Culture November 19, 2013

A Howl-o-ween Whodunit


inferno’s annual Halloween celebration continues to be an office favorite. This year’s event had all the familiar features of previous Howl-o-weens including dogs in the office, a canine costume contest, and donations to the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County.

However, this year’s party involved one element that was a Howl-o-ween first: murder.

The Howl-o-ween creative team put together a murder mystery game based on Clue, but they replaced the game’s original suspects and weapons with dog-related content. Professor Plum became Professor Pug, the rope became the leash, and so on. Each area of the inferno office became a different room on the board.

The investigation began on the Monday before Halloween. Clues were released daily via a detective’s blog, and eager inferno sleuths began to sniff out the suspect. While all of the hounds had motive, only one had access to the weapon and the room at the opportune moment.

After careful deliberation, many of our staffers were able to deduce that Mrs. Weimaraner had committed the crime with the chewed-up shoe in the main conference room.

Everyone had a great time playing along with the Howl-o-ween Whodunit, and once again, inferno Halloween was a hit. Congratulations to Skylar (pet of Liza Routh), who won the costume contest with his portrayal of Uncle Si from Duck Dynasty.

After Howl-o-ween inferno folks visited the Humane Society to deliver treats and enjoy the adoptable pets’ tricks. Check out these photos of the event and our trip to the Humane Society. If you want to see the murder mystery creative, go to