100+ Detective Riddles Inspired by Sherlock Holmes and Detective Mehul

Put your detective skills to the test with these 100+ challenging detective riddles inspired by Sherlock Holmes and Detective Mehul. From crime scenes to suspects, these detective riddles will help you hone your abilities and solve the case. See how many you can solve on your own, or challenge your friends to a race to the finish.

Sanjana's Roomie Murder Mystery

1.Detective Riddles
As Sanjana entered her house and went to hang her coat, when her roommate yelled, "No, John! Do not attempt it!" There was a shot, and she heard her roommate fall. 
When she stepped into the kitchen, she saw the girl and the rifle on the ground. 
A cop, a doctor, and a lawyer were standing nearby. Who murdered Sanjana's roomie, and how did she find out know?


    • She identified the cop since John was mentioned on his badge.

Jagga The Killer

2.Detective Riddles
Jagga killed his wife in front of a large gathering. However, no one has the power to claim him for murder and imprison him for his crime. How?


    • This is because Jagga is a hangman by profession. Apparently, his wife has been sentenced to death and he had to do it with his own hands.

The Fascinating Man

3.Detective Riddles
Sanjana was at her mother's funeral when she met a fascinating man and immediately fell in love with him. He vanished before they could exchange phone numbers. She didn't even know what his name was.

Later, she was arrested for the murder of her older brother, Gogo. Why did she murder him?


    • She hoped he would also attend her brother Gogo`s funeral!

The Suicide Or Murder Mystery Riddle

4.Detective Riddles
A dead body is seen outside a four-story building. Detective Mehul ran up to the first floor and checked the window. He checked the windows of floors 2nd,3rd,4th, and 5th too. When he came down, he said it wasn`t a suicide but a murder. How?


    • All the windows were closed. If the person committed suicide by jumping from the window then, how come the windows were closed?

The Legal Murder Mystery Riddle

5.Detective Riddles
Jagga killed his wife. He had legal rights to do so. People watched him but, no one could accuse him of his action. Why?


    • The man`s job was of an executioner, and his wife had received the death penalty so, he was doing his job.

The Ice Factory Murder Mystery

6.Detective Riddles
Jagga hanged himself through the ceiling in his ice factory. There was nothing except a small puddle of water in the room. No chair or a table was there to climb up. How did he manage to hang himself?


    • Jagga  was standing on a giant ice block to commit suicide. So, the puddle of water was there.

History Teacher Murder Mystery

7.Detective Riddles
On the first day of school, someone murdered a history teacher. There were four people at the school that the police suspected had done it: the landscaper, a math teacher, a basketball coach, and the principal. These were their alibis:

The landscaper said he was outside mowing the lawn.
The math teacher said he was giving a mid-year test.
The basketball coach said he was running practice drills with his players.
The principal said she was in her office.

After giving their alibies, Detective Mehul arrested the killer immediately. Who killed the history teacher and how did the police know?

    • The math teacher killed the history teacher. He claimed that he was giving a mid-year test, but it was the first day of school. 

Crime at Freemont Street

8.Detective Riddles
A crime has been committed at Freemont Street. The main suspect is a man named Sean Baker. It was said that a man had been walking along the pathway when he was suddenly shot in the stomach. The suspect had brown hair, and blue eyes and wore a baggy Armani suit just like Sean Baker's. Sean was asked to tell the story right from the beginning. "Well," said Sean, "I was just hanging around the park when I saw this man walking along the pathway. Suddenly, a guy came up from behind him and shot him! I ran home as fast as I could. Detective Mehul asked him to give a description of the murderer. "He had a red mustache, red hair and a baggy Armani suit on."

"I think this man is telling a lie," said one of Detective Mehul's allies. How did he know?


    • How can the murderer shoot him in the stomach if he came up behind the man?

Jagga Murder Mystery

9.Detective Riddles
Jagga lived alone in his flat. Because of his age, he was not able to move out much and hence would spend most of his time home.

On Friday, while delivering the mail, the postman sensed something suspicious in the flat and tried to look inside through the key hole. He saw the dead body of Jagga.


Detective Mehul steps into the crime scene. Outside of the flat, he found two bottles of warm milk, Tuesday`s newspaper, unopened mail and some gifts. Mehul knew exactly who murdered Jagga.

    • The newspaper man as he did not deliver the pages on the subsequent days, which means he knew that the old man was dead.

The Lady Martha Murder Mystery

10.Detective Riddles
Detective  Mehul  reviewed the information they had on the case so far.
A lady named Martha was found shot and they already had a list of suspects;

The killer was a fan of the Detective and challenged him by leaving notes at various places. The first was found in the compound. The second was found in an art room. The third was in a restroom. The fourth in an underwater room. The fifth at the smoking lounge. The sixth in the makeup room.


All of the notes read the same thing, The clues are where you find the notes. Yet, nothing was found at anyplace the notes were. Can you help the detective Mehul crack this case?

    • Marcus