Everyone knows the usual IQ tests, where you have to answer (or not answer) 40 questions. After that, you can know your level of your intelligence. However, there is another way to find out what you are really capable of.

Long ago, when there was no Internet, and people read newspapers and magazines, the genre of detective crime riddles was born. These riddles were invented and print in all the languages of the world. Many years have passed, but they are still interesting for many people.

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This article is dedicated to all lovers of detectives. We propose you to act like real Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Poirot, or Nero Wolfe at the same time. Solve these detective riddles together with us. In this difficult case, you will be helped by drawings that have clues.

#1. Jack was put in jail. There was an earthen floor and one window, but it was too high to get it. There was just one shovel there. Jack will not get any water or food, so he has only 2 days for jailbreak, otherwise he will pass away. How can Jack do this, if he has no time to make a tunnel?

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#2. Mrs. Smith turned to the police with a statement that she had lost her old necklace. When the officers came to her place, they saw that there were no signs of breaking at the door or windows, and only glass of one window was broken. There was a complete mess, and the whole carpet was in dirty tracks. The woman was arrested on the next day. Why?

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#3. It was the first day of a new school year Somebody found the geography teacher’ body in one of the classrooms. during the last break. The police had 4 suspects: a gardener, a mathematics teacher, a physical education teacher and a school principal. They told that they had such alibi:

The gardener cut the shrubs in the backyard.

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The mathematics teacher conducted the final semi-annual test.

The teacher of physical culture played basketball with his students.

The school principal was in his office during the day.

After a while, the police found the murderer. Who is the killer?

#4. A lonely elderly man lived on the outskirts of the town. He did not leave his home anytime. On Friday morning the postman came to his house and called the owner, but he did not answer. He saw that the old was lying on the floor in a pool of blood. The postman called a policeman who found three bottles of milk. Two of them were warm and one was cold. Also, there was a daily newspaper for Tuesday near the house. The next day the policeman arrested the killer. Who was it?

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#5. The maniac kidnapped people and forced them to take 1 of 2 tablets: the first did not do harm, and the second caused the death. The kidnapper always took the other pill himself. A kidnapped person swallowed the chosen pill, and died immediately, and the killer always got a harmless pill. Why that could happen?

#6. One frosty January day John found his friend Jack dead in the living room of his own house. John immediately called the police. He said that he just walked past Jack's house and found his body. Jack knocked at the door for a long time, but nobody opened. However, it was clear that there was light in the house. Then John breathed on the frozen window glass. He wanted to melt the ice. When he looked into the room, he saw Jack being on the floor. The policeman immediately arrested John. Why?

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#7. A famous chemist was murdered in his own laboratory. There was nothing, but a sheet of paper with several chemical elements near the body. The police found out that three people came to the lab on that day: his wife Mary, nephew Nicholas and friend Jonathan. The police immediately found the murder. Who killed the man?


#1. Jack can make an earthen hill under the window, stand on it and get out of the jail.

#2. The police realized that Mrs. Smith is deceiving them, because if it had been broken from the outside, the pieces of glass would lie on the floor.

#3. Geography teacher was killed by a math teacher. According to him, there was a six-month testing, but it was the first school day.

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#4. It is obvious that the murderer is the postman. Only he could know that nobody could read newspapers on Thursday and Wednesday.

#5. Both tablets were absolutely harmless, and the poison was in a glass with water.

#6. John could not melt the icy crust on the glass outside the house, it is possible only from inside.

#7. The clue was on a piece of paper lying next to the victim. If we add the letter denoting the chemical elements, it will turn on Latin: Ni-C-O-La-S.

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