Teen Mystery Party:
The Mysterious Case of
a Quarterback in Space
A SPACE AGE MYSTERY FOR 12-15 YEAR OLDS by Carolyn Boyden. Star quarterback Kent Passerby is being relied upon to win the big game, yet it appears that a UFO had other ideas. What do you think happened?Some of the roles aren't gender-specific,
so the mix of suspects can be:
6 boys & 2 girls
5 boys & 3 girls
4 boys & 4 girls or
3 boys & 5 girls
MANY MORE can investigate the case
There is really no good time to be abducted by space aliens. Certainly the worst time, though, is when you are the star quarterback on your high school team and it is the night before the big homecoming game.
It was a rainy Thursday night in Possum Valley. Witnesses saw Possum Valley High School quarterback Kent Passerby disappear from the town square in a cloud of smoke and flashing lights. Citizens were frantic. The sheriff jumped into action. No aliens in flying saucers were going to get away with kidnapping young athletes in his county.
Everyone was relieved and everything seemed OK when, after an absence of three hours, Kent was found wandering down a lonely country road. Though physically sound, he seemed dazed and confused. Most troubling to Possum Valley High School coaches, however, was Kentís inability to remember any of the signals to be used against the Squirrel Grove Acorns at the Friday night game.
Something didnít seem right about what happened and Sheriff Don Trodden has enlisted the help of all the townís citizens to get to the bottom of the affair. No one is above suspicion (not even the sheriff).
One of these suspects knows what's happening:
KENT PASSERBY,Quarterback for Possum Valley High
He was putting up the Christmas lights in the square when strange things suddenly happened.
GRACIE MANSION, Mayor of Possum Valley
She was trying to attract tourists to Possum Valley, and the Christmas lights would be a major draw.
BRANDON KLUELESS, 2nd-String Quarterback
If it weren't for Kent, Brandon thinks he could be the star of the team.
AMANDA SWEET, Brandon's girlfriend.
She works at the Candy Cane Cafe and always felt that Brandon should be the starting quarterback.
TONY FLAT, Singer and Keyboard Artist
If it weren't for Kent, his band would be playing at the homecoming dance.
SUSAN SMART, Kent's girlfriend
She could watch Kent putting up the lights while she was working as a manicurist at the Close Shave Barber Shop.
DON TRODDEN, Sheriff of Possum County
He could be named Sheriff of the Year if only he had a big case to solve.
BUCK TREND, Quarterback for the Squirrel Grove AcornsHe knew that he had to win the big game and send the Possum Valley fans home disappointed.