1. You have 4 sections in this book. DONOT read ahead.

The 1st section should be read BEFORE starters

The 2nd section should be read AFTER starters and BEFORE main course

The 3rd section  should be read AFTER main course and BEFORE dessert

The 4th section should be read AFTER desserts

2. You should reveal EVERYTHING you read in this book, otherwise you are concealing evidence

3. At the end you should make a guess at who killed Lord Strutbury.

4. Never lie, you are not the murderer.

5. Try to keep your booklet away from prying eyes.














Character Breakdown


You’ve never left home and always lived with your parents.

You’ve never had a social life and are painfully shy. You’ve lived a very sheltered life. You work as a librarian in the village and you try not to have much to do with the public.

The outside world scares you, its full of sin. If anyone mentions sex or drugs, you’ll be painfully shy and hide your face in your hands in embarrassment.

You once considered being a nun but a huge secret about yourself held you back.

Your father’s bullying was always relentless, and had recently caused you to crack.  Everyone worries that you may have recently suffered a mental breakdown.  It’s entirely possible.


You act: Shy, glasses often sliding down your nose, well mannered, blushing

You speak: quietly, and timidly










Turn the page







You’re very intimated by all these people and you’re mainly going to look at the floor the whole time.


You tell your mother Lady Strutbury you don’t drink but you think you will this time, because you’re overcome with sadness about your fathers murder.


You mutter to yourself how terrifying it is that a murder happened in your very own home. You won’t be able to keep eye contact with anyone, you’ll just look around.















Do not turn the page


Ask Father Ingemells if he could start coming to the prayer group again on Wednesday evenings. He hasn’t been there for a while and you miss all the intriguing friends he brings with him.


The wine is getting to you, you’ll do a big burp and hide you head in your hands in shamed. What would mother think! Your glasses will go wonkey.


Tell the group about your love for cross-stitch. The alcohol has made you babble a bit, tell them about a beautiful piece you’re doing on Aldbury Manor which has taken 7 years.












Do not turn the page








Main Course


You’re quite drunk now, and it’s a strange experience for you. You quite like it, you’ve never felt like you could open up before. Tell Timothy, the cook how much you love his cooking even though everyone else bad-mouths it and add “I really really really really do!”


You have heard a rumour that Rev. Ingemells had been chucked out of his last Parish for sleeping with half the congregation. It’s quite absurd. You didn’t believe it of course. Remember no eye contact!


Ask Seb how his mother is and explain to the party, she’s your older sister but she never visits you.











Do not turn the page


You’re very drunk now. Some people may not listen to you but make sure you get your points across. Throw off your glasses and tell Seb he is a lovely lovely lovely nephew.


After Charlie makes his big confession, you’re too drunk to be surprised. You tell Charlie you wish he was your Dad. You hated your Dad, he was always bullying you, was ashamed of you and wrecked your confidence.


Ask your niece Victoria if you can come to the Met Bar with her one night.


You think its time to make your biggest confession yet. After all, you’re 42 years old and now your fathers gone you can do what you like. Throw off your cardigan and tell the party you’re a lesbian.

Your father bullied you for so long, you were always too frightened to come out.










It wasn’t you.