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Welcome to Gamezebo’s strategy guide and walkthrough for Murder, She Wrote.

The game is based on the award-winning television series of the same name which aired 264 episodes from 1984 – 1996.  It starred Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher, along with an amazing list of guest stars, during its 12-year stint.

Jessica Fletcher is a retired English teacher who becomes a successful mystery writer.  Jessica is a resident of Cabot Cove, a small coastal town in Maine.  Jessica is a widow and her one eccentricity is her insatiable curiosity that manages to get her caught up in the real-life murders in her surrounding area.

As a side note, Angela Lansbury won an Oscar for Gaslight in 1944 (it was her first film) and she is still winning awards and going strong at age 84.  She won another Tony award in 2009 making her the top winning actress.  She is currently playing on Broadway in "A Little Night Music". 

GENERAL TIPS AND HINTS:

  • There are 5 cases to solve in the game, each of which has a number of locations to investigate.  You will return to some of the locations more than once with different objects to find.
  • As you complete each case a new book with a case will be unlocked.
  • Game Options include Music and Sound Volume – Full Screen or Windowed Mode – Relaxed Mode or Time Mode – use of a Custom Cursor or not.
  • There is no timer in Relaxed Mode.
  • You can save your game and exit without having to restart a scene. 
  • When you play again you will need to click on the book you were investigating and will get your choice of continuing where you left off or not.
  • Sometimes your cursor will turn into a magnifying glass when there is an item you need to investigate.
  • If you randomly click on objects, your cursor will become temporarily disabled.
  • There are unlimited hints.  The Hint page is located in the typewriter and takes time to recharge when you use it.

JESSICA’S TYPEWRITER

  • At the beginning of each scene you will be given a peculiar list of items to find because some of the letters are missing.
  • Jessica’s typewriter seems to be missing the keys A, E, I, O, U, and Y which will be hidden around each scene.
  • Once you find the missing keys, the missing letters in the search list will be filled in.
  • If you know what the list says, you can actually complete the scene without finding the missing letters.
  • Her typewriter is also missing a ribbon which is hidden in each scene even when you return to the same location.
  • When found the typewriter ribbon will instantly recharge the Hint page in the typewriter. 
  • You also don’t have to find the ribbon to be able to complete the scene.

OBJECT LISTS

Some items on the list of objects to find will be marked in blue and require some sort of action on your part before they are available. 

The items to find are random so I cannot show you where all of them will be located on your list but I will mark those that were on my list because many of them will also appear on the list you get.

MINI GAMES

There will be various mini games throughout.  You can choose to play the game immediately, skip it once the Skip button is full, or play it later.

BOOK 1:  A DEADLY CATCH

A Deadly Catch is the first case and it is set in Cabot Cove. Jessica’s publisher and his wife are coming for a visit so she is looking for lobster to serve for dinner.

THE CORNELIA

There is a book of Notes you can refer to after each place you have investigated so you can see the progress you’ve made. Click on the highlighted area to begin your investigation. The Cornelia is Peter Hammond’s boat and Jessica discovers him dead.

The typewriter keys are marked in pink and the typewriter ribbon in yellow. 

In order to retrieve the paper, which is a past due notice, from the bottle, you will need to select the corkscrew and use it on the bottle. Once the bottle is opened, pick up the tweezers and use them on the bottle to get the paper. The blue items on the list will turn black and then disappear when chosen.

Pick up the Past Due Notice marked in pink to find out that Peter Hammond has been having a hard time with his loan payments. The items marked in yellow were on my list but some of the items might be on yours too.

CABOT COVE LOBSTER POUND

Collect the typewriter keys marked in red and the ribbon marked in yellow.

Pick up the 5 clams and place them in the bucket. The bucket will disappear when it is full, revealing a boat photo.

Pick up the 6 buoys marked in red. Click on the pile to play a mini game to figure out which buoy belongs to Andy’s boat. The rest of the items marked in yellow were on my list.

MINI GAME TO FIND ANDY’S BUOY

Swap the names by the buoys according to the clues. This is the solution to the game and shows that Andy’s buoy is red and blue.

THE MY TURN

The typewriter keys are marked in pink and the ribbon in yellow.

You need to refill the generator so pick up the funnel and place it as shown.  Take the gas can and pour it in the funnel. This action will cause the fish net at the top left of the scene to rise and reveal the yellow buoy which belonged to Peter.

Pick up Peter’s buoy marked in pink. The items that were on my list are marked in yellow.

THE MARINE RESEARCH LABORATORY

Collect the typewriter keys marked in red and yellow marked ribbon.

Pick up the sponge and place it in the bucket, then use it to clean the cabinet glass. This action is marked in red.

Click on the sparkling part of the cabinet marked in pink.  You will need to play a mini game in order to get the striped buoy.

MINI GAME TO OPEN THE CABINET

The fish mini game to collect the buoy is random so the screen shots below show a sample of the fish I was given.  There will be 4 sequences in the game.  If you chose the wrong fish, it will start over.

 

 

 

 

Once you have completed the game, the cabinet will open and you can collect the buoy.

These are the items on the list I was given.

THE CORNELIA

Somebody broke into The Cornelia so you need to go back and investigate.

The typewriter letters and ribbon are marked in red and yellow.

You need to remove the boarded-up window so grab the hammer and use it several times to remove the planks.

Once the planks are removed the light will stream in the window and the book of matches will fall into the room. Pick up the pink-marked matchbook, which is from the Harborside Tavern. The rest of the items marked are on my list. One of the items is a Dominican Cigar left by the intruder.

HARBORSIDE TAVERN

The typewriter keys and ribbon are marked in pink and yellow.

Shield the fire with the fireplace shield.

