Based on a Sherlock Holmes story…
Wealthy businessman Hilton Cubitt has been found shot dead in his elegant home. Next to his body lay his wife Elsie, unconscious and seriously wounded. Police plan to charge Elsie with murder, and currently see her shooting as a failed suicide attempt.
A week earlier, Hilton sought the help of the Watson Adventures code-breaking experts. Elsie had received emails containing images of dancing stick figures. They seemed to cause her great distress, but she insisted that they were meaningless.
The crime scene included a crumpled copy of a scavenger hunt involving nudes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where Elsie works on ancient manuscripts as a cryptographer. We believe that the scavenger hunt is somehow linked with the dancing figure emails—and we think these messages can prove that Elsie is innocent.
Who murdered Hilton Cubitt? What is the secret of the dancing nude figures? We need your help! See if your team of sleuths can figure out whodunnit on this unusual murder mystery scavenger hunt.
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All tickets include admission to the museum. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a discount to Met members because the museum explicitly tells us that participation in group events not sponsored by the museum, such as our hunts, are not a benefit of membership. The Met charges us for your participation, so museum admission must be included in every ticket we sell. Just think of it as a donation to a cause you like to support!