''The Shooting Party'' starts off with a {{Framing Device}}: the unnamed editor of an unnamed newspaper receives a civil servant, Ivan Petrovich Kamyshev, who is absolutely desperate to get his detective story, ''The Shooting Party'', printed in the paper. The editor initially gives little thought to it, but once he starts reading it he's drawn in, not least because it's true...

Notable for being the only full-length novel written by Creator/AntonChekhov.
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!! Tropes in ''The Shooting Party'':

* AuthorAvatar: [[spoiler:Zinovyev]] for Kamyshev.
* CanonSue: Zinovyev.
* CharacterFilibuster: Zinovyev. At one point ''the editor has to remove a filibuster because it's that {{egregious}}''.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Quite a lot of it.
* FramingDevice
* {{Jerkass}}: Zinovyev acts like this when he's drunk, and [[spoiler:reveals he murdered Olga [[ForTheEvulz just for kick]]s. He also doesn't care when the innocent Urbenin is sent to Siberia and might have died on the way]]. Arguably he acts like this all the time, though, judging by his treatment of Nadezhda.
* LoveTriangle: Possibly between Zinovyev, the Count, and Olga
* OopsIForgotIWasMarried: The Count with Sozya.
* PurpleProse: Both in the framing story and in the story proper.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Count's the sensitive one (although he acts at times ''more'' debauched than Zinovyev) and Zinovyev is the manly man.
* StylisticSuck: The inner story.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Zinovyev/Kamyshev murdered Olga]]
* ValuesDissonance: Happens several times, not least when Olga bemoans the female sex's lack of brains.
* [[spoiler:VillainSue: Zinovyev/Kamyshev]]
* YouFailLawForever: In-universe example. The editor catches Kamyshev out on his doing things no investigating magistrate would ever have done, including stalling for time, shoddy cross-examination, letting the evidence be washed away, and lying in court.
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