The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes Walkthrough, Cheats and Strategy Guide

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By Margie Bissainthe | May 16, 2008 |

The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes Tips

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GENERAL TIPS

  • The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes has 16 cases to solve with a good variety of mini games in between your search for hidden objects.
  • You start every case with 5 hints.You can earn an extra hint by collecting smoking pipes that are hidden in each scene. There will be one pipe in every scene.
  • Use your hints wisely since there are so few. Hints can also be used to help you solve the mini puzzles that are presented in the game.
  • You have the ability to skip a mini game but you only get 5 skips for the whole game. Make sure that you absolutely cannot solve a mini game before you pass on it.
  • It wasn't clear to me how skips are earned in the game. I know that I didn't skip any games and I earned 5 of them. Every time you skip a puzzle, you will lose 5 minutes off your clock.
  • There's also one of Sherlock's Caps that is hidden in each case (that is one in each book). When you find all 16 of Sherlock's caps you will unlock Sherlock's bonus chemistry game.
  • If you need to know how many caps you've found thus far, just look at the bottom left side of the main screen (with all the books).You will see a fairly large cap that says the amount of caps you've found thus far.
  • If you finish the game and you did not locate all of Sherlock's caps, you don't have to start the game all over again in order to look for them.Once you're done with the game you can click on each book and look inside.
  • On the first page of every book you can see if you've found the cap. If the cap icon is black, then you need to replay that chapter in order to find it. If the icon is filed with the picture of the cap, then that means that you already found it in that book. Close the book and continue opening books until you find the one you need to replay.
  • If you lose a round and have to start over again, you will not have to look for Sherlock's cap again (provided you already found it).
  • The game seems to be pretty liberal about random clicking. You really have to do it several times before the game penalizes you for it. However, if you do get penalized you will lose 8 minutes off your time.That's the heftiest time penalty I think I've seen in an hidden object game. Click randomly at your own risk.
  • Each time you find an object that belongs to a suspect, a dialogue box will pop-up. If you don't want them to continuously pop-up just go to the options menu and select "At Summary Screen".Once that's been selected you will only have to look at the suspects bio at the end of each level.
  • You have the ability to search for items with or without the magnifying glass. If you don't want to use the magnifying glass just click on the plus or minus sign that is on the tiny magnifying glass on the lower left side of the screen.
  • Even though you may not like the magnifying glass there will be times when some objects are going to be hard to find without it. The magnifying glass also lightens up the screen within its viewing area.
  • Some things are a little bit off the page and can be hard to see. Make sure that if you're using the magnifying glass in a scene that you pull it half way off the scene at times. You'd be amazed at what you can find.
  • You will earn bonus points when you find items quickly within a scene. It's a good idea to wait until you find several items at a time and click on them consecutively in order to earn speed bonuses.
  • Each mini game is discussed in the guide below under the appropriate chapter. If you're looking for a particular answer to a puzzle please look under the appropriate chapter.
  • SPOILER ALERT!!!! The following section has a walkthrough for the puzzles in the game. We've also included screenshots that show you solutions to the puzzles as well. If you don't want to know the answers to the rest of the game, please stop reading now.
  • Just a special note, in the puzzles that require you to swap suspects under a special heading, please keep in mind the following.The answers are always going to be the same by what I was able to see.The only thing that changed was that sometimes the headings would switch positions.

 

THE ZOUCH EMERALD - 1ST CASE

De La Zouch Estate - Bracelet

  • Pick up the fragmented pieces of gems that are at the bottom of the screen and place them on the bracelet.
  • Each time you place a gem in the correct position it will light up.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

De La Zouch Estate - Dials

  • You will get a mini game in which you need to turn 3 dials until they all turn green.
  • For the purposes of this guide I will name the dials 1,2 and 3, starting from left to right.
  • Turn the 3rd dial until it turns green. Even though the 3rd dial also moves the 2 other two dials don't worry about it for now.
  • Turn the 1st dial until it turns green.
  • Lastly, click the dial in the middle until it turns green as well and you're done.

