Murder Mysteries for 2017

Posted on June 10th, 2017 in Bed and Breakfast, Events.

Come to this blog page for information about upcoming murder mysteries at Silver Heart Inn. If you’ve never been to one of our murder mysteries, here is what to expect.

July Murder Mystery:

I Loathe a Parade – July 8th, 5:30 PM

FirecrackerJoe Possumz was first elected mayor of the community of Elmtown (population 12,000) twelve years ago. At that time, the 4th of July parade was a ten minute affair, consisting of four units and a lot of fire trucks. With the mayor’s backing, the parade has become a holiday extravaganza. The 80-plus units in the parade now take two hours to pass by the reviewing stand, where the mayor gazes with pride at the event that he built and nurtured.

This year’s parade was unforgettable. As always, Mayor Possumz was in the reviewing stand, waving at the parade while wearing his famous red-white-and-blue bowtie. As the final drum-and-bugle corps passed by, the mayor bit into a hot dog coated with traditional brown mustard and topped off with a dark-green dill pickle. When he finished the culinary treat, Possumz wiped the perspiration off his brow, smiled faintly at the crowd and collapsed. To the amazement of those nearby, the local doctor rushed to him, checked for a pulse, and pronounced him dead.

Any politician is only as secure as his last controversial decision, and the mayor has made many enemies over the years. Could one of them have done in the mayor as he was enjoying his most noteworthy accomplishment?

Admission includes:

– Participation in Murder Mystery
– Gourmet Dinner

Overnight stay option. Rooms are limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Two guests, dinner, room, breakfast and Mystery tickets included. Please call for assistance with this special package reservation.

Tickets for the next Mystery are available online here.

August Murder Mystery:

Death Bemoans Her – August 12th, 5:30 PM

It was the quarterly meeting of the Gazillionaire Girls Group, an exclusive club whose membership is comprised of successful women who made it big without relying upon the other gender. The hostess for this unique gathering was entertainment guru Bertha Brothert. Her upscale line of products appeals to the nouveau riche.

Brothert’s yacht, ‘The Perfection’ was the scene of the meeting. A special guest was present to entertain the Group’s members and to predict their futures. Famed fortuneteller Madame Magda pulled out her crystal ball and told the assembled clique of distinguished daughters of destiny that many good things await them.

Suddenly, a shocked expression crossed the mystic’s face as she shuddered in horror. The crystal ball, she proclaimed, was emphatic in predicting that someone would soon die.

The next morning, true to her words, a body was found floating nearby the yacht. It was Madame Magda herself who was the victim!

October Murder Mystery:

Death in Them Thar Hills – October 14th, 5:30 PM

Prospector Dusty Jones found gold and struck it rich. Why would anyone want to kill him?

November Murder Mystery:

Gobble, Gobble, Death and Trouble – November 4th, 5:30 PM

His turkey recipe was to die for!

What to Expect at a Murder Mystery at Silver Heart Inn

Posted on April 1st, 2017 in Events.

We had our first Murder Mystery at Silver Heart Inn in September of 2013, and we have enjoyed apprehending over thirty perpetrators since then. It is so rewarding to see justice prevail each time! Here’s what you can expect if you attend a Murder Mystery at Silver Heart Inn.


Ladies-Only Murder Mystery – Killer Apprehended!

Posted on August 9th, 2014 in Bed and Breakfast, Events.

Another murder mystery was concluded on Friday, August 8th, 2014. The ladies-only investigation began at 6:30 and ended three hours later with the arrest of the murderer. Justice prevails once again!

Food and Exercise – What Matters to You

Posted on February 10th, 2014 in Bed and Breakfast.

A big emphasis in the lodging industry nowadays is on food and exercise options.  I completely understand their importance to the chronic traveler.  After all, it’s a lot of eating out on the road, in airports, and it makes it very difficult to eat and rest well.  Simply stated, it’s hard on the body.

The Murderer has been Caught!

Posted on October 31st, 2013 in Events.

From our first Murder Mystery Weekend,

October 11-12, 2013

What excitement, what fun! A fabulous weekend event on the most perfect fall weekend.  The weather was gorgeous and we were ready to deduce the murderer in our first ever Murder Mystery.

Independence Film, Art and Music Festival

Posted on August 13th, 2013 in Events.

Film Art Music Festival

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Independence, Missouri Film, Art and Music Festival.  While it was the first, it won’t be the last.  I am already looking forward to next year.  And if attending these fine films was not enough, I had the privilege of hosting Ellen Frick, documentary film maker of Patriot Guard Riders right here at Silver Heart Inn B&B.  She is a great lady.  I will miss her and all the great conversations at breakfast over coffee.

Boxing and Life: 2013 Ringside World Championships

Posted on August 4th, 2013 in Events.

Ringside Boxing Tournament 2013

We recently had guests stay with us who were attending the 2013 Ringside World Championships boxing tournament.  This is the first year that the tournament was held in the new Independence Events Center.  It was an amazing experience. There are several insights that I would like to share.

A Train Trip: Take the Rail to the Trails

Posted on August 3rd, 2013 in Events, History.

Truman Depot, the start of our train trip

I recently had the pleasure of making a train trip by the Amtrak line which comes into Independence.

Patterns and Textures – Other Times

Posted on November 4th, 2012 in Bed and Breakfast, History.

Shirley Gamble lovingly decorated the Stone-Gamble Mansion in the 80s.  Here are a few patterns and textures in the house that her decorating complemented.

Risk Reunion Weekend, 28-29 September 2012

Posted on October 25th, 2012 in Bed and Breakfast, Events, History.

On a recent weekend, my wonderful wife Melanie presented me with a surprise that was nearly a year in the making: a Risk Reunion!

Risk Reunion: Vintage box