deathcomestodownturn

Death comes to Downturn (all girl)

Downturn Shabby, the ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Grandham is hosting a shooting party, but when the Earl is found dead in the library suspicion falls not on the blood-thirsty men who are grouse-shooting, but the gossiping, tea-drinking ladies who have gathered for the evening’s dinner party.

The question on everyone’s lips is who hand bagged the Earl and why?

From: £19.99

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This Game is Rated:

Mature

This game contains:

Content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older.

Including:
A murder – violence suggested.
Mature themes – Sexual affairs and pregnancy mentioned within the plot.

What is included?

Example pre-printed boxed set

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Character booklets/scripts

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Inspector CD / script

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Instruction book

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Decoration and recipe suggestions

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Invitations

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Character name Labels

7

Invitation envelopes

Reviews:

2 reviews for Death comes to Downturn (all girl)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jean

    I have helped host three games so far from Red Herring.

    Murder at Curst Manor
    Murder on the Ghost Train-Halloween
    Death comes to Downturn -11/03/2016 was our last event, what a laugh. Everyone went all out with their Fancy dress and played the roles to a tee.

    Already thinking of another one for June/July Do you have a “Circus” or “Out of Africa” theme?

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Sample

How it works:

Never hosted a murder mystery before?

Don’t panic! There is no special acting required. Guests do not need to memorise any information, and everything they need to play their parts is provided in a handy booklet. The games are constructed so that everyone has to interact, and scripted dialogues are included to help break the ice and get everyone into character. Even total novices get into the swing of things quite quickly!

The game includes both sound files (MP3 with a download or CD with a boxed set) and a script for the inspector character who provides the setting, clues, and summaries for each round, as well as the final solution. This means as host you too can play and remain completely in the dark as to the culprit, or play the inspector yourself and invite an extra guest to the party!

How does a “download and print at home” kit work?

Each “download and print at home” kit is provided as a zip file containing a set of PDF files for you to print at home, and a selection of MP3 files to use on the night.

Each dinner party game requires use of a printer and A4 paper (approx. 80 sheets for a 6 player kit – 240 sheets for a 20 player kit), envelopes so you can send out your invitations, and either a laptop or MP3 player (e.g. an ipod) to play the inspector MP3s; OR a CD burner so you can burn the MP3s onto a CD to run in an ordinary CD player.

When you order the game you’ll be sent a link to download the files you need.  The file will be a zip file.  This can be opened with a zip compatible program on your computer.  If you struggle to open zip files – we can email you the game directly over several emails instead – just contact us after purchase to arrange this.

You will download the following files:

  • How to use this game
  • Instructions for running the murder mystery
  • Making the most of your theme- ideas for decoration / activities.
  • Invitations
  • Character Booklets (available in single sided printer and double sided printer format)
  • Scripted for the inspector character (available in single sided printer and double sided printer format)
  • Solution script for the inspector character (needed when printing from the single sided copy)
  • MP3 files for the inspector character (dialogue and solution)
  • Hints and tips
  • Recipe suggestions
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase

How does a “Pre-printed box set” work?

This is the easiest way to play.  Everything you need will arrive in a box, pre-printed, directly to your door.

You will receive through the post:

  • Instruction booklet (includes hints and tips)
  • Invitations and envelopes for all the guests
  • Character booklets
  • CD of the inspector
  • Inspector script in a sealed envelope so you don’t find out the solution by accident!
  • Making the most of your theme and recipe suggestion booklet.
  • Money off voucher towards next purchase (printed inside the booklets)

We always ship within 24 hours meaning orders arrive as quickly as possible.

As each game is printed on demand, we can also provide a customisation service on any order.  See details further down the page on what we can do to tailor this game to your party.

Characters in the game:

6 players

Countess Flora Rawley – Lady of the manor
Flora is cool, calm and very sophisticated. With her beaded headband and long velvet jacket, she just oozes sophistication.

Lady Martha Rawley – Daughter of the Earl of Grandham
Languid and beautiful, Lady Martha wears jet beads, long black gloves and an evening gown.

Lady Ethel Rawley – Daughter of the Earl
Extremely elegant in her empire-line dress, string of pearls and white silk gloves, Ethel’s dressed to impress but no one notices or cares.

Mrs Pratmore – Cook
With her rolling pin stuffed in her apron, a mob cap to hide her unruly hair and her finger bandaged and bloody, she’s the last person you’d want to cook your dinner!