221b Baker St. - Swap positions

  • In this mini game you need to arrange the suspects in their correct order by swapping their positions.
  • The columns from left to right are as follows: White hair, Glasses and Black Clothes
  • The top row is female and the bottom row is male.
  • You can either read the solution or look at the screenshot for this game.
  • Female, 1ST row: Empress of Pursia, Cook and Maid.
  • Male, 2ND row:Coachman, Gardener and Butler.

 

THE ASSASSINATED AERIALIST - 2ND CASE

Maxwell Cade's Carnival - Hot Air Balloon

  • In this puzzle you have to click on the pieces in order to rotate them.
  • The image will be that of a hot air balloon.
  • In order to solve the puzzle you must know which piece moves which.
  • The top row is independent, it only moves itself.
  • When you click on a box that is in the middle row, it will move itself and the top row.
  • When you click on the bottom row, it will move itself and the middle row as well.
  • In order to solve the puzzle move the last row first until all the pieces of the bottom row are in place.
  • Then start clicking on whatever piece from the middle needs to be put into position.
  • Once the middle row is correct you can click on the pieces at the top that need to be rearranged and you're done!

Maxwell Cade's Carnival - Ropes

  • In this mini game you have to arrange the rope pieces in the basket so that none of them touch each other.
  • You will know that ropes are not touching when they all turn grey.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the correct position of all the ropes.

221b Baker St. - Swap positions

  • Arrange the suspects according to the descriptions.
  • You can also look at the screenshot for the answer.
  • Columns, from left to right :Earrings, Blue Clothes and Red Hair.
  • Top row is male: Strongman, Apprentice and Clown.
  • Bottom row Female:Fortune Teller, Contortionist and Knife Thrower

 

MURDER IN THE THIRD ACT - 3RD CASE

Backstage at the Royal Theatre - gun

  • In this mini game you have to spot the differences between the two guns.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

Backstage at the Royal Theatre - Romeo and Juliet

  • This is a regular jigsaw puzzle in which you have to put the pieces together in order to reveal a picture.
  • Once the picture is assembled you will see a page taken out of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

221b Baker St. - Swap positions

  • You need to position the pictures according to what the headings are.
  • The columns from left to right are Scarf, Actor and Crew Member.
  • The top row is Female, this is the correct order from left to right: Obsessed Fan, Leading Lady and Costume Maker.
  • The middle row is Hat: Director, Bit Player and Stage Manager.
  • The last row is Male: Theater Owner, Leading Man and Props Maker.

 

THE PURLOINED PAINTING - 4TH CASE

Pettybrook Art Gallery - Napkins

  • In this game you have to arrange the napkins so that they will form an image.
  • In order to complete the picture that you need, you must overlap all 3 napkins with each other.
  • The image will form what looks like a paw print with a capital letter T on each side.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

Pettybrook Art Gallery

  • You need to find the differences between 2 pictures.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

221b Baker St. - Swap positions

  • Columns are as follows, from left to right:Hat, Grey Hair and Facial Hair.
  • This is the correct answer for this puzzle.
  • Top row is Glasses:Night Watchman, Cleaning Woman and Locksmith.
  • Middle row is Blue Eyes:Forger, Butler and Art Curator.
  • The bottom row is Art Enthusiast:Rival Collector, Owner and Reginald.

 

THE SUSPICIOUS STING - 5TH CASE

English Domestic Species Glasshouse

Blowgun

  • You need to rotate the sections of the blowgun until you get the correct image.
  • Always pick a spot and begin there. Start at the top, then rotate different pieces until you get that particular picture finished.
  • If that is not the correct answer then start with a different piece on top and work your way down.
  • Keep playing with it until you get the right combination.
  • You can also look at the screenshot for the solution.

English Domestic Species Glasshouse

  • Match the Thorns.
  • This mini game is quite simple, all you have to do is eliminate matching pairs of thorns.
  • Keep in mind that there is one extra thorn on the tray that is there to stump you.

221b Baker St. - Swap Positions

  • The columns from left to right are: Mustache, White Clothes and Hazel Eyes.
  • The correct answers are as follows:
  • Top row is Bald: Ex Policeman,Chemist and Thug.
  • Middle row is Garden Worker:Ex-Con, Botanist and Gardener.
  • Last Row, Flower: Collector, Artist and Garden Lady.

