Murder Mystery books launched!

Murder Mystery Books

The applause dies away and the cast take their leave from the room. Another hugely successful performance from Murder by Design – First Call Entertainment has ended. PC Bailey, the bumbling, yet charming, Devonian copper has, once again, just about, managed to piece together the clues and uncover the murderer and the audience can sleep safely in their beds. But many of the guests want more and happily return, time after time, to witness another story unfold before them and over the past two years they have also been able to purchase three books directly from and read the back story to some of the most often performed and well-loved murder mystery stories. Readers can pick from “Murder on Safari”, “Who killed Santa Claus?” or the chilling “Mucklington Murders”. The murder mystery books can be searched directly as PC Bailey Mysteries or under the name of the Author Christopher Mills who is often found playing the part of the real-life PC Bailey in the performances up and down the country.

Author Christopher Mills is often found playing the part of PC Bailey

When asked, what made him decide to write the books he commented, ‘I have written thirty storylines so far and we have performed them over 900 times and I have been asked on several occasions by people that have enjoyed the evening, if they could buy a book, so I thought why not?

I began with “Murder on Safari” because it is one of our standards, and everyone has such a hoot trying to get to the bottom of the dastardly deeds that have happened during a village meeting, that for me it was the obvious choice.

It has been great, to have performed in a couple of events recently, where people have come up afterwards, and said that they have purchased the book and yet that they still wanted to see the live event because the two complement each other.

Sales have been brisk which is great and I plan to add to the collection at a rate of one per year until I run out of stories!


Birmingham Murder Mystery Event with published novelist.

Birmingham – 1st Call Murder Mystery perform storylines by their own novelist Christopher Mills

The Edgbaston Hotel in Birmingham plays host to two evenings of Murder Mystery Mayhem.

1st Call Murder Mystery’s company Murder by Design will be performing two exciting storylines over the weekend.

These stories are based on the scripts, turned novels are written by the owner and creative director of Murder By Design, Christopher Mills. He created the feature character of PC Bailey and will be performing the role on both occasions.


Christopher Mills has written three novels. The third novel ‘The Mucklington Murders’ in the PC Bailey crime thriller series has just been released on in kindle and paperback version.

The books are the spin off from the highly successful murder mysteries that have been performed by Murder By Design over the past thirty years.  They follow the bumbling policeman’s adventures as he (partly by accident) stumbles his way through to uncovering the perpetrator of the deadly deeds. Then finally reveals, in classic style, ‘whodunnit?’

The Mucklington Murders’ is the third title in the series. It compliments the previous titles being ‘Murder on Safari’ and ‘Who Killed Santa Claus?’ all set in the 1930’s. Murder By Design will be performing two of these stories at the Edgbaston Hotel on the 18th and 19th of December 2015.

Contact us here for further details of this extraordinary Birmingham murder mystery event.