“I Know What You’ve Done” – Dorothy Koomson Book Launch Mystery Event

“I Know What You’ve Done” – Dorothy Koomson Book Launch Mystery Event!

8th July 2021

7.00 pm (UK Time)

**Pre-order the new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Dorothy Koomson** and join her at her Acacia Villas Book Launch Mystery Event!

Experience the fun, laughs and mayhem of live interactive theatre right in your living room, when YOU have a chance to solve a mystery!

To celebrate the launch of Dorothy Koomson’s new novel, I KNOW WHAT YOU’VE DONE, we’re putting on this special event where you get to be a part of the story.

Featuring The Black Girls Book Club founders turned authors Melissa Cummings-Quarry and Natalie Carter, as well as best-selling authors: Ruth Ware, William Shaw, Vaseem Khan, Graham Bartlett and, of course, Dorothy Koomson, this specially written Acacia Villas mystery is the book launch you’ve been waiting for!

This event is suitable for teens to adults!  So join us and do invite your friends!

TICKETS ARE £18 & INCLUDE A HARDBACK COPY OF I KNOW WHAT YOU’VE DONE (RRP £12.99) – DOROTHY’S NEW BOOK, WHICH PUBLISHES ON 8TH JULY!

PLUS! The first 50 tickets sold will also receive an I KNOW WHAT YOU’VE DONE branded notebook and pen!

£11 TICKETS ARE FOR THE EVENT ONLY. THESE DON’T INCLUDE A COPY OF I KNOW WHAT YOU’VE DONE AND WON’T BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE NOTEBOOK AND PEN OFFER.

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What will you need on the night?

You don’t “need” anything – but you may want to have:
– a notebook and pen to hand
– some snacks and drinks 
– a team to help you solve the case.  Whether it’s just your family, or a group of friends.

This event will be run in “webinar” format, which means no one will be able to see you unless you choose to join the suspects on the virtual stage to ask questions.  This means if you want to sit at home in PJ’s scoffing icecream and popcorn we won’t see you!

But if you think you will want to interrogate the suspects, make sure you know how to work your webcam and have an operational microphone.

How long will the evening last?


We’re aiming to wrap up within 90 minutes.  So make sure you give yourself enough time in to play and don’t have another place to be!

THE STORY SO FAR…

In I KNOW WHAT YOU’VE DONE, we meet Rae, Priscilla, Bryony, Lilly and Dunstan. They are embroiled in a mystery that has far reaching consequences for all of the residents of Acacia Villas where they live. But before that story starts, there is this, a very different type of crime to solve on Acacia Villas involving a completely different set of characters.

Join us as we log in to the Acacia Villas Neightbour-2-Neighbour meeting. No one is quite who they seem and everyone is under suspicion. Can you work out who the villain is before the police?

Welcome to Finders Keepers, an Acacia Villas story.

THE SUSPECTS…

Randall Hume

This Neighbour-2-Neighbour meeting is taking place at Randall’s house. Not the usual location for Acacia Villas neighbourhood watch meetings but Randall has volunteered to host this time and doesn’t realise what is in store…

Randall will be played by author William Shaw.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/william1shaw

Insta: https://instagram.com/william1shaw

Facebook: htps://facebook.com/williamshawwriter

Kim Brooks

Kim lives in the ground floor flat at no. 56. She and, best friend, Mariah both work in publishing and when they arrive at the meeting it’s clear they have more than one secret to hide.

 Kim will be played by authoress and book club founder Natalie A Carter.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bg_bookclub

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/bg_bookclub/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bgbookclubuk

Mariah Hunter

Mariah lives at no. 56 in the first floor flat above her best friend, Kim. She and Kim moved down here from London just over a year ago and are not at all who they seem.

Mariah will be played by authoress and book club founder Melissa Cummings-Quarry.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bg_bookclub

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/bg_bookclub/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bgbookclubuk

Justine Lewes

Justine lives at number 75. She’s an interior designer who, for mysterious reasons, has just returned from a very high-profile “gig” in L.A.

Justine will be played by author Ruth Ware.

Twitter: @ruthwarewriter https://twitter.com/RuthWareWriter

Insta: @ruthwarewriter https://www.instagram.com/ruthwarewriter/

Facebook: @ruthwarewriter https://www.facebook.com/ruthwarewriter

Charles Adoor

Charles or Charlie lives at no. 102. He used to be in a band and is behaving in very suspiciously when he arrives at the meeting.

Charles will be played by author and podcaster Vaseem Khan.

Website: http://vaseemkhan.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VaseemKhanUK

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/VaseemKhanOfficial/

Tiffany

Tiffany is a mysterious interloper at the Neighbour-2-Neighbour meeting.  She arrives and immediately causes trouble – but why won’t she tell anyone anything about herself?

Tiffany will be played by Dorothy Koomson.

Website: www.dorothykoomson.co.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DOROTHYKOOMSON

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/dorothykoomson_author

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DorothyKoomsonWriter

Tonight’s investigation will be conducted by DCI Mackenzie

DCI MacKenzie is visiting the Neighbour-2-Neighbour meeting to advise the residents of Acacia Villas on security but he’s going to be drawn into something he doesn’t expect.

