This March we celebrated our bi-annual Murder Mystery weekend with a trip back in time to the British Raj. During the spring of 1890, in the magnificent palace of a Maharaja Madhir Khan at the foothills of the Tamil Nadu in India, the cream of society gathered to celebrate the return of the Tigers Eye, a massive uncut ruby with a mysterious past that was stolen by a tribal rival some years earlier. The ruby was returned as a gesture of goodwill by Colonel Forward, the senior British officer of the province.
The sumptuous two-day feast laid on by the Khan was attended by an exclusive list of guests, including a number of local military notables, their wives and controversial missionary Reverend Englewood. All in attendance were dressed in their finest garments, both military uniforms and saris could be seen gracing the halls of the palace. The weekend got off to an exciting start with an intimate candlelit dinner, during which the Reverend’s dear wife was brutally murdered. The Reverend had publicly fallen out with Colonel Forward, and when two more bodies turned up before dinner on Saturday evening, suspicious whispers pointed in his direction.
After a hearty breakfast on Sunday morning, guests discussed the mystery of the triple homicide, before one wily reveller pointed the finger at the shady Reverend. It turns out that Reverend Englewood was driven mad by a wild jealousy for his beloved wife and had killed in order to conceal the truth and prevent any further indiscretions on her part. All in all, a fun-packed weekend for all involved. Roll on November!
Our famous Murder Mystery Weekends take place every March and November with a different theme every time. Prices start from £215.00 per person inclusive of 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast. Call (01202) 290550 for more information.