We write, design, and create kits, all in-house, for the best murder mystery parties available. We have an international appeal, with over 1/3 of our on-line sales currently exporting worldwide.
We are an award winning firm, based in the UK with recognition from the former “Dragons Den” star Theo Paphitis, and Mumpreneur UK.
Murder mysteries have remained top of the best sellers list since the 1900s and with a bigger emphasis on dining at home, hosting dinner parties and entertaining friends, not to mention the draw of buying British, and the increased interest in puzzle solving “cryptic quest” lock-in rooms, our murder mystery dinner parties and event management services are perfectly placed to fill public demand.
Realising many of our customers were looking for quirky extras for their murder mystery experiences we expanded our range to include crime scene props and accessories, many of which are only available directly from us.
In 2013 we expanded into wholesale under the “Crime-Time” brand, allowing retailers to stock our products on the shelves. Our STEM support products (fingerprint kits, and Crime Scene Kits) have become increasingly popular buys in the education sector, and we also have a number of educational activity scripts to compliment school Forensic Science curriculum, including an interactive on-line game originally written for Museums at Night.
Our clients range from private parties right through to well known corporations who use our services for team building and corporate events. (And yes, we wrote the murder mystery for TOWIE in 2012!)
Our proudest achievement was being commissioned to the murder mystery evening for the 2015 Agatha Christie Festival celebrating her 150th birthday.
Jo Smedley, Managing Director
Contact: 01472 348909
Jo Smedley founded the company in 2007 after discovering there were no suitable murder mystery games available for her teen youth group.
After many years developing formats and writing games for other firms, Jo eventually founded Red Herring Games and has grown the company year on year to expand into event management and wholesale.
She is now an internationally established author and games designer, and has been accepted into membership of the International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association.
In 2012 she was placed 2nd in the “Best Interactive” category at Mumpreneur, and has gone on to be named as one of her region’s 100 inspiring women.
She’s written a murder mystery novel and is presently in the throws of finding an agent and publisher.
Emma Fairhall, Events Manager
Contact: 01472 348909
Emma Fairhall joined Red Herring Games in 2014 to take on the role of events manager after years of experience managing events and trade fairs for other firms. She was also named as one of the regions 100 inspiring women in 2014.
Emma is now first port of call for all corporate bookings, and is regularly involved in marketing all aspects of the business.