The Seaside Strangler

The Seaside Strangler: A Deadbolt Mystery Society Review

Before we get to the Deadbolt Mystery Society The Seaside Strangler Review here is some information about the monthly mystery boxes.

About Deadbolt Mystery Society

Deadbolt Mystery Society is a monthly subscription with a new mystery each month. Each box has puzzles to solve, clues to find and evidence to follow. Each month is a stand alone mystery and they all seem to take place in Valley Falls. I have not done them all to be sure though. The Will Street Detective Agency investigates the mysteries and you work for them.

  • $24.99 plus shipping and tax a month.
  • 1 – 4 players.
  • 2 – 3 hour game.
  • Internet access needed.

Deadbolt Mystery Society The Seaside Strangler Review

The Seaside Strangler

Description (from the Deadbolt Mystery Society website):

The Seaside Strangler (January 2019) – The Will Street Detective Agency has received a tip about The Seaside Strangler murders that has led you, a consulting detective, to nearby Gold Hook Island to investigate. The tiny island of Gold Hook is home to a mere 32 families and can only be reached by ferry. With a few eating establishments, stretches of uninhabited beachfront, and The Kingfisher hotel, Gold Hook is a quaint tourist getaway in temperate months and is mostly cut off from the mainland in the winter. After the National Weather Service announces that a nor’easter is headed their way, the residents of Gold Hook begin to evacuate the island using the small ferry that makes the two-mile journey back and forth to the mainland. On its way back to pick up the last batch of residents, the ferry experiences a mechanical failure that renders it inoperable, leaving you and a few other people behind on the island to fend for themselves during the storm. Not long after the storm begins to hammer the coastline of Gold Hook, one of those left behind is found strangled with a length of strangely knotted rope, leading you to conclude that The Seaside Strangler is one of those who didn’t make it back to the mainland. The police and Coast Guard are unavailable for the next twenty-four hours due to the extreme weather so help will not be coming any time soon. Leaving the island is not an option. Your only choice…determine who The Seaside Strangler is and close a case that the police have been unable to close. Difficulty Rating 6.5/10

Thoughts About This Mystery:

The Seaside Strangler contents

Storms, stranglers and treasure… Who doesn’t love a good whodunit during a storm. I love the theme of this one.

There was a good amount of puzzles included in this mystery and the story was a great one.

The Deadbolt Mystery website rated this one 6.5 for difficulty and I found it a bit harder than that but not too hard. I wouldn’t get this for a first case. The story line was good but a bit confusing trying to figure everything out, that could have been because I missed a part… Usually the qr codes require a password to open but one of them didn’t and I didn’t notice it wasn’t a password protected one until the end of the mystery, I am sure that is what made it seem harder than other mysteries.

This mystery isn’t always available but check the Deadbolt Mystery Society website for it or other past mysteries, they are all good.

*I am not affiliated with Deadbolt Mystery Society, I just love their mysteries.

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