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Get In Touch: 410-549-2722

FAQs and Pricing

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How do I purchase tickets to public events?

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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 if you are booking the Production Format or the Team Building Game Format.

  • Production Format (Up to 150 Guests):                       $2500
  • Team Building Format (Min 30 - Max 64 Guests):       $30 pp

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

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The Production Format is a full team of actors entertaining your guests and playing all of the suspects. It is like a play. The Team Building Format is an interactive activity and your guests, play the sleuths and the suspects accused of the crime. It is like a 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 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 or if your guests do not know one another, or if you are looking for a theatrical experience where your guests sit a watch a show I recommend the Production Format.

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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. A private room at your favorite restaurant or hotel would work best. Any indoor space large enough for your guests would work. 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.

    • 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 Live (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 Wine (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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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 dollar figure 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 $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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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.