Teens solve mysteries in game of Live Clue at Blount Public Library

Reading a mystery novel is exciting but solving the mystery as a character is even more so.

The Blount County Library offered the interactive “Live Clue” game for “Teen Mystery Night” on Saturday, Oct. 23.

“The Case of the Lamplighter’s Demise” was reminiscent of an improvisational stage play where 49 teens, ages 12 to 18, participated in solving the fictitious murder set in London during the Victorian era.

Participants competed in teams to discover which suspect was guilty; where the murder took place and which weapon was used. The process of elimination was the key to solving the crime.

Literary figures were woven into the story. The game included clues from the detective series Sherlock Holmes, which was created in the Victorian era. One of Charles Dickens’ novels was set in that time period and location clues were derived from his story. The use of metaphors and real places found in London also enriched the educational value of the game.

The event was free and open to the public. For more information about library programs and services, call the library at 865-982-0981 or visiting the website at www.blountlibrary.org.

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