Back in early December, I was invited to a bloggers event – it was a murder mystery meal to be held at Hilton Leeds City hotel by PoshFlooring. This included a 3 course meal with wine, and we had actors from the Murder Mystery Company come and set the scene.
Last Saturday, after what seemed like the longest wait ever, the time for the event rolled around!
After some pre-drinks in the reception, we were seated. There were three tables with each of our names on a seat. I was on table 1, which is the best table.
I’ve heard of murder mystery meals before but never actually been to one. I wasn’t sure if we would have to play characters, with one of us being the murderer or what.
Not long after we had been seated, a man BURST through the door with his hands around his throat, gasping for air. Then he stumbled around the room and then promptly died on the floor at the front.
A police women came in and pronounced him dead. Next, Detective Sherlock Holmes came in and tried to ask us all what happened. Of course, when you get a bunch of bloggers in a room like this, it’s kind of hard to get information from them because everyone was too busy taking photos and Tweeting.
After a bit of probing, each table was given an file. The file had a card inside which told us about each potential suspect. We also had things such as question slips, to ask each suspect any question, some finger print slips so we could match finger prints, pocket search warrants and forensic slips to analyse evidence.
At certain points through the dinner, we were given evidence to look at. Such as a glass with finger prints on.
It was getting close to the end, we kind of hit a wall during the middle. But then it seemed to all make sense so we wrote down who we thought was the murderer and why. Obviously, I can’t reveal this incase anyone else gets called upon to solve the Murder at Brackett Hall 😉
After reading our verdicts, they asked table 3 to go for a different room for further questioning. A few minutes later, the came out dressed as the suspects..
Sherlock then read out OUR verdict about what happened that night and table 3 acted it out.
He then read out table 2’s verdict and said it was rubbish and then read out table 3’s.
We had very similar verdicts and both of our tables got the right murderer, but table 3 were declared the winners because they apparently got to the answer in a better way than us. Though we didn’t agree, of course.
The sent us away with goody bag so we can keep being posh at home, as well as a belly full of wine.
I had a friend pick me up as we had a work party that evening, she had to drive me an hour to the hotel we were staying at and I was pretty much wasted and chatting rubbish the whole way there. Oops!
Overall it was a great event! We all had so much fun and it was quite good that they picked our tables for us so you couldn’t sit with people you already know!
Have you ever been to a murder mystery meal?