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Murder Mystery Entertainment | Headquartered in Maryland

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Murder Mystery Party - Port Deposit MD

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 - Catonsville MD

Doozy's Diner

Was it the Colonel in the kitchen with the candlestick? Or the Professor in the parlor with the leadpipe? Join us for "CLUE" the murder mystery party based on the 1940s board game of the same name. You are encouraged to come as one of the characters. As you eat a fantastic CLUE themed meal prepared by Chef Steve you will either play a suspect accused of the crime or a dete... Read more

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Murder Mystery Party - Frederick MD

Dutch's Daughter Restaurant

Yee Haw! Cowboys and Saloon Gals (that's you) have gathered for vittles and dancing at the local watering hole. We are eating and having a wondering time when suddenly a stranger wanders in and dies (oh my). Join us for "Wanted Dead or Alive" the wild west themed mystery party in Frederick, Maryland. This is a party is an interactive mystery where the guests play as either... Read more

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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, Columbia and Frederick. 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 re... Read more

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Valentine's Day Murder Mystery Party - Columbia MD

February 14, 2024

Are you looking for something fun and different to do this Valentine's Day? You just found it. The setting is a 1920s Speakeasy and when the new owner is found dead it will be up to you to search for clues, interrogate suspects and solve whodunnit. But wait! This is an interactive game and you could be accused of the crime. What? It's true. You could be a suspect having to... Read more

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Valentine's Day Murder Mystery Party - Columbia MD

Feb 14, 2024

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a little murder, mystery and mayhem. Costumes encouraged for the 1920s themes whodunnit at the Doubletree by Hilton in Columbia, Maryland. The price includes three course meal with entree options, tax and gratuity. So. Much. Fun.

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Murder Mystery Party

Hollywood themed murder mystery party will take place on Friday, February 16 at the Donaldson Brown Mansion in Port Deposit, Maryland. Limited Seats. Get your tickets early.

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Murder Mystery Party

1920s theme murder mystery party at the Doubletree by Hilton in Columbia, Maryland will take place on Saturday, January 20. Celebrate a January birthday with us and get a table's worth of seats to the event at a discount. 1920s costumes are recommended. The murder mystery is set during the prohibition at a speakeasy. Be prepared to laugh out loud at this comedy murder myst... Read more

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Murder Mystery Party

Murder Mystery Party in Catonsville MD | Was it the Colonel in the Kitchen with the Candlestick? Or the Professor in the Parlour with the Leadpipe? Join us in Catonsville Maryland on Saturday, January 27 at Doozy's Diner and find out. This murder mystery party is based on the 1940s boardgame "CLUE" and guests are asked to come in the color of their favorite character (men ... 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

  • 1950s - Malt Shoppe Murder

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

  • Wild West - Wanted Dead or Alive

  • Pirates - Dead Men Tell No Tales

  • Hollywood - Hollywood Homicide

  • 19 Crimes - based on the wine 

  • CLUE - based on the 1940s board game

  • Whodunnit - family reunions, birthday parties, Mitvahs

  • Team Building Can Be Murder - corporate events, holiday parties

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 more than 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.


Three Options

  • Private Event; a murder mystery party set up specifically for you in the central Maryland, USA area

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

  • Virtual Event; an on-line murder mystery party for up to 98 logins (any number of participants per login)

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 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. They promote communication and collaboration.

Q? Do you have any open to the 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 seats for a friend? A. Yes. Or if you aren't sure which date or location they would prefer you could purchase a Gift Card and let them decide. https://giftcard.eventbrite.com.

Q? Could I book all the seats and turn it into a private party?   A. Yes. If the seats are available I'm happy to turn it into a private murder mystery for you. Or call me and together we'll choose a date.

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. Your guests must fit into one room. The location must have free on-site parking and be handicap accessible.  Consider your favorite restaurant. It will likely work.

Q? What is the cost for you to turn my event into a murder mystery?   A. The production format (a play with seven actors) is $3500. The game format (your guests are sleuths and suspects) is $1250.  The virtual format is $499.

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

Q? I plan to host a private Team Building Whodunnit for my company party. Could I keep this a surprise from my staff? Could I tell you the guests I’d like accused? Could I get a customized storyline?   A. Yes. Yes. And yes.  

Q? How long does it take? A. Plan two hours for your event, two and a half with a 30 minute welcome reception. Use this timeline as your guide.

  • 6:30pm   Doors Open/Welcome Reception/Drinks Available/Mix and Mingle

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

  • 7:30pm   Entrees Served followed by Interrogations

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

  • 9:00pm   End (it will take me 15-20 minutes to break-down, pack-up and vacate)

Q? Should I provide a meal to my guests during the murder mystery? A. Yes. My mysteries are written assuming this is a breakfast, lunch or dinner party. 

Q? Could you provide the meal? A. Yes, if you choose to host it 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. Otherwise, no.

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 know what I am doing and I do it very well. Your employees are going to have a blast! They will be laughing and engaged. They will communicate and collaborate to solve whodunnit. They will become fast friends. I've seen it again and again. I know it works. At the end they will be singing your praises!

Q? What information should I send you to book a murder mystery party?   A. Send the location and date and whether you are booking the Production Format ($3500 for seven actors), the Game Format ($1250 for your guests to be the suspects) or the Virtual Format ($499 for 98 logins).

Q? How do I get in touch with you?   A. My name is Wendy Olenik and I live in Sparrows Point (Baltimore), Maryland. I own Whodunnit for Hire. You may text, call or email me (text is preferred please include your name). 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.




12 months ago

We had a family night out to Doozy’s for a Murder Mystery Dinner 50 theme. So much fun! Very interactive with the guest. Good story line for you to suspect many people. I highly recommend.

— Kim S

3 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

4 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


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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