Ravenwood Detective Agency
Like every good castle, Ravenwood has its share of intrigue. Over the last two 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. Please be sure to add your tickets to your reservation when booking your room.
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
Sherlock Holmes and the Steampunk Killings - December 30th & 31st, 2014
The year is 1897 on the Raven's calendar – give or take a century – and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The greatest of all detectives has run afoul of many villains during his career, but none as precise and meticulous as this.
Join the Ravenwood Detectives as they journey to a steam powered Victorian-era England to play the role of Watson in this, the case of Sherlock Holmes and the Steampunk Killings.
Sherlockians and steampunk fans alike will ring out the old and ring in the new with this crossover murder mystery adventure. Steampowered magnifying goggles recommended!
Homicide at Hogwarts - January 30th & 31st, 2015
The International Quidditch Society has called it's four top officials together at Ravenwood Castle to discuss proposed rules changes to the most popular sport in the wizarding world.
When the referees fail to emerge from a private session, one of the castle staff enters the conference room to find a shocking scene. The head referee is dead upon the table, and the rest have been struck senseless! Dark magic is surely at work!
Join the Ravenwood Detectives - magical and muggle alike - in what is sure to be an amazing mystery weekend!
Wands and potion materials not provided. Rudimentary training in Defence Against the Dark Arts recommended.
Murder at Casterly Rock – February 67th & 7th, 2015
Deep in the Lannister stronghold at Casterly Rock, Tyrion Lannister is hard at work preparing for an upcoming military campaign. The Imp’s carefully laid plans are thrown into disarray when his personal secretary is found murdered at his desk.
A Lannister always pays his debts, and Tyrion has no intention of letting this murderer escape.
Join the Ravenwood Detectives in helping the Little Lion bring the killer to Lannister justice.
Treachery and deceit will be the rule for this murderous weekend.
The Slytherin Slayings – March 13th & 14th, 2015
The wizarding world is thrown into turmoil as tragedy strikes the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Several murders have been discovered on campus in recent days. The common link – all of the victims have been students and teachers from the Slytherin House!
Members of the Ravenwood Detective Agency are called upon to solve this mystery before panic breaks out.
Agents from all houses are welcome, although we suggest additional caution for those of the Slytherin house!
Amy’s Paradox: A Deadly Twist in Time – March 6th & 7th, 2015
For nearly 35 years two unique Amy Ponds have existed in the universe, separated by time and space, each unaware of the other. But now, a peculiar twist in the timeline has brought them together – at the scene of a heinous murder.
Members of the Ravenwood Detective Agency are called on to clear the Doctor’s beloved travelling companion of any wrongdoing, bring the actual villain to justice, and straighten out the wibbly wobbly ball of timey wimey… stuff.
Join the Ravenwood Detective Agency for what is likely to be Doctor Who’s last visit to Ravenwood Castle for some time!
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!
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)