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Check out our tips and tricks for Dr. Lynch: Grave Secrets.

GENERAL TIPS

 

  • This game has one mode only and it’s a timed mode. There’s no way to turn off the timer, however, the time allotments are quite generous, which should give you enough time to complete all missions.
  • The game is pretty generous when it comes to random clicking, however, if you click too many incorrect items quickly, you will get 30 seconds deducted off your clock. I found that if you clicked several incorrect objects slowly that you did not get penalized.
  • In some instances it will be necessary for you to click randomly when you’re trying to figure out the "optional items" since the hints do not work for this part of the game.
  • The only time you don’t have to play against the clock is when you’re playing mini-games, in that instance you can take your time and solve the puzzles.
  • If you need to pause the game, you can click on the clock that is in the upper left corner. To resume the game, just click on the clock again.
  • You can toggle between locations by clicking on the "map" icon that is on the lower left side of the screen.
  • Clicking items can be challenging in this game since so many items are so tiny on the screen. Very slim items require very precise clicking or the game will not accept it.

HINTS

  • You will start each location with a certain amount of hints. That amount is determined by how many locations you have to complete in a chapter. The hints you get have to be used for all the locations you have, so make sure that you use them wisely. You don’t want to get stuck and run out of hints.
  • The only way to get extra hints in this game is by completing the "optional items" that are given in certain location. After you solved an optional item, you get one extra hint.
  • Click on "hint" when you want to find an item, you will see a circle of arrows that is pointing to one item on your list. Then you will see that the item will start to pulsate. It will do this for a few seconds.
  • The hints cannot help you look for items that are on the optional items list, you will have to figure those out on your own.

OPTIONAL ITEMS

  • There are certain locations that have the "optional items" section. You must figure out how to solve these tasks without any help from the hint system. Most of the time, these special tasks involve picking up items around the scene and placing them someplace else.
  • Other times you have to place items in a location according to their size.
  • Once you complete these tasks you will receive an extra hint.
  • Always look in the lower left corner to see if there are any optional items to solve.
  • If you find all the items in the scene that you’re in and you didn’t complete a special task, that level will end and you will not be able to complete the optional items. Make sure that you complete the optional items before you find all the items on your list.

SPOILER ALERT!!!!! The section below contains solutions to all the puzzles, mini games and the optional items tasks. If you do not wish to know the answers to the puzzles, please stop reading now. Thanks

INVESTIGATION 1-SABOTAGE

6 COLORED KEYS
DIG SITE-EQUIPMENT TENT

 

  • You will need to find 6 colored keys that are scattered in the scene.
  • 1-Lower left side, under the table.
  • 2-Lower left side, on top of the table.
  • 3-Lower left side, under the window, on the yellow gas can.
  • 4-In the back of the tent, on top of the shortest barrel.
  • 5-Top right side.
  • 6-lower right side.

FIND 6 ARTIFACTS
DR. SANDJI’S TENT

  • Find 6 artifacts and place them on the shelf that is on the right side of the back wall.
  • 1-Left side, on top of the tripod.
  • 2-Left side, on top of the tent.
  • 3-Top center, above the door.
  • 4-Lower right side, under the table.
  • 5-Right side, on the table.
  • 6-Far right side, under the lamp.


KEYHOLE MINI GAME

  • It’s important to note that in order to solve this puzzle you have to pay attention to the colors and the numbers in each keyhole.
  • The solution is random, the keys will always go in the same place, the only that varies is the position that you turn the keys in.
  • Place the keys in the holes that match their color. Then look at the numbers that are written by each hole. If you were looking at a clock, you would turn the key to reflect the time on a clock. For example, if it says the number 12, then you know that the notch on the key hole has to be facing upwards.
  • Once the puzzle is solved, the door will open. Click on the machine to find the white pebbles.


INVESTIGATION 2-THE GHOST

10 CUCKOOS
THE ROSE AND THE WELL

  • In this optional task, you have to collect 10 cuckoo birds. Look on the top left corner and you will see some cuckoo clocks on the wall.
  • When you see the birds come out of the clocks you have to click on them before they go back in. Collect 10 birds to complete this task.

13 BITS OF GREENERY
THE MERRY MEAD


Please look at the screenshot for the location of all the pieces that you need.

THE GREENERY MINI-GAME

  • Your goal in here is to place the pieces of greenery that you collected in the last scene and place them on the plate.
  • in order to fit the pieces, you may have to rotate them so they can face the way they need to be placed.
  • Pick up a leaf from your inventory and place it in the middle. You can scroll through the pieces by clicking on the arrows that are in your inventory. While the leaf is on your cursor, right click it to rotate it. Left click it to put it in place.
  • There are some pieces that are already placed on the board and they cannot be moved. Once you place a leaf in the right place, it will automatically be locked in.

