CAMBRIDGE -- The game's afoot in Cambridge, Ohio, as world-renowned detective, Sherlock Holmes, returns to Cambridge, Ohio on Nov. 6-8 to solve the mystery of "The Case of the Seven Stages" during the city's 10-week holiday celebration, Dickens Victorian Village.

The famous detective Sherlock Holmes, accompanied by his indispensable sidekick, Dr. Watson, will join a shady cast of characters at St. Benedict's Social Hall this November to solve a case.

Join your fellow "partners in crime" for an exciting evening on Friday, Nov. 6 as the case begins to take shape.

Holmes and Watson are back in the States where they are investigating the disappearance of Holmes' childhood nanny.

They partner with local law enforcement to get to the bottom of not only the nanny's disappearance, but also the possible murder of the only lady Holmes' ever admired, Irene Adler. The evening includes desserts, coffee, and tea. Registration and seating begin at 7:30 p.m. with the start of the 'problem' occurring at 8:30 p.m.

The game continues on Saturday, Nov. 7. Participants will return to the meeting place for Act II of the mystery where a hearty brunch is served along with Mr. Holmes, Dr. Watson, and the full cast of characters. Match your theories to the local authorities and London's unofficial consulting detective, Holmes himself. Are these the same twists and turns that you should be discovering? What are the secrets that Holmes has discovered and do they lead to your ability to solve the crime? Have you matched wits with the celebrated detective or are you a clueless wonderer?

"We are so thrilled that local playwright, Anne Chlovechok, has penned a fourth murder mystery about the adventures of Sherlock and Watson. The first murder mystery in 2009 was a huge success with residents and visitors. We can't wait to see the pair in Cambridge again!" Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB Director Debbie Robinson said.

Participants are encouraged to get into the spirit by donning Victorian attire and wandering Cambridge's picturesque streets in search of clues to solve the mystery and win the grand prize.

The 80 Dickens Victorian Village scenes in Downtown Cambridge will set the tone for adventure. Participants will follow a map to sites that have certain 'pre-placed' clues.

The murder-mystery weekend will take place Nov. 6-8 in Cambridge.

For ticket pricing and reservations, log on to or call the VCB office at 800-933-5480.

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