Murder Mystery Riddles 👁️🗨️ in 2023
Murder Mystery Riddles Mystery genre, particularly murder mysteries, is widely popular across various forms of entertainment such as books, TV, movies, comics, and more, and often involves murder mystery riddles.
One winter day, there was a man standing in the middle of someone’s front yard. The person stayed there for several weeks without moving and the owner of the yard didn’t mind. Eventually the man left. Who was he?
Erin has a husband and a lover. Both of them don’t give her money but buy expensive jewelry for her but Erin always has a lot of cash and both men see her wearing the jewelry.
Where does she get the money?
A Japanese boat was stuck in water because of the storm, and after the storm, the captain was found dead. The engineer was busy fixing the signals, the cook was managing the wine barrels, the wife went to the room, and the maid was fixing the upside-down turned flag. Who killed the captain?
A woman shoots her husband, then holds him under water for five minutes. A little while later, they both go out and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?
Anna goes to her friend Mara’s house, on a wintry evening only to find her dead. When the police learn about the incident, they question Anna about how she found out. Anna says that she knocked on the door and rang the bell repeatedly. Since the light was on in one of the rooms, Anna knew Mara must be home and decided to look through the window.
The windows were frozen, so she breathed on the iced glass, and that’s when she noticed Mara’s body on the floor. The police suspect Anna is the murderer. Why?
On the very first day of college, a science professor was found murdered. The police had 4 suspects: The Physics professor, the football coach, the peon, and the principal. Police asked them about their whereabouts and, their replies were like this,
The Physics professor said, “He was correcting mid-year test papers.”; The football coach said, “He was on the ground playing the game.”; The peon said, “He was serving tea.”; The principal said, “He was in his office.” The police found out who was lying and caught him. How?
Man killed his wife. He had legal rights to do so. People watched him but, no one could accuse him of his action. Why?
Two girls order iced tea with free refills. One girl drinks four glasses in the time it takes the other to drink just one. The girl who drank the single glass dies, but the other lives. All the drinks were poisoned. How did the girl who drank the most iced tea survive?
A renowned chemist is found dead in his lab. There is no clear evidence except a piece of paper lying by the body. The paper is blank other than the name of five elements scrawled across it hastily:
The guard reported that three people visited the chemist that day – his sister, Lanaya, his colleague, Nicolas, and his wife, Teresa.
The criminal was arrested immediately. Who was it?
Seema was killed on a Sunday morning. Her roommates gave the following testimonials: Roma was getting the post from the postman, Priya was doing laundry, Megha was cooking, Shreya was planting in the garden. Who killed Seema and, how did the police know whom to arrest?
An elderly woman lived alone in her house by the suburbs. She rarely left the house and knew only a few people. One Friday morning, the mailman called out for the woman but didn’t receive a prompt answer as usual. Upon peeking in through the window, the mailman realized that the woman was murdered. The police investigated the house and found Tuesday’s newspaper by the dead body. Also, by the door outside, there were three unopened bottles of milk, one of which had gone bad.
The police arrested the killer the very next day. How did they figure out so quickly?
A couple reported a robbery. The husband told the policeman, that he thinks that the burglar presumably entered the house by breaking through the window, pointing to the broken window glasses on the outside of the house.
The policeman noticed that the inside of the house only a few tiny pieces of window glass particles scattered around near the broken window area and told him that it was not a burglary and no outsider has entered his house through that window. What made the policeman so sure?
A Japanese ship was en route to the open sea. The captain went for a shower removing his ring and keeping it on the table. When he returned, he found it had gone missing. The captain immediately called the three suspected crew members and asked each one where they were and what were they doing in the last 15 minutes.
The cook said, “I was in fridge room getting meat for cooking.”
The Engineer , “I was working on generator engine.”
The seaman said, “I was on the mast correcting the flag which was upside down by mistake.”
The radio officer said, “I was messaging to a company about the arrival”
The navigation officer said, “I was sleeping in my cabin.”
The captain immediately caught the thief. How?
There were three men swimming in the sea. When the coastguard called them into the beach, only two of the men had wet hair. Why?
A man murders his wife with a knife, leaving no trace and no witnesses. He returns home. An hour later the police call to tell him that his wife has been murdered and to come to the scene of the crime straight away. As soon as he arrives, he is arrested. How did the police know he did it?
A woman decides to kill her husband in the car when there is no one around to see. She throws his body into the ocean, and makes sure that there are no fingerprints, and gets rid of the murder weapon too. A few hours later, the police arrive to say that her husband is dead and that she needs to come to the scene of the crime. When she arrives there, she is arrested immediately. Why?
Cops found a dead man lying in the snow. They saw the tracks of a footprint pair in between two parallel lines a few feet away from the dead body. Who should be on the cops’ radar?
A man invited his friend for dinner, and they both had a gala over mashed potatoes and chicken nuggets. For dessert, he cut an apple in half and gave one to the man, and he ate the same apple’s other half. How did his friend die?
A truck driver is going down a one-way street in the wrong direction. A police car drives past him but doesn’t stop him. Why?
A killer gives his victims 2 pills to play a game. One of the pills is a vitamin pill, and the other is deadly. The victims choose one pill and gulp it down with a glass of water, and the killer swallows the other at random, and still every one of the victims dies. How?
“Who shot her?” cried a man as he rushed into the hospital where his wife was kept.
The man was stopped by the police who asked him where he was last night he told them he was spending the night at a friend’s place.
