Hollywood Murder Mystery (2010)

The 2nd Annual Murder Mystery Event was held on October 22, 2010 at Café Capri in downtown Bryan. The first Murder Mystery Event last year was a great success, and this years was even better. For this year’s theme we choose “Hollywood Murder Mystery” filled with cheeky caricatures of famous celebrities such as Bill Rodgers still wearing his sweater from his famous children’s TV show, and country music super stars Willie Ray Cyrus and Shania Vain. A few fictional characters showed up such as Juan Valdez and V.R. Ewing! It was a great time to see our friends dressed up in costume trying to impersonate famous people.

This year’s event was much harder to solve than last years with only two detectives successfully solving the crime. These two were able to find the three important pieces of information: motive, opportunity, and the weapon. The put these together to prove that the character Nicole was playing was the murder. Nicole was able to throw off suspicion by claiming that the gun she had was just a tranquilizer gun used to quite animals before trips on airplanes. Kyle took home the ‘Best Sleuth’ award for his detective work.

Everyone from the Hollywood Murder Mystery posing in front of the cake at the end of the evening.

There were some really great costumes! Cody came dressed as Jack Cool a movie actor straight from the set of his new vampire movie. He won the ‘Best Costume’ award and was the butt of several Twilight themed jokes through out the night. In the honorable mention category Molly’s costume of the cleaning lady, Gladys Green, was spot on, along with Beth’s immersion into the rocker Cinnamon Stix’s attitude. In the ‘Best Actor’ category Chris Walters blew everyone away with his British accent for the character Lincoln Mercury.

Check out the rest of the photos from the event on flickr.

The Setting

You were invited to attend the social event of the year hosted by the famous Hollywood heiress, Barbara Bond. Her parties are very extravagant and everyone wants on the guest list. Her wealth has been made off the backs of people like you, which is why she throws these shameless parties in an attempt to keep the morale and attitude of her employees barely above going postal.

The Crime

A scream rang out!! Barbara Bond was found dead in the wine cellar and pronounced dead from a gunshot wound. One of you is the killer. The remaining guests need to find out who is the murderer. When you’ve found someone with a motive, a gun and opportunity, then you will have found the true murderer.