Holmes & Co. 2nd edition.
Summary from Andrea Angiolino, used with permission.
A streamlined game system for role-playing detective stories. Players are detectives investigating on murders, thefts and such. The authors later become some of the most successful writers of murder parties in Italy: their games are still staged in theatres and summer festivals. In this RPG they also give suggestions about how to write adventures based on published mystery novels.
New enlarged edition, with advanced rules for the "English-style" classical investigations. Under pressure of the new publisher, rules for "American-style", hard-boiled games are added, with firearms, chases by foot and vehicles, and action in general.
Three complete adventures are included: "L'Avventura del Piede del Diavolo" ("The Adventure of the Devil's Foot") from the first edition; "Buon Compleanno, Merit!" ("Happy Birthday, Merit!"), another "classical style" adventure set in the '50s in USA; "Lo Scettro di Marduk" ("Marduk's Sceptre"), action adventure set in New York in the year 1929.
Artist - Vittorio Giardino