General Info and Walkthrough

Welcome to The Lost Cases of 221B Baker Street walkthrough on Gamezebo. Lost Cases of 221B Baker Street (also known as The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes 2) is a hidden object game created by Legacy Games for PC. This walkthrough includes tips and tricks, helpful hints, and a strategy guide to complete The Lost Cases of 221B Baker Street.

General Game Information

  • There are 16 mystery cases in this game.
  • You may choose between Timed mode and Relaxed mode (no timer).
  • Dialogue and mini-games may be skipped.
  • If you exit the game, when you resume you are brought back to the same place you left off.
  • The location of items in hidden object scenes may vary every time you every game.

Game Elements

Starting the Game

  • When creating a new character, you can choose your preferred game mode: Timed or Relaxed.
  • WARNING: Game mode may not be changed once your game is in progress.
  • If you wish to switch to a different mode, you will have to exit to the Main Menu and create another character.
  • You can turn on Tutorial mode for the first story. This is highly recommended, as it will guide you through the first mystery and explain the game’s tools and features.

Options

  • Here you’ll see options for volume, screen size (full screen or window), full or minimal dialogue, and custom or default cursor.
  • We recommend that you select Full Dialogue so as to better understand the motives of the various suspects.

Library

  • You’ll need to solve the first 4 cases before the next group of cases is unlocked.
  • There are also 4 bonus read-only Sherlock Holmes stories (the list of stories is at the bottom of this page). A bonus story is unlocked after you solve a group of mysteries.
  • After all 16 cases have been solved, you’ll have access to a bonus laboratory game.

  • To begin a case, click on a book’s title (not its spine).
  • At any time within the game, you may return to the Main Menu and start a new case or replay a solved case.
  • If you quit in the middle of a case, and you want to start a new case, you’ll be informed that you will lose your current progress. This means you’ll only lose your progress for the case that you just quit, and not for the entire game.

Hints

  • You are given 5 hints for every mystery case.
  • Earn extra hints by finding Sherlock’s pipe. One is hidden in every scene.
  • When you click on the Hint tool, a pipe and a cloud of smoke will briefly appear around a random object from your list. Watch carefully or you might miss it.
  • Hints may be used immediately one after another. No need to wait before using the next hint.
  • Use hints anywhere in the game, not just to find objects but also to solve mini-games and elimination rounds.
  • When you use a hint in a mini-game, it is not deducted from your number of usable hints.


Zoom

  • The magnifying glass tool helps you zoom in on a particular area of a hidden object scene.
  • Use the right-click button on your mouse to activate or de-activate it, or just click on the icon.

Suspect List

  • To see the Suspect List for the current case, click the question mark icon on the bottom right of the screen.
  • Select a suspect’s photo to bring up the notes for that suspect. Click anywhere to return to the scene.
  • You might want to read these notes to test your detective skills and come up with your own guesses before Sherlock reveals the culprit at the end.

Gameplay

  • If you click around the screen randomly too many times, the cursor will spin around wildly.
  • The item list in hidden object scenes is the same every time you play the game.
  • However, the items may not always be in the same place.
  • Puzzle and mini-game solutions are usually constant in each game.
  • You may skip a mini-game when the Skip meter is full.
  • You may also reset mini-games if you wish to start from scratch.

WALKTHROUGH:

1. Slaying at the Standing Stones

Pipman’s Tent
The location of objects may differ from the example below. Highlighted are the items always in the same place. Sherlock’s pipe is circled in blue.

Stonehenge Slider
There are 3 rounds in this mini-game, which can all be skipped when the Skip meter is full.

Move the white stone out of the board and place it on the Stonehenge model.

Click reset if you wish to start from scratch, or if you wish to use one of the solutions in this walkthrough.

Excavation
Differences to look for: 4 straw dolls, 2 crutches, 2 shovels, pith helmet, bowl, cigar, and clipboard. The location of objects may differ from the example below. Highlighted are the items always in the same place. Sherlock’s pipe is circled in blue.

