When Madness Smiles
Season 1
City New Cresthill
District Wellness Fortress
Case Number 48
Date of Release 23rd March 2020
Partner(s) Evan Molotch (All Chapters)
Preceded by Succeeded by
Making Jaws Drop Wind Back the Clock

(in Odyssey Gardens)

Raduga Shest's plan is clear: destroy their enemies. Joseph Crestwood Asylum receives guests of dishonor who have come to visit someone... unjustly.
—Case Teaser

When Madness Smiles is a case featured in Criminal Case as the forty-eighth of the game. It is the last one that takes place at Wellness Fortress in New Cresthill.


Rushing to Joseph Crestwood Asylum to stop Raduga Shest from killing Osiris, Evan and the player boarded a patrol and drove as fast as possible. Upon arrival, they saw several patients from the asylum running away and several nurses and doctors chasing them. They entered the asylum and went to Osiris' room, which was with the door open. As they crossed the threshold, they found Frederic Spades with a bleeding neck, Preston Blackman with no ears and a mutilated face, Gustave Ogawa with a broken head and, in her bed, Alleria Brown trying to stand up, with a cut smile on her mouth area. Before she died of blood loss, she told the duo that she was able to kill King Ahab, Ramses II, and Cain, but Abimachel was the one who could beat her, giving her last breath and falling to the ground. Priscilla revealed that Alleria had used her teeth to kill Frederic and Preston while managing to break Gustave's head using her knees and head, however, Abimachel had slowly cut a smile on Alleria's mouth. They questioned asylum patient and Alleria's boyfriend Shawn Wright, former deputy mayor Benjamin Nelson, babysitter Armin Doblas and, professor of Marxian Ethics Marcus Doe. Soon after, Warden Edward Berkley came to the station to confess that Gustave and Preston had been released from prison on someone else's orders.

Edward confessed that he had released the criminals on the orders of Chief Galdwey and Mayor Brooks. However, Selena denied this, to which Edward asked why Rogelio told him otherwise. When Rogelio was asked why he did that, he mentioned that he knew it was a risky tactic to get all Raduga Shest members ambushed but the opportunity would probably never come back and it was a necessary sacrifice. They suspected window cleaner Kael Lartigue as well as discovering that Marcus was protesting outside the prison for the release of several prisoners, including Preston and Gustave, after the mass poisoning with the excuse that the government had failed them. Also, Armin was spying on Alleria and Shawn because the fact that they were sentenced to prison didn't mean that they weren't planning crimes and, Shawn was receiving electroconvulsive therapy from the asylum doctors to confess all of Alleria's secrets and thus give him a lesser sentence. Upon returning to the station, the team gathered to receive the following orders from Chief Galdwey; however, suddenly all the doors and windows began to close in an emergency protocol activated by Rogelio, who was outside the station getting on a patrol.

The team managed to escape from the station and locate Rogelio. He said he locked them up because he had to catch Abimachel personally to satisfy his thirst for revenge that was born due to Ethel's death for helping them that, if not because they had to catch Alleria, she would still be alive. In addition, Alleria sent letters to Benjamin to move his influences to set her free, but he refused despite the fact that she was the one who caused him to be deputy mayor of the city and, Kael wanted to kill Alleria in her asylum room, making her suffer just as she did with him, his father, and his brother. Finally, the team arrested Marcus for the crime.

Marcus was ambushed by the entire police department and, seeing that he had no escape, confessed to killing Alleria with a laugh. Since Alleria had told the player and Evan how he attacked her, Marcus revealed that Raduga Shest had been operating in the shadows for years and that he was in charge of brainwashing people to make it difficult to arrest their comrades. Also, he revealed that he was working with Ian Butler, his alias Herod, and with a member of the police department, who would be Lucifer. As his last escape maneuver, Marcus tried to detonate several bombs that were underneath all the patrols, luckily Rogelio used a taser and knocked him unconscious. Judge Blanton sentenced him to life imprisonment and sent the team to arrest Ian and figure out who the traitor was.

Post-trial, Evan and the player went to locate Ian since he was not at Butler Silk. After finding Herod's robe in the Osiris pantheon, the team went to Suzette Butler to confess where her son was. Quickly, she confessed that he was hiding where his grandfather's wine cellar was. When trying to arrest Ian, he argued that he was hiding as Shawn gave him a call alerting him that Marcus had lied associating him with Raduga Shest. In all evidence that the duo showed, Ian continued to deny being a criminal. Eventually, Evan got tired of hearing Ian's excuses and handcuffed him, causing Ian to scream that they trusted Marcus's word and not his.

