An Evening of Mystery & Murder

(Last Updated On: June 20, 2019)

Welcome one and all to Reader Voracious and my third day as a Blogoween host! For the next two days I will be providing an awesome prompt for you to use on your blog in celebration of Blogoween. In case you aren’t sure what this is, you can check out the information post here, and a list of all the prompts can be found here.

I look forward to blog hopping to all of your blogs to see what you come up with, so please be sure to link back to this post so I can check out your responses!

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Today’s Blogoween Prompt

Prompt Title:Β  An Evening of Mystery & Murder

Explanation:Β  You’re hosting a Halloween-themed dinner party and seven of your favorite morally gray fictional characters and/or villains have accepted your invitation. Sometime during the party there is a murder, and there are only seven suspects – you and your guests. Who did you invite, who was murdered, what was the murder weapon, and where in the house did it occur.

(Yes this prompt is inspired by Clue, the best movie based on a board game ever made.)

It’s a dark and stormy Friday evening in October and your pulse is racing. It is almost time for the portal to open, breathing life into some of your favorite characters for a brief dinner party at your house. The truth is that you cannot believe tonight is here and happening: your favorite characters have accepted your invitation to dine and play a game of mystery… but no one could anticipate there would be more on the menu than Coq Au Vin.

The Guests

  1. Holland from the Shades of Magic series
  2. Levi from Ace of Shades
  3. Victor Vale from the Villains series
  4. Eli Ever from the Villains series
  5. Maram from Mirage
  6. The Sole Survivor on Achlys from Contagion
  7. Dorian Gray from The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Murder

I bet you are thinking to yourself that the victim has to be Victor, right? WRONG! Turns out that Eli is the one to stumble upon Holland’s body quite literally on the bathroom floor in a pool of blood. A knife lays sticky and discarded. You have a house full of suspects, who could the killer be?

It was Colonel Mustard, in the Observatory with the candlestick! Oh wait… wrong scenario… I’d like to see YOUR THOUGHTS on who the murderer could be in the comments down below! Whoever guesses correctly will get a metaphorical cookie when I reveal all later this month!

who do you think did it out of the list of suspects?

spacer_wLet’s go on another adventure together!


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  2. jamsu

    October 6, 2018 at 2:48 AM

    I have no idea who these characters are but I’m saying it’s Victor Vale because I like his name πŸ˜€

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 6, 2018 at 6:16 PM

      It is a good name πŸ˜€

  3. imyril

    October 6, 2018 at 3:36 AM

    Noooooooo not my darling Holland </3

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 6, 2018 at 6:17 PM

      I know, Holland deserves better!

  4. devouringbooks2017

    October 6, 2018 at 7:26 AM

    I am guessing Maram! Damn, this is such a fun prompt! I really can’t wait to do this one.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 6, 2018 at 6:17 PM

      Glad you enjoyed it and I cannot wait to see yours. πŸ˜€

      1. devouringbooks2017

        October 6, 2018 at 8:13 PM

        Oh, it’s not going to be today, but I will make sure to link you! I had to do my October goals, which I was totally behind on making!

        1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

          October 9, 2018 at 12:12 PM

          No worries I am behind on everything hahahahaa being sick sucks

          1. devouringbooks2017

            October 9, 2018 at 12:13 PM

            Awh, feel better!!

  5. Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

    October 6, 2018 at 8:08 AM

    Shot in the dark…Dorian Gray.

  6. Clo @ Book Dragons

    October 6, 2018 at 9:39 AM

    I know none of these but I’m gonna guess Levi? Love this prompt Kal! Totally smashed it with this one x

  7. Sophie Li

    October 6, 2018 at 11:04 AM

    I love this post lol πŸ™‚ So glad that Eli, Victor and Holland all made it to your list. They are some of my favourite morally grey characters ever haha. Hmmmm I’m going to guess that it is Eli himself, since he is invincible enough to do it. Keep us posted about who the real murderer is!
    I’m in the middle of Vengeful right now and I’m looking forward to finishing it πŸ™‚

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 6, 2018 at 6:20 PM

      I swear that Victoria writes the best morally grey characters out there! Good guess, and I definitely will keep you all posted!
      I am supposed to be reading Vengeful right now but I am in a slump and just don’t feel like reading. I hope you are enjoying it!

      1. Sophie Li

        October 7, 2018 at 3:19 PM

        Compared to Vicious, I find that Vengeful (so far) is a slower-paced book and a bit harder to get into. However overall I am enjoying the book. Hope that you will like this one when you get to it πŸ™‚

        1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

          October 9, 2018 at 12:56 PM

          That’s useful information to have, I hope it isn’t as slow and draggily boring as the middle of Book 2 in Shades of Magic because I will cry.

          1. Sophie Li

            October 9, 2018 at 9:42 PM

            I don’t remember much about the second book in of ADSOM but I think this book has a bit of that second book syndrome in general lol πŸ™‚

          2. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

            October 10, 2018 at 8:32 AM

            I just remember the book dragging on for hundreds of pages. It was like bookended by a strong start and end… the whole thing read like a boring set-up for book 3… which I still haven’t read because 624 pages!