Maisy – Cook’s assistant
Pale and pasty, like her pastry. With her sleeves rolled up and her pinny at the ready, Maisy’s usually moaning about something.

Miss O’Ryan – Former lady’s maid
Wearing a severe black dress, traveling bonnet and cape and with her hair in a bun, Miss O’Ryan looks to be a formidable lady.

8 players

Countess Flora Rawley – Lady of the manor
Flora is cool, calm and very sophisticated. With her beaded headband and long velvet jacket, she just oozes sophistication.

Lady Martha Rawley – Daughter of the Earl of Grandham
Languid and beautiful, Lady Martha wears jet beads, long black gloves and an evening gown.

Lady Ethel Rawley – Daughter of the Earl
Extremely elegant in her empire-line dress, string of pearls and white silk gloves, Ethel’s dressed to impress but no one notices or cares.

Mrs Pratmore – Cook
With her rolling pin stuffed in her apron, a mob cap to hide her unruly hair and her finger bandaged and bloody, she’s the last person you’d want to cook your dinner!

Maisy – Cook’s assistant
Pale and pasty, like her pastry. With her sleeves rolled up and her pinny at the ready, Maisy’s usually moaning about something.

Miss O’Ryan – Former lady’s maid
Wearing a severe black dress, traveling bonnet and cape and with her hair in a bun, Miss O’Ryan looks to be a formidable lady.

Lady Carnavit – Countess
In a pith helmet, khaki shorts, shirt and sand boots, Lady Carnavit has just returned from an archaeological expedition in Egypt.

Mrs Snooze – Housekeeper
In her long black skirt, blouse and jacket and with a bunch of keys around her waist, Mrs Snooze yawns her way through the corridors of Downturn.

10 players

Countess Flora Rawley – Lady of the manor
Flora is cool, calm and very sophisticated. With her beaded headband and long velvet jacket, she just oozes sophistication.

Lady Martha Rawley – Daughter of the Earl of Grandham
Languid and beautiful, Lady Martha wears jet beads, long black gloves and an evening gown.

Lady Ethel Rawley – Daughter of the Earl
Extremely elegant in her empire-line dress, string of pearls and white silk gloves, Ethel’s dressed to impress but no one notices or cares.

Mrs Pratmore – Cook
With her rolling pin stuffed in her apron, a mob cap to hide her unruly hair and her finger bandaged and bloody, she’s the last person you’d want to cook your dinner!

Maisy – Cook’s assistant
Pale and pasty, like her pastry. With her sleeves rolled up and her pinny at the ready, Maisy’s usually moaning about something.

Miss O’Ryan – Former lady’s maid
Wearing a severe black dress, traveling bonnet and cape and with her hair in a bun, Miss O’Ryan looks to be a formidable lady.

Lady Carnavit – Countess
In a pith helmet, khaki shorts, shirt and sand boots, Lady Carnavit has just returned from an archaeological expedition in Egypt.

Mrs Snooze – Housekeeper
In her long black skirt, blouse and jacket and with a bunch of keys around her waist, Mrs Snooze yawns her way through the corridors of Downturn.

Virginia Woof – Writer
Wearing a floaty dress, beads and with a poetry book in her hand, Virginia is always looking for life’s similes and metaphors.

Joanna Carsteers – Yachtswoman
Tattooed, cheroot-chewing, trouser-wearing yachty who carries her doll, Lord Doddery Waddle, everywhere she goes.

12 players

Countess Flora Rawley – Lady of the manor
Flora is cool, calm and very sophisticated. With her beaded headband and long velvet jacket, she just oozes sophistication.

Lady Martha Rawley – Daughter of the Earl of Grandham
Languid and beautiful, Lady Martha wears jet beads, long black gloves and an evening gown.

Lady Ethel Rawley – Daughter of the Earl
Extremely elegant in her empire-line dress, string of pearls and white silk gloves, Ethel’s dressed to impress but no one notices or cares.

Mrs Pratmore – Cook
With her rolling pin stuffed in her apron, a mob cap to hide her unruly hair and her finger bandaged and bloody, she’s the last person you’d want to cook your dinner!

Maisy – Cook’s assistant
Pale and pasty, like her pastry. With her sleeves rolled up and her pinny at the ready, Maisy’s usually moaning about something.

Miss O’Ryan – Former lady’s maid
Wearing a severe black dress, traveling bonnet and cape and with her hair in a bun, Miss O’Ryan looks to be a formidable lady.

