Murder at Oxford Spires

It is a frosty Saturday night in Oxford, and an unusual tension is in the air. Tonight, there will be some sinister action leaving Lord Burlington murdered! The Murder Mystery Company have been booked for a private birthday bash at The Oxford Spires Hotel to run one of our best selling murder mysteries, "Who Killed his Lordship?"

The actors get into character before the big death scene!

The diners are all sipping their wine and awaiting their starters, blissfully unaware of the horror that is about to begin. Suddenly there's a loud bang on the dining room door and an almighty groan of pain, as Lord Burlington stumbles into the room. Gasps of shock fill the room, as the poor man concludes a dramatic death scene and falls to the floor! 

There has been a murder, and only one man is equipped to crack the case. Holmes, Sherlock Holmes! With the aid of Sherlock and the local constabulary, the diners embark on solving the hideous crime. The tables are presented with the facts, and details about the suspects, who are all being held at the mobile Scotland Yard unit at the hotel.

Who Killed His Lordship

The diners form teams at their tables, and begin to interrogate the suspects. They thoroughly examine the contents of their pockets which have been confiscated by the police, search their criminal records, and carry out essential forensic tests. By the end of dinner as coffee is served the teams submit their verdicts, but did anyone solve this case? Just one team did on this occasion, but how would you fare at our Murder Mystery Evenings?

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A Recipe for Murder... No.3 A shot for the Valentine

Here at The Murder Mystery Company, not only do we provide thrilling and entertaining murder mystery evenings, every now and again we like to pass on our devilishly wicked concoctions to you, as suggestions to help enhance your own parties! Your sweet-toothed Valentine will simply love to devour this hedonistic shot in the dark on this year's cold and mysterious Valentines night.  We bring you Death by Chocolate vs The B52!

Two shots for two lovers!

If you're a glutton for punishment, or simply like to fill your winter boots & bellies with liqueurs and gourmet desserts then you are going to just LOVE this devious dish - a rich and seductive rendezvous between a Death by Triple Chocolate dessert and a B52 cocktail!!!

The classic B52 cocktail is a layered shot of coffee liqueur Kahlua on the bottom, a rich and creamy Baileys in the middle, and topped with a quality layer of delicious orange Grand Marnier. When drunk down in one gulp the flavours blend like you wouldn't believe. A truly delectable drink.

This naughty but nice invention is a three layer dessert, with a sticky mocha brownie base, then a layer of Baileys Chocolate Mousse, topped off with a White Chocolate and Orange Mousse. A divine sensation!

Mocha Brownies cook at 160c in a fan oven for 25 minutes:

  • Melt 185g unsalted butter & 185g best dark chocolate in a bain marie (pyrex bowl over a saucepan of water), mix and leave to cool
  • Sieve 85g plain flour & 40g of cocoa powder into a bowl
  • In another bowl beat 3 eggs and then pour in 275g of golden caster sugar and whisk until thick
  • Chop small chunks of 50g white chocolate and 50g milk chocolate on a chopping board, taking care that the knife does not slip
  • Pour the cooled chocolate into the beaten egg bowl and fold together, before doing the same with the sifted flour and cocoa powder. Lastly stir in the chunks and pour in a lined baking tray to cook

Baileys Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate & Orange Mousse:

  • 120g dark chocolate chips & 50g butter melted over a bain marie, then cooled
  • Whisk 4 egg whites in a bowl to form peaks. In a separate bowl whisk 300ml of double cream to form soft peaks
  • Mix the egg yolks into the slightly cooled chocolate, and stir in 70g icing sugar
  • Then fold both mixtures together add 75ml of Baileys and cool. This will be the middle of the dessert shot
  • For the white chocolate mousse do the same, except double the chocolate quantity and add a dessert spoon of orange zest. (To simplify you can buy a vanilla yoghurt and add zest)

Once the items are cool, break small chunks of the mocha brownie and push to the bottom of your shot glasses. Pipe in the dark chocolate Baileys mousse, and then the white chocolate and orange one. You can decorate the top with a red love heart sweet, draw a design with red squeezy icing or pop a juicy raspberry on top!

Pass to your love, give them a wicked wink, and indulge yourselves!

For more information on our Murder Mystery Evenings for Valentines and other events, please contact our sales team on 0845 006 06 06 or visit our website.