Deadly Manners: A Podcast Experience
Deadly Manners is a 10 episode, dark comedy murder-mystery series set in the winter of 1954. It follows the events during the night of the affluent Billings family annual dinner party with their distinguished, eccentric guests. However, all is not fun and games as shortly after the party starts, a snowstorm begins to rage outside, trapping all the partygoers inside their host’s mansion. When a murderer starts killing off those in attendance, the guests must figure out who is responsible, or at least how to stay alive -- lest they be next.
We are introduced to Billings family and their esteemed dinner guests. That is until, the power went out.
Everyone starts to pick up the pieces and we are introduced to James Eggly (a former silent film star) as well as Barbara DuPont (Veronica's socialite nemesis.)
We find out what happened when the lights turned back on and the house is faced with a food emergency.
News of the party's latest casualty spreads and the fortune teller takes center stage.
The party deals with corpse tampering and there is something fishy about the beef wellington.
The party learns the origins of Nancy's marriage to Roger and the wine starts flowing.
Olivia starts interrogating several of the evening's suspects and a dark secret is unearthed.
In the eighth chapter of Deadly Manners, one of the party's biggest secrets becomes jeopardized.
This is your basic mystery story with boring characters that do nothing but bore the listener.
Reminded me very much of a terrible play I had to sit through in university where this upper class family in 18th century England had 2019 values. Some of the language used really took me out of the atmosphere, a lot of the characters were stock types. Barbara's voice was incredibly distracting. I love murder mysteries though and would love to listen to more podcasts of a similar vein in the future.
It’s a mediocre version of Clue. Derivative at best.
Had highs and lows. Some voices were a little distracting. The resolution left much to be desired.
A perfect example of how overt politics makes your writing cliche and predictable.