The Mystery Pub Crawl is like a historic walking tour meets an escape room meets murder-mystery dinner theater. The interactive experience is based on a real murder that happened in 1863, one that Malden native Michael Cloherty turned into the book Abel Bodied: Murder at the Malden Bank. Based on his retelling of the murder and ensuing mystery, Incantrix Productions has designed a pub crawl that culminates in a meet-and-greet with the author himself.
But before you get to chat with Cloherty, you’ll have to solve a series of clues. Grab your ticket and come to Malden Center Fine Wines at 5 p.m. on your chosen date to get started. Like all of the other locations along the pub crawl route, it has particular significance to the crime. It’s there that you’ll meet the first of many characters who will give you clues to help you solve the murder mystery throughout the night. If you choose “Story Mode,” you’ll have to complete a challenge to earn this character’s trust in order to receive the clue. If you choose “Challenge Mode,” then you’ll have to solve a brain teaser using pen and paper to earn the next clue.