A rich and influential publisher needs our help in researching his next, ground-breaking article. "With Paul dead and Pola in mourning, I was the only person capable of investigating fishy real estate transactions."


Perry J. Jameson: So you're the gumshoe everyone's been talking about, huh? Great, great. You look like a man for the job!

Perry J. Jameson: So you're the gumshoe everyone's been talking about, huh? Great, great. You look like a girl for the job!

Detective: Sure, Mr. Jameson. What do you need?

Perry J. Jameson: Call me Perry. Now, your friend, Chapelle, is a bit... useless right now. After her father died, that is. A terrible shame, he wrote the best articles. And I need a case investigated.

Perry J. Jameson: There were a couple of real estate purchases in the city. I think those transactions were connected to each other. If we can find out who's behind this, and maybe some proof of ill intent...

Detective: A real estate swindle? Looks like a case just for me.


Detective: I need to check out those purchases, sift through the gossip. Maybe I can get a lead.

  • 3 maps
  • 2 photos
  • 2 fingerprints
  • 2 maps
  • 1 photo
  • 2 fingerprints

If you fail:

Detective: This is a wild goose chase. The purchases aren't connected to each other in any way.

If you win:

Detective: It looks like all of the recently purchased real estate were located near the old soap factory... That's a solid lead.

Crime scene search: Fishy TransactionEdit

Detective: This is the last place that was sold. Some old shop. Maybe I can find some proof that the real estate deal was shady, before the building gets demolished.

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If you fail:

Detective: The workers must've cleaned the place out. There's only rubbish left.

If you win:

Detective: What's this? An empty bank bag, used to transport candy reserves. It still has some sugar residue on the inside.

Detective: This is a solid proof the deal was shay. No honest businessman pays with sweets. I need to confront the former owner of the real estate.

Suspect identification: Sweet IncomeEdit

Detective: Mr. Cooldige? I believe you sold a shop not long ago in the neighborhood? I'm looking for the company who bought it... with a bag full of sweets.

Dane Cooldige: Oh, darn! Look, I can explain. Those men were really persuasive. You don't say no to guys like that. I have grandkids, you know?

Detective: Sure, sure. I bet they made you take all that candy. Maybe I'll just call the station, then...

Dane Cooldige: Wait, please! The purchase was done by some fly-by-night company. I'd tell you more, but I gave all the papers to the other guy investigating the case!

Detective: Wait, what other guy? Could you help me identify that person?

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Solution: Paul Litzer

If you fail:

Detective: I'm at a loss here. I don't know who the person was.

If you win:

Detective: Paul Litzer? It must've been one of his old cases. I need to check out his files.

City search: Help From BeyondEdit

Detective: Pola, I know you're in mourning, but I need your help. I need to browse through your dad's notes.

Detective: He was close to finding the parent company responsible for the purchases your boss is looking into. This is big, Pola. It's your dad's last case.

Pola Chapelle: His last case? I don't know if I can handle this... But this is my chance to honor his memory. To finish what he started.

Pola Chapelle: Ok, let's do it. I have the notes here.

The HQ of the company is:

  • exactly 2 from a press building
  • exactly 2 from a bank
  • more than 1 from water
  • more than 1 from shops
  • more than 1 from restaurants
  • On the map there are 2 press buildings
  • On the map there are 2 banks
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Solution: (3,7)

If you fail:

Pola Chapelle: Oh, this useless. My dad's notes are incomplte. I... I'll just go back home.

Detective: I'm sorry, Pola. I should've never asked you to help me.

If you win:

Pola Chapelle: Yeeeees! We got it! It's AmTransGroup LLC, the company who Telly Cane used for smuggling maple syrup into the city!

Detective: This is a serious breakthrough. I need to take this to Jameson. Are you feeling alright, Pola?

Pola Chapelle: Heck yes! My daddy would be so proud to see his girl crack his little last case like that!


If you fail:

Detective: Sorry, Perry, but I wan't able to forge any solid connection between the purchases.

Perry J. Jameson: Don't call me Perry! I hope you could solve a simple case! It was child's play, a no-brainer! I bet Pola could do it, but she's a mess right now... Argh, just get out of my sight.

Detective: Wow, that Jameson really has a temper when something goes not as planned.

If you win:

Detective: Perry, take a look at this. All of those properties were bought by fly-by-night companies operationg under the command of AmTransGroup LLC.

Perry J. Jameson: Ha! We got those slimy losers. I'll send my pencil pushers to do the dirty work and gather all the facts. It might take a while before this hits the press, though. Anything else?

Detective: You need to know that I wouldn't be able to do this without Pola's help. I think she's ready to be working for you again.

Perry J. Jameson: Well, aren't you a miracle worker! Tell Pola her desk is waiting. And don't worry, I've got the pay ready for you!

Another Case Solved
Chapter 1 Lost LambFleeing FelineImportant InformantPolice ProvisionsAngry AuntPrized PussycatDisplaced DocumentsMissing MeatpieComic CasualtiesValued VinylDisappearing Daughter
Chapter 2 Mysterious MemorabiliaHazardous HabitsGrumpy GrandpaDangerous DonutsPerky PromotionMinute MisdeedBrilliant BurglaryTough TenantsClerkly CalamitiesSweet SolitudeCostly CoverJelly JobTedious TestamentSoda SingerTerrifying TrespasserDisastrous DietTroublesome ThiefActing AtrociousComing CatastropheFuneral Face-off
Chapter 3 Looting the LadyPicky PublisherRustic RevenueMouth-watering MedicineHeadstrong HousewivesMuseum MenaceJittery JudgeSuspicious SyrupMarzipan MurderCurious CircumstancesAntagonistic AlliesImpertinent InfiltrationProhibitionist PerilBackstabbing BankerDisguised DepositOverwhelming OfficeSuitable ScapegoatMayor's ManuscriptBreaking the BankMysterious Mastermind
Chapter 4 Voting VendettaCandy CrackdownRestricted ResearchHeadline HuntersElectorial EspionageSuspicious StrikeGangplank GangBomber BaitAgent AcquisitionMurdering the MayorBombing the BallotSweet Sensation
Chapter 5 Problematic PastEnigmatic EscapeRough RetirementForgotten FugitiveWorrisome WeddingSurprising SynthesisLobbyists' LairMalicious MobsterCleaner's ConfessionInsidious InvestmentsCandy CampaignGuilty GovernmentEngaging Epilog
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