The problem is, this one was marketed as fiction. It took the police in Poland all of four years to realize that Krystian Bala's 2003 novel bore an uncanny resemblance to an unsolved murder case dating from 2000, and realized that it was an only slightly fictionalized account of how the novelist murdered his wife's suspected lover.
He may be the first villain in history to get paid for his monologue.
For more details, click here,. Hat tip to Done With Mirrors for the more detailed story.
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