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Human minds are more full of mysteries than any written book and more changeable than the cloud shapes in the air.
- Louisa May Alcott
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
- Frank Herbert
When all the details fit in perfectly, something is probably wrong with the story. 
― Charles Baxter, Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction
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Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
- Carl Gustav Jung Quotes

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The Monstrous Case at The Seaside Inn
4 girls and 6 boys are suspects
Up to 30 can play!
11 - 14 years old

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4 girls and 6 boys are suspects - up to 30 can play!
Ages 11-14

The Monstrous Case at The Seaside Inn, from Barbara Lane, is set at a seaside inn where a strange monster keeps appearing on the ocean. Is it real or some sort of hoax? Your kids will find some interesting twists as they solve this mystery and host a party that their friends will talk about for years.

 

The seaside village of Cranberry Cove has become a must-visit spot for "monster lovers" from around the world. For hundreds of years, there have been tales told of a legendary sea monster living in the ocean near the quiet little village. But in recent years, the strange green monster has actually been seen on the ocean near an old inn called The Captain’s Mast. The inn is set on a cliff overlooking the water and now attracts a host of tourists anxious to spot the legendary creature.

Dixie and Danny deLusion were excited when their parents told them that they’d be staying at the inn. They’re out to take first prize at the annual school science fair, and it would be a real prize winner if they could find out what’s happening on the ocean near the Captain’s Mast. Since the deLusion family arrived in Cranberry Cove about a week ago, Dixie and Danny, who are twins, have been out on the beach and exploring the nearby caves and dunes.

Everything appeared calm until dusk last night, when they reported to everyone that it finally happened. They said they saw movement out on the water, and when they stepped closer to get a better look, there it was - the sea monster! When Dixie and Dan told their story, the old Captain, who runs the inn, chuckled. "I could tell you stories about that monster that would turn your hair green!"

This latest sighting has caused a lot of commotion in Cranberry Cove and a team of investigators has been called in to find out what Dixie and Danny really saw – or if they saw anything at all.

One of these individuals (standard names) knows what's happening:
(you can change these standard names when you personalize the mystery)


The inn's owner, is simply known as The Captain. After a life at sea, he inherited the inn ten years ago.

The deLusion Family is on vacation and staying at the inn. David deLusion is a writer who authors childrens' stories. His wife, Doris, is a motivational speaker and is certain that the deLusion twins, Danny and Dixie, will win the top prize in the upcoming science fair, especially if they can uncover the truth about the sea monster.

TJ Dinghy retired to Cranberry Cove six years ago and spends a lot of time diving in the ocean "to prove things."

The lighthouse keeper, Sam Beam, keeps a row boat tied up on the beach. His father and grandfather ran the lighthouse before he took over.

The inn's housekeeper, Bertha Bustle, keeps things neat as a pin and knows what the tourists like about Cranberry Cove.

Marvin Moneybags is a rich young man with plans for the town. He'll make a lot of money if tourists keep visiting to try to spot the sea monster.

A reporter for the Cove Chronicle, Susan Scoutabout, is always looking for a good story. Sometimes it's hard to find exciting news in a quiet place like Cranberry Cove. 



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