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By Tom Hayes | May 28, 2010 |

Special Enquiry Detail - Game Introduction

Welcome to the walkthrough for Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds on Gamezebo. Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds is a hidden object game for the PC by Floodlight Games. This walkthrough includes tips and tricks, helpful hints, and a strategy guide to complete Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds.

General Information

  • In the hidden object scenes, finding all of the objects on a list by moving the mouse cursor over the listed object and then left clicking.
  • The list of objects in an area varies with each new game that is played. The images in this guide identify the location of all possible objects that can appear in the room, so just click on the highlighted areas and eventually you will find all of the objects that appear on your list.
  • The inventory appears by clicking the blue bar above the object list. Although most objects are random within a scene, certain objects that are picked up will be added to the inventory. These can then be selected from the inventory and used on an appropriate object in the scene.
  • The tasks, map and menu icons appear at the right side of the object list. Open the tasks window to view the current objectives that need to be completed within the chapter. The map can be opened to allow travel to other locations that are currently available.
  • Character portraits will sometimes appear at the top-left corner of the screen. If the portrait is sparkling, then it can be selected to have a conversation with the character. Sometimes you will need to talk to a character in order to complete a task or an area.
  • The police badge can be pressed to identify the location of one of the objects within the scene. After a hint has been used, it takes 40 seconds before the police badge becomes full and another hint can be used.
  • Clicking too quickly causes the cursor to become frozen for six seconds. Objects can be selected while the cursor is in this state, but it becomes much more difficult to move the frozen cursor.
  • There are various mini-games that appear throughout the course of the main adventure. The skip puzzle button can be selected one minute after the mini-game starts in order to automatically complete the mini-game.
  • Completing the main adventure unlocks the Find All mode. All locations are unlocked and every possible object needs to be found. There is no further reward for completing this mode.

Walkthrough: Chapter 1 - The Murder Scene

Carmody's bedroom

  • Take the following inventory objects:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Find the remaining objects on the list. Note that all possible objects are shown, and you will only need to find some of these objects:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine the woman on the bed.
  • In the close-up view, examine the following areas:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Exit the view of the woman and examine the sparkling bullet in the wall.
  • Select the tweezers from the inventory.
  • Move the tweezers to the position shown below and hold the left mouse button:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • While holding the left mouse button, move the mouse left and right until the bullet is taken from the wall.
  • Talk to Will by selecting his image at the top-left corner of the screen.
  • Examine the sparkling forensic kit on the bed and put all of Will's tools from the inventory into the correct places in the forensic kit:
    Special Enquiry Detail


Phelps' living room

  • Talk to Johnson and Sarah.
  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail


Supervisor's place

  • Talk to Lukasz.
  • Take the stepladder:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Find the remaining objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail


Alley behind the Phelps's apartment

  • Open the inventory and use the stepladder on the floor below the clue:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Select the diary to remove the clue from the list.
  • Find the remaining objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail

Chapter 2 – On the Trail of the Boyfriend

The Buckley apartment

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail


Ryan Buckley's living room

  • Find the ten drug packets:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Find the remaining objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine the door to enter the bathroom.


Ryan Buckley's bathroom

  • Examine Ryan Buckley to ring for help.
  • Examine the three sparkling areas:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail


Will Sheng's forensics lab

  • Take the following inventory objects:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Find the remaining objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine the sparkling camera on the desk.
  • Use the diary from the inventory on the panel below the camera.
  • The following hotspots are available:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Use the memory card on the camera slot.
  • Take a photograph of the front cover by pressing the white button the camera.
  • Select the OK button.
  • Select the bottom-right corner of the diary and press the white button on the camera to take a photograph of the page.
  • Select the OK button.
  • Select the bottom-right corner of the diary and press the white button on the camera to take a photograph of the back cover.
  • Select the OK button.
  • Select the bottom-left corner of the diary and use the roll of plastic film from the inventory on the page.
  • Select the UV light and move it across the open pages of the diary until Will tells you to stop.
  • Select the fine powder from the inventory and then click and hold the left mouse button to pour powder over the right page of the diary until the symbol is completely revealed:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Press the white button on the camera to take a photograph of the symbol.
  • Select the OK button.
  • Remove the memory card from the camera slot.
  • Examine the computer monitor on the desk.
  • Use the memory card on the hard drive slot.
  • Select the Image Enhance 3 icon on the desktop.
  • Drag Pic_004 to the image enhancer window and adjust the slider bars until the text is revealed:
    Special Enquiry Detail


SED squad room

  • Take the keyboard and the mouse:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Use the keyboard and the mouse on the desk.
  • Examine the computer monitor and select the e-mail icon.
  • Select the e-mail from Will Sheng.
  • Examine the third and fourth images in the e-mail:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Find the remaining objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail

Chapter 3 – The Victim's Best Friend

Lee apartment living room

  • Examine the sparkling tile puzzle on the table to play a mini-game.
  • Swap the tiles to make the image shown below:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine the latch and take the key ring from the box.
  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail


Mai Lee's bedroom

  • Talk to Mai Lee.
  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Give the key ring from the inventory to Mai Lee.


Carmody Phelps' locker

  • Examine the clue on the locker:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Select the photograph in the close-up view.
  • Select the OK button and then exit the view of the locker.
  • Find the remaining objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail


Lee apartment living room

  • Watch the cutscene to complete the chapter.

Chapter 4 – The Murder Weapon

SED squad room

  • Find the nine case photos:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Find the remaining objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine the computer monitor with the blue desktop and read the latest e-mail from Will Sheng.
  • Exit the view of the computer.
  • Examine the computer monitor with the pink desktop and read the e-mail from Will Sheng.
  • Exit the view of the computer.
  • Examine the bulletin board and put the case photos next to the corresponding notes:
    Special Enquiry Detail


Phelps' apartment building entrance

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Select the intercom at the right side of the door.


Phelps' living room

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Johnson to receive the key to the safe.


Phelps' study

  • Examine the picture frame:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Rotate the dials to the correct positions:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Use the key from the inventory on the briefcase.
  • Examine the sparkling envelope to receive the letter from Jake Coley.
  • Find the remaining objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail


Carmody's bedroom

  • Select the sparkling area of the telescope to direct the laser beam at the hole in the wall.
  • Examine the card on top of the tripod:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail


Phelps' study

  • Examine the sparkling area of the bookshelf:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Left click and drag to pull the three books out of the shelf:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine the tape to see that the spare safe key has been stolen.

Chapter 5 – A New Suspect

Coley's apartment lobby

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Pete.
  • Examine one of the elevators.


Coley's apartment hall

  • Follow the route shown below and then examine the door:
    Special Enquiry Detail


Coley's living room

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Jake.

Chapter 6 – The Homeless Refuge

Refuge office

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Cathy and Martin.


Refuge alley

  • Examine the dumpster:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Click and drag the garbage until the gun is found:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Select the gun to remove the clue from the list.
  • Find the remaining objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail


Refuge lobby

  • Find the eight letter cards:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine the bulletin board and put the letters in the correct order:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Exit the view of the board and find the remaining objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Mai Lee.

Chapter 7 – A Vital Clue

Hospital Room

  • Examine Ryan to interview him.
  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail


Lee apartment living room

  • Examine the box:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Swap the tiles to make the image shown below:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine the latch and take the key from the box.
  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Rose Lee.
  • Examine the door to enter Mai Lee's bedroom.


Mai Lee's bedroom

  • Examine the lock on the cabinet:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Use the key from the inventory on the keyhole.
  • Slide the blocks out of the way until the sparkling block can be dragged off the edge of the lock.
  • Take Mai Lee's laptop from the safe.
  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine the photograph on the wall:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Use the photo scrap from the inventory on the top-right corner of the photograph.
  • Exit the view of the photograph.


Will Sheng's forensics lab

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Use Mai Lee's laptop from the inventory on the desk.
  • Examine the laptop.
  • Find the symbol in the changing grid that matches the currently highlighted symbol below the time bar. Do this for all seven symbols.
  • Examine's Will's computer monitor.
  • Enter GAMES when asked what to search for and then press enter.
  • Wait until all of the files have been copied.


