The Action Movie Murder

The perfect game for an all guy get-together!

Action Movie invitation imageA bunch of guys went to the movies to see a SCI-FI action thriller and when the lights came up – Joe was found dead in his seat. Was it poisoned popcorn? Find out what’s really been going on.

Reading level: 6

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Overview

A bunch of guys went to the movies to see a SCI-FI action thriller and when the lights came up – Joe was found dead in his seat. Was it poisoned popcorn? Find out what’s really been going on.

Excerpt

“And writing involves dancing at my club? I saw Joe there with a very petite girl with lots of tats. They weren’t just dancing. I know my club gets crowded, but you don’t need to be that close.”

What they’ve said

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This is a new mystery so we are yet to receive feedback on it.

Invitations

Reading level

Note: The reading levels of each kit (not just “page” as it says below) were determined by copying and pasting the kit (the play version), into The Readability Test Tool (see www.read-able.com).

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Characters

The suspects are:

Martino

I’m a chemistry teacher. I’ve set up a lab at home. Hoping my side business will bring in some extra income. Trying to develop a brain-enhancing herbal supplement. I’ve been experimenting on myself.

Dagan

I run a really cool joint on the west side of town. It looks like a pinball parlor but when you release the balls on the old-fashioned pinball machine, you find that a secret door opens to an invite-only nightclub. I’ve called it “Slapsies”.

Naaman

I’m an African leader in exile. I’m dealing with various parties to get back my own money. It’s complex and involves various currencies and foreign banks. I thought I could trust these guys, but now I am not so sure.

Vitore

I’m ex-military. I had some intense training and a bunch of experiences. But I don’t remember my last few ops. I’m trying to piece together the details.

Cormac

I’m a personal trainer at a gym near here. That’s how I met most of these guys. We train hard and play hard, or at least when our women let us.

Bennet

I’m the projectionist and also the ticket seller during the daytime when I am often the only one here. To be honest, I just put the movie on and then I left. I don’t like sci-fi anyway because the plots are always so weak. This movie’s been on for a while, so there were just the seven guys watching it.

Salvador

Most of my friends call me “Dali”. But I’m not a painter. Actually, I’m the opposite. I’m a demolitionist – a destroyer rather than a creator.

Argus

I create wearable robot technologies for a living. Sometimes I try out the suits on myself, but I never wear them in public, ’cause I don’t like being stared at.