Don’t you just love hearing Christmas carols such as “Ding Dong Merrily on High”? Or how about the “Carol of the Bells”? And what about Jingle Bells? One of the best-known songs in the world, it was written by James Lord Pierpont and published under the title “The One-Horse Open Sleigh” in the autumn of 1857. Although it has no original connection to Christmas, it became associated with the holiday season in the 1860s and 1870s.
What would Christmas be without bells? or, more importantly, one bell in particular – Rudolph’s sleigh bell. You see, without Rudolph’s sleigh bell, Santa’s sleigh can’t fly…..and someone had stolen this important Cascabel!
This sounded like a job requiring the City Adventurers crime solving skills. So, we headed to The Concorde Club in Eastleigh to begin our investigations. As well as Mr and Mrs Claus, we were able to question a couple of fairies, the chief elf of the toy workshop, the reindeer handler and even Rudolph himself.
Soon we found ourselves not just investigating a theft, but a murder! Luckily Inspector Corner of the Yard was on hand to help us interrogate the suspects. Another wonderful, and seasonal, murder mystery from Murdered For Money.