Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery Walkthrough

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Welcome to the Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery Walkthrough!

Help Carol solve the mystery while visiting all the beautifully photographed places in the Swedish village she calls home.

Whether you use this document as a reference when things get difficult or as a road map to get you from beginning to end, we’re pretty sure you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

This document contains a complete Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery game walkthrough featuring annotated screenshots from actual gameplay!

We hope you find this information useful as you play your way through the game. Use the walkthrough menu below to quickly jump to whatever stage of the game you need help with.

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Walkthrough Menu

General Tips & Information

  • Before the game starts, you will see a window to select certain game settings.
  • The game will usually choose the best configuration.
  • The display tab has a check box to run the game in windowed mode.
  • You will need to manually save your game. Right-click, or escape, to open the menu.
  • Select “Save,” then click on an empty slot to save.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • The Options screen allows you to adjust the volumes of voices and sounds.
  • You may also turn sub-titles on or off.
  • You can play a brief tutorial on movement and inventory interaction at the beginning of the game.
  • The magnifying glass icon indicates that you can take a closer look.
  • The hand icon signifies you can take an item.
  • The gear icon indicates an inventory item is needed.
  • Move the mouse to the top portion of the screen to access your inventory.
  • Left-click on an item to pick it up and right-click to return the item to your inventory.
  • Right-click on an item in your inventory to get a closer view.
  • Carol’s journal has an interactive hint system.
  • Look at the journal in your inventory and click on an objective to reveal a clue.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • During the game, right-click, or escape, brings you to the menu.
  • When the map icon appears in the upper left, another location has been added to the map.
  • Locations in green have not yet been visited.
  • Select a location to travel there.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

Part One

  • There are numerous paths that you may follow in this game; this walkthrough will follow the short path laid out by the in-game hints.
  • There are many scenes and interactions that are not necessary to complete the game, but are strictly for your enjoyment. Please explore each area.
  • The rainiest summer in 26 years has kept Carol indoors, but the sun has just come out!
  • Turn around, by clicking to the left or right twice, and exit the kitchen.
  • The phone in the hall starts to ring.
  • Look at the wall phone and take the CELL PHONE from the shelf.
  • Press the green button to answer the call.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Your neighbor, Oscar asks you to stop by his apartment.
  • Turn around and exit the apartment.
  • Click on the blue doors to visit Oscar.
  • Speak with Oscar thoroughly by selecting all the dialogue choices.
  • Oscar, who is a retired doctor, found a body during one of his walks.
  • The doctor left the scene to notify the police, but when they returned, the body was gone.
  • Exit Oscar’s and you will find yourself at the map for the first time.
  • The map suggests a visit to your friend, Stina, but it is not necessary at this time.
  • Click on the Allotment.
  • Walk forward, turn left, walk forward, turn right, walk forward, turn right, walk forward into the shed and turn right.
  • Take the file from the shelf.
  • Exit the Allotment and return to the map.

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  • Click on the Railway Bridge.
  • Walk forward three times, turn left, walk forward five times and turn right.
  • Look at the ground in front of the cabin to find a torn business card.
  • The card has the address 27 Cotton Road, which has now been added to your map.
  • Turn the card over to find a telephone number.
  • Click on the number to add it to your phone.

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  • Open your inventory and right-click on the CELL PHONE.
  • Select the number to dial it, but there is no answer.
  • You may also call the operator; you will get a recording saying the number is not listed.
  • Click on the red button to end the call.

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  • Back out of the close-up scene and turn left.
  • Walk forward four times, to the end of the jetty, and turn left.
  • Take the silver CIGARETTE CASE from the water.
  • Look at the top of the case to see “Milly” engraved.
  • Exit The Railway Bridge and return to the map.

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  • Select 27 Cotton Road on the map.
  • Walk forward to enter the building.
  • You are stopped by a man who thinks you are the cleaning lady.
  • The man tells you to come back with your equipment.
  • Exit to the map and select Home.
  • Enter the bathroom; the door is in the hall and is marked WC.
  • Face left; take the FLOOR MOP and BUCKET.

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  • Exit to the map and select 27 Cotton Street.
  • Walk forward to enter the building; the man will now leave and tell you to lock up.
  • Walk forward once and face right.
  • Open the door; then take the PENCIL.

