- "Grace" redirects here. For the professional gambler, see Grace O'Brien. For the photographer, see Grace Goude.
|Dr. Grace Delaney|
|Full name||Grace Delaney|
|Partner(s)||Luke Harris (ex-fiancé)|
Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station (formerly)
Grimsborough Police Department (formerly)
|Grimsborough Police Department|
|Appears in||Criminal Case|
|First appeared||Case #2: Corpse in a Garden (s1)|
|“||Working on this case has reminded me of what it's like to be involved in police work again, to be part of something bigger.||„|
Dr. Grace Delaney is a main character appearing in Season 1 and Season 3 of Criminal Case. She currently serves as the Chief Medical Examiner (Coroner) of the Bureau, having formerly been the Lab Chief of the Grimsborough Police Department.
Grace has light green eyes and auburn hair, and sports dark red lipstick.
In her tenure in the Grimsborough Police Department, she had long hair tied to a ponytail resting on her right shoulder. She would usually wear a pink blouse under her white lab coat, and an earth brown office skirt. The left side of her lab coat read "GPD". She would also wear a black necklace with a brown ring in the middle.
In her tenure in the Bureau, she has her hair cut to chin length. She is seen wearing a red shirt under her new white lab coat, which has two pockets, with the left one containing a scalpel and two brushes. Her necklace is now gold with a triangle in the middle.
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Notable events of Criminal Case
- Main article: Grimsborough
After arresting Harry Landry for Ed Dunkin's murder, Grace adopted a puppy which had been abused and misstreated by Angel Martinez. She felt sorry for it, so she kept it as her pet and named it Newton, which comes from the name of the famous scientist, Isaac Newton. She later participated in the dog pageant with him in the Dog Pageant competition.
Relationship with Luke Harris
Grace appeared outside of the lab for the first time in The Ghost of Grimsborough. She was hanging out with her fiancé, Luke Harris, in Desmond Galloway's Antique Shop. The two met with Jones and the player when they arrived to check up on Desmond. Luke asked for the team's help to find and put together an oil lamp of Desmond's which he had accidentally broken. The team then found it and pieced it back together, and then gave it back to Desmond, much to Grace and Luke's appreciation to the team.
During the murder investigation of Lisa Edwards in At the End of the Rope, Grace showed herself to be very protective of Luke. The fact that Jones and the player treated Luke as a suspect throughout the investigation, in addition to interrogating him not once but twice, angered her. After Penelope Rivera was tried for murder and willful deception, Jones felt the need to check up on Luke to make sure the former was still in Grace's good side.
Later on, Grace would break up with Luke, leave Grimsborough, and travel the world.
Working with children
During Tom Blackwater's murder investigation in The Devil's Playground, Grace agreed with Chief King to dress herself as an Amish woman to tend for Isaac Hersberger in order to avoid offending the Amish population during the investigation. In Grace's absence from the forensic lab, Nathan (despite being a coroner) filled-in for Grace.
Later, in An Elementary Murder, Grace is shown to be compassionate of children; after Jenny Honeycomb had been arrested for the murder of Irina Nemovska, Grace agreed to tender for Sarah Mills in the rooms of the Grimsborough PD. Also in the very case, Grace admitted that she was asthmatic when she was a child (she had frequent breath shortages), but in college she learned how to cure asthma so that it would not bother her going forward.
Jones had to go on filing duty since his name kept on popping up in complaints, as his tactless manner (rudeness) was frowned upon by the citizens of the district, meaning he would have to remain in the sidelines for the entire case. This resulted in Grace taking up his role as the player's partner.
At the climax of this case, the player accepted a position in the Pacific Bay Police Department, but not before Cathy King and the Grimsborough PD threw a farewell party for the player. Grace took some time to tell the player that she would never forget the day little Newton was brought to her lab, and to conclude, thanked the player for it as Newton grew up to the best dog she had ever had.
- Main article: World Edition
It is revealed in the World Edition that Grace had quit her job as a forensic expert and lab chief in the Grimsborough Police Department to work in an Antarctic research base. She then applied to work for the Bureau as a coroner, with Chief Ripley showing approval of her résumé. She had also cut her hair at one point in time. After the Bureau's previous coroner was arrested for Lavinia De Brills's murder, Chief Ripley said that the Bureau (sans Lars) would be going to her research base to try to hire her.
