SUPER sleuths can put their detective skills to the test at a murder mystery dinner at Grafton Manor.
The event on February 8 has been organised by Sarah Harrod from Aston Fields to support her fund-raising for the London Marathon.
The 45-year-old decided to take on the 26.2mile course in aid of the Primrose Hospice after it provided palliative care for her grandfather.
She said: “I’m really pleased Grafton Manor is the venue for the murder mystery dinner because my granddad used to supply the meat to Mr and Mrs Morris from his butcher’s shop – Edwards on the Worcester Road – too many years ago to remember.
“The actors I have employed, Murder on the Side, originally came from this area too and fittingly their first ever performance was at Grafton Manor.
“They are adapting the script for Squeaky Blunders so that the final scene can be played out in the church.”
The evening is set in Birmingham in the 1920s which has become a cesspit of crime, debauchery, gambling and not very nice folk.
Gangs rule the streets and Thomas Shellfish is the mastermind.
A sudden scream and a dodgy Midlands accent later and there is a body.
Guests will have to deduce who is responsible for the crime.
Tickets, at £55 per person, include a three-course meal and a glass of fizz on arrival.
There will also be a raffle with prizes from Grafton Manor, Carter Esquire, Ollie’s Eatery, Casa Med, Bayleys of Bromsgrove and Severn Valley Railway.
The Primrose’s community fund-raiser Sarah Harris said: “This will be a great night for friends and family to get together, dress up and try to figure out whodunit.
“The venue is beautiful, and it is lovely that it holds a very special connection for Sarah.”
She wished Sarah all the very best with her event and the London Marathon training.
The deadline for tickets is next Friday, January 31, and they can be booked by contacting Sarah Harrod on 07970 212942.