It's 15 April 1900, Easter Sunday, and Paris is the centre of world attention as millions of visitors arrive for the opening this weekend of the International Exposition. Amongst them is an elite but diverse group of individuals staying at the Hotel Paradiso. As they gather for dinner, however, the peace of the hotel is rocked by an explosion. Billy Bonka, the foremost chocolate manufacturer in America, is found dead in his room, having apparently been killed by an exploding Easter Egg. Suspicion falls on the people around this table.
One - or more - of you is a murderer. Your task is to discover who that killer is. Fortunately the famous amateur detective Hercule McClue is on hand to assist your investigations.
The guests are:
'CHOCOLAT' BERTRAND - The greatest legend of the Belgian chocolate industry, he is known as much for his ruthless business practices as for his suave bonhomie.
MARCHIONESS DUCHAMP - An internationally notorious artist, whose work has scandalised two continents, and whose private life has done much the same.
MARIA VON SCHNAPPS - The young businesswoman who has just taken over as head of a long-established Swiss chocolate firm.
MIKE BISON - The rising star of American boxing, he's in Paris for the Olympic Games, where he's sure that he'll win a gold medal.
DAME BARBARA CARTHORSE - The most celebrated beauty in England, as well as a hugely popular romantic novelist.
DR DORIS JOHNSON - An amateur archaeologist specializing in the Aztec culture, she is regarded as being eccentric even in a field populated by eccentrics.
DR SIGMUND FRAUD - The controversial psychologist whose theories have won him a small band of devoted disciples and the hatred of conventional society.
LITTLE FITZ - The most sensational cabaret star of the day, he shares his ventriloquist act with his dummy Ziggy.
Everyone's a suspect when murder is on the menu. And with a Classic Detective Murder Mystery you have everything you need to serve up the perfect murder dinner party. First the invites, you choose which of your friends play which devious suspect and invite them to come along as that character. Then the shopping list, menu suggestions and recipes. Plus of course...a really tasty murder to solve. We guarantee that it will be drop dead fun, and that by the end of the evening one (or more) of the suspects, your 'friends', will be caught out as the murderer!
Party planner with game rules, recipes, music and decorating tips.
Character booklets, including their roles, background information and a few tasty secrets.
Place cards for each character.
Party invitations and envelopes for each character.
Six secret clues.
DVD with an introduction scene setter, summary of events, clues and solution to the crime.
SUITABLE FOR AGES TEEN TO ADULT
A CLASSIC DETECTIVE MURDER MYSTERY DINNER PARTY FROM PAUL LAMOND GAMES.