Laura Bow 1

Game Title: The Colonel’s Bequest: A Laura Bow Mystery
Release Date: xx-xx-1989
Release Number: 1
Game Series: Laura Bow
Next Game in Series: Laura Bow in the Dagger of Amon Ra
Designer: Roberta Williams
It’s a dark and stormy night in the spring of 1926. As Laura Bow, college student and amateur detective, you are looking forward to spending the night in your roommate Lillian’s old family mansion. A ferry transports you across a dismal swamp and deposits you on the grounds of the dreary and run-down Dijon plantation. There, the rich and eccentric old Colonel Dijon, who feels his end is coming near, has organized a gathering of friends and relatives. He announces that, when he dies, his wealth will be divided equally among those present. Should anybody die before he does, then his share will be divided among the surviving inheriting people. Shortly later in the evening the murders begin.

Who is killing the relatives and associates of the colonel, one by one? Is it the sneaky lawyer, who has a racehorse scam on his conscience and can’t tolerate the colonel’s niece from separating with him? Is it the doctor, who owns a bag with deadly injections and pills? Or did the quiet, yet imposing butler do it? Whoever is responsible, they aren’t likely to take kindly to a would-be private eye snooping around, so you’d better be careful as you discover facts (and falsehoods) about your fellow guests and their relationship to the old man who’s money will be inherited by whoever survives him. Use secret passages to overhear private conversations, look out for suspicious items which may change from location, search for finger prints and other clues to find out the truth behind the killings. Observe, be fast and careful, because you could be the next victim.

Important links:

– Laura Bow forums
– The Colonel’s Bequest at The Sierra Chest
– The Colonel’s Bequest at The Sierra Help Pages
– The Colonel’s Bequest Sound track at Quest Studios
– The colonel’s Bequest Digital Sound track at Quest Studios
– The Colonel’s Bequest at Wikipedia
– The Colonel’s Bequest at Mobygames

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