So this post is well overdue, but I do like to document all our Murder Mystery parties in some way or another. The day after Valentine’s Day, I hosted a couples Murder Mystery. It was just for 6 of us, 3 couples. The murder mystery that we chose to do was one called Sour Grapes of Wrath and I’d downloaded it from the internet for free, some time ago.
The party was made up of myself and my partner Chris…
The first thing that stood out about this murder mystery game, was that we didn’t have to dress too over the top for a change. I don’t think anyone spent anything when it came to costume.
Also, because it was only six of us, cooking was so much easier. I did breaded camembert for starters and then for mains we tried out an oil fondue. This is basically the same as any other fondue you might have tried, cheese or chocolate etc. However in the fondue pot you place boiling hot oil instead and you serve small slices of uncooked meat, prawns, mushrooms and onions etc. We had so much fun cooking our own food, using the various dips and more importantly, stealing each others dinner as it fell off our forks!
As for the murder mystery, this was our scenario and characters.
One year ago, Robert Killingsworth bought the farm. Six months later, he was dead – leaving his widow, Elizabeth, to tend to their fledgling winery and vineyard on the outskirts of California’s wine country. With mounting debts and no clue as to how to run a business, Elizabeth is desperate to sell the farm and recoup her losses. The fierce drought and shaky economy, however, have left the Killingsworth Farm on the market for far too long.
One early autumn day, six people passed through the gates of Killingsworth Farm to see Elizabeth – one of them, a cold-blooded Killer…
Those Present at Killingsworth Farm:
Michael Nightshade: This real estate developer from New York arrived unannounced with plans to buy Killingsworth Farm and develop it into a low-cost housing community. His boss ordered him to obtain the Killingsworth land at any price…
Dr. Chelsea Barren: After suffering a nervous breakdown, this psychiatrist and best-selling author moved to Northern California to relax… but she moved next door to the Killingsworths instead.
Vicki D’Adly: Elizabeth’s estranged sister from New Jersey, she and her husband were traveling on vacation when Vicki decided to drop by Killingsworth Farm for a visit… a surprise visit.
Norman D’Adly: A real estate broker from New Jersey and husband to Vicki, Norman is trying to salvage his job and his marriage while traveling across the country on vacation.
Kathryn Lawless: Best friend to Elizabeth, this local librarian and historian has a flare for the eccentric. She lives down the road with her 15 cats and loves true crime – especially the mysterious, unsolved death of Robert Killingsworth
Enrique Graves: This young drifter wandered onto Killingsworth Farm just as Robert and Elizabeth were moving in. Elizabeth took a liking to Enrique and he has lived on the farm ever since – tending to the fields… among other things.
We had a huge amount of fun and although the murder mystery itself was fairly average, we’ve definitely done far worse. While I love the huge big murder mysteries we do, there was something to be said for a nice small one too.
Watch this space for more of our murder mystery party updates!