Five guests, Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlett, Reverend Green, Professor Plum and Mrs Peacock, were all invited to an exclusive party at Dr Black’s Mansion. However, during the long, dark night, the owner of the spectacular mansion, Dr Black, was found dead in his office. The trouble is, every member of the party went into his office, each at a different time, with a different weapon, motive and clue that incriminated them. From their statements below, can you work out who killed him?
Colonel Mustard’s statement: “I didn’t do it. I never left a footprint because a woman did. I entered the room before the person who took in the poison. I must say though, she was in there for a quarter of an hour before someone else went in!”
Miss Scarlett’s statement: “Okay, I admit it! I took in the revolver, even though my motive wasn’t revenge. A man entered the room after me and his motive was either rage or blackmail.”
Reverend Green’s statement: “All I know is, I did leave a fingerprint, but that doesn’t explain why Mrs Peacock lost a hair, does it? Oh yes! The person who entered seventy minutes before me took in the lead pipe.”
Professor Plum’s statement: “I entered after a woman, who did not take in rope because the last person to visit him did. I was in there for more than thirty-five minutes confronting Dr Black with my motive, which, may I say, wasn’t greed or blackmail.”
Mrs Peacock’s statement: “Yes, you caught me! My motive was jealousy, but it wasn’t as bad as that man’s blackmail motive, who entered at five minutes past nine. I entered before another man who left the incriminating clue of the blood drop.”
The person who entered the room at half past ten is the real killer. Who did it?
Answer: After using your detective skills, you should be able to deduce the following information:
Colonel Mustard, Dagger, Blackmail, Note, 9:05
Miss Scarlett, Revolver, Greed, Footprint, 11:25
Reverend Green, Rope, Rage, Fingerprint, 11:55
Professor Plum, Lead Pipe, Revenge, Blood, 10:45
Mrs Peacock, Poison, Jealousy, Hair, 10:30
As we know the person who entered the room at half past ten is the real killer, therefore, it is Mrs Peacock.