INVESTIGATION 3 LORD OF THE MANOR

10 FIREFLIES IN A JAR
DIG SITE-ANTHONY’S TENT

  • In this scene you have to collect 10 fireflies and place them in the jar that is located on the table that is on the left side.
  • The fireflies are actually moving, so you have catch them and then drag them to the jar. Since the fireflies were moving in and out of the scene, I was not able to capture the exact location of all of them in the screenshot but they are hard to miss.
  • Once you catch all of them, you will receive an extra hint.

6 ACORNS IN A LINE
CARSTAIR WOODS

  • In this scene you have to collect 6 acorns that are hidden somewhere in the scene. As you find each one, you have to place them on the bench that is on the right side of the scene. The catch is that the acorns have to be placed on the bench according to their size, from smallest to largest.
  • As you go to place an acorn on the bench you will see a faded image of the acorn when it is in a spot that you can click on.That does not necessarily mean that it goes in that spot.
  • If you place an acorn in an incorrect spot, it will go back to the location that you picked it up from, if it’s correct, it will lock into place.

FIREPLACE ASHES
CARSTAIR MANOR-PARLOR

  • Take the bucket of water and place it on the fireplace. Then just click on the ashes that are inside the fireplace to complete this task.

5 BUSTS IN ORDER
CARSTAIR MANOR-LORD CARSTAIRS LIBRARY

  • Pick up the 5 busts and place them on the mantle that is in the back of the room. The busts have to placed in a certain order or they will not stay in place.
  •  If you place a bust in the wrong spot, it will go back to the location that you picked it up from.
  • Bust 1-Left side, behind the lampshade.
  • Bust 2-Lower left side, behind the ladder.
  • Bust 3-Lower left corner.
  • Bust 4-Lower right side, on the desk,
  • Bust 5-Far right side, behind the chair.

PUZZLE OF THE DAY

  • You are given 6 letters and from those 6 letters you have to form the letters into 10 words, 12 if you’re an expert.
  • You have to have a minimum of three letters.
  • Simply click on the letters above in the order in which you want them to go and they will go into the boxes below, then press "submit" to enter your selection.
  • The word submit will not appear unless you made a valid entry.
  • Click on "clear" if you want to start entering letters over or you can click on each letter to get rid of it. If you click on the 3rd letter, it will get rid of all the letters you placed in front of it.
  • Once you’ve entered at least 10 words the game will give you the choice to opt out of the puzzle.
  • The example I received where the letters:"ACNYTO" I was able to form the following words from it: CANTY, CYTON, CANTO, COTAN, CYANO, ATONY, NOTA, TONY, CONY, COAT, CANT, CAY.

INVESTIGATION 4

6 MORE NEEDLES IN A BALL
STELLA’S COTTAGE

  • You have to pick up 6 needles that are scattered in the scene and place them on the ball that’s in the basket. The ball sits on the desk that is on the right hand side.
  • Needle 1-Top right side, on the tiny picture that is on top, next to the curtains.
  • Needle 2-Right side, inside the vase with the flowers.
  • Needle 3-Lower right, on the floor.
  • Needle 4-Lower left side, in front of the fireplace.
  • Needle 5-Left side, on the lampshade.
  • Needle 6-Left side, on the fireplace mantle.

5 HUMMINGBIRDS
KNOT GARDEN

  • Pick up the bird food that sits on the right side of the circle of pink flowers.
  • Place the food on the hummingbird feeders that are located in the scene. There are 3 feeders in total (please look at the screenshot).
  • Once you place the food in each feeder you will notice that they will fill up.
  • Once the feeders are full the hummingbirds will start coming to the feeders. Click on the hummingbirds as they come along. Click on 5 of them and you’ve completed your optional task.

COLLECT THE RECIPE
HOTHOUSE NURSERY

  • There is a list of ingredients on the board, you must collect those ingredients and place each individual item in the into the bowl.
  • 1 liter of water-On the floor close to the table.
  • Lemon-Top left side, amongst the leaves.
  • Chili pepper-Lower right corner, inside of a clay pot.
  • 1 head of garlic-On the square stool that is on the floor.
  • 1 pinch of tobacco-Pick up the cigarette ashes that are on the table that’s on the left side.
  • Once you’ve placed all the ingredients in the bowl, the task will be completed.

