Ravenwood Detective Agency
Like every good castle, Ravenwood has its share of intrigue. Over the last few years we’ve even seen more than a few murders. So many, in fact, that we’ve had to form a squad of guests and volunteers to look into them: the Ravenwood Detective Agency.
Join our intrepid detectives as they search for clues, solve puzzles, avoid killers and monsters alike, and endeavor to solve the latest mystery plaguing our erstwhile castle.
Tickets for one of our mystery events are $100, and include dinner Saturday night, breakfast Saturday and Sunday (of course!), and all the mystery and hi-jinks you can handle! Due to the nature of these events, tickets are limited to those staying on site.
Upcoming mystery events are listed below, and stay tuned to our blog Quoth the Raven for announcements of new events!
Anatomy of a Murder Mystery
Our mysteries aren't your typical four hour dinner theater. When you attend one of our events, the mystery starts at dinner Friday night and the final clues aren’t wrapped up until breakfast on Sunday. The intervening 40 hours or so are filled with activity. You will be gathering evidence, searching for clues, solving puzzles, making dead drops, avoiding the killer (unless you ARE the killer!), and a myriad of other activities that you just can’t fit in a box.
Upcoming Mystery Events
The Grilling Dead – September 2nd & 3rd, 2016
The Ravenwood Detective Agency is planning a Labor Day cookout to celebrate its fifth year in service. After successfully solving twenty five murders both paranormal and mundane, the Agents deserve a break – and perhaps a bit of barbecue.
But mere hours before the Agents are set to arrive, the groundskeepers discover the Head Chef at his grill. Or on it, rather. He’s done. Well done.
Is the celebration ruined? Is the barbecue cancelled? Is that a zombie with a grill apron?
Of course not! Not a chance! And yes, yes it is!
What drew the living dead back to their old haunt yet again? Was it the promise of brain burgers? Are they partial to strawberry ice cream? The Ravenwood Detective Agency is calling all available agents, veterans and rookies alike, to answer these and other questions.
Join us September 2nd & 3rd for the return of the extremely popular zombie Murder Mystery series in part five, the Grilling Dead!
Grab your grill tongs and throw another zombie on the barbie!
Red Hand at Isengard – September 16th & 17th, 2016
Located at the edge of the Fangorn forest, the Ravenwood outpost has enjoyed a quiet existence for as long as Men can remember. But recently the outpost has fallen under a growing shadow – a shadow cast by the wizard Saruman at the nearby tower of Isengard.
Word has arrived that Saruman has sent an emissary to treat with the Men of Ravenwood. Would the messenger have brought word of friendship to calm the growing fears, or would his news have spelled the end of peace?
We shall never know, as the emissary has been found dead at the edge of the forest, choked to death by vines. With his body pulled off the ground and into the boughs, it almost appears as if the trees themselves committed the act.
Men have long known that the forest around Ravenwood is more alive than most woods, and often hear the trees whispering to each other in the night. But is a forest capable of murder?
Join us September 16th & 17th for the sequel to last year’s popular Lord of the Ring Mystery weekend!
Murder? As You Wish! – November 4th & 5th, 2016
The Ravenwood Castle sits on the edge of the fabled Fire Swamp. Its residents live a peaceful life, apart from the occasional flame spurt, lightning sand, and rodent of unusual size. Recently the relative calm of the castle has been shattered by a series of most unusual murders.
Residents of the castle fear to leave the walls, though none quite know who or what is to blame for the recent deaths. Is it the six fingered man? Has the Dread Pirate Roberts returned? Or does something else plague the area?
Miracle Max is fresh out of miracles and the Brute Squad is without a clue, so the castle staff have called in the assistance of the Ravenwood Detective Agency.
Join the Ravenwood Detective Agency November 4th & 5th as we go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line in our very first Princess Bride themed mystery!
Iocaine powder not included.
Snow White and the Deadly Dwarves - November 11th & 12th, 2016
A young princess, exiled from her home by her evil stepmother, takes refuge in a cottage in the woods. The seven dwarves who call the cottage home take the maiden in and offer their protection. The very next morning one of the dwarves is missing, and another is found dead – murdered in his sleep.
Have the evil queen and her huntsman caught up with young Snow White already? Does the band of dwarves include a deadly traitor? Or is there more to the young princess than meets the eye?
Join the Ravenwood Detective Agency November 11th & 12th for Snow White and the Deadly Dwarves, and find out who is truly the fairest of them all!
The twisted minds at the Shadow Stalkers and Ravenwood Castle are always coming up with new themes to challenge the sleuths of the Ravenwood Detective Agency. Here's just a few of the mysteries our guests have faced to date!
Murder in Mirkwood (Lord of the Rings)
Havoc on Hoth (Star Wars)
Murder in Brown(coat) (Firefly)
Trail of the Living Dead
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Deadly Hand
The Killers Grimm (Dark Fairy Tales)
Slytherin' Slayings (Harry Potter)
Murder at Casterly Rock (Game of Thrones)
Sherlock Holmes and the Steampunk Killings
Murders in Masquerade (Classic Mystery)
Murders Outside of Time (Doctor Who)
Young Frankenshteen (Mel Brooks)
The Night of the Living Dead (Zombies!)
The Adventure of the Dragon's Claw (Classic Mystery)
The Cold Hand of Death (Classic Mystery)
Death in Small Doses (Classic Mystery)