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Welcome to Mysteries to Die For.I am TG Wolff and am here with Jack, my piano player and producer. This is a podcast where we combine storytelling with original music to put you at the heart of mystery, murder, and mayhem. Some episodes will be my own stories, others will be classics that helped shape the mystery genre we know today. These are arrangements, which means instead of word-for-word readings, you get a performance meant to be heard. Jack and I perform these live, front to back, no breaks, no fakes, no retakes (unless it's really bad)This is Season 1. This season comes from my book Widow’s Run, which was published in 2019 by Down & Out Books. If you love clever, sharp-edged mysteries and thrillers, check out Down & Out on the web. www.downandoutbooks.comToday’s episode builds from the previous. You have to listen in order for the story to make sense. Start with the episode called “What a Lovely Corpse you Have” and catch up to us from there. We’ll be here for you. We’ve listed a cast of characters in the show notes to help keep track of the players.To recap, our hero, Diamond, has faked her death, burying the mainstream, suburban professional she was to resurrect her CIA cover. Why? She needs to do what the police won’t, investigate her husband’s death. In the last episode, Diamond discovers the money behind Gavriil’s death was a woman going by the name Chrysanthemum. Andrew Dix and Ian Black use video footage from a security camera to put a face with the name. Dr. Quili Lui. Today’s story is about tying up loose ends and just desserts. This is the final episode, Episode 14: I’ll Take the Coup de Grȃce with a Side of Fries*******Characters with episode of introductionDiamond, our hero. Recently widowed. Recently (fake) killed herself. On a mission. (E1)Gavriil Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in quinoa. Diamond’s husband. Died May 14, 2018. The reason for Diamond. (E1)Ian Black. Average, ordinary, white man. Extraordinary purveyor of anything, anywhere, anytime. (E1)Sam Irish. British agent. Formerly worked with Diamond. Pissed she died without him. (E1)Andrew Dixon. Seventeen-year-old genius delinquent currently surfing Diamond’s couch (E4) Enrique Torres. CIA agent who trained and worked with Diamond. Can’t believe a candle took her out. (E1)Alexei Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in the body. Diamond’s brother-in-law. (E2)Dr. Quili Liu. Gavriil Rubchinsky’s successor, a Chinese-born, nerd-scientist who also loves quinoa. (E2)Buford Winston. Blow hard leader of the super-lobby Ag Now! who is funding the quinoa research. (E2)Montgomery Rand. Minor league con man. Reported genius who doesn’t have the brains to use what God gave him. (E3)Celina Matta. Insurance investor. Diamond’s alias in Italy (E5)Carlo Giancarlo. Diamond’s Italian translator and partner in crime. (E5)Francisco Thelan. Another nerd-scientist specializing in food. Also dead. Died same night as Gavriil. (E5)Ilsa Duma-whatever. Russian-born Italian bookseller. Totally did not seduce Gavriil. (E6)Mama Franzetti. A good woman with a piece of shit for a grandson. (E7)Hugo Franzetti. The piece of shit that ran Gavriil over, but he’s dead, too, so there’s that. (E7)Valentina Rossifiori. A single mother and friend of Hugo Franzetti who is keeping him “alive” to stop all the judging. (E8)Jessica Fielding. Magazine reporter. Another Diamond alias (E9)Buttercup. Buford Winston’s prized ass. (E11)Lois Winston. Buford’s wife. She’s sweet as pie. (E12)*******Carolina Blood by Richard HoodWhen his well-to-do physician-father dies, James Thorwait discovers an old, back-room contract indicating that he is, in fact, an adopted child, whose parentage includes a mother named Allie Morelock, from far-back in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Having grown-up in the rarified atmosphere of the well-born of Roalton, Tennessee, Thorwait must now confront the fact of his birth-mother’s Appalachian heritage—and he goes in search of her, and her meaning.As he discovers more details about the Morelock family around Glade, Thorwait finds they have been involved, for generations, in moonshine, and, more recently, drug traffic, throughout the area, reaching back to Roalton, Tennessee, itself. Engaged in digging-up the past, Thorwait finds himself inexorably drawn into present-day passions, pent-up violence, and crime. Carolina Blood is now available through Down & Out’s website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, indiebound, and all your favorite independent booksellers. www.downandoutbooks.com******That’s it for this episode of Mysteries To Die For and it also concludes Season 1. If you enjoyed Diamond’s brand of mystery, her second adventure, Suicide Squeeze, will be released in February 2021 by Down and Out Books.Jack and I will be