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I was thinking that lets have a contest weekly i mean a case and everyone have to solve it the one who solves it irst and gives the best explanation with perfect evidence gains the title

          "HOLMES OF THE WEEK"

and so every week we have a new case and a new winner

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Maybe a monthly Holmes would be better, considering the site's current level of activity. (: We'd also need someone willing to make cases periodically, and most people might not want to do that on a weekly basis. Maybe make it turnbased?

But yes, it does sound interesting, might give people a reason to stick around? I don't know.

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Well, I have one for you people-

A group of four friends (Sherlock, Mycroft, Irene and John) went out to dine in a hotel on the occasion of Sherlock getting a job. When they were having dinner together, they were deciding on a nightly walk outside the hotel. However, John (Sherlock's best friend), refused as he was expecting a call from one of his mates on a reply from a job agency. The rest three decided to go anyway.

On the last minute, Sherlock too refused with an account of an upset stomach. So finally, only Mycroft (Sherlock's brother) and Irene (Sherlock's ex) went for the walk. As they were right about to leave the hotel, Irene excused herself to the bathroom and came back a bit late. Mycroft waited for her at the hotel exit gate.


By the time they came back, Mycroft found Sherlock shot dead in his room.

On investigation, the following points about the scene-of-crime were noticed-

  • Sherlock was found shot at his right temple, in the room's toilet 
  • The gun used (no silencer) was found inside a bag belonging to Mycroft

On questioning, the following facts came out

  • Was sharing the room with the deceased
  • With no solid alibi, he claims to be waiting at the hotel exit gate for Irene
  • When she took more than ten minutes, he called her on her mobile
  • Embarrassed, Irene answered that she will be out in a minute. Mycroft heard her flush the toilet on the phone.
  • He says he did not hear a gunshot. However, agrees to be in possession of a gun.
  • IDENTIFIED MOTIVE: Deceased was the cause of the death of Mycroft's wife


  • Had a private room two rooms next to the deceased's room
  • Was allegedly talking to a third party individual on mobile regarding employment hunting
  • The third party confirms the conversation, call log on mobile double checks.
  • Claims to never have left his room. Accepts hearing gunshot but ignored it. Accepts to be in possession of a gun.
  • The third party also says it heard hurried footsteps on the phone
  • IDENTIFIED MOTIVE: Deceased had, at the expense of John, got his new job by bribery



  • Had a private room right next to the deceased's and John's room.
  • Agrees with the movements described by Mycroft Holmes
  • Agrees to have heard the gunshot and also heard someone rush past her door before leaving the room to catch up with Mycroft. Too had ignored the gunshot as a crashed hotel cart. Accepts to be in possession of a gun.
  • IDENTIFIED MOTIVE: The relationship between the deceased and Irene ended due to the deceased unable to solve a case in time costing the life of her brother Godfrey Norton.

These accounts are sufficient to catch the murderer. With right reason, explain who the murderer is.


FUN FACT: The previously mentioned Godfrey Norton is the fictional husband of Irene Adler she eloped with in Sir Doyle's short story 'A Scandal In  Bohemia'.


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