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A puzzle that involves figuring out what happened with regard to a certain incident through analyzing clues and deducing conclusions.

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Who killed Tom?

The date is 20/2/2018. You are a detective and have been contacted by the police officer to help to crack a case. "Our CEO, Tom has been murdered in his room just now. The only suspects are Norman, ...
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Awesome Murder Mystery [closed]

Source: gpuzzles.com Note: The owner of gpuzzles.com did not allow me to copy the puzzle, However site is fine pasting picture.
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Where should I meet Penelope?

I woke up to see that my car and \$4100 cash had been stolen from me. I found this note and map on my doorstep: I need to get away from Richard. As you know he is possessive and controlling. I am ...
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How Did The Tellers Mom And Police Know [duplicate]

Can anyone solve this riddle? A bank is getting robbed and one of the robbers tells one of the tellers to give him all of the money. The teller tells him she doesn't have access to it. ...
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The murder of the captain

One day, in the interstellar space near the system "Calibri"... The battleship B15, controlled from the control ship and flagship "Wielder", has just destroyed an opposing control ship with a long-...
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Who killed the child? [duplicate]

Here's a puzzle. You will probably find this out easily :) A family lives in a round cabin. The kid's mom and dad go outside. When they come back, their son is dead. The butcher said he was cutting ...
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Can you find the killer [closed]

Source BRiddles.com Find the killer: The killer is someone inside the store. I have no idea of the answer though.
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Mystery of the misprinted dice

Dan Hedfelt is a small gaming equipment manufacturer. Recently, he upgraded the machine that makes six sided dice, but the new machine started acting up, and he faced a production quality issue: the ...
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Who is a real time traveller and who is lying?

A person is locked up in a mental institution because he claims that he's been having clairvoyant visions from ages long time ago. At some point, it becomes evident that he actually tells the truth ...
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Is this Murder or Suicide Picture Puzzle [closed]

Deduce what happened, supporting with observations and deductions, also a possible story of what might have happened. I got This Puzzle From another source on internet. Give the answers with reasons....
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How to create my own murder mystery game?

I’m hosting a game night next week at a local bar, and. I wanted to have a segment with a murder mystery. The owner of the bar has agreed to be the deceased victim, and four people who regularly ...
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Are you born detective? [closed]

I take facebook quiz, and here are some of the questions. My answer is My answer is These three I have no Idea. Did my reasoning right? or are there better reasoning?
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How did the police know?

One night, a man receives a call from the police. The police tell the man that his wife was robbed, murdered, and her body dumped in a remote location, and that he should reach the crime scene as soon ...
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Murder or Suicide?

Deduce what happened, supporting with observations and deductions, also a possible story of what might have happened. Disclaimer: I didn't create this one. I don't know the original source too.
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Who’s the serial down-voter?

Amanda, Frank, and Michael are 3 users on Stack Exchange. One of them was serial down-voting. Can you figure out who the culprit is? Evidence: Amanda has been suspended for sock-puppetry numerous ...
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The king and his magical diamond [closed]

A king seated on his throne is contemplating about the future of his kingdom as he is growing very old. His kingdom will be safe while the magical diamond is in the kingdom. This decently size ...
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Hot Spring Homicides - the unlucky 5

(Warning: Heavy reading incoming, you may want to take notes. You have been warned) It's the year 2157, and you're one of the few people who didn't leave earth twenty seven years ago. Why? A deadly ...
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Smart Students in a Murder Madhouse

Alright detectives, we got a good ol' who dunnit here. Notes given to you by the department before you begin your examination of the place: May. Unclear Reasoning. During Evening. Raining. ...
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The SErial Killer (Part 3)

This puzzle is part of a series - part 1 is here and part 2 is here. Any comments I make on the OP are canonical and out of character (OOC). Any comments I post on answers are for flavour only. Since ...
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Suicide in the Kitchen (or murder…) [closed]

One day a detective investigates a case where a dead man was found in the kitchen of his house. Police reason that this was an act of suicide, judging that he had pills in his mouth. The detective ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 3

Two of the officers arrest Detective Randy White; one was holding him, while the other was putting handcuffs on Mr. White. You see that the whole Investigation department talking, some whispering to ...
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The untimely death of Dr. Wenzel: What give-away clue is hidden in the crime scene image?

Dr. George Wenzel and his colleague Dr. Martin Hupp are two expert biochemists researching brain-wave-changing drugs. Their work has long been regarded as being worthy of the Nobel Prize, in ...
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Who poisoned Hugh G. Pokitz? (a murder mystery logic puzzle)

Preface After your last mishap with a heap full of rabbits, you got sick of being lied to. Isn't life just so much easier when you can conclusively tell if someone's been telling the truth or not? ...
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The Mystery of Lake Laberge

The following document was enclosed in a tattered box, on the shores of Lake Laberge. To: Mission control Subject: Zo'Ardi investigation Much progress has been made in the investigation. The divers ...
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Abducted and taken to which city?

