June 25, 2019

When I wrote Framed at the Fix, our 1920's murder mystery, I poured through pages of slang. The roaring 20's gave us lingo that's the bee's knees. Here are my  favorites, with examples.

A. Applesauce!


Oh, applesauce! I dropped my suffragette sash!

B. Bee's knees


February 6, 2019

The murder mystery show "Framed at the Fix" performed in a living room

“We wanted a way to bring theater to everyone,” says founder Sophia Naylor. “And to keep Silicon Valley a cultural hotspot.” Naylor and her co-founder Mylissa Malley have over 45 years of show busine...

November 8, 2018

The Rusty Lake series of puzzle video games is the weirdest I've ever played. (And this is taking into account Little Inferno, where the sole mechanic is burning stuff in a fireplace.) The horror movie The Shinning scares the heebie jeebies out of me, but the psycholog...

June 19, 2018

Are you the type of person who goes all out for your murder mystery party? You bring a magnifying glass. You dust for fingerprints. You dress up like Sherlock Holmes. But there exists, in the realm of those dedicated to mystery, a step beyond. 

We recently performe...

May 3, 2018

Follow the clues to solve this puzzling murder mystery crossword:


1. Weapon from the board game Clue.

3. "Candy footwear" (Another word for a detective.)

4. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story "A Study in ____."

8. Director who said, "San Francisco would be a good locatio...

April 29, 2018

Today marks the beginning of Small Business Week. For over 60 years, boutique businesses such as ours have been honored April 29 through May 5. This week, we're giving back to our customers for their support. You are the bedrock of our enterprise. Because our murder my...

April 24, 2018

No, the first murder mystery story was not written by Agatha Christie or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The first fictional detective (as the character archetype we know today) was C. Auguste Dupin, created by Edgar Allen Poe. Dupin was on the scene before Sherlock Holmes or...

March 8, 2018

"Did you do it?"

It's the night of your murder mystery dinner party (perhaps Framed at the Fix), and you're surrounded by suspects. Someone has just been murdered, but what questions do you ask to solve the mystery? You need to find out the big three: means, motive, and...

January 22, 2018

Read Sherlock Holmes stories way past your bedtime? Solve the crime before Hercule Poirot even arrives on the scene? Have a Nancy Drew plush toy? If you love a good murder mystery as much as we do, try your hand at our top 10 whodunit riddles: 

1. Two girls or...

December 6, 2017

One hundred and forty-five years ago today, the Mary Celeste was discovered adrift by the British ship Dei Gratia. On-board there was a six-month's supply of food and water, the crew's belongings were still in their quarters, and most of the cargo (barrels of denatured...

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