Monday, July 28, 2008

Heartsong Presents Cozy Mystery Theater!

The Case: Late one evening, Lord Flauntit is in his study watching television. He rings a little bell and Jasper, his butler, enters the room. The master and servant have a brief conversation, at the end of which Jasper gives his notice.

At midnight, a fire breaks out at Flauntit Hall. When the firefighters arrive, they find Jasper’s body spread-eagle on the gravel driveway. He is quite dead. The firefighters assume that in his panic to escape the fire, Jasper junped out of the his third story bedroom window and broke his neck in the fall.

The firefighters easily put out the small blasé and then call the constable. The entire county is shocked when respectable Lord Flauntit is later arreseted for arson and murder.

The Mystery: Why did Lord Flauntit kill Jasper and set the fire?

The Clues: It was Jasper’s lucky day. . .and unlucky day! In case of fire, find your most valuable possession. Jasper was a numbers man.

The Answer? Think you know the answer? Submit a comment with your guess. Winner receives a free copy of one of Heartsong Presents Mysteries!

10 comments:

Ausjenny said...

I have no idea but i know the butler didn't do it.
did he win the lottery and his former boss couldn't do without him so killed him.

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

Ah...you're very, VERY close...

Ed J. Horton said...

I like the lottery angle, but I'd guess Jasper was killed because Lord Flauntit wanted the winning ticket and knew the butler would retrieve it when he escaped the fire. Why kill for the winning ticket? Because, as his name implies, he liked to show off his wealth and fame.

Ausjenny said...

What Ed said!

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

My, my! You'll have to get up early to beat Ed at this game, sleuths!!

Ed, you've got another winning answer. Congratulations!

Ed J. Horton said...

Elizabeth, thank you for the kind words. Like so many others, I'm a bit of a mystery fan--from reading the Hardy Boys as a kid to watching re-runs of Murder, She Wrote now. And, of course, now my wife and I read HPM mysteries. :-)

Ausjenny said...

I seem to get part of the mystery but no good at solving them on my own! but do enjoy these puzzles.

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

I'll drop another HPM in the mail to you today, Ed. Enjoy!!

Mary Connealy said...

putting out the small blas'e?

:)


great mystery. I'm never fast enough to salve one though.

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