Detective Mitchell, who considered himself a connoisseur of shoe fashion, boasted he could solve any crime simply by looking at the victim’s shoes.
Expensive shoes meant the victim was well-off; the killer’s motive was obviously money.
If the victim wore stilettos, undoubtedly the motive was sex.
Scruffy shoes destined the victim to crimes of opportunity.
Motive was only part of the puzzle, he admitted. But knowing the ‘why’ always made finding the ‘who’ easier.
Mitchell studied the man lying in a pool of blood.
Steel-toed boots. An ass-kicker this one. He got what was coming to him.
29 thoughts on “Deductive Reasoning”
Could be steel, under there!
My first thought was steel tipped boots, just on the iyr
Outside. Hit send too soon
I love his thought process, Sherlock himself would be proud of those deductions
I did find a news article on a study where people could predict a persons personality by the shoes they wore. I just stretched it. Appreciate the comments Michael
Haha!! Nice punch line at the end. Well done, Susan.
Very Sherlock Holmes 🙂
Yep. He’s my favorite detective, even before Benedict Cumberbatch.
I wonder what he’d make of my winkle-pickers? Nice one Susan
My FriFic tale is called Jim and Jan!
Good thing I only had 100 words lol. Thanks Keith!
A good mystery! Love the deductions! Well done! 😉
Thank you Courtney
Thanks Lisa (I thought i had already responded, so my apologies)
I wonder how many times Detective Mitchell has been wrong in his deductions. 😉 Well done.
He will never admit it if he is. 🙂
Another Sherlock Holmes–or maybe Adrian Monk 🙂
Adrian Monk is a name I haven’t heard of in a long time. But you might be right,Linda
Very creative story! =)
Glad you liked it Brenda
A murder mystery that left me wondering too! Nicely done.
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Great deduction – Great story!
glad you liked it Donna!
Elementary, Dear Watson!
Of course, there may be times when he assumes wrong… but I’m sure he keeps those ones to himself!
Maybe one or two, Dale 🙂 Thanks for stopping by
Great story. Detective Mitchell was very astute in his deduction! Nice story!
Thanks Nan. I’m glad you enjoyed the story