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  1. 1. vs. <br />The Dueling Detectives<br />
  2. 2. Standard Detective Novel Plot Points<br />Peaceful State Before Murder<br />Murder<br />False Clues<br />Solution<br />Arrest of Murderer<br />Return to Peaceful State<br />
  3. 3. Peaceful State<br />Nothing to do but watch Castle on TV<br />
  4. 4. Peaceful State<br />Kitties sleeping on the porch<br />
  5. 5. Murder<br />Ohnoes!<br />We don’t see murder/murderer<br />
  6. 6. Murder<br />Takes a while but finally fatal stabbing<br />We see murder/murderer<br />
  7. 7. False Clues<br />Other host wants his job<br />Ex-wives with a grudge<br />Affair Blackmail<br />Studio Exec death threats<br />
  8. 8. False Clues<br />Mysterious Woman<br />Luigi and Angelo<br />
  9. 9. Solution<br />Epiphany due to observation<br />Confronts/arrests murderer<br />
  10. 10. Solution<br />Epiphany due to observation<br />Accuses murderer in court<br />
  11. 11. Return to Peace<br />Happy Ending!<br />
  12. 12. Return to Peace<br />Doesn’t really happen<br />Sad ending emphasizes racial biases<br />

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