Highly Suspect, a murder mystery event company based in Cumbria, UK, specializes in performance mysteries for private and public events that are a “deadly, exciting and hilarious evenings.” They have nearly a dozen different mysteries at hand, all written and performed by the company, and of course, they have one based on Jane Austen.
“An Austentatious Murder” goes something like this:
“Acknowledging Jane Austen as one of mankind’s most gifted writers on the subject of love and the human condition, tech developers have created the ‘Austen Algorithm’ – the key to finding the perfect partner! The new app Dating Mr Darcy is due to be launched at an Austen themed gala celebration… But moments before the app goes live, its creator is found dead – Someone has quite literally broken her heart!
But which of the Austen aficionados is a potential killer? What clues to the crime can be found within the works of the author, and just who will end up dating Mr Darcy? A murder mystery that will take all of your sense and sensibilities to solve!”
It’s a shame I do not live in the UK because this sounds delightfully fun!
If you DO live in the UK, Highly Suspect will be at the Oldham Annual Bookmark Festival on April 23 and The Word’s WRITE Festival in South Tyneside on May 19.