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.

Strawberry Jam Stain Culprit

The Smith family is a very wealthy family that lives in a big, circular home. One morning, Mr. Smith woke up and saw a strawberry jam stain on his new carpet. He figured out that everyone who was there that morning had a jam sandwich. From the following statements, figure out who spilled the jam.

Billy Smith: “I was outside playing basketball.”

The Maid: “I was dusting the corners of the house.”

Chef: “I was starting to make lunch for later.”

Who is lying?

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Delinquent Decision

Five children were playing kickball. One of the five broke a window. When questioned about the incident, each child made three statements of which two were true and one was false. The statements are given below.

1. I didn’t do it.
2. Sally will tell who did it.
3. One of us is in big trouble.

1. Joyce did it.
2. I didn’t do it.
3. I don’t even like to play kickball.

1. I didn’t do it.
2. Joyce and I are good friends.
3. Sally doesn’t know who did it.

1. Matt lied when he said I broke the window.
2. I never saw Vince before today.
3. I never broke a window in my life.

1. I saw Joyce break it.
2. I didn’t break the window.
3. I want to go home.

Who broke the window?

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Locked Store Room

The store room of your house is locked with a certain kind of padlock that can be closed without a key but requires a key to open which you own and there is no duplicate key. You decide to move your old stuff to the storeroom. After keeping the things carefully, you lock it back again perfectly. The next day, a dead body is found in your closed store room.

Since only you have the key to the store room and you live alone, the police suspect you as the murderer. You can’t understand anything when suddenly a thought strikes your mind. There is a possible way using which the dead body could have been placed by someone else.

Can you find that way so that you can tell the police and prove yourself to be innocent?

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