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Welcome to Gamezebo’s strategy guide for Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy.
 

 
Game Overview 
 
The game begins in the home of Edgar Allan Poe and has a lengthy introduction that you can skip if you wish but it is well worth watching. Once in the main room be sure to click on the double doors to your right. Clicking on each screen will keep it moving forward. The game has no timer and is divided into six chapters with several mini games per chapter. There are several video type clips that continue the storyline throughout the game and you have the option to skip it if you wish. 

  • There are anywhere from 10 to 25 items to find per hidden object screen and every time you play the game you will be given different items to search for.
  • The items are listed along the bottom and when you click on an item it takes on a ghostly appearance and either disappears into the journal or into the tool bag (inventory) along the right side.
  • Items that belong inside the tool bag are the same for every game and shown highlighted in color and text in the screen shots below.
  • Items in your inventory must be used in an area of the screen known as a hot spot and you can find these by looking for the blue skeleton icon with the gears as you mouse over the screen.
  • When you find an area with a hot spot choose the correct inventory item to use on it. Click and drag it to the correct location. If you have an incorrect item the cursor will turn red.
  • A green skeleton hand cursor with the moving eye shows areas that need closer viewing. Click on these when you see them.
  • You start out with one hint which is shown on the lower right side of screen as a lit lantern with a raven on it.
  • When you wish to use a hint, click on the raven and then click on the item in the list you wish for it to reveal. The raven will then fly to the area and highlight its location with a spooky blue glow.
  • HINT - If you do not wish to use a hint but you’re not sure what an item you need looks like click on the item in the list and it will appear in silhouette form in the lantern. This is a very helpful tip if you’re not sure what type of item you need such as a smoking pipe versus a lead pipe.
  • There are ravens hidden in the first page of every new scene and clicking on them will earn you and additional hint. The first few screens have 2 ravens but the majority have only 1.
  • Hints are cumulative and carry over to the next screen.
  • If you click too many times on a page you will see the raven chased away and a black cat will take its place. It will hiss at you and warn you not to click so often or so fast. You will not be able to access hints for few moments, but when the raven returns you can use hints again.
  • If you see a bright blue glowing area on a scene you can click on it to exit the current scene. You can not exit until you are finished with a screen and you can not move back and forth between scenes in this game.
  • Some of the levels have opaque looking characters that have dialogue for you to read. Click on them and when they are finished talking to you, they will disappear. You can not progress to the next scene unless you click on them.
  • The game saves at your current location if you have to quit and come back to it later.

 

Important Game Icons

 

The blue skeleton hand with the gears indicates that an action can be performed in this area. Mouse over the screen to find these areas and choose the correct item to use in order to reveal hidden clues. NOTE-If a skeleton hand is red that means you are trying to use an incorrect item on a hot spot. 
 

The green skeleton hand with the moving eyeball indicates you can get a closer look if you click on the area. Mouse over screen to find these areas. 
 

This is the lantern on the lower right of screen that you click on if you need a hint. After you click on this, click on the item in the list you wish to have revealed to you and you will also see it appear inside the lantern in silhouette form. 
 

This is the cat that hisses at you if you click too many times. In a few moments the raven will return and you can use your hints as needed. 
 

Tool Bag –  Certain items in a scene will go into your tool bag which is located on the lower right side of screen. Anything in this bag is in your inventory and can be used on an area that is a hot spot indicated by the blue skeleton hand with the gears. Click and drag these items to the correct area and additional clues will be revealed to you. 


WALKTHROUGH

This walkthrough contains all of the answers and steps needed to complete the game. The ravens for extra hints are indicated by red circles and the items that belong in inventory are highlighted and instructions as to where to use them are located below the image. The solution to mini games are shown where possible as some of them have more than one answer. 
 
 
Chapter 1 
 
Introduction 
 

  • Click on the lantern in front of the tombstone to begin the game.
  • The lantern will move to the lower right of the screen. This is where your hint button is located.
  • If you want to see the silhouette of any item in your list click on it and it will show up inside the lantern.
  • If you click on the raven then the item in the list you will use one of your clues.

