Support Madison Cares while you Love Your Local Merchants at 'Murder Mystery Night' April 30
The theme for this year's event is "Murder Mystery Night in Madison," and will feature a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller, Rear Window. To set the scene, Madison's own murder mystery author Roberta Isleib will be writing a short mystery that takes place in Madison and includes town personalities. Copies of Isleib's story will be available at local merchants starting April 23. The mystery will also be published here on Madison Cares' web site.
Isleib has published eight mystery novels. Her latest series stars a Connecticut psychologist and advice columnist, including Deadly Advice, Preaching to the Corpse and Asking for Murder (Berkley Prime Crime.) A clinical psychologist by trade, Isleib took up writing mysteries to justify time spent on the golf course. Her first series, featuring a neurotic professional golfer and a sports psychologist, was nominated for both Agatha and Anthony awards.
Beginning at 5:30 pm April 30, participating merchants will host receptions in their stores, where visitors can sample wine and hors oeuvres as well as gather clues to solve the mystery. Each store will provide a different clue. Participants can visit as many stores as they wish to collect clues and enter their guess of "whodunit" before the movie begins. One lucky sleuth, drawn at the theater from among the correct entries, will win a weekend getaway for two.
The evening will culminate at Madison Art Cinemas at 8 pm for a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window (1954), starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. In keeping with the theme, this year's movie will be Alfred Hitchcock's, Rear Window (1954), starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. The movie is about a photojournalist confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, who believes that a murder has been committed by his neighbor.
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased in advance at participating Madison stores, including RJ Julia Booksellers, Given Fine Chocolates, Peter Indorf Jewelers, Jolie Boutique, Anna Mia's, bella Perlina, Walker Loden, Maggies of Madison, Frances Amerique and Ciao Bella Moda International.
A limited number of Patron tickets are available for $50. Patron tickets include reserved seating at the theater and admission to a private event at R.J. Julia Booksellers, "Behind the Mystery," at 7 pm by Isleib and bookstore owner extraordinaire Roxanne Coady.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Madison Cares.
Call (203) 245-2315 for more information or www.MadisonCares.org