It was with our deepest sympathies that we must inform you that your old acquaintance, and renowned amateur sleuth, Meister Miele is missing and has been declared legally dead.
As a potential benefactor of his estate your presence is requested at Miele Manor for the reading of his will.
James Renfrew III, esquire and notary.
P.S. In keeping with Meister Miele’s somewhat … eccentric … reputation, you may be unsurprised to hear that his will includes a most unusual stipulation: only those brave enough to spend a full night in Miele Manor will be deemed eligible to inherit his legacy.