Thursday, 23 October 2008

Want to organize a murder?

With Halloween fast approaching, thoughts turn to dark deeds and slightly strange parties. I gather murder mystery parties are very popular at Halloween. In case you fancy that kind of thing, I thought I'd mention my ebook of mystery events, Organizing a Murder.

Organizing A Murder contains twelve different mysteries to solve with your friends. It's a downloadable ebook, so you can get it straight away - ideal for those last minute parties - and it makes a great resource because you can print off elements like answer sheets and clues straight from the 118 page ebook to set the scene for your crime.

There's huge variety. Not all the mysteries are murders, and the events are graded on three different levels, from those suitable for children from around 9, up to complex mysteries that need all the cunning of an adult player. Settings vary too, from a traditional country house to a starship in deep space.

Also unlike the party kits, there's a lot more variation in the way the each mystery is played out, from a simple treasure hunt, to a complex mystery with witness statements, clues and evidence to sift through. And because the players are all detectives, as individuals or teams, it's much simpler to organize as there's no need for costumes and embarrassing play acting. This approach means that any number of players can take part in one of these events.

Want to see what it's like? You can download the contents, introduction and part of one of the simpler mysteries for free by RIGHT CLICKING HERE and selecting "Save Target As..." or "Save Link As..." to download.

You can buy it at £10.99 (or $22.99) from the Organizing a Murder website, but as you've been kind enough to read my blog, you can buy it at a discounted rate of just £10. Just click here to go to the discounted page.

Sales pitch over - and have a suitable maniacal Halloween next week.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, this might be very useful for someone's birthday. One of my daughters once had a murder mystery party from one of those websites you mention, and it was pretty good on the whole. The only problem was that one guest did not turn up so her role had to be taken by one of the others, and another guest did not like the game so spent the evening reading a book. But, those impediments apart, pretty good. So we might do it again (not for Hallowe'en, though, that's too exciting on our street as it is, avoiding all the rampaging micro-trick or treaters).

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