SPRAY THE BEETLES

  • Pick up the spray bottle and click on it and it will squirt some bug spray. The beetles will be moving around the lavender flowers and it’s up to you to spray them with the bottle.
  • The beetles will be in different colors, I cannot highlight them in the screenshot since they weave in and out of the scene but they will be easy to spot.
  • Once you’ve successfully sprayed 10 beetles you will complete the game.

INVESTIGATION 5-IN TOWN

BLUE BIRD
VILLAGE GREEN

  • There will be a blue bird that flies into the scene. In my case it landed on the bench that’s on the left side of the park.
  • Click on the shimmering board in the back of the scene and you will find a hidden location within that scene. Two of the letters that you need to complete that scene will be found in this location. Please look at the screenshot for the location of those two letters.

RESTORE THE NAME-(Board inside the Village Green)

  • You will see that there are some letters on top of the board that are missing, your job is to find these letters throughout this scene and the main scene and place them in the right spot on the board.
  • The letters that you find in the main scene, will go into inventory and will be available once you get back to the board.
  • As you pick up each letter in this scene, place them on top of the board,if it’s correct it will stay in place. If the letter is placed incorrectly, it will go back to where you found it.
  • Please look at the screenshots for the location of all the items.Make sure that you look at the screenshot for the main scene so you can pick up the letters "O" and "R"
  • The words you want to complete are:"BROMBURY COTSWOLDS."

SUN RESTORED AND 9 RED VOTIVE CANDLES
VICAR’S OFFICE

  • In this level you have to put the pieces of the sun back together in the window that is on the left side. You are also asked to pick up 9 red votive candles in the scene.
  • Since there are so many candle and sun pieces to pick up, I ask that you please look at the screenshot for the location of all these items.
  • The votive candles are highlighted in yellow and the sun pieces are highlighted in red,
  • As you collect each sun piece, place it on the sun of the window that is on the right side. It doesn’t matter where you place it as long as you click the piece anywhere on the sun itself.

LIGHT THE WAY

  • Once you’ve collected all the candles and you completed the previous levels you will be taken to a mini game in which you have to build a candle shrine.
  • There are 9 candles to place, you have to place them in the holes so the candles form a cross.
  • As you attempt to place a candle you will notice that an area that a candle can fit in will show where it can go, drop the candles when you see an outline.
  • keep in mind that there are 5 spaces that the candles can fit in either vertically or horizontally. The last row can be hard to see but it’s important that you place the candle in the right way or you will not be able to complete the puzzle.
  • The screenshot I provided was a little cut off but you should be able to see the shape of the cross.
  • Once the candles are in the right place, the door will open revealing the Virgin Mary.

INVESTIGATION 6

8 FLOWERS TO RESTORE THE ARRANGEMENT
CARSTAIR MANOR-PORTRAIT HALL

  • Please look at the screenshot and pick up all the flowers that are highlighted. As you pick each flower up, place them in the vase that is on the right side of the scene.

MESSAGE FROM ALPHABET
CARSTAIR MANOR-ATTIC

  • You need to spell out the words: "FORGIVE ME LYDIA" by picking up the block letters that are hidden in the scene.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the location of all the block letters.
  • The words have to be in the right place or you will not stay in place. look for the shadow of the block before you place it on the table. If the item is placed in the wrong spot, it will go back to the location that you picked it up from. Once a block is in the right place, it will stay locked.

FIX THE TEA LIST
TEA ROOM

  • You have to find the letters that are hidden in the scene and place them on the board that is in the back of the room.
  • The letters you find, will always be placed in front of the first letter on each line on the board. The goal is to complete the words so they can spell out names of different teas,
  • To place the letters on the board, click on the line that you want them to go in and that line will highlight itself, then left-click to place the letter.
  • The letters can be found in any shape, size or color.
  • "C"- Lower left side, on the back of the chair, you will will see the letter "C" carved on thee.
  • "E"-Lower left side, on the white and red hat boxes. "EARL GRAY
  • "M" Lower left side, on the red book that is on the chair="MINT"
  • "D"-Lower left side, on the white tablecloth. "DARJEELING"
  • "B"-On the lampshade that is on the right table "BLACK CURRANT"
  • "L"-Top left side of the curtains, "LAPSANG SOUCHONG"
  • "G"-Lower right side, in the box of chocolates.
  • "O"-Outside the window that that is on the left side, the letter is on top of the house, the attic. "OOLONG"

LINK THE PICTURES MINI GAME

  • In this puzzle you have to link the pictures and the descriptions with each other. You can also link a picture with another picture.
  • Simply click on a picture and then click on the phrase or picture that you think connects the two. If you’re correct, you will see that a line will be drawn to connect both items. if it’s not correct, you will have to try again.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution to this puzzle.

