Whodunnit for Hire

Murder Mystery Entertainment | Headquartered in Maryland

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Murder Mystery Party - Frederick MD

Sept 13 - Dutch's Daughter Restaurant

Yee Haw. Solve whodunnit at this Wild West-themed murder mystery party. The evening will include a three-course dinner, taxes, and gratuity at the fabulous Dutch's Daughter Restaurant. Everyone will play as a sleuth, or a suspect (so watch out, you could be accused of the crime). It is an interactive game filled with laughter. You are encouraged to come dressed as a saloon... Read more

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Mystery Party - Catonsville MD

July 13 - Doozy's Diner SOBAR Fundraiser

SOBAR FUNDRAISER - special alcohol-free event for ages 18+. Fun mocktails will be available for purchase. Search for clues, interrogate suspects, and solve whodunnit tonight at "CLUE" the murder mystery party based on the 1940s board game. You will enjoy a fabulous three-course dinner with Clue-themed entree options. You will ask yourself, was it the Colonel in the kitchen... Read more

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Pirate Party - Frederick MD

June 29 - Dragon Distillery

The year is 1715 and Captains, Wenches, and Crew (that's you) have gathered aboard The Siren's Call. Captain Carcass intends to share his latest find but when the pirate is introduced, he stumbles up from below deck and dies having been run through with a cutlass. It will be your job to find whodunnit. You must be 21+ to attend. Contact me, Wendy Olenik, Owner of Whodunnit for Hire if you have any questions. I'm happy to help. 4105492722

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Murder Mystery Party - Private Event

Birthday Party - Location Your Choice

Picture this. Your friends are gathered for a dinner party. It's your birthday and everyone is talking and having a great time. Suddenly a stranger stumbles in and dies. Oh my! Now the party is a crime scene and your friends find themselves in the middle of an investigation. But wait! We learn that several of them are happy the stranger is dead. What?! It's true! Your fam... Read more

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Murder Mystery Party - Private Event

1920s Theme - Location Your Choice

Turn your corporate event into a 1920s themed murder mystery party. You will be transported back to the days of prohibition to a Gatsby-themed speakeasy. The evening will turn sinister when the new owner of the club dies. You will be asked to search for clues, interrogate suspects and solve whodunnit. This is a comedy murder mystery party where the guests are part of the s... Read more

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Murder Mystery Party - Port Deposit MD

October 11 - Donaldson Brown Mansion

Are you looking for a fun night out? Something different? Something to knock your socks off? You just found it. Come to this murder mystery party in an old mansion which sits atop a cliff overlooking the Susquehanna River. The murder mystery party includes the game, three course meal with entree options, tax, gratuity and free parking. It is for a very limited number of gu... Read more

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Murder Mystery Party - Private Party

1980s Theme Party - Location Your Choice

You choose the date, time and location. I will turn it into a 1980s theme murder mystery party. Your guests will play the sleuths searching for clues and the suspects throwing suspicion on others and proclaiming their innocence. This interactive mystery. Book "Gag Me With A Spoon. She's Dead." Like, totally.

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Murder Mystery Party - Private Party

1950s Theme - Location Your Choice

You choose the date, time and location. I will turn your event into a 1950s-themed murder mystery party. Your guests will be asked to come dressed in poodle skirts and as Elvis look-alikes. "Malt Shoppe Murder" is set at an Elvis Impersonation Contest in the year 1958. Call me, Wendy Olenik, to set it up. But watch out. This is so much fun, you might die laughing. 410-549-2722

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Now Available - Gift Cards

Give a fun experience as a gift. You choose the amount and the recipient gets to choose from a variety of fun murder mystery party options. Currently I have mysteries in Port Deposit, Catonsville, and Frederick, Maryland. The gift card can be redeemed for any of the locations. You choose the amount you'd like to give and whether the card is sent to you or directly to the r... Read more

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Corporate Events  *  Private Parties

Whodunnit for Hire turns ordinary events into fun, engaging, and interactive murder mystery parties. Have a blast! But watch out. This is so much fun you might die laughing.

  • 1920s - "Sinister Speakeasy"

  • 1940s - "CLUE" based on the board game

  • 1950s - "Malt Shoppe Murder"

  • 1980s - "Gag Me With A Spoon. She's Dead."

  • Wild West - "Wanted Dead or Alive"

  • Hollywood - "Hollywood Homicide"

  • Pirates - "Dead Men Tell No Tales"

  • Party - "19 Crimes" based on the wine

  • Birthday Party/Family Reunion - "Whodunnit"

  • Company Party/Employee Appreciation - "Team Building Can Be Murder"

My name is Wendy Olenik and I own Whodunnit for Hire which I operate from Baltimore, Maryland. I turn events into murder mystery parties and have been doing so for over twenty years. This is fun, engaging, and memorable. I am excited to set up murder mystery entertainment for you. Call or text me at 410-549-2722. Or reach me via email.


Two Options

  • Private Event; a murder mystery party arranged for you in the central Maryland, USA area or anywhere in the world if virtual.

