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Duck Detective: The Secret Salami – Complete Walkthrough

Duck Detective: The Secret Salami is a cozy mystery game about Eugene McQuacklin, a down-on-his-luck duck searching for answers in a sinister sausage-based conspiracy. You’ll need to use your powers of deducktions to inspect evidence, fill in the blanks, and bust the case wide open. In this narrative mystery adventure, nothing is quite as it seems.

Duck Detective: The Secret Salami is a short and sweet game with about eight mysteries and deductions to crack. You’ll spend your time digging up clues, interviewing suspects and solving challenging puzzles. And if you get stuck doing that then this guide is here to help! We’ve got all of Duck Detective‘s deductions, answers and walkthroughs at each stage


The Nest Egg

The first mystery in Duck Detective: The Secret Salami, is more of a tutorial in what you’re going to encounter during the rest of the game. The story starts off in Eugene’s rather sad apartment to find out where his money went.

1.ExamineThe police badge, mobile phone on the desk, the loaf of bread on the bed, the noticeboard, papers on the floor in front of the desk, and the letter on the floor in front of the door.

Deducktion: The Duck Detective spent his last money on bread for The Duck Detective.


The Entrance

1.ExamineYellow Sign
2.TalkKoala – Ask for more details
3.TalkReceptionist – Focus on her eyes, the keychain under her phone and her name badge.
4.ExamineBox on the left of the room. Examine the notes to get two first names, a birthday and information about a stolen mug.
5.Suspect PageThe Receptionist’s name is Sophie Wintheimer
6.InvestigateCalendar – Hover over the blue date, the red circle and the giraffe’s face
7. TalkSophie the giraffe – Say Happy Birthday

Deducktion: Sophie is upset because nobody has remembered her birthday.


The Suspects

1.ExamineThe piece of paper on the office floor.
2.InvestigateThe green bag – Focus on the receipt, salami and bag near the handle.
3.TalkCrocodile – Focus on his mug, eyes and shoes
4.InterrogateCrocodile – Job notes: ask him if he knows who picked you to investigate.
Sign his book.
5.InvestigateMap on the wall – Focus on each of the four station dots
6.ExamineGo down the steps and examine the desk.
7.TalkCat – Focus on her eyes, headset, and the energy drink in her pocket.
8. InvestigateComputer Monitor – Focus on the user image, name and password box.
9.InvestigatePoster on the wall – Focus on the centre of the poster, post-it to the left, and the first name and last name at the bottom.
10.TalkBear – Focus on his tie clip, forehead, and stain on jacket near his right pocket.
11.ExamineThe name plate on the desk, and the paperwork at the other side.
12.InvestigatePortrait on the wall – Focus on the baby’s face, the bottom edge of frame and the secret compartment on the left hand side.
13.Suspect PageThe crocodile is Freddy Frederson and the cat is Laura Angst.
14.InterrogateLaura the cat – Ask her about Freddy the crocodile. Ask about Sophie the giraffe, then the job sheet.
15.Suspect PageThe bear is called Manfred Ernst.
16.InterrogateSophie the giraffe – Ask her about Laura and the job sheet.
17.InterrogateManfred the bear – Ask him about Laura and the job sheet.

Deducktion: Laura hired the Duck Detective because her lunch was stolen.
Sophie the giraffe works as a receptionist. The bear is Manfred and he is the branch manager. Laura the cat works in customer service. The crocodile called Freddy works in the operating office.


The Client and More Suspects

1.TalkSheep (in the kitchen) – Focus on the whisk, her right hand and her hair just above right ear.
2.TalkPenguin – Focus on the top of his red case, the bottom of his case and his left foot.
3.InvestigateFridge – Look at the note twice (once to find a pawprint and once to find a signature) and the red box on the top shelf. Look at the microwave.
4.InvestigateNotice Board – Focus on the orange post-it note on the right, the top of the white paper and the post-it note on the top left.
5.Suspect PageThe penguin is Rufus Sederis and the sheep is Margaret Whitlock.
6.InterrogateMargaret the sheep – Ask her about everything.
7. InterrogateRufus the penguin – Ask him about everything.
8.TalkBuffalo (at the carpark) – Focus on his nose, his right hand in his pocket and the right lapel of his jacket. 
9.Suspect PageThe buffalo is Boris Petrovic.
10. ExamineThe duffel bag in the bus storage
11.InterrogateBoris the buffalo – Ask him about everything.