 

THE DEATH CARD DEVIL - 6TH CASE

Seance Room

  • In this game you must find all 11 masks that are hidden in the picture.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

Seance Room - Tarot cards

  • There are an assortment of tarot cards that are broken into 3 pieces each.
  • You must find and assemble all 3 matching pieces inside the empty space that is on the right side of the screen.
  • Once you assemble the 3 correct pieces together, the completed piece will move to the right side.
  • Keep in mind that there's one extra piece that is placed there that does not belong to any card.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

221b Baker St. - Swap positions

  • The columns from left to right say: Straight Hair, Necklace and Handkerchief.
  • The solution is as follows:
  • Top row is Male:Landlord, Street Preacher and British Journalist.
  • Middle row is Female: Seance Guest, American Journalist and Millionaire's Wife.
  • Last row is Cape: Millionaire, Occult Shop Owner and Magician.
  • You can also look at the screenshot for the correct placement.

 

THE WAYWARD WILL - 7TH CASE

Byron Tutwell's Private Library - Key

  • In this case you have a silver key that has some letters on it.
  • You need to figure out what the correct word is by swapping letters around.
  • Once a letter has been placed in the correct position it will light up and lock in place.
  • The correct answer is CHESTERFIELD.

Chesterfield Book Shop - Encrypted Message

  • In this game you have to look at the books that are in the scene.
  • Each book has a stick figure in a different position that contains a letter of the alphabet underneath.
  • You must find the symbol on the diagram below and match the correct letter that goes with it.
  • Once you find the correct letter you can grab a letter at the bottom of the scene and place it on the correct place on the piece of paper.
  • Try to guess the first letter of each word. Once you get those, look for some more letters in the same word. Once you recognize a word it is easy to fill in the rest.
  • The correct answer is:WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY.

221b Baker St. - Swap positions

  • Columns from left to right:Vest,Beard and Collar.
  • The solution for the puzzle is as follows:
  • Top row is Brown Eyes:Errand Boy, Destitute Author and Mastiff.
  • The middle row is Curly Hair:Club Member, Brother and Daughter.
  • The last row is Estate Employee:Butler, Groundskeeper and Housekeeper.

Chesterfield Book Shop

  • Click on the blue door that is behind the knight to access the mini game.
  • You will be asked to find 4 items in the black and white drawing.
  • The next item will only be revealed once you find the item that is currently on the list.
  • The 4 items in my game were:Eggs, Hammer, Shakespeare and Scales (see screenshot)

 

THE CURSE OF ANAN THOTEP - 8TH CASE

Egyptian Exhibit Public Area - Tiles

  • You have to click on the triangular tiles in order to rotate them and complete an image of Egyptian Symbols.
  • In order to pass the level you must put together the correct image.
  • Since it was hard to capture the final puzzle, I had to take the picture with one last move left to do.
  • Please look at the screenshot and rotate the piece that the hand is pointing to and the puzzle will be finished.

Egytian Exhibit Public Area - Hieroglyphics

  • You have some colored hieroglyphic images on the main page.
  • At the bottom of the page you have some other hieroglyphic drawings at the bottom of the page.
  • You must drag the matching hieroglyphic images from the top and place them in their correct position at the bottom of the page.
  • Not all pieces on the board will be used. You will have several leftover pieces at the end of the round.
  • Once you place all the items correctly a message will be revealed underneath.
  • The message will say:A Dark curse lies at the heart of the sacred burial.

221b Baker St. - Swap positions

  • The column from left to right says:Sideburns, Suspenders and Jewel.
  • The correct order is as follows:
  • Top row is Hat:Lord Cavenshaw,Assistant and Explorer.
  • The middle row is Scar: Egypt Expert, Predecessor and Mummy.
  • The bottom row is PhD: Archaeologist, Chemist and Colleague.

