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A Dear Holmes Mystery Night

step 1

Search For Clues

Read through your clue letters. Identify lies and shakey alibis.

Decide who’s a suspect, who’s a witness, and who’s a victim.

step 2

Eliminate Suspects

Make a murder board to analyze your suspects and evidence.

Eliminate suspects one-by-one until only the truly guilty remain.

step 3

Present Your Theory

Put on your deerstalker caps and lay out your solution to the case.

Identify your criminal and explain how and why they committed their crime.

step 4

The Big Reveal

Once you think you've solved the case, read through your final letter.

See how you fared vs the great Sherlock Holmes.

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