History Series / MurderSheWrote

26th Aug '16 12:37:39 PM Borghen
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* IsThisThingStillOn: In "The Return of Preston Giles", the murderer makes a confession to their second victim just before they kill them, not realising that the victim had a tape recorder running on their as they had been recording comments on a manuscript wehn the killer entered the office. This results in the murderer's confession being CaughtOnTape.

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* IsThisThingStillOn: In "The Return of Preston Giles", the murderer makes a confession to their second victim just before they kill them, not realising that the victim had a tape recorder running on their as they had been recording comments on a manuscript wehn when the killer entered the office. This results in the murderer's confession being CaughtOnTape.
25th Aug '16 12:53:46 AM foxley
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* WoundedGazelleGambit: In "Moving Violation", a suspect is punched in the face by his father while he is in jail, and then accuses Sheriff Metzger of police brutality.
25th Aug '16 12:47:45 AM foxley
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* TurnInYourBadge: Sheriff Metzger is ordered to do this by the mayor when he is accused of murder in "Moving Violation".
24th Aug '16 9:59:26 PM LadyNorbert
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** There is one episode which has Jessica helping a young man whose mother [[spoiler:claims that Frank was the father of her son. In the end she confesses that she lied in order to get Jessica's help.]]
22nd Aug '16 6:16:31 PM foxley
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* DisguisedInDrag: In "The Great Twain Robbery", the murderer sneaks up on what would be his next victim, only to discover it is a male police officer disguised in drag.
22nd Aug '16 5:21:10 PM foxley
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* ParasolOfPain: GentlemanThief Dennis Stanton has an umbrella that's a SwordCane, and can launch darts out of the tip. Since he prefers to avoid bloodshed, he generally has other uses for it: It also "makes an excellent club", has lockpicks built into the handle, and he frequently used the hook to trip people up.
22nd Aug '16 5:16:57 PM foxley
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* InstrumentOfMurder: "Death to a Jazz Beat" offered an inversion; a jazz clarinetist, who was planning on firing his back-up band before signing a huge recording contract was murdered by a poisoned clarinet reed. In another episode, a ballerina was murdered by touching a poisoned prop.



* InstrumentOfMurder: "Death to a Jazz Beat" offered an inversion; a jazz clarinetist, who was planning on firing his back-up band before signing a huge recording contract was murdered by a poisoned clarinet reed. In another episode, a ballerina was murdered by touching a poisoned prop.
22nd Aug '16 5:12:52 PM foxley
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* InsuranceFraud: The episodes featuring Dennis Stanton usually start as a case of insurance fraud that then escalate to murder.
22nd Aug '16 12:05:45 AM foxley
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* ItWorksBetterWithBullets: Dennis Stanton pulls this trick in "Suspicion of Murder". He comes up with a theory of how the murder could have been committed, but it hinges on proving the suspect could have fired a gun. Stanton pulls a BluffingTheMurderer moment by pretending to have more information than he has, and attempts to blackmail him. When the murderer pulls a gun and fires it, Stanton then reveals that he broke in the night before a switched the shells for blanks.
18th Aug '16 12:06:00 AM foxley
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* BookSafe: In "The Great Twain Robbery", the VictimOfTheWeek hides the stolen page from a manuscript within the pages of another book.
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