INVESTIGATION 7-MURDER MOST FOUL

14 LIGHT PINK CERAMIC PIECES-CAVE

  • Please look at the screenshot and pick up the 14 light pink ceramic pieces that are highlighted in the scene.

CERAMIC CAT PUZZLE

  • Take the pieces from inventory and place them on the ceramic cat.
  • You can right click the pieces in order to rotate them so they can fit in the puzzle. Left click a piece to place it on the puzzle, if it’s correct it will lock into place.
  • Scroll through the inventory by clicking on the arrows if you want to select pieces that are not in view in the inventory window.
  • Some pieces will go outside of the basic lines that you see for the figurine so try to place some pieces above the figurine and below the figurine, specifically the face and the tail.


INVESTIGATION 8-MAN OF THE CLOTH


LETTERS ON BINS-POST OFFICE

  • In this puzzle you have to look for small gold letters that are scattered around the scene and then you have to place them on the lettered bins that are on the right side.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the location of all the letters.


7 CLOTHES ON A LINE-VICK’S GARAGE

  • Pick up the clothes that are hidden in the scene and place them on the thin clothes line that runs in the back of the scene.
  • To place the clothes on the line, simply click them within the vicinity of the line and they will go into place.

8 FAX PIECES-POLICE STATION

  • Find the missing fax machine pieces. Please look at the screenshot for the location of all the fax machine pieces.

FAX MACHINE MINI GAME

  • Your goal here is to assemble the fax machine with all the pieces that you have in inventory
  • You have to assemble the inner pieces first before you place the outer pieces.
  • Grab the pieces from the inventory section and place them on the machine, if the piece is correct it will lock in place, if it’s not correct, try using another piece.
  • Use the arrows to scroll through the inventory pieces until you find the ones that you need to place first.
  • You do not have to rotate the pieces to make them fit. Please look at the 3 screenshots provided to give you a better idea of what goes where.

INVESTIGATION 9-WHO FRAMED MATTHEWS

MAKE COFFEE-JAIL

  • These steps have to be followed in order or you will not be able to complete this task.
  • Pick up the coffee filters that are on the far right side of the page, next to the water machine and place it on the filter cup that is on the right side of the coffee machine, on the table.
  • Pick up the bag of coffee that is on the lower right side and place it on the filter holder as well. Now take the filter holder and place it on top of the coffee machine.
  • Take the coffee pot and place your cursor on the blue button that is in the water machine (please look at the screenshot for the correct position) and click on it.
  • Click the coffee pot on top of the machine so the water goes into the machine. Now place the coffee pot on the machine so it can take the coffee when it comes out.
  • When you place the coffee pot on the machine the button on the coffee machine will turn green, click on the button.
  • You will then hear the sounds of the coffee brewing and you’re done!

SLIDER PUZZLE

  • Click on a tile that has an empty space next to it and that tile will go into the empty space. Just slide the pieces around until it looks like the picture in the screenshot. Since the location of the tiles are different for each game, I cannot provide a step by step walkthrough for this section.

KEY TO THE CLOSET

  • Once you’re done with the slider puzzle, you will be presented with box that has a key in it, take the key.
  • In the next scene you will have a door, place the key on the door to enter the room.

INVESTIGATION 10-THE MISSING LADY

TOPIARY PRUNED-HEDGE MAZE

  • Find the hedge clippers and cut away the excess leaves on the topiary.
  • Pick up the hedge clippers that are on the grass, right side, close to the pink flowers.
  • Place the hedge clippers on the topiary that is on the left side. You will need to cut at it 10 times in order to reveal the shape of the horse.

MAZE

  • In this maze you have to find your way into the water fountain.
  • Just click on the area that you want to move to and he’ll move to the spot that you clicked on.
  • You cannot click too far in ahead in the maze. You will not be able to see certain parts of the maze until you move the man further along.
  • If you make the wrong move, simply click the ground to make the man walk in the opposite direction.
  • Since I couldn’t capture the maze in one piece, I divided the screenshots into 6 sections so you could have  step by step visual  instructions on what to do.

CENTER OF THE MAZE DOOR

  • Just click on the door to get everything off the door, then use your key that is in inventory and place it on the lock
  • When the door opens you’ll find a dead woman on the ground.

