Murder mystery dinners have been around for some time and Halloween is a surefire way to put you in the spirit for a good, live-action “whodunnit” story of intrigue, mystery and, you guessed it, murder! Metro Detroit has some great murder mystery dinners on the horizon and even some that run year-round. Check ‘em out below!
Inspired by the era of The Roaring Twenties and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby, the only thing that separates this murder mystery dinner from the 1920s is the lack of prohibition. Taking place Friday, October 28 at Blake’s Hard Cider Co. in Armada, the Great Gatsby Murder Mystery Dinner sets the atmosphere of this particular era by asking all attendees to dress in attire appropriate to the Great Gatsby and the 1920s. Tickets to the event include a buffet dinner with a murder mystery show, a glass of champagne cider, unlimited soft cider, a mini pumpkin you can take home, a photo booth, a cash bar and a best-dressed contest.
The Dinner Detective is a company that holds murder mystery dinners around the country and, yes, they have events in metro Detroit (Troy, specifically). What separates The Dinner Detective’s shows from other murder mystery dinner parties is that it’s set in present day. Whereas costumes, accents and time periods are a focus of other dinner parties, The Dinner Detective’s parties like to keep things grounded in the present day with the hope that things will be more immersive for guests. Check out their schedule of upcoming events in Troy. Their next one is scheduled for November 5, but spots are filling up quickly!
The Old Road Railroad Company hosts events on their classic trains running out of Blissfield, MI and their most popular event is the Murder Mystery Train. A group of actors will put on a whodunnit murder mystery show throughout the train, asking passengers from each railcar to participate in the show. While passengers enjoy their meals, a show will be unfolding all around them, from the front to the back.
With so many murder mystery events available just in metro Detroit, it’s no wonder each of them try to diversify a little. With The Murder Mystery Company, each event of theirs has a theme attached to that night’s murder mystery. The next event, scheduled for November 4 at Eastpointe Manor, is currently sold out, but its theme will be “Midnight at the Masquerade.” To see upcoming events and its accompanying theme, like “Til Death Do Us Part” and “The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year,” keep checking back on their website.