Solve the Mystery of Sherlock Holmes
& Hark! How the Bells!

A new mystery for 2020 by Emily Pruna

November  6-8

He sees you when you’re sleeping.
He knows when you’re awake.
If you try to run and hide,
You’ve made your last mistake.

John Watson and Sherlock Holmes are having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit when there is a killer on the loose. Someone knows too much and the killer, simply known as “Jack Frost,” is leaving people cold in the streets and the night silent. Holmes must determine which person with a secret is willing to kill for it. Time is running out as the cold shadow of Jack Frost grows closer.

CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT HOUSE TOUR AD 2020
two actors dressed as sherlock holmes and dr watson walking the streets of cape may and passing sherlock holmes weekend participants looking for clues

FULL WEEKEND EXPERIENCE

Full weekend packages are available at $115 per person.

Full Weekend Packages include the Welcome Reception, Search for Clues Tour, Performances and Lunch. Sherlock Holmes Weekend packages DO NOT include accommodations or the East Lynne Theater Company performance. The Full Weekend Package, including accommodations, starts at $618 (per couple) and also includes a dining certificate good at a selection of Cape May restaurants. See list below of participating accommodations and call 609-884-5404, ext. 1-115 for details.

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SEARCH FOR CLUES TOUR

Saturday Afternoon: 1pm – 3pm

A self-guided tour of Bed and Breakfast Inns

How better to find the solution to this mystery than by visiting a selection of Cape May s Victorian treasures in a search for clues? Discover the clues and complete the answer sheet as you enjoy your self-guided tour. The Search for Clues Tour is part of the full event package or may be purchased separately for $15 per person. Anyone completing an answer sheet is eligible to win and you need not be present.

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cape may new jerseys eastlynn theater company members on stage for a sherlock holmes radio production

EAST LYNNE THEATER PRESENTS

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

“The question is the sequence of events leading from the rare gem, the Blue Carbuncle, at one end, to the stomach of a goose at the other,” says Sherlock Holmes to Dr. Watson as they begin an investigation that might save an innocent man from prison. Performed in the style of a radio broadcast, complete with live sound effects and commercials, just like the Sherlock Holmes’ radio series on NBC that premiered in 1930, the script is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, adapted by Craig Wichman, Founder and Producer of the nationally acclaimed Quicksilver Radio Theater.

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Participating Accommodations

The Bedford Inn
Inn of Cape May
La Mer Beachfront Inn
Queen Victoria B&B

FULL SCHEDULE

Friday Evening: 8:30pm
Coffee and Dessert Reception
The Rose Room at the Inn of Cape May

Join the great detective and his faithful assistant Dr. John Watson for the evening. It is here that the crime unfolds, and as Holmes says, “the game’s afoot.” A cash bar will be available. Registration begins at 7pm; seating begins at 8pm.

Search for Clues Tour
Saturday Afternoon: 1pm – 3pm
A self-guided tour of Bed and Breakfast Inns

How better to find the solution to this mystery than by visiting a selection of Cape May s Victorian treasures in a search for clues? Discover the clues and complete the answer sheet as you enjoy your self-guided tour. The Search for Clues Tour is part of the full event package or may be purchased separately for $15 per person. Anyone completing an answer sheet is eligible to win and you need not be present.

The Game Continues

The Rose Room at the Inn of Cape May
Saturday Afternoon: 3:30-4:30pm

Why is Holmes drawn to this case? What are the larger ramifications of the case? Compare your findings to those of the famous detective. How are you faring in your search? Have you matched wits with Mr. Holmes or are you on track to become this year’s clueless wonder?

Holmes Unlocks The Mystery!
The Rose Room at the Inn of Cape May
Sunday Afternoon: 12:30pm

Be seated at 12noon and enjoy a hearty lunch before Holmes and Watson reveal the solution. Is there a villian among us still? How well did you fare in your search? Once the mystery is solved, the winners will be announced and prizes awarded.