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FAQs and Pricing

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How do I purchase tickets?

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Go to Eventbrite for a complete list of upcoming murder mystery parties.

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Where can I see what others have said about Whodunnit for Hire?

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Click here to see Reviews of Whodunnit for Hire

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What is the cost to turn my private event into a murder mystery party?

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The cost depends on the number of guests at your party.

  • 200+ Guests:            Please call with event details for a specialized quote.
  • 121 - 199 Guests:    $3500 - Production Format      (Roughly $20/person)
  • Up to 120 Guests:   $2500 - Production Format      (Roughly $25/person)
  • 33 - 64 Guests:        $1625 - Party | Team Building Format      (Roughly $35/person)
  • 00 - 32 Guests:        $1250 - Party | Team Building Format      (Roughly $45/person)

You are also welcome to book multiple tables at a murder mystery dinner in your area. In most cases the price is $75/person and includes a meal, the mystery, taxes, gratuity, and free parking. Call me (Wendy Olenik, Owner of Whodunnit for Hire) if you'd like to book a block of seats for your company. You will avoid on line ticketing fees and credit card fees by paying with a check for your tables. 410-549-2722

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What is the difference between the Production Format and the Party | Team Building Format?

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The Production Format is a full team of actors entertaining your guests. The Party | Team Building Format is a game and your employees or guests play the suspects accused of the crime. For parties with fewer than 33 guests, one mystery coordinator will be on site. For parties with 33-64 guests two mystery coordinators will be on site.

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When do you recommend the Party | Team Building Format?

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If you will have fewer than 65 guests, I generally recommend the Party | Team Building format. Your guests will be the ones accused of the crime. At a company party or team building event, this format will promote communication, encourage collaboration and build friendships. The event will spotlight you and your guests. It is not like watching a play or watching my team perform. It is like being in the middle of a live game or scavenger hunt. It is interactive and a heck of a lot of fun! It is similar to going to an escape room, only I bring the puzzle of whodunnit to you and many more people can play at once and everyone has an equal chance of solving all the puzzles. It is also similar to playing the board game CLUE or being in the middle of a detective novel. It is fun, engaging and memorable.

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When do you recommend the Production Format?

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If you'll have more than 64 guests (or more than eight tables of eight) I would recommend you book the Production Format. When you have a larger group like that, it is harder for your team members to get the clues out to everyone in the room. It becomes more like work rather than fun. I've been doing this for more than twenty years and have found that eight tables is the magic number. Go over that, and you should hire my full team. It will be a blast for your guests to try to solve whodunnit. The production will be extremely interactive and fun. It will just be my team of actors being accused of the crime rather than your employees. My actors will ensure that every table is included and every table feels involved in solving the crime. I have several story lines perfect for corporate events, company parties and employee appreciation nights.

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Where should I host my murder mystery party?

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You choose the place and I come to you. The private room inside your favorite restaurant works best. Any indoor space large enough for your guests would work. You could book a set menu with three courses or a buffet. (I do not provide food, only the entertainment.) I recommend the following locations in Maryland:

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Could I keep this a surprise from my staff? Could I tell you the guests I’d like accused? Could I get a customized storyline?

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Yes! You may keep this a surprise. You need only tell your guests that you've hired an entertainer for your party. That's it. I recommend that you allow guests to volunteer as suspects rather than choosing people in advance. The premise of the Party | Team Building Format will be your event and will highlight your guests.

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Do you have themed storylines? I want my guests to come in costume.

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Many of my storylines are written with a theme. Whether you'd like to have your guests come as flappers and gangsters, cowboys and saloon gals, hippies, rock stars, pirates, spies or dressed in crazy sweaters; I've got you covered. Check out the numerous fun options on my THEMES PAGE.

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How does a mystery proceed? How long does it take? Should I plan a meal?

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You should allow a solid two hours for the murder mystery event and plan it around a seated meal (either served or buffet is fine). Do not plan any other activities during the murder mystery dinner other than the meal. Use this timeline as a guideline which includes an extra hour for guest arrivals.

  • 06:00     Doors Open for Guest Arrivals, Check-Ins, Mingling, Welcome Reception, Announcements, Etc.
  • 07:00     Salads Pre-Set, Guests Seated, Mystery Begins
  • 07:30     Entrées Served (or Buffet Opens) followed by Interrogations
  • 08:30     Desserts Served (or Desserts Revealed) followed by Wrap-Up, Curtain Call and Awards
  • 09:00     End of Mystery

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What is included?

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Everything except food. If you feed your guests, I'll keep your guests laughing.

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Do you include photography? Are the photos free?

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If you book a date that I am personally available, yes, photography is included in the price. I am a professional photographer, I have fun taking photos and I will take several photos at the murder mystery. You and your guests will be able to download the photos I take for free. I'll send a facebook link following the event (you will not need facebook in order to get the photos). If you book a date and I won't be on site, I cannot guarantee that my actor will also be a photographer or have a nice camera, so in this case you should have a guest at the party available to take photos. The actor on site will help the photographer know where to get all the perfect shots.

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Will I incur other costs?

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Yes. I kindly ask that you include me (for the party format) or my full team of actors (for the production format) in your meal and parking count.

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Will you help promote my mystery party?

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Yes. I am happy to help sell tickets on your behalf. To see the way in which I sell tickets, click here: Whodunnit for Hire on Eventbrite. Alternatively, I am happy to create an image for use with Evite (or similar) for private events.

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Why should I book with Whodunnit for Hire?

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You have one chance to make a great impression with this event. Your guests are important and you want them singing your praises. My goal, as owner of Whodunnit for Hire, is to provide the very best murder mystery entertainment in Maryland. I have three priorities. One; I care that your guests have an incredible time. Two; I care that you are able to relax and enjoy your own party. Three; I care that my mystery is solvable (based on clues) and funny (extremely funny). Check out the Reviews of Whodunnit for Hire.

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What is the Booking Policy?

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Your entertainment is confirmed once the invoice has been paid. For events over $2500 the payment may be broken in two, 50% due to confirm the date, 50% due one month in advance of the date.

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What is the Cancellation Policy?

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Your payment is non-refundable. However, you may change the date of your event with thirty or more days notice and there is no penalty for a postponement due to inclement weather. If there is a change, the new date must be within the following ten months.

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I want to book a mystery for my party but I’m on a tighter budget. Will you drop the price?

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What is your budget? Let's chat. Email me the magic number I need to match. murdermysterycompany@gmail.com

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I’d like to organize a Fundraising Event. Do you do those? How much can my organization expect to make?

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Yes. I'd be delighted to put together a fundraiser for your organization and you can anticipate making between $1800 and $3000 if you sell the recommended 15 tables with eight guests per table (120 seats). Be sure your location has 15 tables and that each of those tables can accommodate a minimum of eight guests.

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How do I get in touch with you?

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You can reach me (Wendy Olenik, Owner of Whodunnit for Hire) via phone: 410-549-2722 or email: murdermysterycompany@gmail.com.