And how many crime novels ended with this particular plot twist? Exactly

But lo, it happens in real life, too:

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A Macedonian journalist jailed on

suspicion of murdering at least two women in crimes he wrote about for

his newspaper has been found dead in his cell, police said Monday.

Vlado Taneski, 56, had been charged with two murders and was being

investigated for the death of another woman and the disappearance of a

fourth. He was jailed Sunday after a court ordered him held for 30 days

pending the conclusion of the investigation.

Police became

suspicious after Taneski published articles about the crimes in a

national daily newspaper that contained details police had not released

to the public.

Police spokesman Ivo Kotevski said the journalist

is believed to have committed suicide early Monday, but an

investigation was being conducted.

“He was found dead with his head in a bucket of water,” Kotevski told The Associated Press.

More on the killings from Sky News and, for those who can read Macedonian, Utrinski Vesnik.