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Monday, December 22, 2014

'Poetic Justice' Finale to Berthoud by the Book Friday

Some time after 7 p.m. on Friday, a murder will take place, and only those who dare to investigate will know whodunnit by the evening’s end.

A murder mystery party at the McCarty-Fickel House caps off a month of activities for the second annual Berthoud by the Book, which featured the classic mystery novel, “The Maltese Falcon.”

Participants will get a chance to dress up and play the part of (in)famous authors and actors. The mystery party is entitled, “Poetic Justice.” A group of cultured people from the 1920s have materialized in an apartment in London. H.G. Wells, who had been testing his novel’s time machine at a soire’e is discovered dead in the bathroom. Who killed him?  Was it James Joyce, Isadora Duncan, T.S. Eliot, Mae West or another of the visitors? 

Organizer Barbara Boyd said because the time period of the role play is the 1920s, “The McCarty-Fickel House is a wonderful setting for this party.” She encourages people to sign up and come for a fun evening of detective work and history come to life (or death as the case may be).

Tickets are available at the library for $10 and include appetizers and wine. Call for information (970) 532-2757.

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