 

THE MYSTERY OF THE BILLIARDS BLACKMAILER - 9TH CASE

Peter Moffatt's Flat - Bomb

  • The bomb will have small windows on top that will display an assortment of colored tiles.
  • You need to duplicate the sequence of tiles by clicking on the buttons that are at the bottom.

The Stranger's Room within the Diogenes Club

  • Card Game
  • You have to drag the cards to the open slots that are on top in order to decode a message.
  • Look at the numbers on the billiard balls. Each number coincides with the position of the letters of the alphabet.
  • For example if the billiard has the number 9 on it, then the letter "I" fits into the slot under the 9 ball.
  • Some letters may be repeated.
  • The answer to the puzzle is CHECKID.

221b Baker St.

  • Swap Positions
  • The top row, from left to right:Gun, Light Clothes and Dark Hair.
  • The solution is as follows:
  • The middle row is Angry: Crime Boss, Bruiser and Customer.
  • The last row is Tie:Secret Agent, Former Partner and Counterfeiter.

A DUCHESS' DIAMONDS - 1OTH CASE

Upper-Class Private Compartment on a train - Cigar Bands

  • Drag the pieces of charred cigar bands into the outline.
  • This is like a jigsaw puzzle. You have to place the fragmented pieces into the outline.
  • Keep in mind that some pieces will shrink into position once they're placed.
  • Please look at the screenshot.

Upper Class Private Compartment on a train

  • Match Pairs
  • You must select 2 cabinet doors at a time and look for matching glass sets.
  • Once you've matched all the pairs correctly you will move on to the next round.

Upper Class Private Compartment on a train

  • The top columns from left to right say:Duchess' Staff, Red Clothes, Stripes and Honorific.
  • The solution is as follows:
  • The top row is Long Hair:Maidservant, Duchess, Society Lady and Suitor.
  • The middle row is Handkerchief:Seamstress, Valet, Compatriot and Travel Companion.
  • The last row is Glasses:Kitchen Maid, Steward, Journalist and Bird Watcher.

 

THE MAESTRO'S VIOLIN - 11TH CASE

Orchestra Stage

  • PianoRepeat the sequence of the musical notes using the keyboard.
  • If you number the keys below 1-7, (from left to right).the solution is: 2-2-5-6-7-6-5-6-7-5-5

Tchaikovsky's Hotel Room

  • Concerto for Violin 211A
  • Spot the Difference
  • This is a find the differences puzzle in which you must find 10 differences between 2 pictures.
  • Look at the screenshot for the solution.

Tchaikovsky's Hotel Room - Unscramble the letters

  • You have to swap the position of the letters until you find the correct phrase.
  • Once you swap a letter into its correct position it will lock in place.
  • The solution is:ADD A DECADE

221b Baker St. - Swap positions

  • Top Column from left to right, reads as follows:Overweight, Bow, Foreigner and Freckles.
  • The solution is as follows:
  • 1ST row is String Instrument Player:Harpist, Violinist, Composer and Cellist.
  • The middle row is Mustache:First Trumpeter, Tuba Player, Conductor and Trombonist.
  • The last row is Non-Musician:Head Maid, Laundress, Hotel Manager and Personal Assistant.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

 

THE PORCELAIN DRAGON - 12TH CASE

  • Chinese Collection Room, King's College
  • Match the Chinese Symbols
  • You have to match the tiles above with the matching symbol at the bottom by dragging tiles.
  • There are extra tiles on the field that you will not use.
  • Once you match all the correct symbols you will see the following message:"Only in the Year of the Dragon,on the night of the seventh moon, will the Dragon's brew bestow its healing breath."

Quinlan Murphy's Private Library

  • Find the 6 items on the list:Dog, Espresso, Guard,Lava, Nightgown and Oyster.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution

Quinlan Murphy's Private Library - Arrange the words

  • You have to arrange the words that are engraved on the wooden pieces into the empty slots on the left.
  • When you arrange the names in a column correctly, the first and last letter of each word will spell 2 words.
  • The correct answer from top to bottom is:Guard,Oyster,Lava,Dog,Espresso and Nightgown.
  • If you read the first and last letters it spells:GOLDEN DRAGON
  • Please look at the screenshot.

