A Mordecai Richler novel comes to mind.
But it's too delicious to share.
From: m23to53 <email@example.com>
Sent: Fri, October 15, 2010 11:05:52 AM
Subject: RARA-AVIS: When a murder is not murder
I have just been reading an obscure 1913 crime novel 'The maker of ware' in
which the main character's marriage is deteriorating and then his wife is found
stabbed to death with a hatpin. Of course he is suspected of killing her.
The twist (Spoiler warning) is that her death turns out to be an accident, that
somehow she tripped on her dressing down and the hatpin in her hand killed her.
So I have a question. Can you think of any other crime novels in which an
apparent murder has turned out to be accidental without anyone else being
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