NEED A CLUE?
Are you stuck for an answer or need a little extra nudge in the right direction?
Detectives, you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find each piece of evidence, a helpful clue, and (just in case) the solution to get you back on your feet.
NATIONAL GALLERY PHOTO
Look very closely at the banners in the photograph
Somebody has circled a photograph of the National Gallery showing a special event on the 1st of April at 8am. This suggests that whatever was stolen from the National Gallery occurred on the 1st of April at 8am
Sebastian Lansky’s doctor has put him on a strict sleeping schedule.
Sebastian Lansky is always asleep 11pm – 9am, therefore he could only make the strike at 3.31pm.
The thief selling the historical documents hasn’t treated them very well – they’ve left a mark.
The watermarks where somebody has rested a glass spell “C.B.” or Clement Bernardi.
There is only one viable entry into the Bank of England and only one person capable of using it.
The ventilation shaft is an unguarded way into the Bank of England, but it has a max of 5ft – only Eleanor Fox is small enough to fit into this.
TOWER OF LONDON LEAFLET
By using another piece of evidence, someone with a ‘signature’ of striking during a firework display may become clear.
Pierre le Fantome is the person who strikes during firework displays, and there is one scheduled for the 22nd of April from 7pm – midnight. He must be about to strike at 11.55pm.
There are two clues to be found here. One is in the written text and one is on the front of the postcard.
If you look closely on the front of the postcard, you can see creases over the letters T W O A M. The postcard is from Eleanor to her mother, explaining she is looking forward to visiting in April. Therefore Eleanor strikes at 2am but NOT in April.
CUT OUT NOTE
When cut and re-assembled, a vital piece of evidence is revealed.
The message reads: Blenheim Palace is unguarded after midnight but before 7am, therefore the thief must strike between these hours.
GASTON’S BUSINESS CARD
Follow the handwritten instructions!
When emailed, Gaston will reveal that Pierre le Fantome has a case history of stealing sapphires and striking during firework displays.
CASH SALE RECEIPT
The name of the painting gives a clue to why the name is so peculiar.
Oona Reflex is an anagram of Eleanor Fox, and she has signed for the sale of a painting.
We recommend checking Google for an online Morse Code translator to figure this out!
The code reveals SIX JUNE TWO AM – so whatever happens on the 6th of June happens at 2am.
CODE BREAKER DISCS
To solve this, you will need to try the initials of each of the thieves you have remaining. For example, if there were a thief named John Smith, the initials to check would be J = S.
When using the initials KH (Kathe Heinrich), the message reveals: Thanks for the tiara on the fourteenth, Kathe. Signed Buyer
The time of day and the location is important here.
Someone targeted the Natural History Museum at 3.31pm and was carrying something large.
It is an unusual date and time for Sebastian Lansky to be travelling, unless he was in a hurry.
Sebastian did his crime on the 8th of May and fled London with a large piece of luggage (therefore, could not be carrying anything small like the sapphires).
Pierre Le Fantome Solution
Pierre le Fantome stole 15 sapphires from the Tower of London at 11:55pm on the 22nd of April.
Kathe Heinrich Solution
Kathe Heinrich stole the silver tiara from Blenheim Palace at 4:30AM on the 14th of July.
Clement Bernardi stole the historical documents from The National Gallery at 8:00AM on the 1st of April.
Sebastian Lansky Solution
Sebastian Lansky stole the mermaid skeleton from the Natural History Museum at 3:31PM on the 8th of May.
Eleanor Fox Solution
Eleanor Fox stole the rare painting from the Bank of England at 2:00AM on the 6th of June.
Complete Game Solution
|Pierre le Fantome||Tower of London||22nd of April||11:55PM||15 Sapphires|
|Kathe Heinrich||Blenheim Palace||14th of July||4:30AM||Silver Tiara|
|Clement Bernardi||The National Gallery||1st of April||8:00AM||Historical Documents|
|Sebastian Lansky||The Natural History Museum||8th of May||3:31PM||Mermaid Skeleton|
|Eleanor Fox||Bank of England||6th of June||2:00AM||Rare Painting|