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16th Feb '18 3:57:36 PM eroock
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--->--'''Natalie Teeger''', ''Mr. Series/{{Monk}} Goes to Hawaii''

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--->--'''Natalie -->-- '''Natalie Teeger''', ''Mr. Series/{{Monk}} Goes to Hawaii''
15th Dec '17 4:47:48 PM animenutcase
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--'''Megure:''' I should just let it drop. It's becoming silly.

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--'''Megure:''' -->'''Megure:''' I should just let it drop. It's becoming silly.
15th Dec '17 4:47:33 PM animenutcase
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** Occasionally {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, at least in the Manga. The police inspector, Megure, upon realizing that Detective Moore/Mori just ''happened'' to be near when the crime occurred, has a tendency to raise his eyebrow and vocalize his incredulity. Sadly, he never seems to follow up on this.

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** Occasionally {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, at least in the Manga. The police inspector, Megure, upon realizing that Detective Moore/Mori just ''happened'' to be near when the crime occurred, has a tendency to raise his eyebrow and vocalize his incredulity. Sadly, he never seems to follow up on this. In fact, he later lampshades the LampshadeHanging.
--'''Megure:''' I should just let it drop. It's becoming silly.
25th Sep '17 5:53:04 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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A '''Mystery Magnet''' attracts mysteries, usually murders, with the occasional case of kidnapping, extortion and fraud for variety. Wherever they go, people drop dead at their feet, often with a cryptic dying message. This behaviour isn't planned by anyone -- there is no killer stalking the magnet, nor is the magnet responsible for the deaths -- it's just pure coincidence.

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A '''Mystery Magnet''' Mystery Magnet attracts mysteries, usually murders, with the occasional case of kidnapping, extortion and fraud for variety. Wherever they go, people drop dead at their feet, often with a cryptic dying message. This behaviour isn't planned by anyone -- there is no killer stalking the magnet, nor is the magnet responsible for the deaths -- it's just pure coincidence.
16th Sep '17 9:56:35 AM Malady
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* BernieRhodenbarr can't go anywhere or [[GentlemanThief steal anything]] without stumbling across a murder. Sometimes this is justified by Bernie trying to steal the {{MacGuffin}} other characters are killing each other over. Other times, there's no reason at all.

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* BernieRhodenbarr ''Literature/BernieRhodenbarr'': The titular character can't go anywhere or [[GentlemanThief steal anything]] without stumbling across a murder. Sometimes this is justified by Bernie trying to steal the {{MacGuffin}} other characters are killing each other over. Other times, there's no reason at all.



* Literature/TheBoxcarChildren trip over mysteries on all of the vacations that they take during their [[ComicBookTime apparently endless summer vacation]].

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* Literature/TheBoxcarChildren ''Literature/TheBoxcarChildren'': The titular group trip over mysteries on all of the vacations that they take during their [[ComicBookTime apparently endless summer vacation]].
26th Jun '17 7:55:01 PM MichaelKatsuro
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* ''Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles''. While Kindachi is occasionally recruited by the police to look into cases, it seems that the guy can't even go on a field trip without stumbling across some intricate plot to avenge the slight/death of a crazed person's loved one.

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* ''Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles''. While Kindachi is occasionally recruited by the police to look into cases, it seems that the guy can't even go on a field trip without stumbling across some intricate plot to avenge the slight/death of a crazed person's loved one. Amusingly enough, when he does get suspected of committing a murder in "Kindaichi the Killer," the police suspect that he also was the real killer in all those cases he previously solved and that his clever deductions were there to cover up his guilt.
31st May '17 5:08:32 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Series/Matlock'': Matlock is a defense attorney specializing in murder cases, so ''most of the time'' its natural the murderer will contact him. However, sometimes it seems Matlock can't go anywhere without stumbling over a corpse . . . independent of his practice of law.

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* ''Series/Matlock'': ''Series/{{Matlock}}'': Matlock is a defense attorney specializing in murder cases, so ''most of the time'' its natural the murderer will contact him. However, sometimes it seems Matlock can't go anywhere without stumbling over a corpse . . . independent of his practice of law.



** Another time, Matlock attends a wedding. He witnesses a murder from his hotel room. Because of his obvious conflict-of-interest, Leanne represents the accused murderer.

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** Another time, Matlock attends a wedding. He witnesses a murder from his hotel room.room window. Because of his obvious conflict-of-interest, Leanne represents the accused murderer.
31st May '17 5:07:42 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Series/Matlock'': Matlock is a defense attorney specializing in murder cases, so ''most of the time'' its natural the murderer will contact him. However, sometimes it seems Matlock can't go anywhere without stumbling over a corpse . . . independent of his practice of law.
** Virtually any time Matlock goes on vacation. Matlock goes to his home town to attend a family reunion? Matlock ends up defending an accused murderer in court. Matlock goes on vacation at a seaside resort? Matlock ends up defending an accused murderer in court. ''This actually happens twice.''
** Another time, Matlock attends a wedding. He witnesses a murder from his hotel room. Because of his obvious conflict-of-interest, Leanne represents the accused murderer.
** Matlock gives a talks to a group of undergraduates in a law club. One of them is murdered immediately thereafter.
** Matlock conducts his ''church choir''. A member of the choir is murdered, another is wrongly accused.
20th Jan '17 12:05:47 AM JakesBrain
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** In the first chapter of ''Literature/ThreeActTragedy'' some of the characters actually discuss the trope. They remark that one man may travel all over the world and experience absolutely nothing bizarre, while another may live in a London suburb and yet [[WeirdnessMagnet find himself caught up in all sorts of intrigues]]: "In the same way, men like your Hercule Poirot don't have to look for crime; it comes to them."
11th Jan '17 7:14:10 PM nombretomado
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* LordPeterWimsey thinks this has happened to him at one point in ''Gaudy Night''. He is rowing down the river with the female lead, Harriet Vane, when noxious smells bubble up out of the water. "Honestly, Harriet, it's indecent, the way corpses follow me about!" Fortunately, it happens to be just a local spot of water pollution.

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* LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey thinks this has happened to him at one point in ''Gaudy Night''. He is rowing down the river with the female lead, Harriet Vane, when noxious smells bubble up out of the water. "Honestly, Harriet, it's indecent, the way corpses follow me about!" Fortunately, it happens to be just a local spot of water pollution.
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