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With this deal, receive these four full mysteries:
The Dark and Stormy Night - Rosemary Clark is one of the world’s most popular and enduring cozy mystery novelists. For the past two years, however, she has lived as a recluse in her hilltop mansion, cutting off contact with friends, family, and the public at large. The reason for her withdrawal from the public eye has been a subject of much debate until earlier this week when Ms. Clark emerged to announce that she had been writing her final novel, entitled “The Dark and Stormy Night.” To celebrate the completion of the book, Ms. Clark invited a small group of her closest friends and associates to Winterwood Manor with the tantalizing revelation that she had featured all of them as characters in the novel. Benjamin Baker, owner of The Will Street Detective Agency and your boss, is on the guest list because of years spent advising Ms. Clark on the finer details of being a private detective. After the guests arrive and dinner has been served, Rosemary reveals that she has spent the last two years leaving her estate in secret to investigate a very specific crime and that the novel contains hints about both the crime and the one who committed it. Poised to reveal more about the plot and the main players in her mystery, Rosemary has just taken a sip of her nightcap when the lights flicker suddenly and then go out for a period of approximately ten seconds. A scream rips through the night and then the lights come back on. Inexplicably, Rosemary is gone. All that’s left where she was standing are a few spatters of blood. After a thorough search of the house, Rosemary is nowhere to be found, and while it’s unclear whether any sort of crime has been committed, there is a definite feeling that something is wrong here. Benjamin immediately calls you to come and investigate, insisting that he can’t be the one to question the other guests since he is just as much a suspect as they are. Now, you are here at Winterwood Manor tasked with solving the type of serpentine mystery that Rosemary Clark was known for. Determine what happened to Rosemary Clark, search through the clues of her final novel to determine the nature of the crime and the identity of the criminal she had been investigating, and solve the mystery of The Dark and Stormy Night. Difficulty Rating – 7/10
Museum Nocturnus – Museum Nocturnus is a paranormal museum dedicated to cursed objects, items taken from haunted locations, serial killer artifacts, and anything else weird that wouldn’t stand a chance of being curated for any other museum. Valley Falls’ resident group of ghost hunters, S.T.A.L.K., purchased the museum in hopes of turning a profit and boosting their profile within the paranormal community. Father Richter Casey agrees to spend the night inside the museum and perform a series of blessings on the place before it reopens. Things go awry, however, when the priest is found dead the following morning. Given the frightful nature of the place, the list of potential culprits includes both human and supernatural suspects. Your job is to investigate The Hall of Murderers, The Hall of Cursed Toys, and The Hall of Haunted Items in order to determine what really happened to Father Casey. *Contains Paranormal Elements. Difficulty Rating – 6.5/10
Last Resort - A group of co-workers employed by a Valley Falls travel agency have been given an incredible opportunity. The Refuge at Emerald Island is an isolated and exclusive resort that, ironically, none of the travel agents have ever heard of. What makes this opportunity even more special is that they will be the last group to stay at the tropical resort. The week after their stay, the resort is scheduled to be demolished by its owner and rebuilt as an industrial hub. Once the group arrives, they are excited for sand, sun and relaxation. That quickly changes when a member of their team is found dead with a harpoon in the back. The person who committed the crime must be one of the travel agency guests or the resort staff. Trapped on an island with a bloodthirsty killer, the body count is certain to go up as the suspect list goes down. Will you figure out who the killer is before it’s too late? Difficulty Rating – 6.5/10
Murder at Cape Anna - Vacations are rare for the Will Street Detective Agency staff, but only a fool would pass up the opportunity to spend a week in Cape Anna, a sleepy, seaside town on the northeast coast. The trip is a fringe benefit of a speaking engagement you had earlier in the day at a symposium on modern day crime-solving techniques. Now that you've given your presentation, you are free for the rest of the week to do nothing but sample all the fresh seafood, bask in the warm sunshine, and revel in the complete lack of responsibility. The activity at the top of your “to-do” list is to stop by the town’s Founder’s Festival. You've read a lot of interesting stories about the festival and the town itself and think it would be a shame to miss this opportunity. You reconsider your position on the matter when you arrive at the festival and see an all too familiar site at the end of a row of tents - police tape. The stark yellow tape seems out of place in such an idyllic locale. As you move closer, you see two men wearing Murphree County Coroner shirts carrying a black body bag. The sheriff’s deputies who are attempting to investigate the scene seem to be in over their heads. The head detective on the case, Ryan Clark, recognizes you from the symposium and informs you that they've never seen a case quite like this before. Given your expertise, Clark asks if you’d like to help them on this investigation. He promises all the lobster rolls and blueberry pie you can eat! How can you say no to that? Pull back the curtain and examine the dark heart that beats beneath this sleepy, seaside town. Can you solve the Murder at Cape Anna? Difficulty Rating – 6/10