INVESTIGATION 11-STELLA’S REVENGE

5 RECIPE INGREDIENTS

  • Pick up the following five ingredients and place them on the glass bowl that is on the table to complete this task.
  • 1 Liter of water-On the floor, behind the wooden stool.
  • 1 cup of mushroom dust-It’s a basket of mushrooms that sits on the floor.
  • 1 cup chicken manure-A bag on the floor, lower center of the scene.
  • 1 cup wood ash-A big
  • 5 drops fish oil-it’s on the table, close to the sign.

SPRAY BOTTLE-ROSE BUDS

  • All you have to do is here is pick up the spray bottle and click it on the rose buds that are on the ground and you’ll watch them grow.
  • It’s important that you try and click on them in the top section to make them grow faster.
  • Once all 5 roses are fully grown your task will be completed.

INVESTIGATION 12-THE CHILDREN

8 TOYS ON SHELF-
CARSTAIR’S MANOR-CHILDREN’S PLAYROOM

  • Pick up the toys and place them on the shelf that is on the back wall.
  • 1-Teddy bear, on the lower left side.
  • 2-Double decker bus, on the desk that is closest to the window.
  • 3-Lower center, the robot that is on the chair.
  • 4-Stuffed puppy, in the box that’s on the floor.
  • 5-Rocket ship, lower right side.
  • 6-Jester, lower right side.
  • 7-Pinocchio doll, top right side, on the shelf.
  • 8-Doll, right side, on the second shelf.

PUZZLE OF THE DAY

  • You are given 6 letters and from those 6 letters you have to form the letters into 15 words.
  • You have to have a minimum of three letters.
  • Simply click on the letters above in the order in which you want them to go and they will go into the boxes below, then press "submit" to enter your selection.
  • The word submit will not appear unless you made a valid entry.
  • Click on "clear" if you want to start entering letters over or you can click on each letter to get rid of it. If you click on the 3rd letter, it will get rid of all the letters you placed in front of it.
  • The example I received where the letters:"SKACEM" I was able to form the following words from it: CAMES,KAMES, MACES, CAKES, SMACK, MACKS, MAKES, ACMES, KEAS, MACS, SEAM, SACK, SCAM, CAS, CASE.

INVESTIGATION 13-LYDIA

20 PIECES OF PAPER
CARSTAIR MANOR-PORTRAIT HALL

  • Click on the portrait of the little girl that is on the right side and you will get a closer view.
  • Click on the picture again and you will see that the corner will lift up, all 20 pieces of paper will be under there. Click on the papers and they will fall on the ground in the main scene.
  • You have to click on each paper individually to collect all 20 pieces. There is only one piece that will fall on the wall, please look at the screenshot to see where that piece is located.

REPAIR FOUNTAIN
FOUNTAIN GARDEN

  • Take the red valve that is on the far left side, on the pole that is under the archway. Attach the knob to the bottom of the fountain. Hold the knob with your mouse and spin it around until the water flows freely through the fountain.

NIGHTSTICKS IN A ROW

  • Pick up the nightsticks that are in the scene and hang them in the cubicles that are on the left side of the page.
  • You have to place the nightsticks in order according to their size,from left to right,  from largest to smallest.
  • If you place it in the wrong cubicle the nightstick will go back to the location that you picked it up from.
  • Place them all to complete this task.

4 CHIMES ON A DOORBELL

  • Pick up all the long metal rods that are scattered in the scene and place them on the back wall where the chime is.
  • The rods have to be placed in the correct order or they will not stay on the wall.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the location of all the rods.

NEWSPAPER

  • Assemble the newspaper back to its original document by placing the puzzle pieces in the correct spot.
  • Once the piece is correct it will flash at you and then it will lock into place.
  • You cannot join two puzzle pieces together even if they are right unless they are on the right spot on the board.

INVESTIGATION 14-AND THE GHOST IS

INVISIBLE MESSAGE
DIG SITE-ANTHONY’S TENT

  • Take the black piece of coal that is under the desk that’s on the left side and it will go into inventory.
  • If you look on the bed you will see a glowing notebook, behind the laptop, click on the notebook and you will get a closer view.
  • Take the charcoal and place it on the left side of the page and you will see a message appear.

LINK THE PICTURES

  • In this puzzle you have to link the pictures and the descriptions with each other. You can also link a picture with another picture.
  • Simply click on a picture and then click on the phrase or picture that you think connects the two. If you’re correct, you will see that a line will be drawn to connect both items. if it’s not correct, you will have to try again.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution to this puzzle.

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