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Adult Murder Mystery Game - Diary Of A Burning Woman

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Diary Of A Burning Woman: Ebenezer Pennypincher is visited by a ghost who has a story to tell and a mystery to solve.

THE YEAR: Any year (We suggest turn of the century)

THE PLACE: England (optional)

The Cooked Goose, a fancy tavern, celebrates its grand opening tonight. The establishment's owner, Ebenezer Pennypincher, is holding a gala celebration in honor of this momentous occasion. Tim Tinee once owned the establishment but after a tragic fire that allegedly killed one of Tim's employees, Sarah Cratchit-one year ago tonight no less--Tinee was forced to leave town. He would have rebuilt his tavern were it not for the vicious rumor that he murdered Sarah. With that kind of scandal hanging over his head, he had no choice but to pack up and leave. It was then that Ebenezer took over the property and built The Cooked Goose. Now it's time to start anew - unless of course the dead woman has something to say about it. And you can wager she will.

AGE: Adults and Teens aged 14 and up

NOTE: There are additional murders that occur during the course of the mystery.

There are 2 versions of this game available to you with purchase! Version 1 is the */Know It All/ version* wherein the prime suspects get the script/sequence of actions ahead of time and know whodunit. Version 2 is the */Narrator/ version* where they'll just get their character descriptions ahead of time and you'll add a narrator to tell the story while your prime suspects act out what he/she is saying. In this version they won't need to know who-dunit. YOU WILL RECEIVE BOTH VERSIONS WHEN YOU PURCHASE THIS GAME.

*See script sample included with this information. Click on the 'see more' next to add to cart.

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

1. EBENEZER PENNYPINCHER: The new owner of The Cooked Goose Tavern. It doesn't matter how he came to be owner - or does it?
2. AGNES PENNYPINCHER: Ebenezer's long-suffering wife. Where would she be without him (or his wealth)?
3. SARAH CRATCHIT: She was tragically killed in an arson fire one year ago tonight. It's rumored that she now haunts this tavern so be warned and beware!
4. LUCY FLAWLUSS: The bar wench; rumored to be very close to her boss, Mr. Pennypincher.
5. CHARLIE DICKENS: Ebenezer's "driver". He may be brawny but he's also a bit dim with a bit of an unusual malady.
6. TIM TINEE: The former owner of the tavern run out of town due to the rumors that he killed Sarah Cratchit.


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 or all of these secondary suspects if you have "extra" cast members you want to use or if you have some guests who want to take on a character but not take on the full responsibility of a primary suspect. You will NOT give them a script but you will give them a description of their character and let them run with it.

FOR LARGE GROUP MYSTERIES (75 OR MORE): I'd definitely suggest you cast your secondary suspects and give them a script - just like you'll do with your primary suspects. During the mystery it will be the secondary suspects' "job" to act as general support for the primary suspects. They'll roam the room "gossiping" about the goings-in, quiet the audience down during a main action, answer questions, bring primary suspects to tables for questioning and make sure your guests have seen the physical clues that have been revealed.

1. Druella: A tavern wench who Ebenezer fired so Lucy could have her job.
2. Watson: A detective helper for Ebenezer.
3. Marley: Ebenezer's best friend and partner at the counting house.
4. Lord Hiram: A poet and Agnes' male friend to whom she turns in her time of need.
5. Robert Bleary: The Artic Adventurer (Robert Peary really lived and explored the Artic at that time): Sarah's betrothed. He was off trekking about the Artic when she died.
6. Mollie Brown: Loud, crass and not afraid to speak her mind or stand up for herself. An American (Southern) who was raised poor but she married the very wealthy Mr. Brown and now lives the good life - in a larger than life sort of way. She wants to teach Agnes a thing or two about standing up for herself and constantly tries to "teach" her as the situation warrants it.
7. Walter Klondike: A London Times writer doing a story on Ebenezer.
8. Eliza Doolittle: A street urchin who sells flowers and begs for scraps of food.
9. Thomas Gibson: A painter who wants to paint Lucy.
10. Bessie Tinee: Tim's wife. She also likes her liquor and, as she imbibes more and more, suffers through a constant love-hate relationship with her husband and those she feels are responsible for his downfall.

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