Instruction manual
This is the quick guide for Murder Mystery.
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Old School RuneScape uses the British convention for floor numbering: Ground floor, first floor, etc.


Start point Quest point icon The Sinclair Mansion, north along the path between Seers' Village and Camelot. Talk to one of the guards around the mansion.
Official difficulty Novice
Description Old man Sinclair has been found dead in his mansion! Unfortunately, the local authorities are having some trouble figuring out who's the guilty party. Maybe the unbiased eye of a passing adventurer will be of help.
Length Short
Requirements None
Items required


Enemies to defeat None


  • Talk to the guard at the entrance of Sinclair Mansion and agree to help. (Chat 1)
  • Go northwest and investigate the sacks in the shed, take 7 flypapers.
  • Go inside and take the pungent pot and criminal's dagger.
  • Investigate the nearby smashed window for the criminal's thread.
  • Search the barrels around in the house to get 6 silver items. There are 4 barrels upstairs and 2 barrels downstairs. The barrels can be found in the small bedrooms that appear as red on the minimap.
  • Go to the kitchen and fill your pot with flour from the barrel.
  • Use flour and flypaper to dust each silver item and the dagger.
  • Use the silver items' prints on the dagger's print until you get a match. Remember who it is.
  • Talk to Gossip outside of the mansion and ask who he thinks is responsible. (Chat 2)
  • Talk to the poison salesman in the Seers' Village pub, ask who he sold poison to. (Chat 2)(Make sure to select Murder Mystery if you have already started The Fremennik Trials)
  • Go back to the mansion and talk to the person whose prints matched, ask why they bought poison. (Chat 4)
  • Search the item they say they used the poison on.
    • Anna - Compost heap
    • Bob - Beehive in cow pen
    • Frank - Family Crest, east of the front door
    • David - Spider nest 1st floor[?]
    • Carol - Kitchen drain, west of the front door
    • Elizabeth - The fountain
  • Drop the silver necklace before talking to the guard if you want to keep it, you can't get it back afterwards.
  • Talk to a guard. (Chat 3) (Make sure the whole house is investigated first!)

Quest complete!


Murder Mystery reward scroll

Required for completing

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