Murder At The Midnight Hour - An Interactive Murder Mystery Game

Susan Haley

Published by Haley Productions

Mr Henry Hogget & Mrs Abigail Windsor cordially invite you to attend the midnight wedding of Jewel Opal Hogget To Roger Quinton Windsor On December 31st, 1969 (you can change the year if you want)

Weddings are usually such happy occasions

But this one will be deadly ...

THERE ARE 6 PRIMARY SUSPECTS (these are the folks who will have full knowledge of the mystery; you'll give them a complete script):

Jewel Hogget: The bride and daddy's little girl. Having been raised by only her dad, she'd do anything for him.

Roger Windsor: a snobby, whiny, mama's boy groom with a dilemma

Henry Hogget: The father of the bride. First, he lost his beloved pig farm in Boar's Tush, Alabama and then he lost his wife, Pearl and has had to raise Jewel all by himself. And now he has to give his daughter's hand in marriage to revolting Roger

Abigail Windsor: Roger's mommy dearest, a snobby socialite who is appalled at the thought of her son marrying a pig farming, garbage man's hippie daughter.

Gregg Pierson, IV: Roger's best man. He's very competitive with Roger even though they've been best friends since they were boys

Gert Doppleheimer: Henry's widowed sister and a surprise guest this evening. It may be best if you don't mention her to the family - rumor has it she killed Jewel's mother

SECONDARY SUSPECTS (Optional. Remember, EVERYONE will be actively involved in this mystery because it will be their job to solve the case and because you'll be encouraging them to come in costume and in character. Use any and all of these secondary suspects if you have "extra" cast members you want to use. You will NOT give them a script but you will give them a description of their character and let them run with it):

1.Peace Onearth: Jewel's best friend and maid of honor

2.Muffy Tidwater: She's in love with Roger and she will confess her love tonight

3.Manfred: Abigail's chauffeur and manservant (she can order him around all night)

4.Brownie: Roger's nanny

5.Billy Joe Cyprus: The preacher man. Henry's best friend and lover of all things Leary (Tim Leary that is)

These audience-participatory Murder Mysteries are distinctive in that everything from arguments to clues to the actual murders happens in the middle of the audience enabling them to participate and witness every action first hand. None of the dialogue is scripted - it's all improvised - the role of the guests is to actively solve the case by asking the suspects questions, following them, eavesdropping on their conversations, and so on - whatever it takes to discover whodunit

NUMBER OF PLAYERS - Up to 125 plus the Primary Suspects (your cast)

LENGTH OF MYSTERY - Approximately 2 hours.

HOW IT WORKS: You'll need to provide 6-8 people willing to take part in the mystery as the primary suspects, victim(s), detective and killer (see below). They'll have full knowledge of the script, which means they'll know "whodunit". The rest of your guests will take on the role of Detective and it will be their job to solve the case. Everyone, therefore, will have a crucial part in the mystery. The game lasts about 1 ½ to 2 hours but you can, of course, make it longer by allowing more time between the scenes/action

Your guest actors won't have to memorize a lot of dialogue but they will have to be familiar with a sequence of events or timeline that will move the mystery through the clues, the murder(s) and the solving of the crime. They'll also have to carry out certain actions (like arguments) and suspicious activities to set themselves up as Primary Suspects

NB - This type of mystery game is geared towards groups of 15 or more. All scripts are rated PG-13, contain adult themes and may not be suitable for children


Upon arrival, the guests receive a program that will be a guideline for the mystery (included in this package). The primary suspects start to mingle in character, usually during the reception, and begin setting up the mystery with clues, arguments, gossip, that sort of thing. Just about the time the first course is served, the guests witness the (1st) murder. The mystery continues to unfold with more dramatic action and more clues that will lead to the mystery's conclusion. The "detective" character then allows the guests to asks his primary suspects any final questions and has the guests fill out their detective evidence record (which they receive with their programs). The solution is dramatically revealed around the time dessert is served


1. Program master (you will provide this program to all participants. It will be their guide to the mystery by providing the basic plot of the mystery, the primary suspect list and the "rules" of the game.)
2. Solution sheet master
3. Invitation master
4. Outstanding and Bumbling Detective certificates
5. Cast guidelines and suggestions
6. Supply list and prop use instructions (if applicable)
7. Paper props (for example, a medicine label or a will)

NOTE: You need only buy ONE Copy

The complete Package will be available immediately via email Download link and you can Print as many copies as you need

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