The items on my list are marked in yellow. The 5 cigar boxes are marked in pink. When you have collected them, the cabinet behind the tongs will sparkle. It is marked in blue and needs to be investigated.

MINI GAME TO FIND THE DOMICAN CIGAR BOX

This is a Concentration type of game where you will need to click on the cigar boxes to match a pair of logos on the box. When you click on two boxes they will swap places.

If you click on the first box and it wasn’t the one you wanted, you can click on it again to close it and chose another box. The remaining box will be the Dominican cigar box shown in the insert. It contains the cigar you are looking for.

THE MY TURN

Time to go back and talk to Andy to see about the loan he made.

The typewriter keys are marked in pink and the ribbon in yellow.

Pick up each of the 5 life vests and put them in the box. The box will disappear, revealing the clipboard.

Pick up the green-marked clipboard which shows that the opening at the Marine Research Lab was Peter’s old job. The rest of the items appeared on my list.

THE MARINE RESEARCH LABORATORY

The typewriter letters are in pink and the ribbon in yellow. The 2 orange marked items make up the plunger. You need to combine them to be able to use it.

Use the completed plunger on the sink and the water will go away, leaving the glass shards. Click on the shards…..upon a closer look there appears to be blood on them, which indicates further investigation, so you will need to put the pieces back together.

MINI GAME TO ASSEMBLE THE GLASS SHARD

The pieces to assemble the jigsaw puzzle are on the left. You need to put it together from the bottom up, which means you start with 30 and work your way up to 100. The blood is evident somewhere between 40 and 60, and the solution to the puzzle is shown on the right.

THE CORNELIA

The evidence leads you back to The Cornelia.

The typewriter letters are marked in pink and the ribbon in yellow.

You need to open the lobster trap so take the putty knife and use it on the lock. You’ll discover the trap is filled with lobsters that have already been caught.

Pick up the lobster marked in pink and everything that is on your list……..this was mine. The sunglasses, paintbrush and padlock are all together in the green square.

CABOT COVE LOBSTER POUND

The ribbon is marked in yellow and the typewriter keys circled in pink.

Pick up the brush marked in blue and use it to clean the lobster tank marked in magenta. You will need to apply it several times.

Pick up the purple-marked lobster in the tank. The rest of the items were on my list.

THE MY TURN

Jessica goes back to Andy’s boat and finds him dead.

The typewriter keys are marked in yellow and the ribbon in magenta.

Pick up each of the 5 fish and feed them to the Seagull, which will fly away, revealing a torn note.

The yellow-marked items were on my list and include a boat hook which appears to be the murder weapon. Investigate the torn note and you will bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO INVESTIGATE TORN NOTE

Drag the pieces to put the I.O.U. note together. If you right click, the pieces will rotate left. If you double-click, they will rotate right.

HARBORSIDE TAVERN

Typewriter keys are circled in yellow and ribbon in green mark.

Find 25 instances of money, which can be coins or paper.

THE CORNELIA

The typewriter keys are circled in pink and the ribbon is marked yellow.

Find the 20 buoys in the scene and they will gather on the floor and sparkle.  Their picture is shown in the upper insert in the scene below.

MINI GAME TO EXAMINE THE SUSPICIOUS BUOY

The suspicious buoy is heavier than the others so when you click on the pile you will get a lobster jigsaw mini game. You will start with the two upper claws. The pieces are shown in the green-marked square below.

Use the arrows marked in pink to scroll through the pieces and find what you want to put it together like the solution above. The blue-marked insert shows the diamonds that you will find inside the buoy once you have completed the puzzle.

HARBORSIDE TAVERN

Ribbon is marked in yellow and typewriter keys circled in pink.

Collect all 30 items of jewelry.

MINI GAME TO SORT THE JEWELRY

Once you collect all the jewelry it will end up in a pile on the table as shown in the insert above. You will be given a mini game to sort the jewelry. However, I cannot show you an exact solution because the tag locations for the game are random.

To swap the jewelry you need to click on one and then another that you want to exchange, but some of the gems have different descriptions that work so you may have to play around with them. For example, the necklace in the upper left row above can be "Gem ruby and sapphire, cut round" or it can be "Gem ruby cut round." Once you complete the game the jewelry on the table will disappear and your scene will be completed.

LIBRARY READING ROOM

The typewriter keys are circled in blue and the ribbon is marked in pink.

Reshelve the stack of books on the cart by placing each of them on their proper shelf with books of the same color.

Pick up the magnifying glass on the cart to investigate the diamonds, which will be on a cloth on the table.

MINI GAME TO FIND THE DIAMOND SERIAL NUMBERS

Use the magnifying glass to locate serial numbers on 15 of the diamonds. When you find one, double-click on it and it will disappear. Be sure to get the number directly in the middle of the magnifying glass before you click or you may have to double-click again.

 The items in pink were on my list. Click on the computer marked in blue to analyze the serial numbers you found on the diamonds.

MINI GAME TO ANALYZE THE SERIAL NUMBERS ON THE DIAMONDS

There are 8 levels in this game: A – H. Each level has instructions to eliminate certain numbers until you find the last remaining number, which is 389416.

The remaining number seems to remain the same. The location of the other numbers is random and some of the numbers seem to be random as well.

The above solution to the various levels is for the selection I got, in case you want to use it to work your way through. If you want a fast cheat, just "X" out everything other than the final number.

MARINE RESEARCH LABORATORY

The typewriter keys are pink and the ribbon yellow.

In order to open the grate you will first need the wrench, which is marked "1". Secondly, pick up the crowbar which is marked "2" and use it on the grate.

A bag of diamonds is found once the grate is removed. When you move the handcart, which has blood on the lower shelf, there is a handwritten note underneath which is shown in the insert.

