Inside a regular, ordinary library on a seemingly regular, ordinary day, people read and research and enjoy the peace the library offers. This particular library is known for its community involvement, unique activities and programs and welcoming atmosphere. While visiting, some take breaks and visit the adjoined cafe. But when an ancient manuscript, hidden in a rarely-used back corner of the library, disappears, the patrons are alarmed. In place of the book sits a small origami fox. The mystery deepens when shortly after, a body is found in one of the book aisles. As the contents of the manuscript are discovered, and it’s quickly realized that the library is full of people with various motives for stealing the ancient text. Who took the book? Why? Where is it now? What was such an important historical text doing shelved in the genealogy section as though it had no importance? Who was the victim, and why was she killed? Question the suspects and test your deductive reasoning to find the person who had the motive, means and opportunity to steal the Sardonic Manuscript, and whether that same suspect is also guilty of murder!
While the plot is challenging, it is suitable for all audiences. There are no mentions of drugs, sex or alcohol, and is suitable for most attendees. Recommended for clever 11-year-olds and up.