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bobfells wrote:Frederica wrote:T0m M wrote:One of the reasons that unsolved murders are generally assumed to be by the rich,famous and/or powerful is that the general public does not believe that a nobody has the intelligence to pull off a high profile crime without being caught. However, if is pulled off by someone of note, they believe that those people have the ability to pull it off without trace or at least possess the power to have it covered up.
We also like our unsolved murders to resemble fictional murders. The narrative must follow murder-mystery rules, the biggest being that you don't define your cast of suspicious characters, then fling in a complete unknown as the real murderer in the last paragraph.
True, and another murder mystery rule, the killer must be somebody well known in the story but that nobody ever suspected. In other words, the killer must not only be somebody prominent but there needs to be an element of surprise. This is why shifty looking characters in murder mystery movies never turn out to be the killer because then there would be no surprise.
Luckily for you, Bob, you look awfully shifty.