I'm in 8th grade and I have to write a mystery, please leave feedback and suggestions. I just want to make sure that this mystery would make sense to someone else, someone else who didn't write it.
A rich man laid dead in his room with a will next to his body. He had many cuts and died from blood loss. As the police asses the situation they notice a knife next to him, the police thought suicide. Then they noticed a bloody will next to him, on the will it said that he would leave everything he owns to his butler. The inspector, inspector Higgins, found that it was odd the late Mr. Light left nothing to his wife, Mrs. Light who was sobbing next to the inspector.
âWhere were you when your husband was murdered?â asked inspector Higgins.
âI was out shopping, I was getting him a Christmas gift.â Answered Mrs. Light
âDo you have proof of this?â
âWhy yes, yes I do! Hereâs a receipt from Kronix, the fancy watch store.â
âHmmmm. Here on the receipt you bought it about an hour ago, there would be have plenty of time for you to have commit this murder.â
âHow dare you say such a thing!?! I loved my husband, and I can explain about the time frame, Kronix is about an hour away, so it takes me time to get here!â
âOk, ok, ok, but what about this butler of yours, where is he?â
âI donât know, he should be in the house.â
The inspector and the police searched the house. The inspector came to a closet door and tried to open it, but it only opened an inch. âOfficer, please help me open this door,â said the inspector. After much pushing they got the door open enough so that the slim inspector could slip into the room where he saw a shocking sight. âThe butlerâs in here, he was laying next to the door, and he appears to be dead from cuts.â Paramedics came rushing in . âHeâs not dead, heâs merely unconscious, and we must get him to a hospital.
A day later when the butler made enough of a recovery to talk. âMrs. Light killed Mr. Light, she started slashing at me, but then I ran into the closet, which was foolish. She attacked me in there and I passed out, she must have thought I was dead.â Whispered the butler. âYouâre under arrest for the murder of Mr. Light.â Announced the inspector towards the butler.
How did he know the butler killed Mr. Light?
When Inspector Higgins found the butler he was laying next to the door. According to the butlerâs story he was being attacked in the closet, which means the murder would have to leave, which would have been impossible because the butlerâs body kept the door from opening.