"Death in Them Thar Hills" was well-received by over 120 guests as they enjoyed a four-course dinner at our Italian restaurant. Several of the players were Wild West re-enactment cowboys - complete with authentic Western gear. This ensemble of volunteers included two celebrity comedians, two teachers, a restaurant owner, a consultant, and others from varied backgrounds. Guests came in Western attire and we had an absolute blast! Thank you, Jack, for writing mysteries that make our lives so full of fun and joy. We can't wait for the next one. 

Sue Campbell, Producer
Southlake Mystery Dinner Theater

Birmingham, Alabama 

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The We had a fantastic night and it went as smoothly as I had hoped. You made the process so simple and organized with your scripts. You made it very easy for everyone to participate and have fun.


Jennifer Haigwood, Lifestyle Director

Sun City Festival
Sun City, Arizona
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"Death in them thar hills" was fabulous as were the costumes! We have some real hams in Rotary Believe me. Tricia Truehart, the doctor, was a male doctor in drag! Our undertaker was a mortician in long-tailed jacket and stovepipe hat. We had a wonderful time as did the audience. The best part was listening to motive, means, and opportunity, and the remarks about the ugliest woman doctor they had ever seen. Thanks for all of you hard work. It was a success.as a perfect fit (as per your recommendation) for our group of about 60 people. Thank you.

Jan Devlin
Rotary International
Scottsdale, Arizona

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We had a 'Death in them thar hills' party. It far surpassed my expectations as well as those of my guests. Everyone seemed to have a great time and continued to talk about it today. You are a great writer. Thank you for giving us such a good evening!

Tracy Crosland
Sparta, Tennessee

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Our team did "Death In Them Thar Hills" as part of our Christmas Party and had a GREAT time with it. The main characters all dressed up and did an outstanding job playing their part! Everyone had a lot of laughs. Thanks again!

Katie M. Born

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
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Appleton, Wisconsin  


I purchased "Death in them thar hills" for my daughter's 26th birthday party. We had so much fun. Everyone seemed to have a great time, even my 7-year-old granddaughter played a small part. This party will be talked about for a long time and never forgotten. We are planning on having another murder mystery dinner this year at our family Christmas party. Enjoy your mysteries.

Teresa Smith
Surfside Beach, South Carolina

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I have done hundreds of Dinner Theatre musicals in my 30 years as Minister of Music and Arts but never a Mystery Theater. I didn't know what to expect but I needed something that was fun, easy to stage, involving lots of people and most of all clean family entertainment. Your work was a big hit. All ages were present and enjoyed the evening. Because of the easy-to-follow and complete instructions, staging and production was easy and rehearsals were kept to a minumum ... a blessing in the summer when all of us are busy with vacations and work schedules. 

Dr. Ed Ferlazzo,
Minister of Music and Arts
Haltom Road Baptist Church
Fort Worth, Texas

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Our Mystery Party was a great success! Our teachers and community members did a great job of "being in character". Our event sold out (over 200 in attendance). The mystery lent itself perfectly for incorporating a dinner, raffle, silent auction, and dessert auction. We were done in 3.5 hours! Thanks so much.

Sherry James

Happy Valley Elementary School,
8th Grade Graduation Committee
Anderson, California


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My Murder Mystery was a huge success. I had about 70 people and two tables got it right. Everyone was in costume which really made the event wonderful. The person I picked as Dusty even grew a beard for the event. We will probably be back next year for another one. Thanks for your help. 

Carolyn Russell
Cottonwood, California

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All of us at the Hotel Vicky in Niederau, Austria, thoroughly enjoyed our evening spent solving the mystery "Death in them thar hills", old and young alike. It brought everyone together and got them talking. All the hotel staff took on the various main roles and each family had one additional role ro play; my husband was Elmo Jennings, the stagecoach driver. Even our 7-year-old daughter got into the swing of things. 

Linda Ogilvie-Goddard
Southampton, Hampshire
England

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We recently ordered "Death in them thar hills" from you and were really impressed with the results. The night went really well and all the middle school students loved dressing up and participating as junior deputies.I just wanted to thank you for your service and let you know that your product was a great help to us.

Pete Johnson, Middle School Director
Tabernacle Church of Norfolk
Norfolk, Virginia

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The picnic murder mystery was a HUGE success and tons of fun. It was both easy for me to put on with your well written mystery and enjoyed immensely by all of the guests. The small group version was a perfect fit (as per your recommendation) for our group of about 60 people. Thank you.

Gregory D. Georgek, President & CEO
Dyco Electronics, Inc.
Hornell, New York

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I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you that we had the Dinner/Dance fund raiser and we did the Murder Mystery you donated to us. What a ball everyone had! We raised about $30,000 during our silent and live auctions. Everyone had a great time and really loved dressing up. The Murder Mystery was very easy to follow, plan and pull off. I really appreciate your donation. My family and I have generally owned our own businesses and we hold to the saying that you should, "do business where business is done." For this reason I will be buying a murder mystery from you personally soon. My birthday is in January and I have held one here at my home before and loved it. I will buy one from you this time instead of where I bought it before. Thank you for supporting Hearts and Horses.

Carrie Coyne

​Hearts and Horses
Fort Collins, Colorado