Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday Mystery Theater


The Case:

Two men are seated side by side in a commuter train, one dressed in gray and the other in black. The man in gray hands something to the man in black. At the next stop, the man in black pulls out a gun with a silencer, shoots the man in gray dead, and leaves the train.

The Mystery:

What did the man in gray hand to the man in black? Why did the man in black kill the man in gray?

The Clues:


1. The man in black was looking for evidence.
2. The man in gray was European.

The Answer:

Think you know the answer? Fill in the comment box to submit your guess. Winner receives a free Heartsong Presents Mystery!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

The man in gray gives the man in black the payment for killing him[the man in gray]as he [the man in gray] is dying a painful death, wants death to come quickly, but also wants his wife to get his death benefits.

This cannot be accomplished by suicide so murder must be done.

Being a European does not necessarily have anything to do with his wish of dying. ...Paula Shene

Anonymous said...

The man in gray hands the man in black his [man in gray]medical report regarding his slow painful death.

The man in black, being already paid to carry out this murder need a reason to kill as he is ethical in his killing and only takes on assisted suicide cases.

Being European does not necessarily have anything to do with the killing.

Anonymous said...

The man in gray gives the man in black the payment for killing him[the man in gray]as he [the man in gray] is dying a painful death, wants death to come quickly, but also wants his wife to get his death benefits.

This cannot be accomplished by suicide so murder must be done.

Being a European does not necessarily have anything to do with his wish of dying. ...Paula Shene

Anonymous said...

he man in gray hands the man in black his [man in gray]medical report regarding his slow painful death.

The man in black, being already paid to carry out this murder need a reason to kill as he is ethical in his killing and only takes on assisted suicide cases.

Being European does not necessarily have anything to do with the killing....Paula Shene

p.s. forgot to leave my name - thus two posts on this

November 3, 2008 9:18 AM

CHickey said...

I'm going with simple blackmail. Not very imaginative, I know.

squiresj said...

The man in black handed the man in gray payment for killing him.
He wanted the man in gray to kill him because he was dying a painful death and he wanted it be quicker.

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Abi said...

the man in grey gave the man in the black his own death notice.

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Elizabeth Ludwig said...

Ah...I've piqued your interest with this one, eh slueths? You are close, but sorry folks, no cigar...

MLB said...

Maybe the main in gray handed the other guy an unique cigarette case???

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

mlb is on the right trail, but she hasn't quite hit the mark. Anybody want to hazard a guess?

ladystorm said...

The man in gray hands the man in black and antique cigar case made in Europe. The man in black was suppose to give the man in gray money at the next stop but instead he killed the man in grey and left with the cigar case.

Thise cases are so much fun to play with..lol

Stormi

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

So close, I say, but there's still one other. You've left out the female-be she wife or mother.

Anonymous said...

The man in gray handed the man in black a European cigarette case. And in that cigarette case there was information on how to kill his wife or mother. The man in black therefore blackmailed the man in gray and killed him instead. He took the cigar case to rid of any evidence.

This is probably way off, but fun to try and figure out!

MysteryMandy

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

Oh, oh, oh!! Mandy Mystery is so close. (yes, I reversed her name on purpose)

Anonymous said...

The man in gray handed the man in black a European cigarette case. And in that cigarette case there was information on how to kill his wife or mother, but the man in black was hired by his wife/mother to kill him instead so actually the tables were turned on him. The man in black then took the cigar case to dispose of any evidence that would tie him to the murder.

OR

The man in black had hired the man in gray to kill his wife or mother. So the man in gray handed him the cigar case to show that the job had been done, but the man in black had no intentions on paying him, so he kill the hired hit man. He then took the evidence to dispose of it. You might say he thought he got the best of both worlds.

MysteryMandy

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

Ding, ding, ding!! You're first answer is correct, Mystery Mandy. Please email me at elizabeth at elizabethludwig dot com to claim your prize!