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False identity

False identification is the deliberate misidentification of a person, whether or living or dead, as part of a crime. It can in some circumstances be a crime in and of itself, particularly if it is done to conceal another crime such as fraud, theft, murder or treason. Sometimes fancy dress is used to make identification of a person harder, or to cast suspicion on someone else.

Agatha Christie uses this plot device in several of her stories including Nemesis, The Clocks, Why Didn't They Ask Evans?, The Thirteen Problems, The Body in the Library, N or M?, The Voice in the Dark and several others.

It is something that she borrowed from real life although of course in her fictional worlds such things are more common and more exciting than in our world.

Characters who used a false identity[]

Characters who were deliberately falsely identified by someone else[]

Other cases[]