DCI Mackenzie will be played by author and police procedure advisor Graham Bartlett.

Twitter @gbpoliceadvisor https://twitter.com/gbpoliceadvisor

Insta @gbpoliceadvisor https://www.instagram.com/gbpoliceadvisor/

FB https://www.facebook.com/Grahambartlettauthor

Looking forward to joining us for “Finders Keepers – An Acacia Villas Story”?

We’re looking forward to having you with us for an evening of mystery entertainment with our team of fabulous cast!

Frequently Asked Questions

Over the course of an hour and a half we will be presenting a  mystery play to you live on air.

Yes! It’s live rather than recorded.  This means whatever happens, happens!  It also means you can interact with the cast during the performance by asking questions via the text chat and they will respond to you!

There are three options available to you as viewers.  You can ask a question (formal) you can chat via text chat to other guests and the cast.  And you can “raise your hand” which we will ask you to do at the end when we get to “free style questions!”

There be a live questioning session for serious sleuths who want to join us on the video feed to pose their own questions towards the end of the evening.  We probably won’t be able to get everyone up – but if you want that chance – do make sure you’re dressed appropriately and that you have a webcam and mic that both work.

No – don’t worry – no one else can see you.  If you want to sit in your pjamas stuffing your face with ice-cream – no one will be any the wiser!

HOWEVER – there will come a point in the evening where we will be inviting people who are interested in being live on air to join us to ask questions.  And if you think you’d like to do that, then be sure you’re dressed appropriately!

We will be asking for guesses at the end via a poll (that’s another thing you can do in the audience).  Once the Poll results are in, we will let you know the actual solution and see how many of you got it right!

It’s very difficult creating an audience feel when we’re all in isolation.  But we really encourage you to build an audience of your own by getting friends along to the same event.

You will be able to chat openly via the text chat with people from other houses and other countries, but you don’t want to be revealing your hidden ideas like that – instead what we’d suggest is that you gather a group of friends via another chat medium like whatsapp, houseparty, googlehangouts or facebook messenger, or even have another device signed into a different zoom account so the two don’t contradict each other while the webinar is working.

By assembling a “posse” of your own in this way you get the experience of being in an audience as you’ll be able to chat with each other while the performance is acting out in front of you.  It’s also a fun thing to do together.

Sadly not – the links are unique.  They’re also unique to the email you used to sign up.  So if you have another zoom account in a different email address make sure you uninstall zoom and reinstall it fresh before you try to access the webinar.

We often get a few people who can’t sign in as they signed up with a different email address or tried to get two people in on one ticket.  Zoom gets really cranky if it thinks others are trying to access the private webinar.

Tickets sell out really quickly for our events, so if you want to collect some friends to play with – make sure you get them to sign up to the same event as you quickly!

Tickets are sold “per household” if you’re both in the same house and plan to watch the show on the same PC you only need 1 ticket, but if you want to get a book for each of you – then you’ll need a ticket each!

Friends outside your house do need to sign up directly themselves to access the webinar. 

If you want to pay for your friends ticket – you can do – just use their email on registration – and pay using your Paypal account.  They’ll then get their own email to join!

We would recommend you try signing in from at least 6.45pm. This gives you 15 minutes to do some trouble shooting.

Troubleshooting tips…

If you have issues getting onto the zoom webinar there are a few things it could be…

1) your zoom account may not be the same one you used to sign up – you will need to ensure you sign in with an account linked to the email you signed up and paid with. Sometimes people have two zoom accounts, or have the ap already installed and it confuses zoom if you have a different account registered to a different email address. If you aren’t sure, try uninstalling zoom, before clicking on the link in the email and redownloading the software.   That way there’ll be no cookies causing issues for you.

2) zoom might just be “having a moment” and sometimes if you simply restart your PC it fixes the zoom ap.  This happens ALL THE TIME!  It’s not something we can fix, and we’ve no idea why turning the PC off and on helps. But it usually fixes it!  That’s one of the reasons we suggest signing in early!  It gives you a window to restart your PC.

3) you may have “shared” your ticket email with a friend. If you have, and they’ve signed in before you with that link then they have your place! Sorry – but that’s how it works. Every person needs their own ticket.

4) You might need a password – the password is provided in the PDF you downloaded on check out.  If you haven’t got it or can’t find it on the night – check your junk emails as we’ll have emailed you it again on the day.

5) Try accessing the webinar on a different device. But make sure you shut the first device down before you do so the webinar doesn’t think you’re still in and trying access it twice.

If none of the above works – you can try calling us directly.

I’m afraid we won’t answer the phone after 7pm. As at that point we’ll be working all the tech.
We’ll ask you to try option 1 and 2 and 5 above. And other than that – we probably won’t have any other bright ideas – as the software is run by Zoom not us. So we probably won’t be able to help… but you never know… 

If you can’t get in after several attempts and miss the event do let us know by email and we’ll refund your ticket after we’ve checked the zoom attendees list for the webinar. If someone else signed in with your account, the webinar will log their attendance.