back in November with Season 2 of Mysteries to Die For. We’ll perform the oldest mysteries I can find, exploring the stories that started a genre. First up will be Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder in the Rue Morgue. If you enjoyed our twist on storytelling, help spread the word by telling a friend or leaving a review. For less than the cost of Diamond’s pizza order, you can join our body bag brigade to help support our show. You’ll receive bonus content as our thanks. Mysteries to Die For was written by TG Wolff. Music and production are by Jack Wolff. Episode art is by Shannon Leahy. Widow’s Run was written by TG Wolff, published by Down & Out Books. Until next time, keep your friends closer, and your enemies closerwww.tgwolff.comwww.Facebook.com/tina.wolff.125Instagram and Twitter @tg_wolff 
Welcome to Mysteries to Die For.I am TG Wolff and am here with Jack, my piano player and producer. This is a podcast where we combine storytelling with original music to put you at the heart of mystery, murder, and mayhem. Some episodes will be my own stories, others will be classics that helped shape the mystery genre we know today. These are arrangements, which means instead of word-for-word readings, you get a performance meant to be heard. Jack and I perform these live, front to back, no breaks, no fakes, no retakes (unless it's really bad)This is Season 1. This season comes from my book Widow’s Run, which was published in 2019 by Down & Out Books. If you love clever, sharp-edged mysteries and thrillers, check out Down & Out on the web. www.downandoutbooks.comToday’s episode builds from the previous. You have to listen in order for the story to make sense. Start with the episode called “What a Lovely Corpse you Have” and catch up to us from there. We’ll be here for you. We’ve listed a cast of characters in the show notes to help keep track of the players.To recap, our hero, Diamond, has faked her death, burying the mainstream, suburban professional she was to resurrect her CIA cover. Why? She needs to do what the police won’t, investigate her husband’s death. Diamond has run out of suspects. Someone paid Hugo Franzetti to poison Gavriil’s drink, then killed him. Someone tried to kidnap Gavriil’s successor, Dr. Quili Liu. It wasn’t Buford Winston. Sam Irish complicated matters by putting out a recovery order for Diamond, a dead woman. She drops in on Irish, collecting the bounty herself, but this is not class reunion. A drink at a bar has Diamond and Irish diving for cover. The high speed chase ends with the Saturn Ion cross ways with railroad tracks and Diamond and Irish asking the questions.Today’s story is about keeping you eye on the ball. This is Episode 13: Bad Cop, Badder Cop*******Characters with episode of introductionDiamond, our hero. Recently widowed. Recently (fake) killed herself. On a mission. (E1)Gavriil Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in quinoa. Diamond’s husband. Died May 14, 2018. The reason for Diamond. (E1)Ian Black. Average, ordinary, white man. Extraordinary purveyor of anything, anywhere, anytime. (E1)Sam Irish. British agent. Formerly worked with Diamond. Pissed she died without him. (E1)Andrew Dixon. Seventeen-year-old genius delinquent currently surfing Diamond’s couch (E4) Enrique Torres. CIA agent who trained and worked with Diamond. Can’t believe a candle took her out. (E1)Alexei Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in the body. Diamond’s brother-in-law. (E2)Dr. Quili Liu. Gavriil Rubchinsky’s successor, a Chinese-born, nerd-scientist who also loves quinoa. (E2)Buford Winston. Blow hard leader of the super-lobby Ag Now! who is funding the quinoa research. (E2)Montgomery Rand. Minor league con man. Reported genius who doesn’t have the brains to use what God gave him. (E3)Celina Matta. Insurance investor. Diamond’s alias in Italy (E5)Carlo Giancarlo. Diamond’s Italian translator and partner in crime. (E5)Francisco Thelan. Another nerd-scientist specializing in food. Also dead. Died same night as Gavriil. (E5)Ilsa Duma-whatever. Russian-born Italian bookseller. Totally did not seduce Gavriil. (E6)Mama Franzetti. A good woman with a piece of shit for a grandson. (E7)Hugo Franzetti. The piece of shit that ran Gavriil over, but he’s dead, too, so there’s that. (E7)Valentina Rossifiori. A single mother and friend of Hugo Franzetti who is keeping him “alive” to stop all the judging. (E8)Jessica Fielding. Magazine reporter. Another Diamond alias (E9)Buttercup. Buford Winston’s prized ass. (E11)Lois Winston. Buford’s wife. She’s sweet as pie. (E12)*******Down and Out Books! Our Stories Kill! (and steal, lie, and cheat). www.downandoutbooks.com******That’s it for this episode of Mysteries To Die For. In two weeks, we’ll pick up the story with the last chapter in our story: I’ll Take the Coup de Grȃce with a Side of Fries.If you enjoyed our twist on storytelling, help spread the word by telling a friend or leaving a review. For less than the cost to replace Irish’s broken coffee pot, you can join our body bag brigade to help support our show. You’ll receive bonus content as our thanks. Mysteries to Die For was written by TG Wolff. Music and production are by Jack Wolff. Episode art is by Shannon Leahy. Widow’s Run was written by TG Wolff, published by Down & Out Books. www.tgwolff.comwww.Facebook.com/tina.wolff.125@tg_wolff