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS……….YOU SOLVED THE CASE OF THE DEADLY CATCH!

YOU ARE NOW READY TO GO ON TO YOUR NEXT ASSIGNMENT.

 

BOOK TWO:  MURDER IN THE MAPLES

Click on the purple book and start to play Murder in the Maples. This case takes place in Stratton Mountain, Vermont, which is a real ski resort.

MAPLE HILL SUGAR BUSH

Typewriter keys are pink and ribbon in yellow.

Pick up the bucket and place it under the faucet. Click on the faucet to fill the bucket and pour the water on the flames.

The 5 footprints are marked in yellow. In order to check out the doorknob, you need to pick up the magnifying glass.

MINI GAME TO CHECK THE DOORKNOB

Find the 8 differences between the doorknobs. This is the solution.

The marked items that were on my list.

AS EWE LIKE IT YARN SHOP

The owner Sally’s husband, Gerald, is the murder victim.

Typewriter ribbon is in pink and the keys circled in yellow.

Place the items in the "reshelve box" on the proper shelf:

  • The spool with the orange arrow goes on the top middle shelf.
  • The green yarn goes on the shelf just to the right of the spool.
  • The purple yarn marked in purple goes on the top left shelf.
  • The multi-color yarn goes on the shelf just below the purple.
  • The gold goes on the shelf one below and to the right of the multi-color yarn.

When you are done, the box will go away and the handwritten note will be underneath.

Pick up the note in pink. The rest of the items were on my list.

NATURE’S GIFT FOODS

Typewriter keys are pink and ribbon is yellow.

The items marked in blue are for opening the vent. First, pick up the screwdriver under the chair to unfasten the screws. Pick up the crowbar under the rug and pry open the vent. Collect the 8 notepads marked in pink, including the one revealed inside the vent.

MINI GAME TO COMPARE THE NOTEBOOKS

Match the pieces of paper at the bottom with the notepads on top. Even if you place the handwritten note first, you will have to complete the game. Not all of the bottom scraps will be used to find the matching pad to Gerald’s note.

Find the remaining objects on your list……this was mine.

STRATTON MOUNTAIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

The typewriter keys are pink and the ribbon yellow. Click on the box to examine the evidence.

MINI GAME TO EXAMINE THE EVIDENCE

Click on the items in the box that you find in the silhouettes until you have cleared the box.

  • Orange:  spray bottle – pocket knife – matchbox
  • Green:  rubber-stamp – thermos – lollypop.

  • Pink:  pliers – hammer – wrench.
  • Blue:  screwdriver – Kleenex box – flashlight.

  • Magenta:  paper clip – cigarette lighter – crumpled paper.
  • Pink:  safety pin – bag – paintbrush.

  • Purple:  pen – key ring – clipboard.
  • Blue:  tire iron – trowel – gloves.

  • Red: syrup – tree – wallet.
  • The syrup bottle turns out to be red dye.
  • Blue:  receipt from the coffee shop and owner’s manual with a picture hidden inside.

STRATTON MOUNTAIN COFFEE SHOP

Typewriter keys are circled in pink and the ribbon is marked in yellow.

Pick up the silver key on the counter and open the cash register, from which you can pick up the dollar bill.

 Take the gold key from the cash register and open the trunk. The rest of the items marked were on my list. Click on the trunk for a mini game.

MINI GAME TO FIND THE SCARF IN LOST & FOUND

Choose items from each box that go together: toothbrush and toothpaste – lock and key – stamp and pad – bottle opener and cork – film and camera – paints and brush – baseball and glove.

Match up the following:  CD and case – can opener and can of pears – pencil and sharpener – flashlight and battery – golf ball and tee – shaving cream and razor.

Items include shoe and sock – hammer and nail – nut and bolt – matches and candle. Pick up the scarf when it starts to sparkle.

MAPLE HILL SUGAR BUSH

Pick up the pink typewriter keys and the turquoise ribbon. Collect the 25 marked syrup bottles.

STRATTON MOUNTAIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

The ribbon is in blue at the bottom of the screen and the keys are in pink. When you have collected all 30 of the folders there will be a pile of folders on the desk. Click on the folders to get a mini game.

MINI GAME TO IDENTIFY THE LICENSE PLATE

The location of the license plates is random but the solution is always the same. There are 8 hints to help you eliminate the plates if you wish to play through it.  To eliminate a plate click on the "X" mark under it.

1.    The plate has both even and odd numbers.

2.    There are no vowels.

3.    One of the letters is a Y – V – W.

4.    The plate has 4 numbers.

5.    The plate is from Vermont.

6.    No letter or number appears twice.

7.    The last number is not a 1.

8.    The first number is either 5 or 8.

This is the license plate you are looking for so you can either eliminate the rest or go through the cycle as you wish. 

STRATTON MOUNTAIN COFFEE SHOP

The typewriter keys are circled in pink and the ribbon is marked in yellow.

To put out the fire you need to douse it with the water pitcher. Now you can pick up the hammer and hit the piggy bank on the counter.

Collect the rest of the items on your list.

NATURE’S GIFT FOODS

Collect the pink-circled typewriter keys and the yellow-marked ribbon.

Use the tweezers on the table to fix the jammed shredder. The insert is a handwritten note that was found in the shredder.

MINI GAME TO ANALYZE THE HANDWRITING

You will be given 5 random sets of letters to find the matching letters. The above is only a sample solution, since each time you play it will be different.

Find all the objects on your list.

MAPLE HILL SUGAR BUSH

The typewriter keys are in pink and the ribbon is in yellow. Pick up the pesticide marked in green and use it on the wasps.