He told them that when he called to check on his wife, the maid answered the call and just told him that his wife has been taken to the hospital. And as soon as he heard this he came running to the Hospital. After hearing this the police immediately arrested him. Why?
A king with no queen, sons, or daughters decides to work out a way of choosing his next in line. He gives all the children in the kingdom a single seed and says that whoever has the largest, most beautiful plant will inherit his throne. When the day comes, all the children present gargantuan plants, but he decides to choose a little girl with an empty plant pot as his successor. Why?
A crime has been committed on Main Street. The main suspect is a man named Simon Bates. 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 just like Simon Bates’. Simon was asked to tell the story right from the beginning. “Well,” said Simon, “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 mustache, 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?
On a dark, stormy night, a man who owned a casino invited some friends for a visit. The men all placed their money on the table right before the lights went out. When the lights came back on, the money was gone. The owner wanted to discover who stole the money. So, he put a rooster in an old rusty bucket. He told everyone to get in line and touch the bucket one at a time when he turned the lights off. He said that the rooster would crow when the robber touched it. After everyone touched it, the rooster hadn’t crowed. Then the man told everyone to hold out their hands. After examining all the hands, he pointed out who the robber was. How did he know who stole the money?
Once there was an evil wizard. He took three women from their homes and turned them into rose bushes that looked exactly alike and put them in his garden. One of the women had a husband and children and begged the wizard to let her see them. He agreed. At night he brought the woman to her house. In the morning he came and took her home. The husband decided to go rescue her. So, he snuck into the wizard’s garden early in the morning. He stared long and hard at the three identical rose bushes trying to figure out which could be his wife. Suddenly he knew the answer and he took his wife home. How did he know which rose bush was his wife?
Dr. Miller was staying with his cousin, Alfred, in Alfred’s lakeside cabin. They were setting up Alfred’s will. Since Dr. Miller was Alfred’s closest living relative, much of Alfred’s estate was being left to him. One day, Alfred went to Dr. Miller very upset. “Doctor,” he began, “I have just found out that an old enemy is out to get me. He is coming very soon. Where will I go? Where can I hide? If he finds me, he will surely kill me. I do not have time to leave this cabin and hide in the woods.”
Dr. Miller thought for a moment, and then grabbed a 5′ long bamboo fishing pole, with a diameter the size of a quarter. “Alfred, follow me out to the lake. This lake is 4′ deep. If you lie on the bottom of the lake and breathe through this pole, your enemy will never find you. I will be in the bulrushes with a shotgun, and I will shoot him when he comes. I will swim down to find you when he is gone.”
Alfred thought that was a great idea and went down in the lake with the bamboo pole in his mouth. A few hours later, a ranger passed by. He found Alfred’s body. Dr. Miller told the police of the circumstance, and that Alfred had probably panicked, and died. Police arrested Dr. Miller on the charge of murdering Alfred. Why?
A woman named Cathy goes to the police claiming that someone broke into her house and stole her diamond bracelet while she was at work. The policemen investigate the crime scene and notice that the bedroom window is broken. There are muddy footprints all across the bedroom floor. However, the room is otherwise neat and organized.
The following day, Cathy is arrested for fraud. Can you figure out why?
An old man lived alone in a small cottage. One certain Thursday morning, while the mailman was delivering a letter he found out that the old man is murdered. He immediately calls the cops.
When the cops arrive at the scene. They find two bottles of milk, Monday’s newspaper, a catalog, flyers, and unopened mail. The police find the suspect. Who is the suspect and why?
A woman was horrified to find a fly in her tea. The waiter took her cup and went into the kitchen and returned with a fresh cup of tea.
She shouted, “You brought me the same cup of tea!” How did she know?
All drivers of public transport went on strike and life in the city stopped. In one of the schools, The children found their teacher Mrs. Jennifer dead. Mrs. Jennifer’s son went to the same school. All children were jealous of him because his mother always gave him excellent grades. The detective arrived at the crime scene to interrogate all of Mrs. Jennifer’s students.
Mike: I was in the cafeteria.
Jude: I was saying goodbye to my parents in the schoolyard.
Mary: I went to the bathroom.
Alex: I was on my way to school on the bus.
Anna: I was in the schoolyard playing with my bear.
Who killed Mrs. Jennifer?
The geography teacher was found dead on the very first day of their school. The gardener was busy fixing the new saplings, the science teacher was taking a mid-semester test, the coach was playing basketball, and the principal was in the office. Who killed the geography teacher?
The woman watched a guy being murdered. She cries but does nothing to save him. Why?
A woman came back from her honeymoon and told everyone her husband had died by accidentally falling off a cliff. The detective figured out that she was lying when he spoke to the travel agent who had booked the tickets. How did he know she lied to him?
The body of a hunter named Adrian was discovered at the bottom of a cliff, beneath the site where his girlfriend’s dead body was found. He was still fully clothed in cold-weather apparel befitting of the season, including hiking boots, mittens, several layered jackets, and thick trousers made of wool. A member of Adrian’s hunting party named James was questioned, and he told the police that he had overheard Adrian having a heated argument with his girlfriend, Lulo. According to James, the argument became aggressive – Adrian picked up a rock and bashed Lulo over the head, killing her. After delivering the blow, Adrian looked up to see James watching him and was so startled that he turned and ran right off of the cliff to his demise.
James pointed out the rock that he believed Adrian had used to hit Lulo, and it was sent in for forensic analysis. After testing it, the lab discovered that Adrian’s fingerprints were indeed on the rock that supposedly killed Lulo. The police immediately arrested James for Adrian’s murder. How did they conclude Adrian was slain and that James was the culprit when forensics seemed to corroborate James’s story?
