The Lost Files Of Sherlock Holmes: The Case Of The Rose Tattoo





NOTE: There is a lot of flexibility in this game, allowing you to go to various sundry locations in haphazard order. In fact, the order that I went through the game when writing the walkthru is not the order in which I played the first time - hindsight (or notes) is such a wonderful thing. So, this is less

a walkthru than a script of what to do to get past a scene or puzzle.

Items that you can acquire are in bold, while poignant information or new map locations are underlined.


You start as Watson, outside 221B Baker St. Mycroft, Holmes’ brother, was hurt in an explosion at the Diogenes Club.


LOOK at the scarf near the newspaper stand - Holmes ‘ messenger is never far from scarf (that’s who you hear snoring).

LOOK Stall

LOOK Wiggins, inside the stall

WAKE Wiggins

TALK Wiggins 1. "It’s Late": Mentions Jonas. Mentions Lestrade and Scotland Yard

TALK Wiggins 1 "help Mr. Holmes"

TALK Wiggins 2 "Mr Rigby": (this is Jonas) He’s at home.


Go to right side, which takes you to The City Map. The only other icon is .....


Scotland Yard


LOOK at the street vendor - Augustus Trimble, police-informer and con man. Holmes frightens him.

TALK Augie 1 "Good word": He knows about explosion at club.

TALK Augie 1 "into Yard": Won’t help

LOOK constable

TALK constable 1 "nip in": won’t let you in

TALK constable 1 "friend’s attention":

TALK Augie 2 "give them up": - Watson loses money for nothing

2 "Diogenes Club": not accident. Heard terrorists about

2 "bright ideas"

TALK constable 2 "call for help": nope, can’t get thru

2 "colleague": nope, can’t get thru

2 "explosion at Pall Mall": Fire brigade said Diogenes Club was gas leak.

Fireman amazed at damage from so little gas.

Mycroft Holmes now at St. Bart’s hospital


Now have map icon for Diogenes Club and St. Bart’s


I strongly recommend going to the Club first, as I got stuck if I went to the hospital first.


Diogenes Club

Police Constable Daley here

LOOK Fire wagon

LOOK debris on lower left

RUMMAGE debris - still warm

LOOK torch

LOOK sign

LOOK ceramic pot (broken)

LOOK Daley - competent and fair

TALK Daley 1 "look inside": only those with proper credentials. Officials and club members

2 "fire brigade": fire brigade lit the torch...while looking for gas leaks??!!

3 "Lestrade": only club members get in

3 "Holmes is most concerned": Strangers’ room completely shambles...with no gas on

2 "peek inside": one geezer carried off, another in hospital

3 "begging": only members



St. Bart’s Hospital

LOOK Morgue sign

LOOK Matron

LOOK sign on front of desk - this is where Watson met Holmes

TALK Matron 1 "recent arrivals": procedures

TALK Matron 1 "worked here":

TALK Matron 1 "Army Medical":

TALK Matron 2: "Mycroft Holmes":

TALK Matron 2 "entreat you":

LOOK Patient On Gurney - unattended for some time

TALK Patient 1 "how long":

2 "new patient ward": Special and terminal cases there. Morgue is close by it.

TALK Matron 2 "Dr. McCabe": OK, but just the morgue

Enter Morgue passageway



LOOK Medical Examiner - McCabe is professional and competent

LOOK corpse - gash over eye, McCabe checking lungs

Talk Dr. McCabe 1 "Greetings" - this body from Diogenes Club. Sir Hubert Fortescue

1 "lapel pin":

2 "examination": only at inquest

2 "cause of death": Can’t say, but you may view his clothes.

LOOK cabinet - armoire

OPEN cabinet - garments

LOOK clothes - charred border-tweed suit

TALK McCabe 3 (circuitous passage): go left to.....


New Patient Ward

Mycroft Holmes is here

TALK sister 1 "so extensive": Holmes at bed 3 (left side of screen)

1 "said or done": being given morphine


LOOK at medical chart

READ medical chart - brain bruise that causes severe brain disturbances

LOOK Mycroft seems delirious, wearing his ring

TALK Mycroft - 1 "Hello":

2 "Sherlock in funk": rambles, sister interrupts, Watson requests privacy

EXAMINE nightable - water and ampules of morphine

LOOK ring on Mycroft’s hand - signet ring

EXAMINE Ring - symbol of Diogenes Club

REMOVE ring - sister admonishes you not to touch patients

TALK sister 1 "fetch water": she leaves

REMOVE ring - you get signet ring



Diogenes Club

SHOW signet ring to Police Constable Daley - you get inside club



Club Bar Room (room scrolls to right)

Look at portraits - one is Mycroft’s

LOOK at small box on floor by bar banister

EXAMINE small box - snuff box

Go thru arch to


Club Lounge (room scrolls to right)

LOOK at grandfather clock lying on ground

EXAMINE clock - find small, round face from another clock

LOOK at clock face crescent "below" grandfather - encrusted with sandy substance

PICK UP clock face crescent

You get kicked out by Forbes, the club gendarme

TALK Daley - "return with Mr Sherlock": -



221B Baker St.

OPEN door and go inside


221B Inside (scrolls to right)

ANALYSE clock face on Lab Table

"Warm sample in Sulfite bath"

put distilled water in Empty beaker on tripod

use Sodium Sulphate (far left bottle on top shelf) on beaker on tripod

use Scraper (next to scissors) with clock face ( white disk to left of tripod)

use matches (box behind gas line) with Bunsen burner (under tripod) - BOOM!


Explosion from fulminated mercury, an explosive

Now you play Holmes, not Watson.


TALK to Watson 1 "Scotland Yard":

2 "productive leads":

3 "assisted your own inquiries": bulls-eye (lantern)

3 "other evidence": too dark and Forbes about. Yes, he’ll complicate things

2 "Lestrade": his title might help

LOOK desk next to outside door - London Directory here

OPEN desk - hair trigger (gun), billy stick, and bulls-eye lantern

PICK UP bulls-eye lantern

OPEN door to exit


Scotland Yard

TALK to Augie 1 "Hello":

2 "Diogenes Club": we’ll play card game for info

Click on the hand on the right - Augie cheats!

"Two Irish lads in city, who know how to make bomb. Looking for Boyd, or some such"

TALK constable 1 "quiet watch": Can’t let you in

1 "Augie schooling you": Yes

2 "secret of Augie’s success": You can enter if you tell me


Yard Station House

LOOK Lestrade

LOOK young woman

LOOK desk sergeant - Duncan, likes gossip

LOOK library on wall - Encyclopedia Britannic

LOOK inmate - appears to be lunatic. Complexion changes when he pauses for breath

TALK Duncan 1 "Lestrade": He’s not free, you’ll have to wait.

1 "When": brother wrongfully detained. Gregson watching him

2 "man being held": Nutty, but woman claims he’s not - just sick

LOOK Inspector Gregson - a career man, always watching Lestrade

TALK Watson 2 "maladies": man is epileptic

TALK Duncan 3 "prisoner is ill": nuts, he is. Need more than your word on it.

