The very last thing you want to happen when you are having dinner with your friends in one of the most exclusive hotel in town, is to be interrupted by an atrocious scream coming from a man that dies just in front of you.
This is exactly what happened when me and other Manchester bloggers were invited to a very intriguing (and delicious) "Murder Mystery" dinner night organised by BGO, an online gaming company.
The poor Sir John was there, stone cold, dead and we really did not know what to do when, surprise surprise, the living legend Sherlock Holmes entered inside the room, followed by the smart police officer P.C.World, to announce the terrible truth: Sir John had been murdered.
Now, it was pretty clear Sir Holmes wasn't the one who was gonna solve the case, it was his day off you see and he had clearly been spending it at the bar; it was on us, ALL ON US, to look for justice for the poor Sir John.
Three tables, three teams with one only question: who was the murderer?
We were given an "evidence file" a list of profiles of the victim's closer family and friends, some questions slips, plus few forensics, criminal checks and pocket search request forms.
We asked, searched pockets, we looked for fingerprints on glass, looking for answers into the most private details of the suspects lives.
At the end, all the evidences brought my team to one person, one guilty person that could have been the only one to commit the terrible homicide: the verdict was there, ready to be handled to Sherlock Holmes and P.C.World.
We were asked to leave the room, dress like the suspects and re enter the room and recreate the terrible scene of the murder and YES! We were right!
Me and my team won a well deserved bottle of Champagne!
It was one of the funniest night out I have ever had and you can read more about it on the BGO website, were you can find out about the launch of their new game called, have a guess, "Murder Mystery".
Thank you so much to BGO for having me, thank you Shaun for the invite, thanks to Reinassance Hotel for the hospitality, the food and some great mirrors for us selfie obsessed bloggers.
Now I have to go, time to look for another murder mystery night somewhere, I am hooked now.