Toxica Fay Tully was accused of using a cobra as the “weapon” in the killing of Professor Felix Splicer but new evidence has thrown suspicion on former colleagues and a disgruntled twin brother.
The line-up of suspects includes marine biologist Alain Sharky Coasteau, poacher Nasty Van Abs and Splicer’s twin brother Helix.
Suspected weapons range from a brown bear to killer bees to hemlock and around 200 other animals and plants.
The case has now been turned over to the public to solve in The Poisoners exhibition at Auckland Museum.
Detective Dick Sharp says the confusion has arisen over the clues which have now changed.
“We thought we’d cracked the case, everything pointed to Toxica but now the clues have changed so we need museum visitors to come back and help us solve it all over again. The good news is it’s good fun hunting through all those plants and animals to find the clues,” says Detective Sharp.
“We’ve also got a mini trail for the littlies where they can hunt for stickers throughout the suspects’ rooms and then on weekends and holidays you’ll usually find me lurking in the exhibition ready to help with handy hints for would-be detectives. Some people have questioned my expertise but they’ll see – I’ll crack the case in the end and justice will be served.”
The clues change in Auckland Museum’s exhibition The Poisoners from February 25. Anyone who has already solved the case and holds a clue sheet can visit the exhibition for free.
Tickets are $5. Correctly solving the case puts would-be detectives in the draw to win an iPod Touch.
For more information or imagery from The Poisoners please contact Melanie Cooper at Auckland Museum: firstname.lastname@example.org or 09 306 7098