How Deep is Your Mind Palace?

Do you love riddles? Yes, I assumed you do. Imagine you’re the famous private detective “Sherlock Holmes.” You are being called to solve these following murder riddles which nobody could solve;


Note: Answers will be reveal by the end of the page (bottom) Try to challenge yourself first by writing down each of the answers on a piece of paper. How many can you solve and correct?

Here are the list of riddles, enjoy 🙂

Case #1 Iced Teaicedtea
Two girls ate dinner together. They both ordered iced tea. One girl drank them very fast and had finished five in the time it took the other to drink just one. The girl who drank one died while the others survived. All of the drinks were poisoned.
Question: How did the girl who drank the most survive?

Case #2 Dinner Timedinnertime
A woman shoots her husband, then hold him under water for five minutes. A little while later, they both go out and enjoy a wonderful dinner together.
Question: How can this be?

Case #3 Cassette Tapecassettetape
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, but a homicide.
Question: How did they know?

Case #4 Numbersnumbers
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, they are three suspects: Bill, John, and Todd.
Question: Can you break the detective’s code and find the criminal’s name?

Case #5 Rich Peoplerich-people
A man is found murdered on a Sunday morning. His wife calls the police, who question the wife and the staff, and are given the following alibis: the wife says she was sleeping, the butler was cleaning the closet, the gardener was picking the vegetables, the maid was getting the mail, and the cook was preparing breakfast. Immediately, the police arrest the murderer.
Question: Who did it and how did the police know?

Case #6 Baggy Suitbaggysuit
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 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 police 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 police officers.
Question: How did he know?

Case #7 Roomsrooms
A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms: the first is full of raging fires; the second, assassins with loaded guns; and the third, lions who haven’t eaten in years.
Question: Which room is the safest?

Case #8 Cars, Knives, and WivesCKW.png
A man murders his wife with a knife in their car. Nobody is around to see this. He throws her out the car being careful not to leave any fingerprints on her body. Next, he throws the knife off of the cliff into a gorge where it will never be found, and he goes home. An hour later the police call him and tell him that his wife has been murdered, and he need to come to the scene of the crime immediately. As soon as he arrived, he is arrested.
Question: why the man get arrested and how did the police know he did it?

Case #9 Coin Tosscoin
A dead body is found at the bottom of a multistory building. Seeing the position of the body, it is 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 floor. 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.
Question: How did he come to know that it was a murder?

Case #10 Funeralfuneral
A girl was attending her mother’s funeral where she met a man. She was very intrigued by the man and was interested in getting to know him. As she was making her rounds, she realised she had not gotten the man’s name or number. Later, when she went to find him, he had already left. A week later, she murdered her older brother to find the man.
Question: Why would the girl do this?

Case #11 Cottage Lifecottage
A wealthy man lives alone in a small cottage. Being partially physically challenged, he had everything delivered to his cottage. The mail carrier was delivering a letter one Thursday when he noticed that the front door was ajar. Through the opening, he could see the man’s body lying in a pool of dried blood. When a police officer arrived, he surveyed the scene. On the porch were two bottles of warm milk, Monday’s newspaper, a catalog, flyers, and unopened mail. The police officer suspects it was foul play.
Question: Who does he suspect and Why?

There you go the murder riddles. Now, it’s time to check-out your answers with the following revelation of answers as provided below.

Answers Revelation:
Case #1
The poison was in the ice
Case #2
She shot her husband with a camera and then develop the photo
Case #3
If the man shot himself while he was recording, how did he rewind the cassette tape?
Case #4
Bill is the suspect if read upside-down the numbers read “Bill is boss. He sells oil.”
Case #5
The maid. There is no mail on Sundays.
Case #6
How can the murderer shoot him in the stomach if he came up behind the man?
Case #7
The room with the lions because they would have now died of starvation
Case #8
He never asked the cop where the scene of the crime was, so they knew that he had murdered his wife.
Case #9
None of the windows were left open. If the person jumped, who closed the window?
Case #10
So the man would attend the funeral again.
Case #11
The police officer suspects the newspaper delivery person. The absence of the Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s newspaper indicates that the delivery person knew there was no one there to read it.


To a Great Mind, Nothing is Little – Sherlock Holmes


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