Pick up the remaining items on your list.

STRATTON MOUNTAIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

The typewriter keys are circled in pink and the ribbon in green. Collect the 35 test tubes. Single ones are marked in yellow. The orange marks contain 2 test tubes and the light turquoise has 3.

Once you have collected all of them they will appear in the tray on the desk as shown in the insert on the left.

MINI GAME TO ANALYZE THE TEST TUBES

Click on the test tubes on the desk to start to mini game. The game is random – you will be given a selection of test tubes to put in order from lightest to darkest. Pick two test tubes to swap until the rack looks like this solution and each tube gets an aura around it. The dye in the syrup bottle turns out to be #7 red dye, which is highly toxic.

NATURE’S GIFT FOODS

The typewriter keys are turquoise and the ribbon yellow. Collect 25 pieces of food marked in red.

STRATTON MOUNTAIN POLICE DEPARTMENT

The ribbon is red and the typewriter keys yellow. Make some coffee using the items marked in turquoise:  pick up the can opener and open the coffee can – put the coffee in the coffee maker.

Take the ruler marked in orange off the desk and measure the footprints on the floor. Pick up all the items on your list – mine are marked in pink. Collect the 4 yellow forms which will end up in a pile on the desk, and click on them to bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO ANALYZE THE HANDWRITING

This is the same as the last handwriting mini game so the above is a sample set of letters. There are 5 random levels where you need to pick out the matching letters.

AS EWE LIKE IT YARN SHOP

Pick up the typewriter keys circled in yellow and the ribbon marked in pink. To display the quilt marked in magenta, pick it up and place it on the hanger also marked in magenta. There are 3 bunches of cotton to help stuff the teddy bear. Pick them up one at a time and place them in the bear.

Check out both baskets that are sparkling, as the green one will give you a mini game to find the scarf.

MINI GAME TO FIND THE GREEN SWEATER

This is the solution to the mini game. You are to arrange the yarn in the grid in 3 moves to make 3 squares with all 4 colors and 0 loose threads. The original screen shot is in the left insert. The arrows show where to move the pieces. Inside the basket is a green sweater with blood on it.  When it starts to sparkle, pick it up.

MINI GAME TO FIND THE BENT KNITTING NEEDLE

This is a pick-up-sticks game.  Click on the matching needles that are on the top layer. Keep matching until you get to the bottom where you will find the bent needle shown in the insert. When it sparkles, pick it up.

Collect the rest of the items on your list – these were mine.

You have now collected all the evidence that points to the suspect.

CONGRATULATIONS – YOU HAVE SOLVED MURDER IN THE MAPLES.

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MURDER SHE WROTE WALKTHROUGH

BOOK 3:  A GARDEN TO DIE FOR

  • v Click on the gold book and then the play button to begin this case which is back in Cabot Cove, Maine.

MATTHEW O’NEILL’S GARDEN

Just as the tour of Mathew O’Neill’s garden is about to begin, Matthew is found dead in the middle of the garden with a flower in his hand.

  • The typewriter keys are circled in pink and the ribbon in yellow.
  • Collect the 8 paper shreds which will end up in a pile to be assembled.

MINI GAME TO ASSEMBLE THE BILL

  • Swap the pieces of shreds that are shown in the insert to make them look like the Landscaping bill above.

  • Rake the pile of leaves – see the red outlines – the garden shears are underneath. 
  • You will need to use the rake several times to remove all the leaves.
  • Collect the 5 cat toys marked in pink.
  • Click on the 3 footprints marked in blue.
  • Pick up the rest of the items on your list – mine are marked in yellow.

EMILY WISEBOROUGH’S PATIO

  • The typewriter ribbon is marked in red and the keys circled in yellow.
  • Collect the 6 cat toys marked in pink.
  • To feed the cat place the milk bottle on the dish under the table and the cat will go to it – they are all marked in blue.
  • When the cat moves the business card will be revealed.

  • Pick up the business card marked in red – it is the same name as on the fill found at the garden.
  • Find the rest of the items on your list – mine are marked in yellow above.

JACK DELGADO’S GARAGE

  • The typewriter keys are circled in yellow and the ribbon is in orange.
  • To fix the fan, pick up the duct tape and put it on the cord.
  • The estimate shown in the insert will blow to the roof of the truck when the fan starts so pick it up.

  • The green items are the 3 mulch bags.
  • The yellow are the items on my list so be sure to collect yours.
  • The turquoise items are the shoeprints.  When you collect them you will get a mini game to compare them.

MINI GAME TO COMPARE THE SHOEPRINTS

  • There are 5 levels of comparisons for the shoeprints. 
  • Click on the proper shapes in the picture in each column for the various levels. 
  • Selecting the picture does not work – you need to click on the place where the pattern is located.
  • The game does not appear to be random so the solutions above should work.

AVERY DONALDSON’S GARDEN

  • The typewriter keys are circled in pink and the ribbon is in blue.
  • Pick up the wrench and fix the fountain – marked in red.
  • You will get Avery’s receipt from the Garden Supply (the insert) that proves he was there at the time he said.

  • Pick up the 5 bags of mulch marked in blue.
  • My items are marked in magenta – collect the items on your list.

CABOT COVE GARDEN CLUB

  • The ribbon is in blue and the typewriter keys circled in yellow.

  • There are 3 pieces of framed art on the chair to the left.
  • Place the top one in the top position on the wall to the left of the bookcase.
  • Place the second one underneath the first one.
  • Place the bottom and largest one on the wall to the right of the bookcase.

  • Collect the rest of the items on your list – mine are marked in blue above.

