Wild West Murder Mystery Party:
Death in them thar hills

Wild West Murder Mystery Party: Death in them thar hills

HOME and LARGE-GROUP VERSIONS available. Gold mine owner, Dusty Jones, is being honored by the citizens of Cactus Gulch when he falls over dead. Many people in the crowd have a reason for wanting to see Dusty eliminated.

10 Role Players: 5 men, 5 women
20 Additional LARGE-GROUP Roles

                                                      MANY MORE can investigate the case


This special 1880s murder mystery takes place near the Grand Canyon where prospector and gold mine owner "Dusty" Jones is being honored by the residents of Cactus Gulch. Jones had  arrived in town five years before, flat broke and relying upon the generosity of local residents to help him get by. Today, he is the sole owner of the
TAqIlA mine (He named it after his favorite drink, but Dusty never could spell).

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Key citizens of Cactus Gulch have assembled to honor Dusty. Each one rises to say a few words about him and his contributions to the community. Then, it's Dusty's turn. After speaking his mind, Dusty raises a glass of Gila Gold, his favorite brand of tequila. He sits down and, a few minutes later, slumps over in his chair - dead.

The marshal then takes charge of the investigation as the suspects are interrogated. Additional clues and key information are revealed as everyone is asked to figure out who killed Dusty Jones.

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Your investigation will be lead by . . .

Marshal Nate Dillman
The law in Cactus Gulch. He's in charge of investigating all crimes.

One of these suspects is a murderer . . .

Mayor Beauregard T. Brady
A former colonel in the Confederate cavalry, the mayor decided to seek his fortune in the West at the end of the Civil War. He remembers the details of every battle in which he fought.

Banker Abraham Patton
The owner of Cactus Gulch Bank. Dusty's bank account is his bank's biggest asset.

Doc Tricia Truehart
She sets broken bones and takes care of dispensing pills in Cactus Gulch. Dusty is one of her patients. 

Writer J. P. James
A "dime novel" writer. She's been touring the West to document the colorful characters that populate the landscape. Recently, she's written about some of the residents of Cactus Gulch.

Chief "Hawk-Who-Watches"
Leader of the Holeecowa tribe. Could Dusty's mine be located on land that historically belonged to his people?

Saloon Owner Cattie Adams
She operates the local watering hole. Dusty has been a steady customer since he struck it rich - and Gila Gold has been his drink of choice. 

Sharpshooter Annie Elmley
The woman with the eyes of an eagle who is being recruited by Antelope Bob to be part of his Wild West show. Dusty was said to be "sweet" on her. 

Blacksmith Flint Flames
The man who knows the hoofprint of every horse in Cactus Gulch. He sold Dusty the pinto that Dusty named "Golddust."

Newspaper Editor Hannibal P. Hanks
He runs The Cactus Gulch Gazette. Recently, he's been investigating how Dusty was able to find the gold in them thar hills.

School Teacher Bonnie Crockett
She was hired by the citizens of Cactus Gulch to educate the children in a one-room schoolhouse. Privately, she's been giving "readin' and 'ritin'" lessons to Dusty.


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