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Murder at the Masquerade
is a Shot In the Dark Mingle Murder Mystery.


The Masquerade
You're invited to a night of glamour, mystery and intrigue as the hottest socialites from around the world dress up in their best for a masquerade unlike any other at the historic Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice, Italy (a.k.a. - HPL).

The Murder
An esteemed librarian is found dead in Sansovino’s Library, just steps away from where the masquerade is in full swing, and the shadow of suspicion is cast on the esteemed masquerade guests.

It’s up to the guests of the masquerade to unravel the clues and crack the codes to determine the identity of the killer - but also decipher the reason WHY this seemingly innocent man was killed!

The Motive
There is reason to believe that the murder was associated with an ancient device called The Antikythera Mechanism. This mysterious device was found in 1901 in a shipwreck near Antikythera, Greece. Though it’s coined as being an “ancient calculator”, this is not necessarily the case – it is more accurately described as the first known analog computer, even though it’s believed it was created in 87 BC!

Groups like The Antikythera Concern are investigating this enigmatic device, but progress is slow. Many theories have been formed to explain what the device does, and some extreme archaeologists and scientists believe that there is a missing tablet, a “Rosetta Stone” of sorts, that will be the key to deciphering the Antikythera Mechanism.

Learn more about this ancient device.

The Tickets
Tickets are just $40 and can be purchased beginning September 3 at the library's checkout desk, The Literacy Connection office and Book World.


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