Discount in honor of National Small Business Week!

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 mystery shows are immersive and interactive, we're delighted that we get to meet each and every single one of our guests. This is one of the best parts of performing. By getting rid of the stage, we get to connect with our audiences face to face. We couldn't be in business without you, so we created a special discount just for you: use code SmallBizWeek through May 5th to get 10% off your next murder mystery show! We love doing o

The First Murder Mystery Story Ever Written

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 Hercule Poirot: Poe died before Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were even born. (It should be noted that there is a wonderful legend that the word "detective" wasn't around until Poe wrote his murder mystery. This lovely snippet is, dashing our hopes, untrue. Merriam-Webster cites the first use of the word "detective" in 1732.) Dupin's first appearance is in Poe's story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." Although Poe's

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