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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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30th Apr '16 9:36:14 AM Willbyr
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* A rich socialite in ''FrankenFran'' pulls this when her father intends to remarry. Fran, being the weirdo she is, sees right through it--and reanimates the schemer so she can confess.
* ''Golgo13: The Professional'' has a weird version of this. The film starts with a powerful man's son being killed by Golgo 13. At the end, we learn that the son had hired Golgo to kill him - he felt he could never live up to his father's expectations, but was too squeamish to kill himself.

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* A rich socialite in ''FrankenFran'' ''Manga/FrankenFran'' pulls this when her father intends to remarry. Fran, being the weirdo she is, sees right through it--and reanimates the schemer so she can confess.
* ''Golgo13: ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}: The Professional'' has a weird version of this. The film starts with a powerful man's son being killed by Golgo 13. At the end, we learn that the son had hired Golgo to kill him - he felt he could never live up to his father's expectations, but was too squeamish to kill himself.
23rd Apr '16 9:23:08 PM foxley
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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': Happens in [[spoiler:"The Hangman's Demise"]]. The VictimOfThe Week commits suicide in a manner designed to look like murder, and leaves evidence framing one of his friends. Overlaps with FramingTheGuiltyParty, because the reason he did it was that he had learned his friend and committed a murder years ago and gotten away with it. By making him out to have committed this murder, he was attempting to ensure the friend would still go to the gallows.

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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': Happens in [[spoiler:"The "The Hangman's Demise"]]. Demise". The VictimOfThe Week VictimOfTheWeek commits suicide in a manner designed to look like murder, and leaves evidence framing one of his friends. Overlaps with FramingTheGuiltyParty, because the reason he did it was that he had learned his friend and had committed a murder years ago and gotten away with it. By making him out to have committed this murder, he was attempting to ensure the friend would still go to the gallows.
23rd Apr '16 9:17:47 PM foxley
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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': Happens in [[spoiler:"The Hangman's Demise"]]. The VictimOfThe Week commits suicide in a manner designed to look like murder, and leaves evidence framing one of his friends. Overlaps with FramingTheGuiltyParty, because the reason he did it was that he had learned his friend and committed a murder years ago and gotten away with it. By making him out to have committed this murder, he was attempting to ensure the friend would still go to the gallows.
14th Apr '16 3:04:12 AM shamblingdead2
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* Happens in ''Film/{{Narc}}'', similar to the insurance examples below.
27th Mar '16 8:18:59 PM nombretomado
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* Used in several soap operas, particularly on ''{{Guiding Light}}''. Devastated when husband Josh leaves her to reunite with ex Reva, Annie suffers a miscarriage. However, the baby remains in her womb. At a party, Annie lured Reva to the top of a steep staircase, provoked her into an argument, then made it appear as though Reva had shoved her down the stairs. Reva was charged with manslaughter for the death of the baby, until it was proven that the baby had died long before Annie fell down the stairs.
* This appears to be the fate of [[spoiler: Vera Bates]] in ''DowntonAbbey'', though as of the end of the second season we haven't learned precisely what happened

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* Used in several soap operas, particularly on ''{{Guiding Light}}''.''Series/GuidingLight''. Devastated when husband Josh leaves her to reunite with ex Reva, Annie suffers a miscarriage. However, the baby remains in her womb. At a party, Annie lured Reva to the top of a steep staircase, provoked her into an argument, then made it appear as though Reva had shoved her down the stairs. Reva was charged with manslaughter for the death of the baby, until it was proven that the baby had died long before Annie fell down the stairs.
* This appears to be the fate of [[spoiler: Vera Bates]] in ''DowntonAbbey'', ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', though as of the end of the second season we haven't learned precisely what happened



* A woman faking her own murder got the plot rolling in the ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' episode "On The Line", loosley based on the Conan Doyle Thor Bridge story. The audience saw her go through with it in the cold open, including a 911 call where she identifies an old enemy of hers as her "assailant". Sherlock figures it out pretty quickly, but soon regrets exposing the plot, because [[spoiler:the man she framed was a sadistic serial killer]].

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* A woman faking her own murder got the plot rolling in the ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' episode "On The Line", loosley loosely based on the Conan Doyle Thor Bridge story. The audience saw her go through with it in the cold open, including a 911 call where she identifies an old enemy of hers as her "assailant". Sherlock figures it out pretty quickly, but soon regrets exposing the plot, because [[spoiler:the man she framed was a sadistic serial killer]].
19th Mar '16 2:07:29 AM Hossmeister
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13th Feb '16 11:31:16 PM LordInsane
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**In another episode, it ''looks'' like this when it a while into the episode turns out to be suicide made to look like a robbery gone wrong so the insurance pays out. There's one more twist left to be played, however... [[spoiler: the victim had been manipulated into committing suicide by his doctor, who had gone so far as to lie the victim had a terminal illness.]]
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