Painton Place is an 18th-Century house built by Sir John Painton, the first baronet, in Rutting-on-the-Rise, a beautiful if isolated corner of Norfolk. It's just the place to spend a couple of days on a cooking holiday - a weekend mini-bake, as it's advertised. But the rural tranquility is shattered when celebrity chef Francis 'Franny' Craddock is found dead late on Saturday night. Particularly when it turns out that he's been murdered.
Suspicion falls on the guests. But who would have wanted to kill him? And what does this have to do with the legendary Painton Plunder, supposedly brought back from India by the eccentric fourth baronet, Sir Richard Painton?
THERESA PAINTON - the only child of the last baronet, she is returning to the house where she grew up.
LIZZY LIGHTWATER - a fearless equestrian, a point-to-point rider and the first woman to be Master of the Cerberus Foxhounds.
FIZZY CRUICKSHANK - Theresa's childhood friend, now a succesful and popular historian.
JUDY DRENCH - a librarian from Birmingham who won this weekend break in a magazine competition.
PAUL BABYLON - the restaurateur who bought Painton Place last year and is your host for this weekend.
BORIS JEFFERSON - Theresa's fiancé who works for an investment bank in London.
REV PIERS SHORTHOSE - a vicar from Yorkshire with a passionate interest in baking.
BARRY 'MISTER' CHIPS - a comedian and entertainer who owns the amusement arcade in the nearby resort of Rutting-on-Sea.
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.
CD with an introduction, scene setter, summary of events and solution to the crime.
SUITABLE FOR AGES TEEN TO ADULT
A CLASSIC DETECTIVE MURDER MYSTERY DINNER PARTY FROM PAUL LAMOND GAMES.