Every day we offer FREE licensed software you’d have to buy otherwise.

James Patterson Women's Murder Club Death in Scarlet Giveaway
$9.99
EXPIRED

Game Giveaway of the day — James Patterson Women's Murder Club Death in Scarlet

Find a ruthless serial killer in a brilliant detective game!
$9.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 27 (93%) 2 (7%) 15 comments

James Patterson Women's Murder Club Death in Scarlet was available as a giveaway on February 20, 2021!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$0.99
free today
Overcome obstacles and restore the cyber world ByteFamily.

Exclusive offer from Giveaway of the Day and MyPlayCity! No third-party advertising and browser add-ons!

A morning jog presents a chilling find, and a new wave of fear descends upon San Francisco. Enter the world of James Patterson, America`s #1 storyteller, and study murder scenes as Lindsay Boxer, Claire Washburn, and hotshot crime reporter Cindy Thomas. Find hidden objects inside nine investigations, brain-bending puzzles, strikingly-beautiful artwork, and an all-new spine tingling storyline. Discover the truth and stop a psychotic killer in Women`s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 1.0 GHz; RAM: 256 MB; DirectX: 9.0; Hard Drive: 89 MB

Publisher:

MyPlayCity

Homepage:

https://www.bigfishgames.com/games/2462/james-pattersons-womens-murder-club-death-scar/

File Size:

82 MB

Price:

$9.99

Comments on James Patterson Women's Murder Club Death in Scarlet

Thank you for voting!
Please add a comment explaining the reason behind your vote.
#1

James Patterson Women's Murder Club: Death in Scarlet
In Brief
James Patterson Women's Murder Club: Death in Scarlet was available as a giveaway on July 1, 2018! where it received a positive 91% from 32 votes with 30 comments which you can see HERE

If you like/love TV series such as NCIS, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Sopranos, The Wire, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Poirot, Sherlock, Elementary and Diagnosis Murder, reading James Patterson novels and enjoy playing HOG’s you’ll probably enjoy playing this crime solving hidden object game with puzzles based on the bestselling novelist James Patterson; (he has the highest number of NY times best sellers of all time). Despite its age (a decade old), I found it refreshingly enjoyable to play after attempting to play innumerable stale HOG’s over the past several years. I give this a decent 8 out of 10


To get a feel for today's game before you download it, please check out the following game play videos of James Patterson Women's Murder Club: Death in Scarlet HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE. You can also see more videos, a link to a selection of over 50 in-game images and a couple of written walkthroughs (in the hints section) in the ‘Other Reviews and Videos’ section below.
image

image
Introduction:
Find a ruthless serial killer in this Hidden Object adventure. You play 3 different characters and uncover lots of secrets. Conduct your own true-to-life investigation! Examine the bodies of the murdered women and find the strange marks on them. Then make tests via mini games in a laboratory to find out the victims' cause of death. You need to search for key items such as weapons, fingerprints and other evidence. Talk to witnesses, experts and create a list of suspects.
A morning jog presents a chilling find, and a new wave of fear descends upon San Francisco. Enter the world of James Patterson, America`s #1 storyteller, and study murder scenes as Lindsay Boxer, Claire Washburn, and hotshot crime reporter Cindy Thomas. Find hidden objects inside nine investigations, brain-bending puzzles, strikingly-beautiful artwork, and an all-new spine-tingling storyline. Discover the truth and stop a psychotic killer in Women`s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet.
Edited reference’s accessed HERE and HERE 1st July 2018
image

image
The Game:
Looking for murder and intrigue, wrapped up in a meaty story with lots of twists? Women’s Murder Club: Death in Scarlet, a combination hidden object puzzler and detective adventure, should do the trick.
Women’s Murder Club is based off the popular Women’s Murder Club James Patterson novels and the spin-off television series of the same name. The character’s personalities and appearances resemble their fictional counterparts rather than the television actors (which is probably a good thing considering the show’s Nielsen ratings). If you’ve read all the books or seen all the episodes, don’t fret – the mystery is completely original, so there’s no chance of spoiling your fun.
Now, about the murder…the body of a strikingly beautiful young girl is discovered at Marin Vista Point. Forensic analysis indicates she’s been poisoned with an overdose of aphrodisiac. No one’s reported her missing, and there’s no clues to her identity, other than a mysterious lotus tattoo and eerie Chinese branding across her chest. Who could do this, and why?
image

