PERFORMANCE MYSTERIES

DEAD LUCKY

Welcome to Geezers Palace - The most prestigious hotel and casino in Las Vegas and jewel in the crown of billionaire hotelier Donald Tramp’s vast business empire. 

Here fame and fortune can be won on the flip of a card or the roll of a dice. (And lost again just as quickly...!) But a dark secret lies at the heart of Sin City, and when Tramp is found drowned in the hotel fountain it seems everyone had reason to want him dead.

 

 

CLUE-DUNNIT?

Was it Colonel Helman Mayo in the Library with the Knife...?
Lady Weewilly in the Ballroom with the Pistol...?
Miss Magenta in the Kitchen with the Arsenic...?
The eight famous faces behind the board gaming phenomenon 'Cluedunnit' have gathered together to celebrate the game's 10th anniversary. But when the players take turns to drop down dead, it's appears a real killer is on the loose! Can the dice really be deciding who dies? Who is playing to win? And how can you solve a whodunnit when it appears the murders themselves are the red herrings?

STRICTLY COME DYING

It's the finale of the nation's favourite dance show Dance Fever where celebrities compete to revive their flagging careers through the magic of dance. But minutes before the show goes live its veteran presenter, Player Cardsright is found strangled with a pair of shimmer tights. With the clock ticking and the famous Sequin TapShoe Trophy up for grabs, its  up to you to solve the murder and keep this show on the road.

 

This is definitely a case of murder on the dance floor!

 

 

MURDER AT THE MOVIES

Hollywood in the 1940's. The most glamorous place on earth. Corny Brothers studios is delighted to open its doors for exclusive backstage tours, allowing a fascinating peek behind the scenes into how the movies are made. Meet with the stars of the next Hollywood hit and enjoy a unique opportunity to chat to both the writer and director of thespectacular Gone with the Wind sequel; Back with the Breeze.


**Please note : Since the death of star Mark Cable who was mysteriously found shot in his locked trailer, places on Corny Brothers Studio Tours are extremely limited. Studio bosses Tom and Jerry Corny are prepared to offer a substantial reward if any participant is able to offer a solution to his seemingly inexplicable murder...**

New for

2019!

GAME OF BONES

Autumn is coming! The seven kingdoms of Easterrachel are tentatively united under the rule of the Bronze Throne. From the North advances a seemingly unstoppable hoard of undead monsters, from the east approaches a rival queen and her offspring dragons, and from within chaos reigns as each noble house fights for supremacy...

At such times of chaos and infighting there can only be one solution; A royal wedding!

Families have gathered from across the land to attend the so called ‘Yellow Wedding’ of the brattish child King Godfrey to his future queen. But when the King is found dead; boiled in the melted bronze of his own throne, it seems everyone in the kingdom had just reason to see their ruler dead.
But whodunnit?

GARRY JOTTER AND THE MAGICAL MURDERS

Pigblisters School of Magic and Mystery is home to the spell casting world's most famous bespectacled child prodigy; Gary Jotter and so is the first choice of educational establishment for all young warlocks and witches. But something sinister lies at the heart of the school, threatening the lives of pupils and teachers alike. When headmaster Grumbledum is found dead, having been seemingly sawn in half, everyone must unite to find the magical murderer before the mysterious Nethyr-Vault opens, releasing an ancient evil that could destroy the school forever!

THE CURIOUS CROQUET CORPSE

1934. You are invited to celebrate the launch of the acclaimed author Agatha Mystery’s latest crime thriller – The Curious Croquet Corpse, the latest in a series allegedly based on the locals of Latespring Vilage.

However it seems life may be imitating art a little too closely when the celebrated writer is found dead on the lawn; but what secrets does the novel hold as to the identity of the murderer? 

 

THE SPY'S THE LIMIT

The nation mourns as Britain's most celebrated secret agent James Blonde is tragically killed on a top secret mission infiltrating the mysterious BLOWFISH group. At his funeral, the largest collection of spies from around the globe gather to remember his life, or celebrate his death. But when the head of MI6 is found dead inside Blonde's coffin, with James' body nowhere to be seen, it seems the super spy may have escaped death after all. But how do you track down a murderer in a room full of assassins...?

