Welcome to Thornton Grove, an idyllic hamlet far from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Life is simpler here. The people are friendly, the atmosphere is laid back – but something sinister is hidden just under the surface. A recent string of bizarre crimes has broken the silence in this serene country town. It’s up to aspiring mystery writer Nora Mistry, to unravel the truth. Investigate the scene, follow leads, and narrow down the suspects to find the killer!

Every crime is a puzzle…
To get to the bottom of these mysterious crimes, it’s going to take a keen eye for detail. Play levels and use a detective’s intuition to unravel matching puzzles and uncover hidden objects in the crime scene. Find clues by solving matching puzzles – just match three or more items to clear them and finish the level. Then play detective – use the clues to interrogate suspects, and solve the mystery once and for all!

It’s a long story…
Meet friendly townspeople during your investigations, each with their own story. Team up with Deputy Shanahan, the lovable but slightly hapless sheriff's deputy. Chat with Mrs. Musgrove, a matronly innkeeper who has lived in the area for decades and knows everyone’s dirt. Meet plenty more colorful characters over the twisting, ever-growing story! But be careful – everyone is a suspect.

In Small Town Murders:
- Solve puzzles to collect hidden clues and solve the mystery!
- Put your detective skills to the test in match-3 puzzles.
- Match 3 or more items to clear them.
- Play tons of levels!
- Meet colorful townspeople.
- Swap gossip for juicy leads.
- Work as a detective to solve the case.
- Investigate crime scenes to find clues.
- Interrogate suspects to uncover the truth.
- Unravel the mystery!
- Enjoy the adaptive music system that reacts to the twists of the eccentric storylines!


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Small Town Murders is completely free to play, but there are optional in-app purchases available.

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What’s New

Version 1.0.0

Discover an all-new case – ‘In-Laws and Outlaws’!

It's wedding season, and the Woodlands Hotel on the town outskirts is teeming with drama and intrigue. Will the bride and groom get their happily ever after?
– NEW levels – now over 1020 in all!
– Earn extra coins from moves and boosters left over at the end of a level!
– Hard levels are now labeled and give extra coin rewards!
– New catalog view showcases all the cases in the game!
– And more!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10.9K Ratings

10.9K Ratings

Kei6591 ,

Fun Game

I really like this game. It’s super fun, I’m almost done with the first case. There are a few things that I wish were different. One is the points and coins per level. I wish there was a bonus for unused moves, like extra coins after the level. I also wish the points scored during the level actually meant something. As far as I can tell they don’t, but I just started the game so I’m not sure yet. The last thing I wish was different is that in other games similar to this one I can play a bunch of levels and save up stars for doing the tasks. That way when I wanted to go faster through the story without stopping I could, instead of having to stop and do the task then watch the scene. Especially when I have unlimited lives I like to breeze through levels.

That’s just me being picky though. The game is seriously a lot of fun and I do like the story line so far!

AlleyDee ,

Your updates just aren’t worth it

This is the second time you have apologized because a “wonderful” new update sets people back into scenes they have played before but how about putting us back two cases!! Somehow getting 24 hours of free play is suppose to make us happy?!?!? Sure I’m on the same level I was but this time you have thrown me back 2 crimes. So now I have to work the puzzles again and yet I already know the story lines and who is guilty. We are not stupid. There is a way to update games without messing up YOUR customers game play. I don’t see what you think you are gaining except making “clients” which is what we are or maybe customers is the better word —ANGRY and Frustrated with your company.
I believe that most people who play games like these will search out other games by the same company. If you continue messing up people’s playing you will lose any future and probably current clients.
I really liked this game but since you have messed up my games twice now I don’t think I’ll be looking for any other games by your company.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback! We understand the frustration these changes have caused. These kinds of events won't happen again in the future and we hope that you stay with us as we release new cases.

Eventyr613 ,

Hitting a wall here...

Ok, so I’ve never loved this type of game, but this one was kinda fun. Until the levels became impossible out of no where. I’ve had this game for a while and I’m on level 267. I’ve managed to pass the previous levels by using power ups or paying 900 coins, but it’s taking forever to get through case four. Challenging is fine, but through the past cases, I had been doing okay and I just suddenly couldn’t pass the levels anymore. Especially when I go from one or two tries to 10 or 20 tries. It’s annoying to just hit a wall and fail constantly with basically one tile left to put carpet on or one more light bulb to collect, so I don’t really no what to do because I’m not going to pay for more power ups and this has just turned frustrating.
Oh and one last small thing, I just find it funny that Nora is supposed to be a right Sherlock Holmes and she just does not pay attention to the speech of other characters (like Mr Hunt basically said that Mrs Higgins was his wife and she just did not care) I just find that a little amusing


Rovio Entertainment Oyj
157.5 MB

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Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Starter Pack $0.99
  2. Starter Bundle $1.99
  3. Apprentice Pack $4.99


  • Family Sharing

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