Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Secret of the Old Clock

The Case:
It's 1930 and Nancy Drew is asked to visit Emily Crandall in Titusville, a girl whom Nancy knows only through a mutual friend. She and her mother had been counting on the generosity of their kindly but strange neighbor, Josiah Crowley, to leave them part of his estate to support the inn they own. But in his will, everything was left to Richard Topham, his ESP teacher. A contested will, a suffering girl, suspicious psychics — can Nancy solve the mystery before time runs out?

The Suspects/Character Profiles:

 Emily Crandall: Seventeen year-old Emily runs the Lilac Inn. She is plagued by strange occurrences - objects on the wall move, whispers call from the shadows, things mysteriously disappear and then reappear... Is Emily just stressed out or are things really amiss?

 Jane Willoughby: Gloria Crandall, Emily's mother, asked Jane to look after her daughter in case anything happened to her. She's doing her best to help Emily, but doesn't know much about raising kids or running an inn. Could Jane have a hidden agenda?

 Richard Topham: A self-proclaimed expert on ESP, Richard Topham lives near the Lilac Inn, in the house that once belonged to Josiah Crowley. How did he inherit Josiah's estate and money? Richards runs the School for the Study and Development of Paranormal Powers, but is his act just a hoax?

 Jim Archer: A good-natured but secretly desperate businessman is trying to make it through the end of the Depression. The bank he owns is teetering on the brink of failure. Jim has been helpful to Emily and her mom, but he's desperate for money. How far would he go to save his bank?

Playing the Game:

Walkthrough (where to go, who to talk to, etc.)

Cheats (puzzle solutions, Easter eggs, etc.)

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