How could a young girl screaming for help vanished from her hotel room while her brother and a chambermaid were knocking at the door trying to come to her aid? As the police discovered later, the room was locked and bolted from the inside, the windows were locked from the inside, there was no possibility of getting out from the window and the room had no connecting door.
Yet in this fascinating locked room mystery, Richard Lane managed to solve the mystery just by reading the Newspaper report, how did he do that?
Put yourself in the shoes of Richard Lane as he offers his help to the police to find the solution to this inexplicable case. As the details of the case is presented to Lane, you have the opportunity to solve it before Lane gives the solution.
This is one of the Richard Lane's You-Solve-It Mysteries where each story is a challenge to you to exercise your brain cells. Every story starts with a situation with a mysterious circumstance that baffles the police. Each case then leads to Lane's involvement, either because he reads a newspaper article about the crime and spots the crucial clue, or sometimes it's the police that gets Lane involved by calling him for advice regarding a case. He frequently makes a statement about the case, and the statement would help the police inspector identify who the culprit is, or locate a missing object, or interpret a crucial clue. Whatever the case may be, you will be given an opportunity to solve the case, or explain why Lane makes a statement, or predict what recommendations Lane will make for the case.
After you have gone through the case, touch 'HINT' and you will receive some hint about the case. Touching 'SOLVE' in the hint page will allow you to see how Lane unravels the mystery with logical thinking.
Take up the challenge!