Mr. Richard was very rich. He lived in a luxurious house with his young wife and servants. In late Autumn, the police received a call from his maid. She found him stabbed in the bedroom. The detective arrived at the crime scene. He determined that there were 3 people in the house at the time of the murder.
The Cook said: I was preparing dinner.
The maid said: I was cleaning the dining room after lunch that Mr. Elliot and his wife had.
The wife said: I was swimming in the pool after lunch.
The detective realized who stabbed Mr. Richard.
Who is the killer?
Melissa was killed on a Sunday morning. Her roommates gave the following testimonials: Agnes was getting the mail, Angela was doing laundry, Maggie was cooking, Carl was planting in the garden. Who killed Melissa and how did the police know who to arrest?
A man goes to sleep after an exhausting, long day of work. He turns off all the lights and falls asleep within a few seconds. Waking up, he finds that he has killed 100 sailors. He does not sleepwalk and has slept all night without waking up even once. How is this possible?
A girl was attending her grandmother’s funeral when she met an intriguing man. She spent most of the funeral comforting grieving relatives, and didn’t get a chance to even get the man’s name. Later, when she went to find him, he had already left. A week later, she murdered her older brother. Why?
A girl is at the funeral of her mother. She meets a nice guy that she didn’t know who also was at the funeral and they hit it off. She was busy at the funeral and didn’t have time to ask him for his number before he left. She tried really hard to track him down, but no one knew who he was or how to contact him. A few days later her sister dies and the police suspect it to be a murder. Who killed her sister?
A serial killer kidnapped five different people and sat them down each with two pills in their hand and a glass of water. He told them each to take one pill but warned them that one was poisonous and the other was harmless. Whichever pill the victim didn’t take, the serial killer would take. Every victim somehow chose the poisonous pill and died. How did the serial killer get them all to take the poisonous pill?
A chemist was murdered in his own lab. The only evidence was a piece of paper that had the names of chemical substances written on it. The substances were nickel, carbon, oxygen, lanthanum, and sulfur. The chemist only had three people come by his lab on the day of the murder: fellow scientist Claire, his nephew Nicolas, his wife, and his friend Marc. The police arrested the murderer right away. How did they know who it was?
A dead body is found at the bottom of a multistory building. It looks quite clear that the person has committed suicide by jumping off from one of the floors.
A detective comes, goes to the first floor and walks in the room facing the direction in which the body was found. He opens the closed window of that room and flips a coin towards the floor.
He goes to the second floor and does the exact same thing till the last floor. Then, when he climbs down, he tells the team that it is a murder, not suicide.
How does he know that?
A man was found dead with a cassette recorder in one hand and a gun in the other. When the police came in, they immediately pressed the play button on the cassette. He said “I have nothing else to live for. I can’t go on,” then the sound of a gunshot. After listening to the cassette tape, the police knew that it was not a suicide. How did they know?
A guy was found dead in his study by his friend. The victim’s friend called the police. He told them that when he was walking by the victim’s place, he thought that he would pay him a visit. But as soon as he wiped the frost on the window to peep inside, he saw his body lying on the floor and therefore immediately called the police.
The officer immediately arrested him for the murder of his friend. How did the officer know that he was lying?
A businesswoman was stabbed while on a trip to Canada. The suspects are Mason, Mary, Bryan, Lily, Alexandra, and Patrick. Written in blood on the woman’s calendar are the numbers 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11. Who is the killer?
A railroad tycoon is found murdered on a Sunday morning. His wife calls the police, who question the wife and the servants. The police collect the following alibis: the wife was in bed, the butler was polishing the silverware, the gardener was trimming trees, the maid was getting the mail, and the cook was preparing breakfast. The police arrest the murderer on the spot. Who did it, and how did the police know?
Marissa and Juliana went out for drinks together. They ordered the same drink. Juliana was really thirsty and finished five in the time it took Marissa to finish one. The drinks were poisoned, but only Marissa died. How?
A woman goes to the police claiming that someone broke into her house and stole her diamond bracelet while she was at work. The policemen investigate the crime scene and notice that the bedroom window is broken. There are muddy footprints all across the bedroom floor. However, the room is otherwise neat and organized. The following day, the woman is arrested for fraud. Why?
A man was shot to death while in his car. There were no powder marks on his clothing, which indicated that the gunman was outside the car. However, all the windows were up and the doors locked. After a close inspection was made, the only bullet holes discovered were on the man’s body. How was he murdered?
A man was found dead out in a field of snow. The only tracks that were left was a set of footprints between two parallel lines. Who should the police be looking for?
A Japanese ship was sailing in the Ocean. The captain of the ship went for a bath. He removed his ring and kept it on the table near the engine. When he returned, he found his ring missing. The captain called all three crew members who were working around at that time. He asked them what they were doing during the last 20 minutes.
The 1st crew member said, “I was checking the navigation.
The 2nd crew member said, “I was intimating the people about our arrival.
The 3rd crew member said, “I was correcting the side of the flag as it was upside down.”
The captain caught the crew member who was lying. How?
On a cold winter day, there was a man standing in front of someone’s house. He didn’t move until the spring, and the owner didn’t mind. Eventually, the man left. Who was he?
Every day, a woman was seen crossing the border carrying bags of sand on a motorbike. After some time, the border police become suspicious and stop her, but found she only had sand on her, so they let her go. What was the woman smuggling across the border?