TALK Duncan 2 "Encyclopedia": - man freed and Lestrade free


LOOK Lestrade

TALK Lestrade 1 "ready"

1 "assist me": you get note, with Lestrade’s permission to investigate (LOOK at it)


Diogenes Club

Commissionaire Forbes blocks the door

RUMMAGE in debris on left - flash explosion causes such damage

LOOK Forbes - stickler for regulations

TALK Forbes 1 "go inside": Club is closed. Only constabulary get in.

2 "injured?":

2 "after explosion": No one on street except yourself


SHOW permission to Commissionaire Forbes - you are allowed inside, followed by Forbes

TALK Forbes 1 "lurking about":

2 "We’ll go in now":


Club Bar Room (room scrolls to right)

TALK Forbes 1 "working on gas lines?": checked last week

1 "idd about the entry":

EXAMINE small box on ground - snuff

SMELL box - Mycroft’s snuff box

PICK UP snuff box

TALK Watson 1 "find Mycroft, exactly?": Here, beneath portrait

2 "travel": Must have fallen out when he was struck


Club Lounge (room scrolls to right)

TALK Forbes - 1 "mourning"

TALK Watson 1 "feline orbs":

LOOK grandfather clock

EXAMINE grandfather clock - brass handle looks out of place

TOUCH clock - Forbes warns you to touch nothing

TALK Watson - 2 "clock face" Yes, it was near the grandfather clock

2 "significance":

TALK Forbes 1 "guarding perimeter":

LOOK at Leather Chair - Sir Hubert Fortescue’s chair

LOOK Lounge (right side)

LOOK chain

FREE chain - Forbes stops you

TALK Forbes 2 "fire brigade":

2 "bulls-eye":

3 "Sir Hubert": He was murdered, not an accident

4 "people been notified": No family

4 "own possessions":


LOOK Handle at bottom of grandfather clock face -

PICK UP Handle

Walk past chain to ....


Stranger’s Room (room scrolls to right)

LOOK Wreckage - illumination is needed

SIFT Wreckage - Forbes warns you off

LOOK Beam - support beam holds up wreckage

SHIFT Beam - could, but would be crushed if I did

TALK Watson - 2 :"bulls-eye": Light would be useful

TALK Forbes 2 "a man entered": average young man, flat eyes, only came in a minute


Club Lounge (room scrolls to right)

OPEN Dutch doors

TALK Forbes 1 "who relieves you": Goes off for tea

1 "strangers": a few guests

TALK Watson 1 "impressions": uneven nature of damage.

2 "to eager":

3 "will you distract him": I’ll start jabbering


Stranger’s Room (room scrolls to right)

TALK Watson 2 "intractable dunce":

5 "enshrouded":

3 "let’s carry on": -- you must say this to get the next dialog line

5 "have a word": dislodge beam, Forbes must be distracted

4 "embalmed armadillo": Forbes leaves


FREE chain

DISLODGE beam with chain (over to the right)

ILLUMINATE wreckage with Bull’s Eye (lantern) - tiny sparkle glitters in wreckage

SIFT wreckage - you get small spring

PICK UP Bull’s eye lantern

LOOK at spring - chemical residue on spring of small alarm clock


Go to left and TALK Watson 3 "exhausted the possibilities"


This location is done



ST. Bart’s Hospital

TALK Matron 1 "brother": no official standing, so move on

SHOW permission to Matron - nope

TALK Matron 2 "only relation": Watson, it’s war!

TALK Watson 2 "throttle" How did you bypass her, Watson?

TALK Matron 1 "prejudice" -- must ask this first, for next line to show up

2 "coroner":No, that trick won’t work again


LOOK patient on gurney

LOOK patient up on balcony, coughing

TALK Watson 2 "influenza": must ask this to get next option

EXAMINE patient on gurney

TALK patient 1 "ailment"

2 "how long"

TALK Matron 2 "languish"

TALK Watson 2 "disposing of the brute?": a diversion

TALK patient 1 "pushed your gurney":

MOVE gurney - Matron goes running after




LOOK Medical Examiner

TALK McCabe 1 "moment of your time": need authorization

SHOW permission to McCabe

TALK McCabe - 1 "cadavers":

LOOK corpse must do this to ask next question

TALK McCabe 1 "Sir Hubert": brain trauma. Laceration on head before death

1 "examine the body?"

LOOK body

TURN body - blisters on neck and shoulder

EXAMINE body - laceration over left eye

SMELL body - explosion smell

TALK McCabe - "clothes" Help yourself

OPEN cabinet

LOOK clothes - jacket scorched, but Mycroft’s shredded

TALK McCabe 1 "burns on back": first degree. Flash fire burns

TALK Watson 2 "further along":



New Patient Ward


LOOK medical chart by bed

READ medical chart - receipt is exposed

LOOK receipt - keys

TAKE receipt

LOOK Mycroft. -devoted to word games since childhood

TALK Mycroft 1 "Hullo, brother."

TALK sister 1 "repeat":

TALK Watson 1 "made anything": He can talk in riddles, symbols and anagrams

TALK Mycroft 2 "Clifford, Ashley...": (i.e CABAL) He understands ok

1 "What is it?": water....light "who died but was never born

TALK Watson 1 "at his digs": gets you map location of Mycroft’s apartment

2 "armed to do battle": we’ll get Mycroft’s effects


ST. Bart’s Hospital

GIVE receipt to Matron

TALK Matron 2 "receipt is in order": you get key ring to Mycroft’s apartment




Dorcester Arms (Mycroft’s Flat)

LOOK at driver standing by cab - familiar, possibly law officer

TALK driver and he walks off

LOOK plant in urn tropical flower from South Africa

EXAMINE plant - well guard?

LOOK man at door -

TALK man 1 "your name" - Bob Colleran

1 "brother summoned me": ID might get you an explanation

SHOW keys to man

SHOW card to man

TALK Watson 2 "that driver": Watson goes to check him out...

TOUCH cab - wheels are cold

LOOK cab -

TALK to Colleran and Watson comes back

TALK Watson 2 "learned anything": ex-Lestrade lackey, named Tallboy

TALK Bob - 5 "returned from South Africa":

4 "government official"

3 "go in now?"

2 "Diogenes explosion": Still not certain who you are!

Tallboy, the driver, comes back

TALK driver 1 "Constable Tallboy":

TALK Colleran 3 "we are not disturbed"

OPEN door


Mycroft’s Digs

LOOK at books in case

LOOK at bible


Mycroft’s Bedroom

LOOK desk

SEARCH desk -

LOOK candlestick on desk -

MOVE candlestick - was under foolscap paper

LOOK foolscap - white wax on it


PICK UP foolscap

THUMB dictionary

LOOK pen - fountain pen

TEST pen - no ink shows when used, but paper is damp

TASTE pen - starchy. Sympathetic (invisible) ink. Rice water

TALK Watson 3 "precautions":



221B Inside

SOLVE foolscap BOOMZ off by 1 letter i.e APPLY

HIJKLMNO H to O or H2O i.e water

BTU British Thermal Units i.e heat


ANALYSE foolscap on Lab Table

Use beaker of distilled water on lab tray to fill it

Put blank foolscap (on left) into lab tray

Use matches on Bunsen burner

Use wet foolscap on burner

EXIT - "See books in Greek"

TALK Watson 2 "more than prudence": must return to source of Mystery i.e Mycroft’s


Mycroft’s Digs

PERUSE BEG. of bible

PICK UP parchment in bible - no writing visible

TALK Watson 3 "We have what we need


This location is done!



