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This One's in the Books!
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General information
Season Sinner's Enigma
City Evergrace
District Sin Capitol
Case # 49
Initial release date 25th February 2020
Partner(s) Katelyn Déchirer (All Chapters)
Case chronology
← Preceded by Succeeded by →
Code of Silence The Start of Something Great
(in Ashened Abyss)
Forty eight hours, two imminent threats to the city of Evergrace and a murder on the rocks! A woman has been found in the Sin Capitol Hotel, seemingly poisoned, but what truly killed her? Time is ticking, get on the case and uncover the Resistance’s true villainous mask, once and for all!
—Case Teaser

This One's in the Books! is a case featured in Criminal Case where it appears as the forty-ninth case in Sinner's Enigma. It takes place as the seventh and final case in the Sin Capitol district of Evergrace.

Plot

After the team uncovered their former lab chief Sophia Kaylock as a member of ENIGMA, Chief Sinnett then reminded the player and Katelyn that they had less than forty eight hours to prove the Resistance's betrayal of the city and its law. The Chief then told them that Resistance leader Isabel Lannuzzi had been staying at the Sin Capitol Hotel, where Cameron was already investigating. They then headed there when Cameron informed them of a homicide, prompting the player and Katelyn to investigate one of the hotel's suites, finding prostitute Julietta Westville, foaming at the mouth and blood splattered on the couch she was slumped against. Jason then revealed that Julietta was poisoned by batrachotoxin that was dosed into a couple of sugar cubes that the victim consumed with absinthe.

The team then investigated and suspected Cameron in the murder, along with Julietta's fiancé Joshua Barnett. Joshua explained that Julietta simply wanted more sugar cubes for her gin so he went down to the lobby to gather some. He came back and discovered Julietta's cadaver which caused him to run down to the hotel pool, where they shared their last drink, where he had started to sob. They then suspected gothic hotel owner Nicole Ashworth, who was panicked because of a murder happening right in her prosperous hotel, and playboy Brystol Vázquez after discovering that he and the victim did many on-stage acts for cash. While recapping, Katelyn was simply confused on why Julietta was the one murdered when Cameron contacted the player, saying that Joshua was taking his anger out on the mayor of Evergrace.

They then headed to stop Joshua, soon finding him talking to the Mayor with tears in his eyes. The Mayor then told the detectives that he knew Julietta, prompting them to suspect the Mayor in the murder before they investigated Joshua's tailor shop and suspected former stalker and shop employee Terrence Riddel in the homicide. They then learned that Julietta had a couple disagreements with Joshua and Nicole, and that Julietta had accidentally spilled a drink on Brystol. Soon after, Skylar revealed that Cameron may have lied about his friendship with the victim. Cameron then confessed that they had hooked up six years ago, when Julietta was starting out as a prostitute and that they remained friends after that. They also discovered that Terrence was still stalking Julietta despite his claims and that the Mayor had been sleeping with Julietta as well. After all these events, they soon found the killer to be Jay Monaco.

Jay then confessed to the murder straightaway, telling them that Julietta deserved it. He then confessed that he had the right to kill Julietta because she deserved it for betraying him. He then confessed that when she was getting some alcohol from the bar for the two of them when they were enjoying each other's company that night and that he discovered candid photos of himself in Julietta's purse. Believing that the prostitute was part of ENIGMA, he then got out his secret packet of sugar cubes laced with poison that he had learned from the Panzica mafia in Italy many years ago and then replaced the sugar cubes in the room with the spiked ones. He then waited for her to come back with the absinthe and Jay told her that he would have some gin as she preferred to have the absinthe (per Jay's knowledge of her), before waiting as she enjoyed her absinthe with the poisoned cubes and then watched her die. Jay then warned them that if they tried to arrest him for the murder, he would halve their time to give him proof on the Resistance's corruption and Katelyn told him that she would take the risk before cuffing the Mayor. The Mayor then spoke to Judge Umbright, reminding her of the rightful justice in Evergrace, and the judge then let him off the hook for the murder in self-defense. Jay then turned to the player and the shocked team, telling them that they had twelve hours left to prove to him that the Resistance was corrupt.

