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"The chief difference between the exceptionally knotty problem facing the detective of fiction and that facing the real detective is that in the former there is usually a paucity of clues, and in the latter altogether too many."A clue that leads in the wrong direction. Philandering as a motive is introduced for good cause, not just to set up suspicions about the wife's lack of an alibi.A red herring is a good red herring when it interweaves itself into the story's events. The supertrope to Red Herring Shirt, Red Herring Mole and Red Herring Twist.For example, the murder victim may have been a philanderer. This trope is often coupled with Never the Obvious Suspect, where the obvious suspect is used as a red herring, and the real culprit turns out to be someone unexpected. It turns out the wife was what got him killed, as it turns out, by his girlfriend's jealous husband.Most of the guests at his first big Downing Street party were rock stars, Noel Gallagher and Mick Hucknall among them.Later, when he invited George Michael to dinner at Number 10, he behaved like a starstruck teenager - or as George Michael put it: 'He kept wanting to show me his guitar.' An uncharitable explanation for why Mr Blair indulged Sir Bob Geldof so much in the run up to Live8 last year was that he was hoping he might be invited on stage to do a number.Compare: Mistaken for Evidence, where the same result is caused by a mix-up instead of intentional misdirection.
See also Chewbacca Defense, when a red herring is used to baffle your opponents, and Non Sequitur, when an event does not make sense in context. Warning: Due to the nature of this trope, unmarked spoilers ahead!The Prime Minister himself seems to be haunted by this question.A few months ago he revealed that he was more comfortable singing a Rolling Stones cover than delivering a political speech. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner. Everyone knows that Tony Blair played in a band called Ugly Rumours while at Oxford.