On February 14, 1929, St. Valentine’s Day, five members of the North Side Gang, plus gang collaborators Reinhardt H. Schwimmer and John May, were lined up against the rear inside wall of the garage at 2122 North Clark Street, in the Lincoln Park neighbourhood of Chicago’s North Side, and executed. Two of the shooters were dressed as uniformed police officers, while the others wore suits, ties, overcoats and hats, according to witnesses who saw the “police” leading the other men at gunpoint out of the garage after the shooting.
The “hit” had been set up by Al “Scarface” Capone and carried out by, amongst others, Jack “Machine Gun” McGurn. The target had been George “Bugs” Moran, boss of the North Side Gang and bitter rival to Capone, but, as he approached the garage Moran had seen the police car outside and went, instead, to a nearby coffee shop. Capone was in Miami being interviewed by police at the time of the shooting so had a cast iron alibi. “Machine Gun” McGurn had set up an alibi with his girl friend Louise Rolfe who, because of this, became known as the “Blonde Alibi”
In this version of the story, members of the rival gangs hide out and then, flee to Britain. Elliot Ness, who had joined the Bureau of Prohibition, cables ahead to England to have them followed. Exactly one year after the Massacre, gang members and undercover police arrive at tonight’s venue and, as the evening progresses, secrets are revealed and tensions mount. During the evening someone dies, and it is down to one of the group to lead the investigation.
All the clues will be there to lead to the right conclusion, but will they be correctly deduced? The investigator, with the help of the other guests must get to the truth before the night is out!
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