THE CURSE OF KING TUT

The tomb is opened; the pharaoh disturbed and the curse awakened; and then the first of them dies... 

Cairo 1922. It is the opening night of the new King Tut Exhibition at Sphinx 'n' Kinks Museum, the only establishment to combine artificats celebrating ancient Egypt and erotica- a niche market we're sure you'll agree! But someone has been found dead, his body completely desiccated; every trace of blood and moisture had been removed.

What manner of devilry is at work here? Is the Curse of the Pharaoh’s Tomb coming true? Or is this merely theft and murder dressed up in folklore. Can you survive the curse and solve this the evenings mysterious events?

 

THE DEATH OF THE GREAT DETECTIVE

"...We had just lain to rest our most difficult and disturbing case of our careers to date, and brought the villanous butcher of Baker Street to justice. Celebrations were to begin in earnest when the unthinkable occured. The fate I had long feared. Sherlock Holmes, The Great Detective, is dead. Apparently killed in his bed, the door locked from the inside and no signs of forced entry. It will take a better man than I to solve this puzzle and avenge my friend." Dr John Watson.

THE GREAT BRITISH BLOODBATH

The British Bake-Out Bonanza has become the surprise TV hit of the decade. Groups of amateur bakers from all over the UK have been competing to impress the Bake-Out judges and win the coveted golden whisk. But when frontrunner Victoria Sponge is found drowned in her own cake batter, it seems someone believed she'd had her just desserts. 

New for

2019!

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE DEADLY

Life is hard and friends are few in the old American West. In the tiny town of Tombstone a solitary sherif and his downtrodden deputy attempt to uphold the rule of law against rustlers, gunslingers, cowboys and worse. The recent discovery of gold in the Old Nugget Mine has had strangers and gold-rushers pour through Tombstone in search of fortune, but all are held to ransom by the mysterious man in black intent on finding someone worthy of a duel at dawn.

Gathered in Dirty Sally’s Saloon, the town mayor is set to announce the opening of long awaited Tombstone railroad; a much needed connection to civilisation. But when he’s instead found dead on the tracks it seems someone thought the town wasn’t big enough for the both of them...

MURDER IN THE MUSEUM

Mysterious antiquities collector Anthony Nonomous is hosting a glamorous dinner to celebrate his gifting of the priceless Lesley Garrett Roman Opera Hat to the local museum. However, before the evening can get underway, Nonomous is found dead in the gallery with the ancient hat perched upon his lifeless head. It seems it's not only the museum which holds a secret as each of the guests seems to have something to hide...

MURDER IN THE MADHOUSE

Blackfire Asylum - Home for the criminally insane. A specialist facility where the worlds so-called 'Supervillains' are housed for rehabilitation. When a new inmate - Alfred Caine; butler to the famous billionaire Wayne Bruce - is found dead in his cell, it seems everyone in the Asylum had reason to want him gone. But how do you go about finding a murderer in a building full of killers...?

SCARED TO DEATH

"Twas the night before Hallows and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse..."
But something is stirring in Mystery Manor. Something sinister. Something that has driven the previous residents out of the house. A ghostly presence that doesn't approve of others setting up home on her property. There's only one thing for it - call in the TV ghost-busting team Frightly Nightly! But when the homeowner is found dead, her heart ripped from her body, can it truly be a vengeful spririt killing from beyond the grave?

New for

2019!

TIME TO DIE

Welcome to the Paradox Party - the largest collective gathering of time travellers the universe has ever seen! For one everlasting night every time traveller attends to raise a glass to old Grandfather Paradox and discuss the ever-in-flux rules of travelling in time. It’s a rare opportunity to walk amongst destiny and meet such legendary peers as the mysterious Dr What, magical Harmony Ranger, and madcap Doc Beige and Matty McFry.

But time travel is a tricky business. Sometimes things don’t seem to happen in the right order. And when the bodies of all four heroes are found dead in the future, it appears one of their past selves is a potential killer!

ET TU, SHAKESPEARE?