Brush the Debris
Brush the dirt off to find 12 pot shards. It usually takes 2 to 3 brush strokes to uncover each shard.

Pot Puzzle
Complete the pot as shown in the solution below. Double-click a piece to rotate it clockwise; or right-click to rotate it counter-clockwise.

Baker Street
Arrange suspects according to their characteristics. The position of rows and columns will vary, but the matching descriptions are the same.

Elimination of Evidence
Memorize the objects encircled. In the following screens, click the object that has been changed. Continue until all suspects are eliminated except for one.

2. The Harbor Pirates Prisoner

Quaking Buccaneer
Differences to look for: 2 revolvers, 3 beer steins, purple parasol, gold hoop earring, pocket compass, cigarette box, throw pillow, pocket knife, wooden peg leg, and a ship in a bottle. The location of objects may vary each time you play the game.

Ship in a Bottle
Drag the pieces to the ship through the bottle opening. Rotate a piece to make it fit through the bottle neck, then rotate again once inside the bottle. Double-click a piece to rotate it clockwise; or right-click to rotate it counter-clockwise.

Lady Baltic
The location of objects may differ from the example below. Sherlock’s pipe is circled in blue.

World Map
Place the pieces on the map on the right to make it identical to the map on the left.

Ship Knobs
Click on the knobs so that the number of ships are the same as the numbers on the row and column headers.

Baker Street
Arrange suspects according to their characteristics. The position of rows and columns will vary, but the matching descriptions are the same.

Elimination of Evidence
Memorize the objects encircled. In the following screens, click the object that has been changed. Continue until all suspects are eliminated except for one.

3. The Curious Chrononaut

Davenport Estate
The location of objects may differ from the example below. Highlighted are the items always in the same place. Sherlock’s pipe is circled in blue.

Automaton Gears
Using the small and big gold gears, connect the gears together so that all are spinning. There are several possible solutions. An example is shown below.

Laboratory
Differences to look for: 3 dolls, 4 blueprints, set of keys, apron, screwdriver, scorched outline, gloves, dishes, sewing machine, monkey wrench, and a contraption. The location of objects may vary each time you play the game. Sherlock’s pipe is circled in blue.

Blueprint Sheets
Drag the sheets of tracing paper to the left side of the board. Click the colored tabs until they are in the position shown below.

H.G. Wells’ Den
The location of objects may differ from the example below. Highlighted are the items always in the same place. Sherlock’s pipe is circled in blue.

Clock Box
Use the hands to select numbers with matching outer rims. There are six matching pairs of rims. When the clock box opens, take the letter inside.

Baker Street
Arrange suspects according to their characteristics. The position of rows and columns will vary, but the matching descriptions are the same.

Elimination of Evidence
Memorize the objects encircled. In the following screens, click the object that has been changed. Continue until all suspects are eliminated except for one.

4. The Return of Jack the Ripper

Ian Lurie’s Home
The location of objects may differ from the example below. Highlighted are the items always in the same place. Sherlock’s pipe is circled in blue.

Jack the Ripper Poster
Place the pieces on the posters to make them identical to each other.

Wax Museum
The location of objects may differ from the example below. Highlighted are the items always in the same place.

Petition Puzzle
Swap tiles to complete the image as shown in the solution below.

Newspaper Office
Differences to look for: 4 perfumes, 3 chains, sewer cover, cigar, woman’s shoes, bloomers, pocket watch, and stockings. The location of objects may vary each time you play the game.

Pipes
Rotate each tile to connect the pipes as shown in the solution below.

London Sewers
The location of objects may vary each time you play the game. Highlighted in blue are the three possible locations of Sherlock’s pipe.

Medals
Drag the medals to the box on the left. Arrange them as shown below.

