Can you find the hidden clue, that one object that fuels your suspicion and ultimately solve the murder mystery?

A new match 3 puzzle game from the makers of Angry Birds!

Welcome to Thornton Grove, an idyllic hamlet far from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Life is simpler here. The people seem friendly, the atmosphere is laid back – but something sinister is hidden just below 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. Uncover crimes and clues, find the hidden objects and solve the murder mystery!

Every crime is a puzzle & every investigation is just a game..
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 the match 3 puzzles, investigate crime scenes and uncover hidden objects to solve this murder mystery. Find clues by solving match three puzzles. Use the clues in this detective game to interrogate suspects, and solve the mystery once and for all!

Find the hidden objects and clues
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 of this game in twisting, ever-growing crime mystery stories! But be careful – everyone is a suspect. It’s up to you to uncover the real criminal, make a case & bring him to justice - play the detective game & unravel the puzzle mystery - just match three and find the hidden objects that will lead to the culprit.

Solve the murder mystery
In Small Town Murders you will go on murderous pursuits, examine each crime scene to choose your next step in this extraordinary detective game. Test your skills in match 3 puzzle games and uncover crucial clues that will help you build a criminal case. Find the murderer & be the hero of this crime story!

In Small Town Murders you’ll:
• Work as a detective to solve the criminal case
• Put your detective skills to the test in match 3 puzzles.
• Investigate crime scenes to find hidden clues.
• Play tons of levels and experience murderous pursuits as a detective
• Match three or more items to clear them.
• Meet colorful townspeople and swap gossip for juicy clues.
• Interrogate suspects to uncover the criminal case.
• Unravel match 3 puzzles to find hidden objects and solve the murder mystery!
• Enjoy the adaptive music system that reacts to the twists of the eccentric storylines
• Find the murderer & unravel the crime mystery stories.

Murderous pursuits, crime mystery stories and match 3 puzzles are waiting for you. Can you find the hidden objects and solve the murder mystery of Small Town Murders?


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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 1.8.1

Discover an all-new case:
"Drive-in, Check-Out"
What starts out as a date night turns into a murder investigation as the local drive-in projectionist is found murdered. Nora and Mike delve deep into the secrets of Hollywood, cult movies and surprising new colleagues before getting to the bottom of the secret.
- NEW! Secret Report: "Doug Cotton's Secret".
- PLAY 180 New levels!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23.3K Ratings

23.3K 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!

Dmh1955 ,

Fun yet oft frustrating

I love match-3 games such as these with a fun story that progresses as you win levels. This one is exceptionally fun as I am a true crime fanatic si the murder aspect is cool even if unrealistic. I love the characters, especially Mrs M who runs the B&B. But I have spent waaaay too much money on this already! As you progress, some of the levels are truly impossible with the number of moves provided. I understand that game-makers deserve to make a living so I am not expecting to routinely play for free. But after spending more than the price of an xbox game, I would expect the levels to be fair. Sometimes I’ll be frustrated enough to ride a level out for days and days, refusing to pay coins for 5 measly moves when it is obvious to me that at least 15 more moved are needed. Then, after holding out, all the stars align and I’ll win the level with 5+ moves to spare! I used to be a programmer so I know much of winning and losing is in the hands of the developers, it’s just frustrating when a level is obviously impossible. Kind of makes me want to move on. So, after spending what I believe is a fair amount, I will get to where I only play these types of games once a day. I’ll have several games like this progressing at the sane time so I always have something to play. So, I DO RECOMMEND, just be sure you are able to exercise self-control or you’ll find yourself in the poorhouse!

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.

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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (8th generation), iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Starter Pack $0.99
  2. Starter Bundle $1.99
  3. Apprentice Bundle $6.99


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