Who Done It Wednesday – The Case of the Stolen Furniture

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This month many of you have been trying your hand at Sleuthing. This is another opportunity for you to try to be a super sleuth. Next Wednesday I will be posting the Winner of this month’s Super Sleuth Challenge and awarding a new romantic suspense release.

Today’s Case of the Stolen Furniture happens to someone who could no longer defend herself. The victim died long before the robbery took place, leaving behind a semi-deserted house that the family only visited a few times a year.

Seeing a house left unused and deserted was too much temptation for one group of money hungry thieves. They snuck in the house after dark and removed all of the victim’s furniture.

Since the victim had already been dead for a few years, it took a few days before the neighbors noticed the door was open. By then the criminals had long since taken the loot and run.

When the Police came they found very little to go on. But that wasn’t the end of this crime story. It is just starting to get interesting.

This is one of those cases that probably would have gotten pushed to the bottom of the case pile if it hadn’t been for this super sleuth. They came in and took fingerprints from a broken garage window that the Police had missed. Before the Police found the culprits, this sleuth found the furniture at a nearby pawn shop and photos of the robbers.

The victim then tracked down the criminals and questioned them in front of their mother getting a confession that surprised even the Police.

Who do you think was our super sleuth super star?

1. The 82 year old next door neighbor who was friends with the victim.

2. A neighborhood watch patrolman.

3. The burglar’s ten year old sister.

4. The victim’s twelve year old granddaughter.

Leave your Super Sleuth Best Guess in the comments below.


About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

8 thoughts on “Who Done It Wednesday – The Case of the Stolen Furniture

  1. Believe it was the 82 year-old neighbor. Too many times we fail to realize that our seniors (that’s me!) are not all blind, deaf, or dumb! Besides we’ve watched a lot of “Murder She Wrote!”

  2. bonnie navarro says:

    The victim’s 12 year old granddaughter.

  3. dianekratz says:

    I’ll guess the neighborhood patrolmen. Love these! Where do you get your idea’s from?

  4. elisekstahl says:

    I’ll say the burglar’s ten-year-old sister…she would most likely have pictures of her brother and know his whereabouts.

  5. Elise Stahl says:

    When do you reveal the answer?

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