Case of the Missing Rings

Detective Nose entered the dark cottage and spied the distraught woman Ms. Lloyd sitting on her sofa by candle light. A uniformed Officer passed by and assured Nose that they would have the power on in an instant. Detective Nose then approached the woman and asked for her story.

“I was watching an old movie when the lights suddenly went out. Just then, I heard some strange noises coming from the bedroom. I got up to investigate when all of a sudden someone came flying out of the bedroom in such a rush that they knocked me down. Although I did not get a look at the offender, I did hear them open the front door and run out.. At this point, I crawled over to my desk and picked up my phone to call you people. When I got off the phone I lit some candles and checked the bedroom, that’s when I saw that my diamond rings were missing.”

The lights suddenly flashed on and Detective Nose was able to get a good look at the neat cottage. There was a large fireplace, and a very modern computer sitting on a desk. The front door was opposite another door which lead to the bedroom. The phone rang and the woman got up to answer it. Inspector Nose watched as Ms. Lloyd picked up the cordless phone and nodded as she politely excused herself and went into the bedroom to continue with the call. When she returned, the Detective asked her if that was the only phone in the cottage. She assured him that it was.

“I guess the only other question I have then, Ms. Lloyd, is where did you hide the rings?”

Why did detective Nose suspect that the woman was lying?

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10 Responses to “Case of the Missing Rings”

  1. Gangsatdaddy on April 28th, 2010 3:12 am

    Great story..had me fooled for a moment!

  2. Solomon on January 25th, 2011 5:52 am

    Cordless phones have a chargeable battery in them;
    Even if there is a power cut, the battery will allow you to use the phone for a while.

    I hope this story was written, when cargeable batteries were not invented.

    Still, I like this story.

  3. Glowstick on July 6th, 2011 11:45 am

    Solomom:
    I do not know of any cordless phones that the base unit does not need power. They are not like regular phones but need power to send the signal to the wireless handset.

  4. Danielle Dudtschak on June 30th, 2012 8:09 pm

    I got tho one right away…

  5. Danielle Dudtschak on June 30th, 2012 8:09 pm

    I got this one right away…

  6. Becca on January 7th, 2013 5:47 pm

    That was easy… Fun though

  7. lol on February 9th, 2013 11:32 am

    Also she wouldn’t be able to see the numbers on the phone to call without light and as she said I lit the candels afterward of calling you hear.

  8. anna on July 23rd, 2013 12:37 am

    2: when watching an old movie you would have already had the lights off as it would have been shown on a projector screen

  9. Sandy on March 13th, 2017 7:28 pm

    My science teacher gave us some of detective nose’ s problems to solve and I have been stuck on this one. Can anyone please tell me? Or at least give me a hint? Sorry I am no that smart.

  10. admin on March 13th, 2017 7:58 pm

    Here’s a hint Sandy – Ms. Lloyd said the power was out.

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