Lady Carnavit – Countess
In a pith helmet, khaki shorts, shirt and sand boots, Lady Carnavit has just returned from an archaeological expedition in Egypt.

Mrs Snooze – Housekeeper
In her long black skirt, blouse and jacket and with a bunch of keys around her waist, Mrs Snooze yawns her way through the corridors of Downturn.

Virginia Woof – Writer
Wearing a floaty dress, beads and with a poetry book in her hand, Virginia is always looking for life’s similes and metaphors.

Joanna Carsteers – Yachtswoman
Tattooed, cheroot-chewing, trouser-wearing yachty who carries her doll, Lord Doddery Waddle, everywhere she goes.

May Pickup – Silent movie star
With her fur stole, pearls and red lipstick, May epitomizes Hollywood glamour.

Lady Astra – The first female Member of Parliament
Wearing a long silk dress, a police helmet and carrying her whistle and truncheon, this American aristocrat fears vice lurks in every corner of society.

14 players

Countess Flora Rawley – Lady of the manor
Flora is cool, calm and very sophisticated. With her beaded headband and long velvet jacket, she just oozes sophistication.

Lady Martha Rawley – Daughter of the Earl of Grandham
Languid and beautiful, Lady Martha wears jet beads, long black gloves and an evening gown.

Lady Ethel Rawley – Daughter of the Earl
Extremely elegant in her empire-line dress, string of pearls and white silk gloves, Ethel’s dressed to impress but no one notices or cares.

Mrs Pratmore – Cook
With her rolling pin stuffed in her apron, a mob cap to hide her unruly hair and her finger bandaged and bloody, she’s the last person you’d want to cook your dinner!

Maisy – Cook’s assistant
Pale and pasty, like her pastry. With her sleeves rolled up and her pinny at the ready, Maisy’s usually moaning about something.

Miss O’Ryan – Former lady’s maid
Wearing a severe black dress, traveling bonnet and cape and with her hair in a bun, Miss O’Ryan looks to be a formidable lady.

Lady Carnavit – Countess
In a pith helmet, khaki shorts, shirt and sand boots, Lady Carnavit has just returned from an archaeological expedition in Egypt.

Mrs Snooze – Housekeeper
In her long black skirt, blouse and jacket and with a bunch of keys around her waist, Mrs Snooze yawns her way through the corridors of Downturn.

Virginia Woof – Writer
Wearing a floaty dress, beads and with a poetry book in her hand, Virginia is always looking for life’s similes and metaphors.

Joanna Carsteers – Yachtswoman
Tattooed, cheroot-chewing, trouser-wearing yachty who carries her doll, Lord Doddery Waddle, everywhere she goes.

May Pickup – Silent movie star
With her fur stole, pearls and red lipstick, May epitomizes Hollywood glamour.

Lady Astra – The first female Member of Parliament
Wearing a long silk dress, a police helmet and carrying her whistle and truncheon, this American aristocrat fears vice lurks in every corner of society.

Lady Petunia Unclear – Niece of the Earl of Grandham
Young, excitable and highly strung, Petunia wears a flapper dress, headband and beads. She’s what you’d call a bright young thing!

Agatha Custard – A crime novelist
With her understated style and lack of money, Agatha wears a simple sleeveless dress and pearls. She’s an amateur sleuth and not to be messed with.

16 players

Countess Flora Rawley – Lady of the manor
Flora is cool, calm and very sophisticated. With her beaded headband and long velvet jacket, she just oozes sophistication.

Lady Martha Rawley – Daughter of the Earl of Grandham
Languid and beautiful, Lady Martha wears jet beads, long black gloves and an evening gown.

Lady Ethel Rawley – Daughter of the Earl
Extremely elegant in her empire-line dress, string of pearls and white silk gloves, Ethel’s dressed to impress but no one notices or cares.

Mrs Pratmore – Cook
With her rolling pin stuffed in her apron, a mob cap to hide her unruly hair and her finger bandaged and bloody, she’s the last person you’d want to cook your dinner!

Maisy – Cook’s assistant
Pale and pasty, like her pastry. With her sleeves rolled up and her pinny at the ready, Maisy’s usually moaning about something.

Miss O’Ryan – Former lady’s maid
Wearing a severe black dress, traveling bonnet and cape and with her hair in a bun, Miss O’Ryan looks to be a formidable lady.

Lady Carnavit – Countess
In a pith helmet, khaki shorts, shirt and sand boots, Lady Carnavit has just returned from an archaeological expedition in Egypt.