221B Inside

ANALYSE parchment on Lab Table

"rice water? The proper vapor should prove it"

Use distilled water with empty beaker

Use iodine with beaker

Use matches with Bunsen burner

Use parchment with beaker and lines will appear



Formula missing, then turned up again

Committee inexplicably tried to squash investigation

Committee members:

Lord Lawton

Sir Avery Fanshawe

Mr Horace Silverbridge

Mr Phillip Bledsoe

4. Possible other suspects:

Minstry clerk Thomas Pratt

Ministry clerk Eldrige Whitney

Charwoman Mrs. Agnes Ratchett

5 Dewar is hidden away


TALK Watson 3 "know any of them?" -

4 "lazy" Dewer is chemist. Involved in making of formula. We’ll need to check on him

3 "Kelly’s might locate":

PERUSE directory on rolltop desk - get new map icons for Lawton, Silverbridge, and Pratt



Lord Lawton Antechamber

Jenkins the butler is here

LOOK Jenkins - powder on trousers and blue stains on thumb and forefinger.

TALK Jenkins - 2 "I am Sherlock Holmes": I’ll see if he’s at home

He leaves

HIT settee - very dusty

LOOK album on table - brass clasp.

BROWSE album - locked. Scratches around lock

LOOK piano - regular use. Red box

LOOK red box on end of piano - empty. Used by jewelers

LOOK music stand

LOOK music on stand -

LOOK carpet under piano stool - old and dirty

LISTEN at door - billiards being played

TALK Watson 2 "gone to seed": decline quite quick

3 "Jenkins devoted to billiards": use his devotion to the game

1 "infuriating and idiotic":

Try to exit and Jenkins will return

He tells you Lawton is not at home.

GIVE card to Jenkins

TALK Jenkins 1 "good run at the table": "if I knew the diamond system"

Jenkins goes off again

Try to exit again and Jenkins comes out and announces you


Lawton’s Billiard Room

LOOK Lawton - series of financial problems. A lady’s man

TALK Lawton 1 "brother’s request":

1 "Mycroft has been injured":

1 "purposely offensive"

LOOK portrait over fireplace

LOOK bookcase

TOUCH bookcase - fake books. Originals sold?

TALK Watson 2 "Lawton doesn’t want to talk":



Lord Lawton Antechamber

TALK Jenkins 3 "allowed to deteriorate": Present Lord has impoverished us



Thomas Pratt Loft

LOOK Mrs Mason - widow

TALK Mason - 1 "Mr Pratt available?": out too often

1 "recent callers": No. He’s very moody

1 "recent word": abusing body and mind

LOOK canvas to right of Holmes

LOOK easel

LOOK wardrobe to left of easel

LOOK deal table - no momentos. A long straight pin is here

LOOK hat pin on table - blackened tip has been sharpened and put over a flame

LOOK grey dustbin by table

TALK Watson 1 "immediate attention": "protecting her rights as a landlady". She’s vain

LOOK archway -must do this before next dialog line shows up

TALK Mason 1 "May we examine the premises?": Mr Pratt being evicted

2 "decor is rather eccentric": Civil servant, born in India



ST. Bart’s Hospital

TALK Matron 2 "as a courtesy":


New Patient Ward

TALK Mycroft - "what about professor Dewar":

TALK Watson - "I know where Dewar is": ----- new map location for Dewar



Dewar’s Lab

LOOK Stove

TOUCH Stove - cold

OPEN stove - folded sheet of paper inside. Mycroft put it there

PERUSE paper - a copy of the formula

CLOSE stove

LOOK chemicals

LOOK Dewar - first class brain.

TALK Dewar 1 "Mycroft is my brother":

3 "Is that a copy":

2 "Mycroft has been injured":

3 "Can the cause of an explosion": should be timing or other evidence at the site

1 "unwanted visitors?"

2 "Professor Able?"

4 "Could you analyze this spring": He’ll send note when he has results

1 "subject of formula": new explosive

2 "replicate formula?":



Silverbridge Residence

Hepplethwaite the butler is here

LOOK butler

TALK butler 1 "a word with" - butler leaves

LOOK at portrait

LOOK at blankie and hoop and train

TALK butler (when he returns) 1 "What is the problem":

TALK Watson 1 "woman in the painting":

2 "a child" :

3 "active lad":

TALK butler 2 "read the newspapers":

3 "where is the child": Master Virgil is of no concern to you

TALK Watson 3 "Talk of the boy": more than just duty in his eyes



221B Inside

Knock at door - telegram from Lestrade asking for help with civil servant’s body pulled from Thames, at Cleopatra’s Needle --- Now have new map icon for Needle

TALK Watson 5 "That a corpse":

5 "intuition tell you": we should investigate the corpse



Scotland Yard

TALK to Augie 1 "anything that might interest me":

2 "corpse pulled from the Thames": Yard thinks it’s a wallet gone wrong. Inquest

TALK constable 1 "Which is more bother":


Yard Station House

TALK Lestrade 1 "I need details of the corpse": middle-aged. Shot in head. No witness, but body pulled

out by riverman.

1 "Where can I find this worthy?": Body’s at Bart’s. Face is gone.

Riverman is Needham.

Constable at scene has the particulars




TALK McCabe - 1 "stop meeting" Lestrade asked for help with Thames body

LOOK body on vertical slab (rightmost) - face is missing. Legs covered by blanket. Very thin male.

TALK Watson - 1 "anything of significance?"

2 "Observations?" white, 30-40 no recent history of manual labor. Oil painter,

smoked but no nicotine. Pipe?

SHOW Telegram to McCabe

TALK McCabe 1 "victim’s cause of death": point-blank shot in face.

3: "one bullet":

1 "examine the body"

EXAMINE body - rose tattoo on butt

EXAMINE body - face gone

SMELL body - just water and cordite

TALK McCabe 4 "tattoo": Tudor rose, emblem of England.

1 "victim’s effects": no shoes and empty pockets

OPEN cabinet

PICK UP hat on bottom

LOOK at hat in inventory - made in South Africa

TALK Watson - 2 "two bullets": killer wished to punish as he killed.

3 "hat": hat belongs to the murderer

2 "unique design"



Cleopatra’s Needle

Constable Roach is here

LOOK Roach - dimwit

TALK Roach 1 "survey the scene"

SHOW telegram to Roach

TALK Roach 2 "I will examine"

LOOK stairs

EXAMINE stairs: spattering on stairs and wall

LOOK stain - blood

LOOK gaff hook

TALK Roach 1 "Lestrade would be stupefied": better light would be better. Roach goes on tea break soon

1 "the crime": wherryman fished it out

1 "the wherryman?": Jesse Needhem ---- get new map icon

TALK Watson 5 "Goethe" more light!