  • Scrub brush is located to the right behind the tombstone and will enter into your inventory.
  • There are two ravens in this screen seen circled in red above.

Blue Items –  Dates on Tombstone 

  • Click on scrub brush and drag it to area indicated in image above.
  • This will clean off the dirt and reveal the dates on the tombstone.
  • When you see a bright blue glowing area click on it to enter the next scene.

Outside the Cemetery Gates 

  • Click on the blue open doors in the background. Once they close the statue in the front right will lose her head.
  • There are two ravens in this screen one on the upper and lower left circled in red.
  • Inventory items are paper and charcoal sticks circled in blue above.

Blue Items – Open book and flower icons

  • Click on the lower left area that is glowing green for a closer look at the flower icon.
  • Click on the lower right side for a closer look at the open book icon.

  • For both icons drag the paper over the stone and then drag the charcoal to the stone. It will automatically trace the images onto the paper.

  
Garden Shears inventory item

  • There is one raven in this scene circled in red above.
  • Garden shears belong in the inventory and are located in the center of scene circled in yellow.

Blue Items – Angel, Hourglass, butterfly and hand icons

  • In this scene you will find the angel, hourglass, butterfly and hand icons circled above.
  • Click on each area and you will be taken to another screen.

  

  • Place the paper over each stone and use the charcoal to trace the image onto the paper.
  • Exit the highlighted area on the left of screen when finished.

   
Blue Items – Skull and Anchor Icons 

  • Click on areas highlighted in blue in screen shot.

  • Just as you did the others place the paper on stone and trace with charcoal.
  • Exit scene when finished.

 

Crypt Door Puzzle 

  • The goal of this puzzle is to arrange the items on the door in the same pattern as the paper tracing to the left.
  • Click on each wooden block and it will rotate. Click it until you see the desired icon and it will lock into place when you have the correct one.
  • Solution – Left side of door top to bottom – Book, Flower, Skull, Angel. Right side of door top to bottom – Butterfly, hand, hourglass and anchor.
  • Once you complete the puzzle the doors will open click on them to go through to the next scene.

 

CHAPTER 2  
 
Sponge, Corkscrew and Hand rake inventory items. 

  • The sponge, corkscrew and hand rake belong in inventory and are circled above.
  • There is one raven in this scene circled in red above.

 

Blue Items – Face etching and Newspaper 

  • Drag the sponge to the stone on lower left circled above and click on face etching that appears.
  • Drag the hand rake to the leaves at the bottom left of scene and click on the newspaper that appears.

  
Examine Edgar Allan Poe’s Tombstone 

  • Click on the tombstone to give you a closer look.

 

Wire cutters, stone raven and "holds liquid" inventory items 

  • Click on the items circled and they will enter into inventory.

Blue item – Wire Piece 

  • Place wire cutters on wire in upper right corner and a piece of wire will go into inventory for later use.

  
Finding the secret map 

  • Place the stone raven on the upper right side of the tombstone and it will lock into the correct location.
  • Place the bottle at the bottom right of tombstone.
  • Click on the scroll and it will unfold into a map. Click on it again and it will go into your inventory for later use.
  • Place the corkscrew on bottle to open it.
  • Drag the scroll to the bottle and it will go inside. Click again it will come out with a map. Click on the map and it will enter into your inventory for later use.
  • Click on the glowing blue area to exit to the next scene.

   
Weight 

  • Click on the weight on upper left hand side of screen and it will enter into inventory.

  
Blue Item – Family Crest 

  • Place weight in the area located in picture above.
  • Family crest will drop down from the ceiling.
  • Click on crest.

Examine the Skeleton 

  • Click on skeleton and it will take you to the next scene.

  • There is one raven in this scene circled in red.
  • Find the items on the list.

  • Click on the cask circled above and it will trigger a mini game puzzle.

