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Get In Touch: 410-549-2722

FAQs and Pricing

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How do I purchase tickets to public whodunnit parties?

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Go to my Whodunnit for Hire Eventbrite page for a complete list of upcoming murder mystery parties. Scroll through this calendar to check out upcoming options.

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Where can I see what others have said about Whodunnit for Hire? Or add my own review?

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Click here to see or add to the Reviews of Whodunnit for Hire on Facebook.

Or click here to see or add to the Reviews of Whodunnit for Hire on Google.

Or click here to see or add to the Reviews of Whodunnit for Hire on TripAdvisor.

Or click here to see or add to the Reviews of Whodunnit for Hire on Yelp.

I no longer collect reviews on this website, but you can see old reviews here. There are a ton.

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

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$75 inclusive of tax and gratuity if you host your event at one of my locations. This includes a three course meal and your guests may choose from three entree options.

  • Date
  • Location
  • Guest Count

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Where should I host my murder mystery party?

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The following locations in Maryland can host a mystery party easily at the $75/person rate. If you are in an alternate town, call me, I may be able to make it happen or could make a recommendation.

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I’d like to host a Team Building Event. 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. Yes. And yes.

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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 and I ask that guests come in costume to help set the scene.

  • 1920s - Sinister Speakeasy
  • 1950s - Malt Shoppe Murder
  • 1970s - Death at the Disco
  • 1980s - Gag Me With A Spoon. She's Dead
  • Hollywood - Hollywood Homicide
  • Pirates - Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Wild West - Wanted Dead or Alive
  • CLUE (Based on the board game)
  • Murder On the Oriental Rug (Based on the Agatha Christie Mystery)
  • 19 Crimes (Based on the wine of the same name)
  • Murder on the Vine (Wine Themed Mystery)
  • Ghost Walk (Presumes the location is haunted)

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How long does it take? What should I expect?

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It takes two hours. 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

Expect your guests to have a blast and be engaged and laughing from the moment the mystery party begins. And expect to sit back, relax and play with your team. Once you've booked with Whodunnit for Hire you're work is done.

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What is included?

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Everything for the murder mystery is included. A three course dinner is included (salad, entree, dessert). Tax and gratuity is included.

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Do you include photography? Are the photos free?

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If you book a date that I am available, yes, photography is included in the price. I have fun taking photos and I will take several photos at your murder mystery party. You and your guests will be able to download the photos I take for free. You can see several examples here: Photos If you book a date and I won't be on site, I cannot guarantee that my actor will also be a photographer. But the actor will help your photographer know where and when to get all the perfect shots.

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Will I incur other costs?

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If you'd like to include beverages, appetizers or have a cocktail hour that will incur an additional fee. If you have guests on their own for drinks there won't be any additional fees to you.

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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 you.

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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. Your guests are important and you want them to be engaged, to be laughing and to have an amazing time. If you are looking for your guests to play and be involved, this is it. It is interactive, it encourages cooperation and communication and it is fun and memorable. In two hours people who don't know one another will become the best of friends. I've seen it. I know it works. If you want it to work for you, book Whodunnit for Hire.

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What is the Booking Policy?

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Your entertainment is confirmed once the deposit has been paid. The balance is due one month prior to the event.

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What is the Cancellation Policy?

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Your payment is non-refundable. If a state emergency prevents the venue from hosting the event a new date will be set within the following ten months.

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I want a murder mystery for my party but I’m on a super tight budget. Do you have a non-hosted format? What are the options?

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I have partnered with Chris Hodson in Australia who has written several mystery games that you can operate on your own. You don't need an actor on site for these games. I've not played these games but there are several options.

Caribbean Cruise
Tracy Gang 1920s
Hollywood Scandal
Wild West
Christmas Capers
Haunted Horrors
Star Wars Strangulation
Eighties Extermination
Outback Ordeal
Facebook Fatality

Get general details here: MurderMystery.com.au

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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 $500 and $2000 if you sell between 50 and 100 seats. I can turn one of the existing dates into your fundraiser also. Call me to make that happen (the earlier the better). 410-549-2722

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What information do you need to book a murder mystery party?

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Send an email to murdermysterycompany@gmail.com answering the following questions.

  • What date and time would you like to host the event?
  • Which location (or town if it is not one of my locations)?
  • How many guests do you anticipate?
  • What is the purpose of the event?
  • Are you paying for all the tickets at once or will you be asking others to pay individually?

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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.