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Suspect's box
Back of Suspect's box

"You have walked into a hotbed of deceit and trickery. And now they're accusing you of something you couldn't have done. But they have proof that you did it. "You're a killer," they say.And until you can prove them wrong, you're guilty as charged - murder.

Among society's upper crust, murder is the kind of nastiness that must be cleaned up quickly. So isn't it convenient that you, a struggling journalist looking for a good time and a good story, end up the scapegoat? The evidence is stacked against you, and you're being forced to prove your own innocence. And someone else's guilt. But, no one wants to help you. You're an outsider. And only an outsider could be so rude as to accept an invitation to the social event of the season. Then spoil it all."


BUG VERSION 1 *14/841005 Y It is possible to get to Veronica's office before her murder occurs. At the beginning of the game, you have to get to the office by going west 3 times, south 6 times, west twice, and then north twice. This will get you to the office at 9:13 P.M., where you will see the fairy mask, but not the description of Veronica's body. Although Veronica actually reaches the office at 9:11, two minutes earlier (which can be confirmed by playing the game using ZIP for DOS with the -o switch active), her description doesn't turn up until 9:14. Typing "LOOK" the turn after you enter the office will cause time to pass, making it 9:14, and Veronica's body will suddenly appear out of nowhere. -- Paul David Doherty

known versions

  • suspect-14.z3: Infocom game data (Z-machine 3, Release 14 / Serial 841005)
  • suspect-14h.z3: Infocom game data (Z-machine 3, Release 14 / Serial 000000)