Special Event

Murder Most Foul At The Museum

Torquay Museum, Torquay
21 October 2023

Murder Most Foul At Torquay Museum. The Crime Guild of Devon are meeting up at Torquay Museum for their annual event to celebrate their love of detective fiction from the era which has become known as the Golden Age of the whodunit.

The Guild members attending all have their favourite authors and their favourite fictional detectives: Writers such as Ngaio Marsh, Patricia Wentworth, John Dickson-Carr, Margery Allingham, Dorothy L Sayers and, of course, the Queen of Crime herself, Agatha Christie: Detectives such as Roderick Alleyn, Lord Peter Wimsey, Miss Maud Silver, and Tuppence Beresford.

They arrive for the evening in the guise of their chosen detective, little knowing that a real tragedy has taken place and that they will all be suspects in their own murder mystery.

What they didn’t know was that one of the members of the Guild, has been found dead in the Agatha Christie Gallery, murdered, and that ace sleuth Jane Rutherford is already on the scene and anxious to question her four main suspects.

The suspects are all seasoned murder mystery readers and could each have constructed a fiendishly devised plot to avoid detection. Equally, they would all consider themselves experts in solving fiendishly devised plots, so will the true motive come to light, and will the killer be caught?

All the clues will be there to lead to the right conclusion, but will they be correctly deduced? Miss Rutherford, together with the help of the other guests at the Museum, must get to the truth before the evening is out.

Ticket price includes canapes and a welcome drink.

The museum bar will be open throughout the evening to purchase further beverages.

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