Shadow graphic of Hercule PoirotThere is something about a dark, cold, crispy Autumn night…settled in with a nice hot cup of tea, all cozy in your jumper wrapped in a blanket, and you crack open your favorite book. It is full of twists, turns, false accusations, mayhem, intrigue, and murder. The later it gets, the deeper you get into the story, one you have read countless times; but it still keeps you on the edge of your seat.

You begin to feel like you are part of the story, and you are going to help them figure out who the murder is, after all, you’ve read all the books, seen all the shows, and it’s practically in your blood to be a mystery solver. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie have been staples in your life for as long as you can remember.

Mystery novels and entertainment are something that crosses generations and communities. You can bond with your colleague that you do not really have much in common with about the latest series of Sherlock, which we are still not over being finished, and you have helped to bridge the gap between two people who enjoy similar taste in television. This leads you to discuss all of Conan Doyle’s stories and which are your favorites, and now you have a new work friend.

Reading, watching, and bonding over your love of murder mysteries is all good and well, but what if there was a way to have a little more intrigue in your life and bring the mystery to you, in a more real way. If mystery novels, cinemas, and television programs have taught us anything, it is that “if there is a will, there is a way.”

Murder Mystery Breaks1 offers you the chance to live out your murder mystery fantasies with quite a few murder mystery events where you get to become Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot, gather clues along the way, and hopefully solve the crime before they find you!

Castles seem like the perfect place for a murder mystery to take place and mysteries that would probably keep you guessing, jumping, and checking every stairwell, turret, and bedchamber as you made your way through the grounds. You never know what is waiting for you… After all, there are reports that Anne Boleyn haunts the halls of the Tower of London. Celtic Castles2 gives you the chance to see for yourself, with Murder-Mystery themed evenings at three castles.

For the Agatha Christie Fans here, the Belmond British Pullman Train3 offers a British Murder Mystery Lunch. While this may be a bit on the expensive side, this event seems like something right-up a true mystery fans alley. This specific event is set in the 1920s, and the mystery comes to you. With prizes for the best detectives.

If you’re feeling adventurous, what about retracing the steps of the infamous Jack the Ripper and investigate his crimes with fresh, new, innovative eyes? Could you be the one to solve this cold case? Take the Jack the Ripper tour4 and find out!

Mysteries do not have to be limited to just books and screens. We live in a time where we can experience life first hand. There are so many interesting, engaging, scary, and fun events around us, if we are willing to look for them.

We hope you love our British Murder Mystery box as much as we have loved finding trinkets, treasures, and sharing them with you!  If you have not had the chance to read some of the British Mystery authors, we hope this theme inspires you to broaden your reading horizons and hope that you find new additions to your home library that keep you on the edge of your seat.