 

Hidden Key Puzzle 

  • The map at the top of the page shows you how to find the hidden keys.
  • Start on the blue spot on the floor and count the squares according to the map moving up, down, right or left as instructed.
  • Do NOT click on all of the squares. The only square that counts is the final destination marked by an X in the images.
  • If you are incorrect, a spooky skeleton ghost will appear. If you see him start over.

 

Puzzle 1 

  • Puzzle 1 Solution – 1 right, 1 left, and 3 down.
  • Click on area with red "X" as that is the solution.

 

Puzzle 2 

  • Puzzle 2 Solution marked by "X" above.
  • 1 LEFT
    2 UP
    1 RIGHT
    1 DOWN
    2 LEFT
    1 UP

  
Puzzle 3 

  • Puzzle 3 Solution marked by "X" above.
  • 2 DOWN
    4 LEFT
    3 UP
    2 RIGHT
    1 DOWN
    3 RIGHT
    1 DOWN
    7 LEFT

    
Puzzle 4 

  • Puzzle 4 solution is marked by red "X" above.
  • 1 DOWN
    6 RIGHT
    2 UP
    3 RIGHT
    1 DOWN
    4 LEFT
    2 UP
    2 LEFT
    1 UP

 

Hammer inventory item 

  • Click on hammer at bottom right shelf circled above.

  • Place hammer on the door at the right and it will knock the door down revealing a skeleton.

Fortunato Key 

  • Click on the key in skeleton’s hand and he will crumble apart revealing a secret room behind him.

   
Monkey Food, Roller Dolly, and Chimney Brush inventory Items. 

  • There is one raven in this scene circled in red above.
  • Click on all inventory items circled above.
  • "Monkey Food" is Banana.

  
Blue Items – Straight jacket, Book and Trunk. 

  • Give the banana or "Monkey food" to the monkey circled above and he will move out of way click on straight jacket.
  • Place the chimney brush in the fireplace and click on book that falls out.
  • Place the roller dolly on the trunk at center of scene which will trigger the next mini game.

 

Open the trunk – Mini Game 

  • Place the correct keys into the correct locks using the guide above.
  • You must place the key into the lock at the top last as it will not let you until all others are opened.

   
CHAPTER 3 
 

  • Choose the locations from left to right for purposes of this guide.

Location 1 – Gold Coin and Scissors inventory Items. 

  • There is one raven in this location circled in red above.
  • Find and click on scissors and gold coin circled above.
  • The people in the scene are going to give you dialogue. Click on each person to find out what they have to say and when they are finished they will disappear.

 

Blue Items – LeBlanc’s Hat and Diamond ring. 

  • Place the gold coin in the gum ball machine circled above and a diamond ring will fall out. Click on ring to add to inventory.
  • Place the scissors on the hat box circled above and it will open. Click on contents.

 

Location 2 

  • This is the watch given to you by Edgar Allan Poe to help you travel through time and space.
  • Click on the locations inside the watch.
  • For purposes of this walkthrough all locations followed from left to right on the watch.

  • Click on the people in the scene and read dialogue.
  • There is one raven in this scene circled in red above.
  • Click on the next and final location on watch when it appears again.

   
Location 3 – Key for inventory. 

  • There is one raven in this scene circled in red above.
  • Click on key circled above and it will go into inventory.

   
Blue Item – Sailing Ship 

  • Drag key to area circled above. When ship comes out click on it.

   
Location 4 
Corn Kernels and Fishing Pole for inventory. 

  • There is one raven in this scene circled in red above.
  • Click on all people in scene and read dialogue.
  • Click on the corn kernels and fishing pole as they will be entered into inventory for later use.
  • Click on the fish net circled above and it will take you to a closer scene.

    
Fishing Net Area 

  • Find all hidden items in this location.
  • There is one raven in this scene circled in red above.

  
Blue Items – Rudder and Necklace 

  • Place corn kernels in the bird house at top right circled above and a necklace will fall out and land on table. Click on the necklace.
  • Place the fishing pole in area highlighted and a rudder will appear in center of screen. Click on rudder.

   
Get them across the river mini game 

  • This game requires you to figure out the correct combination of people to get them all across the river to the other side.
  • The players are color coded – Policemen is blue, Sailors 1 and 2 are red, Detective Dupin is green, the boatman is gray, Boys 1 and 2 are yellow and your character is pink.
  • The goal in this game is to take the people across the river by following four rules at all times.
  • You can only carry a maximum of three people on the boat at one time.
  • The Sailors have to be accompanied by the Guard of Dupin, or by the Policeman.
  • The boatman has to be on the ferry at all times.
  • The Boys must with an adult at all times.
  • You can hover your mouse over a character to see who they are.
  • Click on a person for them to move on or off a ferry.
  • When you get to the end make sure everyone is off the ferry to proceed.
  • Solution – See images.

  • Boatman, Sailor 1 and Policeman on ferry go to other side.

  • Boatman drops the others off and heads back alone.

  • Boatman stays on ferry and picks up Sailor 2 and Detective Dupin and takes them to the other side.

  • Sailor 2 is dropped off and Boatman and Detective Dupin head back to the others.

  • Now they pick up Boy 1 and he, Detective Dupin and the boatman head back to the other side.

  • Boatman drops off boy 1 and Detective Dupin and heads back alone.

  • Boatman picks up Boy 2 and your character and heads to the final destination.
  • Be sure to click everyone off the ferry to end scene.

 

Location 5 

  • Find all hidden objects on list.
  • There is one raven in the scene circled in red above.

  • Find all hidden items on list.
  • There is one raven in the scene above circled in red.

 

Match the Bonnet – Matching Game 

  • Match the bonnet.

Match the Skirt. 

  • Match the skirt.

Match the Scarf.  

  • Match the scarf.

Match the hair pin. 

  • Match the hair pin.

Match the Perfume Bottle. 

  • Match perfume bottle.

  
Match the Bracelet. 

  • Match the bracelet.

  
Match the handkerchief. 

  • Match the handkerchief.

 

Match the glove. 

  • Match the glove.

 
Key for inventory 

  • Find the hidden items in list.
  • There is one raven in the scene circled in red above.

Blue Item – Letters 

  • Click on people on street to read dialogue.
  • Place key on mailbox circled above and click on letters that fall out.

  
Hole Digger and Rake inventory Items. 

  • Find all the items on the list.
  • There is one raven in the scene circled in red above.
  • Click on hole digger and rake circled in blue above and they will go into inventory.

 

Blue Items – Pocket Watch and Drag Marks 

  • Use the "Gathers Leaves" rake on the leaves as shown in image and drag marks will be revealed.
  • Use the hole digger on hole and click on pocket watch that appears.

Get Dupin’s Theory 

  • Click on the statue of liberty next to Detective Dupin.
  • Click on Dupin for dialogue and go to next scene.

 

CHAPTER 4 
 
Location 1 – New York 

  • Find items on list.
  • Click on bag of oats and "Absorbs Water" (Sponge) circled in blue above and they will go into inventory.
  • There is one raven in the scene circled in red above.

Blue Items – Open sign and Note. 

  • Place bag of oats in front of horse. He will move and reveal a note. Click on the note.
  • Take sponge and clean area on left front door seen in image above. An open sign will appear click on it to take it off the list.

 

Location 2 Key for inventory. 

  • Find all items on list.
  • There is one raven in this scene circled in red above.
  • Click on key circled above and it will be in your inventory for later use.

  
Blue Items – Diamond Ring and Bill 

  • Place fabric shears on chair seat and it will open up click on diamond ring that falls out.
  • Use the key in the old cash register circled above and click on the bill that comes out.

  
Location 3 Nail file for inventory 

  • Find all items on list.
  • There is one raven in this scene circled in red above.
  • Click on nail file it will go into inventory for later use.

  
Blue Items – Mary’s picture and Manuscript. 

  • Use nail file on circled drawer above.
  • Click on picture and manuscript found inside drawer.

  
12 Dress Pieces Mini Game 

  • Click on the pieces of fabric that match the dress to the right.
  • The fabric will disappear if you click on the correct pattern.

  
Find 12 Paper Pieces. 

