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Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

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    An interactive murder mystery show where everyone is a suspect, including you! Tickets include a 4 course meal, cash bar, & prizes.

    Our immensely popular Dinner Detective shows are set in the present day. Unlike other murder mystery dinner shows, here you will find no cheesy costumes, no recited campy dialogue & no hokey song and dance. Our performers are dressed just like everyone else, leaving all of the guests to suspect who is a part of the show & who is not. In many instances, guests are seated with the performers & don't even realize it until they die...the performers, that is! Our Detectives proceed to interrogate everyone & find clues as the mystery unfolds. At the end of the night, prizes are awarded to the Top Sleuth who solves the crime.

    The Dinner Detective performs at The Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown. We offer an amazing murder mystery show paired with a fantastic four-course plated dinner. Coffee/tea are included, plus there is a cash-only cash bar available.

    OUR MENU includes: •  Chef's Selection of Hors d' Oeuvres  •  Field Green Salad  •  Choice Of Entree: Asiago Encrusted Chicken w/Chardonnay Cream Sauce served with Roasted Red Potatoes & Green Bean Almandine, Roast Pork Loin Au Poivre oven-roasted w/ creamy Dijon Mustard & Cracked Black Pepper Sauce, served with Roasted Red Potatoes & Green Bean Almandine, OR Eggplant Parmesan w/ Marinara & Spring Vegetables  •  NY Style Cheesecake

    Please note, prop guns, loud simulated gunshots & short lighting blackouts are used as part of the performance. Our show does not have a theme or time period, and our performers are not in costume. You can choose whether or not to participate in the show! Our guests are encouraged but not required to perform or participate. However, since our actors are hidden in the audience, other audience members may interact with and interrogate you on their own. The show takes place all around you! Our actors are seated all around the room, possibly at your table. We also ensure each table gets to see every clue and witness every important scene, so all guests have an equal chance to solve the mystery! 

    The Dinner Detective is a show geared toward adults. We have a strict age limit of 15 years old, due to mild adult content, loud noises, and swearing. Business casual or dressy casual wear is required for our events, unless otherwise specified in the event description!  No logo/printed T-shirts, shorts, ballcaps, flip-flops, or torn clothes are permissible.  Jeans are acceptable unless otherwise specified in the event description.