Whodunnit #2

Monday, 16 January 2017

Well done on solving Whodunnit #1! Here's the 'official' solution from the book (click on image for a larger version):

Yay! Mears is off to gaol! But we can't rest on our laurels yet my fellow detectives! For now we must solve ... The Brighton Beach Mystery!


Ok, get going, mystery fans! And here are larger pictures of those illustrations. Good luck!

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Pat Harkin
Pat Harkin says:

Not tried No 2 yet but from the solution to No 1 "Gellert had 'discovered his defalcations'"

Sounds unpleasant...

January 16, 2017

Mark Vent
Mark Vent says:

Murder most foul !
Some of the chocs have been eaten but there's no sign of the wrappers. The box is out of the lady's reach.
The pencil is a hard lead and the paper flimsy it would most certainly have torn if she'd written on her lap.
I'm going for it being .... Fred
Don't believe him re the note.

January 16, 2017

Vaun earl Norman
Vaun earl Norman says:

It was murder, the box of chocolates were out of reach with no wheel marks on the sand towards the chocolates, the pencil point was hard, very sharp (unused) and in her hand, if she had poisoned herself and with only her right arm working you would assume that the poison bottle would be in her hand or at least her hand would be empty if she dropped the bottle, the chocolate wrappers were missing. I am leaning towards Fred as he reported seeing her writing a note on flimsy paper, a 225 pencil and on her knee would not be possible without ripping the paper.

January 16, 2017

Angela Lord
Angela Lord says:

Suspicion falls on Fred and Harry, both benefit in the will, both had motive, plus opportunity. It could be one of them, or they conspired together. Fred fetched the chocolates, and his story about the note doesn't add up, but Harry found the body, so he had the opportunity to arrange the scene before summoning the police.

January 16, 2017

Liam Spinage
Liam Spinage says:

Sand, on Brighton beach? Inconceivable. I would arrest the writer of this document for having made the whole thing up.

January 16, 2017

Stevyn Colgan
Stevyn Colgan says:

You lot are TOO good! And yes, Liam, the writer has obviously never been to Brighton!

January 18, 2017

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