221b Baker St. - Swap Positions

  • The top columns from left to right are:Sleeveless, Female, Male and Murphy's Employee
  • The top row from left to right is Chinese:Serving Girl, Owner's Wife, Tea House Owner, Research Assistant.
  • The middle row is Smoker:Thief-for Hire, Widow, Explorer and Secretary.
  • The bottom row is Black Clothes:Niece, Floor Lady, Employer and Manservant.

 

THE DOCKLANDS SPY - 13TH CASE

The Stranger's Room within the Diogenes Club - Swap Labels

  • Swap the wine labels in order to spell a secret message.
  • Each time you swap a letter correctly it will lock into place.
  • The solution is:CONDEMNED MAN

The Stranger's Room within the Diogenes Club - Match labels

  • In this game you have to click on 2 bottles and reveal their labels.
  • You must find matching labels and click on them to eliminate them.
  • The game will end when you've matched all the bottles up.

The Stranger's Room within the Diogenes Club - Swap letters

  • Swap the Letters on the label in order to spell a name.
  • Once a letter has been swapped correctly, it will lock into place.
  • The solution is VICTORIA

221b Bakers St. - Swap positions

  • The top columns from left to right are:Mole, Blue Eyes,Bar Patron and Criminal.
  • The 1ST row from left to right is Smiling:Undercover Agent, Barmaid, Darts Champion and Corrupt Constable.
  • The 2ND row is Widow's Peak:Bartender's Wife, Bartender's Nephew, Barfly and Crime Boss.
  • The 3RD row is Glasses:Pub Owner, Head Bartender, Authoress and Forger.

 

THE VANISHING ACTRESS - 14TH CASE

The Main Stage of the Bankside Theater in Southwark - Arrange the Books

  • You have to arrange the books inside the chest so that none of the stacks touch each other.
  • You will know when a stack is correctly placed when you see it become lighter.
  • Please look at the screenshot for a solution.

The Main Stage of the Bankside Theater Southwark

  • When you press the buttons in the correct sequence you will spell a famous quote from Shakespeare.
  • You have to press the buttons in the following manner:
  • 1-ROME
  • 2-O RO
  • 3-MEO
  • 4-WHER
  • 5-EFOR
  • 6-E AR
  • 7-T TH
  • 8-OU R
  • 9-OMEO
  • It spells out: "Romeo, O Romeo, where fore art thou Romeo"

The Main Stage of the Bankside Theater in Southwark - Find the items

  • In this puzzle you need to find 10 hearts and the name "Mina" written 4 times.
  • Please look at the screenshot.

221b Baker St. - Swap Positions

  • The top columns, from left to right:Watch, Shakespearean Actor, Mina's Affectionate and Craftsman.
  • The top row is Brown Hair:Stage Manager, Romeo, Talented Actor and Set Designer.
  • The middle row is Facial Hair:Widower's Aide, Hamlet, Widower and Carpenter.
  • The bottom row is Feather:Actress, Understudy, Playwright and Seamstress.

 

KING ARTHUR'S ARROW - 15TH CASE

Brigadier Escott's Private Cottage - Family Tree

  • Place the names on the family tree according to the sentences at the bottom of the screen.
  • Please look at the screenshots for the solution.

Brigadier Escott's Private Cottage - Match Arrows

  • Match the arrows in sets of three.
  • There are 3 quivers that contain arrows, find 3 matching arrows until you've found all of them except 2 pieces.
  • I found that in order to make a match I would have to pick out one arrow out of each of the quivers.
  • There will be 2 pieces left over at the end of the game.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.
  • Click on the 3 small arrows of the same color to eliminate matches.

Brigadier Escott's Private Cottage - Letter

  • Piece the letter together.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

221b Baker St. - Swap positions

  • The columns on top from left to right:House Servant, Dimples, Student, Marksman.
  • The top row is Hat:Gardener, Soldier, Admirer and Rival.
  • The middle row is Necktie:Manservant,2ND best Archer, Niece's Friend and Sharp Shooter.
  • The bottom row is Green Clothes:Cleaning Woman, Neighbor, Niece and Champion Archer.