A woman shoots her husband and then holds him underwater for 5 minutes. They then go out and enjoy a romantic dinner. How?
A body is found at the bottom of a high-rise block of flats. To the untrained eye, it looks as if the person had taken their own life. The investigating detective goes to each floor and finds the window looking out to where the body is. He flips a coin when he opens each window. Once he has done this on every floor, he deduces that it wasn’t suicide. Why?
A queen had a bowl of golden apples in her court which were her most treasured possession. One day, one of the apples went missing. She gathered all the members of court together and told them that the way she would discover the robber was by having them all touch a rusty pot with a rooster in with the lights off. The rooster would then crow when the robber touched the rusty pot. However, the rooster didn’t crow throughout the whole court, touching the rusty pot. Despite this, the queen knew who had stolen the apple. How?
A dead body is discovered at the bottom of a five story building. A homicide detective is called in. He goes to the first floor, opens the window, and flips a coin out the window. He goes up to the second floor and does the same thing. He does this on every floor. On the fifth floor he knows it was a murder, not a suicide. How?
A Japanese ship was leaving the port and on its way to open sea. The captain went to go oil some parts of the ship and took his ring off so it wouldn’t get damaged. He left it on the table next to his bunk. When he returned, it was missing. He had suspected three crew members could be guilty and asked them what they had been doing for the ten minutes that he had been gone.
The cook said, “I was in the kitchen preparing tonight’s dinner.”
The engineer said, “I was working in the engine room making sure everything was running smoothly.”
The seaman said, “I was on the mast correcting the flag because someone had attached it upside down by mistake.”
The captain immediately knew who it was. How?
Edward thought he had committed the perfect crime. He broke into a woman’s house, strangled her in her bed, and staged the scene to look like an interrupted burglary. He ransacked the house, scattered the woman’s possessions everywhere, and then smashed the patio door glass from the outside to stage a point of entry. Finally, he rigged the alarm and left to join his friends for a game of golf to establish an alibi.
Two hours later, while Edward was still walking the links, the alarm at the woman’s house was triggered, and the police were alerted. When they arrived at the house, they found the scene just as Edward had staged it. There were no other people present, such as relatives or staff, and no animals that could have set off the alarm, which appeared to be functioning normally. They concluded that the woman was indeed slain during a botched burglary.
One detective was suspicious of Edward, who was the woman’s known enemy, but she couldn’t figure out how he had rigged the alarm to go off hours after he left. How did he do it?
A man told a story about how he was awarded a medal for ‘Bravery during World War 1’. Why is this a lie?
Who doesn’t love a murder mystery? From Poirot to Sherlock Holmes, all the best detectives ended up solving all kinds of murder mysteries.
But how good do you think you’d be at solving a murder?
Now is the time to find out with our selection of murder mystery detective riddles (with answers)!
1. 2 pills, one which was safe and one which was poisoned, were given to a group of people to take with some water. All of them died. How did they die?
On the first day of school, the history teacher is found dead in his classroom. There were four suspects, but they all had alibis – the gardener said he was mowing the lawn, the soccer coach said she was doing practice drills with the first years, the math teacher said she was holding mid-year tests, and the principal said she was meeting with two parents. Immediately the math teacher is arrested. Why?
A killer told a detective that he would commit his next crime in the only place in Paris that you couldn’t see the Eiffel Tower. How did the detective end up catching him?
There was an earthquake in Greenview. After that, the police received a call.
A lady said: My husband is dead! He got crushed by a wardrobe during an earthquake! please come fast.
The police reach her house and investigate well.
The Lady says: When the quake hit, I was in the kitchen, and he was sleeping here. We had stayed at home because there was an earthquake warning yesterday. The wardrobe fell on him; He didn’t even get a chance to scream. I immediately called you!
The Police say: I think this is not an accident.
Why did he decide that?
At the crime scene, the police found a cassette recorder and a gun in the dead man’s hand. After playing the cassette, they heard the man’s voice saying, “I have committed sins and have nothing to live for”, and a gunshot. Even then, police knew it wasn’t a suicide but a murder. How?
A man was found dead while on his work trip to California. The suspects were Mars, Mason, Barry, Lisa, and Alex. On the calendar, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 were written in blood. How to decode the numbers to find the killer?
A chemist was killed in his own lab. The crime scene had no evidence to be found except a piece of paper with the names of chemical substances Nickle, Carbon, Oxygen, Lanthanum, and Sulphur on it. On the day of his murder, he had only 3 visitors; his nephew Nicolas, his wife, Martha, and his friend John. Who was the killer?
A man was hanged through the ceiling in his own apartment. There was nothing except a small puddle of water in the room. No chair or a table or even a bed for him to climb up and hang himself. How did he manage to do so?
On Thursday afternoon, a friendly woman brought a home baked pie to her wealthy neighbor’s house. She noticed that the front door was ajar, and through the crack she could see her neighbor’s body lying in a pool of dried blood. On the porch were two packages, unopened letters, Monday’s newspaper, junk mail, and a flyer for a plumbing service. A police officer arrived on the scene and suspects murder. Who does she suspect and why?
A woman was in court for killing her husband. She said she wasn’t guilty and that she dearly missed him. In the closing statement, the woman’s lawyer stands up and says, “Her husband was just missing. Everyone look at the doors. He’s going to walk through them in about 30 seconds.”
The entire jury stares at the doors waiting for waiting for this woman’s husband to walk through the doors. The lawyer and the woman stare at the jury.
