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17th Oct '16 9:04:19 PM RevDave
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->''"There are two kinds of folks who sit around thinking about how to kill people: psychopaths and mystery writers. I'm the kind that pays better."''
-->--'''[[Series/{{Castle}} Richard Castle]]'''
15th Oct '16 3:01:47 PM DaibhidC
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* Parodied in ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'', when Satan summons the spirits of Creator/ArthurConanDoyle and Creator/AgathaChristie to solve Edith's murder, but they turn out to be completely useless. Dame Agatha suggests her own plots, regardless of their relevance, and Sir Arthur keeps going on about ghosts and fairies.
-->'''Agatha''': I'm sorry, but I'm doing my best here. Usually I know who the killer is before I start out.
16th Sep '16 1:31:29 AM PaulA
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* In [[Creator/JohnDicksonCarr Carter Dickson]]'s ''And So To Murder'', William Cartwright is a detective novelist hired to work for a film studio, only to find some unknown person is trying to use his plots as actual murder methods.

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* In [[Creator/JohnDicksonCarr Carter Dickson]]'s Literature/SirHenryMerrivale novel ''And So To Murder'', William Cartwright is a detective novelist hired to work for a film studio, only to find some unknown person is trying to use his plots as actual murder methods. methods.
16th Aug '16 3:33:58 PM john_e
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* In [[Creator/JohnDicksonCarr Carter Dickson]]'s ''And So To Murder'', William Cartwright is a detective novelist hired to work for a film studio, only to find some unknown person is trying to use his plots as actual murder methods.
19th Jul '16 10:20:06 PM Adept
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* AuthorAvatar Ariadne Oliver from various Creator/AgathaChristie novels

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* AuthorAvatar Ariadne Oliver from various Creator/AgathaChristie novelsOliver, a [[AuthorAvatar self-insert parody]] of Creator/AgathaChristie, is a mystery crime writer who occasionally gets involved with real murders.



* Maxwell Beckett ([[Series/TheEqualizer Edward Woodward]]) in ''OverMyDeadBody''

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* Maxwell Beckett ([[Series/TheEqualizer Edward Woodward]]) in ''OverMyDeadBody''''Series/OverMyDeadBody''
13th Jul '16 4:52:53 PM foxley
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%%* ''The Snoop Sisters''

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%%* ''The Snoop Sisters''* ''Series/TheSnoopSisters'' aired monthly as part of the WheelProgram ''NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie''. In it, A spinster and her widowed sister, who are both mystery writers solved crimes.
13th Jul '16 7:39:30 AM rafi
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* Jessica Fletcher from ''Series/MurderSheWrote''
* ''Series/{{Castle}}''
* ''TheSnoopSisters''

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* Jessica Fletcher from ''Series/MurderSheWrote''
''Series/MurderSheWrote'' is the classic example.
* ''Series/{{Castle}}''
* ''TheSnoopSisters''
''Series/{{Castle}}'' has the famous mystery novelist Richard Castle who work with Detective Kate Beckett (Katic) of the NYPD using his knowledge of criminal methodology to solve real crimes.
%%* ''The Snoop Sisters''
19th May '16 5:08:31 PM nombretomado
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* Jessica Fletcher from ''MurderSheWrote''

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* Jessica Fletcher from ''MurderSheWrote''''Series/MurderSheWrote''
7th May '16 10:21:06 PM DoctorCooper
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* A Real Life partial example might be Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. From The Other Wiki: "Conan Doyle was also a fervent advocate of justice and personally investigated two closed cases, which led to two men being exonerated of the crimes of which they were accused." See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Conan_Doyle#Correcting_injustice here]].

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* A Real Life partial example might be Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.Creator/ArthurConanDoyle. From The Other Wiki: "Conan Doyle was also a fervent advocate of justice and personally investigated two closed cases, which led to two men being exonerated of the crimes of which they were accused." See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Conan_Doyle#Correcting_injustice here]].
19th Jul '15 4:13:22 PM foxley
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* The leads from ''Kamen Tantei'' kind of subvert this. Yes, they're mystery writers who investigate mysteries. But the female lead, especially, is a "fairplay" mystery writer living in a world where ghosts, psychic powers, "all a dream" endings and fictional characters come to life (including the title character) make it impossible to use logic and common sense to actually solve mysteries.

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* The leads from ''Kamen Tantei'' ''Manga/KamenTantei'' kind of subvert this. Yes, they're mystery writers who investigate mysteries. But the female lead, especially, is a "fairplay" mystery writer living in a world where ghosts, psychic powers, "all a dream" endings and fictional characters come to life (including the title character) make it impossible to use logic and common sense to actually solve mysteries.
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