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Episode VII of the Ashtonburry Chronicle

Welcome to Ladies Day at Royal Ascot! Many celebrities are expected at the legendary Racecourse near Windsor on the day of the big hats. Are you a member of the upper class, a member of the Ashtonburry family or even of royal blood and part of the royal family? Then we invite you to an exquisite 4-course menu at this famous horse race!

Do you place your bets on a trifecta or do you have a secret favorite and go for a win? Luck is certainly on your side – but beware, death is on the turf…

Cora Tilling arrives at Ascot Racecourse on Ladies Day for her first visit to her uncle Adrian Tilling, the Laird of Mant Manor. The wealthy Scottish lord brings his hot favorite to the start of the Gold Cup: “Satan” is the name of the unruly wonder horse, which – if you believe the rumors of the bookmakers – is ridden by the devil himself. And Satan soon lives up to his name: during training he throws his jockey off and he dies. Was it really just an accident?

But that’s not all: when a murder also takes place, Cora finds herself in mortal danger and unexpectedly becomes the prime suspect. In her distress, she calls Richard Bourke, her stepmother’s long-term fiancé. Will the former chief inspector of Scotland Yard succeed in catching the culprit before it is too late for Cora? No one believes a racehorse to be evil… or is there a curse on Satan, also known as the “devil of the racecourse”?

The guest costume with the most extravagant hat will be awarded a prize!

Scene of the crime: Hotel Schloss Edesheim, Luitpoldstrasse 9, 67483 Edesheim

Time of the crime: October 17, 2024
Ransom: 89 €, incl. 4-course menu + aperitif
Admission from 18:45, start at 19:30
Duration: about 4 hours

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Privathotels Dr. Lohbeck GmbH & Co.KG
Hotel Edesheim Castle
Luitpoldstraße 9
67483 Edesheim

Phone 06323 – 94240