The Jhansi Jewels Affair 

A Pyramid Puzzles Murder Mystery by Bob Cooke

One pleasant afternoon in the summer of 1858, the gentle tea-room of the Mayfair Hotel, London is the last place one would expect a murder.

Major James Hornby, who has recently returned from Northern India where he commanded a regiment fighting off the ‘Indian rebellion’ of May 1857, is having tea with his prospective parents-in-law, Lord and Lady Snitchworth, and their daughter, his fiancé, Emily.

Whilst exchanging pleasantries with another table, where acquaintances Lawrence Kingly and associate from the recently dissolved East India Company are sipping Darjeeling tea, the afternoon pleasantries are interrupted with a telegram that changes everything…

In a mystery full of jealousy, intrigue and fabulously expensive jewels at the heart of the matter, it will be a matter for the ‘little grey cells’ to catch a cold-blooded murderer.

Saturday 11th March 2017 
Saintara -St Mary's Island Community Centre, Chatham

 

Saturday 18th March 2017 

Istara - Memorial Hall, Istead Rise.

 

Thursday 23rd March 2017
The Who'd Ha Thought It Pub, Chatham

 

Friday 24th March 2017 
Rotary Club, St George's Hotel Rochester

 

Saturday 25th March 2017
Newington Community Hall

 

Saturday 6th May 2017 
Medway 28th Scouts Hut, Breton Road, Rochester

 

Saturday 13th May 2017 
St Matthews Church, Cleave Warne Hall, Borstal

 

Friday 19th May 2017 
Culverstone & Vigo Scouts, Vigo
 

Poster By Tim Cooke 

Cast & Crew;- 

Major James - John Bradshaw, Dominic McCarthy & Tom Bradshaw

Lord Snitchworth - Felim Mccarthy, Julian Burrows & Owen Beesley

Lady Snitchworth - Helen Bradshaw & Elaine Laight

Lady Emily Snitchworth - Rachel Ford & Alex Lawes

Lawrence Kingsley - Steve Perrin & Mick Harris

Caprius / Cassandra Smith - Carol Scott, Adam Pickering, Helen Bradshaw

Kathrine Rani - Sophia Harding & Jayne Friend

Waitress - Carol Scott, Christina Betts, Helen Bradshaw & Cordelia Harding 

Constable Walker - Jez Walters, Terry Williams & Tom Bradshaw 

Inspector Grimpole - Richard Harding 

Lights/Sound/Crew - Kairn Bignell & Christina Betts