Baker Street
Arrange suspects according to their characteristics. The position of rows and columns will vary, but the matching descriptions are the same.

Elimination of Evidence
Memorize the objects encircled. In the following screens, click the object that has been changed. Continue until all suspects are eliminated except for one.

5. The Lost Blade of Calcutta

Kipper’s Residence
The location of objects may differ from the example below. Highlighted are the items always in the same place. Sherlock’s pipe is circled in blue.

Gold Statue

Click on the statue’s arms to position them according to the colors of the jewels, as shown in the solution below.

Kipper’s Pawn Shop
Differences to look for: 3 keys, 4 eyeglasses, pocket watch, jade necklace, lady’s watch, brooch, lady’s ring, ledger, and cash register.

Cash Register
Calculate the difference between the current tab and the next tab, and punch the answer into the cash register. Start with 4. Then find the difference between 4 and 7, then the difference between 7 and 15, and so on. Or just punch in the numbers in the order indicated below.

Baker Street
Arrange suspects according to their characteristics. The position of rows and columns will vary, but the matching descriptions are the same.

Elimination of Evidence
Memorize the objects encircled. In the following screens, click the object that has been changed. Continue until all suspects are eliminated except for one.

6. The Murdered Musician

Thorncraft’s Flat
Differences to look for: 4 music sheets, 3 eviction notices, body outline, drops of blood, necklace, box of candy, squeeze box, and pocket watch.

Pocket Watch

Assemble the watch layer by layer. Pieces will lock when they are in the correct place. Start with the inner circle and work your way out. See the assembly order below.

Music sheets

Dip the brush in paint and click on words that depict color (sun, sky, grass, plums, hearts, tangerine). Dip into two jars to mix colors. Clean the brush with water before changing colors. See color guide below.

Thorncraft’s Flat

Differences to look for: 20 envelopes, blood, and chalk outline.

Piano Keys

Play the musical sequence on the piano keys. The sequence is random, consisting of several rounds. In every round, more notes are added.

Secret Message

Arrange the letters to form a secret message. The message reads “Scroll holds plans for weapon. Beware the nightingale.”

Baker Street
Arrange suspects according to their characteristics. The position of rows and columns will vary, but the matching descriptions are the same.

Elimination of Evidence
Memorize the objects encircled. In the following screens, click the object that has been changed. Continue until all suspects are eliminated except for one.

7. The Vulnerable Pugilist

Gymnasium

Differences to look for: 4 boxing gloves, 2 cups, coffee pot, eyeglasses, bell, fez, pail, clipboard, gym bag, cigars, and blackmail letter.

Blackmail Note

Complete the note using the characters at the bottom. See solution below.

Mallet Poster

Click on 18 mallets. The locations of the mallets are shown below.

Tobacco Label

Complete the puzzle. Double-click a piece to rotate it clockwise; or right-click to rotate it counter-clockwise.

Baker Street
Arrange suspects according to their characteristics. The position of rows and columns will vary, but the matching descriptions are the same.

Elimination of Evidence
Memorize the objects encircled. In the following screens, click the object that has been changed. Continue until all suspects are eliminated except for one.

8. The Haunting at Marlsbury Castle

Fireplace Slider

Slide the 4 gold bars out from the grate, focusing on one gold bar at a time. The solution is shown below:

Wallpaper

Rotate the tiles to complete the wallpaper pattern. Do the borders first then work inward. When an entire row or column is correct, it will lock into place.

Phonograph Records

Assemble the pieces to make two complete records as shown below.

Tarot Cards

Swap cards so that they match the labels. The correct matches are shown below.

Combination Lock

Click each letter until you have the correct passwords (star and moon).

Baker Street
Arrange suspects according to their characteristics. The position of rows and columns will vary, but the matching descriptions are the same.

Elimination of Evidence
Memorize the objects encircled. In the following screens, click the object that has been changed. Continue until all suspects are eliminated except for one.

