|Clue Mystery Puzzle: Garden of Evil - 1992|
"Of course it's beautiful. Positively idyllic," the butler said. "too bad it has become the Garden of Evil!"
Why is Dr. Black pushing up the daisies?
The mansion was called Tudor Close. It was a grand old estate, full of charm and history. Dr. David Black, the owner, preferred to spend his time in the conservatory. There he tended to his lush garden of lilies, ivies, and zinnias, and above all, to his rare black orchid.
So it wasn't surprising when the butler found him there one afternoon. That was to be expected. That is until the butler realized that Dr. Black wasn't exactly pruning merigolds. He was pushing up daisies. Dead, that is. Apparently murdered by an intruder.
Suspects for the crime were easy to come by. Six different guests came to the house that day to visit. Each one of them had a dandy reason to kill Black. As they struggled with the facts, it became clear that there would not be an easy solution. An elaborate web of suspicion and lies stood in the way of the truth.
The answers to the mystery lie hidden among the blooms and blossoms of the garden.
Professor Peter Plum: He preferred brick to bouquets. Did his costly building plans drive him to violence?
Mrs. Elizabeth Peacock: Her lifestyle was threatened by the tax collector. Did murder have a certain ring?
Mrs. Blanche White: Mrs. Peacock's maid. She was dying for new dentures. Did Dr. Black die as a result?
Reverend Jonathan Green: He loved his new cottage, until the Bishop questioned the church's low funds.
Miss Vivienne Scarlett: She had a chance to marry a rich man. But first certain letters had to be purchased.
Colonel Mike Mustard: Gambling debts put him in a tight spot. Was killing Dr. Black his only way out?