Le Tristesse d'un Pitre (Case #3) is the third case of Tomoshiro.

Case Background

The victim was Senya Willard who was found death with her corpse smashed into pieces inside her body on a cirque stage. The killer was Kira Novaceck, a clown of the cirque in wich Senya acted for 7 months. Kira was in a relationship with the cirque MC, Louis Heaton. Louis broke with Kira, changing her for Senya and leaving Kira devastated. Kira took revenge and took a knife to cut the security rope of Senya’s act in the show. Senya died in a practice before the public performance.


  • Senya Willard

Murder Weapon

  • Swiss Army Knife


  • Kira Novaceck


  • Louis Keaton - Cirque MC (Profile: Has access to Utilities room, wears white make-up, speaks French, owns a sharp object)
  • Wally Laliberté - Acrobatic Equipment Designer (Profile: Owns a Sharp Object, has access to Utilities room, speaks french)
  • Layla Novaceck – Slackwire Clown (Profile: Has access to utilities room, wears white make-up, speaks French, is a woman)
  • Kira Novaceck – Slackwire Clown (Profile: Owns a sharp object, has access to utilities room, wears white make-up, speaks French, is a woman)
  • Harry Willard –Victim’s brother (Profile: Owns a sharp object, speaks french)

Killer's Profile

  • The killer owns a sharp object.
  • The killer has access to Utilities room.
  • The killer wears white make-up.
  • The killer speaks French.
  • The killer is a woman.

Crime Scenes

  • Cirque stage
  • Stage floor
  • Utilities room
  • Cabinet
  • Camerino
  • Dressing locker


Chapter 1:

  • Investigate Cirque stage (Clues: Victim’s body, wallet)
  • Autopsy Victim’s body (18:00:00)
  • Examine Wallet (Result: Cirque’s ID)
  • Talk Louis Keaton
  • Talk Wally Laliberté
  • Investigate Utilities Room (Clues: Dust, Broken Card)
  • Examine Dust (Result: Sample of Make-up)
  • Analyze Sample (03:00:00)
  • Examine Broken Card (Result: Keycard)
  • Analyze Keycard (00:30:00)
  • Ask Wally Laliberté about the utilities room
  • Go to Chapter 2 (1 star)

Chapter 2:

  • Investigate Stage room (Clues: Footprint)
  • Talk Layla Novaceck
  • Talk Kira Novaceck
  • Analyze Footprint (03:00:00)
  • Investigate Cabinet (Clues: Broken CCTV)
  • Examine Broken CCTV (Result: CCTV Camera)
  • Analyze CCTV Camera (00:15:00)
  • Ask Louis Keaton about the discussion
  • Investigate Camerino (Clues: Ripped Photograph)
  • Examine Ripped Photograph (Result: Photograph)
  • Ask Kira about her relationship with Louis
  • Ask Layla about the demands
  • Go to Chapter 3 (2 stars)

Chapter 3:

  • Talk Harry Willard about the murder
  • Examine Letter (00:30:00)
  • Investigate Dressing Locker (Clues: Buy ticket)
  • Examine Buy Ticket
  • Ask Wally about the gift
  • Ask Kira about the letter
  • Investigate Cabinet (Clues: Rope)
  • Examine Rope (Result: Sample)
  • Analyze Sample (06:00:00)
  • Confront Layla about her fight with Louis
  • Examine Piece of rope (Result: Dust of Makeup)
  • Arrest killer
  • Go to Additional Investigation (1 star)

Additional Investigation:

  • Watch over Harry Willard
  • Investigate Camerino (Clues: Broken certificate)
  • Examine Broken Certificate (Result: Guinness certificate)
  • Give the certificate to Harry (Reward: 500 XP)
  • See what Layla Novaceck wants
  • Investigate cabinet (Clues: Long socks)
  • Examine Long socks (Result: Socks of Layla)
  • Give the socks back to Layla (Rewards: Burger)
  • Help Wally Laliberté
  • Investigate Cirque stage (Clues: Security Ropes)
  • Examine Security Ropes (Result: Stain)
  • Analyze Stain (00:30:00)
  • Tell Wally the actual state of the ropes (Rewards: Cirque Mask, Cirque pass)
  • Go to Next Case (2 stars)


  • This case is a tribute to Sarah Guyard-Guillot, an acrobat and aerialist who actually died in a live performance of Cirque du Soleil show: KÀ.
  • Wally Laliberté is based on Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil
  • When Chief King tells the player that he is going to the Grimsborough Radio News for an interview, is a reference to the next case.