  • The Client: Laura hired the Duck Detective because his/her lunch was stolen by a coworker known as The Salami Bandit.
  • More Suspects: Margaret the sheep works in customer service. The penguin is Rufus and works as the janitor. Boris the buffalo is a bus driver.
  • The Kitchen: Margaret is planning a surprise birthday party for Sophie.
  • The Culprit: Freddy is being framed by The Salami Bandit because Freddy picked up the wrong bag.

The Presents

1.ExamineSophie’s Presents.
2.InvestigateBook –  Focus on the top left of the page, the top right of the page, and the bottom right of the page. (To find the password on Margaret’s computer).
3.InvestigateThe note in the salami – Focus on the top right of the note, the stamp at the bottom, and the last word.
4.TalkTalk to Margaret and Laura. Leave the room and talk to Rufus in the main office.
5.Suspect PageThe penguin is Rufus Sederis and the sheep is Margaret Whitlock.
6.InvestigateMargaret’s computer – The password is Purple Eyed Alien.
Investigate the PC – Focus on the right side of the screen twice (first message then the second message) and the vacation window on the left.
7. InvestigateInvestigate Laura’s PC – Focus on the chat icon in the top left, the messages on the left, then the window on the right.

Deducktion: Nothing was stolen and Sophie received the following presents from her colleagues:

  • Laura gave a plushie.
  • Rufus gave a book.
  • Boris gave a necklace.

The Message and The Business

1.InvestigateThe Notice Board in the parking lot – Focus on top left of page, bottom centre of page and first circle in red section.

Deducktion: Salamis are being illegally imported from Salsiccia.


The Receptionist and More Business

1.TalkFreddy the crocodile
2.InvestigatePhone – Focus on the name at top, the first message and the second message. Leave the kitchen.
3.TalkRufus the penguin and Margaret the sheet
4.InvestigateFreddy’s PC – Focus on profile picture on right hand window, and both item listings in the left hand window.
5.TalkBoris the buffalo and Laura the cat at reception
6.ExaminePhone on the ground near Laura
7.InvestigateSophie’s PC – Focus on the pink block on the right, the text window just above it, and the second paragraph on left window.
8.InvestigateThe note on Sophie’s desk – Focus on end of first line, second line and start of last line.
9.InterrogateLaura and Boris about Sophie’s note in the office
10.InterrogateFreddy in the kitchen
11.TalkManfred – Interact with the painting and move it when prompted.
12.InvestigateThe Painting – The code for the safe is CS/00/BD.

It’s a code, with the letters standing for Customer Service, Operating Officer and Bus Driver. The combination is the number of each staff in each department. Laura and Margaret are the two Customer Service workers, Freddy is the only Operating Officer, and thanks to a note near Freddy’s desk, we know that Boris is one of four bus drivers.

The code for the safe is 214.
13.InvestigateThe open safe – Focus on the keys, the left note, middle of right note and bottom of right note.

You’ve now got a key to the server room. Go to reception and unlock the server room door.
14.ExaminePile of boxes, Server
15.InvestigateMirror – Focus on eyes, right jacket lapel, right of hat.
17.InvestigatePC – Focus on top square in right window, top square in bottom left window, then top left window.


  • The Receptionist: Sophie got kidnapped because Sophie wanted to snitch.
  • More Business: Rufus blackmailed Manfred to make him stay quiet about Rufus illegally selling vouchers. Margaret is the one who provides the vouchers to Rufus.
  • The Kidnapping: Sophie is at BearBus’s office, in a bus.
  • The Salami Bandit: Manfred is the Salami Bandit because The Salami Bandit’s and their handwriting are identical.
  • The Dirty Work: Boris is the Salami Bandit’s accomplice because the Salami Bandit needed someone who could easily carry out the importing of the salamis.
  • The Infatuation: Sophie is the Salami Bandit’s accomplice because they used to date Boris and the Salami Bandit needed someone who could convince Boris to help.

Duck Detective: The Secret Salami

Solving crime is no walk in the pond. You are a down-on-his-luck detective who also happens to be a duck. Use your powers of de-duck-tion to inspect evidence, fill in the blanks, and bust the case wide open, in a narrative mystery adventure where nothing is quite as it seems.

Duck Detective: The Secret Salami by Happy Broccoli Games is out now on the Nintendo Switch, Xbox and PC – Steam.