"Sarge, come quick!"
"What is it lad?"
"We've had a messenger from the Sinclair Mansion; seems like someones done in old Lord Sinclair"
A murder? Here? On his watch? This wasn't good news.
The fact that the old Lord was a close personal friend of the King didn't make it any better. Someone was going to pay for the crime, and he had a horrible feeling if it wasn't the murderer it was going to be him. He called all guards not on active duty to the barracks.
"Right lads, all leave is suspended as of now. We want every spare man at the mansion going over it with a fine tooth comb. Anyone have any complaints about it?"
The junior guards could see the expression on his face and decided not to raise any objections.
"Excellent. See you all at the Sinclair Mansion in 10 minutes. And we're not leaving until we've caught the villain."
As the guards left in single file he hoped they found the culprit quickly; murders didn't happen very often and failing to solve the killing of a friend of the King wouldn't help his career prospects much.
As the last guard left he muttered under his breath
"Yes, this is a real murder mystery alright..."