The lawyer concludes by saying, “See! If you were so sure she killed her husband, you wouldn’t be watching that door!”
The jury immediately gave a guilty verdict. Why?
A dead body is found at the bottom of a multi-story building. Seeing the position of the body, it appears evident that the person jumped from one of the floors, committing suicide. A homicide detective is called to look after the case. He goes to the first floor and walks in the room facing the direction in which the body was found. He opens the window in that direction and flips a coin towards the ground. Then he goes to the second floor and repeats the process. He keeps on doing this until he reaches the last floor. Then, when he climbs down, he tells the team that it is a murder not suicide. How did he come to know that it was a murder?
A king has no sons, no daughters, and no queen. For this reason, he must decide who will take the throne after he dies. To do this he decides that he will give all of the children of the kingdom a single seed. Whichever child has the largest, most beautiful plant will earn the throne. At the end of the contest all of the children came to the palace with their enormous and beautiful plants in hand. After he looks at all of the children’s pots, he finally decides that the little girl with an empty pot will be the next queen. Why did he choose this little girl over all of the other children with their beautiful plants?
Amy goes to her friend, Maria’s house, on a wintry evening only to find her dead. When the police learn about the incident, they question Amy how she found out. Amy says that she knocked on the door and rang the bell repeatedly. Since the light was on in one of the rooms, Amy knew Maria must be home and decided to look through the window.
The windows were frozen, so she breathed on the iced glass, and that’s when she noticed Maria’s body on the floor.
The police suspect Amy is the murderer. Are they correct? Or is it just one of those riddles with no definite answer?
A well-known chemist was found murdered in his laboratory. While investigating the crime scene, police found a note near the dead body that read ‘26-3-58/28-27-57-16′. The police suspected that someone known would have done that. They called all the people who had visited him that day, his wife Maya, his nephew Nicolas, and his friend, Felice.
Police immediately caught the murderers based on the numbers written on the note. How?
A serial killer kidnapped people and offered them 2 pills and asked them to take 1. Both the pills were the same in content and appearance. Whichever pill a victim took, the serial killer took the other one. The victim took the pill with water and died, and the killer survived all the time. How did the killer manage to get a harmless pill?
A man hanged through the ceiling in his ice factory. There was nothing except a small puddle of water in the room. No chair or a table was there to climb up. How did he manage to hang himself?
At another murder scene, a body is found with a gun in one hand and a tape recorder in the other. When the tape is played, the recording of the person says, ‘I can’t go on, I’ve got nothing else to live for.’ Immediately, the police know it was a murder, not a suicide. Why?
Two chickens were found dead on the farm. What does the detective suspect?
A woman shot her husband, and held him underwater for three minutes. Later that night, they had a lovely dinner together. How is this possible?
A man is found hanging in a room four feet off the floor. There is nothing else in the room except for a large puddle of water below him. The police do not see anything the man would have climb on to hang himself. Did he commit suicide and, if so, how did he do it?
A man entered his house and was about to hang up his coat when he heard his wife shout; “No John! Don’t do it!”
There was a shot and he could hear his wife fall down. When he entered the kitchen, he saw his wife and the gun lying on the floor. There was a police officer, a doctor, and a lawyer standing next to her. Who killed the man’s wife and how did the man know who it was?
The science teacher at Jefferson High School is murdered on the first day of the academic year. The police narrow down the suspects to four members of the school – the gardener, the coach, the math teacher, and the principal. However, they all have alibis:
The gardener says he was trimming the bushes
The coach says he was playing basketball
The math teacher says he was conducting a mid-year test
The principal says he was in a meeting
The police had no trouble in arresting the person guilty of the crime. Who do you think was the murderer?
A couple went on for their honeymoon trip. But only the husband returned from the vacation and said that his wife met an unfortunate accident and died. The police arrested him saying, “Your travel agent called. You murdered your wife.”
How did the agent know that it was a murder?
Every day, a man used to cross the border on a bicycle with two bags of sand. The border officers got a tip that he is a smuggler. So the customs officers checked his and found they had only sand. As they could not find any evidence, they allowed him to cross the border. So, what was the man smuggling?
A prisoner was kept in a cell with a dirt floor and only one window positioned high. Except for a shovel, nothing else was there. He had just a few hours in his hand to escape from the cell. He managed to escape from the window. How?
A man was found dead while on holiday in the UK. The suspects were Margret, Mason, Bill, Laura, and Alexa. On the calendar, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 were written in blood. How to decode the numbers to find the killer?
A detective who was mere days away from cracking an international oil smuggling ring has suddenly gone missing. While inspecting his last-known location, officers find a note: 710 57735 34 5508 51 7718. Currently, there are 3 suspects: Bill, John, and Todd. Can you break the detective’s code and find the criminal’s name?
A man returned his cup of tea because there was a fly in it. However, he becomes furious when he is given the same cup of tea back. How did he know it was the same cup of tea?
A man and his wife are driving in a car, but it breaks down. He gets out but makes sure that the windows are up and the doors are locked. When he comes back to his car, his wife is dead, there’s blood on the floor, and there is a stranger in the car. What happened?
You arrive at a murder scene where a man is hanging from the ceiling with nothing around him other than a large pool of water. How did the man die?
A man walks into his house only to hear his wife shout, ‘no John, don’t shoot!’. The man bursts into the kitchen where he sees his wife on the floor, and a doctor, a lawyer, and a policeman standing by her. He immediately knows who shot her. How?