image
As you investigate the murder, uncovering new victims and suspects, you’ll have the chance to play from three-character perspectives – Lindsey Boxer, a homicide detective with the San Francisco police, Claire Washburn, a talented forensic examiner, and Cindy Thomas, a news reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle who’s got a knack for digging up dirt. Assistant district attorney Jill Bernhardt does a few cameo scenes, but ultimately works behind the scenes.
In true hidden object style, you’ll find yourself searching through suitably cluttered rooms and crowded crime scenes. During each investigation, you’ll have a list of items to find in each scene, plus a list of tasks to accomplish before advancing, such as getting a victim’s fingerprints or doing an identity search. Game play is untimed, and there’s no penalty for clicking useless objects, so feel free to explore the surroundings. You’ll also get 5 clues during each investigation, just in case you get stuck.
During your investigation, you’ll also gather inventory contents. Your inventory holds these special items, which you’ll need to use to solve the in-game puzzles. Puzzles are different from normal game play, and have you doing a variety of tasks which reveal further information about the case. For example, Claire often has the job of putting her chemicals in order using logical clues, and then testing each chemical in a Petri dish to note reaction and determine the nature of each substance.
image

image
Cindy has the tedious task of arranging microfiche in proper order (by colour and category), and then deciding which film will reveal an article pertinent to the case. There are also word games reminiscent of wheel of fortune, a bunch of jigsaw-type assembly puzzles, and one suspect chase through a hedge maze to name a few more. If any of the puzzles have you stuck, or you’d rather just play the hidden object component, you can press “solve” to skip them.
If you want to review your clues, or need advice on what to do next, you can check your evidence cards and investigation docket. These will include everything you’ve uncovered, along with hints at what you still need to solve the case.
Women’s Murder Club goes beyond what you’d expect from a hidden object mystery. The use of inventory adds depth to the puzzles, and there’s a great deal of realism to the detective work. You’ll find yourself examining the faces and bodies of victims, using black light to search for bloodstains, and finding ways to "accidentally" open letters without a warrant. Perhaps the best part is that the story is detailed and engaging, with plenty of twists to keep you guessing, but still offering subtle foreshadowing so that you can speculate as you play.
The production values are very high, with suitable background music fitting each atmosphere, and some exceptional artwork (particularly the character art). It’s worth noting that this is one of the few hidden object games where virtually all the items look like what they should. Granted, some are exceedingly small, but still fair. Plus, most of the items in the scenes make sense and are logical additions to the rooms. You’ll still have an array of butterflies and the occasional boomerang, but it doesn’t spoil the mood. Although replay value is limited once you’ve solved the case, you can expect at least 5-6 hours of solid gameplay, and many of the objects are different each time you play.
image

image
While there’s heaps of things to praise, there’s always things to look forward to in potential sequels. For one, it would be nice to see a bit more variety in some of the mini-games. Some got repetitive after they were used a few times in the game, like the microfiche and chemical sorting that needed doing in practically every investigation. It would also be great to see more objects in the rooms, since generally they contained less than a dozen, often fewer.
With excellent production values, solid gameplay, and a strong storyline, Women’s Mystery Club is an addictive and intriguing hidden object mystery that should please fans and newcomers alike. It manages to be suitably creepy and detailed without relying on gore, and offers enough realism to give the player a real “detective” feeling.
SPOILERS…Hints…….SPOILERS:
Women's Murder Club: Death in Scarlet spans across 18 locations and 9 unique investigations. Here are a few hints from the game in case you get stuck. If you really get stuck, there's a link to a full game walkthrough below.
INVESTIGATION #1: Shelf of bottles: You must arrange the bottles in order using the hints on them. Unfortunately the hints change each scene/game so there's no cheat for this puzzle.
INVESTIGATION #2: Coffee Shop Tokens: There are 5 tokens in the coffee shop - briefcase, basket, on counter, on railing, on video game
INVESTIGATION #3: Microfiche Blocks: ROWS = Blue, Pink, Black, Orange, Green scarlet cover
INVESTIGATION #4: PHOTO WALL: I got stuck with the photo wall in the back of the bar. One of the photos should be lit up. Drag the photo of the unknown victim from your inventory over the photo on the back wall.
image

