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.
Copyright  1980, 2019 by Dawn Amundson All Rights Reserved

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 a Singer & a Lounge Lizard. The deceased (Lance Drake) was your cousin. You started your career as an International Recording Artist. Lance told you the big money was in America. He brought you to the USA, promoted you, screwed you out of a lot of money, and then dropped you like a hot potato. You tried to go “Pop” as a Recording Artist but could only make it on the “Country and Western” charts. Some of your greatest hits (records) were “You Broke My Heart So I Broke Your Jaw”, “I Got Tears In My Ears From Lying On My Back In My Bed As I Cry Over You”, “Making Love On The Tracks, Getting Tacks In My Back”, and your smash gold record, “Take Your Tongue Out Of My Mouth Because I’m Kissing You Good-bye”. You were born Dino Drake, but you changed your name when you got into show business. When your career began to slow down, you were reduced to performing in lounges wearing shinny suits, jewelry, drinking and singing your greatest hits. You are torn between two Faiths…A Reformed Catholic and an Orthodox Drunk. The last time you were at a party and a fight broke out, you were thrown down the stairs, crashed into a table, fell out a window and never spilled a drop.

When your career began to slow down, you were reduced to performing in lounges wearing silver suits, a lot of jewelry, drinking and singing your greatest hits. You blamed your cousin, Lance, for all of your misfortunes.

You know that to substantiate an alibi for the time of 9:15 PM, the murderer turned back the clock and broke it, but the homicide really occurred at 11:15 PM.

The blood and bullets in the Powder Room show where Arika was murdered. Then she was put in the Library to make it look like she had shot her husband Lance, wrote, “Till death do us part” on the mirror and then took her own life.

You know that an ashtray was sitting on the table in the Library of the Drake Mansion with the remains of a 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 cigars.

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. (You need to find out who was at that meeting)……You are having an affair with the Strongleggs Sisters”. You saw the “Canary Sisters” put lipstick on their foreheads. They said they did this to “Makeup their Minds”.

Author: Dawn Amundson

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