Sherlock Holmes Riddles That Will Test Your Brain Strength

Sherlock Holmes is one of the best and most respected fictional detectives in the history of literature. The most defining characteristic of the detective was his skills of observation and deduction. Holmes could look at a scene or person and deduce all kinds of information from their appearance.

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The amount of deduction Sherlock does in the books and TV shows are obviously exaggerated but can be done to an extent in real life. So, today we’re putting all our reader’s minds to the test with some fun, simple and easy riddles. These would make Sherlock pound if you can solve them.

1Liar liar

A man named Tom goes on a hiking trip with his friend Chris on a Sunday. He informs his brother Dan about the trip. The next Saturday, Tom is found dead in the woods, by police. Upon questioning, Dan says he worked all week. Chris claimed that he had lost his way in the woods and separated from Tom as soon as they had arrived. Chris was found wandering along the highway and had found his way home. One of them is lying and the clue lies in the picture.

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2Five men

The 5 men are as shown in the picture. One has been shot and murdered by one of them. Here are some clues about them. Can you guess who the murderer and victim is from them?

  • Dan ran in the NYC Marathon the previous day with one of the innocents.
  • Mike wanted to be a farmer before he moves to the city.
  • Jeff is a computer consultant and wants to install Ben’s new computer next week.
  • Ben and Jeff built their last computer together.
  • Ben and Jack met for the first time 6 months ago.
  • Dan was a heavy drinker.
  • Jack has been kept in isolation since the crime.
  • The murderer had his leg amputated last month.
  • The murderer is Jack’s brother. They grew up in Seattle.
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3An apple a day

A lady invites her friend to dinner at her house. She cooks a meal of roast beef, with a side of mashed potatoes. For dessert, she serves up an apple. She cuts half of the apple for herself and half of it for her friend, along with some whipped cream, puts the rest of the cream aside in a bowl. They eat the same apple but the guest dies of poisoning while the host survives. How is that possible?

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4Death note

A wealthy man named Ronald Green is kidnapped from his house on Bake Street. Sherlock arrives at the crime scene and finds a note written by the victim. It says, “First of January, Fourth of October, Fifth of March and Third of June.” Sherlock is sure that the answer is in the note. The suspects are Ronald’s son and heir Jack Green, John Jacobson, an employee of Mr. Green and his wife June Green. Sherlock knows who the kidnapper is. Do you?

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5The mailman

A wealthy handicapped man lives alone in a small cottage and has everything delivered to him. The mailman was delivering a letter on Thursday when he realized the door was ajar and saw the man’s body lying in a pool of dried blood. On the porch was found Monday’s newspaper, a catalog, flyers and unread mail. Sherlock arrives at the cottage and instantly tells the police that the killer is the mailman. Can you guess how he knew?

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