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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.

Q?

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 to add Reviews of Whodunnit for Hire on Facebook.
Or click here for Reviews of Whodunnit for Hire on Google.
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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The cost depends on the number of guests you anticipate and if you are looking to book the Production Format or the Team Building/Game Format. Send me an email with

  • Date
  • Location
  • Guest Count

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What is the difference between the Production Format and the Team Building / Game Format?

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You have the choice between the Production Format and the Team Building (Game) Format

  • The Production Format is a team of actors entertaining your guests. It is like a play.
  • The Team Building Format is an activity where your guests play the suspects. It is an interactive game.

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When do you recommend the Team Building Format?

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If you will have fewer than 65 guests. It is fun, engaging and memorable. My murder mysteries (i.e. Whodunnit Parties) are always a comedy. At no time will your guests be frightened or confused.

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When do you recommend the Production Format?

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If you'll have more than 64 guests (i.e. eight tables worth of guests), if your guests do not know one another, or if you are looking for an experience where your guests sit a watch a play, I recommend the Production Format. (Or, if it is in your budget and this is the format you'd prefer. This format requires six actors and actresses.)

Q?

Where should I host my murder mystery party?

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A private room at your favorite restaurant or hotel would work best for your whodunnit party. A large room that fits all of your guests is all that is required. I recommend the following locations in Maryland:

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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? Should I plan a meal? What should I expect?

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It takes two hours. Yes, planning a meal works best. 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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I bring the props, backdrop, mystery mood music, sleuth sheets, crime scene tape, clues, notebooks, pencils, etc. Everything for the murder mystery is included. Food is not 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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Yes. I kindly ask that you include me (for the team building or game format) or my team of actors (for the production format) in your meal and parking count. I have to have a place to park because I have a ton of things I'll be bringing with me.

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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 on this night. 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 entertainment. I have three priorities. One; that your guests have an incredible time. Two; that you are able to relax and enjoy your own party. Three; that my mystery is solvable (based on clues) and funny (extremely funny).

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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. For events under $2500 the full payment is due to confirm 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 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 $1050 and $2100 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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What information do you need to book a murder mystery party?

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Send an email to murdermysterycompany@gmail.com with the date and location of your event. Also send the number of guests you are anticipating and if the event will be public (open for sales) or private (company party or birthday party). I'm excited to help.

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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.