  • Click on 12 pieces of paper in scene.

  
Atomizer, Policeman and Tack Pliers for Inventory 

  • Find all hidden items in list.
  • There is one raven in the scene circled in red above.
  • Click on atomizer, policeman and tack pliers circled in image above they will go into inventory for later use.

  
Blue Items – 10 Hand prints, Diploma and Photo 

  • Click on the 10 hand prints circled above.
  • Click on Diploma and then photo circled in image above.

  
Blue Items – Three Papers 

  • Click on pattern under desk to trigger mini game and find 3 papers.

  
3 Paper Pieces Mini Game and Blue Item – Key 

  • Move the blocks around until you find the 3 pieces of paper hidden behind them.
  • The locations of the pieces are shown in image above.
  • Behind the gold square is the key which is the blue item for this level. (No image available)

Find Secret Message 

  • Place key in drawer circled above and it will take you to a closer scene.

  
Three Pieces of paper and secret message 

  • Click on 3 pieces of paper shown circled above.
  • Click on secret message indicated above.

   
Secret Message 

  • Click on secret message when it appears.

 

Blue Item – Money 

  • Place tack pliers in inventory on back of chair as shown in image above.
  • Click on money inside chair.

 
Assemble the Manuscript Mini Game 

  • Assemble the pieces of manuscript by dragging to silhouetted location.
  • The pieces will lock into place if correct.
  • Once it is complete a message will appear in red at the bottom.

 

Get the Police. 

  • Drag the policeman to man in room.

  
Painting, fire poker, handcuffs and Chair for inventory. 

  • Click on Painting, fire poker, handcuffs and chair and they will enter into inventory.
  • Once you find items a policeman and second man will appear on screen.
  • Next, a badge will appear and you will use the badge to find the painting and wooden chair.
  • Touch badge to painting and wooden chair and that serves as the policeman searching those areas.

 

Blue Item – Evidence 

  • Use the fire poker on the floor area under the padded chair.
  • Click on all the evidence found under the floor.

 

Newspaper – Put handcuffs on Anderson 

  • Place handcuffs on Anderson by dragging them to him.
  • Click on newspaper on the bed.

 

CHAPTER 5 
 
Location 1 – Lantern 

  • Find all items on list.
  • Click on lantern circled in image above.

 

Blue Items – Key and Bug Collection 

  • Place lantern on the right side of house as seen in image above.
  • Key will appear. Click on the key.
  • Drag the key to the chest circled above and click on bug collection that appears.

 

Spool, Pot, Water Bottle, Key and Shovel for Inventory 

  • Find all items in list.
  • There is one raven in scene circled in red above.
  • Click on pot, water bottle, spool, key and shovel and they will go into inventory.

 

Blue Items – Hand print and Blueprint 

  • Place pot on stove
  • Add water bottle to stove it will heat up and steam the mirror above it. Click on hand print in mirror.
  • Use the key on cabinet circled above and click on blueprint inside.

  
Knife for inventory 

  • Find all items in list
  • There is one raven in the scene circled in red above.
  • Click on knife circled above it will add to inventory for later use.

 

Blue Item – Pearl 

  • Take knife and use it on Oyster on beach circled above.
  • Click on pearl inside.

  
Blue Items – Gold Scarab and Paper Mini Game 

  • The goal is to get all the bugs from right to left in the appropriate location.
  • Use the silhouette to place the bugs
  • Once you place them all a gold scarab will appear in the center.
  • Click on scarab and then paper on left and scene will end.

 

Six Wood boards and Flint for inventory 

  • Collect wood boards and flint shown circled above.

 

Reveal the Map 

  • Place all wood planks and flint on area circled to start fire.
  • Map will appear after fire starts.
  • Click on map to end scene.

  
Artillery, Cannonball and Match for Inventory 

  • Find all items hidden in scene.
  • There is one raven in the scene circled above in red.
  • Click on cannonball, artillery, and match for inventory.

  
Blue Item – Nose 

  • Place the artillery, cannonball and last the match on item circled.
  • Once in place it will engage and cannon will shoot to form a nose in the large scull in the scene.

