Maxwell Gregory was a world famous chef and critic, and the only way he could be knocked off his pedestal of perfection was by killing him. So someone did just that. And not only was he killed, he suffered an agonizing death. Few argued he got what he deserved—it appeared there was no love lost between him and the contestants in the International Chef Competition.

But when you arrive, with the body still warm, you know you have to bring the murderer to justice no matter how much the victim was despised!

As engaging as a book, as visceral as a movie, this Flexible Tale™ comes to life with the tap of your finger. From the authors of award-winning interactive fiction and novels comes a new way of telling stories. No longer limited to the printed word on the page or the requirement to read one page after another, a Flexible Tale blossoms to life like a flower bud opening in the sun. With each person, place, object, or concept you explore, the story grows and, with each new addition, your understanding of what actually happened, changes. You will discover the story in the order you experience it, not in a linear, page-by-page path.

As the lead detective, you will:
• See, read about, and interact with the cast of characters, each with their own motive and agenda.
• Explore locations that are threaded throughout the story, linked by the murder.
• Question witnesses; determine which are suspects, then follow-up on the evidence that connects them to the murder.
• Enter items into evidence and read and analyze the crime lab reports that detail a trail of deceit and violence.
• Get in-depth background on characters and evidence to help round out your case.

When you present your case to the D.A. he will do his best to get a conviction, but his success is up to you and your investigative talent.

Requirements: Read. Think. Tap.

What's New

Version 8.0

Complete update and rewrite.

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Neat idea, terrible endgame


Game was great until the endgame, when I had the case cracked but couldn't figure out what to do/say to gather up the remaining evidence to present to the DA. Inventory management interface is a joke. Great idea, three different boxes of rat poison without clearly defining in the evidence screen which poison came from which location.

Eventually I gave up and read the author's summation, which confirmed that I had correctly figured out the solution, but provided no hint as to what evidence was supposed to be grabbed to support the case.

Very enjoyable!


Enjoying this immensely. A very different way to "read a book." Darned thing kept me up half the night as the more I poked around the more characters an places were revealed. Great writing and a fun read. Hope it never ends!

Fun at first


Just as I said, the game had me hooked for the first two thirds. I liked this one better than the art one. But I hit a point where I knew who and how, but not the why. I went through every scene twice. Every bit of evidence twice. But I was stuck. No hints or clues. I was just stuck. Two days later I give up and just read the story. It took the satisfaction away.


Michael Berlyn
78.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2013, 2017 Michael and Muffy Berlyn


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