Grace accepted the position as coroner from Chief Ripley. She met with the player for the first time in over three years and could not help tearing up, before going on to explain that she worked as a physician in her research base, while also doing studies on cell regeneration in extreme climates. However, she immediately went to work as coroner when Julia Lloyd was found murdered outside the research station. Because Lars was gone, she also handled forensic analyses, just like she did in the Grimsborough Police Department.
After arresting Julia's killer, Grace informed the team that before they finally left Antarctica they needed to re-establish communication with the mainland; due to it being down by the snowstorm. After managing to do so, Jack and the player informed her they were ready and asked her if she was ready to join the Bureau. Grace explained after breaking off her engagement and leaving Grimsborough, she traveled the world eventually coming to the South Pole for her research. But after working with the player on this case, it reminded her of the time she spent working with the police. With that in mind, she formally joined the Bureau and vowed to help in the fight against SOMBRA.
Grace informs the team of the results of her various analyses after a certain amount of time or a speed-up process using Criminal Case Cash. Her task-wait rates will vary depending on the difficulty of the task, but they all cost 1 Criminal Case Cash per 30 minutes. Grace's duties in both seasons are subject to change without notice.
As the Lab Chief of the Grimsborough Police Department, Grace's responsibilities center around taking care of all the necessary physical, biological, and/or clinical analyses.
Below is the list of analyses Grace performs throughout the course of the season:
Case #2: Corpse in a Garden
Case #3: The Grim Butcher
Case #4: The Dockyard Killer
Case #5: A Russian Case
Case #7: Death by Crucifixion
Case #8: Beautiful No More
Case #10: Under the Knife
Case #11: Into the Vipers' Nest
Case #12: Blood on the Trading Floor
Case #13: Bomb Alert on Grimsborough
Case #14: Fashion Victim
Case #15: Family Blood
Case #16: The Kiss of Death
Case #17: The Last Supper
Case #18: In the Dead of Night
Case #19: Innocence Lost
Case #20: A Deadly Game
Case #21: The Secret Experiments
Case #22: To Die or Not to Die
Case #23: The Final Journey
Case #24: Anatomy of a Murder
Case #25: The Ghost of Grimsborough
Case #26: The Summoning
Case #27: The Lake's Bride
Case #28: The Haunting of Elm Manor
Case #29: No Smoke Without Fire
Case #30: The Wollcrafts' Creature
Case #31: Dog Eat Dog
Case #32: Murder on Campus
Case #33: Killing Me Softly
Case #34: Dead Man Running
Case #35: At the End of the Rope
Case #37: The Reaper and the Geek
Case #38: Spring Break Massacre
Case #39: Marked for Death
Case #40: An Elementary Murder
Case #41: The Rorschach Reaper
Case #42: Blood and Glory
Case #43: Troubled Waters
Case #44: The Scent of Death
Case #45: A Shot of Beauty
Case #46: Drive, Swing, Die
Case #47: One Wedding and a Funeral
Case #49: All the King's Horses
Case #50: Snakes on the Stage
Case #51: It All Ends Here
Case #52: A Brave New World
Case #53: Burying the Hatchet
Case #54: The Poisoned Truth
Case #55: Ashes to Ashes
Case #56: There Will Be Blood
As the Chief Medical Examiner (Coroner) of the Bureau, Grace's responsibilities center around carefully examining and analyzing each murdered corpse. It should be noted that she also conducts physical analyses at times.
Below is the list of analyses Grace performs throughout the course of the season:
Case #43: Ice Rage
Case #44: Murder, He Wrote
Case #45: Shadow Nation
Case #46: Total Eclipse of the Heart
Case #47: Cheaters Never Win
Case #48: The King's Shadow
Case #49: Day of the Dead
Case #50: Up in Smoke
Case #51: Lifeless in Seattle
Case #52: Double Trouble
Case #53: Politically Incorrect
Case #54: Operation Spyfall
Case #55: Down to the Wire
Case #56: The Darkest Hour
As of 11 February 2015, the player may choose Grace to join the investigation of each crime scene (in any Grimsborough case) and provide hint bonuses. She is available as a 5-hint partner. (Note that this feature is only available on the mobile version of the game.)
- Grace is one of the few characters who physically appeared in two different seasons.
- Grace is the only female member of the Grimsborough Police Department.
- Grace is the only character in the game to be a member of two police departments.
- Grace, Ezra Hope, and Prince Rupert are the only three characters known to canonically age.