MARINE COAST GARDEN SUPPLY

  • Typewriter ribbon is in magenta and the keys circled in yellow.
  • The blue items are used to repot the tulip on the floor.  Pick up the hand broom and dust pan and use them on the tulip.

  • Once the tulip is upright you can pick up the receipt which is shown in the inset.
  • The pink items are the bug spray and the 2 gloves are light turquoise.
  • Collect the rest of the things on your list – mine are marked in yellow.

MATTHEW O’NEILL’S GARDEN

We learn that Matthew’s watch did not break at the time of his death and that he died from poison.

  • The typewriter keys are yellow and the ribbon is blue.
  • Pick up the clippers on the ground (marked in orange) and use them on the vines marked in orange.

  • The cat toys are marked in pink.
  • Put the handle on the fuse box and pull the switch.  This will cause a portion of the fountain to sparkle.
  • Collect the items on your list that you can – mine are in yellow.
  • Click on the sparkling part of the fountain water to bring up the mini game to get the beans

MINI GAME TO OPEN THE ORNATE BOX

  • The arrangement of the tiles, both images and words, are random but the solution is the same and shown above.
  • Arrange the image tiles to create 4 pictures.  Tiles are interchangeable between the 4 tiles sections – swap tiles until you have the correct configurations.
  • When the flower sections are correct the background will turn green.
  • Top left is daffodil – top right is orchid – bottom left is carnation – bottom right is sunflower.
  • The word tiles reflect the name of the flowers and are not interchangeable between the 4 sections.
  • Arrange the word tiles for each of the 4 flower sections by swapping two tiles.
  • When the names of the flowers are correct the background will turn white.
  • The box will open and inside the box are castor beans which are the source of a deadly poison called ricin.  When they sparkle pick them up.

EMILY WISEBOROUGH’S PATIO

  • Typewriter keys are yellow and the ribbon red.
  • Collect the 25 photographs will then pile up on the tray on the table.
  • Click on the sparkling batch of photos to bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO ARRANGE PHOTOGRAPHS

  • The arrangement of the titles for the photographs is random but the same photos belong to a particular title.  This is the arrangement I got.
  • Top row is badly behaved children – guests at all hours – annoying pets.
  • Middle row is keeps us up at night – noisy – shameful behavior.
  • Bottom row is overgrown yard – house in poor repair – very noisy.
  • Swap the photos until they match up with the titles as shown above.
  • Once a photo is in the correct place it will brighten but it might brighten in more than one place.

  • At the completion of the mini game the photo album with fly off leaving one photograph on the table.
  • When you click on it you will find it is a picture of Avery in Matthew’s garden.

AVERY DONALDSON’S GARDEN

  • Typewriter keys are in pink and the ribbon in blue.
  • Hang the lanterns that are in the box on the table.

  • Collect the rest of the items on your list – mine are in blue.

JACK DELGADO’S GARAGE

  • The typewriter keys are in pink and the ribbon in blue.
  • Collect the 27 screwdrivers market in yellow and the 3 side-by-side screwdrivers marked in white for a total of 30 screwdrivers.

  • Click on the full tool box to find the flyer shown in the insert underneath.

MARINE COAST GARDEN SUPPLY

  • Typewriter ribbon is in red and keys are in pink.
  • Collect all 30 seed packets which will end up in a pile on the floor when you are finished.
  • Collect on the pile of packets to bring up a mini game to sort them.

MINI GAME TO SORT THE SEED PACKETS

  • Rearrange the seed packets so that they match the description on the yellow labels.
  • When you have correctly placed the seed packet it will brighten.  Some seeds will brighten in more than one location.
  • The arrangement of the labels is random but the solution is always the same.
  • Ajuga blooms in summer.
  • Blue Festuca is an evergreen.
  • Impatiens bloom summer to fall and are an annual.
  • Geranium blooms spring to fall and is an annual.
  • Peony blooms spring to summer and is a drought resistant perennial.
  • Zinnia blooms summer to fall and is an annual.
  • Hydrangea blooms all summer and is a perennial.
  • Fern is a non-flowering moist soil perennial.
  • Black-Eyed Susan bloom summer to fall and is a drought resistant perennial.

CABOT COVE GARDEN CLUB

  • Typewriter ribbon is orange and keys are light green.
  • The drawer is stuck and won’t close so pick up the blue marked oil can on the left and use it on the drawer.

  • Pick up the envelope (shown in the insert) that appears once the drawer is closed.
  • Collect the rest of the items on your list – mine is marked in blue above.

EMILY WISEBOROUGH’S PATIO

  • Typewriter keys are in yellow and the ribbon in red.
  • To clean up after tea, pick up each of the items in pink and place them on the silver tray on the table.

  • Once the tea tray is gone the newspaper article in the insert will be visible on the table – pick it up.
  • Click on the sparkling area marked in pink to bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO FIND THE PEACH ROSE

  • This is a match-the-pairs game to find the peach rose which is shown in the insert – it will be the last pot once you match the other roses.
  • Click on two pots to reveal the roses underneath.
  • If they do not match, they will trade places.  If the match, they will disappear.
  • If you click on a pot and it isn’t the one you want, click on it again and it will cover the rose.

CABOT COVE GARDEN CLUB

  • The typewriter ribbon is at the lower edge of the screen in green and the keys are in pink.
  • Collect the 27 books marked in yellow.

MINI GAME TO EXAMINE THE LOCKED BOX

  • Click on the sparkling box on top of the bookcase for a mini game.
  • Rotate the tumblers on the box to match the solution shown in the lower insert above.
  • The box will open and there will be a check inside from Avery to Thomas which is show in the top insert.

JACK DELGADO’S GARAGE

  • Typewriter keys are in yellow and the ribbon in red.
  • Pick up the battery on the top of the ladder and put it in the lantern.

