Welcome to Durray House. It's 20th of December 1889 and Lord and Lady Durray have invited ten guests and their maids to stay over for christmas. The guests have just arrived and the festivities have begun.
Gerald, the butler
The residents of the house are...
Dorothy, the nanny
Lord and Lady Durray
The cat, Buttons,
Their three children, Betty, Rose and George,
The dog, Bertie,
The ladies maid Essie, and Marie, the scullery maid
The governess Elizabeth and Anna, the cook
Tom, the gardener
The dog, Bertie,
Count and Coutess Anderson
The guests are...
So, you claim you were in the study just after you heard a scream, am I correct?
Mr Graham Crochet
Lord and Lady Pilford and their two children Margret and Benjeminim
Sir Alexander Snoffle
Mr and Mrs R Spencer
Early on in the morning of the 21st of December, Essie the maid, wakes up by the noise of a faint squeal. She decides to go downstairs and do some cleaning so she gets up and goes downstairs to the study...
There she finds the dead body of Sir Alexander Snoffle! She is astonished and immediately runs upstairs to alert her mistress.
Soon the detective comes, he observes the scene and announces the news that he has, indeed, been murdered. He tells the residents and guests he was stabbed and that the murderer would not be afraid to strike again...
So, one by one, the residents and guests are submitted to questioning by the detective, Mr Wright...
I would advise you all to tread carefully... until we find the culprit, I'm afraid, no-one is safe. I will be coming round questioning in an hour or so. Until then I will ask you all to remain in your rooms. Thank You.
Well, we would have been in the library then, when we heard of the erm... unfortunate accident.
And where were you at 10:12 Mr Spencer?
Mr Wright questioned everyone. All the residents, the servants, the maids, the quests and their maids too. The case was not as easy to solve as it seemed and the detective was getting impatient. The detective found a few bits of information about the case in hand but one thing the detective did find out from his questioning, was that there was a liar amoungst them. And that liar was, as he understood it, Mr Graham Crochet. End Of Part 1