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.
Murder Mystery Themes
Each Murder Mystery has a certain theme. The theme could be based on a holiday (such as St. Patrick’s Day or Halloween), a particular location (Hawaii, Florida), or a mode of transportation (ocean cruise, train). It might take place in a historical period in the past. Dressing for the theme or the time period is a fun way to really enjoy the evening.
You Might Volunteer to be a Suspect
Most guests will be investigators, but a few brave souls may choose to take the part of suspects. A few days ahead of the event, each suspect will get special information about their character. None of the suspects are told who committed the murder, so everyone can help solve the case.
When You Arrive
Upon arrival, all guests will get some background information on the murder and a list of the suspects. Each guest also receives a special clue that you may keep to yourself or share with others.
Meet the Suspects
The evening usually starts with the introduction of the suspects. Each suspect has a prepared speech, and they read it directly from the script. There may be some key clues in the speeches, so listen carefully. If you are playing a suspect, the speech is an opportunity to make your character come alive. Remember, acting is good, but OVERacting is better!
Solve the Crime on a Full Stomach
After a short pause for a delicious meal, the investigators are split into teams. The teams are usually determined by seating. Throughout the rest of the night, each team is allowed to interrogate the suspects in groups of one to four. The suspects answer the questions according to the information they are given. After about ten minutes, the suspects are rotated to another group.
But Wait, There’s More…
Sometimes during the questioning, new information may come to light, such as the Coroner’s cause of death or evidence discovered at the scene.
At the end of questioning, the investigation teams try to figure which suspect had the motive, means and opportunity to commit the crime. They will ascertain why and how the victim was killed. Each team reports who they think is the guilty party to the others. The final solution is read and the perpetrator is handcuffed. Justice is served!
Once the crime is solved, recognition is given to teams that solved the crime. Then the guests vote by applause for the best costume.
Join Us in the Fun
Our murder mysteries are a fun evening of entertainment and a keen test of your sleuthing skills, all with a delicious meal! If you think you’d like to participate, you can look over the schedule for our upcoming murder mysteries. Once you’ve picked your event, you can conveniently order tickets online, or by phone.
We look forward to serving you at a Murder Mystery soon!