  
Ship’s Wheel and Torch for Inventory 

  • Click on ships wheel and torch circled above for inventory.

  
Blue Item – Burning Torch 

  • Place torch on fire it will enter into inventory.

  
Two Lanterns and Peg Leg for Inventory 

  • Grab two lanterns and peg leg and place into inventory.

  
Blue Items – Eyes 

  • Place burning torch in area above the nose.
  • Place a lantern in each eye socket.

Blue Items – Throne 

  • Place the peg leg and ship’s wheel where it is circled above.
  • Click on the throne

  
Blue Item – Chest 

  • Place gold scarab in skull it will drop to the ground.
  • Place spool on scarab on ground.
  • Spool will measure out to a cleared area use the shovel here (circled above)
  • Chest is revealed click on it and watch as Captain Kidd scene plays.
  • He will ask you to sign a document. Click on the pencil in center and it will sign for you and scene will end.

  
Collect 50 Treasures 

  • Find all the items listed
  • Items are color coded and circled.

  
Examine the Hole 

  • Click on circled hole to get closer view.

  • Find all items listed.
  • There is one raven in scene circled in red above.

  
CHAPTER 6 
 
**Choose the third location. 
 
Location 1 
Bone for Inventory 

  • Find all hidden items in the list.
  • There is one raven in the scene circled in red above.
  • Click on the people in the scene and read dialogue.
  • Click on bone for inventory.

  
Blue Item – Register Book 

  • Give bone to dog and click on register under dog.

  
Location 2 
2 Black Books and Red Book for Inventory 

  • Find all items in list.
  • There is one raven in this scene circled in red above.
  • Click on 2 black books and one red book for inventory.

  
Find 16 Difference Mini Game 

  • Answers circled above.

  
Find 15 Differences Mini Game 

  • Answers circled above.

  
Light Bulb and Electrical Wire for Inventory 

  • Find all items in list
  • There is one raven in this scene circled in red above.
  • Click on light bulb and electrical wire for inventory.

  

  • Place light bulb in street lamp
  • Place electrical wire at bottom to repair it.

  
Assisting the Doctor with his Examination 

  • Drag each instrument to the doctor to help him assess Edgar Allan Poe.
  • You find Poe has died.

  • Find all the items in the list.
  • There is one raven in this scene circled above in red.

 

Poe’s Grave Site 

  • Find wire brush, lantern and shovel for inventory.

 

Blue Item – Royster’s Grave 

  • Click on each grave to read what they say until you find Royster’s grave.
  • Use the wire brush to make the words appear on tombstones.
  • The other graves aren’t mandatory to finish the game but you may want to read them for a laugh.

  
Blue Item- Royster Brothers 

  • Use shovel in circled area to get closer look at the grave.

  
Blue Items – Key, 2 Bullet Slugs and Gun. 

  • Place the lantern anywhere and it will light up the scene.
  • click on all the items listed.
  • click on the painting circled in picture and you will see picture of guilty party appear.

Key 

  • Find all the hidden items on the list.
  • There is one raven in the scene circled in red above.
  • Click on key for inventory.

 

Blocking the Doorways 

  • Place a black book on each door way on each side of room.

 

Policeman 

  • Click on the policeman.
  • You will be taken to a scene with 2 criminals. Drag the policeman to one of the two criminals and it will take you to the next scene.

Keep Tweed from Escaping 

  • Place the red book in inventory in the secret panel circled in image above.

 

Making Color Chains Mini Game 

  • There are multiple solutions available for these puzzles and one is shown for each puzzle.
  • You can move horizontally, diagonally or vertically as long as the colors are connected.
  • The answers are on the image above. Click in the order of the numbers.
  • If you mess up just back track your steps.

  • Solution Puzzle 2

  • Solution Puzzle 3

  • Solution Puzzle 4

  • Solution Puzzle 5

  • Solution Puzzle 6

  • Click on center deposit box.
  • Watch the ending scenes.

Congratulations you have finished the game!”;