Lanier Library Mystery Festival

 Cocktails & Clues

Friday, October 4, 5-9 pm

Our annual sell-out Lanier Library Mystery Festival, which paid homage this year to Clue, the murder-solving detective game introduced to the US in 1949, was again a smashing success! 

We at Lanier know a thing or two about sleuthing here and we took our own murder solving game up a notch with a few twists.  Guests mingled with some of the iconic characters from the game and great fun was had by all.  Doors opened at 4:30 PM and the evening began with a cocktail fit for the evening plus lovely hors d’oeuvres, thanks to hospitality chair Pam Herres, a killer buffet rounded out the night.


Go to 10 Facts About Clue for more fun and interesting information about the game.

Forensic psychologist, professor and mystery author Rick Helms gave us a peek into the criminal mind as well as the mind of the writer.  A lifelong North Carolinian, Helms retired from active practice as a forensic psychologist in 2005, after working in the field for over two decades. At one time, he was the only court psychologist covering four counties in NC. He opened the evening with a talk and Q & A at 5 pm.  The evening of mystery and fun…and lots of great food continued.  And did we mention that the team that solves the murder first wins prizes? 

Guests came with an appetite and their thinking caps, some even in costume!  Thanks to all who joined us for this fun event!