Posted By Dawn Amundson on March 2, 2019

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Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Fat Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8pm Central my Suite (This is a closed party. It will not be posted))
This is an intellectual Game. In the Mystery you will be a Suspect or a Witness
Here is the Opening Story and the Rules of Play

Murder at the Mardi Gras Party™
The Case of Lance and Arika Drake
The Drakes were known for their elaborate Mardi Gras Parties. Everybody that was anybody even his or her enemies looked for an invitation to this event.
Lance Drake was Chairman of the Board of Drake Enterprises. Drake was a Business Man. He was involved with any profitable business that came in his direction, either legal or illegal. Arika Ellsworth-Drake was filthy rich with pedigrees on both sides. Arika was the head of many influential charities and a snob.
The plot thickens during the Drake’s Mardi Gras Party when Lance and Arika Drake were shot to death with a .45 caliber revolver with silencer, in the library of the Drake Mansion. Arika’s personal secretary Natalie found the bodies and called the police. The murderer or murderess tried to make it look like Arika killed her husband Lance, wrote a suicide note “Till death do us part” on the mirror with her red lipstick and then took her own life. But in fact, Lance & Arika’s deaths were a double homicide. Clues at the Scene of the Crime… a clock that was broken on the floor showing 9:15. Behind the sofa there was a bracelet with a ballet slipper charm. Lance’s contact lenses were on the floor, and a lace handkerchief with the initial “D” was found. On Lance’s personal computer there was a memo to Natalie about a trip to Europe. It was planned for the following week. We are gathered here today to witness the reading of Lance and Arika Drake’s Last Will and Testament. It was Drake’s wish that his death be a Party celebration for the reading of his last will. Their children Paige and Brice Drake have survived Lance and Arika Drake.
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Rules of Play
Remember to keep your eyes and ears open. We are sure that another homicide will occur and you as a guest must determine who is behind these dastardly deeds.
How to find the Murderer or Murderess You now have an opportunity to unravel this mystery. Throughout this event clues will turn up. In addition, you should also uncover other clues by questioning the suspects and witnesses. Watch and listen carefully you need to pay attention to the action sequences. Be sure to question as many suspects and witnesses as you can. TAKE NOTES! Putting the clues together and looking for the person that has the best motive should give you the answers that you will need to solve this mystery.

Object of the Game: Is to deduce which of the Suspects is the Murderer/Murderess. You are looking for one Suspect that is the murderer / murderess. Each suspect has a character sketch and two clues. You must question all of the Suspects. Witnesses have a character sketch and additional information regarding this mystery case.
Questions to ask Suspects and Witnesses

1. Who are you? What do you do? Who do you like or dislike?

2. What was your relationship to the deceased?

3. Do you know anyone that had anything against the deceased?

4. Do you know anyone that is being blackmailed?

5. Do you have any information on someone who is having an affair?

6. Do you have any information about the day of the murder?

7. Where were you when the murder occurred? What is your alibi?

List of Suspects
(The Case of Lance and Arika Drake)

Suspects: One of these Suspects is responsible for the Double Homicides of Lance and Arika Drake or any other murders that may occur. Please take notes as you question all characters.

1. Brice Drake – Lance and Arika’s son and Profession Student at S.A.U.


2. Cary Drake-Lance Drake’s brother and Vice President of Drake

3. Devon Drake – Cary Drake’s wife and organizer of Charities.


4. Paige Drake – Lance and Arika’s daughter and executive at Drake Enterprises.

5. Nigel Knightly – The Butler at the Drake Mansion.


6. Victoria Knightly – Prima Ballerina and Nigel and Emma Knightly’s daughter.

7. Gerald Lawrence – An Executive at Drake Enterprises.


8. Natalie Whitney – Arika Drake’s personal secretary.

Copyright  1980, 2019 by Dawn Amundson All Rights Reserved

Your New Identity
If it’s possible. Please aka after your VW Name with the Name of your New Identity


You are the Butler at the Drake Mansion. You smoke cigars and are a member of the CSA (Cigars Smokers Association). Also, you are the local chairman of the A.P.P. “Anxious Peoples Party”, a well-known underground political group that brings in Refugees from all over the world.

Even though you live in the Drake Mansion, you hated Lance and Arika Drake; you have always felt that they were Monetary Americans. You dislike most Americans, except Devon Drake. (No one knows this but you’re in love with her.) You feel that she is a good person and have long admired Devon for her charity work. You know that Lance tried to take advantage of Devon and felt that Lance deserved to die because of his womanizing ways. You told Cary Drake about what his brother did to his wife.

You are wanted in the Soviet Union for the murder of Nikita Kookoochev, political leader. You shot Nikita three times in the head because he was coo-coo. Lance and Arika Drake knew about this. Lance had incriminating information regarding Nikita’s murder and was blackmailing you so that you could never leave the service of the Drakes.

Victoria Knightly is your daughter. She is in love with Brice Drake. Lance and Arika have spoiled Brice but at least he’s a card-carrying member of the A.P.P. “Anxious Peoples Party”. And to make this soap opera even soapier, Brice’s father (Lance Drake) is chasing your daughter and gaining on her. You couldn’t stand the thought that Lance Drake would touch her with his double-dealing, cheating hands.

You are soo stressed out about the CSA, the APP and Devon Drake that you’re having an affair with the Monetary American Strongleggs Sisters.


1. During the Mardi Gras Party, Cary Drake went into the library to have it out with his brother Lance. They got into a fight; Cary punched Lance out. During the struggle, Lance’s contact lenses popped out. Devon and you broke up the fight. (By the way, the murderer or murderess was in the library of the mansion on the night of the double homicides. This puts all three of you at the scene of the crime)

2. You saw your daughter, Victoria go into the Library during the Mardi Gras Party with Lance Drake.


Emma Knightly (Happy)



You are the housekeeper at the Drake Mansion. You and your husband came to America in 1960. You both applied together for the jobs as housekeeper and handyman/chauffeur. You know that your husband feels that Communism is the best way of life.

You had known that your daughter, Victoria was being forced to be involved with Lance Drake. You dare not tell Nigel of your suspicion. You know that he would kill him. Only you think that your husband, Nigel, suspects about Lance and Victoria. Nigel once told you that if Lance Drake looked cross-eyed at your daughter, he would shoot him.

You know that at the murder scene, Lance’s body was found behind the computer.

You know that the bracelet with a ballet slipper charm that was found behind the sofa in the Library for the Mansion belonged to your daughter Victoria Knightly.

You know that an ashtray was sitting on the table in the Library of the Drake Mansion with the remains of a Canadian cigarette and some Cigar ashes. It’s common knowledge that Brent, Brice, Cary, Devon, Paige, Nigel, Victoria and Natalie were at the scene of the crimes. (You need to find out who smokes Canadian cigarettes or Havana Cigars.)

Now that Lance Drake is dead, Cary Drake has the most power at Drake Enterprises. Cary plans to make some changes.

30 minutes before the Mardi Gras Party, Lance Drake had a meeting in the library and announced to all of the people that live in the Mansion that he was going to change his Will. Lance said that he had given the attorney all the information and would sign the document after the Mardi Gras Party.

Arika was going through some papers in Lance’s safe and you suspect that she was looking for a copy of his New Will.

You are having a hot sticky affair with “Hot Fudge” Icing.


Author: Dawn Amundson

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