Murder Mystery Party Writing Workshop

Learn The Secrets Of Writing And Staging The Perfect Murder Mystery Event At This Exclusive Workshop In The Enchanting Rolling Glacial Hills Of Southeastern Wisconsin

Join A Select Group Of Murder Mystery Party Aficionados As You Tap Your Creativity To Find Motive, Means And Opportunity During An Unforgettable Mystery Writing Workshop Facilitated By One Of The Top Mystery Party Writers On The Internet

Write your own Murder Mystery Party: Mystery Writing Boot Camp

Dear Murder Mystery Party Fan,

Have you ever wanted to let your creative juices flow
and write the perfect murder mystery party?

Just think of it. You'd be the person in charge as your sleuthing friends entangle themselves with motive, means and opportunity, culminating in the perfect denouement. If you're one of the many people that's always wanted to author a thought-provoking plot, then this is for you!

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jack Pachuta, but my many friends and associates who know me from my websites, Mysteries on the Net and Kids Mysteries, call me The Chief Inspector. For over a quarter of a century, I've been writing murder mystery parties that entangle audiences in the intrigues of challenging whodunits. My mystery parties are purchased and downloaded worldwide by people like you who enjoy the challenge of solving cases filled with mayhem and behind-the-scenes maneuvers.

Since my websites went online in 2003, the plots and mystery party kits have grown in popularity and are now among the top mystery party sites on the Internet. Just look at the comments on this page and you'll see how my customers feel about my one-of-a-kind scenarios.

"I have used other mystery writers before but nothing comes close to the TOTAL package that is presented by you." Jeff Teel, Greenleaf Inn, Boothbay Harbor, ME

"I cannot thank you enough for all your creativity and work that goes into each case. Party guests requested that I don't forget about them next year." Wanda Merical, Fayetteville, NC

"Keep on writing. The whole idea is great." Audrey Stormonth, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

The mysteries have all been researched, developed and written by me. 

That's right . . . I don't sell mass-produced off-the-shelf scenarios. My mysteries are personally authored events that keep audiences talking (and looking over their shoulders) for years. Because of this, I've been asked many times to share my method of murder mystery writing with other people. Now, I've decided to do just that - in a very unique way.

I've blocked out weekends in June, August and September when I will personally conduct murder mystery party writing workshops with select groups of individuals.

They will be exactly what you expect . . . WORKshops. I won't be lecturing or simply showing you examples of what I've done. Instead, I'll provide the tools and the guidance and you'll do the work. As the saying goes, "Give a man a magnifying glass and he'll investigate for a day. Teach him to magnify his writing skills and he'll investigate for a lifetime." (Alright, maybe it's not the exact quote, but it's close.) By the end of the workshop, you'll be equipped with my murder mystery party techniques and be well on your way to finalizing an event that will be the envy of your investigative associates. 

That's why you'll need to bring your laptop with you - and make sure you have wireless Internet capabilities. Since a memorable mystery requires correct information and a special perspective of current and historical events, you'll be able to research what you need and transfer it to the written word in a format that I've honed to a fine edge over many years of mystery party writing.

"It was both easy for me to put on with your well written mystery and enjoyed immensely by all of the guests." Gregory D. Georgek, President & CEO, Dyco Electronics, Inc., Hornell, NY

At the workshop, you'll learn how to:

Set the tone and mood of your mystery party in the correct era or locale.

Develop comprehensive suspect profiles.

Establish a timeline and logical sequence of events leading up to the victim's murder.

Muddy the waters with effective "red herrings" and bogus evidence.

Intertwine several parallel storylines to challenge the investigators.

Determine "smoking gun" clues that point only to the perpetrator of the crime.

Write a comprehensive denouement that will have your guests in awe of your investigative skills.

"Thanks for your excellent plot . . . You are truly talented." Kerri Krahel, Beacon House, St. Clairesville, OH

But wait, there's more!

Your registration will also include a package of murder mystery party material that you can't get from anyone else:

You'll receive my Super-Secret Murder Mystery Party Writing System that I sell around the world on the Internet for $89.

Plus, you'll return home with a Six-Pack of my Murder Mystery Parties. That's right - you'll be able to select a half dozen of my mysteries to stage for your esteemed colleagues in the privacy of your own investigative facility - a $226.62 value that will keep your detective juices flowing for years.

