Detective Grimoire

Detective Grimoire

Secret of the Swamp

Year:  2014

Genre:  Mystery

Links:  Moby Games, Adventure Gamers, Steam


Chapter 1: A Swamp Full of Secrets

Talk to Officer James, then head forward along the deck to the swamp entrance. Talk to the little girl here to receive a map. Examine the cardboard cutout and statue, then walk forward to the gate. Unlock the gate, then come up with this conclusion: the swamp is far too remote for the tourist attraction to make any money. Look at the hollow in the tree and the base of the tree, then head left.

Look at the flower petals on the path here, then continue forward to reach a clearing. Look at the narrow path on the left, then walk along it to find Remington's office. Look at the swamp on the left and click on the number 3 to get the lockpick. Next look at the reeds and move them aside to find a green flipper. Examine the footprints on the ground and the red curtain in the window, then look at the chalk outline on the planks. Try to head inside, then go back to the clearing.

Talk to Burle about his job and what happened last night. Next talk to Van de Peer, then come up with this conclusion: Vincent Van de Peer only recently got permission from Richard Remington to film here in the swamp. Talk to Van de Peer about his job and what happened last night, then come to another conclusion: Vincent Van De Peer tole me that Bobby Burle was nowhere to be found last night. Next select Van de Peer's challenge topic and say that "Remington has denied you the filming permission in the past". Drag money on to your notepad. Now present him with a clue, and select the film footage; you will get a chance to review the film footage.

Talk to Burle again, and this time select the challenge topic. Say "You left it with Van de Peer, and he used it instead", then follow it with "Van de Peer said you had a hobby on the side". You will end up seeing a photograph and getting it as a new clue. Leave the clearing and return back to the protest area.

Talk to Echo about his job and what happened last night. Look at the tent behind him and click on the padlock; you don't have the code yet. Walk back to the crossroads, then right to find the gift shop.

Talk to Sally about her job and what happened last night. Present her with a clue, and select the black and white photo, then show her Echo's profile. Now come up with this conclusion: Echo spends less time holding the protect sign and more time in his tent. Look inside the gift shop, and specifically look at the Boggy plush doll, the Boggy baseball caps, and the large Boggy head. Back out and return to the protest area. Speak to Echo and select the challenge topic - select any of the 4 options, but none are correct yet.

Go to the gift shop again, and continue north to the cafe. Look in the big trash can and move the trash around to find a piece of paper. Back out and come to this conclusion: the costume design I found in the trash can explains what Burle's black and white photo is showing me.

Chapter 2: A Deadly Disguise

Look at the small door near the back of the ship, then the sign to the right of the cafe. Now talk to Harper about his job, then come to this conclusion: Richard Remington left the cafe feeling ill after Harper sold him a Bog-Dog. Keep talking to Harper about what happened last night and about the Boggy costume. Present him with a profile of Echo, then select the challenge topic. Select poison, then mention the lock pick.

Go back to outside Remington's office and head inside (green key at top, blue key at bottom). Look at everything inside, including the wooden cabinet, fireplace poker, animal heads, turned over chair, torn curtain and hunting rifle.

Next look at the desk. Move the papers around so you can see Van de Peer's business card, two letters, and a map on the desk. Now back out and examine the pictures over the fireplace. Solve the jigsaw puzzle, then come to this conclusion: the hunting photo is historical evidence that Richard Remington belonged to a secret society.

Chapter 3: Richard Remington's Real Reasons

Return to the clearing and talk to Van de Peer about the Boggy costume and Richard Remington. Now talk to Burle about the Boggy costume and Richard Remington, then present a clue and select the Bog-Dog.

Head to the gift shop and talk to Sally about the Boggy costume and Richard Remington. Present her with 2 clues: the Boggy hat and the head piece. Go to the cafe and talk to Harper about Richard Remington. Present him with the hunting rifle, hunting photo and fireplace poker. Leave here and go to the left.

Look at the windows, then approach the door of the house. Solve the cog puzzle, then use the handle to get inside. Examine the book on the table, the blanket on the left and the yarn on the high shelf. Now talk to Weybridge about everything. Present her with the hunting photo. Present her with the swamp juice (match it with blueberries and yellow flowers). Repeat this with the fireplace poker and black leggings. Now you can come to this conclusion: the fireplace poker found at the crime-scene and the black leggings are covered in the same "swamp slime".

Return outside to the bridge then go left to the woods. Look in the water on the right and rearrange the objects to create 2 footprints. Also look in the water on the left, then talk to the girl. Follow the path down to find a museum.

Examine the columns of the museum, then the bush just to the left with the blue flowers. Now approach the museum door and solve the lock puzzle to get inside.

Examine the explorer's journal and the podium upon which it rests. Look at the posters on the back wall; on one of them you get a chance to examine the title and copyright date as well (1934). Next look at the small door towards the back of the room. Now examine the shelves on the left, and arrange the sets of hands into matching pairs (you will end up taking a pair of gloves). Talk to Folder about his job and what happened last night. Come to this conclusion: the lock pick I found near Remington's body might belong to Agent Folder. Keep talking about the costume and Remington, then present him with clues: Boggy hat, gloves, flippers and hunting photo. Also present him with the profile of Echo. Now select his challenge topic. Show him the lock pick outside the office, then say "You already admitted to owning a lockpick" followed by "You lost your lockpick in the swamp and had to buy a new one".

Return to the gift shop and talk to Sally, selecting her challenge topic, saying "Your black leggings were part of the murderer's costume", then "They're loose and stretched". Play with the wind-up toy she gives you.

Go to the tree house to talk to Weybridge. Show her the gloves and lockpick and go through the same process with the slime samples again. Now show her the explorer's journal, and come to this conclusion: Lady Weybridge was living in the swamp when the swamp creature was discovered by the explorer 60 years ago. Next you can select her challenge topic, saying "You were living in the swamp when the explorer visited 60 years ago", "There's a page missing from the journal" and "I really have no idea". Turn over the page you receive to see footprints on the back.

Now head back to the protest area and talk to Echo about the Boggy costume and Richard Remington. Present him next with some clues: the fireplace poker, hunting photo and explorer's journal. Also show him the profiles of Agent Folder and Harper.

Chapter 4: The Beginning of the End

Approach the tent behind Echo and enter combination 1934. Look at the book inside. Go to the crossroads and talk to the little girl again, then go to the museum. Talk to Folder, presenting him with the wind-up toy. You should now have 100% on all of your investigation statistics.

Go to the swamp dock and talk to Officer James, saying "I didn't find him" and "I don't need to".

Final Chapter

Present your argument to Officer James in the following order:

  • black and white photo
  • costume designs
  • missing page
  • fireplace poker
  • swamp juice
  • "To make sure Remington got ill"

Rearrange the descriptions to match the sounds:

  • Culprit opens Remington's office door
  • Remington cries out in shock as "Boggy" appears
  • Remington fires his hunting rifle at the culprit
  • Culprit grabs the metal poker and stabs Remington
  • Remington cries out in shock and falls backwards
  • Remington rips off some curtain fabric as he falls
  • Remington lands on the planks outside his office
  • Culprit drops the metal poker in the office

Show Officer James the head piece. Drag the costume pieces into place on the drawing, then select the Protest area. After confronting Echo, come to this conclusion: the hunting photo leads me to believe Richard Remington was here to hunt Boggy.