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* BigSecret: Olivier probably could have cast serious doubts in his guilt, had he presented Cardillac's collection of recovered jewelry with notes written by him, but for the sake of Madelon, he does not,

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* BigSecret: Olivier probably could have cast serious doubts in his guilt, had he presented Cardillac's collection of recovered jewelry with notes written by him, but for the sake of Madelon, he does not,not.


* BigSecret: Olivier probably could have cast serious doubts in his guilt, had he presented Cardillac's collection of recovered jewelry with notes written by him, but for the sake of Madelon, he does not,



* TheCavalryArrivesLate: By the time Mademoiselle de Scuderi arrives at Cardiliac's home, his body is being wheeled out dead.
* EvilMentor: Cardillac is technically this to Olivier, but Olivier isn't that bad of a guy. Although it works against him when the police assume he is assistant in murder besides making jewelry.

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* TheCavalryArrivesLate: By the time Mademoiselle de Scuderi arrives at Cardiliac's Cardillac's home, his body is being wheeled out dead.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Cardillac's method of killing is a single precise stab in the heart. The moment he sets on a target smart enough to use armor,..
* EntertaininglyWrong: The police is all the more convinced of Olivier's guilt due to the murders having stopped after his arrest. They didn't think to tie it to Cardillac's death.
* EvilMentor: Cardillac is technically this to Olivier, but Olivier isn't that bad of a guy. Although it works against him when the police assume he is assistant in murder a murderer besides making jewelry.



* MadArtist: René Cardillac is one, killing his clients to steal back the jewelry he can't bare to part with

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* MadArtist: René Cardillac is one, killing his clients to steal back the jewelry he can't bare to part withwith.


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* TreacheryCoverUp: The public never learns of Cardillac's guilt.


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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Why Cardillac's real killer refused to tell the real story.


''Mademoiselle de Scuderi'' [[EitherOrTitle or Scudery depending on translation]] was a novella written by Creator/ETAHoffmann in 1819. It is one of his more famous shorter works, and plays a major part in the history of the mystery genre.

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''Mademoiselle de Scuderi'' [[EitherOrTitle or Scudery (or ''Scudery'' depending on translation]] was translation) is a novella written by Creator/ETAHoffmann in 1819. It is one of his more famous shorter works, and plays a major part in the history of the mystery genre.


Mademoiselle de Scuderi [[EitherOrTitle or Scudery depending on translation]] was a novella written by Creator/ETAHoffmann in 1819. It is one of his more famous shorter works, and plays a major part in the history of the mystery genre.

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Mademoiselle ''Mademoiselle de Scuderi Scuderi'' [[EitherOrTitle or Scudery depending on translation]] was a novella written by Creator/ETAHoffmann in 1819. It is one of his more famous shorter works, and plays a major part in the history of the mystery genre.

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* SerialKiller: [[spoiler:Cardillac is an early version of this. Down to ritual patterns of murder, obsessive collection of trophies and seemingly motiveless reason for murder]].

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* HowWeGotHere: Without a main character detective we have to listen to multiple narratives to learn how exactly we did get into this mess.


* ArrangedMarriage: Not the worst example here as Olivier and Madelon were in love, but Cardillac helps "officially" arrange the marriage as long as Olivier doesn't spill his whole MadArtist thing.
* BookCasePassage: Cardillac's house has a secret entrance/exit that allows him to slip out and murder while people think he's at work.



* TheCavalryArrivesTooLate: By the time Mademoiselle de Scuderi arrives at Cardiliac's home, his body is being wheeled out dead.

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* TheCavalryArrivesTooLate: TheCavalryArrivesLate: By the time Mademoiselle de Scuderi arrives at Cardiliac's home, his body is being wheeled out dead.dead.
* EvilMentor: Cardillac is technically this to Olivier, but Olivier isn't that bad of a guy. Although it works against him when the police assume he is assistant in murder besides making jewelry.


* TheCavalaryArrivesTooLate: By the time Mademoiselle de Scuderi arrives at Cardiliac's home, his body is being wheeled out dead.

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* TheCavalaryArrivesTooLate: TheCavalryArrivesTooLate: By the time Mademoiselle de Scuderi arrives at Cardiliac's home, his body is being wheeled out dead.

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Mademoiselle de Scuderi [[EitherOrTitle or Scudery depending on translation]] was a novella written by Creator/ETAHoffmann in 1819. It is one of his more famous shorter works, and plays a major part in the history of the mystery genre.

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!! Tropes in this novella:
*BunnyEarsLawyer: Cardillac makes the most wonderful jewelry you can ask for, but it takes a mountain of patience to ever get the damn thing away from him, [[MadArtist and then the plot happens.]]
* TheCavalaryArrivesTooLate: By the time Mademoiselle de Scuderi arrives at Cardiliac's home, his body is being wheeled out dead.
* FramingDevice: There is a narration inside of the main narration by Olivier.
** Who then relates Cardillac's own story.
* MadArtist: René Cardillac is one, killing his clients to steal back the jewelry he can't bare to part with
* MindScrew: We're in usual Hoffmann territory on this one. While the reader is trying to learn about the MurderMystery just as Mademoiselle de Scuderi is, we like her aren't actually trailing it like a detective we just happen to be caught up in the mess. So each reveal might as well play out as a "what in the world" example of this trope.
* MurderMystery: The one that more than likely fore-fathered all of detective fiction in fact.
* [[ShownTheirWork Shown His Work]]: Hoffmann did a lot of research to faithfully recreate 17th century Paris in "Mademoiselle de Scuderi", and it shows.
* UnbuiltTrope: For the murder mystery. It was this work that more likely inspired Creator/EdgarAllanPoe to write the very first detective story.
* WhatTheHellHero: When the Mademoiselle finds the officer who actually stabbed Cardillac she lets him have it.
--> "And you have said nothing? You have not made a statement to the authorities regarding what happened?"
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