And it doesn't stop there!

For three months after you return home, you'll be invited to Murder Mystery Party Writing Teleconferences where you and your workshop mates can share ideas and compare notes about what you've accomplished. I'll be there, of course, to critique and complement your efforts. SO . . . the learning and the camaraderie will continue after we've parted company. This is a $240 value, but I'm certain you'll feel it's really "priceless."

Plus, I'll review your final product, make suggestions and give you my opinions about how you can finetune your scenario and your writing style. I charge $250 for this type of review, but you'll receive it as part of the murder mystery workshop package.

This means the total value of the workshop package is $805.62 - but you won't pay that much. In fact, you could get all of this for FREE! Intrigued? Read on . . .

"The packs you have designed are really wonderfully put together." Heather Fowler,  Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada

"It far surpassed my expectations as well as those of my guests. You are a great writer." Tracy Crosland,  Sparta, TN

The sessions will take place at my investigative headquarters in picturesque Cedarburg, nestled in the rolling glacial hills of southeastern Wisconsin.

Cedarburg was founded in 1844 and over 100 of the buildings in our memorable city are on the National Historic Registry. You'll find a butcher, a baker and - yes - even a candlestick maker. They're not far from the winery or the brew pub, and around the corner from old trolley station. Go to to find out more about our unique community. It's a place "to die for." Not only was it featured on the cover of the book "Hometown USA," but it is also just five miles from the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan and 25 minutes away from the big-city amenities of Milwaukee, a place where I can personally verify that you'll be able to eat, drink, and be more than merry.

After your trip to Wisconsin, you'll be one of the few people in your social circle who'll be able to tell a "kettle" (a glacial lake) from a "moraine" (a glacial hill). After all, Wisconsin has 12,000 kettles and more moraines than you can count in a lifetime.

If you're a football fan, you'll want to pay a visit to Lambeau Field and the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, just 90 minutes away. Or, after you've perfected your whodunit, you can relax in the Wisconsin Dells, a scant two hours distant. Although it's called the "Water Park Capital of the World," the real attraction is the spectacular landscape that was carved out by the receding glaciers over 10,000 years ago. It's a mini-Grand Canyon waiting for you.

Just peruse the countryside as you drive to these attractions and you might see a majestic bald eagle (Wisconsin has more of them than any state except Alaska) gliding on the air currents high above you or sandhill cranes nesting in the nearby fields. What better way to relax before or after your murder mystery writing escapade?

That's right . . . you'll be able to combine your newfound murder mystery writing expertise with an unforgettable getaway to the "wild side."

"Thanks for a very organized, easy to understand package." Barb & Bob Hannan, Tampa Bay, FL

"It's very cool that you can share your creativity with us like you do!" Irma Netting, Luling, LA

"This play is written so well it goes extremely smooth with very little preparation." Steven Sleeper, Pine, AZ

Here's the agenda of your exclusive murder mystery party writing workshop.