Reeling from the shocking arrest, the Chief then told the team that they had to prove themselves to Mayor Monaco to ensure that they had the freedom to investigate ENIGMA and Jay himself to finally put all of the criminals out there, behind bars. The Chief then told Katelyn and the player to investigate the hotel room for the "photos" that Jay had claimed to found. They then discovered Julietta's purse and found the photos of the Mayor, like Jay had claimed. They then dusted the photos for fingerprints and sent it to Skylar, who confirmed that the prints on the photos belonged to Julietta, Jay and Isabel. They then questioned Cameron to see if he had found anything and Cameron told them that he was sure that the victim had been talking to someone in the pool, prompting the player to find a telegraph in the bushes. They then sent the telegraph to Seamus, who was able to confirm that he had undeniable proof that Isabel was a traitor after playing recordings of Isabel speaking to Julietta about spying on Mayor Monaco to ensure that she could discover the team's plans.

The player and Katelyn then confronted Isabel about her betrayal and the leader of the Resistance then sighed as she then told them that they were right. She then told them that was loyal to the leader of ENIGMA, telling them that Evergrace needed to do better with the city's laws and how they ran it to keep the sinners under control due to all the murders. She then told them that she would not be caught easily before pulling out a gun and shooting Katelyn in the shoulder before escaping the hotel. They then investigated the poolside and discovered some torn pieces that revealed a map of Evergrace, showing that the district of Ashened Abyss was clearly circled on the map. The player and a bandaged Katelyn then informed Jay of the discoveries, showing him all the evidence and proof against Isabel. The Mayor then took off his top hat and looked at the duo, telling them that he could fully trust the team over the shambles of an idea of a secondary police force he had listened to. He then apologized the team for the hardships he gave them, but he would not step down till the threat against the city was stopped. He then told them to head to Ashened Abyss, arrest the Resistance's leader and stop ENIGMA's leader from executing their plans of taking over the city. They then updated the Chief, who told them that they were heading to Ashened Abyss to put an end to ENIGMA, once and for all.

Summary

Victim

  • Julietta Westville (found dead in the hotel, foaming at the mouth)

Murder Weapon

  • Poisoned Sugar Cubes

Killer

  • Jay Monaco

Suspects

Cameron McLachlan
Detective
Height 5'10"
Age 37
Weight 167 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood A-

Profile

  • The suspect knows toxins
  • The suspect has high blood pressure

Appearance

  • The suspect wears a tie
  • The suspect wears a pocket watch
Joshua Barnett
Victim's Fiance
Height 5'5"
Age 27
Weight 150 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood A+

Profile

  • The suspect knows toxins
  • The suspect drinks gin
  • The suspect has high blood pressure

Appearance

  • The suspect wears a tie
Nicole Ashworth
Gothic Hotel Owner
Height 5'6"
Age 29
Weight 151 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood B+

Profile

  • The suspect knows toxins
  • The suspect drinks gin
  • The suspect has high blood pressure

Appearance

  • The suspect wears a pocket watch
Brystol Vázquez
Playboy
Height 5'7"
Age 28
Weight 142 lbs
Eyes brown
Blood AB+

Profile

  • The suspect knows toxins
  • The suspect drinks gin
  • The suspect has high blood pressure

Appearance

  • The suspect wears a pocket watch
Jay Monaco
Mayor of Evergrace
Height 6'1"
Age 55
Weight 150 lbs
Eyes green
Blood O-

Profile

  • The suspect knows toxins
  • The suspect drinks gin
  • The suspect has high blood pressure

Appearance

  • The suspect wears a tie
  • The suspect wears a pocket watch
Terrence Riddel
Reformed Stalker
Height 5'6"
Age 26
Weight 153 lbs
Eyes blue
Blood A-

Profile

  • The suspect knows toxins
  • The suspect drinks gin
  • The suspect has high blood pressure

Appearance

  • The suspect wears a tie

Quasi-Suspect(s)

Felix Sinnett
Chief of Police
Height 6'4"
Age 45
Weight 194 lbs
Eyes green
Blood A+
Isabel Lannuzzi
ENIGMA Affiliate
Height 5'9"
Age 48
Weight 160 lbs
Eyes black
Blood B-

Killer's Profile

  • The killer knows toxins.
  • The killer drinks gin.
  • The killer has high blood pressure.
  • The killer wears a tie.
  • The killer wears a pocket watch.

