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Monday, 27 April 2015

Detective game series



Question 1. The jewel thief   : Detective John Volt (detective puzzle series).
Mrs Lucy had her front door fastened before going to the market to buy some food. When she came back after an hour, she found her front door open. She rushed to her room and found her valuable jewels missing, so she immediately contacted the best detective in the town John Volt.

Crime scene:
 The front door was left half open. Nothing other than the jewels were missing. The shelf where the jewellery was kept was found open, with its lock lying on the floor. All the other things in her house and her room were untouched. The door’s lock was unfastened and was found on the ground (no finger prints were traceable). The cupboard which contained the jewellery had its lock neatly detached from the cupboard’s door and was laying on the floor next to it.   

Investigation:
John Volt investigated the crime further and noted down the information he gained, which are listed as follows:

1.     Mrs Lucy found her jewels robbed at 1 53 pm.
2.     The milk man had delivered the milk at his usual time 6 am. Mrs Lucy also reported that the milk man got his monthly payment.  
3.     The newspaper delivery boy delivered the newspaper at 6 15am (his usual time). The newspaper boy had seen the neckless (one of the missing jewelleries) on Mrs Lucy’s neck and said “Nice neckless Mrs Lucy. Is that diamond”. And Mrs Lucy had simply replied “yes it is, thanks”.    
4.     The carpenter who had mended the house’s showcase furniture which was in the drawing room had come at 7 45 am to receive his final payment. He had mended the broken glass. Mrs Lucy’s showcase furniture’s glass got broken ten days before this robbery took place. The next day, she had enquired for a good carpenter, and had got the carpenter’s number from the cook.
5.     The plumber had done his pipeline mending work at 9 00 am and left after he had finished his work. Lucy said that the plumber was hard to negotiate with, to get him to accept for a fair price. She also reported that he complained about him not being paid well and he also added that this is what drives people to follow unjust means to earn money.
6.     The maid who cleans the house hadn’t come for three days; she had claimed that she had to go to her hometown to attend her sister’s marriage. The maid comes by 12 00pm and finishes her work by 2 30pm and leaves the house by that time.
7.     The cook had left her job seven days before the robbery claiming to return back to her hometown permanently. Each day she would come for work by 9 00 am and leave by 12 00 pm.
8.      Sometimes, when Mrs Lucy had to leave the house, she would give the maid or the cook the house’s key to let them work when she was not at home.
Mr. Rogo Volt found this case as one of his easiest cases and solved it in a second after he had finished drafting the above report and closed the case capturing the robber in an hour and returning back the jewels. Now….,
Who was the robber and how did he rob? Find out, to become the best detective!


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