9. The Pups of Baskerville

The Kennel

Differences to look for: 2 trophies, 5 newspapers, 3 ribbons, whip, coal, muzzle, briefcase, and letter.

Letter and Envelopes

Match envelopes with their letters until only one letter is remaining. Click on the remaining letter.

Dog Lock

Click the images to find the dog that appears on all five panels. See solution below.

Baker Street
Arrange suspects according to their characteristics. The position of rows and columns will vary, but the matching descriptions are the same.

Elimination of Evidence
Memorize the objects encircled. In the following screens, click the object that has been changed. Continue until all suspects are eliminated except for one.

10. The Tainted Truffle

The Restaurant

Differences to look for: 4 wine bottles, cards, ticket, money clip, book, chef’s hat, menu, egg beater, cooking whisk, box, and Fonduta con Tartufi.

Dice Game

Place the remaining dice in the box so that all the dice are different horizontally and vertically.

Baking Soda

Pour baking soda from one container to another until you have exactly 2 cups in one of the containers. Once you have 2 cups, click on the bowl, then click on the ring.

The Pantry

Differences to look for: 20 truffles

Matching Truffles

Click on two matching truffles. There are 5 rounds to complete.

Baker Street
Arrange suspects according to their characteristics. The position of rows and columns will vary, but the matching descriptions are the same.

Elimination of Evidence
Memorize the objects encircled. In the following screens, click the object that has been changed. Continue until all suspects are eliminated except for one.

11. The Case of the Unwanted Suitor

Flower Bouquet

Swap the flowers so that same-colored flowers do not touch. Start with a white rose in the center. See completed bouquet below.

Rococo Room

Differences to look for: 4 notebooks, gun, wallet, knife, gloves, bouquet, slippers, hammer, smoking pipe, cane, statue, chisel, and hat.

Bowler Hat

Click and drag the mouse to draw the missing letter segments. The name on the hat is Mario Roma.

Baker Street
Arrange suspects according to their characteristics. The position of rows and columns will vary, but the matching descriptions are the same.

Elimination of Evidence
Memorize the objects encircled. In the following screens, click the object that has been changed. Continue until all suspects are eliminated except for one.

12. The Secret of the Father Christmas Club

Dirty Dishes

Click on matching plates that are on top of the pile. Take the ring at the bottom of the sink.

Framed Photos
Swap pieces to complete the 2 photos. When a picture is complete, it will lock into place. See completed photos below.

Christmas Tree

Starting with the star on top, place the ornaments on the tree. Make sure their bottom halves match the top halves of the ornaments beneath.

Counterfeit bills

Click on the image that differs from the others. There are three rounds in this mini-game. The images are randomly generated.

Baker Street
Arrange suspects according to their characteristics. The position of rows and columns will vary, but the matching descriptions are the same.

Elimination of Evidence
Memorize the objects encircled. In the following screens, click the object that has been changed. Continue until all suspects are eliminated except for one.

13. The Sticky-Fingered Dinner Guest

Rutledge Manor

Differences to look for: 5 cards, pith helmet, binoculars, elephant gun, lady’s fan, calendar, footprints, and seating chart.

Seating Chart

Place the namecards on the seating chart according to the host’s rules. There are many possible solutions, one of which is shown below.

Burned Documents

Put together the burnt pieces to form three separate documents. Double-click a piece to rotate it clockwise; or right-click to rotate it counter-clockwise. See completed puzzle below.

Kitchen Pipes

Connect the sink to the sewer using the pipes. Avoid the rock and the bones. If placed incorrectly, the pipe pieces will turn red.

Baker Street
Arrange suspects according to their characteristics. The position of rows and columns will vary, but the matching descriptions are the same.

Elimination of Evidence
Memorize the objects encircled. In the following screens, click the object that has been changed. Continue until all suspects are eliminated except for one.

