The Villa was straight out of the 1920’s and it screamed high class chic louder than a gorilla fighting off a rival. On the English Riviera overlooking the beautiful bay of Torquay and just a stone’s throw away from the birthplace of the great Agatha Christie, this place was a fantastic find.
Of course, everyone enjoyed a good murder mystery weekend but it was frightfully dull when it was just in your Aunt’s front room in her home in the suburbs. When the other guests were just friends and relatives dressed up and the corpse was just a stuffed pair of overalls with red ink splattered on them.
This was supposed to be the real deal. It had better be, because it had cost an absolute fortune. Only those lucky enough to be wealthy or were good at calling in a few favours, could have afforded to stay in this hotel.
The villa stood on the cliff edge looking over the sea surrounded by a patio dotted with Torbay palms. Inside it was like stepping back in time. The large hallway had black and white floor tiles and an enormous hat stand and glass mirror. There were four doors leading off from the hall, one to the Library, one to the Drawing room, one to the dining room and the last one to the kitchen. A grand red carpeted staircase lead up to the bedrooms above, all modernised with bathroom facilities, a welcome departure from the past.
The Dinner gong was supposed to sound at Seven o’clock but it hadn’t.
Gradually the guests came out from their rooms in their grandest attire and drifted down the landing to the top of the stairs. The sun was setting, providing a golden glow through the large windows. None of the lamps had been lit.
At the foot of the stairs, a body lay crumpled, the head resting on the bottom stair and its limbs spreading out in impossible angles over the black and white tiles. The nearest white tiles were covered in red, sticky blood.
A couple of screams echoed around the hall.
It was the real deal after all.
It had begun!!
There has been a murder, a terrible Murder!!
Who Is The Victim?
Where Was The Murder Committed?
Who Is Guilty?
How Did They Do It?
What Was Their Motive?
What Was Their Murder Weapon?
Over the course of the next four weeks your task is to spot the clues provided and at the end of the month write up your report of findings and submit them in a post, which will be reblogged and The Inspector will review them all and make decisions based upon those findings as to who our winners are.
Who was the victim?
Who was the murderer?
What was their motive?
How did they kill the victim?
Panic not, this is a challenge of fun it is not going to require a degree in Rocket Science to solve unless of course you are already a Rocket Scientist, then it doesn’t matter.
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The following will be awarded!
1 Gold Winner of 4 pens.
2 Silver winners of 2 pens each
2 Bronze Winners of 1 pen each
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