Magical Lighting Ideas for an Unforgettable Celebration!

Are you ready to take your party hosting skills to the next level with a SIMPLE party hosting hack? This is one of my favourite ways to up the WOW factor at any party or event, and it’s so simple and easy, it won’t add much to your already-heaving Party Hosting To-Do List. Big [...]

Oh Hey There, Fellow Canadian!

Canadians! You will be charged in CAD! The past two decades have been quite the ride for Calgarian Leigh Clements, who started Shot In The Dark Mysteries from a small apartment just off 17th Ave in Calgary. Since, she has moved all over the country, writing murder mystery parties and hosting whenever she [...]

Halloween Is In The Air!

I know I know, it’s still summer - what’s all this talk about Halloween already?! It’s okay if you want to boo me and throw things at me, I understand. But I was shocked to find, in early August, all of my favourite stores stocked to the brim with Halloween decorations already! The [...]

Welcome Back Hosts

Well, hosts and mystery lovers, it has been an intense couple of years, but finally, we are in a place worldwide that we can safely say, Your Content Goes Here For us here at SHOT, so much has changed since Covid lockdowns hit in March 2020. Rewind to the day before the [...]

Lori’s Singapore-Sling-Slush In A Bucket

You will need: 1/2 cup white sugar 4 cups water 1/2 cup grenadine syrup 1/2 cup cherry juice 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup cherry brandy liqueur 2 cups gin 2 1/2 cups pineapple juice 1 (6 ounce) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed 2 (2 liter) bottles lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage 46 maraschino cherries […]

One night in Dundalk

I was working on something earlier that got me thinking about this one night a bazillion years ago, long before I started Shot In The Dark Mysteries when I was in Corporate Canada and primarily writing fiction. It was one of the most ridiculous, crazy-Hollywood-movie type of evenings and I remembered I wrote a blog […]


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