LIGHT stairs with bulls-eyes - later, when Roach is gone


Needham’s Abode

LOOK Needham - eyes stop near bed

LOOK shoes on floor in front of fireplace - black leather, out of place here

TALK Needham 1 "the corpse": face down in water, after hearing shots

2 "took the corpse’s shoes": what else did you take, I wonder

1 "army service":

2 "you witnessed a crime":

2 "no personal effects": Go ahead and search

OPEN Sea Chest

RUMMAGE sea chest - find wet blue cravat (tie)

EXAMINE tie - Cambridge University, Maudlin College crest

TALK Needham 2 "tie belongs to the victim":

2 "lose your family":

TALK Watson 2 "hidey hole": he wouldn’t leave anything here

TALK Needham 2 "You are a thief": He puts a watch on the mantle

LOOK watch and chain - a watch fob is missing at end of chain

GIVE watch to Needham

TALK Needham 2 "return with us to the Embankment":

Cleopatra’s Needle

Constable Roach is now gone

TALK Needham 1 "witnessed a murder": flashback of murder, killer named Vincent

German kicks gun into water.

1 "argument":

1 "about the men": third man had big hat and cape, yellow beard. mark on face

1 "find the object":

1 "be specific":

USE gaff hook - Holmes puts object on stairs

LOOK pistol

POCKET pistol - you get pistol Needham is dismissed


LIGHT bulls-eye with stairs - shiny disk and button exposed

EXAMINE shiny disk - you get watch fob with illegible writing.

EXAMINE button - get button "might mean something to Stitch Rumsey" ---- get new map icon

PICK UP bulls-eye


TALK Watson 3 "writing on fob"


This location is done!



221B Baker St.

TALK Rigby 1 "early bird"

1 "kindness to Wiggins"


Since Wiggins isn’t here, OPEN door and go inside


221B Inside

ANALYSE watch fob on Lab Table

gold is old - use acid

use Nitric acid on beaker

use fob with beaker

use hydrochloric acid with beaker

use tweezers with beaker

use magnifying glass with white dish - Commemorate your majority 23.6.76

You now have map icon for Cambridge



221B Baker St.

TALK to Wiggins 1 "your lads available": not now

TALK Rigby 1 "dubious goings on": this triggers man buying paper

PURCHASE paper ---- new icon for Daily Telegraph and name "Freeman", ex-government



Rumsey’s Haberdashery

LOOK Ethelbert Rumsey - ex-counterfeiter

TALK Stitch 1 "spare me a moment"

LOOK woman - horrid clothes.

LOOK counter

LOOK needle - sharp, but broken awl

TALK Watson 1 "racket":

2 "I’ll grow grey"

TALK woman 1 "brief word"

TALK Watson 2 "strategy": woman with immense sense of propriety

TALK woman 2 "fabric of your frock": she leaves

TALK Rumsey 1 "I’m sorry"

2 "move to Jermyn"

1 "needle"

PICK UP needle

SHOW hat to Rumsey - Big, younger man. Style and quality. Imported from Amsterdam

SHOW button to Rumsey - tortoise shell, Dutch (so probably from killer)



(Train to) Cambridge

Fleming - porter at Maudlin, likes to drink

LOOK photographs (any of them)

LOOK cabinet

INSPECT cabinet

LOOK cricket equipment

LOOK book under Fleming - Britannica

LOOK Fleming

ROUSE Fleming

LOOK cup

SMELL cup - ale

LOOK books in case

EXAMINE books - portraits of Maudlin’s classes

TALK Watson 1 "hair from the dog" - Watson goes after ale. Step by cup and he should return

ROUSE Fleming - he wakens

TALK Fleming 2 "oblige us":

1 "my recollection":

2 "excavate" tattoo is badge of Tudor Rose, a drinking club

3 "drew its membership": recognize most of Maudlin men

4 "my corpse was a Maudlin man": if after 1860, might be in album

combined with date on fob, Fleming mentions Lawton and Pratt

TALK Watson 2 "Our corpse is ex-Thomas Pratt": Cambridge can reveal no more. On to Pratt’s


This location is done!


Thomas Pratt Loft

TALK Mrs Mason 3 "Mr Pratt has been murdered"

1 "look at Mr. Pratt’s effects": No

2 "Mr Pratt’s haunts": just painting

2 "weekly ablutions": Neville’s ---- new map icon

3 "Cambridge"

3 "special friends" - Mr SpaceMaker, pretty as any girl

3 "likeness"

2 "identify Pratt"

TALK Watson 3 "Material methods: no personal items here. More possibly in bedroom

5 "Neville’s Bath. Mrs Mason is a prig

TALK Watson 5 " occupy" - Appeals to vanity may work

TALK Mason 2 "lose your husband":

2 "he though highly of you":

3 "like to freshen up" Mrs Mason rushes off

SEARCH dustpin by table - paint stuff

SMELL hat pin - opium residue

TAKE hat pin

ENTER archway


Pratt’s Bedroom

SIFT Fireplace - red cloth exposed

PICK UP red cloth

TOUCH fireplace - last fire was exclusively paper

EXAMINE bookcase - erotica

OPEN Coal box between books and fireplace - many small boxes here

EXAMINE small boxes - matchboxes

PICK UP small box from The Weary Punt ------ new map icon

LOOK photograph on desk - "-ove Studios"

PICK UP photograph

EXAMINE papers on left side of desk - bills, including Nevilles. And a note from A. Ratchett (char lady)

PICK UP papers - you won’t but Holmes points out the Neville’s bill and Ratchet letter are relevant

RUMMAGE in wicker basket by doorway - wrapping paper and crimson sealing wax.

PICK UP sealing wax

SMELL reddish hookah by statues - opium - tube recently reamed

CLEAN hookah with hat pin

TALK Watson 2 "know this odor": Opium

2 "remnant of red cloth": Government ribbon that goes on official documents. Pratt

had formula

2 "Wax sealed Dewar’s document": Where’s other half of seal?

3 "suggestive": Want to know why stolen, and who killed Pratt

2 "photo of": In German, Spassmacher means The Joker


This location is done!


Neville’s Bath

LOOK counter

SMELL counter - mildew. Authorities would see it as less than hygienic

LOOK Hookah

SMELL Hookah - cheap tobacco

MOVE pillow on right - muck

TALK Watson 1 "habitus": young clerks from WhiteHall

2 "wasting away":

LOOK attendant - he protects the clientele

TALK attendant 1 "Thomas Pratt": attendant is Adrian Russell

2 "amenities":

2 "become members" can inspect, but don’t annoy guests

TALK Watson 4 "visit the baths": hygiene is the key

EXAMINE right radiator - mold

TALK Russell 4 "now ready to inspect the baths":



LOOK boiler

LOOK valve on railing in front of boiler -adjusts temperature

TALK Russell 1 "know nothing of Pratt": Eldridge Whitney use the premises?

