RARA-AVIS: Re: question about plot idea

From: Eric Chambers (nqexile@yahoo.com.au)
Date: 12 Apr 2009

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          "Frederick Zackel"
          fzackel@wcnet.org wrote:-
    > I heard a thriller writing talking the other night about how his latest

    > book has the "unique" plot device of having the detective investigating

    > the crime and realizing that he might be the guilty party.

    >The last Poirot by Agatha Christie had this plot.

    >Poirot dies from complications of a heart condition at the end of >Curtain:

    >Poirot's Last Case, where he moves his amyl nitrite pills out of his >reach.

    >It is revealed at the end of Curtain that he fakes his need for a >wheelchair

    >(he wants to fool people into believing that he is suffering from


    Believe in serendipity?

    I just finished watching the 1946 movie, 'Black Angel' (Dan Duryea, Peter Lorre) which also uses this plot idea.


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