magnifying glass logoThe Stiff Spy 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. Could the poison have been in the food? Why or why not?
  2. Could it have been in the drinks? Why or why not?
  3. Besides whiskey, what else was in Ms. Zell’s glass?
  4. What happens to cold drinks when the weather is hot?
  5. Can you make ice cubes out of things other than water?

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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