Mixing murder and mystery with a meal has made for ideal ingredients in the primary annual fundraiser for the Horry County Literacy Council.
At “Hulas and Homicide,” the Myrtle Beach agency’s seventh annual murder mystery dinner, everyone’s invited to help find out who was responsible for taking Winnie Waheli’s life before the annual hula contest on Kikiwai Beach.
The event, at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Sea Mist Oceanfront Resort Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, brings together various personalities from the community, including a crew from WPDE-TV 15’s news division.
Joel Allen, a reporter for NewsChannel 15 since May 2002, enjoys shifting from being on camera to another stage for this night every year. This time around, he’ll play the lead investigator in the plot. The author of an Amazon Createspace electronic book, “Ripoff and Run,” released this past autumn on paperback, Allen called that novel, which he wrote a few years ago, “inspired by a true event.”