  • You'll arrive in Cedarburg on a Thursday afternoon where my staff and I will greet you at C. Wiesler's, an establishment that's been serving food and beverages since the late 1800s. The sculpted tin ceiling and hand-carved bar that will intrigue you are original and the plethora of local brews on tap will verify that you indeed are in Wisconsin.
  • After meeting your cohorts in crime-fighting, you'll follow me to my investigative headquarters on the outskirts of the city. There you'll receive a copy of my Super-Secret Murder Mystery Party Writing System while sitting on my private crime deck overlooking the Nature Reserve adjacent to the property. It's now a Christmas tree farm, so don't be surprised to see a herd of deer run out of the conifers or a rafter of wild turkeys make their way across the property. You'll then be briefed on what will happen for the next three days.
  • When you arrive back at my headquarters on Friday morning, you'll begin to learn how I weave together facts and innuendos to achieve a memorable mystery event. We'll work together through the morning, then make a "field trip" to Hefner's Frozen Custard, a Cedarburg landmark, where you can join me in ordering the world's best root beer float, made from Sprecher Root Beer and Hefner's own custard. If you'd like, you can order a huge burger from the grill or one of Hefner's many other delicious treats.
  • Friday afternoon, you'll continue your quest to write the perfect murder mystery. By the end of the day, you'll be well on your way to mystery-writing accolades.
  • No one can journey to Wisconsin without sampling a Friday Night Fish Fry. When we meet again that evening, you'll enjoy one of the best in the area as our sleuthing entourage graces the hallowed halls of Remington's River Inn in nearby Thiensville. (You may have read articles about the "Duck Crossing" sign in the middle of town. Either stop for the ducks, or be ticketed.) The outdoor elevated deck overlooks the Milwaukee River where you'll be on the lookout for exotic waterfowl. Last year, a bald eagle's nest was spotted just up the river from the inn.
  • All day Saturday, we'll intensely work together to finalize your masterpiece, with lunchtime sustenance delivered to our door from Romano's Gourmet Pizza in Cedarburg. My favorite is the barbecue pizza, with the Greek pizza a close second. Our final choice of delicacies, of course, will require consensus of all whodunit wordsmiths. If the group prefers an outdoor writing venue, we might even move the session up the road to Covered Bridge Park where we can work in the shade of the weeping willows near the covered bridge spanning Cedar Creek. By the end of the day, you'll be exhausted, but duly rewarded with a plot you can proudly put your name on as one that will be remembered throughout the ages.
  • Saturday night, you'll be on your own. I will, of course, be pleased to recommend local eateries that fulfill your culinary requirements. Milwaukee is nearby and you'll find excellent cuisine there with an international flare.
  • Finally, on Sunday morning, we'll meet at the Cedarburg Coffee Roastery to say our farewells and put the final permanent touches on personal relationships that will last forever. The bonds you develop with your fellow mystery writers will truly be strong and enduring.

You'll need to make your own arrangements for travel and accommodations. If you're lucky, you'll find a room at one of the local Cedarburg inns.

  • The Stagecoach Inn on Washington Avenue was built in 1837 as a stop on The Great Green Bay Road between Chicago and Green Bay. The rooms combine the old and the new - and Beerntsen's Chocolate Shoppe on the first floor is much more than a flavorful experience.


  • Or - up the street is the 1890s Washington House Inn. The renovated rooms feature Jacuzzis and turn-of-the century charm. It's next door to the Rivoli Cinema - a civic-run movie house that will remind you of the days when Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh ruled the silver screen.

"What started out as an experiment to see how mystery dinner theaters would go over, turned into a sell-out crowd. It was the best attended event ever." Gail Spell, Lake Wales, FL

"Your product is exceptional and made running the evening a breeze." Peter & Cathy Hall,  Natal, South Africa

"Everybody had a feeling of satisfaction at the end of the evening. It was such a great party that we have decided to make it an annual event." Ann Sullivan, Kenmore, County Kerry, Ireland

This is extremely important . . .

Each of the murder mystery party writing workshops will be strictly limited to seven people. This will enable me to give you personal attention as you finalize your plot. Plus, the conference table in my world headquarters only seats eight people. (OK, this is the real reason.) What this means, though, is that you'll develop a close bond with your fellow mystery writers and might even want to attempt to pool your writing expertise by working in teams.

So, then, what will you pay for this exclusive, exhilarating experience?

The answer is a lot less than you think. Your registration fee is only $497. However, it could be ZERO. You see, if your mystery party exudes the special qualities that I'm looking for, I'll pay you exactly $497 for the rights to sell it on my websites. If this happens, your workshop will be FREE.

You read that correctly!

If your creative juices have sufficient marketability, I'll pay you for your efforts. Your mystery party will be added to the Mysteries on the Net website and people around the world will be able to enjoy your creativity. You can retrieve your mystery writing investment and take pride in what you have accomplished. What could be more exciting than to realize that your prowess as a mystery party writer is appreciated and enjoyed by mystery lovers everywhere?

Why, it's enough to make a Chief Inspector want to jump up and shout for joy!

But, nothing good happens without decisive action. That's why you need to reserve your spot NOW! CLICK HERE to make your reservation for an exciting program that could be the highlight of your budding mystery-writing career.

Space is limited. Reserve your spot TODAY!

You'll learn how to get your man - unless, of course, it is a woman.


Jack Pachuta

The Chief Inspector
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