Note: Last week Raygan chose a easy mystery.
Doc Blue has cracked the case!
Solution: Rob Doyle was a producer with a grudge. His latest made-for-TV movie had just received disastrous reviews from the three most influential critics in town, making him the laughing-stock of LA. Rob swore revenge. In his basement, he rigged up a special videocassette tape that was capable of short-circuiting an electrical system.
A few days later, when the critics came home and opened their mail, they found a package supposedly from the network head’s office. The enclosed letter read: “You are my favourite cirtic. Please reivew the enclosed tape. It’s our newest project and I would love to hear your opinion.”
Eagerly, each critic slipped the cassette into his VCR. But something went wrong – the tapes got stuck and wouldn’t play. They ejected their tapes to examine them. But as they touched the tapes to pull them out, they completed the circuit, electrocuting themselves and causing a power surge. Each body was found lying in front of the VCR – each machine’s clock flashing 12:00.
In August, 1995, three people were murdered in neighbouring towns, all by the same method. Near each body was a stopped clock. When the police investigated the scenes they happened to notice that each clock was set at exactly the same time.
Why were the clocks set at the same time? How were the three victims killed?
Hint #1: The police had trouble “producing” the criminal.
Hint #2: Each clock was set at 12:00 – 12:00 – 12:00 (Not so helpful after P-Tone’s question, but it’s what the card says.)
You’re free to ask anything, but Jurd can only answer your questions with:
- Yes and No
- I don’t know
- Rephrase your question
- Define what you mean by…
Disclaimer: Monday Mysteries are culled from the 1993 Milton Bradley game, Crack the Case – but don’t go peeking.
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