MOVE towel - Mr Whitney

LOOK Whitney - fattish young man, sweating

TALK Whitney 1 "meeting"

1 " formula missing":

1 "gather information"

EMPLOY squeegee at bottom of sweat box to lock Whitney in

TALK Whitney 2 "share your observations"

TURN valve

TALK Whitney 2 "not trifle with me": No part in initial disappearance

Question char, Mrs Ratchett - she’s an internationalist

1 Where might I find Mrs Ratchett - in East End. Ask Sir Avery. Reads all the time

1 "last see Thomas Pratt": usually only at Neville’s

1 "found dead": indulged in drugs.

1 "connection":

2 "difficult nor painful":

3 "Lied to"

TURN valve



Lord Lawton Antechamber

TALK Jenkins 1 "I need to speak"

2 " tragic news" - Jenkins knew Pratt. Often at Lawton’s in the old days

Try to exit to Jenkins to come back


Lawton’s Billiard Room

TALK Lawton 2 "Sorry to inform"

2 "Sir Avery Fanshawe?" -------new map icon

Bledsoe at Grey’s In

Whitney visits bath, which we already knew

3 "connection"

3 "terminated" GO to Ministry yourself --------- new map icon

Silverbridge initiated call for termination


Lord Lawton Antechamber

TALK to Jenkins 2 "let me look about" Lord out with Lady Cordelia later. But you must win at billiards

mentions "academy"

3 "music aficionado"

TALK Watson 2 "stand in my place" Jock Mahoney at St Bernards’s Billiards ----- new map icon



St Bernard’s Billiard Academy

LOOK dartboard

LOOK barman

LOOK at drunk by Holmes -- bartender won’t answer questions if don’t

TALK barman 1 "Attractive redecoration"

2 "Large brandy" ----- bartender won’t answer questions if don’t


LOOK Jock - wedding ring missing

TALK Jock 1 "hello"

1 "marital affairs"

TALK Jock 1 "cock of the walk"

1 "prefer billiards or "


TALK barman 3 "foul mood" I only deal in drinks and darts

4 "Metropolitan police" - wife left him to go to America

4 "Need Mahoney’s help": only likes competition
4 "have darts" you get darts placed on end of counter


TALK Jock - 1 "I’m sorry"

1 "stout"

1 "game of darts" This will trigger an arcade sequence when you talk to Jock again



The longer you play, the poorer Jock plays


TALK Jock 1 "Care for another match"

2 "Alfred Jenkins" - you learn Diamond System

2 "special tips": Alfie will talk for anyone teaching him this system


This location is done!


Lord Lawton Antechamber

TALK Jenkins 1 "ready for our chat"



Lawton’s Billiard Room

TALK Jenkins 1 "house furnishings": present Lord has impoverished us

4 "personal touch": Lawton has sold off most of the family heirlooms

2 "Lawton’s grandfather":

2 "get started"

3 "possess something you want" You teach him the Diamond System



Lord Lawton Antechamber

TALK Jenkins 4 "false or evasive": trying to avoid bankruptcy, he’s engaged to bluenose prig

3 "key to album"


UNLOCK album with needle

BROWSE album - photo on last page has been removed. Many photos of young women w/Lawton

TALK Jenkins 3 "photos"

3 "inside the back cover" handsome female. Seen her somewhere before.. newspaper?


STUDY music - Pagannini Etude

PLAY piano - out of tune

TALK Jenkins 3 "piano last tuned" - i.e. the "tuner" stole the picture….and the ring?

4 "accompanies Lord Lawton": Lady Cordelia Lockridge

3 "what is Lady Lockridge": His fiancee - new map icon

3 "Pagannini is formidable"



Lady Lockridge’s Townhouse (scrolls to right)

if you walk to the right, far enough, she stops

LOOK violin

LOOK Lady - highborn snob

TALK Lady 1 "practice"

2 "decorator"

1 "Felicitations":

1 "superb instrument" - she considers herself a Master of music

LOOK music - annotated Etude

LOOK piano - has pictures on it -- you must do this to get sheet music later

LOOK photographs - one is with Lord Lawton

LOOK engagement photo - looking past each other and Lawton smirking

EXAMINE photo - frame obscures photographer’s name

TALK Lady 1 "rare" - having trouble with Etude

1 "photograph" You saw it in Lawton’s music room (!?!)

ACCOMPANY Lady on piano

TALK Lady 1 "My hat!"

PICK UP sheet music


221B Baker St.

TALK Wiggins 2 "up to?"

3 "mission" Wiggens goes off

OPEN door and go inside


221B Inside (scrolls to right)

walk over to far right, so door is visible


Holmes’ Bedroom

LOOK wax cylinder #3 by gramophone - Pagannini’s Etude

PLAY cylinder #3

CRANK gramophone

PRACTICE violin on bed - Holmes will look at Cordelia’s score and realize problem


Lady Lockridge’s Townhouse

TALK Lady 1 "Pagannini went wrong"

PLAY violin

TALK Lady 1 "Lawton has been reluctant": Lady keeps him on short leash

1 "Jenkins"

EXAMINE engagement photo - Hargrove Studios ------- new map icon


This location is done!


Daily Telegraph

STUDY small posters to left of window

LOOK small posters -or won’t get "character portraits" question

EXAMINE portrait gallery on right of window

LOOK portrait gallery -or won’t get "character portraits" question

LOOK Freeman

TALK Freeman 1 "Hello, Charles"

2 "identify a man"

2 "associates you trust" - when you discover identity, I’ll introduce you

3 "terrorists"

3 "thoughts" - mug shot

1 "character portraits"

1 "small portrait" - done by Nigel Hemmings

1 "posters" - can draw faces from descriptions

1 "young Hemmings address" --- new map icon




Hemming’s Digs

LOOK Nigel

TALK Nigel 1 "make mug shot" - need witness, not description, to make picture



Needham’s Abode

TALK Needham 2 "need your help" He goes to Hemming’s with you



Hemming’s Digs

TALK Hemming 1 "Mr Needham"

TALK Needham 2 "please describe"


In about 20 seconds, Hemming will show you a sketch


TALK Hemming 2 "powers of observation" you get mug shot

1 "rare talent"

LOOK celluloid on left

LOOK sink

SMELL sink

TASTE sink - sodium sulphate

TALK Hemming 2 "mix own chemicals"

LOOK pictures over bed - Hemming shaking hands with Prince Albert

TALK Hemming 2 "explain photo"

1 "composite photographs"

TALK Needham 2 "quite well"


This location is done!


Daily Telegraph

TALK Freedman 2 "Your advice"

SHOW mugshot to Freedman - Colonel Erick Moellendorf, Prussian spy

FairFax Carter, Home Office attach comes in

TALK Carter 1 "heard your name"

1 "Colonel Moellendorf" working for Bismark, not the Kaiser

1 "motives" enhancing Bismark’s career

1 "gain access to Kaiser" will arrange interview, since Kaiser is in London

2 "kind of man"


This location is done!


221B Baker St.

