A man was found murdered on Sunday morning.

Riddle: A man was found murdered on Sunday morning. His wife immediately called the police. The police questioned the wife and staff and got these alibis: The Wife said she was sleeping. The Cook was cooking breakfast. The Gardener was picking vegetables. The Maid was getting the mail. The Butler was cleaning the closet. The police instantly arrested the murderer. Who did it and how did they know?


If you want to find the answer of this riddle, you need to be extra careful reading or listening to the question. The man’s wife’s and The Cook’s alibis are valid since the incident happened on a Sunday morning so, sleeping and cooking breakfast make sense. Also, The Gardener’s and The Butler’s alibis are valid as well, for picking vegetables and cleaning the closet may be common Sunday chores. However, The Maid’s alibi is illogical because it was a Sunday morning and there are no mails on Sundays. Therefore, the police easily found the murderer by only listening to their alibis.

The answer of this riddle is the Maid.

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