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.

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



You are Charles Michael Lawrence’s son and an executive at Drake Enterprises. Most people would say that you were Lance’s right-hand man.

Bent Carmichael and you have a scheme to undermine Lance Drake and steal all of Drake Enterprises’ clients. You have always had a yen for Paige Drake. Paige won’t look at anybody but Brent Carmichael. You could break up her romance with Brent at anytime. All you had to do was tell Paige, Brent is involved with Natalie Whitney.

On the afternoon of the Mardi Gras Party you had a meeting with Lance Drake and Natalie Whitney. After your meeting, you went home to get dressed for the Mardi Gras Party. You got to the Party early at 7:35. Emma Knightly (Nigel’ wife) answered the door. Lance was having a meeting with Arika, Brice, Cary, Devon, Paige, Nigel and Victoria. You told Emma that you forgot your mask for the Mardi Gras Party and would go home quickly to get it. You lied. You knew that all of these people were busy so you snuck up the back stairs to Lance and Arika’s room to steal Lance’s back-up computer disks. You replaced the real back-up disks with fake back-up disks. Then you went down the stairs and stayed outside in the garden. You decided to smoke a cigar. You stayed in the garden enjoying your cigar for about a half an hour, watching the guests arrive. Then you came back to the Mardi Gras Party. Brent and Paige were dancing to the band. After you got a drink you noticed different people going in and out of the Library of the mansion. The police broke up the Mardi Gras Party at midnight. They questioned you and Brent Carmichael. Then you both went to Hooligan’s on Division Street. Brent and you stayed until after 4:00 AM plotting the takeover.

While you were looking for Natalie Whitney, you noticed a memo to Natalie on the computer. At the end of the memo there were the letters LMOH. These were the last letters that Lance typed.



1. You overheard Brice Drake talking to his sister Paige. He said, “Wouldn’t it be nice if daddy were dead then we would get lots of money and could live our own lives”?

2. One of the people that you noticed going into the library during the Mardi Gras Party was Devon Drake. Devon went in through the library door but you didn’t see her come back out.


Author: Dawn Amundson

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