Frank McGovern, the French Riviera’s most well-known English entrepreneur, is found dead on the quiet island of St. Hilaire off the coast of Cannes. After an initial investigation, Father Chausible, of the island’s monastery, is taken into custody and charged with the murder. Is there enough evidenc...
Playing the Murder Mystery game, Murder on the Riviera: The St. Hilaire Homicide, was not only a rather challenging experience, but an enjoyable one as well. At first, the few tidbits of revealed information were enough to arouse suspicions about the guiltiness of certain characters, but it wasn't until further on that concrete proof was discovered. Playing wasn't just a question of deductive reasoning, but also one of instinct, that was necessary to avoid some of the red herrings. I cannot properly comment on this work without saying at least a brief word on the characters. Although they don't seem too far off from they typical and stereotypical whodunit suspects, some of them have the potential to be developed into characters having enough depth to feature in a novel... In summary, this is a game that seems simple at first and then becomes complicated until the elegant solution is revealed.Adam O.
This murder mystery was great fun. Although at first, it was quite hard to get into the story because of its relative complexity, it very soon became very enjoyable, as its subtleties, such as the DNA samples, brought the experience to a whole new level. Indeed, the characters were truly lifelike and their 'back-story' made the plot more believable. Moreover, the precise maps and schematics provided with the evidence really helped immerse everyone in the tale, and allowed us to spend a good time.Alexander L.
I thought it was very entertaining. I especially appreciated the fact that even though I didn't catch some clues in the beginning, I was still able to find the murderer, using the evidence file, for instance.Natalie A.
This was one of the best parties we have ever hosted. There were about 35-40 people who attended the party and our cast was awesome. It was great that there were costume recommendations so people knew what to wear. The audience loved the accents and were very into the game. We ended up standing in front of the crowd to read our lines and then we would break for drinks and dinner and dessert according to the script. It worked out perfectly. I would definitely recommend this site and its games (and I have done so already). The website was full of useful information and IS very organized. This site is so useful I didn't even need to use tech support. Excellent site and mysteries!!Sara A. - Reunion, CO
We had a blast! So many people said it was one of the best dinner parties they had ever been to. This was my "first murder mystery dinner" and will definitely do more. We did our own French menu and borrowed French props. My neighbor made two French flags with fabric I bought and we hung one by our front door to set the stage so to speak and one on a pole by our back deck. I used genuine crime scene tape and also had fun with the forensic evidence.Lisa P. - 114 Dogwood Drive Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103