The Reading of the Will
A "sealed room" murder mystery in which everyone is a suspect
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Style: Highly Participative and Downloadable.
A murder takes place inside a locked bathroom. How did the murderer get in? How did they leave? Play a character in this deadly family saga where dark secrets keep being uncovered and no-one is quite who they say they are. The Duke of Felthorpe has invited you to his grand country estate. But will you survive the weekend?
Everyone’s character works for or is related to the Duke. They hope to benefit from the reading of his Last Will and Testament. Some are surprised. Some are disappointed. Some may be driven to murder.
The mystery is broken up into different sections. It is usually run over a meal but can take place without one. New evidence emerges as the story unravels in real time. Did the butler do it? Or was it the Duke’s maid? The Duke’s idiot son, perhaps? His son’s scheming wife?
People get the chance to put forward their own theories then the murderer is exposed. In our plots, the solution is never random or silly. When all the facts have been assembled, only one person can really be guilty. Can you work out who it is? Or is it you?
Group Sizing and Timings
- For 6-8 people
- Indoors or outdoors or both
- 2 hours
- Over a meal or without a meal
- Any date which suits you, providing we have availability
- Style: Highly Participative and Downloadable
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“One of the most dangerous classes in the world,” said he, “is the drifting and friendless woman.”
Sherlock Holmes, The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax