Richard Shuttleworth Murder Mystery
Friday 30 July 2021
It is 112 years since Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth was born, on 16th July 1909. Guests (and suspects) have been invited here tonight for a meal to celebrate what would have been his 112th birthday. However, some of the guests are interested in more than just the party…
Our suspects all reveal themselves to be in some way related to contemporaries of Richard back in the 1930s. Rumours have passed down over the generations that, after Richard suffered his injury 1936, he returned from South Africa with a ruby of immense value, which he secreted somewhere around the grounds of Shuttleworth. Its whereabouts have been a mystery ever since, and each of them seems to think they have some claim to the jewel and are determined to get their hands on it.
Of great importance is Anne Teek, a historian who claims to hold a vital clue to the whereabouts of the jewel. She is based in South Africa and is therefore unable to make it tonight, but has arranged a live video feed to talk to everyone about the missing jewel.
However, during her video link, she takes a drink from a glass of wine and drops down dead. Each of the suspects is implicated in wanting her dead (for various reasons), and in sending her the case of wine (which arrived anonymously the previous day) and therefore, the investigation begins…
19:30 – Guests begin to arrive, reception drinks served
19:50 – Introduction
20:00 – Guests called to dinner
22:00 – Service finishes
22:15 – Winner Announced
23.00 – Guests depart
Smoked Ham Hock Terrine served with a homemade Piccalilli
Kentish Pea Panna Cotta, Sugar Snap Salad and Pea Shoots
Braised Feather blade of Beef, Horseradish Creamed Potato, Pine Nut Crusted Carrot
Roast Chicken Breast with Leek Ragu, Crushed Root Vegetables and Seasonal Buttered Greens
Grilled Halloumi served with marinated tomatoes, black olive tapenade, roasted jersey royals and pepper coulis
(would need to choose either the chicken or beef for the night .. that is one protein dish plus the veg)
Sticky Toffee Slice, Black Fig, Clotted Cream
Lemon Tart, Chantilly Cream
A glass of Red or White wine with the meal
Tea and Coffee
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