It’s a day like any other at the Smyles Christmas Village and Tree Farm. The holiday season is in full swing, and the Christmas Village is full of patrons enjoying sleigh rides through the forest, sipping hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows in front of the bonfire, getting pictures with Santa or having their faces painted by Santa’s Elves in the Elves’ Nook.
The Smyles family has operated Smyles Christmas Villages for decades. Smyles son Nick has recently returned from travelling to save the family business, and has various media coming for some photo ops and festive PR.
But as he steps down the stairs of the gazebo, social media influencers, media personalities, his mother and the rest of his family watch in horror as he starts to stumble, wheezing, and eventually, collapses on the ground.
Nick Smyles is dead.
What happened? How did he die? Who killed him? Join us this holiday season for a murder mystery investigation that keeps those SLAY bells jingling with a ho-ho-homicide no one will ever forget!
This mystery is a 3.5/5 on the Angel Rating Scale. The mystery revolves around a murder and has mentions of a relationship between the victim and a character, and mentions of previous suspicious deaths and cancer. It has no sex or drug references. It’s suitable for adults and younger sleuths, and takes place on a tree farm outside the town of Ruby’s Trove, and exists in the same universe as How Alan Puckett Kicked The Bucket and other mysteries.