Murder Mysteries in Kansas City & Independence Missouri
Note: Since February 20th of this year, all Murder Mysteries serve a dessert only. Dessert Murder Mysteries start at 6:00 PM, and the price has been reduced to $25.
June Murder Mystery:
Murder at Stone Mansion – June 5th, 6:00 PM
Napolian Bonaparte Stone was known as a businessman and financier. After a shadowy past in Kentucky, he came to Independence, Missouri in 1847 to make his fortune. With his business partner William McCoy, he supplied stock animals to settlers and prospectors headed for California and Oregon. Business was good enough that Stone was able to build an impressive estate for his growing family on the outskirts of town.
Business dried up when the Civil War started in 1861. With his wife and three daughters, Stone endured Confederate raids, lawlessness in the countryside and overbearing Federal administration for nearly four years. Stone sometimes had to resort to business dealings he would never even consider in normal times.
After the Civil War, a vast amount of people came to settle in Independence and the surrounding countryside. Stone and McCoy were instrumental in re-establishing normal business after the devastation of the war.
By 1883, Napolian Stone has settled into a comfortable life. His major concerns have been his three daughters’ proper marriages, and assisting in the political aspirations of his partner William Mccoy and his son-in-law, John Crisp.
But Stone’s comfortable life was cruelly cut short when he was shot and killed in his estate yesterday evening.
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July Murder Mystery:
Death in Them Thar Hills – July 10th, 6:00 PM
It 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.
August Murder Mystery:
Captain Morgan Mystery – August 7th, 6:00 PMTreasure hunter Barry Gold was killed in Belize looking for pirate’s treasure. Who killed him and why? Did he find the treasure?