Last month I set you all a picture challenge in the form of a deadly village, which contained 36 clues to classic crime mysteries. If you have not had a chance to look at the puzzle click here to read the original post, which has some pointers on the types of clue you will be facing. However, if you have little grey cells have worked up a head of steam and you’re ready to see if your answers match mine, keep reading!
To make it easier to go through the answers I have had the images photographed in clusters meaning I can go through them section by section. Hopefully it will make it clearer to follow. So let’s get cracking!
Top Left: The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie
Bottom Left: Swan Song by Edmund Crispin
Centre: The Case of the Abominable Snowman by Nicholas Blake
Right: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
And yes for amusement we did depict the hound as a Chihuahua, of the deer head variety, not quite an apple head. More of a point for canine enthusiasts. However, I digress…
Top: Mystery Mile by Margery Allingham
Bottom: She Died a Lady by Carter Dickson
Far Left: Death of a Busybody by George Bellairs
Second from the Left: The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
Centre Back: The Case of the Late Pig by Margery Allingham
Inside the Church: The Key by Patricia Wentworth
Far Right: ‘The Hammer of God’ by G. K. Chesterton
Far Left: Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers
Bottom Centre: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Back Right: The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne
Left: The Case of the Flowery Corpse by Christopher Bush
Right: Hunt the Tortoise by Elizabeth Ferrars
Left: A Hive of Suspects by Shelia Pim
Centre: The Man Who Grew Tomatoes by Gladys Mitchell
Right: A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie
Left: Seven Clues in Search of a Crime by Bruce Graeme
Centre: The Mystery of a Butcher’s Shop by Gladys Mitchell
Right: The Secret of High Eldersham by Miles Burton
Left: The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie
Right: Overture to Death by Ngaio Marsh
This is a bigger chunk so I have divided it into smaller sections.
Upper Floor: Speedy Death by Gladys Mitchell
Centre, Lower Floor: The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side by Agatha Christie
Right, Lower Floor: Tied Up in Tinsel by Ngaio Marsh
Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
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Top: Murder in the Maze by J. J. Connington
Bottom: Cold Blood by Leo Bruce
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Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
Left: Death in the Stocks by Georgette Heyer
Centre: Buried for Pleasure by Edmund Crispin
Right: Murder Isn’t Cricket by E. & M. A. Radford
These three pictures dotted around the village were all one clue for The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin.
Finally we have Green for Danger by Christianna Brand.
I haven’t specified how each picture was a clue for a given book as I thought it might make the post a bit too long, but if you are curious about any of them just let me know in the comments.
Let me know how many you got correct too! I hope you all had fun doing and there weren’t too many sleepless night!