Hello! We are a brand new venture, created and run by a husband and wife team from Durham, England. We also have a beautiful little daughter, but, frankly, she doesn’t contribute a great deal to the production process besides blowing raspberries and getting biscuit crumbs on our notes.
The idea behind Curio Casebooks is to offer complete, one-off mysteries which can be played alone or with others. You get all the evidence you need to solve the case, a little notebook to write down your workings out, and even a little FBI badge with your smiling face on it, just as a confidence boost.
Jo and I absolutely adore twisty true crime documentaries and have lost many an evening to Cold Case Files, so we wanted to recreate that feeling of finding the truth buried under a mountain of potential evidence by presenting an entire case’s worth of documents to really let you dig in and make the murder board of your dreams.
We may try our hand at a subscription-based mystery in the future, but we love the idea of having a complete mystery in a single package. There’s no waiting around for extra clues. Everything you need to solve the mystery is right in front of you. You can take your time and spread it out over a few weeks or you can dive in for an entire evening and stay up until 3 a.m. until you find the killer.
We’re hard at work on our first mystery and have more in the pipeline. We hope you’re as excited about this kind of thing as we are!