The year was 1867.
While researching in the Norwich Cathedral archives, local author Anna Sewell came across a long forgotten text that seemed to speak of the supernatural. Very soon the three symbols from the manuscript started appearing around the city, and within a week Sewell decoded it as some kind of ritual, and the symbols’ meanings as ‘truth’, ‘fire’ and ‘death’. However by then it was too late; the very next day an innocent woman was found murdered beside these ominous markings.
Now, exactly 150 years later, it could be happening again. Having received a ominous video message Detective Ranney has once again enlisted your help with this new case. It's been a week already and the race is on, with Sewell's old notes and contemporary clues, you must solve the mystery of the Obeli and save the next victim before its too late.Now, 150 years later, you’ve heard it could be happening again. Having received a rather bleak video message, it appears Detective Ranney has once again enlisted your help with this new case. It's been a week since the symbols first appeared, so time is running out. With Sewell's old notes and contemporary clues, you must solve the mystery of the Obeli and save the next victim before it’s too late.
In partnership with Norwich BID and Casebook Events, City of Stories is giving you the chance to win tickets to solve the mystery of the Obeli, LIVE in the centre of Norwich on the 4th Nov. The prize is for either 2 pairs of adult tickets, or a Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children), and will see 4 of you solving the mystery LIVE in the city, as 12 Secret locations across Norwich hold the clues to the Obeli mystery. This thrilling one-day adventure for all ages will have you examining the casefile, questioning real witnesses, collecting the clues and trying to solve this incredible new case.
There will be prizes too, for the best dressed team, fastest detectives and ‘Top Family’ prize - winners get an awesome undercover spy kit!
All you have to do to be in with a chance to win is enter your details here on the VisitNorwich website, sign up to the City of Stories newsletter and tell us what your Murder Mystery name would be, based on your pet’s name and the name of the first street you lived on. Our favourites will be entered into a draw to win, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 1st of November (competition closes midday 31/10/17). For full Terms and Conditions please click here.
For more information and details about the event please see the Casebook Facebook event. Winner must be free on the 4th November 2017. Prize is for either 2 pairs of adult tickets, or 1 family ticket (for 2 adults and 2 children). Entrants will be signed up to the City of Stories newsletter, and the competition closes midday on the 31st of October. For full Terms and Conditions please click here.