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30th Jul '17 3:13:09 AM foxley
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* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': In "Palimpsest", Nichols stages one of these; gathering all of the suspects into the attic (ItMakesSenseInContext) to expose the murderer. This is probably the only time in the series this trope is used, but as it involves a murder in an old, book-filled mansion it seems to fit.
14th Jul '17 11:24:30 PM Geoduck
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** Subverted in the second film of the series, ''Film/AShotInTheDark''. Clouseau has no idea who the killer is, so gathers all the suspects and arranges for his partner to turn out the lights, hoping the guilty party will panic and flee. Clouseau rambles on so much the killer confesses out of exasperation, and the blackout just gives him a chance to escape.

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** Subverted in the second film of the series, ''Film/AShotInTheDark''. Clouseau has no idea who the killer is, so gathers all the suspects and arranges for his partner to turn out the lights, hoping the guilty party will panic and flee. The meeting instead dissolves into an enraged argument between all the suspects, with Clouseau rambles on so much [[AsideGlance staring helplessly into the killer confesses out of exasperation, and camera]] before the blackout just gives him a chance to escape.lights go out.


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* Parodied in one ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' comic, with the detective announcing to the gathered suspects that [[TheButlerDidIt the butler]] gored and trampled the murder victim to death. Just ignore the [[ElephantInTheRoom elephant in the trenchcoat]]..

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15th May '17 2:52:46 PM NNinja
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* ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' has one [[spoiler: in the "Safe" ending, Junpei attempting to prove who killed Guy X.]]




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* ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'':
** ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' has one [[spoiler: in the "Safe" ending, Junpei attempting to prove who killed Guy X.]]
** ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' has one [[spoiler: in Luna's ending.]] Unusually for this trope [[spoiler: it's just two people, Sigma and Luna, since Phi left with Quark and everyone else was already dead]].

13th May '17 12:05:32 PM nombretomado
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* In Chapter Three of ''LimboOfTheLost'' Briggs calls everybody to the Town Hall to reveal who's been killing everybody.

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* In Chapter Three of ''LimboOfTheLost'' ''VideoGame/LimboOfTheLost'' Briggs calls everybody to the Town Hall to reveal who's been killing everybody.
12th May '17 11:56:19 AM infernape612
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* In Creator/RandallGarrett's Literature/LordDarcy homage to "Too Many Cooks", ''Too Many Magicians'', the Summation Gathering takes place in the Nero Wolfe-analogue's office, but it's conducted by Lord Darcy. However, the SummationGathering is actually [[KansasCityShuffle an elaborate misdirection]] to [[spoiler:get the real murderer to give them his sword to reenact of the murder, so he'll be unarmed when they arrest him]].

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* In Creator/RandallGarrett's Literature/LordDarcy homage to "Too Many Cooks", ''Too Many Magicians'', the Summation Gathering takes place in the Nero Wolfe-analogue's office, but it's conducted by Lord Darcy. However, the SummationGathering is actually [[KansasCityShuffle an elaborate misdirection]] to [[spoiler:get the real murderer to give them his sword to reenact of the murder, so he'll be unarmed when they arrest him]].
5th May '17 4:12:57 PM nighttrainfm
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->''"I've summoned you all to the accusing parlor, so you can watch while I gradually solve the crime. One of the people in this room... IS A BIG FAT MURDERER!"''

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->''"I've summoned called you all here to the accusing parlor, so you can parlor to watch while as I gradually solve the crime. One of the people in this room... IS A BIG FAT MURDERER!"''
8th Apr '17 3:27:58 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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23rd Mar '17 9:32:08 PM jamespolk
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* From the Literature/ErastFandorin novel series:
** An accidental one in ''Literature/TheTurkishGambit''. The bad guy, a spy for Turkey, has lured the principals into the Constantinople suburb of San Stefano. He has almost gotten them to go into Constantinople itself, which unbeknownst to the others is a trap, when Fandorin shows up JustInTime to stop them. He then identifies the bad guy and explains his intricate espionage plot.
2nd Mar '17 9:51:34 PM AnotherGamer
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-->'''George:''' It's a Twix! They're all Twix! It was a setup! A setup, I tell ya! And you�ve robbed it! You�ve all screwed me again! Now, gimme one! Gimme a Twix!

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-->'''George:''' It's a Twix! They're all Twix! It was a setup! A setup, I tell ya! And you�ve you've robbed it! You�ve You've all screwed me again! Now, gimme one! Gimme a Twix!
11th Dec '16 3:34:43 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Like in the ''Thin Man'' movies, ''Film/TheExMrsBradford'' has Brad (played by Creator/WilliamPowell, no less) gather all the suspects in a room to show his ShowWithinAShow evidence of the true murderer.
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