  • Public Event; in-person murder mystery parties in the central Maryland, USA area, tickets on sale at https://whodunnnit-for-hire.eventbrite.com

Search for clues, interrogate suspects, and solve whodunnit at a murder mystery party with Whodunnit for Hire.

"This is so much fun you might die laughing!"


Q? What is a murder mystery party? A. Someone at your party dies (oh my) and then your guests search for clues and interrogate suspects to solve whodunnit. My storylines are always a comedy. My parties are interactive and written for fun team building. My parties promote communication, boost morale, and strengthen collaboration skills.

Q? Do you have any open-to-public events I can attend? A. Yes. My murder mystery parties are listed at https://whodunnit-for-hire.eventbrite.com.  

Q? How can I stay informed when you add another event?  A.  Click "follow" at https://whodunnit-for-hire.eventbrite.com.

Q?  Could I purchase a gift card for a friend? A. Yes. Call me (410-549-2722) to mail a check or go to https://giftcard.eventbrite.com to purchase online.

Q? Could I book all the seats and turn it into a private party?   A. Yes. I love that and do that all the time for folks looking for fun birthday party ideas and employee appreciation ideas. If the seats are available I'm happy to turn it into a private murder mystery party for you.

Q? I’d like to arrange a private Whodunnit for Hire murder mystery party elsewhere. Where should I host it?   A. Choose a location within 50 miles of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The location must have free on-site parking, be handicap accessible, and have a single room large enough for your guests. Your favorite restaurant will probably work.

Q? What is the cost for you to turn my event into a murder mystery?   A. The production format (a play with six or seven actors) is $3750. The game format (your guests are sleuths and suspects) is $1250.  The virtual format is $475.

Q? How many guests should be at my private murder mystery party?   A. A minimum of 20 guests. There is no maximum guest count.

Q? Does the price change if the number of guests changes? A. No.

Q? I plan to host a private Team-Building Whodunnit for my company. Could I keep this a surprise? Could I get a customized storyline? Could I choose the suspects?   A. Yes, yes, and yes.  

Q? How long does it take? A. Two and a half hours. Use this timeline as your guide (the start time is up to you).

  • 6:30 pm   Doors Open/Mix and Mingle

  • 7:00 pm   Salads Served/Guests Seated/Mystery Begins

  • 7:30 pm   Entrees Served followed by Interrogations

  • 8:30 pm   Desserts Served followed by Wrap-Up, Curtain Call, and Awards

  • 9:00 pm   End (it will take me 20 minutes to break-down, pack-up and vacate)

Q? Should I provide a meal to my guests during the murder mystery? A. My mysteries are written assuming there will be a meal but this is your choice. They do need to be seated.

Q? Could you provide the meal? A. Yes, if you choose to host the murder mystery party at Dutch's Daughter in Frederick, Doozy's Diner in Catonsville, Doubletree by Hilton in Columbia, Towson Tavern in Towson, or the Donaldson Brown Mansion in Port Deposit.

Q? Should I provide additional entertainment such as a band or DJ?   A. No.  

Q? Can the guests be in more than one room?   A. No.

Q? Why should I book with Whodunnit for Hire?   A. I've been doing this for more than twenty years with great success. I am an expert. Your employees are going to have a blast! They will be laughing and engaged, they will communicate and collaborate. They will become fast friends. I've seen it again and again. I know it works. I know that at the end of this party, they will be singing your praises.

Q? What information should I send you to book a murder mystery party?   A. Send the location, date, and start time. Send whether you are booking the Production Format ($3750), the Game Format ($1250), or the Virtual Format ($475). And send the purpose of the event (i.e. company party, birthday party, etc.).

Q? How do I get in touch with you?   A. My name is Wendy Olenik, I live in Baltimore, Maryland and I own Whodunnit for Hire. I write the scripts and I produce the events. You may text, call, or email me. I am excited to turn your event into a murder mystery party. But watch out. This is so much fun you might die laughing. Bwhahahahaha.




8 months ago

Wendy is the GREATEST. A few months ago I had this idea that I wanted a murder mystery reception at my wedding on 10/21. I didn’t know how it would happen but I looked around and found Wendy. She took on the challenge with enthusiasm and she really delivered for us!! My husband (the groom obviously) was the victim and every... Read more

— Linnea N

7 months ago

I hired Wendy to conduct a surprise murder mystery for my wife's 60th birthday party. I told her there would be guests ranging in ages from six months to 80yrs old and I wanted the event to be engaging for all. There was a time span of six months between our initial interaction and the actual party. During that time Wendy c... Read more

— Ray A

5 months ago

Didn’t know what to expect, just got tickets on whim for a Murder Mystery Dinner but I was blown away with the Wild West Mystery! Could not have been more fun! Definitely keeping an eye out because we can’t wait to go to the other ones!!

— Robyn F


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1920s Theme Murder Mystery

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1950s Theme Murder Mystery

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1980s Theme Murder Mystery

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Hollywood Theme Murder Mystery

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Birthday Theme Murder Mystery

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19 Crimes Theme Murder Mystery

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CLUE Theme Murder Mystery

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Pirate Theme Murder Mystery

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Wild West Theme Murder Mystery