Yesterday (April 22, 2015), Dr Jerico Wong, a prominent researcher and experimental physicist at SciCorp Industries in Chattanooga, Tennessee, had monumental successes in his cold fusion experiments. ...
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The mystery of NOC +10

NOC +10 On March 6th, 2015, a YouTube channel named "Noc +10" was created. Since that day, this channel is uploading some really darkly mysterious videos. I will start saying something about the name ...
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A strange sight in London

While travelling in London, I noticed something strange. I saw some numbers which appeared to be counting up but which then switched to counting down. Later on, I saw the same thing, but the numbers ...
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The Group Meeting and An Argument

I was just coming back from my classes in the evening when I heard voices coming from an old house. So, being naturally curious, I figured there were groups of people and eavesdropped and here's what ...
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Cipher: Find the murderer

Bob was killed by someone. This is what you found at the crime scene: the person who ended bob's life is Iapes Ehzn also, the person is Ictlb Puod Jolin Hera Rivka Mond Hyman Yarn   ...
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Red herrings in detective puzzles

OK, so I've written several detective puzzles. Part 1 turned out to be what I'd consider balanced for difficulty: it had a clearly-correct answer, and took about half a day to be solved. Part 2 was ...
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The SErial Killer's killer

On the warm and windy night of November 12, Joe was coming back home. He ordered pizza from the car, to be delivered at 8 PM. Once he got back, he realized that one of his windows was slightly ajar. ...
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The Robber in the Agency [closed]

Special agent John Washington looked at the four men standing across him. “We are going to get Devious Dan this time,” The FBI man growled. “Dead or alive.” The men nodded and jumped on to their ...
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The robbery of the Black Forest Inn

in December 1496, after a rainy day, an inn somewhere in the Black Forest, on one of the major north-south roads, was visited by a group of highwaymen in the middle of a freezing cold night. ...
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A murder in the Puzznk rock band

There has been a murder! Crazy Dan, one of the members of the Puzznk rock band, was found dead on the ground after a wild party with the other band members last Saturday. He didn't die of an overdose ...
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The SErial Killer (Part 2)

This puzzle is part of a series - part 1 is here. Any comments I make on the OP are canonical and out of character (OOC). Any comments I post on answers are for flavour only. Update: As it turns out, ...
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The SErial Killer (Part 1)

This is part of a series which I'll be continuing if this goes down well enough. If you have any feedback on the puzzle (too hard, too easy, not clear enough, etc) I'd appreciate it so that future ...
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Nerd on the Loose III - WHO, WHAT & WHY

Preface. After the extraordinarily easy "riddle", I guess I can wrap out everything in this "detective" puzzle. Background. Professor Swannie Taco is a genius in most fields of science and technology....
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 5

The room is pitch black; the only thing giving any sort of light is the moon. You look around, but can’t seem to see much at all. Suddenly, music starts playing and giant rats appear out of nowhere, ...
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Murder on Stack Exchange!

Disclaimer: no offence is intended to any of the puzzling.SE users mentioned (or not mentioned) here! I was inspired by this question to use them as characters, with no regard for reality. You are ...
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Assassination in an office (again)

Inspired by a puzzle posted not that long ago. A man was killed in an office. We have five suspects: Isaac - takes care of trash in the company Caleb - he once stole two dollars from a ...
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Can you find the killer?

Mystery Cipher: Rakesh murdered in his office. CID arrested four suspects. Mehul Patel - Business partner Reena - His wife Ekta - His Secretary Chirag - His Servant All these ...
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The Football Murder Mystery [duplicate]

"THE COACH IS DEAD". That's the news buzzing around the country. There always was a sort of hatred towards the coach after he failed to guide the Team into the Olympics in football even after ...
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The Curse of the Ancients

The night has grown fearful. It has been a fortnight since the rising - when the dead have begun to shamble out of their graves, hunting and preying on sleeping men and women and children. The people ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 2

"Take her away!" commands the police officer, as two other officers handcuff the blonde woman. "Good work, Detective! I can see why you were named the number one detective. Keep up the great work!". ...
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Whichever one Joe drinks, Jack will drink the other [closed]

Jack and Joe are fighting over a robot that always saves its owner. They both claim to have created it, but only one is telling the truth. Neither would be able to live with the other taking the ...
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Who is the killer? [duplicate]

Keeping it short and crisp. A man was murdered in his office. The suspects are Gerry, Joseph, Jason, Nick, James and Sophie. The numbers 6, 4, 9, 10, 11 are written on a calendar with ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery - The Four Brothers

You get a call in the middle of the night which wakes you up violently—a call which you were not expecting. Your cell phone rings loudly because you have forgotten to turn the ringer off from the day ...
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Mad Scientist Murdered!

Been a while since I've been on the site, I like what you guys have done with the place! Returned to find that the fortnightly topic was Science, one that I had suggested, so I couldn't resist ...
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It's a serial killer!

So there was a call. To a food store. You pick it up. Hello, this is Costco? (not an ad, sry) We have a serial killer!!! (Female voice.) What?!?! Is this a prank....! It's OJ...[...
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Locate the hacker: Part 2

This is a continuation of Locate the hacker. Be sure to read through part 1 and the accepted answer first so you can get an idea of how to solve this. There are no tricks here. There’s no breaking of ...