I got him by coincidence, because i had figured he was the only who didn’t need a cane, hence he’d have a better chance to run for it afterward…
He couldn’t get a warrant to search and there was no umbrellas in any tubs and the tubs were dry.
So where does the Inspector come up with his list of suspects anyway? Every murder ALWAYS has 4 suspects…
and – what if one of them went out during the rain for something completely unrelated? Are they going to hang because they wanted lunch and some guy they knew was killed somewhere else? ;-)
how on earth is the reader supposed to figure ths out? goes back and finds the clue ‘off camera?’
This week’s mystery does nothing but piss me off. How are we supposed to know which suspect had an umbrella drying off in the tub??? NO CLUES, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to indicate which suspect did it based on the information presented to us, the readers. Comic4matt makes a great point, as suspect #2 is the only one that doesn’t have a cane. I figured suspect #2, because he claims he has been indoors all day. If that were so, why is he wearing shoes?
An umbrella drying in the bathtub makes about as much sense as “A check on the four suspects’ financial records revealed a $10,000 deposit with no explanation. Suspect #2 revealed to be a hitman for hire…”
C’mon man!!! Provide realistic clues to let us figure it out!!!
It was the guy who owned the black umbrella and bloody knife.
This is called “Introducing testimony without evidence.” Bad form
Basically, the question was simply what idea the inspector had to determine which of the suspects was lying – not who the actual killer was. My thought was that instead of leaving the umbrella open to dry in the bathtub, the killer actually used a towel to dry the umbrella. (What if the killer didn’t have a tub and only a shower which was too small to leave an open umbrella in it.)
He could check for wet shoes just as easily.
no evidence is too circumstantial for inspector danger…
October 25, 2017