GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: Murder at the Goblin’s Tooth

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Mung the Ranger has been found dead in the dining hall of the Goblin’s Tooth Inn. Poison, poison in the ale!

The local magistrate has ordered a Hero, a Sorcerer, a Dwarf, and an Elf to the lounge area for questioning. They are seated as shown in two chairs and a bench in front of the fireplace. Their names, not necessarily in any order, are Gorn, Alain, Radnor, and Fyn.


The waiter has just poured out a glass of whisky for Radnor and some meade for Alain.

The Hero looks up and in the mirror above the fireplace sees a door close behind the waiter. He then turns to Fyn, who is next to him, and starts talking.

Neither Gorn nor Alain have any sisters.

The Sorcerer does not drink.

Gorn, who is sitting in one of the chairs, is the Dwarf’s brother-in-law. The Sorcerer is next to him on his left.

Suddenly, there is a hand putting something in Radnor’s whisky. It is the murderer! No one has left his seat. Nobody else is in the room.

Who is the murderer? What is the profession of each individual and where is he sitting?

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