An old lady is terrified at night by a mysterious trespasser.

"That was an unusual burglary. Someone entered the old lady's house at night and rummaged through her things, and stole her pet fish."


Hannah Gardner: My friend, Leo Forester, told me you are, I quote, "one hard-boiled gumshoe" I reckon that's a compliment, so I came to you for help.

Hannah Gardner: My friend, Leo Forester, told me you are, I quote, "a lady as brilliant as stubborn". I reckon that's a compliment, so I came to you for help.

Detective: Naturally. What happened, madam?

Hannah Gardner: There was an intruder in my home. A ruckus at nigh woke me up. The whole room was a mess and my pet fish went missing. Why would someone steal a fish?

Detective: Indeed, that's very bizarre. No need to worry, madam. I'll check it out.


Detective: Stolen fish and a scared old lady... This case seems highly unusual.

  • 3 photos
  • 4 maps
  • 2 fingerprints
  • 1 police badge
  • 3 photos
  • 2 fingerprints

If you fail:

Detective: Even if there was a break-in, I don't have any leads. And with nothing missing, the police probably won't help either.

If you win:

Detective: Despite the mess, nothing vanished from the house, apart from the fish. And no one could tell me why it was stolen - it wasn't rare, exotic or anything!

Detective: I must admit, this is getting weirder and weirder.

Crime scene search: The Looting LunaticEdit

Detective: Here it is, Ms.Gardner's house. I need to search for some clues. Maybe I'll be able to deduce how the trespasser entered the house?

If you examine the fish on the right window in the bedroom:

Detective: It seems I found the poor fish. It was lying lifeless on the windowsill.

Detective: I don't see any more clues about the intruder here. I'd better check outside.

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If you fail:

Detective: It's no use. The intruder left no clues behind...

If you win:

Detective: Hmmm, what's this? The intruder left small amounts of soil and[sic] the windowsill. And it doesn't look like the kind of dirt that comes from this alley. Maybe I can analyze it and deduce where it came from.

City search: Dig ItEdit

Detective: This rare soil probably comes from a garden and can be found in only one neighborhood of the city. Perhaps I can pin-point the exact location?

The source of the soil is:

  • not on water
  • exactly 4 from a barber
  • more than 2 from churches
  • more than 2 from cafés
  • On the map there are 2 cafés
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Solution: (5,2)

If you fail:

Detective: I'm no geologist, that's for sure. It's just plain dirt for me. I won't be able to trace the place of origin.

If you win:

Detective: An old, expensive residential building with a garden. The soil from it looks exactly like the one from Hannah Gardner's windowsill.

Suspect identification: Soiled SolesEdit

Detective: I need to check who, from all the people who live and work nearby, was near Ms. Gardner's house that night.

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Solution: Patience de Monde

If you fail:

Detective: No luck. There are so many people coming here, that tracing a single one of then to Ms. Gardner's house is impossible.

If you win:

Detective: Patience de Monde? She's the intruder? That can't be right...

Detective: Excuse me, Ms. de Monde. Do you know Hannah Gardner?

Patience de Monde: We meet for a cup of tea from time to time. I was even passing by her window the last day, bit didn't have the time to stop by.

Detective: Oh? Why, if I might ask?

Patience de Monde: I was looking for Dolores, the rat-catcher. Luckily she came back in the middle of the night.

Detective: Oh dear. Ms. de Monde, I'm afraid your cat snuck into Ms. Gardner's house, made a mess and... sent Ms. Gardner's pet fish to the big fish bowl in the sky.

Patience de Monde: Poor Hannah! She must be upset. I need to apologize to her.


If you fail:

Detective: I'm sorry, Ms. Gardner, but I cannot find the intruder. Maybe you should tighten the security at your house.

Hannah Gardner: Oh dear. Maybe I'll get myself a dog? It should keep burglars at bay, and I have a garden for him to play in.

If you win:

Hannah Gardner: Hello, detective! I talked with Patience and she told me all about your investigation.

Detective: So you know the culprit was one Dolores, the rat-catcher?

Hannah Gardner: Oh yes, of course! I invited Patience over for tea. She apologized and reprimanded the cat. It was nice of her, but I doubt I'll help a lot. And I think I'm done with fishes for now.

Detective: Maybe you should get a dog, then?

Detective: Why not get a cat of your own?

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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