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Searching for intriguing detective riddles to solve? We have you covered with this extensive set of mysterious puzzles!

This huge aggregation of police detective puzzles centers around a readers ability to break down clues to essentially find "Whodunit". Have you always had an interest in crime shows, and cool detective series like SVU? Try out these puzzles to see how good of a crime solver you may actually be.

These riddles are outstanding for teens, and adults of all ages. We all have a bit of "Sherlock Holmes" in us, and it's time to let him out!

Before attempting these thought-provoking conundrums make sure that you are of age. Anyone under 18 may need to browse this page with parental guidance and approval because of the graphic nature of a few of the puzzles listed in this section.

A Man Walked In His House Riddle

Hint:
The police officer was a man while the doctor and lawyer were women
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Solved: 46%

Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of Ganpat

Hint:
Jason Kumar

The number on the calendar was written in a hurry.Sherlock matched the written number with the months of the year.
So the B was an 8, thereby giving us 7-8-9-10-11: July, August, September, October, November.

Use the first letter of each month and it spells J-A-S-O-N.
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Solved: 50%

Finding The Clues

Hint:
Dabid is the killer

drawing room(D) , art room(a) , bed room (b) , ice-cream room (i) , desk room (d)
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Solved: 81%

Gay Detectives Riddle

Hint:
They kept blowing all their cases.
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Solved: 39%

Hint:
The tape started at the beginning and the gun shot was at the end. how could the man rewind the tape if he was already dead? Plus, the murderer could've used the the handkerchief to hold the gun and then puts the man's hand on the gun when he was dead so only his fingerprints were left behind.
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Solved: 82%

Chicken Murder Riddle

Hint:
Fowl play.
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Solved: 34%

The Detective Trap Riddle

Hint:
Detective Sara Dunts realized she had walked into a trap when she heard the extra set of footsteps. Hearing the footsteps on the stairs made her remember what her partner had said, "Mr. John Gooding had mysteriously vanished from his one story home." She then realized that this was not Mr. Goodings home because at that very moment she realized that she was climbing stairs in a supposedly one story house. Sara immediately called for backup and arrested Mrs. Glen. She then walked down the stairs to find Mr. Gooding near the bottom. The two had planned on kidnapping and killing Sara for putting Mr. Goodings niece and Mrs. Glens son in jail for murder. Both went to jail to serve their time.
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Solved: 75%

Construction Site Murder Riddle

Hint:
The evidence against him was irrefutable. It was found that the workman, when he died, was hammered.
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Solved: 37%

Killed Her Own Sister Riddle

Hint:
She was hoping that the guy would appear at the funeral again.
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Solved: 86%

Crime In The Forest Riddle

Hint: YEW know who.
A tree.
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Murdered On A Sunday Afternoon

Hint:
The cook did it. You don't cook breakfast in the afternoon.
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Who Committed The Murder Riddle

Hint:
Cousin Margaret. The statements of Aunty Mary, Uncle Jim and cousin Margaret are true.
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Solved: 54%

Japanese Ship Thief Riddle

Hint:
The thief is the Sri Lankan seaman. They are on a Japanese ship, so it will bear a Japanese flag. The Japanese flag will look the same upside down.
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Solved: 69%

The Smuggler Riddle

Hint:
He is smuggling bicycles.
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Solved: 60%

Puddle Of Water Riddle

Hint:
He had stood on a block of ice until it melted.
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Solved: 76%

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1. Why did the detective break up with his girlfriend? Because she was always a case too much to handle.

2. How did the detective keep his files organized? He put them under private "I" (PI)!

3. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving ghosts? He was afraid it would be too spooky to handle.

4. Why did the detective break up with his GPS? Because she always gave him a wrong lead.

5. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case regarding an alphabet? Because he already knew "C" It all.

6. How did the detective always solve cases quickly? He had a knack for getting to the root of the problem "pronto".

7. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case that involved eggs? Because he didn't want to crack under pressure.

8. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a tree? Because it was too dangerous to branch out.

9. Why did the detective never work in the circus? Because clowns made him suspicious.

10. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a pin? Because he didn’t want to poke around in it.

11. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving mushrooms? Because he was afraid it would be a real fungi.

12. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving owls? Because it made him hoot and holler.

13. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a snowman? He didn't want to get involved in a case that would just melt away.

14. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a janitor? Because he didn't want to sweep up the evidence.

15. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a telephone operator? Because he didn't want to get caught in the operator's hold.

16. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a time capsule? Because he didn't want to be stuck in another time.

17. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a musical note? Because it was too flat.

18. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a coffee pot? Because it was always percolating.

19. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a banana? Because it was too slippery to handle.

20. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a cactus? Because it was too prickly to handle.

21. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a hamburger bun? Because it was just half baked.

22. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a flower bouquet? Because it was just too posy.

23. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a bicycle? Because it was too two-wheeled.

24. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a car's muffler? Because he just couldn't handle the noise.

25. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a chess game? Because he was afraid of being checkmated.

26. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a football stadium? Because he didn't want to be sidelined.

27. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a calculator? Because it was too much of a math problem.

28. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a printer? Because he didn't want to get involved in paper jams.

29. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a dentist? Because he didn't want to be caught in the "filling" of the crime.

30. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a flashlight? Because he didn't want to shine the light on something he couldn't handle.

31. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a magician? Because he didn't believe in smoke and mirrors.

32. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a beach? Because he didn’t want to get sunburned.

33. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a frying pan? Because he didn’t want to get too hot to handle.

34. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a talking parrot? Because he didn’t want to get caught in a flap of feathers.

35. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a superhero? Because he didn’t want to be caught up in their super powers.

36. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a cow? Because he didn’t want to be bogged down in a pasture.

37. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a race car driver? Because he didn't want to be caught in any speed traps.

38. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a painter? Because he didn't want to be caught in a colorful scheme.

39. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a surfer? Because he didn't want to get caught up in the waves.

40. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a St. Bernard dog? Because he was already drowning in work.

41. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a washing machine? Because he didn't want to get caught in the spin cycle.

42. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a dance competition? Because he didn't want to step on any toes.

43. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a fireman? Because he didn't want to get caught in the blaze.

44. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a cake? Because it was too much of a sweet crime to handle.

45. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a magician's assistant? Because he didn't want to be caught in their rabbit hole.

46. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a hair salon? Because he didn't want to get caught up in the hair-raising drama.

47. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a construction worker? Because he didn't want to be caught in the rubble.

48. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a vineyard? Because he didn't want to get caught in a grape mess.

49. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a mirror? Because he didn't want to get caught up in his own reflection.

50. Why did the detective refuse to work on a case involving a gardener? Because he didn't want to get caught up in a thorny situation.