The Mafia Murders - An Interactive Murder Mystery Game

Susan Haley

Published by Haley Productions

This is set in a 1929 Speakeasy during a special party for the Godfather

There are 8 Primary Suspects who'll have full knowledge of the mystery and each will be given a complete script:

Donato Brundizzi: The Godfather. He's in control, cold and calculating - until things start to go wrong

Waldo Brundizzi: Donato's much-maligned but cowardly brother

Crusher Joe Genelli: The Godfather's bodyguard

Rita Scallopini: The Godfather's niece, who lost her parents in a car explosion about 5 years ago

Dapper Dan: The Godfather's accountant - he may be scrawny but he makes a good Mafioso

Jimmy The Gyp: Dapper's good-for-nothing brother. (Dapper and Jimmy are played by the same person.)

Fifi LaTrick: The Godfather's ditzy moll


(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):

Rosa Scallopini: Rita's older sister

Connie Nonni: The Brundizzi brothers' widowed aunt

Fast Hands: The Godfather's advisor

The Maul Man: A wannabe bodyguard

Dollface: a wannabe Mafia lieutenant. Yeah, she's a dame

The Hammer: The Godfather wants to do business with him but does he want to do business with the Godfather?

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 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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