Inspector Rottman is investigating the murder of a young clergy assistant in the quiet village of Roeville.
Having already done some detective work, he has the following three main suspects:
- Trevor Matthews, the vicar.
- Benedict Leith, the organist.
- Lionel Richardson, the choirmaster.
The Inspector is struggling to identify the culprit until he receives the following tip-off:
The altar boy behind the church.
The crows they flit from perch to perch.
Monday yes but Tuesday no,
Weds I stay but Thurs I go.
I’m in Friday, Saturday out.
Sunday’s odd so I say nowt.
Every other second counts,
The alter-ego presence mounts.
From black to white to black to white
Altruism wins the fight.
Solve this puzzle then you can,
Change your way to find your man.
Who is the murderer and how do you know (provide full explanations for each clue)?
The rhyme will get you half way there, but the numbers are what will really reveal the secret.