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 Cary Drake’s wife. You work with charities and love animals. Your husband loves you very much but like his brother (Lance), he’s a womanizer. You are fed up with his gambling and philandering. You would ask your husband for a divorce, but you are a devout catholic.

You hate Arika Drake your sister-in-law and former roommate at Vassar. Arika has always been after your husband (Cary). When you were at Vassar together, Arika told you that Cary was in love with her and had gotten her pregnant. It was a lie.

You broke up with Cary until you found out that Arika was pregnant (with Paige) by Lance, not Cary. Cary said that he never touched Arika. About a month ago, when Arika was in New York on a shopping spree, you found Lance, in your car, in a drunken stupor. You drove him to the mansion and helped him into his room. Lance tried to take advantage of you. Lance showed you that he wasn’t drunk at all, telling you he always wanted you. Your husband Cary and you live at the Drake Mansion. (By the way, the murderer or murderess lives at the Drake Mansion.)

During the Mardi Gras Party, your husband (Cary) went into the library to have it out with your brother-in-law (Lance). They got into a fight; Cary punched Lance out and knocked out Lance’s contact lenses during the struggle. Nigel 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.)

1. You went back to the Library about an hour after your husband had the fight with his brother. You wanted to tell Lance that Cary and you were going to move out of the Mansion. You found Lance and Arika dead. You had dropped your lace hankie with the initial “D” when you broke up the struggle between Cary and Lance. While you were looking for your hankie, 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.

2. Then you heard someone coming and were afraid that they would suspect you of the murders so you left through the powder room. While you were making your getaway you noticed traces of blood in the Powder Room, the very strong odor of a cigar and some ashes on the Powder Room floor.




Author: Dawn Amundson

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