TALK Wiggins 3 "seen the man"

4 "could this be the man"



Ministry of Defense

LOOK windows

OPEN windows

LOOK shelves

EXAMINE shelves

CLIMB shelves - no entryway here

TALK clerk 1 "Mr Whitney" - probably still in bath


Sir Avery Fanshawe’s

LOOK Lady Fanshawe

TALK Lady 1 "Sir Avery" He’s around, with Hodgkins

1 "painted statuary"

TALK Watson 1 "Serrated Scalpel"

2 "Pettigrew"

TALK Lady 2 "Pettigrew"

TALK Watson 3 "sense" Her flightiness suggests a means of attack

TALK Lady 2 "delivery arrangements"


LOOK Pettigrew

TALK Pettigrew 1 "remember"

2 "away from Ministry" - Sir Avery at St. James Park ------ new map icon

3 "out alone" Hodgkins body servant, Crimean soldier. Still wears

campaign badges and hat - thinks a lot of them


OPEN door


This location is done!


St James Park

LOOK Wilbur Heywood (aka Birdy) - sells birdseed and plays organ

LOOK Fred - macaque monkey, very sticky-fingered

TALK Birdy 1 "hello"

2 "Sir Avery" - now have access to Park Lake, on right side of screen

his birdseed mixture is too rich to attract birds

BUY birdseed on table


Park Lake

LOOK Hodgkins

TALK Hodgkins - 1 "word with Sir Avery"

1 "dedication"

TALK Watson 2 "As advertised" capture Sir Avery’s attention another way

FEED bird seed to birds - all Sir Avery’s birds come over. He gets mad

TALK Watson 2 "wherewithal" assistance from more nimble fingers



St James Park

TALK Birdy 2 "take instruction" - Fred instructed to take Hodgkin’s Crimean campaign hat



Park Lake

TALK Avery 1 "my name is Holmes" What are you feeding those birds?

GIVE bird seed to Sir Avery

TALK Avery 2 "termination"

2 "initiated the demand" Silverbridge…or Lawton

1 "Mycroft was injured"

2 "Thomas Pratt"

2 "Mrs Ratchett" Use my name ------- new map icon

TALK Watson 1 "don’t believe Fanshawe is involved"


Although St. James Park still must be returned to, Park Lake is now done!



TALK Wiggins 4 "our friend" I know someone who knows more about him



Silverbridge Residence

TALK Butler 3 "immediately"


Silverbridge Study

LOOK Silverbridge

TALK butler - 1 "very ill"

TALK Silverbridge 1 "look well" When asked for assistance, he says no and faints

TALK Watson 1 "diagnosis"

LOOK white jar - ammonia

OPEN white jar - smelling salts

USE jar on Silverbridge to rouse him

TALK Silverbridge 1 "know Pratt"

1 "move to terminate" - you were coerced, were you not?

TALK butler 2 "child"

LOOK portrait of boy and photographs on mantle

TALK Silverbridge 1 "your son" He’s now at school, in Windsor

Silverbridge faints when Holmes says he’ll meet son

TALK butler 1 "Virgil Silverbridge" brought home pink letter.

LOOK table figures scratched on them

EXAMINE inscription on table - a rubbing might help

EXAMINE pencil on white paper by drum

PICK UP pencil (and paper)

RUB pencil on inscription - pencil inventory item changed to chess move

LOOK chessboard on end of desk

USE chess move on chessboard - a secret panel unlocks below chessboard

OPEN panel

READ letter - kidnapping. From Windsor. From woman.

USE jar to rouse Silverbridge

TALK Silverbridge 2 "note is genuine"

2 "spare a picture" Take one, and something uniquely his

TAKE photograph on mantle

OPEN door - we should get acquainted with a hound -- new map icon for Animal Emporium


Silverbridge Residence

TALK butler 2 "careless" fond of peppermint

LOOK white bowl on table

TASTE bowl - peppermint

PICK UP bowl - get peppermints

PICK UP blankie by couch


This location is done!


Old Sherman’s Animal Emporium

LOOK Sherman - or can’t ask the second question

TALK Sherman 1 "find you well"

1 "must we guess" Toby isn’t here

1 "cuppa"

1 "We have need" He’s in St James Park



St James Park

Toby is here, with a child


LOOK child

TALK child 1 "pet"

PET Toby

1 "His name is Toby" Child has adopted Toby, altho relatives don’t want it

TALK Birdy 2 "little fellow" Father in India. He’s lonely

TALK Watson 2 "taken with Toby" lonesome



Old Sherman’s Animal Emporium

TALK Sherman 1 "caring for Toby" Would give you mongoose, but can’t find it

TAKE biscuit on white sheet on table

LOOK birdhouse/clock

EXAMINE birdhouse - the mongoose is inside

USE biscuit with birdhouse - get mongoose

TALK Sherman 1 "The lost have been found" - OK, you can use him


This location is done!


St James Park

TALK boy 2 "Listen lad"

3 "new companion" boy gets mongoose

SHOW blankie to Toby


This location is done!



Castle Street (screen scrolls to right)

SHOW blankie to Toby - he goes to sweets shop

TALK washer 1 "Marrowbone"

2 "peppermints" lady bought 2 pounds, lives to right

LOOK at Castle Stationary - papermark was from this shop

QUERY AT (door of) Stationary - woman comes to door

LOOK stationer

TALK stationer 1 "apologize"

SHOW ransom note to stationer - very popular type

TALK stationer 2 "smell the letter" paper’s scent overwhelmed by common perfume

USE ransom note with Toby - he goes to …..


66 Deveraux Place Ext

PEER in window - can see boy

LOOK door lock - Yale

EXAMINE mail slot just above right handrail

USE hatpin with key in mailslot - you get key

USE key on door lock


66 Inside

Red Millie races out, but killed by lorry. Watson takes Virgil to Jonas


66 Deveraux Place Ext

LOOK dead woman -

EXAMINE dead woman - one finger indicates sticky black residue

EXAMINE glittering gold ring at center bottom of screen - diamond ring w/ black adhesive

PICK UP ring - this ties her to Lawton ring robbery ????

OPEN door


66 Inside

OPEN Reticule by door

PICKUP envelope that falls out of purse

LOOK envelope - kill boy and bring ring, but don’t wear it.

LOOK ring - diamond

SMELL handkerchief on table - ether


This location is done!


221 B

TALK Wiggins 2 "are you free"


221B Inside

Now that Wiggins and Virgil are together, there’s a knock at the door

Kaiser invitation - --new map icon

TALK Watson 5 "Farthington knows….Bledsoe" --- new map icon for Farthington

ANALYZE ring at lab table

Make jewelers rouge - in this case, royal water

Use hydrochloric acid

Use ring

Use tweezers

Use magnifying glass - Burlington Jewelers -- new map icon


Kensington Palace

LOOK photographs - a photo Holmes and Hemming have seen before

must look at photos to get second question to Kaiser

LOOK bookcase on right edge

LOOK bust on right - Frederick the Great

TALK Watson - 1 "Old Fritz" this triggers the Kaiser coming in

LOOK Kaiser

TALK Kaiser 1 "thank you"

3 "The late prince"

1 "perceive"

2 "mission is difficult"

SHOW mug shot to Kaiser

Only common connection is Von Zepplin. Enormous appetite. Adores Wagner

2 "contrary"

2 "take our leave" Extreme violent. Mention Baron Busolt-Swoboda



TALK Wiggins 4 "information"


Burlington Jewelry

LOOK Ring Case

EXAMINE ring case - see duplicate of one from dead woman

LOOK register on case - names and sales

LOOK strong room door

EXAMINE strong room door

TALK Clerk 1 "Handsome shop"

1 "sales records" - can’t see records without bribe - Holmes won’t pay

1 "crystalline gems"

SHOW ring to clerk

COMPARE ring case --- must do this to get next dialog line

TALK Clerk 2 "see more"

clerk goes into back room - CLOSE the strong room door to lock him in

PERUSE register - ring sold to Lord Lawton

OPEN door


This location is done!


