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9th Sep '17 11:09:03 AM benda
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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' "The Problem of Thor Bridge". Villain sets up the evidence to frame her rival for murder, then figures out a way to shoot herself and hide the gun. Of course Holmes discovers the one subtle clue that gives the game away. Most probably a TropeMaker.

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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' "The Problem of Thor Bridge". Villain sets up the evidence to frame her rival for murder, then figures out a way to shoot herself and hide the gun. Of course Holmes discovers the one subtle clue that gives the game away. Most probably a TropeMaker.TropeCodifier.



* The Literature/FatherBrown stories use this twice, in [[spoiler:"The Three Tools of Death" and "The Strange Crime of John Boulnois"]]. In the first case, the fact that the death appeared to be murder was due to chance, but the second case had the more usual situation of the suicidal person deliberately trying to frame an enemy for murder.

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* The Literature/FatherBrown stories use this twice, in [[spoiler:"The "The Three Tools of Death" and "The Strange Crime of John Boulnois"]].Boulnois". In the first case, the fact that the death appeared to be murder was due to chance, but the second case had the more usual situation of the suicidal person deliberately trying to frame an enemy for murder. Most probably a TropeMaker.
4th Sep '17 3:21:26 AM benda
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* The insurance fraud version is used in Arthur Hailey's ''Film/{{Airport}}''.

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* The insurance fraud version is used in Arthur Hailey's ''Film/{{Airport}}''.''Film/{{Airport}}'' - however, here the culprit intends to blow up ''the whole plane he's flying in''.
4th Sep '17 1:53:16 AM LondonKdS
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* The Literature/FatherBrown stories use this twice, in [[spoiler:"The Three Tools of Death" and "The Strange Crime of John Boulnois"]]. In the first case, the fact that the death appeared to be murder was due to chance, but the second case had the more usual situation of the suicidal person deliberately trying to frame an enemy for murder.
6th Aug '17 4:10:58 PM JoeMerl
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6th Aug '17 4:10:07 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Implied}} in ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive.'' [[ItsAllAboutMe Kharisma]] and her fiance's uncle, [[CreepyUncle Avogadro]], don't like each other, but he issues a challenge out of boredom: he would change his will to make her his sole heir, then change it back on Thanksgiving. If she could kill him by then and get away with it, then his fortune would be hers. She tries repeatedly, but fails, only for him to die the night before Thanksgiving. It's never clear if it was suicide or just his terrible health, but either way, all the evidence from Kharisma's ''actual'' murder attempts point to her as the culprit. [[spoiler:She's convicted, and to add insult to injury, he lied about putting her in his will]].
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20th Jul '17 4:48:37 PM talltalltree
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* In ''Criminologist Himura and Mystery Writer Arisugawa'', a girl is believed to be the latest victim of a serial killer preying on women. It emerges that her brother is the killer; but has suffered spinal injuries and now needs to use a wheelchair. His sister realized that police would suspect him if the murders suddenly stopped, so made her suicide look like a murder in order to get him off the hook.
27th Jun '17 8:36:23 AM rjd1922
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* Happens in Case 3 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''. It isn't until the end of it that Phoenix concludes that Tahrust Inmee wasn't murdered -- he killed himself and framed Maya Fey. But not on a personal vendetta; he just wanted to cover a secret hideout of an organization he belonged t- ItMakesSenseInContext.
* [[spoiler:Sakura Oogami]]'s death in ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' turns out to have been a suicide; the victim had just admitted she was blackmailed into being TheMole, and she knew her continued presence was a ticking time bomb that would eventually get someone killed. So she locked herself in a room and drank some poison. Unfortunately for the player, Monokuma tampers with the suicide note, leading [[spoiler:Aoi Asahina]] to believe she did what she did out of despair and try to cover up the suicide to get everyone killed.

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* Happens in Case 3 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice''. It isn't until the end of it that Phoenix concludes that Tahrust Inmee wasn't murdered -- he killed himself and framed Maya Fey. But not on a personal vendetta; he just wanted to prevent his pregnant wife's previous AccidentalMurder from being discovered and cover a secret hideout of an organization he belonged t- to -- ItMakesSenseInContext.
* [[spoiler:Sakura Oogami]]'s Ogami]]'s death in ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' turns out to have been a suicide; the victim had just admitted she was blackmailed into being TheMole, and she knew her continued presence was a ticking time bomb that would eventually get someone killed. So she locked herself in a room and drank some poison. Unfortunately for the player, Monokuma tampers with the suicide note, leading [[spoiler:Aoi Asahina]] to believe she did what she did out of despair and try to cover up the suicide to get everyone killed.
23rd Jun '17 4:55:17 PM Lanes17B
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* Right before the end credits roll on [[VideoGame/MaxPayne Max Payne-3,]] a news report states that the BigBad was found hung in his jail cell, and though its speculated that he most likely killed himself out of grief for the hand he played in the game's event, it was mentioned that it was also probable that [[HeKnowsTooMuch he may have been killed to keep the truth from leaking out.]]
2nd Jun '17 9:16:01 PM JJHIL325
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* ''Series{{NCIS}}'': "[[Recap/NCISS13E19 Reasonable Doubt]]" has the wife and the mistress of a Navy journalist accuse each other of his murder. The problem is, Team Gibbs can't arrest either of them because no matter who they chose, there's enough ambiguity in the evidence to establish reasonable doubt that it could have been the other one. It turns out the the guy killed himself, and that the two women set up the ambiguous crime scene [[InsuranceFraud to collect and split the life insurance money as it wouldn't pay out on a suicide]].

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* ''Series{{NCIS}}'': ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': "[[Recap/NCISS13E19 Reasonable Doubt]]" has the wife and the mistress of a Navy journalist accuse each other of his murder. The problem is, Team Gibbs can't arrest either of them because no matter who they chose, there's enough ambiguity in the evidence to establish reasonable doubt that it could have been the other one.one, making it impossible for a jury to convict. It turns out the the guy killed himself, and that the two women set up the ambiguous crime scene [[InsuranceFraud to collect and split the life insurance money as it wouldn't pay out on a suicide]].
2nd Jun '17 9:13:33 PM JJHIL325
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* ''Series{{NCIS}}'':
** In " " it turns out that the commander had shot himself because his . His friends, who found him first, made it look like a murder because they didn't want his memory to be tainted with how he died.
** "[[Recap/NCISS13E19 Reasonable Doubt]]" has the wife and mistress of a Navy journalist accuse each other of his murder. The problem is, Team Gibbs can't arrest either of them because no matter who they chose, there's enough ambiguity in the evidence to establish reasonable doubt that it could have been the other one. It turns out the the guy killed himself, and that the two women set up the ambiguous crime scene [[InsuranceFraud to collect and split the life insurance money as it wouldn't pay out on a suicide]].

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* ''Series{{NCIS}}'':
** In " " it turns out that the commander had shot himself because his . His friends, who found him first, made it look like a murder because they didn't want his memory to be tainted with how he died.
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''Series{{NCIS}}'': "[[Recap/NCISS13E19 Reasonable Doubt]]" has the wife and the mistress of a Navy journalist accuse each other of his murder. The problem is, Team Gibbs can't arrest either of them because no matter who they chose, there's enough ambiguity in the evidence to establish reasonable doubt that it could have been the other one. It turns out the the guy killed himself, and that the two women set up the ambiguous crime scene [[InsuranceFraud to collect and split the life insurance money as it wouldn't pay out on a suicide]].
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