            And second book syndrome is definitely a thing! I am hoping it won’t be too bad in Vengeful since it is only a duology, but who knows.

          3. Sophie Li

            October 10, 2018 at 7:36 PM

            I remember speeding through Vicious but Vengeful was slow by comparison! For a while there I didn’t know what the story was about. It was a bit disappointing for me. However I think you should still give this book a try πŸ™‚

          4. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

            October 11, 2018 at 8:54 AM

            Awww I am sorry to hear but I won’t go in with super high expectations then. Thank you!

          5. Sophie Li

            October 11, 2018 at 9:08 PM

            No problem πŸ™‚ I do however think that people’s opinions vary and you might end up really enjoying this one!

  8. Sophie @ Blame Chocolate

    October 6, 2018 at 11:21 AM

    Oh I love this prompt and I love Clue! I’m so glad to see Blogoween going around, it’s the perfect event for this season 😊❀️

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 6, 2018 at 6:20 PM

      Clue is the best, and thanks so much for stopping by!

  9. Beware Of The Reader

    October 6, 2018 at 11:57 AM

    Bwahahaha I don’t know I would go with colonel Mustard as I don’t know all the others LOL Fantastic post!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 6, 2018 at 6:21 PM

      Hehehehe, thanks for guessing!

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  11. Aimee (Aimee, Always)

    October 6, 2018 at 7:40 PM

    I’ve only read Mirage from your list, but I don’t think Maram did it! I’m guessing it’s one of the characters from the Villains series since the title sounds so ominous. xD Maybe… Victor? Hm. Such a fun prompt, you guys!

    – Aimee @ Aimee, Always

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 12:10 PM

      Maram is definitely APPALLED that something uncouth happened and is wondering why she even came to the party instead of Amani.

  12. Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

    October 6, 2018 at 7:49 PM

    Haha I only know Dorian Gray and Holland from this list, so I’ll have to pass on the metaphorical cookie, but I LOVE this prompt! <3

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 12:10 PM

      But metaphorical cookies are without calories! Thanks so much for stopping by all the same ❀

  13. Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)

    October 6, 2018 at 9:46 PM

    I know none of these characters so I’m just going to go with the classic Dorian Gray. 🀣

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 12:12 PM

      I mean that is a good throwaway guess….

  14. Alice V-DIYerfy

    October 6, 2018 at 10:29 PM

    I’m going to go with the Sole Survivor!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 12:12 PM

      Good guess and thanks for checking out the post!

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  16. Cam @ Camillea Reads

    October 7, 2018 at 6:52 AM

    Probably Dorian Gray! Haha Holland must have said something snarky to bruise Doran’s ego πŸ˜‹

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 12:14 PM

      That is definitely something Holland would do 🀣

  17. Jaymi at OrangeCountyReaders

    October 7, 2018 at 8:45 AM

    So creative! Love it. πŸ‘»

  18. Truly Booked

    October 7, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    Honestly, I want to say it’s Dorian Gray too. All it takes is someone seeing his picture or knowing his secret and he’d be forced to murder without compunction.

    Or, all of them did it, *shot*

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 12:57 PM

      You bring good points, and he is a viable suspect for sure! Thanks for stopping by!

  19. Kelly Brigid

    October 7, 2018 at 11:21 PM

    Lovely post! My poor Holland! Haha. I’m betting it was Victor!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 1:07 PM

      I know it pained me to much to kill him off but that’s what spoke to me! Victor is a good guess….

  20. Ruby's Books

    October 8, 2018 at 12:04 PM

    Except for Dorian Gray, I don’t know anyone from your list (I need to put my butt to work and read these books, I know). So I’m going to have to say Dorian. Right? Actually no, you know what, I’ll pick Levi. Just because.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 1:15 PM

      I will shout at everyone to read Ace of Shades, and recommend you do too so you can also fall in love with Levi

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  22. Norrie

    October 8, 2018 at 10:06 PM

    Hmm, i only now Dorian Grey. He’s kind of an asshole tho, and already committed a murder, so i guess nothing’s stopping him from doing it again. I’ll go with him πŸ˜€

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 1:20 PM

      Dorian Gray DEFINITELY is an asshole and a good suspect… πŸ€”

  23. theorangutanlibrarian

    October 11, 2018 at 6:40 AM

    Ooh Holland and Victor Vale are great guests! And Dorian Gray! This is such a fun idea! I reckon it was Eli that did it though and he’s just conveniently walking in on it to not seem suspicious πŸ˜‰

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 11, 2018 at 9:02 AM

      They were definitely interesting guests, but some fights have certainly erupted with all of these dastardly personalities! Eli definitely does sounds suspicious, doesn’t he?

      1. theorangutanlibrarian

        October 11, 2018 at 12:44 PM

        haha! I know right πŸ˜‰

  24. dbsguidetothegalaxy

    October 11, 2018 at 11:23 AM

    I don’t really know these characters but I like the idea of The Sole Survivor so I’ll bet on that character!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 13, 2018 at 9:35 AM

      Excellent guess, we’ll see if you are right later this month!

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