There was a big storm Monday night. When Daisy didn’t come home. Her husband called the police. A famous detective arrived at their place. Daisy’s charred body was found outside the city in the meadow. It looks like she was killed by lightning. However, the autopsy showed they weren’t burns from electricity. It was a murder. The detective has three suspects:
Jake, her husband,
Brian, her lover, and
Sam, her brother
Detective also found a note in Daisy’s pocket:
I KNOW WHO KILLED HER, BUT I CAN’T TELL HIS NAME. I WILL GIVE YOU A HINT:
THAT DAY I SAW HER DRINKING SAMBUCA AND DANCING SAMBA IN A BAR.
The detective immediately arrested the murderer.
Who killed Daisy?
A dead body is seen outside a four-story building. The detective ran up the first floor and checked the window. Continued the same process for the second, third, and fourth too. When he came down, he said it wasn’t a suicide but a murder. How?
A man shot his wife and held her underwater for three whole minutes. Later that night, they both had a delicious dinner together. How is this possible?
A girl was at her mother’s funeral, where she met an interesting man and fell for him right away. Before they could exchange numbers, he was nowhere to be seen. She didn’t even know his name. Later the police arrested her for killing her older brother. Why did she kill him?
3. A man was found dead with a cassette recorder in one hand and a gun in the other. When the police arrived, they immediately played the cassette. First they heard the dead man’s voice, “I have nothing to live for,” then the sound of a gunshot. Upon listening to the tape, the police knew that it was not a suicide, but a homicide. How did they know?
A detective, who was only days away from discovering the identity of a top brass mob boss, has suddenly gone missing. She left behind a single note: 5508 51 7718. Currently there are 3 suspects: Bill, Lucky, and Greg. Can you crack the detective’s code?
A couple went to Hawaii for their honeymoon. Unfortunately, the husband returned home alone because his wife had died in a horrible boating accident. The police contacted the travel agent he booked the trip with and arrested him for murdering his wife. How did they know he did it?
Accused of stealing the farmer’s chickens, a man is locked up in an empty room in the local jail. His cell has a dirt floor and is completely void of any accessories except for a shovel. There is a window overlooking the hills outside. The man is determined to break out and prove his innocence, but the window is too high to reach and beneath the shallow dirt floor is rock. How can he escape?
A serial killer invited a prospective victim to her place. They ate together and after the meal. She offered her an apple. When she refused, she insisted that they share the apple. So, she took the apple and cut into two halves. Both of them started eating the apple. As soon as her guest ate the apple she died. If both of them had the same apple, how come one died and one survived?
An adventurer finds a chest of treasure guarded by a pirate who offers him a red key, a blue key, and a gold key. Only one of them can open the treasure chest, and he only has one chance to choose the right key. Behind the pirate, he sees a ciper reading ‘TGK HOE ELY DEN.’ Which key does he choose?
Once upon a time, an evil witch kidnapped three married women and turned them into rose bushes. One of the women, who had children, begged the witch to go and see her husband, and the witch agreed. She took the woman to her home and returned her to her rose bush state the next morning. Little did she know that the husband was following, and he decided to rescue his wife. He looked at the three identical rose bushes and suddenly knew which one was his wife. How?
A man was found on the floor dead with a cassette recorder in one hand and a gun in the other. When the police arrive at the scene they pressed play on the recorder. It was the man’s voice. He said, “I have nothing else to live for. I can’t go on,” followed by the sound of a gunshot. After listening, the police knew that this was a murder, not a suicide. How?
A man was found dead with a cassette recorder in one hand and a gun in his other hand. When the police came in, they immediately pressed the play button on the cassette. They heard the man say, “I have nothing else to live for. I can’t go on.” Then there was the sound of a gunshot. After listening to the cassette tape, the police knew that it was not a suicide, but a homicide. How did they know?
Senator Blank and Senator Line met at a club to discuss the overthrow of their party leader. They each ordered a vodka on the rocks. Senator Blank downed his and ordered another. He then drank his second in one gulp and decided to wait before he ordered a third. Meanwhile, Senator Line, who was sipping his drink, suddenly fell forward dead. Both men were setup for an assassination. Why did Senator Line die and Senator Blank live?
The Greens are a very wealthy family that lives in a big, circular home. Early one morning, Mr. Green wakes up to find his gardener’s still warm body in the front yard. He calls the police. The detective who comes asks the employees about their whereabouts and what they were doing early that morning.
Driver: “I was outside washing the car.”
Maid: “I was dusting the corners of the house.”
Cook: “I was starting to make lunch for later.”
From the replies he knew who the killer was. Who was it and how did they detective know?
At the crime scene, the police found a CD recorder and a gun in the dead man’s hand. After playing the CD, they heard the man’s voice saying, “I have committed suicide and, no one is responsible for that”, and there was the sound of a gunshot. After listening to the audio, the police were sure that this is a murder and not a suicide. How?
A man was shot in his car. There are no gunpowder residues on his clothing, no bullet holes in the windows of the car, and the doors and windows are all locked. How was he shot?
A man is marooned on a desert island. One day, the wind starts blowing from the west, and lightning causes a fire to start in the forest. Cliffs surround the island, so the man can’t escape. What does he do?
The prisoner was locked up in a room with a dirt floor. The room has one window, which is high up above the prisoner’s height. The prisoner had a shovel, but he had only 2 days to get out, and digging would take him more than 5. How would he escape?
