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Under the Knife
Season 1
City Grimsborough
District Industrial Area
Case # 10
Release date 15th November 2012 (game's launch)
Partner(s) David Jones
Preceded by Burned to the Bone
Succeeded by Into the Vipers' Nest

Under the Knife (Case #10) is the tenth case of the game.

Case Background

The victim was a plastic surgeon named Alan Cardwell, who was found dead in Alberta Alley. The killer was Paul Oaster, a writer. 

Paul loved a woman named Samantha Warner and wanted to protect her. When he found out that Alan had an affair with Samantha, he couldn't bear it. As a result, Paul stabbed Alan with a candlestick and left the victim to die in an alley.    


Alan's body
  • Alan Cardwell (stabbed in the stomach and left to die in an alley)

Murder Weapon

  • Candlestick


  • Paul Oaster


Killer's Profile

  • The killer wears glasses.
  • The killer drinks coffee.
  • The killer plays golf.
  • The killer is right-handed.
  • The killer is a man.

Ba Ba Ba

Crime Scenes


Chapter 1


  • Investigate Backstreet. (Clues: Victim's Body, Passport, Wallet Contents)
  • Autopsy Victim's Body. (18:00:00)
  • Examine Torn Paper. (Result: Photograph)
  • Examine Photograph. (Result: Substance)
  • Analyze Substance. (03:00:00)
  • Talk to the singer from the photo found in the victim's's throat.
  • Examine Wallet Contents. (Result: Business Card)
  • Investigate Barber Shop. (Clue: Trashcan)
  • Examine Trash Can. (Result: Barber's Schedule)
  • Question Joshua Kempe about the victim who was his client.
  • Question Curtis Newman about his heated argument with the victim.
  • Analyze Passport. (00:30:00)
  • Go speak to the victim's wife Sarah Cardwell.
  • Examine Anonymous Paper. (Result: Unknown Substance)
  • Analyze Unknown Substance. (03:00:00)
  • Go to Chapter 2. (2 stars)

Chapter 2


  • Investigate Garbage Bin. (Clue: Broken Tip)
  • Analyze Broken Tip. (06:00:00)
  • Samantha Warner said Paul Oaster was the only one capable of killing for her.
  • Question Samantha Warner about her affair with the victim.
  • Talk to Curtis about his affair with Samantha Warner.
  • Investigate Pew. (Clue: Candlestick)
  • Analyze Candlestick. (03:00:00)
  • Investigate Barber's Seat. (Clue: Briefcase)
  • Examine Briefcase. (Result: Leaflet)
  • Analyze Leaflet. (03:00:00)
  • Go talk to Sarah about her murdered husband's life insurance.
  • Go to Chapter 3. (2 stars)

Chapter 3


  • Question Joshua about loitering near the crime scene.
  • Talk to Samantha Warner about living near the crime scene.
  • Investigate Altar. (Clue: Camera)
  • Analyze Camera. (06:00:00)
  • Question Paul Oaster about the night of the murder.
  • Arrest the killer.
  • Go to Additional Investigation. (2 stars)

Additional Investigation


  • See how Samantha Warner is doing.
  • Investigate pew. (Clue: Broken Rosary)
  • Examine Broken Rosary. (Result: Rosary) 
  • Give her Rosary back to Samantha. (Reward: 50 XP)
  • See what the problem is with Joshua Kempe.
  • Investigate Barber Shop. (Clue: Hair Pile)
  • Examine Hair Pile. (Result: Scissors)
  • Analyze Scissors. (03:00:00)
  • Break up the fight and talk to Joshua Kempe. (Reward: Fashion Hairstyle)
  • Sarah Cardwell wants to talk to you.
  • Investigate Backstreet. (Clue: Ring)
  • Examine Ring. (Result: Wedding Date)
  • Give her ring back to Sarah Cardwell. (Reward: Burger)
  • Investigate Next Case. (3 stars)


  • This case is one of the many cases in which Chief Samuel King doesn't make an appearance at the beginning.


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