Looking for the best crime mystery riddle? Here are some of the best crime mystery riddles (with answers) for the smartest and the brightest minds to put on their detective hats.
One thing that attracts the brightest minds is the crime mystery riddles. No one can deny how crime mystery riddles bring out the smart intellectual detective in us. These crime riddles tingle our brain neurons and give us a thrill every time we crack them!
In order to quench your excitement of solving a complicated mystery, here are some interesting crime mystery riddles (with answers) that would give your brain some serious exercise.
1. College Professor Murder Mystery
On the very first day of college, a science professor was found murdered. The police had 4 suspects: The Physics professor, the football coach, the peon, and the principal. Police asked them about their whereabouts and, their replies were like this,
The Physics professor said, “He was correcting mid-year test papers.”; The football coach said, “He was on the ground playing the game.”; The peon said, “He was serving tea.”; The principal said, “He was in his office.” The police found out who was lying and caught him. How?
Answer: The killer was the Physics Professor. According to his words, he was holding a mid-year test, but the crime happened on the first day of the college year.
2. Japanese Ship Crime Mystery
A Japanese ship was sailing in the Ocean. The captain of the ship went for a bath. He removed his ring and kept it on the table near the engine. When he returned, he found his ring missing. The captain called all three crew members who were working around at that time. He asked them what they were doing during the last 20 minutes.
The 1st crew member said, “I was checking the navigation.
The 2nd crew member said, “I was intimating the people about our arrival.
The 3rd crew member said, “I was correcting the side of the flag as it was upside down.”
The captain caught the crew member who was lying. How?
Answer: The 3rd crew member was lying because the Japanese flag is the same from both sides.
3. Prisoner In A Cell With Dirt Floor Escape Mystery
A prisoner was kept in a cell with a dirt floor and only one window positioned high. Except for a shovel, nothing else was there. He had just a few hours in his hand to escape from the cell. He managed to escape from the window. How?
Answer: Jack used the shovel to make a pile of dirt under the window, climb on it, and escape from his cell.
4. Fraud Burglary Crime Mystery
Rita called the police to investigate the burglary at her home. Her precious jewellery was missing. She told the police that the lock of the house was intact. Police scanned the crime scene. The house was in a total mess and the glass of the window was broken. Police concluded Rita had cooked up this story and arrested her for fraud. How?
Answer: The police were sure that Rita has lied to them because someone had broken the glass window from inside. If the window was broken from outside, little pieces of glass would be on the room’s floor. But Rita had broken it from inside, and glass pieces were outside.
5. The Ultimate Chemical Mystery Riddle
A well-known chemist was found murdered in his laboratory. While investigating the crime scene, police found a note near the dead body that read ‘26-3-58/28-27-57-16′. The police suspected that someone known would have done that. They called all the people who had visited him that day, his wife Maya, his nephew Nicolas, and his friend, Felice.
Police immediately caught the murderers based on the numbers written on the note. How?
Answer: The atomic number of Fe is 26, Li is 3, Ce is 58, Ni is 28, Co is 27, La is 57, S is 16.
“Fe(Iron) – Li(Lithium) – Ce(Cerium)” -> Felice
“Ni(Nickel) – Co(Cobalt) – La(Lanthanum) – S(Sulphur)” -> Nicolas
Hence, Felice and Nicolas are the murderers.
6. Honeymoon Murder Riddle
A woman came back from her honeymoon and told everyone her husband had died by accidentally falling off a cliff. The detective figured out that she was lying when he spoke to the travel agent who had booked the tickets. How did he know she lied to him?
Answer: The woman bought only a one-way ticket for her husband whereas, She bought a two-way ticket for herself. It means that she was sure that she has to return alone.
7. Water Pill Crime Riddle
A serial killer kidnapped people and offered them 2 pills and asked them to take 1. Both the pills were the same in content and appearance. Whichever pill a victim took, the serial killer took the other one. The victim took the pill with water and died, and the killer survived all the time. How did the killer manage to get a harmless pill?
Answer: The poison was not in the pills but, it was in the glass of water that the victim drank.
8. Friend’s Murder Mystery Riddle
Raj and Rahul were friends and their house was in a snowy region. Raj called the police and informed them about his friend’s death. Raj said he went to meet Rahul and knocked at the door but nobody opened the door. He cleaned the moisture of the window glass to look into the house. He saw Rahul lying on the floor in the pull of blood. Police arrested the murderer right away. How?
Answer: Raj wouldn’t be able to unfreeze the window glass because it’s usually icy on the inside.
9. Murder Or Suicide Mystery Riddle
At the crime scene, the police found a CD recorder and a gun in the dead man’s hand. After playing the CD, they heard the man’s voice saying, “I have committed suicide and, no one is responsible for that”, and there was the sound of a gunshot. After listening to the audio, the police were sure that this is a murder and not a suicide. How?
Answer: A dead man cannot rewind the recorder to play from the start.
10. The Calendar Murder Mystery Riddle
A man was found dead while on holiday in the UK. The suspects were Margret, Mason, Bill, Laura, and Alexa. On the calendar, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 were written in blood. How to decode the numbers to find the killer?
Answer: The numbers are those of the months whose first letters spell out ‘Mason’.
11. The Suicide Or Murder Mystery Riddle
A dead body is seen outside a four-story building. The detective ran up the first floor and checked the window. He checked the windows of floors 2nd,3rd,4th, and 5th too. When he came down, he said it wasn’t a suicide but a murder. How?
Answer: All the windows were closed. If the person committed suicide by jumping from the window then, how come the windows were closed?
12. The Detective Murder Mystery
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, there are 3 suspects: Bill, John, and Todd. Can you break the detective’s code and find the criminal’s name?
Answer: The suspect was Bill. “Bill is boss. He sells oil” will be the message if you read it upside down.
13. Who Is The Murderer?
Seema was killed on a Sunday morning. Her roommates gave the following testimonials: Roma was getting the post from the postman, Priya was doing laundry, Megha was cooking, Shreya was planting in the garden. Who killed Seema and, how did the police know whom to arrest?
Answer: Roma killed Seema as Sunday being a holiday, no posts are delivered.
14. The Legal Murder Mystery Riddle
Man killed his wife. He had legal rights to do so. People watched him but, no one could accuse him of his action. Why?
Answer: The man’s job was of an executioner, and his wife had received the death penalty so, he was doing his job.
15. The Ice Factory Murder Mystery
A man hanged through the ceiling in his ice factory. There was nothing except a small puddle of water in the room. No chair or a table was there to climb up. How did he manage to hang himself?
Answer: The man was standing on a giant ice block to commit suicide. So, the puddle of water was there.
Hope you enjoyed these mystery riddles as much as we did.
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