Andy is put in a cell with a dirt floor and only one window. The window is too high for him to reach. The only thing in the cell is a shovel. He won’t be able to get any food or water and only has two days to escape or he’ll die. Andy can’t dig a tunnel because it will take him much longer than two days to do it. How will Andy escape from the cell?
A dead female body lies at the bottom of a multistory building. It looks as though she committed suicide by jumping from one of the floors.
When the detective arrives, he goes to the first floor of the building, opens the closed window, and flips a coin towards the floor. He goes to the second floor and does the exact same thing. He continues to do this until he gets to the top floor of the building.
When he comes back down, he states that it was a murder and not a suicide. How does he know that?
It was a man’s birthday. He lay dead in the recreation room of his house. Next to his body was a note written in pencil. The note read “Happy Birthday, Friend.” The victim had a girlfriend; the police suspected her ex-boyfriend. They could find no obvious evidence. While searching the ex-boyfriend’s car, the police saw an envelope with the girlfriend’s address written on it. They thought they would get the handwriting on the envelop checked against the note. The scientist in charge came in early to work the next day; it was 7am. He looked out his window which faced east and stared at the rising sun and it was then that he realized how to prove the ex-boyfriend killed the man, even though the girlfriend’s address was not written in the same handwriting. How did he do it?
A man is stranded on forest-covered island. One day, when the wind is blowing from the west, lightning strikes the west end of the island and sets fire to the forest. The fire is very violent, burning everything in its path, and without intervention the fire will burn the whole island, killing the man in the process. There are cliffs around the island, so he cannot jump off. How can the man survive the fire without any buckets or any other means to put out the fire?
A wealthy woman lived in a completely circular home. One morning, she is found dead in the front yard. A detective comes along and asks the staff questions. The driver says he was washing the car, the maid says she was hoovering in the corners, and the cook says she was preparing lunch. Who is guilty?
Marta visits her friend Elisa but finds her dead in her house. The police question Marta as to why she thinks Elisa is dead, and how she found out, and she says that she knocked on the door and the window, and when she saw a light on, she breathed on the iced glass to see in. The police arrest Marta for murder. Why?
A man drank the punch at a party and left quite early. Others who drunk the punch died because of poisoning. Why didn’t the man die?
On the first day of school, someone murdered a history teacher. There were four people at the school that the police suspected had done it: the landscaper, a math teacher, a basketball coach, and the principal. These were their alibis:
The landscaper said he was outside mowing the lawn.
The math teacher said he was giving a mid-year test.
The basketball coach said he was running practice drills with his players.
The principal said she was in her office.
After giving their alibies, the police arrested the killer immediately. Who killed the history teacher and how did the police know?
A girl, at the funeral of her mother, met a guy whom she did not know. The girl fell for the guy and wanted to contact him. She looks for him but couldn’t find him. A few days later she kills her sister. What did she do that?
A few days later she kills her sister. What did she do that?
A man is in court for killing his wife. In the closing statements, the man’s lawyer surprises everyone when he announces “His wife was just missing. Everyone look at those doors. His wife is going to walk in those doors in about 30 seconds.”
The entire court is silent and the jury stares at the door as the lawyer and the defendant stares at the jury
After a couple of minutes, the lawyer says “See! If you were so sure he killed his wife, you wouldn’t be watching that door!”
The jury immediately gave a guilty verdict. Why did the jury convict him?
A woman calls up the police to say that her grandmother’s ring had been stolen. When they visit her house, they see broken glass on the lawn and dirty footprints. They arrest the woman. Why?
A couple goes on a camping trip, but only the husband returns. He claims that his wife fell off a cliff and died. When the detective gets in touch with the travel agent, he immediately arrests the husband. Why?
How did the lady know exactly who the man was who had just started working at her office without ever meeting him before?
A couple went on holiday for three weeks. They carefully locked their house, and had a neighbor check on the place while they were gone. When they returned, the wife was distressed to learn that, because of a power failure, she had lost all her fine jewelry. She had hidden the jewelry in what she thought was a very safe place. She was not robbed. Her jewelry was lost by accident. Why?
Rita called the police to investigate the burglary at her home. Her precious jewellery was missing. She told the police that the lock of the house was intact. Police scanned the crime scene. The house was in a total mess and the glass of the window was broken. Police concluded Rita had cooked up this story and arrested her for fraud. How?
Why was the detective’s wife furious when he arrived home at 9:30 when he said he’d arrive home at 9:30?
A crime was committed in the middle of a forest, which left the police stumped. Who did it?
Jane was found in her house lying in the center of a pentagram. The police questioned three people they found in her recent calls.
Jane’s brother: I have called her in the morning. She was depressed because she had been fired.
Jane’s Neighbor: She borrowed a pretty sum of money from me and called to ask for more time.
Jane’s Boss: She didn’t show up to work for a few days. I have called her to ask if anything happened.
Who is lying?
Two friends have gone on a trip, but only friend A returns and says that friend B fell into the valley while trekking. The police came and arrested friend A a week later and said he’d murdered friend B. How did they know?
Nicole went to the police to report that someone had stolen her vintage ring. When the police got to her house they notice that the window was broken, there was a total mess inside, and there were dirty footprints on the carpet. But, there were no other signs of a break-in.
The next day, the police arrested Nicole for fraud. Why?
An unidentified man in the local town kidnaps people and demands them to take one of the two pills that he offers. The pills look identical, but the killer claims that only one is poisonous. When a victim chooses a pill, the killer takes the remaining one. The victims always die after swallowing the tablet with water.
