Murder at Merkister Hall

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Murder at Merkister Hall

MURDER AT MERKISTER HALL

It’s the 1930s. The great depression is over, the pound is competing with the dollar on the open exchange and there is a rise in business of all shapes and sizes. Keen to share their good fortune with others, the Balderdashes regularly play host to sumptuous dinner parties at their stately home which involve nothing but the best wines, fine cuisine and traditional after-dinner entertainment. This evening was to be no exception. The guests had all arrived as planned and with the food ready to be served in the kitchens the party only lacked one thing, namely the butler Leversham who has been discovered dead, in the Billiard room!

THE SUSPECTS

6 PLAYERS

Brigadier Balderdash – Lord of the manor. (Male)
Pompous, with very upright military bearing, Brigadier Balderdash is always seen in a well starched collar and his tweed suit.

Lotta Balderdash – Wife of Brigadier Balderdash. (Female)
Tastefully clothed and very reserved, Lotta Balderdash is refined and elegant.

Morgan Carze – Racing car driver. (Gender Neutral)
Always in a tearing hurry, Morgan Carze embraces modern fashion, but is also fairly scruffy and windswept from driving.

Drew Sketches – Local artist. (Gender Neutral)
Never without an artist’s smock, Drew Sketches often has a sketch pad to hand and a paintbrush behind an ear!

Rev. Al Ation – Vicar. (Male)
With his stiff white dog collar and wearing traditional black, Rev. Al Ation is always on duty for his flock.

Miss Jane Marbles – Maiden aunt and amateur sleuth. (Female)
In a twin set and pearls and a tweed suit, there is nothing remotely sinister about this spinster, except for the dead bodies that seem to turn up in her close proximity!

10 PLAYERS (6 above + 4 below)

Doug Oles – Archaeologist.(Male)
Fresh from his current dig, Doug sports his boots, trowel, and being young, huge levels of enthusiasm.

Nicole de Limelite – Film star. (Female)
Sophisticated and elegant, Nicole has all the latest fashions.

Max Outputt – Industrialist.(Male)
Dressed formally for dinner in a dinner suit, Max is never parted from his Financial Times.

Penny Pusher – The Balderdash’s secretary. (Female)
Devastatingly attractive and difficult to ignore, Penny is a blonde bombshell who is terribly organised and very capable.

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