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  • Back out of the room and turn left.
  • Walk forward twice; face left and walk forward again.
  • Turn to the right; walk forward twice and turn to the left.
  • Look at the close-up of the trash can to find a torn up note.

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  • The object of this mini-game is to reassemble the torn note.
  • Left-click to pick up or place a piece.
  • Right-click to rotate a piece into position.
  • When rotating the pieces, they will not line up exactly.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Piecing together the note gives us Milly’s address: Vivace Road 35.
  • Exit the building to the map and select Milly’s Apartment.
  • Talk to Milly thoroughly by selecting each of the dialogue choices.
  • You learn that her ex-boyfriend, Edvin Vergerus, had been in prison and robbed Milly’s apartment of jewelry and valuable trinkets.
  • Milly suggests that you speak with Edvin’s parents, because he stayed there after getting evicted.
  • From the map, select Edvin’s Parents’ Apartment.
  • Speak with Edvin’s father and learn that he did not come home last night as he usually does.
  • The police were informed but did not seem to care, according to Mr. Vergerus.
  • Edvin was arrested a few weeks ago for trespassing, and Mr. Vergerus wonders if it has anything to do with his disappearance.
  • Mr. Vergerus gives you permission to search the apartment for clues.
  • Face right and walk forward twice.
  • Turn left and open the yellow door to the guest room.

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  • Face left and open the left cabinet.

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  • Look at the carved wood box.
  • You can click on some of the inlaid squares to change their color.
  • You do not have the solution to this puzzle yet.

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  • Exit the cupboard, turn right and walk forward.
  • Face left and open the door with the blanket on it.
  • You are now in the laundry room.
  • Face left, walk forward, then face left.
  • Pick up and read Edvin’s “To Do” list.

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  • Exit the note and turn around.
  • Look at the papers on the bed.
  • The first is a drawing of a building by Edvin.
  • Click on the drawing to view the second paper.
  • The second paper is a letter from Erickson Apartment Rentals asking for the return of the final key.

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  • Exit the papers and face left.
  • Walk forward and turn right.
  • Walk forward twice, turn right and exit to the map.

Part Two

  • Select Milly’s Apartment.
  • Talk to Millie thoroughly.
  • She does not know the location of Edvin’s apartment, but thinks his Parole Officer may know.
  • The Parole Officer is Ben Dorner, chairman of the bicycle club; Milly gives you his telephone number.
  • When asked about the key, Milly suggested looking behind pictures of women, as Edvin liked to hide things there.
  • Exit to the map.
  • Right-click on the CELL PHONE in your inventory.
  • Click on the new telephone number to call Ben.
  • Ben asks you to meet him at the Riverside Café to discuss Edvin.
  • Select the red button to end the call.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Select the Riverside Café on the map.
  • Ben is the man who mistook you for the cleaning lady earlier.
  • You are not recognized, but he feels he has seen you before.
  • Ben dismisses the trespassing charge as a drunken prank.
  • Ben gives you the address to Edvin’s old apartment.
  • Exit to the map and return to Edvin’s Parents’ house.
  • Walk forward three times; turn left and open the yellow door.
  • Turn right and look at the portrait of the woman with the black hat.
  • Remove the PAINTING and take the KEY.
  • Replace the PAINTING on the wall and exit the close-up view.

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  • Exit to the map and select Edvin’s Old Apartment.
  • Walk forward and enter the building.
  • Face left; use the key to unlock the apartment.

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  • Turn left; walk forward and face right.
  • Open the cupboard under the sink.
  • Click on the stack of papers for a close-up view.

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  • Click on the white piece of paper to read Edvin is ordered to report to court regarding trespassing at the Berlin Foundry.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Exit the close-up under the sink and turn right.
  • Walk forward three times and face right.
  • Open the door and take the STEPLADDER.

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  • Turn to the right and walk forward.
  • Turn twice to the left and place the STEPLADDER on the ground.

