PORT TOWNSEND — Down at City Hall, the Democrats and the Republicans are duking it out for power, each party accusing the other of graft and corruption.
On Water Street, proper Victorian ladies are leading a charge to rid the town of the evils of drink.
Caught in the crossfire is Capt. Henry Tibbals, a hotel and saloon owner who has been found beaten and bleeding on his own front lawn.
Welcome to true crime in Port Townsend, circa 1892, where the names have not been changed to protect the innocent.
“This is the first year that every character is a historic person,” author Flip Wingrove says.Ever year, Wingrove writes a story for History’s Mystery, an interactive drama put on during the Victorian Festival in which amateur sleuths try to figure out “who done it” by collecting clues and talking to the characters, who stroll the streets.