The year is 1692 and Salem Town is in the midst of what would become the most famous witch hunt in American history. Many residents of Salem share a dark, damp cell where they sit in the dirt awaiting their trial, with nothing else to do but contemplate their fates.
Ann Putnam, a major accuser in the witch hunt, is berating the other inmates when, suddenly, there is a blinding flash of light and a deafening bang! By the time the captives regained their sight and the smoke dissipated, Ann Putnam lay dead beside the now open cell door.
Under threat of everyone being hung at Gallows Hill that very night, those accused must find the person responsible for Ann Putnam’s death. Was it an act of witchcraft? Are there witches in the cell, and if so, who? And who killed Goodwife Putnam?
This mystery is a 3/5 on the Angel Rating Scale. The characters, accusations and certain events are taken straight from historical records and transcripts of the actual witch trials of Salem. We have, of course, taken creative liberty in the plot, and changed certain details out of respect for our wonderfully culturally diverse clients.
This mystery contains mentions of witchcraft, natural healing, fits, alcohol/drinking, cigars, potions, an affair, illegitimate children, and more. Not suitable for conservative audiences. Church groups – don’t even think about this one ;)