Why, it's a murder!

Prohibition era whodunit draws sleuths to deduce who bumped off the bootlegger


March 27, 2024

Actors in 1920s attire face questions

Bill Reynolds

THE CASE OF THE BUMPED-OFF BOOTLEGGER - Three suspects (right) in the La Conner Chamber of Commerce Murder Mystery face questions about the murder of rumrunner Jack Danielson.

A storied chapter from La Conner's past, often spoken in hushed tones, was revisited with screaming headlines on March 23.

This year's La Conner Chamber of Commerce Murder Mystery, set during the Prohibition Era of rumrunning and bootlegging, spelled out details of the event in a special March 23, 1924, edition of the "La Conner Territorial News," one of the resources used by aspiring sleuths to solve a fictional homicide case.

Mother-daughter duo Chris and Nicole Jennings crafted the engaging story line, featuring several plot twists and nine suspects donning period costumes. Nicole Jennings...

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