A client is less concerned about dealing justice and more about returning what's rightfully his.

"A family heirloom was stolen. My client did not care who the burglar was, he just wanted his treasure back. I wanted money. A clean deal."


Humphrey McGuffin: Hello, detective: I heard you made a name for yourself helping other people recover what's rightfully theirs.

Detective: I assume you have a similar issue at hand?

Humphrey McGuffin: Indeed. Something was stolen from me. A precious statuette. I want to get it back. Discreetly.

Detective: And the thief?

Humphrey McGuffin: I don't really care about him or her. I care only about the missing object.

Detective: That shouldn't be too hard. Consider it done.


Detective: I should check every lead there is. The crime scene, who could've stolen it, where could it be now. And I have a hunch that the thief might hire someone to get in my way and hinder my investigation.

  • 3 photos
  • Thief: 5 lockpicks
  • 4 maps
  • 3 photoshop
  • 1 police badge
  • 4 fingerprints

If you fail:

Detective: Darn it. The burglar left no clues at the crime scene, and then just vanished. How am I supposed to find the statuette now?

If you win:

Detective: From the looks of it, the theft was commissioned by someone. Something is off about the case, and I feel my client is feeding me half-truths.

Suspect identification: The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the PatterEdit

Detective: There aren't many burglars in the city willing to do that kind of commissioned work, and all of them would probably request to be paid a lot for it. Maybe I can find the culprit this way.

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Solution: Joe Cairo

If you fail:

Detective: It seems the thief is either keeping a low profile... or dead.

If you win:

Detective: Hmmm... Allegedly Joe Cairo was bragging that he was paid in advance for a big job he's about to pull. I think he's my man.

City search: Everybody has Something to ConcealEdit

Detective: I need to follow Cairo. He'll lead me to the statuette.

Cairo's hiding place is:

  • not more than 2 from a hospital
  • more than 1 from clubs
  • not on railways
  • not more than 3 from a hotel
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Solution: (3,7)

If you fail:

Detective: it seems Joe Cairo outsmarted me.

If you win:

Detective: The old La Paloma factory. Close to the docks. A perfect place to hide a small statue.

Crime scene search: A Reasonable Amount of TroubleEdit

Detective: I need to find the statuette, and fast. Cairo's client might come for it any minute now.

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If you fail:

Detective: Darn it, I hear cars stopping. And people getting out. I need to get out, fast!

If you win:

Detective: Ah, here it is. It's heavy. I wonder what stuff it's made of?

Detective: I need to take it and leave, fast. The thief and his client are in for a nasty surprise.


If you fail:

Detective: I'm afraid the statuette is gone. There's not much we can do right now about it.

Humphrey McGuffin: Well, what do you suggetst? We won't stand here and shed tears. I'll triple... no, quadruple your pay.

Detective: Haven't you tried to buy my loyalty with money and nothing else?

Humphrey McGuffin: Very well. I'll find the statuette myself even If I must spend another year on the quest. Adieu.

If you win:

Detective: Your statuette, just as promised.

Humphrey McGuffin: And here's your payment. Might I ask about the thief?

Detective: The person who ordered the theft will probably feel cheated over the deal. The thief is in for some serious trouble.

Humphrey McGuffin: Splendid. I insist that this case will remain secret. We'll probably never meet again, I'm off to Istanbul now. The best goodbyes are short. Adieu.

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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