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  • Walk up the ladder and face right.
  • Try to open the fuse box, but you will need another tool.
  • Face right and go forward three times.
  • Turn left, walk forward and turn to the right twice.
  • Take the TOILET ROLL WITH CHRISTMAS MOTIF.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Exit to the map and select Stina’s Bakery.
  • Ask Stina about the Berling foundry and she recommends you visit the library.
  • When you return to the map, select the Library.
  • Turn to the right and look at the close-up view of the right workstation.
  • Select the mouse to activate the database.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Read the Berling foundry article to learn that a man was allegedly murdered in a ritual there by the Madonna cult, which was led by Hugo Berling, the head of the foundry.
  • Click on the red “Madonna Cult” link to open another article.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Read both pages of the article on the Madonna Cult for more information on the murder and the cult.
  • Click on the “next” arrow to move to the second page; click on the “previous” arrow to return to the first page.
  • Click on the red “the water tunnel at Hammer Hill” to open another article.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Read the article on the water tunnel to find its location.
  • Click the “X” to exit the article; then back out of the workstation.
  • Exit to the map and select the Berling Foundry.
  • Look at the hole in the fence and enter the foundry.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Walk forward five times and turn right.
  • Walk forward twice and turn right.
  • Click on the double steel doors to enter the building.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Walk forward four times; turn left and walk forward twice.
  • Face right; walk forward twice and turn left.
  • Walk forward twice and turn left.
  • Walk up the stairs.
  • Face left; walk forward.
  • Turn left; walk forward; then turn to the right.
  • Take the HOOK from the shelf.

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  • Leave the floor and take the stairs to the bottom.
  • Turn right, walk forward twice, turn right and walk forward again.
  • Face left; walk forward four times and turn left.
  • Walk forward twice and turn to the left.
  • You will see an enclosed office area with turquoise paint.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Walk forward; turn left and walk forward again.
  • Look at the note on the bulletin board to gain a new location: the Train Repair Depot.
  • The note is from Max Vogler, one of the surviving members of the Madonna Cult.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Exit the office and turn right.
  • Walk forward twice and face left.
  • Look inside the storage hut and take the SHORT SCREWDRIVER.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Exit the hut; turn right and walk forward twice to leave the building.
  • Exit to the map and select Edvin’s Old Apartment.
  • Return to the fuse box and climb the ladder.
  • Turn right and look at the close-up of the fuse box.
  • Try to use the SHORT SCREWDRIVER on the screw, but it will not work.
  • Inside your inventory, use the FILE on the SHORT SCREWDRIVER to make the SHARP EDGED SCREWDRIVER.
  • Use the SHARP EDGED SCREWDRIVER to remove the screw.
  • Inside the box, take the note.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • The note sounds like Edvin was suspicious of Milly.
  • Exit the apartment.
  • While you are leaving, you receive a text message from Jonas, asking you to meet him at the Leonardo Diner.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Exit to the map and return to Milly’s Apartment.
  • The door has been left open for the cleaning lady.
  • Enter the apartment and turn left.
  • Walk forward and turn right.
  • Look at something sticking out from under the bed.
  • Look at the painting to see it is still wet.
  • Click to open the black box.
  • Take the SHARP KNIFE.
  • Click to close the black box.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Exit to the map and select the Leonardo Diner.
  • Talk to Jonas and learn he needs your ticket to the convention.
  • Return home; walk forward and face to the right.
  • Take the pink envelope.
  • Click on Jonas’ note to find the INVITATION.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Exit the apartment and return to the Leonardo Diner.
  • You give Jonas the INVITATION; then you are automatically returned to the map.
  • Select the Train Repair Depot.
  • Walk forward three times and see the building that Edvin had sketched.
  • Walk forward, left, forward, left, forward, and turn right.
  • Speak to the janitor thoroughly to learn that Edvin worked at the depot part time.
  • The janitor has the telephone number for Max Vogler’s son, but he lost his phone at the Tower Remains.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Turn left, walk forward, turn right, and walk forward four times.
  • Look inside the grate to see the JANITOR’S MOBILE PHONE.

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  • Turn around and your phone starts ringing.
  • Click on the green button to answer the phone.
  • Edvin’s father is calling to give you access to the apartment again.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

Part Three

  • Exit to the map and select Edvin’s Parents’ Apartment.
  • Select the note on the table.
  • Edvin’s father has left half a bottle of wine for you.
  • Exit the note and walk forward.

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  • Turn to the right and walk forward twice.
  • Turn right again and open the cupboard.
  • Take the KEY FROM CUPBOARD.

