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Fri, Feb. 21

Vendome's mystery weekend brings guests into the game

Couier Photos by Jo. L. Keener

A Murder Mystery Weekend, complete with local historical characters, dominated the Hotel Vendome this past weekend. Murder Ink Productions of Phoenix hosted the event.

Ms. Abigail Pierce, "lately of New York," was hit with a stray bullet.

Luckily, none of the above is true, but are incidents from a whodunit murder mystery that Murder Ink Productions (MIP) of Phoenix put on this weekend at the Hotel Vendome.

At the outset of "Sleeping with the Ghosts at the Vendome," MIP tells its dozen or so guests, "We're back in the old wild 'n woolly territorial days – 1895, before the fire that destroyed much of Whiskey Row in 1900."

The guests – this time employees of Shasta Pools from Phoenix – came dressed in 1895 attire that included such getups as a dance hall girl, steamboat captain, cowboy, priest and Confederate soldier.

Each modeled their costume, as well as their assumed personality, as characters given them ahead of time by MIP.

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