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13th Aug '16 3:16:35 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheCoroner'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "The Fisherman's Tale" is revealed to have actually hired the sniper who killed him.

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The VictimOfTheWeek in "The Fisherman's Tale" is revealed to have actually hired the sniper who killed him.him.
** A suicide is made to look like murder so the family will not lose the life insurance payout in [[spoiler:"Napoleon's Violin"]].
9th Aug '16 12:02:39 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "[[spoiler:Trails and Tribulations]]", the VictimOfTheWeek actually committed suicide, but his wife covered it up and attempted to make it look like murder.
29th Jul '16 7:14:44 PM Adept
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** A variation in ''Murder at the Mews'': The suicide had been without second intentions, but a friend of the deceased planted fake evidence to make it seem like it was a murder committed by the person who, in fact, had driven her friend to suicide with his blackmailing.

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** A variation in ''Murder at the Mews'': The suicide had been without second intentions, but a friend of the deceased planted fake evidence to make it seem like it was a murder committed by the person who, in fact, who had driven her friend to suicide with his blackmailing.
21st Jul '16 9:10:39 PM MsChibi
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In shows when it is AlwaysMurder and NeverSuicide this can crop up as the rare exception. Can also cover instances where you hire an assassin to kill yourself. Sometimes the idea isn't to frame someone in particular, just to cover up the suicide as part of an InsuranceFraud, since death-by-suicide usually isn't covered. It may also be used to cover up HonorRelatedAbuse. Occasionally a suicide will be covered up by a second party who wants to protect the deceased's reputation. Exists at the intersection of WoundedGazelleGambit and MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning. Sometimes, but not always, a sub-trope of ThanatosGambit. The character may be pulling off this trope in order to avoid the [[SuicideIsShameful stigmatization of suicide.]]

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In shows when it is AlwaysMurder and NeverSuicide this can crop up as the rare exception. Can also cover instances where you hire an assassin to kill yourself. Sometimes the idea isn't to frame someone in particular, just to cover up the suicide as part of an InsuranceFraud, since death-by-suicide usually isn't covered. It may also be used to cover up HonorRelatedAbuse. Occasionally a suicide will be covered up by a second party who wants to protect the deceased's reputation. Exists at the intersection of WoundedGazelleGambit and MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning. Sometimes, but not always, a sub-trope of ThanatosGambit. The character may be pulling off this trope in order to avoid the [[SuicideIsShameful stigmatization of suicide.]]
21st Jul '16 9:09:20 PM MsChibi
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In shows when it is AlwaysMurder and NeverSuicide this can crop up as the rare exception. Can also cover instances where you hire an assassin to kill yourself. Sometimes the idea isn't to frame someone in particular, just to cover up the suicide as part of an InsuranceFraud, since death-by-suicide usually isn't covered. Occasionally a suicide will be covered up by a second party who wants to protect the deceased's reputation. Exists at the intersection of WoundedGazelleGambit and MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning. Sometimes, but not always, a sub-trope of ThanatosGambit. The character may be pulling off this trope in order to avoid the [[SuicideIsShameful stigmatization of suicide.]]

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In shows when it is AlwaysMurder and NeverSuicide this can crop up as the rare exception. Can also cover instances where you hire an assassin to kill yourself. Sometimes the idea isn't to frame someone in particular, just to cover up the suicide as part of an InsuranceFraud, since death-by-suicide usually isn't covered. It may also be used to cover up HonorRelatedAbuse. Occasionally a suicide will be covered up by a second party who wants to protect the deceased's reputation. Exists at the intersection of WoundedGazelleGambit and MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning. Sometimes, but not always, a sub-trope of ThanatosGambit. The character may be pulling off this trope in order to avoid the [[SuicideIsShameful stigmatization of suicide.]]
16th Jul '16 3:56:09 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheCoroner'': The VictimOfTheWeek in "The Fisherman's Tale" is revealed to have actually hired the sniper who killed him.
29th Jun '16 4:23:55 AM Morgenthaler
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19th May '16 8:21:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* A variation in Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Murder at the Mews'': The suicide had been without second intentions, but a friend of the deceased planted fake evidence to make it seem like it was a murder committed by the person who, in fact, had driven her friend to suicide with his blackmailing.

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A variation in Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Murder at the Mews'': The suicide had been without second intentions, but a friend of the deceased planted fake evidence to make it seem like it was a murder committed by the person who, in fact, had driven her friend to suicide with his blackmailing.
19th May '16 8:17:15 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''AndThenThereWereNone'', the killer [[spoiler: fakes his own murder]] and then [[spoiler: commits suicide in such a way as to match the details of his 'murder']].

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** In ''AndThenThereWereNone'', ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', the killer [[spoiler: fakes his own murder]] and then [[spoiler: commits suicide in such a way as to match the details of his 'murder']].



* In one of Robert B. Parker's {{Spenser}} novels, [[spoiler: ''Widow's Walk'']], a wife covers up her husband's suicide by making it look like murder so she could collect the insurance. [[TooDumbToLive Not being the sharpest knife in the drawer]], it didn't occur to her who the police would consider the prime suspect...

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* In one of Robert B. Parker's {{Spenser}} Literature/{{Spenser}} novels, [[spoiler: ''Widow's Walk'']], a wife covers up her husband's suicide by making it look like murder so she could collect the insurance. [[TooDumbToLive Not being the sharpest knife in the drawer]], it didn't occur to her who the police would consider the prime suspect...



* One of ''TheCatWho'' books has one of the people involved in a murder plot send Qwill a letter describing the plot and saying that she fears her partners will try to kill her and make it look like an accident or a suicide. Actually it was a genuine suicide. [[spoiler: She killed herself because her brother [[BrotherSisterIncest rejected her]] [[WomanScorned to marry another woman]], and the letter was her way of getting revenge on him.]]

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* One of ''TheCatWho'' ''Literature/TheCatWho'' books has one of the people involved in a murder plot send Qwill a letter describing the plot and saying that she fears her partners will try to kill her and make it look like an accident or a suicide. Actually it was a genuine suicide. [[spoiler: She killed herself because her brother [[BrotherSisterIncest rejected her]] [[WomanScorned to marry another woman]], and the letter was her way of getting revenge on him.]]
30th Apr '16 2:32:52 PM HeraldAlberich
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