Death Of A Doornail a Murder Mystery Comedy Play

Setting: A Drawing Room
Cast Total: 10 =  5-males* 5-females
*some can be played as female
Eccentric Millionaire, Albert Doornale has invited all of his close friends to his estate; including his ex-wife Abigail, his current fiance Candy Bombay, and his childhood friend from the lower East Side, Salvatore Carbone.

Everyone arrives at the estate greeted by the grumpy Butler and cutlery carrying cook. The only problem is, Albert is not there, no one has seen him. Not his nerdy Nephew or his socially spoiled daughter. None of the guest have any idea why they are there or what happened to their host. That is until blood is found in the upstairs bathroom.

Was Albert killed and carried away? In the nick of time, Inspector Bukowski arrives on the scene. A murder investigation will begin, as soon as a body is found. It may be a long wait.

Note: While the play's setting is stereotypical of a classic"Murder Mystery", the ending does contain a twist or two that  is not stereotypical of most murder mysteries. Be advised. A Preview version or book is suggested before obtaining performance rights.

  All age Appropriate -no mature content

Contains a small section of "improvisation / audience interaction"

"What is particularly endearing about this piece, "Death of a Doornail" by Lee Mueller, is how Mueller uses the audience's familiarity with this classic mystery format to his advantage."

-Kathleen Everett
"Our production was a fundraiser for MoonTree Studios.The audience response and interaction was terrific- this show is hilarious, wacky, and appropriate for almost anyone!" -

Kerri B.. -Moontree Studios
pdfClick Here to Read a short Sample from "Death Of A Doornail"

pdf Click here for Character Descriptions

Christmas Holiday Version Available Click Here

We use the highly secure On-Line payment source PayPal *Note: You Do Not Need a Paypal account to make a payment. Simply choose to pay with Credit Card, Debit Card or Check. - You will recieve 1 pdf copy* of which you may make as many copies as you need
Order Performances
Select Number of Performances

Note: All Sales are considered final 

View Cart

Try Before you Buy
Order Preview Script!
 (pdf format)
for 12.00 clicking here:

Add to Cart

NOTE: A "Preview" is not
the whole script.

View Cart

Also Available in
 Paperback and Kindle!

(the entire play)

Need to use a Purchase Order? Click Here

Death of a Doornail by West Valley HS Hemet California a Murder Mystery Comedy Play