The Case of the Mysterious Murder in Maine

The Puzzler

RAY: There are probably lots of explanations, but I think there's only one real good one.

It's something that all of us, each of us has done.

You go on vacation, you come back and about two months later you send your photos off to be developed. And that's the answer.

She got the pictures back, and she had taken a picture of her husband behind the cabin... naked, probably.

Of course when you're taking the picture, you're focused on the first subject. But, the camera is focused on everything. And there behind the cabin in the brush is this --

TOM: Dead body!

I think it's pretty good, except for the fact that she had a digital camera. But, then again, we have a digital camera. And we haven't looked at the pictures for more than two months.

RAY: Do we have a winner?

TOM: The winner is Herm Koretzky from Poughkeepsie, New York. And for having his answer selected at random from among all the correct answers that we got, Herm is going to get from us a 26-dollar gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division at, which is our website, with which he can pick up the brand-new Car Talk football jersey.

RAY: Oh yeah, we had our name stitched under the back of our jerseys, but I guess there was a little confusion at the factory or something. I don't know what happened, because on the back of my brother's shirt, it says, "knucklehead." I don't know how that happened.

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