Meanwhile, Selena went to check whether the confession that there was a traitor among the members of the police department was true. At the gates of the prison, she found with the player packets of rainbows that hid Frederic's map of the attack against Alleria with a dot in her room with the description: Here will go the "NCPD warrior". After analyzing it, both returned to Osiris's room, where they found a chest with Lucifer's robe with an NCPD emblem embroidered on the bottom of it. Finally, Mayor Brooks wanted to speak to the entire police department. Since there was a traitor among them, the city would refuse to take the team seriously. Therefore, he decided to send them to Odyssey Gardens to avoid getting into trouble while the investigations began, also meaning that volunteer citizens would be their replacements to help the player unmask the mole.



  • Alleria Brown (her mouth was cut into a smile)

Murder Weapon

  • Pocket Knife


  • Marcus Doe


Shawn Wright
Asylum Patient
Height 5'5"
Age 22
Weight 142 lbs
Eyes Green
Blood O-


  • The suspect suffers from Marie Antoinette Syndrome
  • The suspect eats pop rocks
  • The suspect uses glitter soap
Benjamin Nelson
Former Deputy Mayor
Height 5'4"
Age 29
Weight 90 lbs
Eyes Hazel
Blood O-


  • The suspect suffers from Marie Antoinette Syndrome
  • The suspect eats pop rocks
  • The suspect uses glitter soap
Armin Doblas
Height 5'9"
Age 24
Weight 158 lbs
Eyes Blue
Blood B-


  • The suspect suffers from Marie Antoinette Syndrome
  • The suspect eats pop rocks
  • The suspect uses glitter soap
Marcus Doe
Marxian Ethics Professor
Height 6'0"
Age 32
Weight 150 lbs
Eyes Brown
Blood O-


  • The suspect suffers from Marie Antoinette Syndrome
  • The suspect eats pop rocks
  • The suspect uses glitter soap
Rogelio Minow
Tech Expert
Height 5'6"
Age 27
Weight 101 lbs
Eyes Amber
Blood O+


  • The suspect suffers from Marie Antoinette Syndrome
  • The suspect eats pop rocks
  • The suspect uses glitter soap
Kael Lartigue
Window Cleaner
Height 5'9"
Age 30
Weight 170 lbs
Eyes Brown
Blood AB+


  • The suspect suffers from Marie Antoinette Syndrome
  • The suspect eats pop rocks
  • The suspect uses glitter soap


Suzette Butler
Height 5'1"
Age 41
Weight 114 lbs
Eyes Black
Blood O-
Ian Butler
Fashion Designer
Height 6'2"
Age 25
Weight 156 lbs
Eyes Blue
Blood B-
Chris Brooks
Mayor of New Cresthill
Height 5'6"
Age 58
Weight 167 lbs
Eyes Green
Blood O+

Killer's Profile

  • The killer suffers from Marie Antoinette Syndrome
  • The killer eats pop rocks
  • The killer uses glitter soap
  • The killer wears white
  • The killer has a black eye

Crime Scenes

Alleria's Room Alleria's Nightstand Alleria's Room Bonus
Osiris Pantheon Alleria Statue Osiris Pantheon Bonus
Prison Entrance Prison Gate Prison Entrance Bonus


Chapter 1

  • Investigate Alleria's Room. (Clues: Victim's Body, Straitjacket, Breakfast Cart; New Suspect: Shawn Wright)
  • Ask Shawn Wright if he had contact with Alleria in the asylum.
  • Examine Breakfast Cart. (Result: Cup of Coffee)
  • Examine Cup of Coffee. (Result: Rehab Center Logo; New Suspect: Benjamin Nelson)
  • Confront Benjamin Nelson for being the last visit Alleria received. (New Crime Scene: Osiris Pantheon)
  • Investigate Osiris Pantheon. (Clues: Flower Arrangements, Fabric Pieces)
  • Examine Flower Arrangements. (Result: Spray Paint)
  • Examine Spray Paint. (Result: Worn Stickers, New Suspect: Armin Doblas)
  • Question Armin Doblas for vandalizing the Osiris pantheon.
  • Examine Fabric Pieces. (Result: Plaid Jacket; New Suspect: Marcus Doe)
  • Ask Marcus Doe what he was doing in the Osiris Pantheon.
  • Examine Straitjacket. (Result: Red Flakes)
  • Analyze Red Flakes. (05:00:00; Attribute: The killer eats pop rocks)
  • Autopsy Victim's Body. (18:00:00; Attribute: The killer suffers from Marie Antoinette Syndrome)
  • Move on to Chapter 2! (1 star)

