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.

Japanese Ship Thief

A Japanese ship was en route in the open sea. The Japanese captain went for a shower removing his diamond ring and Rolex watch on the table. When he returned, his valuables were missing. The captain immediately called the five suspected crew members and asked each one where and what he was doing for the last 15 minutes.

The Filipino cook in a heavy overcoat said, “I was in fridge room getting meat for cooking.”

The Indian Engineer with a torch in hand said, “I was working on generator engine.”

The Sri Lankan seaman said, “I was on the mast (top of the ship) correcting the flag which was upside down by mistake.”

The British radio officer said, “I was messaging to company that we are reaching the next port in 72 hours. From now that is Wednesday morning at 10 AM.

The British navigation officer said, “I am on night watch, so sleeping in my cabin.”

The captain caught the thief who apparently lied. So who is the thief?

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Missing Game Set

A game set has gone missing from the classroom. Mr Robert called up 4 pupils and interviewed them. Only one of them is telling the truth.

These are the statements:
Alice: I did not take the game set.
David: I think Bob took the game set.
Bob: Alice is lying.
Carol: Bob is lying.

Who took the game set?

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Agents Yellow, Red and Green

Agents Yellow, Red and Green each have a green badge, a yellow badge and a red badge, but none of them has a badge color that matches their name. They met when called to a conference at headquarters.

The Agent with the Green badge said “I have a license to kill!” to which Agent Red replied sarcastically: “What, time?”

What color is each Agent’s badge?

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Car Accident

Two cars were involved in an accident in the center of town. The man who was driving a little green car, had overtaken a big black car. The driver had misjudged the distance between him and the on-coming traffic and had to swerve back in, causing the black car to swerve and crash into a shop window.

When the occupants of the cars were examined everyone in the green car was okay, but in the black car was one dead man. However, the driver of the green car was not charged with manslaughter, why was this so?

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Tape Recorder Suicide Message

A man was found dead in his study. He was slumped over his desk and a gun was in his hand. There was a cassette recorder on his desk. When the police entered the room and pressed the play button on the tape recorder they heard: “I can’t go on. I have nothing to live for.” Then there was the sound of a gunshot. How did the detective immediately know that the man had been murdered and it wasn’t a suicide?

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