Headshot of Jest Murder Mystery Co. Founder Randy Manning

Murder Mysteries was founded in St Louis, (1999), by actor, writer, director Randy Manning. Finding success with his previous murder mystery shows, Randy believed that he could produce a better show.

Randy’s plan? Combine funnier actors, funnier writing and more audience participation. It was a formula that worked, (and worked well). Although Jest started out as the smallest murder mystery provider “in the world”,…they are now the largest in St. Louis, and arguably in the United States, (maybe that means in the world too?)