Chapter 2

  • Ask Rogelio Minow why he lied that Selena and Mayor Brooks agreed to release Raduga Shest. (Profile updated: Rogelio eats pop rocks; New Crime Scene: Prison Entrance)
  • Investigate Prison Entrance. (Clues: Cloth Bag, Trash Can, Pocket Knife)
  • Examine Cloth Bag. (Result: Wallet)
  • Examine Wallet. (Result: Entry Card; New Suspect: Kael Lartigue)
  • Question Kael Lartigue about what he was doing at the prison entrance. (Profile updated: Kael suffers from Marie Antoinette Syndrome and eats pop rocks)
  • Examine Trash Can. (Result: MP3)
  • Analyze MP3. (10:00:00)
  • Speak to Marcus Doe about his out-of-prison protests. (Profile updated: Marcus suffers from Marie Antoinette Syndrome and eats pop rocks)
  • Examine Pocket Knife. (Result: Glitter)
  • Analyze Glitter. (10:00:00; Attribute: The killer uses glitter soap; Profile updated: Marcus uses glitter soap)
  • Investigate Alleria's Nightstand. (Clues: Alleria's Brooch, Adhesive Electrodes)
  • Examine Alleria's Brooch. (Result: Spy Microphone)
  • Question Armin Doblas about his espionage on Alleria and Shawn. (Profiles updated: Armin eats pop rocks and uses glitter soap; Shawn eats pop rocks)
  • Examine Adhesive Electrodes. (Result: White Hairs)
  • Ask Shawn Wright about his therapies to reveal Alleria's secrets. (Profile updated: Shawn suffers from Marie Antoinette Syndrome and uses glitter soap; Armin suffers from Marie Antoinette Syndrome)

Chapter 3

  • Ask Rogelio Minow why he locked the team in the station with the emergency protocol. (Profile updated: Rogelio suffers from Marie Antoinette Syndrome and uses glitter soap; New Crime Scene: Prison Gate)
  • Investigate Prison Gate. (Clues: Letter Package, Platinum Case)
  • Examine Letter Package. (Result: Alleria's Letter)
  • Question Benjamin Nelson about the letters he received from Alleria. (Profile updated: Benjamin suffers from Marie Antoinette Syndrome, eats pop rocks and uses glitter box)
  • Examine Platinum Case. (Result: 9mm Pistol)
  • Confront Kael Lartigue about his plans to kill Alleria. (Profile updated: Kael uses glitter soap)
  • Investigate Alleria Statue. (Clues: Yellow Tunic, Lock of Hair)
  • Examine Yellow Tunic. (Result: Black Threads)
  • Analyze Black Threads. (10:00:00; Attribute: The killer wears white)
  • Examine Lock of Hair. (Result: White Substance)
  • Analyze White Substance. (08:00:00; Attribute: The killer has a black eye)
  • Take care of the killer now!
  • Move on to Chasing Rainbows (6/6)! (1 star)

Chasing Rainbows (6/6)


  • Investigate Osiris Pantheon. (Clue: Alleria's Outfit)
  • Examine Alleria's Outfit. (Result: Purple Tunic)
  • Examine Purple Tunic. (Result: Dry Leaves)
  • Analyze Dry Leaves. (06:00:00; New Quasi-Suspect: Suzette Butler)
  • Ask Suzette Butler where her son is. (New Quasi-Suspect: Ian Butler; Reward: Burger)
  • Arrest Ian Butler for conspiring with Raduga Shest. (Reward: 20,000 Coins)
  • Investigate Prison Entrance. (Clue: Rainbow Packets)
  • Examine Rainbow Packets. (Result: Frederic's Map)
  • Analyze Frederic's Map. (10:00:00)
  • Investigate Alleria's Room. (Clue: Metal Chest)
  • Examine Metal Chest. (Result: Lucifer's Tunic)
  • Get the team together and listen to what Mayor Brooks has to say. (Reward: Lucifer Wings)
  • Move on to the new case! (1 star)
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