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Case of a Murdered Wife

Mystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.

 

Puzzle ID:#21165
Fun:*** (2.86)
Difficulty:* (0.98)
Category:Mystery
Submitted By:Unicorns*
Corrected By:scallio

 

 

 



Detective Palumbo had just finished examining the body of Debbie Layne, which was lying on the couch in her plush living room.

"Mrs. Layne was hit on the back of her head 3 or 4 times with the butt of that pistol," the sleuth said.

The .45 lay on the floor near the body. Sheriff Hobbs was dusting the weapon for fingerprints.

"I've telephoned her husband at his office and only told him to come home. I dislike breaking bad news. Will you do it?" the sheriff said.

"I'll do it," said Palumbo as he watched the body being removed from the scene. Then he took a seat in a lounge chair to wait for Mr. Layne.

The ambulance drove away just as Mr. Layne arrived. He came into the living room and asked, "Where's Debbie? What's happened?"

"I'm sorry to have to tell you that she was murdered about 3 hours ago," said Palumbo. "Your cleaning lady found the body and called the sheriff."

"I can't find any fingerprints on this gun," said the sheriff. "I'll send it to the lab."

Mr. Layne's face flushed as he got angry and said, "Please find the fiend that clubbed Debbie to death. I'll put up a twenty-five thousand dollar reward!"

"Save your money," said Hobbs. "The murderer won't be that hard to find."

Why?




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Comments

prettykitty
Feb 22, 2005

I like this.
tessa**
Feb 22, 2005

it was good one of those i can get.it was pretty easy
whoelsebutme09*
Feb 22, 2005

really fun but kinda ez. it wuz kinda obvious but it was so much fun!
froggyggAus*
Feb 23, 2005

I guess my 20+ years of legal work is still imprinted in my brain (or maybe Monk's influence!) but I caught the answer as soon as her loving hubby said "clubbed". Easy but fun. You set up a good case scenario.
erikahead
Feb 24, 2005

That was cool
But really ez.
I'm glad I got it b4 I checked the answer to make sure.
charlile*
Feb 24, 2005

didn't get it
stormtrooper*
Feb 24, 2005

pretty goood...
chidam11Ain*
Feb 25, 2005

Very Nice
Behrkat5
Feb 26, 2005

fun but really EZ
brainybabe
Feb 26, 2005

There are lots of ones like these in a book entitled "Two Minute Mysteries". Great bathroom read!
laurajo
Feb 28, 2005

good one!
coughdrop777Aus*
Feb 28, 2005

i got it like right away, but still fun, liked it.
rac76
Mar 01, 2005

This was fun and easy!
freakydoughnut1*
Mar 02, 2005

OMG, WAY TOO EASY!!!!!!!!!
Butterflybabe
Mar 03, 2005

a little easy there but enjoyed the story all the same
Legolas1234
Mar 08, 2005

I got that one straight away...
It's easy, so I like it!
swithieAgb*
Mar 17, 2005

It's nice to have a breather, well written. Sometimes ones in this style make it really obvious what the answer is.
Sarcastique
Mar 18, 2005

It was a hard one. I didn't get it a first. I 'm a newbie so hope we can talk sometime.
thetrumonk**
Mar 19, 2005

This was a really easy one but good. Most people miss the clues in it, the subtle words or obvious ones. good deal
willymapo*cr*
Mar 28, 2005

Great and instantaneosly easy!

But... if having a gun, why don't just shoot?
TehIgnored*us*
Mar 30, 2005

I agree with everyone else...fairly easy, but definitely fun. Also enjoyed the fact that it was well written.
serendity78
Apr 02, 2005

that was a good1 b/c i actually figured it out on my own
Ms50cent*
Apr 17, 2005

It was very easy so i like it pretty much.
vikingboyAus*
Apr 24, 2005

typical....too easy..enough of the teasers in which the guilty party makes a statement that only the person that did it would know.
shandela**
Apr 26, 2005

if he shot her, then the detective wouldn't have an easy case.
(user deleted)
May 04, 2005

Way to easy
xsadclowneyezxAit*
May 06, 2005

yea.....way easy
pickles1086
May 18, 2005

Yeah, I actually got that one. Woot!
babybabe1*
May 20, 2005

Though i didn't get it i still loved that one! At first i thought it woz the cleaner cause nobody could get the finger prints from the gun and the cleaner must be an expert at cleaning, but then i got that it was her husband. One of my best brain teasers ever!
jannie_delta*wa*
May 23, 2005

I did get it, these are sort of obvious, but there was no blood...
tabsgrl09
May 24, 2005

so obvious
mamimi**
Jul 02, 2005

lol, the husband was an idiot! he wastes all that planning just to go and blurt out how he killed her, bet he felt dumb after that!
burfly01*
Jul 02, 2005

well... i thought it was fun and a lil easy i got it but i agree with the cleaning lady thery
bhssoccer23Aus*
Jul 11, 2005

That was really good but a little easy. It makes me feel smart when I get the answer right, though, so keep up the good work!!!!
pInapples**
Jul 27, 2005

well written but EZ! but i like easy ones! good job!
rkaalandAus*
Nov 14, 2005

Loved it and got it!!
scotchtape10
Nov 21, 2005

loved it!!!!!! awesome.... added to faves!!! rock on
kcheer2493us*
May 29, 2006

That was a really easy one, but it's nice to have an easy one once in a while to make yourself feel better. Thanks for a great teaser!
ChiangMastaMind*cn*
Aug 01, 2006

Nice One. Pretty EZ tho
nikleAus*
Oct 12, 2006

vrey CSI ish

great job!
scallioAus*
Sep 05, 2007

A bit easy, but I enjoyed it! I guess you could say it was a "dead" giveaway!
xoshortie522Aus*
Jan 28, 2008

it was pretty easy..but fun all the same
brain23tus*
Feb 04, 2008

Nice, but didn't actually tell who murdered the wife...
spinnercatAus*
Aug 30, 2008

really nice, but easy.. a classic mystery tale
great job!
srpwuzhereAus*
Nov 15, 2008

good teaser
you would figure at first the cleaning lady did it cause there were no finger prints. but then the husband blurted out that he did it. LOL stupid husband



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