Murder on Maui - An Interactive Murder Mystery Game

Susan Haley

Published by Haley Productions

A luau - a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is usually accompanied by entertainment.

And a great fundraiser!

There are 8 Primary Suspects

These will have full knowledge of the mystery & will each be given a complete script ...

Harold (Albert) Logan: The owner of the Pineapple Haven Hotel (it was part of his divorce settlement). His marriage to Stella Capwell was a big mistake but she was filthy rich and he did get this hotel from her and he did get to return to his place of birth. So why is she coming here tonight?

Bambi Bianca: Harold's girlfriend, or, as she says, fiancée. An ex-con who's clearly pure white trash and who'll use anybody and everybody if it works to her advantage

Stella Capwell: Harold's miserable and mean ex-wife from NY. She now realizes she was a bit too generous in giving this hotel to Harold. Her accountants have told her it could be a big moneymaker. So she's back and she has a plan - a plan that sends Harold and anyone associated with him back to the gutter from whence they came

Mrs. Abigail Wiggins: She claims to be an author and expert on island voodoo. While she'll gladly contribute to HAAL tonight, she also senses that something evil is going to happen but she just isn't sure what. She has an interesting connection to Stella

Donny Wo: A lounge singer. Harold hired him to sing at the luau but only after Donny barraged the man with daily calls and daily appearances. Harold didn't really want any entertainment - he has a tape deck and cassettes

Thomas Q. Magnus: A private eye. He and Abigail are chums and he's here at her request because of her premonitions. And like Abigail, he's an avid supporter of anything having to do with the preservation of Hawaiian tradition and lore. What turns out to be a bonus of sorts for Thomas is the fact that he'll get to confront Stella Capwell. She still owes him money for the job he did for her Rebel Hanukkaiiaihani: He's Harold's business partner. When Harold makes money, Rebel makes money. And vice versa. Nice arrangement. Unless they lose money of course

Ruth Astoria: Stella's daughter from her first marriage. A snotty little tramp with a bad, bad, bad attitude. She hates her mother, well, because she's her overbearing mother. She also has a love/hate relationship with Harold. Tonight may decide which it'll be: love or hate

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):

Sadie Summer: Abigail's new very enthusiastic assistant who is in training (have her do everything Abigail does with complete and utter reverence for her mentor)

Chyna Doll: Rebel's girlfriend. She's a champion mud wrestler who will challenge anyone who rubs her the wrong way to a wrestling match. Rebel loves wrestling with her-he thinks it's sexy--but everyone else is just a little afraid of her, except Bambi who's up for the challenge of winning any fight. Robert: Stella's driver and generally abused go-fer. Stella needs to use him and abuse him. He's in love with her, being the masochist that he is, so he does her bidding immediately and without question

Mack and Matilda Titmouse: They won a free vacation to the Pineapple Haven Hotel. They're working class types who look like the tourists you love to make fun of. They have never been out of their little Podunk town and are beside themselves with exuberant touristy joy. They ask for everyone's autographs and take pictures of themselves with everyone and everything with wild abandon

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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