1940s CLASSIC Murder Mystery Party:
The Curse of the Comet

A 1940s Classic Mystery set in post-War Beverly Hills. Famed adventurer and archaeologist Myron Mason is the seeming victim of an ancient curse when the comet Hopkay returns to earth after a 400-year absence.

6 Role Players: 3 men, 3 women
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It is September 17, 1945

A gathering occurred last night at Highview, the secluded Beverly Hills estate of movie star Maurice Mason and his wife, Dianna Darien - one that proved to be both intriguing and tragic. For, this morning, the body of Maurice's twin brother, famed archaeologist Myron Mason, was founded draped across the thorn bushes that grow in profusion around the grounds.

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The death added a morbid punctuation to an event that had been conceived as a lark ... a gathering to disprove an ancient curse. For, last night also, the comet Hopkay made its first appearance in the heavens in 400 years. 

The celestial messenger was last seen the year that the native Central American leader Hopkay met an untimely demise. His people, the Intecs, interred him in a tomb which, they said, must be sacrosanct for all time.

Yet, 10 years ago, Myron Mason found that tomb and robbed it of its treasures. An inscription on the wall of the crypt proclaimed that whoever desecrated the spot would be cursed. When the comet named after Hopkay reappeared in the heavens, the desecration would be revenged. 

The motley group of attendees toasted the archaeologist as the comet entered the solar system. Was the curse a remnant of an ancient religion, or the uneducated ramblings of a primitive people? The answer would soon be apparent - and deadly obvious.

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One of these suspects is a murderer ...

Maurice Mason
Myron's twin brother and an actor who made it big in small movies.

Dianna Darien
An actress and Maurice's wife. Lately, she's been studying the teachings of Hopkay.

Professor Willard Goodfellow
An astronomer and man of science. He was hired to provide the expert commentary on the return of the comet.

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Sister Natasia
Leader of the group known as The Followers of Hopkay. Little is known of her background.

Cheryl Shay
Myron's lab assistant. She worked closely with Myron to learn everything about life.

Ramon Hopkins
A mysterious man who took a special interest the teachings of Hopkay.



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