‘Dream on, dream on, of bloody deeds and death’

Richard III.

400 years after his death it seems the Great Bard still has secrets to share. Rumours have spread like wildfire that a previously unknown and unpublished play has been discovered - And a sequel, no less; ‘Lots To Do About Something!

However, mere hours before the manuscript can be authenticated, renowned Shakespearean scholar Professor Oliver Worldsastage is found dead; Stabbed 22 times in the back beside a final message written in iambic pentameter seemingly using the victim’s own blood. But is the play the thing, or did someone have other sinister reasons to want the Professor to shuffle off this mortal coil?

AN AUSTENTATIOUS MURDER

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen.

Acknowledging Jane Austen as one of mankind’s most gifted writers on the subject of love and the human condition, tech developers have created the ‘Austen Algorithm’ - the key to finding the perfect partner! The new app Dating Mr Darcy is due to be launched at an Austen themed gala celebration… But moments before the app goes live, its creator is found dead - Someone has quite literally broken her heart!

But which of the Austen aficionados is a potential killer? What clues to the crime can be found within the works of the author, and just who will end up dating Mr Darcy? A murder mystery that will take all of your sense and sensibilities to solve!

 

THE ART OF THE THRILL

A collection of the world’s leading thriller writers continue their international tour, inviting audiences to experience their unmissable masterclass ‘The Art of the Thrill’.
But at each event a dangerously obsessive fan has killed off an attendee in a series of seemingly impossible murders, intent on proving that life can be stranger than fiction.
Tonight the so called ‘Thriller Killer’ has struck again. Four bodies have been found, each with an envelope simply entitled ‘The Solution’ containing little more than nonsense.
Someone is playing a dangerous game and time is running out. But how do you solve a mystery in which the murders themselves seem to be red herrings...?

THE BOOK BUTCHER

The Spinebenders Book Club is delighted to announce an exclusive opportunity to meet and greet five of the most talented and prolific authors of the modern age. Jake E Rolling; creator of Pigblisters School of Magic and Mystery, Faye Mousfive; young-crime fiction writer extraordinaire, Cliff Hanger; the leading name in twisted thrillers and Dan Kmemes; YouTube sensation turned novelist.
However, when writer Rita Books is found dead with an axe in her back, murdered by an assassin who seemingly vanished into thin air, it seems it’s not just books that can have a broken spine...

Seasonal Mysteries

THE GUTTED GROTTO

“What fun it is to laugh a sing a SLAYING song tonight!”

With Christmas just around the corner the world renowned Santa’s Grotto of 34th Street Store is busier than ever delivering joy and glad tidings to all. A magical experience for all ages, the grotto packs in magical elves, adorable reindeer and, some say, the real Santa himself!

But something sinister is hiding in Santa’s sack. The store manager has gone missing and the wrapping seems suspiciously stained in red...

There’s been a Massacre on 34th Street and a Christmas killer on the loose! Is an evil elf, a ruthless reindeer or a sadistic Santa behind the murders, or is someone else hoping for a Silent Night this Christmas?

 

New for

2019!

HAPPILY NEVER AFTER

One upon a time Cinderella wished to go to the royal ball. Her magical fairy Godmother cast a spell and soon Cinderella met her handsome prince and lived happily ever after... At least that’s how everyone thinks the story goes. In fact, the enchanted land of Pantomime is a far darker realm than anyone would believe. When the Fairy Godmother is found with her throat cut - apparently slashed with a glass slipper - it seems a fairytale killer might well be on the loose and anyone in Pantoland could be a suspect! 

 

A CHRISTMAS KILLING

Christmas Day 1843.
When world renowned businessman Sir Alan Scrooge is found dead in his parlour on a snow-covered christmas morn, you’d think there’d be no shortage of suspects who’d want to see the miserable miser murdered. But why are there only one set of tracks in the snow outside? How was Scrooge killed through an impenetrable locked door? And why has Spiritualist Charlie Dickens been seen snooping around the premises? 


Can Scrooge really have been killed by a ghost of Christmas past...?

A traditional tale retold in a uniquely Highly Suspect way. Expect frights, fatalities and frivolities!

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