Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Whodunit Wednesday & Thursday
(Running this one for two days since I'm late getting it posted)

Do you like to solve mysteries?
Do you love to win prizes?
If you said yes to both questions,
you're in the right place! 

It's easy.
Read the following story and if you think you know
Whodunit, enter your answer into 
the Rafflecopter form below.

One lucky winner will win a

This giveaway is normally brought 
to you by me alone.  
However, this week, author 
has been kind enough to donate a signed book as the prize!
(That title will remain a surprise)

In honor of Carolyn donating today's prize, I have added another option for winning on Rafflecopter. 
You MUST answer at least the first question in order to use the "Like Carolyn Hart's Facebook page" option. 

Carolyn's newest title GHOST WANTED
is now available!

This giveaway is open to the US and Canada

Sound fun?
Well then, get reading!


   "Maybe now you'll stop bugging me," Zach Alban said as Sherman walked into his friend's shop. "See? I got that alarm system you recommended, wired straight to the police station."

   "it's about time," Sherman replied. Alban Jewelers had just expanded its business and finally had some jewels worth stealing.

   "Mr. Alban, I'm leaving now." Ricky Mayfield had finished clearing out the window displays, placing the felts of precious stones into their locked drawers for the night. The door buzzed as the young assistant raced out to catch his bus.

   Melanie, Alban's second in command, was putting on her jacket and looking at the newly installed alarm panel. "Are you sure you don't want to give me the code, Zach? That way you won't always have to be here to open and close."

   "Not right now. Maybe in a few days when I get more used to it."

   "Whatever," Melanie said. A rumbling from the street announced the arrival of her boyfriend's motorcycle. "See you tomorrow." And she was quickly out the door, hopping onto the back of a Harley- Davidson.

   Zach led the way into the back office, eager to show his friend the entire system. "Once I set the code, any broken window or open door will trigger the alarm. Twenty seconds, that's all the time I have to disarm it. Sam, why don't you go home too."

   Sam wells switched off the computer and wished his boss a good night. Seconds later they heard the front door buzz, signaling the last employee's departure. "Want to help me close up?" Zach asked Sherman. "I don't want to make a mistake. After your first false alarm, they start charging you a fine."

   Sherman and Zach followed the instructions to the letter, then went down a block to Gil's Tavern. When they left an hour later, Sherman noticed a police patrol car parked in front of Alban Jewelers.

   "Break-in and burglary," an officer informed the devastated storeowner. "The back alley window was smashed. We responded within two minutes. But the alley was empty and the crooks were already gone."

   Sherman was surprised by the thoroughness of the burglary. The jewel drawers had been chiseled open and stripped of their contents. The display cases had been broken into and ransacked, glass shards littering the hardwood floor.

   "So much for my brand new alarm system," Zach said almost accusingly.

   "Not so fast," Sherman said. "If it weren't for the alarm system I wouldn't know who the burglar is."

Who robbed the shop?

Bonus entry: 
How did Sherman know?

The Whodunit Wednesday solution will be posted on tomorrow's blog after the Throwback Thursday feature.

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  1. You've stumped me again!!! I won't enter because I won last week (YAY) but this is another puzzle that is very hard to figure out!!

  2. I think I got this one right! (I don't think it could have been anyone else!) -- totally LOVE Carolyn Hart's books & have read all of them already. Would sure love to get the new Ghost title though!!!!

  3. There's really only one person that could have done it to my way of thinking. So I hope I got it.

  4. I'm so happy you're all enjoying! Good luck!