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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Murder Mystery Challenge 2016

Murder Mystery Challenge

Winning teams

Selfies of Murder Mystery Challenge participants
PlaceTeam namePoints
1st Fantastic Four (Adelante Edge) (3/15)125
2nd (tied) Burning Force (3/17)110
2nd (tied) Group 1 (3/15)110
3rd (tied) Team Spongebob (3/17)105
3rd (tied) [No name] (3/21)105

There are 125 points possible: 75 clue points and 50 bonus points. Clue and bonus answers are scored on an all-or-nothing policy.

The Murder Mystery Challenge
took place March 14–24, 2016

Registration has ended for this event.

In 1921, a murder was committed in broad daylight on the streets of Midtown... This (real) crime left traces in historical resources... Join the Time-Traveling Library Detective Squad and bring the killer to justice!

What: Students compete in teams to solve the puzzle in the Library

When: Daily during Community Hour (1:45–2:45) from March 14 to 24, 2016

Who: First-year and transfer students only in teams of 3–5, paired with SASP Peer Success Coaches

Prizes: At the end of the Challenge, the three highest-scoring teams will be honored with amazing prizes:

  • First place: VIP Lunch in the Faculty Dining Room with a Librarian
  • Second place: Gift cards for Dunkin Donuts or Boston Market
  • Third place: New York Times prize pack

See the winners of the Murder Mystery Challenge 2014 »

Murder Mystery Challenge is organized by the Library and Student Academic Success Programs (SASP) as part of the Academic Journey Roadmap. 

Information for faculty »

Questions? Get in touch with Robin Davis, Emerging Tech Librarian.