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A Sunday Morning Murder

A man was killed on Sunday morning. His wife found the body and called the police. The police arrived and questioned the chef, maid, butler, and gardener. Their alibis were:

Chef – making breakfast
Maid – getting mail
Butler – setting table
Gardener – watering plants

The police immediately arrested the criminal. Who was it and how did they know?

The maid. Mail isn’t delivered on Sunday.


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11 Comments on "A Sunday Morning Murder"


Rebecca says
March 6, 2015 @ 22:05

It was the maid.

You can tell because of a Harry Potter quote I love.

“””There’s no post on Sundays!”””


Aswathy says
April 6, 2015 @ 19:30

The maid because “there’s no post on Sundays,” (Vernon Dursley)


Mollie says
July 11, 2015 @ 06:52

The Maid there’s no post on Sundays


Michael Jay says
July 20, 2015 @ 02:10

I knew it was the maid first I thought it was the chef because of a riddle very similar but it was the afternoon and he was making breakfast but I re-read it and realized easily it was the maid Watson you must observe


reinhard says
March 19, 2016 @ 05:01

i wish to become member


malikamanatullah says
May 26, 2016 @ 21:21

I was very amazed to solve this puzzle .THANKS A LOT


Arieh Perecowicz says
December 25, 2016 @ 21:21

Who said that there is NO mail on Sunday?
Where does it indicate that the maid picked mail of SAME day?
WHERE does it indicates WHERE the crime took place?
IF the crime was in Israel than there is mail on Sunday.
It was NOT the MAID, but rather the WIFE.
WIFE called police IMMEDIATELY to report it BUT was READING A BOOK IN BED IN THE MORNING?


Casey says
January 1, 2017 @ 16:02

It was the maid mail isnt delivered on Sunday’s. That even the answer if you don’t think it is google it or click the show the answer.


Yve says
January 3, 2017 @ 19:55

She said she was getting the mail. In the UK we have the Sunday Mail newspaper. Maybe she’s innocent!


rinfo says
January 5, 2017 @ 04:04

My guess would be the Butler…

The mail could have come on Saturday and she was just picking it up on Sunday.

The riddle says that that the Butler claimed he was polishing the silver. “The police instantly arrested the murderer.”..

“The police instantly arrested the murderer.”.. then if it was the wife, the police would not have interviewed the cook. If it was the cook then the police would not have gotten to the Gardener. If it was the Gardener then the police would not have gotten to the maid. If it was the maid the Butler would have never been questioned. As the police arrested the murderer immediately, then I would have to guess it was the Butler.


Inknown says
January 6, 2017 @ 01:36

Mail is delivered on Sunday’s if you ordered from amazon


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