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Murder Mystery #1

Henry VIII has somehow been found dead in one of Dante's nine circles of Hell. It seems that one of Henry's six wives/ex-wives somehow managed to break into Hell and murder him with his own chess piece. For some reason, this murder has to be solved, and you have been assigned as the lead detective on this case, so it is your job to find out which wife/ex-wife murdered Henry, with which chess piece, and in which circle of Hell.

Six of the world's best investigators have been brought in to assist you. The investigators each have some knowledge of what was not involved in the murder, but they will only reveal this knowledge if you can demonstrate how well you know each of them.

Once you have discovered which people, weapons, and locations were not involved, you should be able to uncover the details of this murder.

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Last updated: April 24, 2023
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First submittedDecember 12, 2022
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Investigator 1
Sherlock Holmes
Who am I?
Who is my elder brother?
Mycroft Holmes
When you have eliminated the __________,...
Impossible
Not involved:
 
 
Investigator 4
Tintin
Who am I?
What is the name of my sidekick?
Snowy
What captain is my best friend?
Captain Haddock
Not involved:
 
 
Murderer
Catherine Howard
Investigator 2
Hercule Poirot
Who am I?
What is my nationality?
Belgian
On what famous train did I once solve a murder?
Orient Express
Not involved:
 
 
Investigator 5
Batman
Who am I?
What is my real name?
Bruce Wayne
In what city do I reside?
Gotham
Not involved:
 
 
Murder weapon
Queen
Investigator 3
Mystery Inc.
Who are we?
What is our hometown?
Coolsville
What is our primary mode of transportation?
The Mystery Machine
Not involved:
 
 
Investigator 6
Sarah Jane Smith
Who am I?
With whom did I travel through time?
The Doctor
What is the name of my robotic dog?
K-9
Not involved:
 
 
Murder location
Treachery
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Level 56
Dec 13, 2022
Wow, so elaborate! Very nice, although I would never have guessed "treachery" unfortunately
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Level 71
Dec 13, 2022
Thank you. I wondered whether Treachery would be a little too obscure compared to some of the circles that are also deadly sins. Though I did feel it would be appropriate for Henry VIII to be in the lowest circle of Hell.
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Level 76
Dec 19, 2022
I think maybe a little leeway is warranted on 'Treachery', I knew the lowest circle of hell but only guessed 'Treason' and 'Betrayal.'

Also I always called them the 'Scooby gang' but maybe that's just from other shows?

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Level 71
Dec 19, 2022
'Betrayal' is often mentioned in descriptions of the lowest circle of Hell, so 'Betrayal' will now be accepted.

'Mystery Inc.' is mostly only used outside the animated shows, so 'Scooby Gang' will now be accepted.

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Level 58
Dec 19, 2022
Please allow "Dr Who" for "The Doctor"
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Level 71
Dec 19, 2022
'Dr Who' will now be accepted.
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Level 66
Dec 19, 2022
Sadly the images are broken. :(
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Level 60
Dec 19, 2022
I don’t see them as broken. If you only guess one answer in one row in one column it all appears messy.
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Level 71
Mar 25, 2023
Hopefully, this should be fixed now.
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Level 44
Dec 19, 2022
I grew up watching Scooby Doo cartoons and never knew they were called that or traveled in anything other than "a van." Please accept Scooby Doo gang or something along those lines.

And why isn't Dr. Who acceptable? It's his name.

Love the idea of Henry's wives getting a go at him, btw. Very clever idea. Enjoyed it, mostly. :0)

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Level 71
Dec 19, 2022
Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed the quiz. I agree with you about Henry's wives haha.

You are correct; they are rarely called 'Mystery Inc.' in the cartoon, so 'Scooby Gang' will now be accepted. They have referred to the van as 'The Mystery Machine' since the first episode, and it has the name on the side of it, so I cannot accept anything else for that.

Their name is 'The Doctor', but 'Dr Who' will now be accepted.

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Level 63
Dec 25, 2022
Really creative quiz!

Can you accept Oriental express for orient express?

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Level 71
Dec 28, 2022
Thank you.

'Oriental Express' will now be accepted.

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Level 54
Jan 15, 2023
That's a shame to see that the quizzes in this series can't be nominated because of the number of characters of its descriptions. They are definitely excellent, by their originality. As a fan of Hercule Poirot, I'm fulfilled.
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Level 71
Jan 15, 2023
Thank you again for the kind words.

I agree it is unfortunate, I did consider reducing the length of the descriptions, but I decided I didn't want to lose the story. Perhaps in future I will make some additions to the series that have more concise descriptions.

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Level 57
Mar 24, 2023
The images aren't loading at all for me, not sure why?
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Level 26
Mar 25, 2023
same here
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Level 71
Mar 25, 2023
Hopefully, this should be fixed now.