image
GLASS STATUES: Hat - Left Arm Down, Right Arm Up - No Hat - Right Arm Up, Left Arm Down - Hat - Both Arms Down - No Hat - Both Arms Down - Hat - Both Arms Down - No Hat - Left Arm Down, Right Arm Up - Hat - Left Arm Up, Right Arm Down.
A "shuttlecock" is the projectile used in the sport of badminton
If you are still completely stuck, you can find a walkthrough HERE.
Edited reference accessed HERE and HERE. Originally posted by Lisa Haasbroek on May 15th, 2008 and tips by Lauren English posted on Aug 30th 2008 Edited and reposted by Whiterabbit-uk Aug 1st 2018.
Other Reviews, Images and Videos of James Patterson Women's Murder Club: Death in Scarlet:
You can see community reviews of James Patterson Women's Murder Club: Death in Scarlet HERE (see bottom of page), and HERE. You can find over 50 images of the game HERE, and some videos of game play HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.
image

image
Conclusion:
The game has detailed and realistic detective work. Lots of original minigames and a very engaging story with excellent graphics. There is some repetition with the mini games, but there’s nothing else (IMO) of note that was negative. The game is well worth downloading, especially if you like HOG’s.
If you miss today's game giveaway you can always get the game via MyPlayCity 24/7 HERE; or If you prefer to purchase the game you can get it directly from Big Fish Games HERE
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank MyPlayCity for giving away James Patterson Women's Murder Club: Death in Scarlet with the MPC toolbars etc. removed and also to the game giveaway team, as always, for securing other ways to get free games.
image

image

image

image

image

image
The latest games from Epic Games includes two games Absolute Drift; an excellent minimalistic top down drift game and even better Rage 2; a superb post apocalyptic first person shooter, with the ability to drive vehicles in an open world. {Created by one of my favourite game studios (Avalanche Studios with ID Software) I'm playing two of Avalanches games at the moment (with friends) called Second Extinction and Generation Zero; they are also the creators of the fantastic Just Cause franchise}.

At the moment We Were Here an atmospheric first person psychological horror game is free over on Steam until the 22nd February.

Please see Delenn's threads for Steam and Non Steam freebies HERE and HERE respectively. It’s worth adding these to your favourites and checking regularly for available freebies. Most are only free for a specific time. If you miss the deadline you’ll miss out. Once added to your account, it’s yours to keep.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  15 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#10

Oooops!
Sorry, the page you're looking for isn't here.
Maybe you've clicked on an obsolete link or mistyped the URL, or maybe it's just us.

Don't fret!
Just go to our home page and proceed from there. can"t download

Reply   |   Comment by tony  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

tony,

Hi Tony,

There are no issues downloading from the giveaway servers as far as I can see. There have been over 1300 downloads since the game went live and no one else has reported issues downloading the game. I redownloaded it again just to make sure something hadn't gone wrong at the giveaway end and it downloaded with no issues.

Sounds like it's either an issue with your provider, your computes security or your connection to the giveaway site. It's more than likely it's your security that is blocking the download because the games executable is protected by a Themida wrapper, which some security suits will block as a precaution because Themida wrappers can be used to hide malware. In this case it's a false positive. The giveaway team have been giving games away since 2006 (over two thousand games) and have never given away a game infected with malware. Also, if the game was actually infected we would have been inundated with comments from the community about malware issues.

The giveaway team always check all files for download from their servers with top-notch anti-malware suites before allowing them to be downloaded.

There are three things you can do to get the game downloaded and installed:
1) ... The simplest is to temporarily turn off your security, download and install the game then reboot your security.

2) ... Whitelist the giveaway site and once downloaded the files with your security so that they won't be blocked or quarantined.

3) ... Reboot your computer in safe mode with networking, download and install the game then reboot as normal.


If you are not sure how to do the latter (number 3), there's a reasonable tutorial (for Win 10) HERE

Stay safe Tony :)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#9

In investigation 4 there comes a time where you are supposed to reveal a clue by rubbing a pencil over a blank page to reveal some information. When I rub the pencil over it, nothing happens. No problem to that point, but I obviously can't continue. I don't know why it is not registering on my Win10 system. Everything was fine up to that point.

