Having solved the Heart of Darkness, which is supposedly harder than this case, I am really confused about the outcome. I have all my subjects and have pumped all of them for all their information except for the one that can't be questioned (don't wanna spoil). However I still have no idea who kidnapped Ravenna. I have done the research and (I think) had all the twists, and found out the origin of all the physical evidence. Have other people found this featured mystery very difficult?!
Well.. in this case however it is pretty bottlenecky. And if you miss that little subtle hint you're out. <BUZZ> Next contestant!
Now, I don't know if you *can* change the difficulty of the SM after it's gone out, but if it can be done I definately say pump it up a step or two.
And since the point about my math obviously failed to get across: It was to show that the earnings and losses wasn't even close to balanced. I literally *lost* money (and time I could have used for other cases, which would have meant more fun) solving it. I am not after great rewards, but if your detective improves during the course of a game and his wallet doesn't you'll have a problem since with your experience level and the difficulty of mysteries the prices for bribes and equipment go up. You need to stand a *fair* chance of at least raising enough money to pay for it.