Since I was young, I have been fascinated by mysteries, especially those of the solvable kinds. I was enthralled in reading mystery novels and crime thrillers like the eternal and magnificent works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dame Agatha Christie, James Patterson, and some Jefferey Deaver.
I always find that reading is the best exercise for our brains. While reading, you can put yourself into another situation, another world, another dimension, and it forces our minds to keep the imagination and everything else alive.
The reason why I like mystery and crime-solving novels is they take that little exercise to a whole other level. Aside from making your mind embellish such intricate details about the setting and the characters, it is as if you are solving a problem or deciphering some mystical codes while you are unfolding the mystery in front of you.
The authors mentioned above are great because they have their own unique way to paint you a picture of the whole ordeal, detail by detail without being so obvious about the clues that are scattered all around the vision they are trying to relate.
With the same enthusiasm, I wanted to share the thrills and the excitement in looking out for clues and testing my deductive skills with you. I have published a couple of stories with the same mind-boggling concept of these authors in a humble and simple manner. With these following stories, I am letting you take a glimpse into the deepest and most conniving parts of my brain. I really hope that you checked them out and I will be sharing the explanations to the cases and the answers for their puzzles.
If you haven't read this story yet and would like to try and solve the mystery first before I reveal the answer, you can read it here: Up Up and Down Hard.
If you are ready to know the answer, then read on.
The story was a simple one. Sherlock Obvious barged in into a crime scene wherein someone died by falling from a building. At first glance, the case looked like an open and shut suicide incident. But then Sherlock went on inside the building went on the first floor of the building and opened the window and leisurely tossed a coin to bounce to the floor. He did the exact same thing for each succeeding floor and at the top, he announced that it was really a murder, not a suicide.
He also told the police to ask a specific guy in the crowd.
The questions were: How did Sherlock know that it was a murder? How did he know to ask that specific guy from the crowd?
First, Sherlock knew it was a murder because all of the windows were closed, he had to open them all one by one. If it was a suicide, who closed the window after the dead person jumped? (Note, the building did not have access to the roof.)
Second, he noticed that the person was looking at the building and? not the victim. Maybe he realized the mistake he did when he saw all the windows were closed.
And again with the drill, if you haven't read it yet, you can try to solve the crime here first: Murder at the Record Store.
If you are all caught up and would like to know if you are right, just read ahead.
The storekeeper of the record store that Sherlock was on died on the spot. Upon inspection of the scene, there was a glass of water and some pills on the table of the shop owner's desk. Sherlock ascertained that the pills were poison. Basically, the case looked like a suicide and that the old guy has killed himself by swallowing the pills.
There was also a tape recorder in the scene that Sherlock picked up and when he pressed the play button, it played some sort of suicide note by the old man. After hearing it, Sherlock decided that it was a cold-blooded murder and not a suicide.
The question is how did Sherlock Obvious come to such a conclusion?
The answer lies with the tape recorder, you noticed that Sherlock only pressed the play button and did not rewind the tape. If it was suicide, who rewinded the tape after the man was dead?
The story is here. You may want to try and solve it first.
Are you done? You're ready to see if you are right? Then go ahead and read on.
It was a Friday and young Sherlock stumbled upon a cabin at the end of a walking trail where an old man was found dead inside the house. There were items outside the cabin's door that were found during the discovery of the body: They found some flyers, unopened mail, Monday's newspaper, some bottles of milk, a catalog, and a TV guide for the month.
Judging from the evidence in the scene, Sherlock deduced who the killer was.
Question is, who was the killer and how did Sherlock know it?
The killer was the newspaper delivery boy. By Tuesday, he knew that the old man was dead so he did not bother delivering his papers.
You're there! I'm so excited that you are, I hope that you are doing more than fine. Anyhow, have you guessed any of the mysteries mentioned above? Were you able to interpret the facts and the clues properly to make heads or tails of them?
If you have any reaction, comments, suggestions, or just anything to say about any of the stories or their solutions, just feel free to comment down below.
And as always, I appreciate you taking time to read here ...
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Series : Sherlock Obvious Episode : 004 Title : Mysteries Solved Published : 13-Nov-2021 Author : © RB