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  • Exit the cupboard and turn left.
  • Use the key to open the balcony door.

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  • Turn left and walk to the end of the balcony.
  • Look at the painting on the wall, making note of the colors and lock.

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  • Exit the balcony; walk forward twice and turn right.
  • Walk forward twice; turn right and open the door.
  • Turn around and look at the sewing table.
  • Take the SEWING THREAD.

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  • Exit the bedroom and walk forward into the guest room.
  • Turn left and open the left cabinet.
  • Look at the puzzle box.
  • Click on the squares to make the box match the painting on the balcony.
  • Click on the lower left square to open the box.

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  • Inside the box are a MAGNETIC STRIPE CARD and the LETTER FROM EDVIN’S BOX.
  • The letter is from Abel to Joss and states that there is a map at the foundry showing where they have hidden “stuff.”
  • Exit the apartment and return to the Train Repair Depot.
  • Walk to the Tower Remains.
  • Combine the HOOK with the SEWING THREAD to make the SEWING THREAD WITH HOOK ATTACHED.
  • Use the SEWING THREAD WITH HOOK ATTACHED on the JANITOR’S MOBILE PHONE.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Walk back to the janitor and give him the JANITOR’S MOBILE PHONE.
  • After you return his phone, the janitor remembers he lost his notebook with the phone’s unlock code at the silos.
  • Exit to the map and return to the foundry.
  • Enter through the hole in the fence.
  • Walk forward three times; turn right and enter the building.
  • Walk forward twice; turn left and walk forward twice more.
  • Turn right and walk forward twice.
  • Walk forward through the right door and walk forward once more.
  • Look at the close-up view of the bag of cement.
  • Use the SHARP KNIFE on the bag of cement and take some CEMENT POWDER.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Exit to the map and select the Silos.
  • Walk forward twice, turn left and walk forward again.
  • Turn around and go up the ladder.
  • Face to the right and try the ladder, but it is too slippery.
  • Use the CEMENT POWDER on the ladder rungs.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Climb up the ladder.
  • Unfortunately, you cannot leave the ladder to get the JANITOR’S NOTEBOOK.
  • Use the SEWING THREAD WITH HOOK ATTACHED on the JANITOR’S NOTEBOOK.

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  • Oops! You knocked the JANITOR’S NOTEBOOK off the edge.
  • Climb down the two ladders to the ground.
  • Face to the left and walk forward.
  • Turn right; walk forward twice and turn left.
  • Take the LADDER.

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  • Turn left and walk forward twice.
  • Place the LADDER to the right of the broken one.

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  • Climb up the ladders and face right.
  • Walk forward; face right and climb up a short ladder.
  • Turn right and walk forward.
  • Take the JANITOR’S NOTEBOOK.

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  • Exit to the map and select the Train Repair Depot.
  • Go back to the janitor and return the JANITOR’S NOTEBOOK.
  • The janitor gives you Emil Vogler’s address.
  • Exit to the map and select Emil Vogler’s Home.
  • Talk to Emil thoroughly and you will get the NEWSPAPER ARTICLE FROM EMIL.
  • You learn of a new location, the Shrine, which is near the mine.
  • From the map, select the Shrine.
  • Walk forward twice; turn right, and walk forward twice again.
  • Face left; take the CHISEL from the pile of bricks.

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  • Return to the map and select the Berling Foundry.
  • Enter through the hole in the fence.
  • Walk forward three times and turn right.
  • Walk forward to enter the building.
  • Walk forward three times; turn left, walk forward, and face to the right.
  • Use the CHISEL on the “band-aid thingie” from Joss’ letter.
  • Take and read the MESSAGE FROM BEHIND THE FIRST AID KIT.

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  • Learn that Abel hid the merchandise under the floor in his welding cubicle.
  • Abel also suspects Ben Dorner, so he made an impression of his house key.
  • Look at the second piece of paper to find a map to the mine.
  • Click on the map drawing to add the location to your map.
  • Exit to the map and select the Mine.
  • Taking the left path, walk forward eight times and turn left.
  • Walk forward; turn left and walk forward again.
  • Open the door and take the CROWBAR.

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  • Back out of the room and turn around.
  • Walk forward; turn right, and walk forward six times.
  • Face to the right and take the BRICK.