  • When you power up the lantern there will be a sparkly sticky note marked in blue and shown in the insert.
  • Grab the rest of the items on your list – mine are in yellow above.

MARINE COAST GARDEN SUPPLY

  • Typewriter ribbon is marked in red at the lower left and the keys are in yellow.
  • Pick up the hammer on the floor to the right of the typewriter ribbon and smash the birdhouse on the table.

  • Avery’s invoice marked in orange is inside the birdhouse and proves he did not buy mulch.
  • Pick up the rest of the items on your list – mine are in yellow above.

AVERY DONALDSON’S GARDEN

  • The typewriter keys are in blue and the ribbon in yellow.
  • Collect the 28 origami cranes marked in pink and the 2 cranes marked in orange in the lower right corner.
  • Click on the sparkling square marked in red on the screen to bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO FIND THE CASTOR BEAN PLANT

  • Swap tiles so that the board looks like the solution in the insert above.
  • When you have correctly placed the tiles they will give you a green light.
  • Once you have completed the game the right shoji screen will open revealing the castor bean plant.  Click on the plant.

CONGRATULATIONS – YOU HAVE FOUND THE MURDERER AND SOLVED THE CASE OF A GARDEN TO DIE FOR

 

MURDER SHE WROTE

BOOK 4:  SECRETS AND ASHES

The setting is Cabot Cove, Maine.  Susan Gander has been missing for two years and has been declared legally dead. Her brother Vern inherited her house and is willing to sell it to the library.

  • Select the orange book and click on play.

LIBRARY READING ROOM

  • The typewriter keys are in pink and the ribbon in orange at the bottom of the screen.
  • To unlock the glass case you will need both the gold and silver keys marked in blue at the bottom of the screen.

  • Once the case is open, collect the 4 reels circled in blue.
  • Collect the rest of the items on your list – mine is marked in yellow above.
  • The reels will gather on the microfiche machine – click on it to bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO VIEW SUSAN’S ARTICLES

  • There are 4 Levels to the game.
  • On the top portion there are 8 spaces for 4 words with 2 segments each for Levels 1 and 2. 
  • You are given the first letter of each of the words and must fill in the rest of the word from the 8 partial words below.
  • Level 3 which has 5 words with 2 segments and 10 partials.
  • Level 4 has 4 words with 3 segments and 10 partials.
  • I have color matched the spaces with the word fragments to show how it works.
  • When you have placed the correct letters in the correct word place they will turn green.

  • Level 1 Headline solution.

  • Level 2 Headline solution.

  • Level 3 Headline solution.

  • Level 4 Headline solution.

SUSAN GANDER’S HOUSE

  • When you first enter the house it will be dark.

  • You will need to assemble the chandelier in order to see what’s going on.
  • The parts are circled in blue and you need to drag them one at a time to the chandelier.

  • This is what the scene would look like with a little bit of light than the crack in the curtains.  Hopefully it will help you find the parts in the dark.

  • The typewriter keys are circled in pink and the ribbon is marked in green.

  • Collect all the items on your list – mine are marked in yellow.
  • Click on the sparkling set of books for a mini game.

MINI GAME TO FIND THE INVENTORY LIST

  • Swap books until you create the picture above.
  • The colors of the books are important because they go from dark turquoise blue on the left to bright orange on the right.

  • The last two books will separate to reveal the inventory list shown in the insert – click on the list to complete the game.

COVESIDE ANTIQUES

  • The typewriter keys are circled in pink and the ribbon is marked in yellow.
  • Display the 3 dolls that are in the trunk according to the color of their outfits.  The screen above shows where they belong.

  • The 2 ceramic tiles are marked in green.
  • Pick up the rest of the items on your list – mine are marked in pink.

PROPERTY ENTERPRISES, LLP

  • The typewriter ribbon is circled in green at the middle left and the keys are circled in pink.
  • Collect all 25 house models marked in yellow.

VERN’S HARDWARE

  • Typewriter keys are pink and the ribbon is yellow.
  • Put the items in the box marked in green back where they belong as indicated by the arrows.

  • Collect the remaining items on your list including the photo marked in blue which is shown in the insert – it is Susan in her living room.

SUSAN GANDER’S HOUSE

  • Typewriter ribbon is in blue and the keys in pink.
  • Collect the 30 rolls of film.

VERN’S HARDWARE

  • The typewriter ribbon is blue at the bottom of the scene and the keys are circled in pink.
  • Collect the 30 photos in yellow and they will end up in a sparkling pile on the floor.
  • Click on the pile marked in magenta and a picture of Susan will be singled out.  It appears as if she is pointing to the fireplace which is not covered over in this picture but where is she actually pointing?

SUSAN GANDER’S HOUSE

  • Apparently Susan never left town.  She was murdered and put in the fireplace which was then bricked up.

  • The ribbon is in red in the bookcase just above the VCR and the keys are circled in pink.
  • In order to view the videotape you will need to pick up the cable at the bottom of the scene and place it on the VCR.
  • Put the videocassette that is in the bookcase in the VCR and the TV will sparkle.  Click on it to bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO VIEW THE VIDEOTAPE

  • The solution is always the same as shown in the insert.
  • How to get to the solution is random so you will need to turn the knobs on the right until the picture is complete.

  • My items are in yellow above – collect the rest of your list.

PROPERTY ENTERPRISES, LLP

  • The typewriter keys are yellow and the ribbon blue.
  • Pick up the hat on the shelf of the bookcase and place it on the coat rack.

  • Pick up the rest of the items on your list including the sparkling candlestick marked in pink and shown in the insert.

COVESIDE ANTIQUES

  • The typewriter keys are pink and the ribbon is blue.
  • Collect the 30 toys marked in yellow.

