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The Child Murderer is a shareware text and graphics adventure game designed for the beginning level player. The player takes the role of Charles Browning, personal servant to Robert Harris a rich businessman living in Victorian London. You are blamed for a murder you did not commit, and must both evade your captors and find the real killer.

The text parser uses small Verb / Noun sentences, such as Talk to the woman, or Use the candle. In addition a menu of common commands and keystroke shortcuts is displayed in most locations and key objects in the game are preceded with the term, Visible Objects.

In 2001 this game was updated and re-issued as public domain software The Murderer.


The Child Murderer DOS Load screen
The Child Murderer DOS Walking through the gardens we meet Mrs Harris...
The Child Murderer DOS ..and here she is
The Child Murderer DOS ... and here it is

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Alternate Titles

  • "Michael Zerbo's Betrayed" -- Working title

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