Tracking down reliable murder mystery providers can be a big challenge. Here are a few tips on where to find a good murder mystery:
Word of mouth is useful but has its limitations. Because companies vary so much in quality, one person having a bad experience with one needn’t put you off the whole idea. But check with friends and colleagues if they have ever done a murder mystery. You’ll be surprised how many will have. If they don’t know who supplied it, get information from them. How many people was it for? How was it run? What form did it take? What was the plot about? That way, you still might be able to track it down and the company which ran it. If it was a success, speak to them. If it wasn’t avoid!
The Internet will take you directly to many companies. Some run murder mysteries themselves. Some act as agents for these companies. As usual, a few companies dominate these listings but check out those who appear further down, too. It won’t necessarily mean they’re not as good. They just haven’t spent as much on advertising and web development! For best results, be specific when searching – e.g. “team building murder mystery” rather than just “murder mystery“. Check the website has a company address and phone number as well as an email address. Avoid companies that just have a P.O. box number. And check them out carefully. The more checking you do, the more likely you are to find what you are looking for.