Volume 11

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Volume 11

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Information
Release date: July 18, 1996
Chapters:
ISBN: ISBN 4-09-125041-6
Publisher: Shogakukan
English release date: May 16, 2006
English ISBN: ISBN 1-4215-0441-3
English Publisher: Viz Media
Featured Detective & Keyhole
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Ellery Queen
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Eri Kisaki
Aoyama's death & Conan side images
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Chronology
Prev volume: « Volume 10
Next volume: Volume 12 »
List of chaptersList of cases

Volume 11 was released on July 18, 1996 in Japan.

Cast

Gadgets

Snowy Mountain Case

File 101 - A Talking Table Cloth

People

  • TV Station Murder Case

    File 102 - A Death During a Live Broadcast

    File 103 - Illusionary Road

    File 104 - Flash News Deduction Show

    People

  • Coffee Shop Case

    Characters introduced

    File 105 - An Important Person!?

    Conan wakes up to catch Ran sneaking out of the house. She says she is going to meet Shinichi for breakfast, which makes Conan happy until he wakes up enough to realize that Ran can't possibly be going to meet him. Though he tries not to care, he ends up following her with the excuse he wants to see Shinichi as well. Ran admits that she isn't meeting with Shinichi, but all she'll tell Conan about her 'date' is that it's someone important to her. When Conan refuses to leave, Ran goes out to get some cakes to bribe him with. Conan watches other cafe patrons arrive: a woman in dark hair and sunglasses who keeps checking her watch, a graduate student with his thesis, and a beautiful lady lawyer with an appointment. As Conan watches her, he gets a strong vibe that makes him think she's angry. Another patron arrives, a big man with a bandage on his ring finger who sits immediately at the bar. The dark-haired woman asks after the bathroom, though she already knows that they're not gender-separated. The odd knowledge piques Conan's interest before his thoughts are interrupted by the arrival of Shiro Wakaoji, a handsome young man with a scheduled rendezvous. Shiro's phone rings and he brags to a friend about how easily he'll be able to take advantage of his date, whose description sounds like she could be Ran.

    Before Conan can do anything, Ran calls him on the restaurant phone, explaining her delay and asking if anyone was looking for her. Conan describes Shiro as "someone with long hair", which Ran affirms must be her date even though the hair is usually tied back, like Shiro did just after getting of his phone. Shiro goes into the bathroom just before Ran hangs up to come back to the cafe. However, almost immediately, Shiro screams because he found blood oozing out of a bathroom stall. Conan rushes in and after finding the stall door stuck, jumps up to peer over the top. The dark-haired woman from before, Yayoi Himeno, is messily dead on the floor.

    File 106 - The Weapon Of The Crime

    Ran arrives at the café, joining the crowd gawking at the crime scene. Inside, Megure confirms with Conan that Yayoi's body was up against the stall door, dead from a knife to the heart. In addition, a red line around her neck implies that she was likely strangled unconscious before she died. Megure concludes that Yayoi was the unlucky victim of robber who fled through the bathroom window. Conan protests that the window is clean, but when Megure sees no significance to the point the lady lawyer says that Megure should listen to Conan. Megure recognizes her with surprise, but before Conan can ask from where, she explains that the window should be bloody if a blood-spattered robber escaped through it. Because the weapon was also left behind, the culprit must still be one of the café patrons, who tried to disguise the murder as a robbery. Her quick deductions leave Conan in awe for matching him and a bit intimidated.

    In order to leave the stall, the murderer had to climb over the top of the stall door, which the lawyer (Ms. Kisaki) proves is possible for some people. Following Kisaki's admonishment to find the culprit quickly, Megure tries to find who else visited the toilet. Conan volunteers that the four patrons he had been watching all did, including Kisaki, who smirks and compliments his memory. All four suspects explain why they came to the café. Conan finds himself oddly certain that something is different from before the murder, but he can't pinpoint what. Given the victim's behavior, he realizes the meeting place must have been the toilets, not the café, and suggests Megure have everyone try to fit over the stalls. Only Sumeragi and Kisaki fit, but the conclusive evidence of the strangling-string is absent. The ribbon Sumeragi uses to tie his books is found, but he denies being the murderer. Conan believes him because he used the toilet first and Yayoi didn't simply follow him in. As a result, Kisaki is the primary suspect, but if so then her involvement in the investigation is strange.

    Conan's thoughts are interrupted by a CSI officer leaving with the knife—as it passes by, Conan realizes there is blood spatter on the entire knife except for a thin strip of the blade next to the handle. He snatches the knife evidence bag to look closer, and realizes he also has blood on one of his hands. The only place it could have happened was in looking over the stall door, but there's no way it should have been there. In a flash of inspiration, Conan realizes why and how it could be there, and thus who the murderer is. However, he still needs to find the string as evidence. Kisaki interrupts his thoughts to return the evidence bag; Conan finds it hard to think for some reason when facing her, but then notices the wedding ring on her finger and realizes what he missed before.

    File 107 - The Two Mysteries

    Conan realizes the culprit and evidence while Megure accuses Sumeragi of being the murderer. To prevent a wrong arrest, Conan draws attention to the blood on top of the door, which doesn't fit with someone climbing out of the stall. He then draws attention to the knife, and how the culprit likely has no blood on them, but something was tied to the knife to pull it out of the victim from a distance. Kisaki picks up on Conan's train of thought to conclude that the victim passed over the door rather than the murderer.

    People

  • Mist Tenguu Case

    Gadgets introduced

    File 108 - The Fasting Room

    File 109 - The Sakura Blossoms and the Hole in the Wall

    File 110 - The Power Of Levitation

    People

  • Trivia

    • The title for each chapter are worded as the following in Case Closed:
    • File 101 - The Talking Tablecloth
    • File 102 - Death During Live Broadcast
    • File 103 - The Secret Road
    • File 104 - Emergency Detective Show
    • File 105 - An Important Person?
    • File 106 - Location of the Waepon
    • File 107 - Two Mysteries
    • File 108 - Training Room
    • File 109 - Cherry Blossoms and the Hole in the Wall
    • File 110 - The Power to Float in the Air

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    See also

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