Murder Riddles

Murder riddles tell you a crime story and require you to figure out who committed the murder. If you like murder crime solving work, you will love these riddles.

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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Fake Police Report

One murder happened in a village. A police officer instructed two police constables to go to the crime scene, investigate and prepare an preliminary incident report.

It was already past midnight and the crime scene was far away from the police station. The two constables decided not to travel to the crime scene and came up with a fake incident report instead. Below is the report.

When we reached the spot, the door was open and one man aged between 40-45 was found dead lying on the floor. The light and fan were switched on. There were some items found on a table:
– One open bottle of poison,
– One half filled drinking water bottle,
– One fountain pen,
– One newspaper was flipped open, pages 9 and 10 facing each other,
– One table top calendar showing June 20,
– One notebook.
The person committed suicide by drinking the poison.

After reading the incident report, the police officer immediately knew that it was fake. How did he know?

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Office Murder

A man was killed in his office. At the time of murder there were only four people in the office: Bill, Tom, Harry and Mike.

When police interrogated them, they gave the following statements.

Bill: “Tom did it.”
Tom: “Bill did it.”
Harry: “Tom’s telling the truth.”
Mike: “Harry’s not lying.”

After analysis, the police found out that only one person was telling the truth and the rest were lying. Can you analyse the statements and determine the killer?

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Frost on Windows

Ben was found dead in his study by Peter. Peter recounted his dismal discovery to the police.

“I was walking by Ben’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 Peter for the murder of Ben. How did the officer know that Peter was lying?

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