221 B

Virgil is here without Wiggins, and crying

TALK Virgil 1 "where is Wiggins" - He left me

GIVE lozenges (of peppermint) to Virgil

TALK Jonas 2 "heard from Wiggins" - needs inducement to talk

TALK Virgil 2 "Now, my boy" - Wiggins left me at Victoria Station

GIVE lozenges (of peppermint) to Virgil

TALK Virgil 2 "drove a hard bargain" - went to Croydon --- new map icon to Aerodome

TALK Watson 3 "Dub me incompetent"


Croyden Aerodrome

Colonel is here - Watson shoots him as he tries to escape

LOOK Colonel

TALK Colonel 1 "Thomas Pratt"

1 "possess a copy of"


BRANDISH sword - decidedly unbalanced

BREAK DOWN sword - photocopy of formula

EXTRACT spike from ground by Holmes


TALK Colonel 1 "chancellor will be censured" - Colonel takes poison

As he dies, smoke starts coming up from shed on right

SEARCH Colonel and balloon basket




Wiggin’s scarf on box nearby


USE spike to open lock and rescue Wiggins


This location is done!


Kensington Palace

TALK Kaiser 2 "I bring news"


This location is done!



221B Inside

After Colonel is killed, you get a knock at the door

Dewer’s sent a note - might have a name

ANALYZE formula photo at lab table

Use scissors on photo

Use Ammonium Hydroxide in beaker

Use photo piece on beaker

Use chloroform on beaker

Use glass rod on beaker - it’s a bromide fixative



TALK Watson 6 "entwine around photography"



Dewar’s Lab

TALK Dewar 2 "analysis of clock’ - talk to David Lloyd-Jones new map icon



Lloyd-Jones Bungalow

LOOK David

LOOK sister - assistant housekeeper

LOOK books on left - engineering and political

LOOK piano - brand new

LOOK pedals of piano

TALK sister 1 "charming"

TALK David 1 "sorry" - sister leaves

3 "when did you acquire the piano" - present for sister

3 "may I play something for you?" No!

1 "answer questions" - sister returns

2 "Dewar"

TALK sister 1 "no visitors"


You need to come back later, when sister isn’t there


NOTE: In fact, coming back is not relevant to finishing the game. Writing this walkthru I was

not able to get the sister to go to work in fact. Possibly since I came here much later in the

walkthru run?


In any case, I finished without the 2nd meeting. But, in case you do manage to come back and she’s

gone, here’s the scenario:


WAKE David

TALK 1 "explosives"

1 "cares for you"

2 "monarchy"

4 "health"

PLAY pedals of piano

OPEN player piano - cigar box and money

LOOK bank notes - 100 pounds

REMOVE cigar box

EXAMINE the cigar box on the couch - something familiar about money - counterfeit

CONFISCATE banknotes

TALK David 3 "money"

3 "ruin you"

3 "recipe for bomb" Vincent - young, accent, sweet/sour smell, earthy

3 "Vincent" showed me formula

2 "bombing"

2 "expert"


It does fill in a few gaps that would appear later on if you can do this. And, if you come back

later, you’ll find out that David has died. You can take the counterfeit money to Stitch Rumsey,

and learn a bit of history about him.


This location is done!


Spitafield’s (scrolls to right)

ENTER phrenologist’s, at corner where kids are



LOOK Dr. Tottman

TALK Dr - "Ratchett"

TALK Watson 2 "road is filled with obstacles" a woman named Rose shows up


TALK Rose 1 "It’s Rose Hinchem"

1 "Ratchett family" - poor don’t give anything away to affluent. Try grocers



Go right, to GreenGrocer’s (note - you won’t get anywhere without going to phrenologist’s first)

LOOK thug at door - if don’t, can’t ask Watson to watch your back

LOOK Shelves behind grocer

LOOK shelves on left

LOOK bread in basket by right shelves

LOOK counter

LOOK copybook on counter - customer ledger

LOOK grocer

TALK grocer 2 "Mrs Ratchett lives hereabouts" - won’t get this unless gone to phrenologist’s

2 "What have the police done" - you’re not one of us

OPEN copybook - grocer stops you

TALK Watson 3 "the proprietor knows her"

4 "occupy the proprietor’s attention" He’s only interested in commercial endeavors


TALK grocer 4 "some marmalade from the top shelf"

READ copybook while grocer’s back is turned - oddly, Agnes is deeply indebted to grocer

You get a jar of marmalade - it’s not useful

TALK grocer 5 "I know Mrs Ratchett"

TALK Watson 4 "resourceful chameleon" - Wiggins is always eager for work




TALK to Wiggins 3 "find a Mrs Ratchett"


Go out and come back and Wiggins is back

TALK to Wiggins 3 "What news of Mrs. Ratchett" - she lives over grocer’s shop. Be incognito


Holmes’ Bedroom

OPEN Wardrobe

CHANGE laborer’s costume



TALK grocer 1 "Hello, comrade"

ENTER doorway on right


Ratchett Abode

LOOK Agnes Ratchet

LOOK Mr Ratchett

LOOK Painting on right wall

LOOK bust - Karl Marx

LOOK pictures - two boys, one that looks like grocer

TALK Agnes 1 "My brother has been incapacitated"

SHOW snuffbox to Agnes - maybe that’s proof you are who you say you are

TALK Agnes 1 "When did you last clean

REVEAL Mycroft’s ring to Agnes - OK, you are who you say you are

TALK Agnes 1 "send out Mr Ratchett" - needs stimulant

LOOK at coffee pot

TALK Agnes 2 "coffee or strong tea"



TALK grocer 4 "saw some ersatz coffee"



Ratchett Abode

LOOK kindling sticking out by corner of bed

TALK Agnes 1 "In lieu of conversation" -- must do this before you can make coffee

USE kindling

FILL coffee pot with coffee

EXAMINE workbox on table

DUMP workbox - part of a wax seal drops out

LOOK wax seal on table

COMPARE sealing wax in inventory with wax seal on desk -Match. You get wax seal

USE coffee pot

TALK Agnes 1 "difficult to find"

2 "this wax is part of the seal" - found formula behind clerk’s desk and returned it

2 "Tell me what you know"

5 "How did you return" - resealed it and left it amidst clerk’s desk

odd brown stain on document

4 "Whitney"

2 "Pratt spend his leisure"

1 "Share any suspicions"


This location is done!


221B Inside

TALK Watson 6 "Whitney has not revealed all" - formula is back at Ministry




TALK Whitney 1 "completely forthcoming"

1 "what is the connection" - he’ll head back to the Ministry now


This location is done!


