A Brush with Death (A 5 day Virtual Murder Mystery Event) Recorded interrogation only


Wednesday 26th – Monday 31st May 2021

Join us as we travel to 1923 and the home of Lord and Lady Rothersfield for this delightful comedy mystery.


Wednesday 26th – Monday 31st May 2021

It is the winter of 1923 and the provisions of the Late Lord Ernest Rothersfield’s will, which includes a generous allowance for his two children and instructions for the disposal of the estate upon his wife’s death, are only valid for a few more weeks.

The family and close friends of the Dowager Lady Dorothy Rothersfield are gathering at the family house for a family portrait. When she announces her plans to change the will and potentially disinherit her children, tempers fray, accusations fly and plotting to ‘do away’ with the Dowager begins.

Are any of the odd-ball family actually capable of planning, let alone carrying out a murder?

When a death occurs, Inspector Harry Moody, and local Police Constable Joe Sullen, despite their own peculiarities, are tasked with muddling their way through the odd family and finding the culprit or culprits! They are going to need your help.

Described as Gentleman Jack and Downton Abbey meet the Pink Panther. This delightful comedy mystery is a must for lovers of family dramas, crime fiction, silliness and fun.   


  • Video footage
  • Clues
  • Puzzles
  • Live suspect interrogations (optional)
  • prizes (overall winner £50 Amazon e-voucher)

Charity Partner

This event is fundraising for Age Concern Hampshire

Tickets  £9 per household (+ £1.30 admin fee) 

If you wish to include a voluntary donation to Age Concern, please purchase your ticket via our Eventbrite site thank you. 

Play at your own pace

With new clues and video footage issued daily, play along each day, or binge watch everything at a time convenient to you.

What our customers say

It was a fabulous experience and immense fun! Highly recommendable!!

Engaging, witty and draws you in! Excellent and interactive production

What a welcome addition to our long lock down evenings. Thank you for getting our brains working and our suspicious minds racing.

great fun and linked us as a family over the miles having fun when we couldn’t visit.


  • Overall winner – £50 Amazon voucher (winner to be chosen at random from all correct who-dunnit entries received)
  • Master investigator – £20 Amazon voucher for the most thorough explanation of how and why the murder(s) were committed.
  • Certificates – For everyone who correctly identified the killer(s)

How to play

5pm Tuesday 25th May 2021 – You will receive your joining instructions, explaining how to play and introducing the story and the suspects.

12 noon on the 26th, 27th and 28th May 2021 – You will receive, by email, video footage, evidence, clues and information related to the crime(s). View the video and consider the clues at a time convenient to you.

Evening of Sunday 30th May 2021 – A recording of an interrogation will be emailed to you on Sunday evening. 

Public interrogations take place at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm each evening.  You will received the recording once the last interrogation has finished. This will be about 10.30pm.

Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2021 – Submit your solution by 6.30pm on Monday, before all is revealed and the winner announced at 8.30pm

Play on any device

In order to take part in the challenge, your device will need to have the facility to play video. This could be a phone, iPad, laptop, computer etc.


Written by Lesley Gunn and adapted for the virtual world by Bridget Wilkinson. Based on the original play ‘Death by Paintbrush’.

Copyright and GDPR

By teaking part in the live interrogation session you are giving your agreement to being recorded and having the session placed as an unlisted YouTube video for the period of one week.

Please note that forwarding emails containing MurderedforMoney challenge materials to other households breaks the copyright regulations associated with this event and is therefore prohibited.