Whodunnit for Hire

Murder Mystery Entertainment | Headquartered in Maryland
Open today until 4:30 PM
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3 days ago
I hired Wendy to conduct a surprise murder mystery for my wife's 60th birthday party. I told her there would be guests ranging in ages from six months to 80yrs old and I wanted the event to be engaging for all. There was a time span of six months between our initial interaction and the actual party. During that time Wendy communicated with me regularly and was very flexible with the itinerary. On the night of our special event Wendy did not disappoint. She arrived early for set-up and facilitated an evening that flowed extremely well. The mystery she wrote was thoroughly enjoyed by all and I received so many positive comments from our attendees, many of whom had not been to a murder mystery before. Most important to me was the comment from my wife who said we "knocked it out the park". I will definitely use Wendy again!!
- Ray A
9 months ago
We had a family night out to Doozy’s for a Murder Mystery Dinner 50 theme. So much fun! Very interactive with the guest. Good story line for you to suspect many people. I highly recommend.
- Kim S
a month ago
Wendy is the GREATEST. A few months ago I had this idea that I wanted a murder mystery reception at my wedding on 10/21. I didn’t know how it would happen but I looked around and found Wendy. She took on the challenge with enthusiasm and she really delivered for us!! My husband (the groom obviously) was the victim and everyone loved taking photos with zombie him. She worked with us on timing for our entrances, cake cutting, and first dance. She was well rehearsed and made everyone feel really welcome. When she asked for volunteers to be suspects, multiple people got up immediately! I absolutely recommend her for any event and I hope to attend another one of her mystery dinners in the future!
- Linnea N

Murder Mystery Entertainment Company

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Corporate Events  *  Private Parties

Whodunnit for Hire turns ordinary events into fun, engaging and interactive murder mystery parties. Have a blast! But watch out. This is so much fun you might die laughing.

  • 1920s - Sinister Speakeasy
  • 1940s - Clue (based on the board game of the same name)
  • 1950s - Malt Shoppe Murder
  • 1980s - Gag Me With A Spoon. She's Dead.
  • Wild West - Wanted Dead or Alive
  • Pirates - Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Hollywood - Hollywood Homicide
  • Agatha Christie Spoof - Murder on the Oriental Rug
  • Ghost Walk - Assumes your place is haunted
  • 19 Crimes - based on the wine of the same name
  • Team Building Can Be Murder (also lovingly called "Let's Kill the Boss")
  • Fundraising Can Be Murder
  • Turning 30 or 40 or 50 (etc.)... Can Be Murder

My name is Wendy Olenik and I own Whodunnit for Hire which I operate from Sparrows Point, Maryland. I turn events into murder mystery parties and have been doing so for more than twenty years. This is fun, engaging and memorable. I am excited to set up murder mystery entertainment for you. Call or text me at 410-549-2722. Or reach me via email.

Three Options
  • Private Event; a murder mystery party set up specifically for you in the central Maryland, USA area
  • Public Event; tickets available at https://whodunnnit-for-hire.eventbrite.com, for in person murder mystery parties in the central Maryland, USA area.
  • Virtual Event; an on-line murder mystery party for up to 98 logins (any number of participants per login)

Search for clues, interrogate suspects and solve whodunnit at a murder mystery party with Whodunnit for Hire.

"This is so much fun you might die laughing!"


Q? What is a murder mystery party? A. Someone at your party dies and then your guests search for clues and interrogate suspects to solve whodunnit. My storylines are always a comedy. My parties are interactive and written for fun team building. They promote communication and collaboration.

Q? Do you have any open to the public events I can attend? A. Yes. My murder mystery parties are listed at https://whodunnit-for-hire.eventbrite.com.  

Q? How can I stay informed when you add another event?  A.  Click "follow" at https://whodunnit-for-hire.eventbrite.com .

Q? Could I book all the seats and turn it into a private party?   A. Yes. If the seats are available I'm happy to turn it into a private murder mystery for you. Or call me and together we'll choose a date.

Q? I’d like to arrange a private Whodunnit  murder mystery party elsewhere. Where should I host it?   A. Choose a location within 50 miles of Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Your guests must fit into one room. The location must have free on-site parking and be handicap accessible.  

Q? What is the cost for you to turn my event into a murder mystery?   A. The production format (a play with seven actors) is $3500. The game format (your guests are sleuths and suspects) is $1250.  The virtual format is $399.

Q? How many guests should be at my private party?   A. A minimum of 20 guests should be at your murder mystery party. There is no maximum.

Q? I plan to host a private Team Building Whodunnit for my company party. Could I keep this a surprise from my staff? Could I tell you the guests I’d like accused? Could I get a customized storyline?   A. Yes. Yes. And yes.  

Q? How long does it take? A. Plan two hours for your event, three with a welcome reception. Use this timeline as your guide.
  • 6:00pm   Doors Open/Welcome Reception/Drinks Available/Mix and Mingle
  • 7:00pm   Salads Served/Guests Seated/Mystery Begins
  • 7:30pm   Entrees Served followed by Interrogations
  • 8:30pm   Desserts Served followed by Wrap-Up, Curtain Call and Awards
  • 9:00pm   End (it will take me 15-20 minutes to break-down, pack-up and vacate)

Q? Should I provide a meal to my guests during the murder mystery? A. Yes. My mysteries are written assuming this is a breakfast, lunch or dinner party. 

Q? Could you provide the meal? A. Yes, if you choose to host it at Dutch's Daughter in Frederick, Doozy's Diner in Catonsville, Doubletree by Hilton in Columbia, Towson Tavern in Towson or the Donaldson Brown Mansion in Port Deposit. Otherwise, no.

Q? Should I provide additional entertainment such as a band or DJ?   A. No.  

Q? Can the guests be in more than one room?   A. No.

Q? Why should I book with Whodunnit for Hire?   A. I've been doing this for more than twenty years with great success. I know what I am doing and I do it very well. Your employees are going to have a blast! They will be laughing and engaged. They will communicate and collaborate to solve whodunnit. They will become fast friends. I've seen it again and again. I know it works. At the end they will be singing your praises!

Q? What information should I send you to book a murder mystery party?   A. Send the location and date and whether you are booking the Production Format ($3500 for seven actors), the Game Format ($1250 for your guests to be the suspects) or the Virtual Format ($399 for 98 logins).

Q? How do I get in touch with you?   A. My name is Wendy Olenik and I live in Sparrows Point, Maryland. I own Whodunnit for Hire. You may text, call or email me (text is preferred please include your name). I am excited to turn your event into a murder mystery party. But watch out. This is so much fun you might die laughing. Bwhahahahaha.

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  • (410) 549-2722

Business Hours

Mon:7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tue:7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wed:7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thu:7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri:7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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