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3rd Aug '16 10:54:56 PM PaulA
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* Leif G.W. Persson's [[Series/{{Backstrom}} novel]] ''The Story of a Crime (Mellan sommarens längtan och vinterns köld)'', and its TV adaptation ''En Pilgrims Död'', concern the assassination of a Swedish Prime Minister only known as "Pilgrim". But when clues in the narrative are decoded, it can only be referring to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Olof_Palme#Police_conspiracy still-unsolved murder of Olaf Palme]] in 1986. Persson uses the novel to advance his theory that the murder was an inside job by far-right groupings in the Swedish police and security services.

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* Leif G.W. Persson's [[Series/{{Backstrom}} novel]] ''Literature/{{Backstrom}}'' novel ''The Story of a Crime (Mellan sommarens längtan och vinterns köld)'', and its TV adaptation ''En Pilgrims Död'', concern the assassination of a Swedish Prime Minister only known as "Pilgrim". But when clues in the narrative are decoded, it can only be referring to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Olof_Palme#Police_conspiracy still-unsolved murder of Olaf Palme]] in 1986. Persson uses the novel to advance his theory that the murder was an inside job by far-right groupings in the Swedish police and security services.
27th Jul '16 8:19:22 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Series/AbsolutelyFabulous''

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* Parodied in one of Frank Muir's monologues on ''My Word!'', where he explains he's going to call a character Lafcadio Quilp to protect his anonymity, before adding "His mother is the dreadful Mrs Snaith who runs the school dinners at a Staines educational establishment, I have met her son Ron a few times."
19th Jul '16 5:36:13 AM AgProv
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* Leif G.W. Persson's novel ''The Story of a Crime (Mellan sommarens längtan och vinterns köld)'', and its TV adaptation ''En Pilgrims Död'', concern the assassination of a Swedish Prime Minister only known as "Pilgrim". But when clues in the narrative are decoded, it can only be referring to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Olof_Palme#Police_conspiracy still-unsolved murder of Olaf Palme]] in 1986. Persson uses the novel to advance his theory that the murder was an inside job by far-right groupings in the Swedish police and security services.

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* Leif G.W. Persson's novel [[Series/{{Backstrom}} novel]] ''The Story of a Crime (Mellan sommarens längtan och vinterns köld)'', and its TV adaptation ''En Pilgrims Död'', concern the assassination of a Swedish Prime Minister only known as "Pilgrim". But when clues in the narrative are decoded, it can only be referring to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Olof_Palme#Police_conspiracy still-unsolved murder of Olaf Palme]] in 1986. Persson uses the novel to advance his theory that the murder was an inside job by far-right groupings in the Swedish police and security services.
19th Jul '16 5:29:07 AM AgProv
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* Leif G.W. Persson's novel ''The Story of a Crime (Mellan sommarens längtan och vinterns köld)'', and its TV adaptation ''En Pilgrims Död'', concern the assassination of a Swedish Prime minister only known as "Pilgrim". But when clues in the narrative are decoded, it can only be rferring to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Olof_Palme#Police_conspiracy still-unsolved murder of Olaf Palme]] in 1986. Persson uses the novel to advance his theory that the murder was an inside job by far-right groupings in the Swedish police and security services.

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* Leif G.W. Persson's novel ''The Story of a Crime (Mellan sommarens längtan och vinterns köld)'', and its TV adaptation ''En Pilgrims Död'', concern the assassination of a Swedish Prime minister Minister only known as "Pilgrim". But when clues in the narrative are decoded, it can only be rferring referring to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Olof_Palme#Police_conspiracy still-unsolved murder of Olaf Palme]] in 1986. Persson uses the novel to advance his theory that the murder was an inside job by far-right groupings in the Swedish police and security services.
19th Jul '16 5:27:10 AM AgProv
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* Leif G.W. Persson's novel ''The Story of a Crime (Mellan sommarens längtan och vinterns köld)'', and its TV adaptation ''En Pilgrims Död'', concern the assassination of a Swedish Prime minister only known as "Pilgrim". But when clues in the narrative are decoded, it can only be rferring to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Olof_Palme#Police_conspiracy still-unsolved murder of Olaf Palme]] in 1986. Persson uses the novel to advance his theory that the murder was an inside job by far-right groupings in the Swedish police and security services.
15th Jul '16 2:56:42 AM YoruFeisu
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The name is pronounced "Ro-''mahn'' ah ''clay''." It's French for, roughly, "novel with a key" (read: decoder ring). As seen [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_a_clef here]] on TheOtherWiki, sometimes the key to who the names were supposed to be would be published and in circulation. It has nothing at all to do with [[IncrediblyLamePun unusual Italian musical notation]] or [[Wiki/SCPFoundation Dr. Alto Clef]].

