Detective Riddles

Detective riddles tell you a story and require you to figure out what is suspicious or wrong with what you’ve read. If you like doing detective work, you will love these riddles.

Sherlock Holmes and the Crimson Brothers

One snowy night, Sherlock Holmes was in his house sitting by a fire. All of a sudden a snowball came crashing through his window, breaking it. Holmes got up and looked out the window just in time to see three neighborhood kids who were brothers run around a corner.

Their names were John Crimson, Mark Crimson and Paul Crimson. The next day Holmes got a note on his door that read “? Crimson. He broke your window.” Which of the three Crimson brothers should Sherlock Holmes question about the incident?

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Car License Plates

Detective Ixolite was investigating a murder. It was a difficult case, and Ixolite was completely stumped until he noticed a message sent to him by the killer cunningly hidden in a newspaper advertisement selling car licence plates.

Detective Ixolite thought about it for a while, and when he had solved the puzzle, immediately arrested the guilty man.

This is the newspaper advert (car licence plates for sale) that Inspector Ixolite saw.

Car License Plates For Sale:
W  05  NWO
H  13  HSR
O  05  EBM
D  08  UNE
U  10  HTY
N  04  BRE
N  16  TTE
I  26  LHC
T  10  AEE
I  26  CNA
X  22  VDA

How did Ixolite know the advert was a clue for him? Solve the code and determine who Ixolite arrested.

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Murder on a Sunday Afternoon

A rich and handsome man named James Leonard was murdered on a Sunday afternoon. At the time of the murder there was: the maid, the cook, the butler, the gardener and the wife. They gave the following statements.

Maid: I was fixing the table.
Cook: I was cooking breakfast.
Butler: I was polishing the silverware and the dishes.
Gardener: I was planting tomato seeds.
Wife: I was reading a book.

Who did it?

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Murder at Freemont Street

A crime has been committed at Freemont Street. The main suspect is a man named Sean Baker. It was said that a man had been walking along the pathway when he was suddenly shot in the stomach. The suspect had brown hair, blue eyes and wore a baggy Armani suit just like Sean Baker’s.

Sean was asked to tell the story right from the beginning. “Well,” said Sean, “I was just hanging around the park when I saw this man walking along the pathway. Suddenly, a guy came up from behind him and shot him! I ran home as fast as I could.”

The policemen asked him to give a description of the murderer. “He had a red moustache, red hair and a baggy Armani suit on.”

“I think this man is telling a lie,” said one of the policemen. How did he know?

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Broken Monitor

Melissa, Jessica, Sandy and Nicole were working on the computer. Suddenly, I heard a crash and then lots of shouts. I rushed in to find out what was going on, finding the computer monitor on the ground, surrounded with broken glass! Sandy and Jessica spoke almost at the same time:

Jessica said, “It wasn’t me!”
Sandy said, “It was Nicole!”
Melissa said, “No, it was Sandy!”
Nicole said, “Sandy’s a liar.”

Only one of them was telling the truth, so who broke the monitor?

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