Posted By Dawn Amundson on March 3, 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 an executive and Cary Drake’s right hand man at Drake Enterprises. You are a young man with more ambition, brains and talent than Wrigley has gum. Your family was in Iron and Steel. Your mother used to Iron for a living and your father used to steal. You make a lot of money and have had a taste of the good life working for Drake Enterprises. Lance Drake promised to put you in his chair when he retired. He was lying through his false teeth. His real plans were to make all of his executives fight for his chair. You hated and despised him for tricking you this way.

You attended Harvard on a Scholarship. You are very smart…. sometimes too smart. You have a plan with Gerald Lawrence, Natalie Whitney and a lot of Drake’s enemies for the take-over of Drake Enterprises. You have an ace in the hole, the Boss’ daughter Paige Drake. Paige is hopelessly in love with you. Paige is your insurance at D.E. if your plan with Gerald Lawrence doesn’t pan out.

On the day of the double homicides, you had a meeting with Lance at the Mansion (by the way the murderer or murderess had a meeting at the Drake Mansion) then you went home to get dressed for the Mardi Gras Party. You met Paige at Drake’s Mardi Gras Party by 8:00 P.M. The police broke up the Mardi Gras Party at midnight. Later you went to Hooligan’s with Gerald Lawrence. You stayed there until after 4 A.M. plotting the takeover.

Your girlfriend, Paige once told you how much her mother Arika and her Aunt Devon hated each other.

You know that while Lance or Arika were alive, they would never have consented to your marriage of their daughter.

You know that Natalie Whitney carries a .45 caliber handgun and is an expert shot with either hand. Natalie told her boyfriend, Gerald Lawrence, “If she doesn’t get her revenge on Lance and Arika Drake from the takeover, she’ll kill them.”

You’re soo stressed out about the takeover that you smoke cigars and you’re having an affair with the Strongleggs Sisters. You don’t quite understand the “Strongleggs Sisters”. They think that a Cesarean Section is…A neighborhood in Rome.


Author: Dawn Amundson

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