Crime Scenes

Hotel Bedroom Hotel Sitting Area Hotel Bedroom Bonus
Hotel Pool Poolside Banquet Hotel Pool Bonus
Tailor's Shop Corset Shelves Tailor's Shop Bonus

Steps

Chapter 1

  • Investigate Hotel Bedroom. (Clues: Victim's Body, Splattered Cushion, Gin Glass; New Suspect: Cameron McLachlan)
  • Interrogate Cameron about Julietta's death.
  • Examine Gin Glass. (Result: Fingerprints)
  • Examine Fingerprints. (Result: Fingerprints Identified; New Suspect: Joshua Barnett)
  • Question Joshua about his fiancée's murder. (New Crime Scene: Hotel Pool)
  • Investigate Hotel Pool. (Clues: Tray of Glasses, Broken Pieces)
  • Examine Tray of Glasses. (Result: Hotel Card; New Suspect: Nicole Ashworth)
  • Ask Nicole about the murder in her hotel.
  • Examine Broken Pieces. (Result: Locket; New Suspect: Brystol Vázquez)
  • Talk to Brystol Vázquez about the murder.
  • Analyze Splattered Cushion. (03:00:00; Attribute: The killer drinks gin)
  • Autopsy Victim's Body. (18:00:00; Murder Weapon Found: Poisoned Sugar Cubes; Attribute: The killer knows toxins)
  • Attribute: Joshua drinks gin.
  • Go to Chapter 2. (No stars)

Chapter 2

  • Question Jay about the murder. (Attribute: Jay drinks gin; New Crime Scene: Tailor's Shop)
  • Investigate Tailor's Shop. (Clues: Broken Card, Trash Can)
  • Examine Broken Card. (Result: Employee Badge; New Suspect: Terrence Riddel)
  • Question Terrence about the homicide. (Attribute: Terrence knows toxins and drinks gin)
  • Examine Trash Can. (Result: Box of Sugar Cubes)
  • Analyze Box of Sugar Cubes. (09:00:00; Attribute: The killer has high blood pressure; New Crime Scene: Poolside Banquet)
  • Investigate Poolside Banquet. (Clues: Faded Paper, Bushes, Stained Shirt)
  • Examine Faded Paper. (Result: Bills)
  • Ask Nicole about the victim owing her. (Attribute: Nicole has high blood pressure, knows toxins and drinks gin)
  • Examine Bushes. (Result: Ring Box)
  • Ask Joshua about the discarded ring box. (Attribute: Joshua knows toxins and has high blood pressure)
  • Examine Stained Shirt. (Result: Orange Liquid)
  • Analyze Orange Liquid. (09:00:00)
  • Ask Brystol about the whiskey on his shirt. (Attribute: Brystol knows toxins, drinks gin and has high blood pressure)
  • Go to Chapter 3. (No stars)

Chapter 3

  • Confront Cameron about his friendship with Julietta. (Attribute: Cameron knows toxins and has high blood pressure; New Crime Scene: Corset Shelves)
  • Investigate Corset Shelves. (Clues: Faded Photos, Basket of Yarn)
  • Examine Faded Photos. (Result: Photos of Victim)
  • Examine Smudged Fingerprint. (Result: Fingerprint Identified)
  • Interrogate Terrence about following Julietta. (Attribute: Terrence has high blood pressure)
  • Examine Basket of Yarn. (Result: Victim's Card)
  • Ask Jay about sleeping with Julietta. (Attribute: Jay has high blood pressure and knows toxins)
  • Investigate Hotel Sitting Area. (Clues: Pile of Cushions, Discarded Glass)
  • Examine Pile of Cushions. (Result: Absinthe Spoon)
  • Analyze Spoon. (09:00:00; Attribute: The killer wears a tie)
  • Examine Discarded Glass. (Result: Silver Substance)
  • Analyze Sliver Substance. (15:00:00; Attribute: The killer wears a pocket watch)
  • Take care of the killer now!
  • Go to Sinner's Enigma (7/7). (No stars)

Sinner's Enigma (7/7)

SEAI8

  • Reconvene with the Chief back at the precinct.
  • Investigate Hotel Bedroom. (Clue: Julietta's Purse)
  • Examine Julietta's Purse. (Result: Photos)
  • Examine Photos. (Result: Fingerprints)
  • Analyze Fingerprints. (06:00:00)
  • See if Cameron knows anything on Julietta. (Reward: Safety Helmet)
  • Investigate Hotel Pool. (Clue: Bushes)
  • Examine Bushes. (Result: Telegraph)
  • Analyze Telegraph. (03:00:00)
  • Confront Isabel Lannuzzi about her betrayal. (Reward: Burger)
  • Investigate Poolside Banquet. (Clue: Torn Pieces)
  • Examine Torn Pieces. (Result: Map of Evergrace)
  • Inform Mayor Monaco of Isabel's betrayal. (Reward: 20,000 Coins)
  • Tell Chief Sinnett about Isabel's escape to Ashened Abyss.
  • Go on to the next case! (No stars)

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