Ministry (room scrolls to left)

Whitney is now at desk

LOOK document on desk

EXAMINE document on desk - labeled with V (roman 5) and stained

If you don’t Examine it, the dialog numbers change

TALK Whitney 1 "condition of Dewar document"

2 "last see Thomas Pratt" - saw him in company of young man

2 "Pratt’s circle of friends" Lawton and Ratchett

1 "examine Dewar’s formula"

Walk to left and Whitney stops you

TALK Watson 2 "lesson in humility"

SHOW summons (from Mycroft) to Whitney

TALK Whitney 2 "see a connection"

1 "May I examine the premises"


Walk to far left

TIDY waste paper around dustbin

IGNITE dustbin


Now that Whitney’s not at desk, Holmes takes the document


This location is done!



221B Inside

EXAMINE formula at lab table

TASTE document - alkaline salt

SMELL document - photographer fixative

ANALYZE - use sulphate solution

Use scissors with formula to make piece

Use ferric sulphate with beaker

Use distilled water with beaker

Use piece with beaker - solution turns yellow

Possibly potassium cyanide

Use iron nitrate - turns blue

Well, we knew it had been photocopied (this isn’t done in the "proper" order)


Lord Lawton Antechamber

Lawton playing piano

TALK Lawton 1 "Where is the ring"

2 "engagement portrait"

3 "picture missing"

2 "Let me help" - He’s protecting an innocent’s reputation

He’s been threatened with something




LOOK Lawyer

TALK Lawyer 1 "clerk"

2 "Bledsoe"

2 "tell me about him" He’s a milquetoast

3 "rummage through the bowels"

2 "more than casual acquaintance

TALK Watson 3 "description of Bledsoe"

3 "waste precious time" - confide in Farthington

TALK Lawyer 2 "settle for the reason"

PERUSE calendar on desk - meeting with P.B - must do this to get next line

TALK Lawyer 2 "beg you to arrange"


221B Inside

knock at door - Bledsoe will meet at Farthington’s



LOOK Bledsoe

TALK Bledsoe 1 "Thank you"

1 "last saw"

1 "Pratt was found murdered"

2 "my brother has been hospitalized"

2 "why did you vote" Bledsoe’s a schmoe. Termination idea either Lawton’s

or Silverbridge’s

1 "It’s awkward to find you"


This location is done!


The Weary Punt

LOOK curtain - burning opium behind there

LOOK barman

LOOK bar - books of matches

TALK barman 1 "purchase a book of matches" - only for customers in back. Only seamen

1 "Thomas Pratt"

LOOK parrot

TALK WATSON 4 "The macaw"



Lord Lawton Antechamber

TALK Jenkins 4 "Where is the engagement" - stolen (by piano tuner, most likely)

1 "run off"


This location is done!



Hargrove Studios


Holmes gets business card

LOOK business card - phone number listed

LOOK portraits

LOOK camera

LOOK Hargrove

SHOW photograph from Pratt’s room to Hargrove - Lt Basingstoke, died in Suez

made 10 copies

TALK Hargrove 1 "my name is Holmes"

2 "did Basinstoke reveal"

2 "I saw the portrait" - he uses bromides

4 "Most studios now use " - cyanide can be used as a fixative

2 "duplicate negatives"

3 "I believe I’ve happened upon" - let’s go in back

DRAW curtain


Hargrove’s Back Room

LOOK chemicals

TALK Hargrove 1 "distinct fixing" - may have been compelled

1 "Who hired you" - a lout named Scarrett, fond of opium

1 "Of all the photographers"

1 "I wonder " - what about duplicate negatives?

MOVE camera


MOVE rug

LOOK cabinet - wall safe

OPEN safe - locked

TALK Hargrove 2 "contents of this cabinet" - so rattled, he can’t remember

TALK Watson 2 "It’s likely he recorded the combination"

USE bus. Card on cabinet (phone number is combination)

PERUSE cabinet - picture of ? "informally" posed, and Lord Lawton with same woman - composite

LOOK folder


TALK Hargrove 1 "Whose telephone number"

USE folder with telephone --- get new icon for Mystery Imports

CALL telephone - there’s someone at Mystery Imports now

EXIT portal


This location is done!


Mystery Import/Export

RIP calendar on post

LOOK left door

LISTEN at door - hear snoring

OPEN door - locked - must do this to get lock identified

EXAMINE lock - key is on other side

SLIDE calendar under door

USE needle with lock

RETRIEVE calendar and you get brass key

UNLOCK lock with brass key


Import Back Room

Curiously, in my initial run of the game, the Major (excuse me - Managing Director - actually

dropped the trident in. In later runthroughs, he didn’t - perhaps the game keeps track of how much

help you need and does extra "looky here!" animations)


This is Major Misteray - despite his protestations

LOOK Major

TALK Major 1 "I am" claims to be Mr Story

1 "Your insidious scheme"

OPEN center "secure" desk drawer - keyhole has 3 equidistant tiny holes in it

LOOK aquarium - indication of something taken out - trident in there

LOOK trident

LOOK portrait

TALK Major 4 "What are those fish" piranha

2 "Where is the key"

5 "How long has the aquarium been here"

4 "not slovenly"

3 "Hargrove"


LOOK books - mathematics

SHOW formula to Major

SHOW mug shot to Major

TALK Major 3 "died in his uniform"

2 "simply a matter of money"

4 "no knowledge"


TALK Major

BREAK aquarium -- must to this to get next option

SHOOT pistol at aquarium

PICK UP whitish trident on floor

UNLOCK secure drawer with trident - negative of formula, German marks, English five pound notes

PICK UP German currency

PICK UP negative

LOOK new fivers - all printed 1874…..look familiar….Stitch Rumsey’s work

TALK Major 2 "Where is composite" Vincent’s at "Weary Punt" indulges in nasty habit

TALK Watson 2 "opium eaters"

2 "You stay here"


You now have only a few options on the map. However, recall that the Weary Punt is for sailors, so Holmes’ day-laborour costume won’t work there. You need another costume - and if you didn’t find

David Lloyd-Jones’ stash, then you have two reasons to go to


This location is done!


Rumsey’s Haberdashery

TALK Stitch - 2 "need nautical" - if this isn’t available, look at the blue jacket in the mannequin.

2 "any advice"

EXIT and you go right to ….


Weary Punt

SHOW matches to barman "you’re moving in the right direction"

TALK barman 1 "gimmie a place in the back" No credit

GIVE money to barman "you’re part way there"

TALK barman 1 "lucre" "tell me what I want to hear"

3 "I think I remember the words"


Now, enter the password mentioned for this place in the little grey book that comes with the game


ENTER beaded curtain



Punt Back Room

LOOK Scarrett and the ending begins



The only thing I never figured out was how Holmes knew there was a composite involving one of the royal family - or, more to the point a female member. I suspected a compromising picture was missing from Lawton’s album, but had assumed it was something that would make Lady Cordelia break off the engagement. Yet, when Holmes confronts Major Mysteray he refers to the picture explicitly.


Overall, though - what fun!



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