Murder Mysteries for 2017

Posted on September 22nd, 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.

October Murder Mystery:

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

Cactus Gulch, AZIt is 1883 in Cactus Gulch, Arizona, near the Grand Canyon. Prospector and gold mine owner “Dusty” Jones dropped dead during a dinner in his honor that was hosted by the residents of the town.

Jones had arrived in town five years before, flat broke and relying upon the generosity of the locals to help him get by. Now, he was one of the wealthiest men in Arizona Territory. The source of Dusty’s riches was the gold mine that he discovered during his forays into the wilderness four years ago. Ever since, he made weekly visits to town with bags of gold nuggets and gold dust to be assayed at the Cactus Gulch Bank. It was widely known that the gold was graded as 22-carat, the purest strike ever in these parts.

Dusty named his mine TAqIlA. Since he never went to school and couldn’t spell very well, it was understood that he meant to name it after his favorite drink, Gila Gold Tequila.

Jones was being honored at a dinner organized by residents and prominent local figures. Everyone drank their beverages of choice (supplied by The Short Stump Saloon) and socialized prior to the start of the festivities. After listening to tributes by the mayor, several business owners and other townspeople, Dusty had his say, speaking his mind about the town and its people. He then raised a glass of Gila Gold, toasted the crowd and sat down. A few minutes later, he slumped over in his chair. The town doctor, present at the festivities, rushed to him, but it was too late. Dusty was dead.

U.S. Marshal Nate Dillman is investigating the incident. Because Dusty was in relatively good health, the marshal believes he may have been murdered. He intends to deputize citizens to investigate.


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.


November Murder Mystery:

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

He was world-renowned for his gourmet turkey dinners. Chef Ramsey Gordon attracted food aficionados from everywhere to his fine-dining establishment, “The Golden Gobbler.”

Last night, Gordon’s restaurant was to have been jam-packed with hungry customers, waiting for the chance to devour his famous main course. Yet, it was not to be. The famished fowl feasters were unexpectedly told the sad news that Gordon was dead, the victim of an unfortunate accident. Yesterday, while lighting his personal oven – the one only he was allowed to use – an explosion rocked the restaurant, putting an untimely end to the career of the duke of the drumstick. The circumstances were suspicious enough that authorities investigated and proclaimed the death to be not an accident, but a well-calculated homicide.

Who would have done away with the wizard of the white meat with Thanksgiving in the air? Only sound logic and expert sleuthing skills will solve the case and ensure that no clues are left over.


December Murder Mystery:

I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus – December 2nd, 5:30 PM

What kind of person would kill Santa Claus and break the hearts of millions of children?

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.

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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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