"A family heirloom was stolen. My client did not care who the burglar was, he just wanted his treasure back. I wanted money. A clean deal."
Detective: I assume you have a similar issue at hand?
Humphrey McGuffin: Indeed. Something was stolen from me. A precious statuette. I want to get it back. Discreetly.
Detective: And the thief?
Humphrey McGuffin: I don't really care about him or her. I care only about the missing object.
Detective: That shouldn't be too hard. Consider it done.
Detective: I should check every lead there is. The crime scene, who could've stolen it, where could it be now. And I have a hunch that the thief might hire someone to get in my way and hinder my investigation.
- 3 photos
- Thief: 5 lockpicks
- 4 maps
- 3 photoshop
- 1 police badge
- 4 fingerprints
Detective: From the looks of ot, the theft was commissioned by someone. Something is off about the case, and I feel my client is feeding me half-truths.
Suspect identification: The Cheaper the Crook, the Gaudier the PatterEdit
Detective: There aren't many burglars in the city willing to do that kind of commissioned work, and all of them would probably request to be paid a lot for it. Maybe I can find the culprit this way.
Solution: Joe Cairo
City search: Everybody has Something to ConcealEdit
Cairo's hiding place is:
- not more than 2 from a hospital
- more than 1 from clubs
- not on railways
- not more than 3 from a hotel
Detective: The old La Paloma factory. Close to the docks. A perfect place to hide a small statue.
Crime scene search: A Reasonable Amount of TroubleEdit
When you find the solution:
Detective: Ah, here it is. It's heavy. I wonder what stuff it's made of?
Detective: I need to take it and leave, fast. The thief and his client are in for a nasty surprise.
Detective: Your statuette, just as promised.
Humphrey McGuffin: And here's your payment. Might I ask about the thief?
Detective: The person who ordered the theft will probably feel cheated over the deal. The thief is in for some serious trouble.
Humphrey McGuffin: Splendid. I insist that this case will remain secret. We'll probably never meet again, I'm off to Istanbul now. The best goodbyes are short. Adieu.