SED squad room

  • Examine the computer monitor with the blue background and read the latest e-mail from Will Sheng.
  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail

Chapter 8 – Secrets at the Refuge

SED interview room

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Mai Lee.


Office of Lenora Mendez

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail


Refuge lobby

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Use the hairpin on the door to enter the main hall.


Refuge main hall

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Felix.


SED interview room

  • Talk to Felix.


Refuge main hall

  • Examine the paper on the table:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Left click to select a piece of paper and right click to rotate it. Put the pieces of paper in the following positions:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine the safe:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Use the paper with code from the inventory on the sparkling area at the right side of the safe.
  • Using the paper as a reference, rotate the dial to the make the correct letters appear on the display below the dial.
  • The correct letters to display are OUTFOXANGLER.
  • Examine the top shelf in the safe to complete the chapter.

Chapter 9 - The Drugs Connection

Will Sheng's forensics lab

  • Take the following inventory objects:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Find the remaining objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine the sparkling camera.
  • Use the drug packets from the inventory on the space below the camera.
  • Use the memory card on the camera slot.
  • Use the fingerprint powder on the right side of the table.
  • Use the fingerprint brush on the powder.
  • Use the fingerprint brush on the drug packets until all of the fingerprints have been found:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Press the white button on the camera.
  • Press the OK button and exit the close-up view of the photograph.
  • Take the memory card from the camera slot.
  • Examine the computer monitor.
  • Use the memory card on the hard drive slot to search the fingerprint database.
  • Display the match when it is found.


SED interview room

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Taylor.


SED squad room

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Elisha.


Phelps' living room

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail


SED interview room

  • Talk to Johnson.


SED squad room

  • Talk to Lenora.
  • Examine the printout on the desk:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Select the second number on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail

Chapter 10 – Conspiracy to Murder

Martin Daniels' apartment

  • Examine the fuse box at the top-left corner of the room.
  • Rotate the tiles so that all of the wires are connected:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine Martin.
  • Take the following inventory objects:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Find the remaining objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine the sparkling table.
  • Put the smashed phone on the table.
  • Use the parts of the phone on the smashed phone in the following order:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Exit the view of the phone.


Will Sheng's forensics lab

  • Take the following inventory objects:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Find the remaining objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Select the map.


Autopsy room

  • Take the tweezers:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Find the remaining objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine the body.
  • Select the tweezers from the inventory.
  • Move the tweezers to the position shown below and hold the left mouse button:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • While holding the left mouse button, move the mouse left and right until the bullet is taken from the wound.
  • Exit the view of the bullet wound and examine the hand:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Use the diluted nitric acid on the sparkling area.
  • Use a cotton swab on the acid.
  • Hold down the left mouse button and move the cotton swab over the hand until Will says that he needs to test the swab in the lab.


Will Sheng's forensics lab

  • The following two machines are found in the lab:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Use the test swab on the swab machine.
  • Use the bullet on the ballistics machine.
  • Examine the computer monitor to read the automated ballistics report.
  • Exit the view of the report.


SED squad room

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine the computer monitor with the blue background.
  • Select the e-mail button and read the latest e-mail from Will Sheng.
  • Exit the view of the computer.


SED interview room

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Johnson to complete the chapter.

Chapter 11 – A Summons from the Mayor

Mayor's office

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Malcolm.


Office of Lenora Mendez

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Lenora.


Piermont Hotel lobby

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Nelson.


SED squad room

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Lenora.


Piermont Hotel lobby

  • Talk to Nelson.


H2 Chapter 12 – Hunting Down the Killer


Phelps' living room

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Johnson.


Phelps' study

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine the laptop:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Exit the view of the laptop and talk to Johnson to learn the password.
  • Examine the laptop and enter the password SSELEMOH.
  • Exit the view of the e-mail.


Airport

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Examine the sparkling monitor.
  • Select the Today's Departures button.
  • Select No and then exit the view of the monitor.


Hospital ER cubicle

  • Find all of the objects on the list:
    Special Enquiry Detail
  • Talk to Sarah to complete the game.n

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