The Haunting of Castle Malloy Archives


Nancy’s Destiny

For many of the Nancy Drew games, you start out at Nancy’s center of operations: her desk. This moment features Nancy desk in The Haunting of Castle Malloy, where you start off simply as a member of the wedding party in Ireland. Who knew that you’d end up with a mystery later? Well… you did… […]

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Blowing Up Chemicals — It’s a Nancy Drew Thing

We shared this Nancy Drew moment today: How many of you have experienced the frustration and paranoid fear when you tried solving this puzzle? Each time I play The Haunting of Castle Malloy and reach this puzzle I get nervous. Using the claw to pick up the individual elements without touching anything else is a […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2014!

I unearthed an old sketch I did a few years ago to share with you for today in honor of St. Patrick’s day. From left to right is a coatimundi, an alien, a leprechaun in the alien’s hat and spaceship, and a Koko kow from Sonny’s sketch on Minette’s intern’s computer screen. There are still […]

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Startling Moments!

Today is a good day to start talking about the game play of Ghost of Thornton Hall. One of the true things about the older games (when I didn’t know what was going to happen) that made me nervous was every time that I was about to turn a corner, or enter a new environment. […]

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Marathon of Scares

I was trying to be more creative with my blog title, by re-using similar words from the past…eh…Anyways, as we continue the Nancy Drew “Scary Game” marathon in preparation for Ghost of Thornton Hall, we finish up Legend of the Crystal Skull this week and begin The Haunting of Castle Malloy for the weekend.  Three […]

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Weekend Puzzle #189

For those of you who don’t have this game, The Haunting of Castle Malloy is on sale this weekend! And if you haven’t followed us on our other sites; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and most importantly YouTube (I’ll give you one guess why I’m nudging you here…) sign up! The Amateur Sleuth blog posts only […]

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Tomb of the Lost Queen Cover Art Revealed!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Because we have several fun things going on today, I will write up the Weekend Puzzle (contest this time!!) in another post, see above. First of all, we are having a sale on the digital download of The Haunting of Castle Malloy. Use promo code STPAT25OFF at checkout to purchase […]

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More on beautiful environments.

It is an absolutely gorgeous day today at the office! Spring is good here; the rain does quite a good job at keeping everything green and colorful, fresh and new, so when the sun comes out, everything shines gloriously! I made a comment to a fellow worker about how the sun coming up behind the […]

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