 

THE EIGHT CLOCKS ASSASSIN - 16TH CASE

PART 1

There are several parts to this final chapter. The first part consists of going to 8 separate locations. In each of those locations you will find 2 silhouettes on the left side. You will have to find the same clock 8 separate times, one for each location.
These are the following locations, please look at the screenshots for the items you need to find.

1. Chesterfield Book Shop

2. Backstage Royal Theatre

3. Peter Moffat's Flat

4. The Condemned Man

5. Chinese Collection room, King's College

6. British Museum:The Study Lab

7. Seance Room

8. Royal Music Academy:Instrument Storage Room

PART 2 - LETTERS

  • In this puzzle you need to place 8 items into the empty slots.
  • When you placed them correctly, the first letter of each word will spell out a name.
  • This is the order in which you need to place the items.
  • From top to bottom:
  • Mummy Hand
  • Oboe
  • Revolver
  • Ink
  • Arrow
  • Red Wine
  • Tea Cup
  • Yarn
  • If you look at the first letter of every word, it spells "MORIARTY"

PART 3 - BIG BEN: CLOCK TOWER (BOMBS)

  • Click on the device that is on the floor and a bomb will appear
  • In this next section you have to disarm the bomb by solving 3 different mini puzzles.
  • Click on whatever wires are active at the moment in order to access the next puzzle.

Bomb - 1st wires (morse code)

  • In this next puzzle you will to duplicate a Morse Code sequence.
  • The sequence will be the same each time.
  • If you make a mistake you can start all over with the same sequence.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

Bomb - 2nd wires (gears)

  • In this game you have to connect the gears in such a way that all the gears are connected and spinning in the right direction.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

Slider Puzzle - 3rd wires

  • This is a fairly easy slider puzzle.Just slide the metal plates so that the copper piece can move into the slot on the right.
  • The arrows in each metal plate indicate the direction in which the plates will move.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

Diagram A

  • Move all the red pieces first. Move them all to the left side.
  • Then move all the yellow pieces to the bottom.

Diagram B

  • First, move the 2 yellow pieces to the right.
  • Then move the red piece all the way up.

Diagram C

  • Just slide the copper piece all the way to the right.

FINAL PUZZLE

  • Click on the binoculars that are on the right hand side.
  • Your goal is to search the location for Moriarty's Henchmen.
  • They are all dressed in black and they wear what looks like a top hat.
  • If you click on any innocent bystanders you will be penalized by one minute for each incorrect choice.
  • Please look at the screenshot so you can see what the Henchmen look like.

 

SHERLOCK'S CHEMISTRY BONUS GAME

  • The solution for this game is always random so I cannot write any answers for this it but I can give you some hints.
  • The goal is to figure out which 4 color combinations the game is looking for.
  • You have 12 chances to guess the correct combination.
  • Click on 4 different colored test tubes, one at a time and they will pour into the glass container on the right.
  • Look at your screen and you will see the test tubes on the page, it will have the colors that you picked.
  • The colors will come out in the order in which you mixed them.
  • Look at the bottom of the test tubes on the page,the circles at the bottom will help you guess the combination faster.Each circle has a meaning.
  • If you see a circle that is filled with the color of the test tube, then that tube is in the correct position.On your next sequence make sure that you place that color in the same spot.
  • If the circle is half full with the color of the tube,that means that particular color is part of the answer, it's just in the wrong slot.On your next sequence move that color to a different side.
  • If a circle is black underneath a test tube, that means that color does not belong in that slot or in any other slot on the page. This is very important because you will be wasting your time by placing those colors anywhere.
  • You CAN repeat a color, just because a color is part of the solution in one test tube, it doesn't mean it's not part of a solution in another one.
  • Look at the example from the screenshot. You will notice that I was able to get the solution in 3 tries. That is because once I saw that the circles were black, I made sure not to choose those colors again, which really narrowed down the field.
  • Since after 2 tries 4 colors were not in the sequence, (yellow, green, pink and orange)that left me with only 2 color choices since there are only 4 colors.

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