A murder has been committed. Can you work out who died and who is the killer?
- Dave ran in a 10k fun run for his local hospice on Saturday with his older brother
- Mick grew up at a yard owned by a famous race horse trainer. He now lives in Birmingham.
- Bob and Geoff cheated in the pub quiz on Sunday by googling the answer to Question 27: “What is a taphophile?”
- Bob met John for the first time in March.
- John has disappeared since the murder but was seen on CCTV on Sunday walking across Tower Bridge.
- The murderer is John’s only brother
- John and his older brother grew up a stone’s throw from Charing Cross.
- We know the murderer was John’s only brother. Therefore the murderer is not John. It is also not Bob as they only met in March.
- John only had one brother, who was older. Therefore the murderer was not Dave as he has an older brother.
- John and his brother grew up near the centre of London. Therefore John’s brother cannot be Mick, who grew up in a yard full of race horses.
- By a process of elimination, we therefore deduce that the murderer was Geoff.
- Unfortunately, we omitted a vital piece of information to identify who died – therefore if you correctly identified the murderer in your entry – please get in touch so we can send you a death and disease prize. We should have told you that the murder was committed last Friday. Had you known this, this is how you would have identified the corpse:
- We already know the victim cannot be Geoff.
- We are told that Dave, Bob and John have been seen since the murder, and therefore cannot have been murdered on Friday.
- Therefore the victim is Mick.
Death and Disease trivia: A taphophile (which came up in Bob and Geoff’s pub quiz) is someone who takes an interest in cemeteries, tombstones, or memories of past lives.