Probably starting with the Steig Larssons, I’ve been reading a lot of modern crime thrillers - Jo Nesbo, Peter May, and now thoroughly enjoying Denzel Meyrick. Much as I enjoy them, I’ve starting spotting the odd cliche, and thought it might be fun to get the Dope to add to them. (Apologies if this has been done before).
if a nail gun appears, there will be inevitable consequences
unless a death is described in graphic terms - often including a hole suddenly appearing, a surprised look on a face, dark oozing blood, or a splatter of grey brain matter - that person you are meant to think is dead is not, repeat not, dead
someone drinks too much
a lead character “knows that women find him attractive”
Over to you…