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  • Exit to the map and go to Stina’s Bakery.
  • Stina gives you the NEWSPAPER CLIPPING FROM STINA.
  • Edvin’s body was found in the river, missing its heart.
  • You are automatically returned to the map.
  • Select Oscar’s apartment.
  • Oscar recognizes the location of the crime scene from the clipping.
  • You are automatically returned to the map.
  • Select Where the Body Was Found.
  • Walk forward seven times and turn left.
  • Take the RUBBER GLOVES.

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  • Exit to the map and select the Train Repair Depot.
  • Walk to the building the janitor is normally near.
  • Use the MAGNETIC STRIPE CARD to open the door.

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  • Look at the area just above the printer.
  • Take the LETTER FROM BEN DORNER.
  • Learn where his office is and that he was supplying drugs to Edvin.
  • Look just to the left of the blue binders and take the INSULATING TAPE.

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  • Exit to the map and return to the Berling Foundry.
  • Enter through the hole in the fence.
  • Walk forward five times; turn right, and walk forward twice.
  • Turn to the right and enter the building through the steel doors.
  • Walk forward four times and turn left.
  • Enter the right door and face to the left.
  • Look at the close-up of the right switch box.
  • Use the RUBBER GLOVES on the loose wire at the top of the box.
  • Once the wire is in place, use the INSULATING TAPE to secure it.
  • After the wire is repaired, flip the lever on the switch box.

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  • Back out of the close-up view and turn right.
  • Walk forward, turn left, walk forward, and turn right.
  • The dark room now has light.
  • Walk forward twice, turn left, and walk forward twice again.
  • Face to the left and walk forward.
  • Look at the close-up of the floor plates.
  • Use the CROWBAR on the metal plates.
  • Take the KEY IMPRESSION and the COCAINE.

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  • Exit the foundry to the map and select the Police station.
  • Walk forward and Carol will give the COCAINE to the police.
  • You are automatically returned to the map.
  • Select Ben Dorner’s office.
  • Look at the close-up of the key pad and enter 1024.
  • Back out of the close-up and open the door.

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  • Go up the stairs, turn left, go forward and turn left again.
  • Walk forward, turn left twice, and enter the office.
  • Look at the trash can to find a note.
  • You learn that Ben is on vacation.

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  • Exit the office; turn left and walk forward.
  • Turn left, enter the office, and turn left again.
  • Take the NOTE WITH STRANGE CODE off the blue and white book.
  • Use the PENCIL on the NOTE WITH STRANGE CODE to see some strange markings.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Exit the office and return to the ground floor of the building.
  • Enter the elevator and face left.
  • Look at the close-up of the elevator buttons.
  • Compare the Braille on the buttons to the NOTE WITH STRANGE CODE.
  • The note reads 4-0-7-0-6-0.

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  • Exit the elevator, walk upstairs and turn left.
  • Walk forward; face to the left and walk forward again.
  • Open the door to find the safe.

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  • Look at the close-up view of the safe.
  • Use the combination from the NOTE WITH STRANGE CODE.
  • Turn the dial left to 40, right to 70, then left to 60.

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  • Open the blue folder.
  • You can see on the page that Ben Dorner’s address is 13 Rover Drive.
  • Exit to the map.

Part Four

  • Select the Water Tunnel.
  • Walk forward; turn left and walk forward again.
  • Turn right and look at the pile of litter.
  • Take the SUPER GLUE.

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  • Exit to the map and select Ben Dorner’s House.
  • Open your inventory and combine the SUPER GLUE and the KEY IMPRESSION.
  • You now have a KEY MADE OF GLUE.

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  • Walk to the front door and use the KEY MADE OF GLUE.
  • Click on the door to enter the house.

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  • Turn right and go upstairs.
  • Walk forward into the office.
  • Look at the close-up of the stacked trays.
  • Find the PAPER FROM BEN DORNER’S APARTMENT.

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  • Walk down the stairs; turn right and walk forward.
  • Turn left and take the KEY FROM BEN DORNER’S HOUSE.
  • The key tag is labeled “cellar & cinema.”

