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Historical Society Murder Mystery Dinner

The Nevada Community Historical Society will host “A Slice of Murder” Mystery Dinner on Feb. 25 and March 4.

Everyone’s a suspect when murder is on the menu. Painton Place is an 18th-Century house built by Sir John Painton, the first baronet, in Rutting-on-the-Rise. It’s just the place to spend a couple of days on a cooking holiday. But, the rural tranquility is shattered when celebrity chef Francis ‘Franny’ Craddock is found dead. Particularly when it turns out that he’s been murdered. Suspicion falls on the guests, and by the end of the evening, one or more of the guests will be exposed as a killer!

The Suspects are:
THERESA PAINTON – the only child of the last baronet, she is returning to the house where she grew up (rich, posh, aristocratic)
LIZZY LIGHTWATER – a fearless equestrian, a point-to-point rider and the first woman to be Master of the Cerberus Foxhounds (arrogant, daredevil country woman)
FIZZY CRUICKSHANK – Theresa’s childhood friend, now a successful and popular historian (studious, intelligent historian)
JUDY DRENCH – a librarian from Birmingham who won this weekend break in a magazine competition (cheerful, excitable librarian)
PAUL BABYLON – the restaurateur who bought Painton Place last year and is your host for this weekend (oily, suave restaurateur)
BORIS JEFFERSON – Theresa’s fiancé who works for an investment bank in London (bumbling, extrovert banker)
REV PIERS SHORTHOSE – a vicar from Yorkshire with a passionate interest in baking (pious, pretentious vicar)
BARRY ‘MISTER’ CHIPS – a comedian and entertainer who owns the amusement arcade in the nearby resort of Rutting-on-Sea (loud, jovial comedian)

Sign-up to be part of one of these entertaining evenings, which will take place at the Dyer-Dowell House at 922 Fifth St., Nevada. Each event starts at 5:30 p.m. with appetizers/drinks; and the first round of the mystery dinner begins at 6 p.m.

Cost is $45 per person. We can accommodate 18-20 diners, with eight playing the above roles.

To sign up, contact Kris Corbin at 515-509-7241 or Linda Wright at 515-290-7939.

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