Murder Mysteries in Kansas City & Independence Missouri
Note: After February 20th of this year, all Murder Mysteries will serve a dessert only. Dessert Murder Mysteries start at 6:00 PM, and the price has been reduced to $25.
July Murder Mystery:
Death in Them Thar Hills – July 24th, 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.
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August Murder Mystery:
Captain Morgan Mystery – August 14th, 6:00 PM
In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Caribbean Sea was a mecca for Spanish gold and piracy, with the waters off Central America a hotbed of buccaneering. At one time, because of the gold within its boundaries, Panama City was regarded as the richest city in the world. And in 1671, Captain Henry Morgan looted that city, making off with a cache of gold and treasure.
As his death approached, Morgan drew a treasure map pinpointing a precise location in what is now Belize for his two heirs. That map was turned over to them when Morgan died in Jamaica in 1688. For reasons unknown, the map was ripped into four pieces. The cryptic segments then went the way of the four winds, changing ownership and locations many times.
Vagabond treasure hunter Barry Gold knew the story of the map and was determined to gather all four segments so that they could once again be joined, leading to a bonanza that would be worth millions. But before he could get his hands on his latest quest, his body was discovered in his ransacked room at The Grand Iguana Resort near San Pedro, Belize. His killer had obviously been looking for something that Gold was believed to have possessed.
Who among the fifteen other resort guests would want to end Gold’s career and permanently terminate his quest for Morgan’s map?
September Murder Mystery:
The Disappearance of Death – September 11th, 6:00 PMThe Great Radinski, world-renowned magician and entertainer to royalty, was killed in an explosion. Who among his costume party guests could have perpetrated the crime?
October Murder Mystery:
The Cat Screamed at Midnight – October 2nd, 6:00 PMMurder in an English castle, 1936.