Mrs Snooze – Housekeeper
In her long black skirt, blouse and jacket and with a bunch of keys around her waist, Mrs Snooze yawns her way through the corridors of Downturn.

Virginia Woof – Writer
Wearing a floaty dress, beads and with a poetry book in her hand, Virginia is always looking for life’s similes and metaphors.

Joanna Carsteers – Yachtswoman
Tattooed, cheroot-chewing, trouser-wearing yachty who carries her doll, Lord Doddery Waddle, everywhere she goes.

May Pickup – Silent movie star
With her fur stole, pearls and red lipstick, May epitomizes Hollywood glamour.

Lady Astra – The first female Member of Parliament
Wearing a long silk dress, a police helmet and carrying her whistle and truncheon, this American aristocrat fears vice lurks in every corner of society.

Lady Petunia Unclear – Niece of the Earl of Grandham
Young, excitable and highly strung, Petunia wears a flapper dress, headband and beads. She’s what you’d call a bright young thing!

Agatha Custard – A crime novelist
With her understated style and lack of money, Agatha wears a simple sleeveless dress and pearls. She’s an amateur sleuth and not to be messed with.

Lady Viola Rawley – Dowager Countess of Grandham
With her hair piled up in a bun, a high-necked dress, bustle and a brooch at her collar, Lady Viola’s a relic from the Edwardian era.

Dame Margo Flood-Gorge – Wife of the former Liberal prime minister
In a long floral print dress with a collar, Margo’s dress sense is rather plain. No jewels or fripperies for this Welsh harridan. She’s very serious and slightly boring.

18 players

Countess Flora Rawley – Lady of the manor
Flora is cool, calm and very sophisticated. With her beaded headband and long velvet jacket, she just oozes sophistication.

Lady Martha Rawley – Daughter of the Earl of Grandham
Languid and beautiful, Lady Martha wears jet beads, long black gloves and an evening gown.

Lady Ethel Rawley – Daughter of the Earl
Extremely elegant in her empire-line dress, string of pearls and white silk gloves, Ethel’s dressed to impress but no one notices or cares.

Mrs Pratmore – Cook
With her rolling pin stuffed in her apron, a mob cap to hide her unruly hair and her finger bandaged and bloody, she’s the last person you’d want to cook your dinner!

Maisy – Cook’s assistant
Pale and pasty, like her pastry. With her sleeves rolled up and her pinny at the ready, Maisy’s usually moaning about something.

Miss O’Ryan – Former lady’s maid
Wearing a severe black dress, traveling bonnet and cape and with her hair in a bun, Miss O’Ryan looks to be a formidable lady.

Lady Carnavit – Countess
In a pith helmet, khaki shorts, shirt and sand boots, Lady Carnavit has just returned from an archaeological expedition in Egypt.

Mrs Snooze – Housekeeper
In her long black skirt, blouse and jacket and with a bunch of keys around her waist, Mrs Snooze yawns her way through the corridors of Downturn.

Virginia Woof – Writer
Wearing a floaty dress, beads and with a poetry book in her hand, Virginia is always looking for life’s similes and metaphors.

Joanna Carsteers – Yachtswoman
Tattooed, cheroot-chewing, trouser-wearing yachty who carries her doll, Lord Doddery Waddle, everywhere she goes.

May Pickup – Silent movie star
With her fur stole, pearls and red lipstick, May epitomizes Hollywood glamour.

Lady Astra – The first female Member of Parliament
Wearing a long silk dress, a police helmet and carrying her whistle and truncheon, this American aristocrat fears vice lurks in every corner of society.

Lady Petunia Unclear – Niece of the Earl of Grandham
Young, excitable and highly strung, Petunia wears a flapper dress, headband and beads. She’s what you’d call a bright young thing!

Agatha Custard – A crime novelist
With her understated style and lack of money, Agatha wears a simple sleeveless dress and pearls. She’s an amateur sleuth and not to be messed with.

Lady Viola Rawley – Dowager Countess of Grandham
With her hair piled up in a bun, a high-necked dress, bustle and a brooch at her collar, Lady Viola’s a relic from the Edwardian era.

Dame Margo Flood-Gorge – Wife of the former Liberal prime minister
In a long floral print dress with a collar, Margo’s dress sense is rather plain. No jewels or fripperies for this Welsh harridan. She’s very serious and slightly boring.

