Heavily narrative and puzzle-focused. Moderate difficulty.
Post Mortem London Gothic: The Ghost in the Machine
“The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.” - Oscar Wilde
The wheels of industry churn, consuming all the men, women, and children who toil away within the Arkwright Mill’s cotton production. A scream pierces the clamor and heads turn as the body of a man is devoured by a machine. Some of those at the factory claim a ghost of vengeance has begun a reign of terror, while others assert these must be accidents. You are tasked with uncovering the mysteries surrounding the lives so brutally taken by the cotton machine known simply as the Red Lord…
It is up to you as the founder of the Agenzia Investigativa Privata Internazionale, and currently the only detective, to scour the factory floors and question suspects and/or witnesses both powerful and small. Are these truly accidents? Or is there a hand of malevolence, unseen, which guided these men to their fates?
Prepare to experience the stories which birthed the intercontinental organization known as the GDA. In this victorian era tale of tragedy, betrayal, and terror, you must be the one to unravel the threads of fate which led to the tragic end of those souls and the terrible truth of The Ghost in the Machine.
Post Mortem London Gothic: The Ghost in the Machine is suitable for ages 13 and above. Your recipient will enjoy it if they are fans of murder mysteries, Victorian London, and gothic literature.
Contents: 1 Mailing Experience
- Correspondence from an “acquaintance”
- A map of the Arkwright Mill
- A penny blood novel detailing your investigation
- A combination notebook and directory to help you find leads and organize case details
- A business card
- A newspaper page
- Three police reports and three coroner inquests
- Six bags containing pertinent evidence
- Case Memorandum: Questions to answer and the case resolution
- Challenge coin with custom case