LIBRARY READING ROOM

  • The typewriter keys are pink and the ribbon in green at the bottom right of the scene.
  • Pick up each of the 3 ladder slats market in blue and put them on the ladder on the bookcase to the right so that you can reach the cigarette pack that is at the top.

  • Pick up the rest of the items on your list including the handwritten note shown in the insert which is on the shelving cart.

PROPERTY ENTERPRISES, LLP

  • The typewriter keys are in pink and the ribbon in blue.
  • Pick up the blueprints one at a time and put them in their proper colored tube – see the yellow markings.

  • Pick up all the items on your list – mine are in yellow.
  • Once you have stored the blueprints click on the blue cloth to find the site model which is underneath.
  • Click on the site model to bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME OF SITE MODEL

  • Click on the tiles to rotate them until the look like the image in the insert.

VERN’S HARDWARE

  • The typewriter ribbon is in blue and the keys in pink.
  • Restock the paint cans mark in yellow.  The arrows show their location after they are placed.

  • Collect the rest of the items on your list including the letter shown in pink in the insert.

SUSAN GANDER’S HOUSE

  • The typewriter keys are in green and the ribbon under the table in red.
  • Collect all the handprints in pink and footprints in yellow.

COVESIDE ANTIQUES

  • The typewriter keys are in pink and the ribbon in green.
  • Pick up the handle on the chair in blue and place it on the bottom drawer of the chest at the right of the scene.
  • The drawer will open and give you a key to use on the upper left cabinet marked in yellow.

  • Pick up the rest of the items on your list and then click on the cabinet marked in yellow to bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO FIND THE MATCHING CANDLESTICK

  • This is a match-the-pairs game.  Click on two doors and match all the candlesticks until the one in the insert is remaining.
  • If you select a door you don’t want, you can close it by clicking on it again.

VERN’S HARDWARE

  • The typewriter ribbon is in the middle of the scene marked in blue and the typewriter keys are pink.
  • Collect the 30 saws marked in yellow.
  • The candlestick marked in red will appear on the counter – click on it to bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO OPEN THE CANDLESTICK

  • You will be given a random copy of the candlestick like the one on the left to make look like the one on the right.
  • Rotate the 4 sections of the candlestick by clicking on them until the design on the right is complete.
  • The candlestick will come apart revealing a batch of cigarettes.  The one brand is Susan’s and the other belongs to Morris.

LIBRARY READING ROOM

  • Pick up the pink typewriter keys and the yellow ribbon.
  • Collect all the crystal marked in blue.

SUSAN GANDER’S HOUSE

  • The typewriter keys are in pink and the ribbon in blue.
  • Collect the 15 bricks marked in yellow.
  • To recover Susan’s treasure click on the sparkling fireplace once you have the bricks in order to bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO RECOVER SUSAN’S TREASURE

  • This is a slider game.  You need to move the bricks to clear a path to move the treasure box to the exit.
  • Move the bricks and treasure box in the numerical order and direction shown so that they look like the insert.

  • Once you have the previous insert configuration, move the numbered bricks and treasure box again till you get this insert configuration.

  • When you move #1 brick to the left you will have a straight shot at the exit for the treasure box.
  • It turns out the treasure box contains Susan’s life savings in the form of money which was burned with her.

CONGRATULATIONS – YOU HAVE SOLVED SECRETS AND ASHES AND ARE READY FOR THE FINAL CURTAIN.

BOOK 5:  FINAL CURTAIN

Jessica is in London, England visiting her cousin Emma MacGill whose friend and fellow actress Jane need help and asks them to meet her at the theater that night  When they arrive they find Jane hanging in her dressing room.

  • Choose the red book and click on Play.

MILTON THEATRE:  JANE DRURY’S DRESSING ROOM

  • The typewriter keys are yellow and the ribbon blue.
  • Pick up the baby powder and sprinkle it on the floor to see the 4 footprints. 
  • You will have to click it on the floor 4 times for all the footprints to appear.  Collect the footprints.
  • Click on the pink sparkling square on the chest for a mini game.

MINI GAME TO OPEN THE CHEST

  • The picture is made up of hexagons which you need to click on to turn.
  • When a row is in the correct position it brightens and the masks turn to gold.
  • The solution is in the inset.

FC 4

  • When the chest opens there is an envelope in it addressed to Jane from a Member of Parliament.  It is shown in the pink insert.
  • Collect the items on your list – mine are in yellow.
  • The note marked in blue is thought to be a suicide note and is shown in the blue insert.

NIGEL WATERSFORD’S OFFICE

  • The typewriter keys are in yellow and the ribbon in red.
  • Repair the broken statue on the desk one piece at a time according the way they are numbered – they are marked in blue.

  • The third statue piece will reveal the anniversary note circled in pink and shown in the insert.
  • Collect the rest of the items on your list – mine are in yellow.

JESTER’S PUB

  • The typewriter ribbon is in blue at the top left of the scene and the keys are circled in pink.
  • Collect the 30 business cards which will end up in a pile on the floor as shown in the insert.  Click on the pile to bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO IDENTIFY THE CARD OWNER

  • The is not your usual Match 3 game – you need to match 3 identical business cards. 
  • The game is random for the placement of the cards and I know you can do it without my help.
  • If your combo is correct, it will flash green and disappear.  If it is incorrect, it will flash pink.
  • Keep matching the cards until the card in the insert is the only one left – it will be in a different configuration and place for your game but I marked what mine looked like and where it was above.
  • The card you find belongs to Giles Bajpai a private investigator.

