magnifying glass logoThe Nighttime Kidnapping Clue by Clue

How to Play: Clue by Clue is a game that tests your thinking skills. It can be played alone or in a group. Solve the mystery below by going through the clues one at a time. Each time you reveal a new clue, stop and think about what it could mean, what you know from all the clues so far, and what you still need to know. After the last clue is revealed, you can read some hints or go straight to the solution!


  1. Does Mr. Sterling really have a motive to kidnap Mr. Byrne and get his money back?
  2. Who said that he did?
  3. Who benefits from Mr. Byrne disappearing?
  4. How did the kidnappers know it would take almost 16 days to get the money?
  5. Is there anything odd about the glass door and Mrs. Byrne’s cellphone?
  6. Do you think it’s fair to hire or not hire someone based on gender?

Have you figured it out?

Click here to see the solution.

And check out the book it is based on: Clue by Clue by Walton Burns

front cover of Clue by Clue by Walton Burns

Or take a look at printable versions for students: Mystery Resources on TpT

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