I received the following from a forwarded email. Tricky questions, but I had a fun time doing them. Now let's see if you could crack these 4 cases easily...

Mystery 1...

A man was found murdered on Sunday morning. His wife immediately called the police. The police questioned the wife and staff and got these alibis:

The Wife said she was sleeping.
The Cook was cooking breakfast.
The Gardener was picking vegetables.
The Maid was getting the mail.
The Butler was cleaning the closet.

The police instantly arrested the murderer. Who did it and how did they know?

Mystery 2...

A man walks into a his bathroom and shoots himself right between the eyes using a real gun with real bullets. He walks out alive, with no blood anywhere And no, he didn't miss and he wasn't Superman or any other caped crusader. How did he do this?

Mystery 3...

Old Mr. Tidy was found dead in his study by Mr. Fiend. Mr. Fiend recounted his dismal discovery to the police. "I was walking by Mr. Tidy's house when I thought I would just pop in for a visit. I noticed his study light was on and I decided to peek in from the outside to see if he was in there. There was frost on the window, so I had to wipe it away to see inside. That is when I saw his body. So I kicked in the front door to confirm my suspicions of foul play. I called the police immediately afterward."

The officer immediately arrested Mr. Fiend for the murder of Mr. Tidy. How did he know Mr. Fiend was lying?

Mystery 4...

If you touch me, you will die, but you can only live without me. I am a big part of your life, and will eventually be the only thing left. You will learn to embrace me finally and rest. What am I?


Think you have solved them without any difficulty? Here are the answers:

  1. It was the Maid. She said she was getting the mail. There is no mail on Sunday.
  2. He shot his reflection in the bathroom mirror.
  3. Frost forms on the inside of the window, not the outside. So, Mr. Fiend could not have wiped it off to discover Mr. Tidy's body.
  4. Death.
11 Responses
  1. Alice Says:

    Hi Melody, I got Q2 and Q4 right. :D Interesting!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    This is fun! I got Q1 and Q2 right. =)

  3. Debi Says:

    I got the first three immediately, but not #4. How fun!

  4. Iliana Says:

    So much for my detecting skills - I only got one right! I must read more mysteries :)

  5. Ladytink_534 Says:

    I had a book of these when I was a kid. Sometimes they're really difficult but I always enjoyed them! I got the first two but not the last!.

  6. Kim L Says:

    Hmmm I got 1, 3, and 4, but they sound sort of familiar. I seem to remember a lot of Encyclopedia Brown books had similar mysteries that hinged on details like these ones.

  7. Melody Says:

    Hello everyone! :) Thanks for playing. I wish I can find more of these just to tickle our minds.

  8. Stephanie Says:

    I got the first three right away. The last one really stumped me. What fun!!

  9. Melody Says:

    I admit the last one is a tad difficult, Stephanie. Glad you had fun with this. ;)

  10. Jane Says:

    I got 1 and 2 correct. How fun!

  11. Melody Says:

    Thanks for playing, Jaimie. :)

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