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  • Face left and walk forward.
  • Turn right and walk forward twice into the kitchen.
  • Turn right and look at the note on the counter.
  • Ben lost his cell phone in the cellar.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Walk forward twice and open the porch door.
  • Turn right, walk forward three times, and turn to the right twice.
  • Walk forward and use the KEY FROM BEN DORNER’S HOUSE to open the cellar door.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Walk forward, turn left, walk forward, and turn left again.
  • Use your cell phone to call the number from the torn business card that you found at the Railway Bridge.
  • You hear a ringing.
  • Right-click to exit your cell phone.
  • Look under the sink and to the right.
  • Click to view a close-up.
  • Take BEN DORNER’S EXTRA PHONE.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Press the green button twice on the phone to hear a message from Edvin.
  • Edvin asks for medical help after taking some drugs.
  • Pick up the METAL BUTTON.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Exit the close-up; turn left and walk forward.
  • Face to the right, walk forward, and face right again.
  • Open the green door.
  • Turn around and open the blue cabinet.
  • Take the small, gold casket from the top shelf.

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  • Place the METAL BUTTON in the empty hole.
  • Look at the PAPER FROM BEN DORNER’S APARTMENT.
  • Push the buttons in numerical order according to the PAPER FROM BEN DORNER’S APARTMENT.

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  • Inside, you find the LETTER FROM HUGO BERLING to Ben asking him to scare, but not harm, Abel.
  • There is also a CEREMONIAL DOCUMENT that describes the three stages of the rites of passage.
  • Beneath the documents in the box are three keys.
  • Take the RED KEY, the BLUE KEY, and the GREEN KEY.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Exit to the map and return to the Shrine.
  • Walk forward twice; turn right and walk forward twice again.
  • Face left and walk forward four times; then face left again.
  • Look at the CEREMONIAL DOCUMENT to see what path to take.
  • Move to the “X” by walking: forward- forward-left-forward-right-forward-left-forward-right.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Use the CHISEL to chip away the moss.
  • Look at the plate you have uncovered; it is unreadable.
  • Use the TOILET ROLL WITH CHRISTMAS MOTIF to clean the plate.
  • The plate reads, “The key to the keys is at the turn of the tunnel.”

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Exit to the map and select the Water Tunnel.
  • Walk forward; turn left and walk forward three times.
  • Turn left, go forward, and turn left again.
  • Walk forward seven times and look at the colored numbers overhead.
  • Click on the numbers and Carol will make a note of the NUMBERS FROM TUNNEL.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Exit to the map and head to the Mine.
  • Walking on the left path, move forward four times and face to the left.
  • Look at the note with the NUMBERS FROM TUNNEL.
  • Place the BLUE KEY in the center keyhole.
  • Place the GREEN KEY in the lower keyhole.
  • Place the RED KEY in the upper keyhole.
  • The keys will not stay in the keyholes; after you apply them, return each key to inventory.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Walk down the stairs.
  • Turn left and see the painting you found under Milly’s bed.
  • Look at the close-up of the painting.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Exit to the map and go to Milly’s Apartment.
  • Talk to Milly and learn that she is the daughter of Abel Kant.
  • Ben Dorner commissioned two paintings from Milly.
  • She still has the SKETCH FROM BEN DORNER and gives it to you.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • You are returned to the map automatically.
  • Select the mine and return to the door with the three keyholes.
  • You will need to unlock the door again.
  • Place the BLUE KEY in the center keyhole.
  • Place the GREEN KEY in the lower keyhole.
  • Place the RED KEY in the upper keyhole.
  • The keys will not stay in the keyholes; after you apply them, return each key to inventory.
  • Go down the stairs and face right so you are looking at the bricked up altar.
  • Look at the SKETCH FROM BEN DORNER.
  • Use the BRICK to push in the three bricks missing from the painting.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Pick up the chalice and click twice to move the dirt around.
  • Edvin’s missing fingers were used as an offering.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Talk to Ben, he wants to know if you told anybody anything.
  • Take the CEMENT POWDER and throw it in his eyes.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Quickly walk forward and you will automatically exit the mine and call the police.
  • The police catch Ben before he can make his escape.
  • The paper writes a splendid article on your solving the case.

Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery

  • Well, since summer is over, so much for taking care of the allotment.
  • There is always next year.

Congratulations! You have just completed Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery!

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