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Tuesday, July 15, 2014



It's 
Whodunit Wednesday!

Do you like to solve mysteries?
Do you love to win prizes?
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It's easy.
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Whodunit, enter your answer into 
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A MAZE OF SUSPECTS


   Sherman Holmes was out for a drive on a lonely country road. He saw a police car and the sign for the labyrinth maze at almost the same moment. "A labyrinth puzzle plus a crime, " he chuckled, stepping on the brakes. "How lovely". He switched on his turn signal and pulled off into the parking lot. 

   The roadside attraction, "Queen Victoria's Maze," consisted of a ticket booth, a small, shabby office, and the corn maze itself, a seven-foot-high square of ill-kept hedges. Curious motorists were lured into paying three dollars apiece to get lost in the confusing pathways inside the hedges. 

   Sherman bypassed the empty ticket booth and wandered up a gravel path and into the maze itself. Two right turns brought him to a dead end--a dead end complete with a corpse. A highway patrolman was standing over the corpse of a casually dressed man, a knife stuck between his ribs. Three men and a woman faced the officer. 

   "My husband Kyle and I came into the maze and split up just for fun<" the woman said between sobs. "After several minutes of wandering, I wound up outside another entrance. I was going to try again. I called Kyle, to see how he was doing. That's when I heard it--some scuffling--like a fight. Then Kyle screamed."

   "I heard the scream, too," said the tallest man. "I was on a bench in the center of the maze. I didn't hear scuffling, probably because the fountain there drowned it out. I'm Bill McQuire. I hurried out of the maze and found Mrs. Turner. The two of us went back in and discovered the body together."

   "I'm the owner," said a short, disheveled man. "Paul Moran. These people were the only three customers in there. After taking the Turners' money at the ticket booth, I went into the office. Abe, my electrician, was rewiring the system. I switched off the main fuse box for him. Then I walked around picking up trash. Abe was still working when I heard a man's scream." 

   Abe the electrician, was the last to speak. "What Paul said is true. I was in a crawl space under the office the whole time, doing the wiring. I didn't see anything or hear anyone until the scream."

   The officer bent down to examine the body. "No wallet. Maybe it was a botched robbery. But we'll have to wait for the experts."

   "I'm an expert," came a voice from behind. They turned around to find a short, owlish man with a briar pipe between his teeth. "Sherman Holmes, at your service. The solution is elementary, if you'd care to listen."

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6 comments:

  1. Fun mystery, Lisa! I think I may know whodunit. :)

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    1. Susan, if you didn't enter the giveaway, send me a message on FB and I'll let you know. However, authors are more than welcome to enter!

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  2. This puzzler for sure.
    rjprazak6@gmail.com
    Becky Prazak

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    1. Becky, I'm happy you enjoyed it. I got it wrong when I read it. LOL This is why I'm not a writer!

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  3. Thanks, Marylou. I'm glad you liked it!

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