Gareth John Jones

Death in the Stacks

This was my biggest murder mystery event so far.

Run in conjunction with Maplewood (NJ) library, it raised thousands of dollars for the library's funds and involved a half-dozen principle characters and over 160 "detectives". Clues were hidden around the library, and a huge amount of data (some real, some made up for the game) was available on a specially-created website. The plot covered several hundred years, and was closely tied to real local history as well as my imaginary plot.

And what on earth is a "shitepoke"?

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