GILES BAJPAI’S OFFICE

  • The typewriter keys are in pink and the ribbon in red at the top right of the scene.
  • Restock the drawers by putting the video cassette, compact disc, and audio tape in their proper drawer as indicated by the blue arrows.

  • Click on the invoice marked in blue to find out that Giles’ client is Nigel’s wife as shown in the insert.
  • Collect all the items on your list including the 10 sticky notes.
  • Once you have all the sticky notes click on the sparkling pad at the side of the desk which will bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO ESTABLISH TIMELINE

  • The game is random as to where the initial sticky notes are and will change each time.
  • What you need to do is swap the notes to create a timeline to match the solution above.
  • Just click on two of them to swap them.  When you have reached the correct solution the sticky note will get a glow.

WELLINGHALL

  • The typewriter keys are blue and the ribbon green.
  • Pick up the 4 masks marked in red and place them on the wall where the yellow arrows are pointing.

  • The theater program is marked in green and shown in the insert.
  • Collect the rest of the items on your list.

NIGEL WATERSFORD’S OFFICE

  • The typewriter keys are in pink and the ribbon in green.
  • Pick up the key on the arm of the left chair and us it to unlock the box on the table.

  • Inside the box is the match to the earring Jane was wearing when she was found dead – see insert.
  • Collect the rest of the items on your list.

MILTON THEATRE:  JANE DRURY’S DRESSING ROOM

  • The typewriter keys are pink and the ribbon green.
  • Place the 3 light bulbs circled in yellow on the mirror where indicated.

  • Pick up the unsigned contract from the drawer – see insert.
  • Collect the rest of the items on your list.

GILES BAJPAI’S OFFICE

  • The typewriter keys are pink and the ribbon in blue.
  • Click on the 2 pieces of printer paper one at a time and place them in the printer until they produce the 2 printed photos like the one marked in green.
  • Click on the black cabinet at the right to bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO OPEN BLACK CABINET

  • The total of the dials must equal 20 and no 2 dials can be the same color.
  • The first 2 numbers must be odd and the last 2 even.
  • The solution is above and I made the dials larger so you can read them.
  • When the cabinet is open you can retrieve the newspaper article about Nigel.  It appears Giles interest in him began before his assignment.

  • Collect the rest of the items on your list.

WELLINGHALL

  • The typewriter keys are pink and the ribbon green.
  • Collect all 25 briefcases.

NIGEL WATERSFORD’S OFFICE

  • The ribbon is in green under the table and the typewriter keys are pink.
  • Collect the 30 ties.

MILTON THEATRE:  JAMES WINSLOW’S OFFICE

  • The typewriter keys are pink and the ribbon under the desk is in orange.
  • Pick up the red marked fish food on the floor and feed the fish in the bowl on top of the file cabinet.
  • Click on the sparkling poster marked in blue to bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO COMPARE THE TWO POSTERS

  • This is a find the differences game which are marked in the above solution.

  • Pick up the handwritten letter marked in green and shown in the insert.
  • Collect the rest of the items on your list.

JESTER’S PUB

  • The typewriter keys are in pink and the ribbon in green just under the right stool.
  • The red circles are 4 of the CDs.  The 5th CD is under the ball rack which is marked in light blue at the right of the scene.
  • Pick up the 13 billiard balls and place them one at a time in the rack which will disappear when full revealing the last CD – click it.

  • Collect the rest of the items on your list.
  • Click on the computer marked in red to bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO IDENTIFY THE CAR OWNER

  • The license plates are random but the solution is the same.
  • The clues are each marked with a different color.
  • The solution is in white – 539 ELT which turns out to be James Winslow’s car.
  • For a fast cheat just click on each license except the solution.

MILTON THEATRE:  JAMES WINSLOW’S OFFICE

  • The typewriter keys are in pink and the ribbon is in the drawer marked in olive green.
  • Pick up the audio cassette at the left and place it in the phone to see the message.

v Collect the rest of the items on your list.

GILES BAJPAI’S OFFICE

  • The typewriter ribbon is in blue at the far right and the keys are circled in orange.
  • Collect the 30 envelopes.

  • Once you have collected all 30 of the envelopes they will end up in a pile on the desk.
  • Click on them to bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO SORT THE MAIL

  • This is a match two pick-up-stick sort of game only with envelopes.
  • Match the two top envelopes to remove them – they will get a green outline and then disappear when the match is correct.
  • At the bottom of the pile will be the key shown in the insert.

  • When you have completed the game the mail will be neatly stacked on the desk with the key on top.
  • Pick up the key and follow the blue arrow to the desk lock and open the drawer.
  • Inside the drawer is the attaché case Jane had that belongs to Nigel.  It is shown in the insert.

WELLINGHALL

  • The typewriter keys are in blue and the ribbon in pink.
  • Pick up the sheet music one at a time in any order you want – the numbers indicate which slot they go into. 
  • If you try to put #1 in slot 4 for instance, it will go back to it’s original place.

  • Once the sheet music is in place it will produce the notepad shown in the insert.
  • Collect the 5 sticky notes marked in white and are shown in the right insert.

  • Collect the rest of the items on your list.

MILTON THEATRE:  JANE DRURY’S DRESSING

  • The typewriter ribbon is in purple in the box and the keys are circled in blue.
  • Collect the 25 scraps of paper which will end up in a pile on the floor where it is circled in red.
  • Click on the scraps to bring up a mini game.

MINI GAME TO ANALYZE THE HANDWRITING

  • This is like the previous handwriting analysis.
  • There are 5 sets of letters for you to match the pair that is alike.
  • Once you have completed the matching you will learn whose handwriting it is and who murdered Jane.

CONGRATULATIONS!  YOU HAVE SOLVED ALL 5 BOOKS AND ALL 5 MURDERS.

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