magazine parodies it with "Murder, She Hopes." Hopes," in which Jessica is ''overjoyed'' every time she learns that a new murder has taken place. ** The UnfortunateImplications of this are illustrated in the article, "[[http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2011/09/25/suspected-serial-killer-jessica-fletcher-arrested-at-east-cork-home/ Suspected Serial Killer ‘Jessica Fletcher’ Arrested at East Cork Home]]", which implies that she's killed at least '''265''' people, which ought to label her a terrorist, and certifiably leave her in a psychopath.straitjacket for the rest of her natural life.

*** Just to emphasise; the reason why Monk was in that cabin in the first place was because he was in '''''Witness Protection''''' for witnessing a ''completely'' unrelated homicide ''completely'' by chance. So basically, it's homicide-[[{{Inception}} ception]]. ** Lampshaded in "Mr. Monk and the Red Herring" when Monk notices that a skeleton on display at a museum is determined to have been a victim of homicide. Yes, no corpse that Monk has come across has died of a natural death (with a few rare exceptions). ** "Mr. Monk Goes to a Rock Concert": Monk and Natalie go to a rock concert (Monk accidentally having mistaken Captain Stottlemeyer's use of the phrase "rock show" for "geology museum") to help Captain Stottlemeyer search for his son Jared, who has ditched school. So Monk, looking for a payphone when he decides he wants out, accidentally walks into a port-a-potty. As he exits, Natalie finds him, and as they are walking away, a repairman forces open another port-a-potty door with a crowbar, causing the dead body of Trafalgar roadie Stork Murray to fall out in front of them. Then Monk and Natalie are roped by his girlfriend Kendra Frank into investigating the murder instead of looking for Jared, though Natalie seems perfectly okay with this.
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*** Just to emphasise; the reason why Monk was in that cabin in the first place was because he was in '''''Witness Protection''''' for witnessing a ''completely'' unrelated homicide ''completely'' by chance. So basically, it's homicide-[[{{Inception}} homicide[[{{Inception}} ception]]. ** Lampshaded in "Mr. Monk and the Red Herring" when Monk notices that a the skeleton of a caveman on display at a museum is determined to have been a victim of homicide. Yes, no corpse that Monk has come across has died of a natural death (with a few rare exceptions). exceptions). Even if they've been dead for ''30,000 years''. ** "Mr. Monk Goes to a Rock Concert": Monk and Natalie go to a rock concert (Monk accidentally having mistaken Captain Stottlemeyer's use of the phrase "rock show" for "geology museum") to help Captain Stottlemeyer search for his son Jared, who has ditched school. So Monk, looking for a payphone when he decides he wants out, accidentally walks into a port-a-potty. As he exits, Natalie finds him, and as they are walking away, a repairman forces open another port-a-potty door with a crowbar, causing they find the dead body of Trafalgar a roadie Stork Murray to fall out in front of them. Then named Greg "Stork" Murray. Monk and Natalie are subsequently roped by his Stork's girlfriend Kendra Frank into investigating the murder instead of looking for Jared, though Natalie seems perfectly okay with this.

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*** Just to emphasise; the reason why Monk was in that cabin in the first place was because he was in '''''Witness Protection''''' for witnessing a ''completely'' unrelated homicide ''completely'' by chance. So basically, it's homicide-[[{{Inception}} ception]]. ** Lampshaded in "Mr. Monk and the Red Herring" when Monk notices that a skeleton on display at a museum is determined to have been a victim of homicide. Yes, no corpse that Monk has come across has died of a natural death (with a few rare exceptions). ** "Mr. Monk Goes to a Rock Concert": Bumps His Head" - Monk and Natalie go to a rock concert (Monk accidentally having mistaken Captain Stottlemeyer's use of the phrase "rock show" for "geology museum") to help Captain Stottlemeyer search for his son Jared, who has ditched school. So Monk, looking for a payphone when he decides he wants out, accidentally walks into a port-a-potty. As he exits, Natalie finds him, gets knocked out and as they are walking away, wakes up in a repairman forces open another port-a-potty door little Wyoming town with a crowbar, causing amnesia. A waitress at the dead body of Trafalgar roadie Stork Murray diner he stops at to fall out in front of them. Then Monk and Natalie are roped by his girlfriend Kendra Frank into investigating the murder instead of looking for Jared, though Natalie seems perfectly okay with this.get some food then goes missing. He begins to suspect that it's murder.
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