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The name is pronounced "Ro-''mahn'' ah ''clay''.''cleff''." It's French for, roughly, "novel with a key" (read: decoder ring). As seen [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_a_clef here]] on TheOtherWiki, sometimes the key to who the names were supposed to be would be published and in circulation. It has nothing at all to do with [[IncrediblyLamePun unusual Italian musical notation]] or [[Wiki/SCPFoundation Dr. Alto Clef]].
6th Jul '16 12:14:30 AM freesefan
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* ''Literature/DarknessAtNoon'' borders on this: Rubashov is obviously a fictional character, though the author's note explains that his life is "a synthesis of the lives of a number of men who were victims of the so-called Moscow Trials." The novel bears the stamp of this genre most definitely in its refusal to name countries, though their identities are utterly obvious.

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* ''Literature/DarknessAtNoon'' borders on this: Rubashov ''Literature/TheGirls'' is obviously a fictional character, though story about a 14-year-old girl in 1969 who falls into a hippie cult led by an ex-con named Russell. It is an obvious story about UsefulNotes/CharlesManson and the author's note explains that his life is "a synthesis Manson Family. The names are changed and a few details of the lives of murders are tweaked (in the book they take place in Marin County rather than Los Angeles) but the parallels are clear. Evie mentions that she was briefly mentioned in a number of men who were victims book about the murders written by a poet--in RealLife poet Ed Sanders wrote ''The Family'' in 1971. Evie's grandmother was a famous actress--in RealLife Creator/AngelaLansbury's daughter was a member of the so-called Moscow Trials." The novel bears the stamp of this genre most definitely in its refusal to name countries, though their identities are utterly obvious.Manson Family for a little while.
17th Jun '16 1:45:53 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'' by OscarWilde is often called a ''roman à clef''. However, in this case the "key" is not that it's based on specific people, but that [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar it's about homosexuality]].

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* ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'' by OscarWilde Creator/OscarWilde is often called a ''roman à clef''. However, in this case the "key" is not that it's based on specific people, but that [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar it's about homosexuality]].
13th Jun '16 7:20:47 PM PaulA
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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt" was in fact an account of the real-life murder of Mary Rogers, written and published while the crime was still in the newspapers and unsolved. In it Poe's detective Dupin learns of the crime solely from newspaper reports and presents his theory of how it was committed - which in fact is exactly what Poe himself did in writing the story.

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* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt" "Literature/TheMysteryOfMarieRoget" was in fact an account of the real-life murder of Mary Rogers, written and published while the crime was still in the newspapers and unsolved. In it Poe's detective Dupin Literature/CAugusteDupin learns of the crime solely from newspaper reports and presents his theory of how it was committed - -- which in fact is exactly what Poe himself did in writing the story.
11th Apr '16 10:52:47 AM aye_amber
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* Many HaroldRobbins novels qualify, most notably ''The Carpetbaggers'' (inspired, in part, by HowardHughes) and ''Where Love Has Gone'' (based on the Lana Turner/Joey Stompanato scandal).

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* Many HaroldRobbins Creator/HaroldRobbins novels qualify, most notably ''The Carpetbaggers'' (inspired, in part, by HowardHughes) Creator/HowardHughes) and ''Where Love Has Gone'' (based on the Lana Turner/Joey Turner / Joey Stompanato scandal).



* ''Junky'', or depending on the version ''Junkie'', by WilliamSBurroughs is essentially an account of his life as a drug addict and dealer, but with the names changed, though he didn't much bother with his own, changing it to William Lee, which he also used as an author pseudonym for this book.

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* ''Junky'', or depending on the version ''Junkie'', by WilliamSBurroughs Creator/WilliamSBurroughs is essentially an account of his life as a drug addict and dealer, but with the names changed, though he didn't much bother with his own, changing it to William Lee, which he also used as an author pseudonym for this book.
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