The year is 1857 and the Wild West of legend is in full swing. Gold fever has taken over, and for the past few years, people of all ages and backgrounds have rushed to California to find their riches. Here in what will later be known as Colorado though, things are much less exciting. As people pass by Cherry Creek, Pike’s Peak and the South Platte River en route to San Francisco, they quickly learn that, aside from the occasional tumbleweed rolling by, life in Cherry Creek is pretty dull. But locals and travelers alike have one place to go that is always exciting, fun and filled with joviality – The Cherry Creek Saloon.
It’s a night like any other at Cherry Creek Saloon, and owner Abe Flores is enjoying a full house. But then, an accusation of cheating against one of the players causes Jeb Lyman to overturn the table in his fury, and an all-out saloon brawl ensues! When the dust settles, a body is found beneath the rubble. Who killed Jeb Lyman? Why? What happened to the sac he wore tied to his belt? Are the thief and murderer one in the same, or are there two scoundrels in your midst? Question the suspects to find who had the motive, means and opportunity to commit the Murder at Cherry Creek Saloon – the killer could be YOU!
This mystery has murder and is rated 4/5 on the “clean” scale. In addition to the murder, there is reference to drinking and bar room brawl. As with all of our mysteries, there is no foul language.