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Suspect List

  • Alex Johnston
  • Jimmy Carstairs
  • Lydia Carstairs
  • Sarabelle

Statistics

6 Avg. Score
49% Solve Rate
05:11.93 Avg. Time
4 No. of Clues
2009/07/13 Date Published

Ask Martha - The Case of the Missing Canary

Written by Robbie Cutler

Disorder wasn’t the word for it. When I arrived at the Carstairs residence for a long anticipated dinner, my hostess was distraught. She was upstairs, and her husband, James Carstairs, greeted me, an alarmed expression on his face.

“It’s her favorite canary,” he said. “Or rather, it was her favorite canary, a real chirpy one. Rufus was his name. Don’t ask me why.”

He led me into the music room, which looked out onto the garden. A metal canary cage had been knocked off its table and lay on its side on the floor. The little door was opened, the latch sprung. There was no trace of the canary.