How does the killer manage to get the safe pill every time?
A happily married couple goes on holiday and locks their house up, with careful instructions for their neighbor to look after the house. The wife hides her jewelry in a very safe place, but when she comes back, it’s gone. Why?
On a Sunday morning, the police are called to a big house because the owner was found dead. The husband said he was asleep, the butler said he was cleaning the car, the gardener said she was picking vegetables, the maid said she was collecting the mail, and the cook said she was preparing breakfast. Who committed the crime?
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Accused of stealing the farmer’s chickens, Jack is locked up in an empty room in the local jail. His cell has a dirt floor and is completely void of any accessories except for a shovel. There is a window overlooking the hills outside. Jack is determined to break out and prove his innocence, but the window is too high to reach.
How can he escape?
Note that digging a tunnel is not a feasible option because the ground beneath the dirt is rock hard. Jack doesn’t have the energy to dig through it as he is deprived of food and water.
A man eats his dinner, goes to his bedroom, turns out the light, and falls asleep. In the morning, he looks outside and immediately throws himself out the window. Why?
A man is locked in jail. His cell has a dirt floor and a window high up on the wall. There’s also a shovel in the cell. How does he escape?
A policeman found a dead person in the middle of the desert. There were no footprints around him. Who would be the prime suspect?
Alina is Erik’s wife. She has a lover named Frank.
Alina says to Frank: I’m Pregnant by you.
Frank says: I don’t need it, I’m leaving you!
Alina goes to the hospital for abortion but
The doctor says: Sorry, I can’t perform the abortion for you. So you should go to a private clinic.
Alina goes to her sister Jane’s house and tells him everything and says please lend me some money for the abortion. Jane gives him money and Alina gets the abortion. After some days her sister Jane asks her for money and says: Pay me the money or I’ll tell Erik!
Alina says: I have no money!
Jane tells Alina’s husband Erik everything. Erik gets angry and says to Alina: I know you have a lover! your sister told me. Take your stuff and get out of here!
Alina committed suicide.
Who is responsible for her death?
Your whole life is upside down. Your girlfriend was hit by a drunk driver. Now she is in the hospital in critical condition. Your boss fired you for no reason and you had to get into debt to pay for treatment. On top of all that, Your home was taken away. As you had no money to pay the rent. Now you are roaming the streets aimlessly. Suddenly, a stranger comes up to you. He gives you a box with a red button. If you press the button, A random person will die. You will never get to know who he or she was and how exactly it happened then you will get $1Million!
Would you press the button?
The poison was in the ice, and the man drank the punch when the ice hadn’t melted.
Molly was preparing the thanksgiving feast in her kitchen. An hour later, her friend found Molly dead. She immediately called the police. The officer identified three suspects:
Emily Molly’s friend,
Jason Molly’s boyfriend, and
Adam Molly’s Neighbor.
The police also discovered that Molly had left three clues: a shoe, a slipper, and a glove to help identify the killer. The officer asked the suspects to put down what they were doing at the time of the murder. Soon the police found out who did it. Hard Riddles With Answer
Who is the killer?
A man was writing a letter during a lightning storm in his cabin and died suddenly. How did he die?
Raj and Rahul were friends and their house was in a snowy region. Raj called the police and informed them about his friend’s death. Raj said he went to meet Rahul and knocked at the door but nobody opened the door. He cleaned the moisture of the window glass to look into the house. He saw Rahul lying on the floor in the pull of blood. Police arrested the murderer right away. How?
Chris came back from work a bit earlier today! He was excited to see his wife earlier! As soon as he entered his bedroom, he saw a man jumping over the balcony. He realized that his wife was cheating him. He shouts on that man “BASTARD! I WILL KILL YOU” and chased him. After going a little further, he sees three men sitting on a bench and gets confused as to which of these three, who is his wife’s lover. Now it’s your turn to help Chris to catch his wife’s Lover.
Who is his wife’s Lover?
Derek called the police late in the evening. My wife is missing! A police officer soon came to their house.
Officer: What happened?
Derek: Today is our anniversary! I got up early and cooked pancakes to make a surprise for Kira. She got up in a bad mood and said that it was stupid to eat Pancakes in this heat. We had a fight. Kira got dressed and left without even touching the food. I went to work. When I came back, Kira was not at home. I called all her relatives and friends but nobody knew where she was.
The police officer immediately arrested Derek. Why?
Because she thought it would be 9:30 PM, and he turned up at 9:30 AM!
A dead body is seen outside a four-story building. The detective ran up the first floor and checked the window. He checked the windows of floors 2nd,3rd,4th, and 5th too. When he came down, he said it wasn’t a suicide but a murder. How?
Maria and Diego have a country villa. Every year they throw a wedding anniversary party. This year they invited many relatives and friends. Maria and Diego were very happy to see them. But in the evening there was an incident. Suddenly the light went out, and they heard a woman’s cry: MY NECKLACE! IT’S BEEN STOLEN!
Who stole it?
Bella went on vacation. She came back a week later and found a big mess in her apartment. All her money was stolen. She called the police. The detective arrived at the crime scene immediately.
Police: Are you left-handed or right-handed?
Police: Who else knew you were on vacation?
Bella: Only my colleagues!
The detective went to Anna’s office and questioned three suspects:
Lydia: I don’t know where she lives.
Tom: Ask my girlfriend, I spent all my free time with her.
Ellie: I was sick and stayed at home all the previous week!
Who broke into Bella’s house?
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