The Treasure Key

treasure key detective riddle

An avid treasure hunter found a long lost treasure chest in a cave guarded by a pirate. 

The treasure hunter had 3 keys that were golden, silver and black. 

He knew that only ONE of these keys would open the chest. 

The pirate was willing to give the treasure-hunter ONE chance to unlock the treasure chest with the correct key. 

If he chose the right key, he would take the chest and keep all the treasures inside. 

If he was wrong, the pirate would kill him right there and the treasure would never be found. 

On the wall above the pirate, the treasure hunter could see the letters: KGT HEO EYL NED 

Which is the right key?

The treasure-hunter was a keen puzzle enthusiast, and realised that the letters behind the pirate spelt “The Golden Key”

Naughty Nicole

naughty nicole detective riddle

Nicole went to her local police station to report that someone had robbed her house and stole her grandma’s vintage ring. 

When the detectives got to her house they noticed that the window was broken with all the glass laying on the outside, and there were dirty footprints on the carpet. 

But, the detective knew something was wrong as that was the only signs of a robbery.

The next day, the Detective arrested Nicole for fraud. Why?

Because the window was broken from the inside!

The Evil Husband

evil husband detective riddle

A man kills his wife in their car when nobody is around to see.

Then he throws her body out of the car and is careful not to leave any fingerprints on her.

He throws the murder weapon into the ocean, where it will never be found and goes home.

Two hours later the police call him and tell him that his wife has been murdered 

…and that he needs to come to the scene of the crime as soon as possible.

When he arrives they arrest him.

How did they know he was the culprit who murdered his wife

The police did not mention where the crime scene was on the phone!

The fact that the man knew where to go proved that he was guilty.

Law of Attraction

law of attraction detective riddle

John strolled into his house after a rainy walk

He was about to hang up his coat when he heard his wife say: “No Bryan! Don’t do it!”

There was a gunshot and his wife, Gloria, was killed

There was a police officer, a doctor, and a lawyer standing next to her.

John knew that the police officer did it.

How did he know?

The police officer was a man while the doctor and lawyer were women. 

As Bryan is a man’s name, it had to be the police officer

The Car Life Cycle

car life cycle detective riddle

It was a stormy night in New York City and a married couple were in a car passing through 

The car broke suddenly came to a screeching stop and wouldn’t start again 

The husband had to leave to get help, but was afraid of leaving his wife in the car alone 

He checked every inch of the car, checked the boot, wound the windows up and locked the car before leaving 

When he returned with help, the car was locked and in the same state that he had left it in 

But his wife was dead! 

There was blood on the floor, and a stranger was in the car 

How did the wife die?

The wife was heavily pregnant and that’s why the husband was very cautious

The baby was born but the wife didn’t survive the birth.

Boo! It’s A School Murder

boo school murder detective riddle

On the first day of school, the student’s favourite math teacher was found murdered in his classroom. 

There were four people at the school that the police suspected had done it: the gardener, a history teacher, a soccer coach, and the principal. They all spoke to the police, and gave the following alibis:

The gardener said he was outside mowing the lawn ready for after-school sports

The history teacher said he was giving a mid-year test.

The soccer coach said she was running practice drills with her players.

And, the principal said she was in her office in a meeting with two parents

After giving their alibis, the police arrested the killer immediately. Who killed the math teacher and how did the police know?

The history teacher killed the math teacher. 

He claimed that he was giving a mid-year test, but it was the first day of school.

The Killer Pills

killer pills detective riddle

A crazy serial killer kidnapped three different people 

He gave each of the three people two pills and a glass of their favourite wine.
The serial killer said

“One of the pills you are holding will kill you. But the other is completely harmless

Whichever pill you take, I’ll take the other pill and we’ll see who’s left standing… me or you” 

Every victim ended up dead after taking their pill. 

How did the serial killer get them all to take the poisonous pill?

Neither of the pills was poisonous. The poison was in the water that all the victims used to swallow their pill

Honeymoon mystery

honeymoon mystery detective riddle

A newlywed couple jet off to sunny Barbados for their honeymoon.  

The wife returned home by herself, claiming that her husband had died in an unfortunate boating accident. 

The police, suspicious of the incident, contacted the travel agent that the couple booked their honeymoon with

After talking to the travel agent, the Police arrested the wife for suspicion of murdering her husband. 

How did the police solve the mystery?

The travel agent records showed that the wife had only booked a one-way ticket for her husband!

Science case

science case detective riddle

Raul, a budding chemist, was murdered in his own lab. 

The detective arrived at the crime scene, and found a piece of paper on the floor 

On the piece of paper, the detective could just about make out the names of chemical substances on the piece of paper. They were: 

  • Nickel
  • Carbon
  • Oxygen
  • Lanthanum
  • And Sulphur

When looking through Raul’s calendar diary, the detective could only see that three people came to his lab that day: his friend Nicolas, his wife Celine, and his sister Dorothy. The detective immediately knew who the murderer was after looking at the piece of paper again.
How did the detective know who it was?

There was a very obvious clue on the piece of paper. If you combine the abbreviations of the 

The detective had the periodic table staring straight at him. The Chemical Symbols for each of the chemicals on the piece of paper, spelled the name ‘Ni – C – O – La – S’

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