Reply   |   Comment by Rufus V. Smith  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Thanks to a comment by @Anne Hogan, I was able to get it to work by taking it out of fullscreen. (That probably would have helped in some of the other glitchy parts too.)

Reply   |   Comment by Rufus V. Smith  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#8

I just get a full black screen after starting the game. Is there anyway to start the game in a smaller window so I can if there is a message? Or any ideas why it is not running?

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Jerry, hi .
Did you try to set compatibility mode to Windows XP , or Windows 7 ?

Reply   |   Comment by JEDIGEG  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

JEDIGEG, I was using Win7 so I deleted everything and started over. This time when I finished it was ok.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#7

Played half way through on previous giveaway. Kept it on PC but never felt need to go any further. For fans it is quite good. 8.75/10 but does take digging into it to keep up interest.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#6

Not available for Mac?

Reply   |   Comment by Barb  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Add a hint button in case there is an object you cannot find.

Reply   |   Comment by Howard Dailey  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#4

Nice game. Excellent graphics.

Reply   |   Comment by Sunil  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#3

I enjoy these games but often I run into issues. For example trying to dust the fingers and then get fingerprints. I had to go out of full screen to get the dusting done. My screen is only 15" so sometimes finding objects is a challenge but fun so far. Thanks Whiterabbit!

Reply   |   Comment by Anne Hogan  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#2

This game wouldn't install. Was put into quarantine by Avira.

Reply   |   Comment by Kathleen Eykamp  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Kathleen Eykamp,

Hi Kathleen. Because the game is protected by a Themida wrapper, some anti-malware programs will automatically quarantine the files because Themida wrappers can also be used to hide malware. This will have been a precautionary measure by your anti-malware suite.

The giveaway team were forced into using this wrapper several years ago as protection when some unscrupulous community members were hacking the giveaway files so that they could install the games whenever they wished and some were uploading those unprotected executables to peer to peer sites, (where some of the earlier games from the likes of Alawar may very well still be available for download if you know where to look. Personally I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole partly for safety reasons and partly because I an a firm believer in supporting small independent developers when possible. .(we received many free standing arcade games from them and other independent developers )

The giveaway team always check all files for download with top-notch anti-malware suites before allowing them to be downloaded and have, ever since the project started in late 2006, NEVER given away a game infected with malware. Over the period from then to now we have been given well over 2000 arcade games.

There are three things you can do to get the game installed:


1) ... The simplest is to temporarily turn off your Avira security, install the game then reboot your security.

2) ... Whitelist the giveaway files with your security so that they won't be quarantined.

3) ... Reboot your computer in safe mode with networking, install the game then reboot as normal.


If you are not sure how to do the latter (number 3), there's a reasonable tutorial (for Win 10) HERE

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
Add a comment

iPhone app giveaways »

Othello Full Audio Giveaway
Shakespeare's Othello with full "radio theater" audio production.
$0.99 ➞ free today
Easy Quit Smoking & Vaping Giveaway
Easy Quit Smoking & Vaping is one of the simplest and most effective ways to quit!
$8.99 ➞ free today
CARROT Weather Giveaway
CARROT Weather is a crazy-powerful (and privacy-conscious) weather app that delivers hilariously twisted forecasts.
$4.99 ➞ free today
ArtStudio - Draw and Paint Giveaway
ArtStudio is the most comprehensive, sketching, painting and photo editing tool in the App Store.
$4.99 ➞ free today
My MP3 Converter Giveaway
This app is the easiest way to convert media files to any audio format.
$2.99 ➞ free today

Android app giveaways »

Made With Love Giveaway
A collection of real homemade Italian cuisine!
$3.49 ➞ free today
Sword Warriors: Heroes Fight - Epic Action RPG Giveaway
Became a legendary warrior and fight for Glory.
$0.99 ➞ free today
Timing Hero VIP : Retro Fighting Action RPG Giveaway
Enjoy one of the best rpg with great hero battles and combats.
$3.49 ➞ free today
Heroes Defender Fantasy Giveaway
A unique strategy Tower Defense Game!
$0.99 ➞ free today
2 Player Quiz Pro Giveaway
2 Player Quiz is a multiplayer quiz.
$1.99 ➞ free today