Mrs Emily Spankhurst – Suffragette
Wearing a “Votes for Women” sash over her evening gown and with a handbag full of pamphlets, Emily just can’t stop fighting for women’s rights.

Mrs Dee Brett – Genealogist and publisher of a book on the peerage.
With specs on the end of her nose, inky fingers and A Book of the Peerage in her hand, Dee dresses plainly in a striped blouse and a long dark skirt. She definitely hasn’t come to party!

20 players

Countess Flora Rawley – Lady of the manor
Flora is cool, calm and very sophisticated. With her beaded headband and long velvet jacket, she just oozes sophistication.

Lady Martha Rawley – Daughter of the Earl of Grandham
Languid and beautiful, Lady Martha wears jet beads, long black gloves and an evening gown.

Lady Ethel Rawley – Daughter of the Earl
Extremely elegant in her empire-line dress, string of pearls and white silk gloves, Ethel’s dressed to impress but no one notices or cares.

Mrs Pratmore – Cook
With her rolling pin stuffed in her apron, a mob cap to hide her unruly hair and her finger bandaged and bloody, she’s the last person you’d want to cook your dinner!

Maisy – Cook’s assistant
Pale and pasty, like her pastry. With her sleeves rolled up and her pinny at the ready, Maisy’s usually moaning about something.

Miss O’Ryan – Former lady’s maid
Wearing a severe black dress, traveling bonnet and cape and with her hair in a bun, Miss O’Ryan looks to be a formidable lady.

Lady Carnavit – Countess
In a pith helmet, khaki shorts, shirt and sand boots, Lady Carnavit has just returned from an archaeological expedition in Egypt.

Mrs Snooze – Housekeeper
In her long black skirt, blouse and jacket and with a bunch of keys around her waist, Mrs Snooze yawns her way through the corridors of Downturn.

Virginia Woof – Writer
Wearing a floaty dress, beads and with a poetry book in her hand, Virginia is always looking for life’s similes and metaphors.

Joanna Carsteers – Yachtswoman
Tattooed, cheroot-chewing, trouser-wearing yachty who carries her doll, Lord Doddery Waddle, everywhere she goes.

May Pickup – Silent movie star
With her fur stole, pearls and red lipstick, May epitomizes Hollywood glamour.

Lady Astra – The first female Member of Parliament
Wearing a long silk dress, a police helmet and carrying her whistle and truncheon, this American aristocrat fears vice lurks in every corner of society.

Lady Petunia Unclear – Niece of the Earl of Grandham
Young, excitable and highly strung, Petunia wears a flapper dress, headband and beads. She’s what you’d call a bright young thing!

Agatha Custard – A crime novelist
With her understated style and lack of money, Agatha wears a simple sleeveless dress and pearls. She’s an amateur sleuth and not to be messed with.

Lady Viola Rawley – Dowager Countess of Grandham
With her hair piled up in a bun, a high-necked dress, bustle and a brooch at her collar, Lady Viola’s a relic from the Edwardian era.

Dame Margo Flood-Gorge – Wife of the former Liberal prime minister
In a long floral print dress with a collar, Margo’s dress sense is rather plain. No jewels or fripperies for this Welsh harridan. She’s very serious and slightly boring.

Mrs Emily Spankhurst – Suffragette
Wearing a “Votes for Women” sash over her evening gown and with a handbag full of pamphlets, Emily just can’t stop fighting for women’s rights.

Mrs Dee Brett – Genealogist and publisher of a book on the peerage.
With specs on the end of her nose, inky fingers and A Book of the Peerage in her hand, Dee dresses plainly in a striped blouse and a long dark skirt. She definitely hasn’t come to party!

Hannah Fates – Lady’s maid
Solid and sensible, from her buttoned up boots to her high-necked collars, Hannah’s always got a smile and a spotless pinny.

Mrs Levitation – American mother of Lady Flora
Very down-to-earth, she can’t stand English snobbery. Wearing a fur collar and skullcap and with her hair bobbed, she’s quite the modern granny.

Customise this game

This game can be customised to fit your event for an additional fee.

It’s hard to give “ball park” figures for what different customisations would cost however we’ve attempted to HERE.  Please do contact us for a free quote if you would like any customisations on your game before purchase.

Remember… if you just need 1 extra person, or 1 less person, why not have someone play the inspector role?

The inspector can usually be male or female as the “for real” inspector can simply invent a new name for themselves.

Some hosts prefer to play the inspector role as it means they can work on the catering while the round plays out amongst their guests.