Key & Compass presents:
Murder at the Manor
Murder at the Manor is a web browser interactive fiction story written with Twine and is © 2018 by Obter9. It was an entry in IF Comp 2018 where it took 54th place.
In this short on-rails murder mystery, you play as Inspector Percival Pike of the London Metropolitan Police investigating the murder of Sir Stanley Stagwood in his manor. There are four suspects: his girlfriend, his business partner, his nephew, and his childhood nanny. It's up to you to find out who did it and arrest them.
This solution is by David Welbourn.
the parlour Search
the potting shed Search
the billiard room Search
the drawing room Question
Mildred Hobbs Question
Evelyn West Question
Henry Bray Question
Foyer and Dining Room Parlour
the guests Playroom
the weapons Examine
gun cabinet Examine
fire poker Examine
letter opener Examine
garden line Make an
Mildred Hobbs Accuse
Henry Bray Accuse
Evelyn West Accuse
Victor Cole Walkthrough
This game hardly needs a walkthrough since it's so linear, but that didn't stop me from writing one anyway.
> Examine the body
The order you search the rooms is unimportant, so we'll do them in the order listed.
> Search the parlour
> Search the potting shed
> Search the billiard room
> Search the drawing room
> Interview the guests
Begin Interviewing the Guests
Feel free to question the guests in any order. If you re-question a suspect, your dialogue with them is unchanged.
> Question Mildred Hobbs
> Question Evelyn West
> Question Henry Bray
> Question Victor Cole
> Investigate the weapons
(to begin examining the weapons)
Again, feel free to examine the weapons in any order.
> Examine gun cabinet
Examining the gun safe
> Examine fire poker
Examining the fire poker
> Examine letter opener
Examining the letter opener
> Examine garden line
Examining the garden line
> Make an arrest
(to decide who to arrest)
> Accuse Mildred Hobbs
(arresting Mildred Hobbs)
If you accuse one of the other three suspects, you realize your mistake and regret that you've already let Mrs. Hobbs go free.
Sir Stanley Stagwood, Lord of Stagwood Manor is the murder victim. He was found in the dining room sitting at the head of the table, stabbed in the chest.
Constable Lewis has been guarding the front door of the manor since the murder. He accompanies you during your investigations and takes notes. The four suspects:
Miss Evelyn West is romantically involved with Lord Stagwood. She's a looker and a flirt.
Mr. Victor Cole is Lord Stagwood's business partner. They imported antiquities.
Mr. Henry Bray is Lord Stagwood's nephew. He likes the easy life.
Mrs. Mildred Hobbs was Lord Stagwood's childhood nanny. She is displeased with almost everything.
Bunty, a tricolour English Foxhound, destroys your gloves almost immediately.
Cook regards Henry with strong disapproval. A
housemaid tells you that Cook found a poker stuffed behind her range.
Mrs. Hapgood is Lord Stagwood's housekeeper. There are other unnamed
staff (for example: gardeners, housemaids) currently employed at the manor. The late
Lady Stagwood, Sir Stanley's mother, was very fond of roses. Lord Stagwood's former
wife divorced him because of his "numerous indiscretions". They had no children. The late
Lord Bray was Lord Stagwood's younger brother. Mrs. Hobbs also helped raise him. He had one child, Henry, before passing away. The late
Mr. Hobbs was the head groundskeeper at the manor for forty years.
Mr. Hobbs' great-grandfather planted a memory tree, an oak. It lasted 123 years. Miss West has a
maid who works in her home in Belgrave Square.
Lewis's mother is known to garden and shine her son's helmet. Thank You to my Patreon supporters
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Last updated: 30 Aug 2019