(tl;dr - Who makes great Host a Murder-style games these days?)
In the 80s and 90s, I played a number of the How to Host a Murder games from Decipher, Inc. I fondly remember these — with their healthy helping of humor and puns — and dust them off every 5-10 years or so when I’ve forgotten all the details for a replay with a new crew. These were four rounds with facts each of the eight characters was to conceal and reveal in each.
Many years ago, I tried a look-alike boxed scenario which appeared to have the same mechanics (8 players - 4 men/4 women, rounds, character booklets, dinner & costume suggestions) and it lacked any of the humor or fun of the “Host a Murder” games I cut my teeth on. Web searches seem more likely to turn up custom corporate team-building services, LARP settings or authors who apparently churn scenarios out faster than romance novelists.
My question is: these days, who makes games in this vein well, with the degree of fun and whimsy I fondly remember?