Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday Mystery Theater


THE CASE:

Hank walks into a bank and hands a teller a bag. The teller opens the bag, reads the note and smiles. Then she hands the note to a nearby bank guard. The guard draws his gun, points it toward Hank and approaches him. As Hank raises his hands, the guard immediately shoots and kills him. A few days later, a female clercial worker in a neighboring office building is charged with murder.

THE MYSTERY:

What did the note say and why was the murder committed?

THE CLUES:

1. Sometimes a surrender signals an attack.
2. Hank didn't know what he was doing.

THE ANSWER:

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

5 comments:

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

Okay, sleuths...I've got to admit, last week's puzzle was pretty hard. So I'll take it easy on you this week. Check back every day for additional clues to this week's mystery!

Abi said...

The female clerical worker hired the bank to kill Hank. The note said, "I am Hank"

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Elizabeth Ludwig said...

Sorry, Abi. Maybe you need another clue to help you solve this riddle...

Clue #3 - The note contained very specific instructions.

Lisa Karon Richardson said...

Hank was sent to the bank to make the usual deposit for the business he worked for. Unfortunately he had recently jilted a co-worker. In a rage she jotted out a note that said "Smile. I have a grenade, don't make me use it." and unbeknownst to Hank put it in with the deposit.

The teller did as instructed and smiled, then handed the note to the guard. He instinctively pulled out his gun. When Hank threw his hands in the air the guard panicked, thinking Hank was throwing the
grenade and shot him.

Lisa

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

Ding, ding, ding!! We have a winner early this week.

Lisa, please email me your snail mail addy at elizabeth at elizabethludwig dot com to claim your prize.