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Sleuth - Featured Mysteries

Scripted Mystery

Clutch of the Green Specter

by Wayne Williams Jr.
Difficulty: Intermediate
City: New York

Synopsis

Beneath the city of metropolitan Manhattan runs a vast, mysterious network of sewer tunnels...

Intro

Beneath the city of metropolitan Manhattan runs a vast, mysterious network of sewer tunnels. These sewers, long ago built to carry away the by-product of human subsistence to the seas, interweave and intersect one another, here combining with one, there running into the next, and thus culminating in an elaborate and seemingly endless labyrinth. The inhabitants of the city, perhaps bored by their humdrum existence, have time and again, over the years, conjured fantastic stories out of their imaginations and connected them to this strange, sunless world that exists under their very feet. Many a time has a man, while prodding along the city streets and having chanced upon a covered manhole in the round, pondered upon what manner of foul, unearthly creatures could be lurking in the dark sewers...


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