14. The Disappearing Doomsday Formula

British Library

Differences to look for: 3 jars of olives, broom, dust pan, lunch pail, feather duster, pin, brandy flask, purse, battering ram, catapult, trebuchet, letter, and mosaic.

Mosaic

Rotate the tiles to complete the mosaic. Complete the leftmost column first, then work on the next columns. When an entire row or column is correct, it will lock into place. See completed mosaic below.

Greek Code

Click on the Greek letter below a blank to bring up an alphabet selection. Replace the first line with “Mr. Raymond” and similar letters will automatically be filled in. Replace other letters by making logical guesses as to what the words are.

Greek Ampitheater

Differences to look for: 3 Greek coins, 3 dirt piles, 2 gloves, muzzle, tank, trowel, urn, dagger, wheels, bellows, shovel, pick axe, and boy’s diary.

Colored Twine

Remove the twine one by one, clicking always on the topmost layer. If you select the wrong piece of twine, it will turn red momentarily. Remove the twine in the order numbered below.

Baker Street
Arrange suspects according to their characteristics. The position of rows and columns will vary, but the matching descriptions are the same.

Elimination of Evidence
Memorize the objects encircled. In the following screens, click the object that has been changed. Continue until all suspects are eliminated except for one.

15. The Mystery of the Millionaire’s Daughter

Trash Can

Find the objects that match the silhouettes.

Burned Page

Assemble the pieces of the document.

Ball Toss

Click on robbers that pop up. You get 1 point for each robber you hit. You lose 1 point if you hit the police, and lose 2 points if you hit a woman. Earn 15 points to complete the mini-game.

Visitors’ Center

Differences to look for: 4 sedatives, 3 syringes, keys, stethoscope, muzzle, dog collar, dog catcher’s net.

Sedative Bottles

Arrange the bottles according to color progression. The top row is from the red to orange range. The bottom row is from the green to blue range. A bottle will lock when it is in the right place. See solution below.

Baker Street
Arrange suspects according to their characteristics. The position of rows and columns will vary, but the matching descriptions are the same.

Elimination of Evidence
Memorize the objects encircled. In the following screens, click the object that has been changed. Continue until all suspects are eliminated except for one.

16. The Bohemian Crown Heist

Coded Message

Drag the mouse across specific letters to complete a word. Red 2 to Blue 2 means = drag from the 2nd red letter to the 2nd blue letter. Words may go in any direction (up, down, left, right, diagonal) similar to crossword puzzles. See below for the solution.

Torn Playbill

Put together the torn pieces of the playbill. Double-click a piece to rotate it clockwise; or right-click to rotate it counter-clockwise. A piece will lock when in the correct place.

Adler’s Dressing Room

Differences to look for: 3 necklaces, 3 fans, royal gown, cape, crown, flowers, music box, locket, and cast list.

Cast List

Find the 8 differences among the documents. The differences are highlighted below.

Fog Maze 1

Navigate the carriage through the fog from Baker Street to London Bridge. See maze route below.

Wooden Box 1

Click on all the pegs in a continuous path. You may not click on a peg twice. The green lines will show the next allowable moves. There are many possible solutions, one of which is shown below.

Fog Maze 2

Navigate the carriage through the fog from the London Times to the Photographer’s Studio. See maze route below.

Wooden Box 2

Click on all the pegs in a continuous path. You may not click on a peg twice. The green lines will show the next allowable moves. There are many possible solutions, one of which is shown below.

CONGRATULATIONS!

You have solved all 16 cases.

The bonus laboratory game is now unlocked.

Bonus Laboratory Game

The goal of this game is to fill the test tubes with the required colored drops. Move the test tube rack to the left and right to catch the drops. You are given 2 minutes to fill as many tubes as you can.

Appendix: List of Bonus Stories

1. The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual
2. The Adventure of the Crooked Man
3. The Adventure of the Speckled Band
4. A Scandal in Bohemia (in which Holmes first meets Irene Adler)