Welcome to Mysteries to Die For.I am TG Wolff and am here with Jack, my piano player and producer. This is a podcast where we combine storytelling with original music to put you at the heart of mystery, murder, and mayhem. Some episodes will be my own stories, others will be classics that helped shape the mystery genre we know today. These are arrangements, which means instead of word-for-word readings, you get a performance meant to be heard. Jack and I perform these live, front to back, no breaks, no fakes, no retakes (unless it's really bad)This is Season 1. This season comes from my book Widow’s Run, which was published in 2019 by Down & Out Books. If you love clever, sharp-edged mysteries and thrillers, check out Down & Out on the web. www.downandoutbooks.comToday’s episode builds from the previous. You have to listen in order for the story to make sense. Start with the episode called “What a Lovely Corpse you Have” and catch up to us from there. We’ll be here for you. We’ve listed a cast of characters in the show notes to help keep track of the players.To recap, our hero, Diamond, has faked her death, burying the mainstream, suburban professional she was to resurrect her CIA cover. Why? She needs to do what the police won’t, investigate her husband’s death. In the last episode, Diamond traveled to Oklahoma to confront her #1 suspect, Buford Winston. A friendly chat on the shooting range nearly turns deadly when Buford referred to Gavriil as Gabe. Turned out the cowboy and her husband were good friends and Diamond needs a new suspect.Today’s story is about friendships new and old. This is Episode 12: That’s SWAT I call Awesome.*******Characters with episode of introductionDiamond, our hero. Recently widowed. Recently (fake) killed herself. On a mission. (E1)Gavriil Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in quinoa. Diamond’s husband. Died May 14, 2018. The reason for Diamond. (E1)Ian Black. Average, ordinary, white man. Extraordinary purveyor of anything, anywhere, anytime. (E1)Sam Irish. British agent. Formerly worked with Diamond. Pissed she died without him. (E1)Andrew Dixon. Seventeen-year-old genius delinquent currently surfing Diamond’s couch (E4) Enrique Torres. CIA agent who trained and worked with Diamond. Can’t believe a candle took her out. (E1)Alexei Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in the body. Diamond’s brother-in-law. (E2)Dr. Quili Liu. Gavriil Rubchinsky’s successor, a Chinese-born, nerd-scientist who also loves quinoa. (E2)Buford Winston. Blow hard leader of the super-lobby Ag Now! who is funding the quinoa research. (E2)Montgomery Rand. Minor league con man. Reported genius who doesn’t have the brains to use what God gave him. (E3)Celina Matta. Insurance investor. Diamond’s alias in Italy (E5)Carlo Giancarlo. Diamond’s Italian translator and partner in crime. (E5)Francisco Thelan. Another nerd-scientist specializing in food. Also dead. Died same night as Gavriil. (E5)Ilsa Duma-whatever. Russian-born Italian bookseller. Totally did not seduce Gavriil. (E6)Mama Franzetti. A good woman with a piece of shit for a grandson. (E7)Hugo Franzetti. The piece of shit that ran Gavriil over, but he’s dead, too, so there’s that. (E7)Valentina Rossifiori. A single mother and friend of Hugo Franzetti who is keeping him “alive” to stop all the judging. (E8)Jessica Fielding. Magazine reporter. Another Diamond alias (E9)Buttercup. Buford Winston’s prized ass. (E11)Lois Winston. Buford’s wife. She’s sweet as pie. (E12)*******That’s it for this episode of Mysteries To Die For. In two weeks, we’ll pick up the story with the next chapter Bad Cop, Badder Cop.If you enjoyed our twist on storytelling, help spread the word by telling a friend or leaving a review. For less than the cost of Irish’s carb loaded midnight snack, you can join our body bag brigade to help support our show. You’ll receive bonus content as our thanks. https://www.patreon.com/mysteriestodiefor?fan_landing=trueMysteries to Die For was written by TG Wolff. Music and production are by Jack Wolff. Episode art is by Shannon Leahy. Widow’s Run was written by TG Wolff, published by Down & Out Books. www.tgwolff.comwww.Facebook.com/tina.wolff.125
Welcome to Mysteries to Die For.I am TG Wolff and am here with Jack, my piano player and producer. This is a podcast where we combine storytelling with original music to put you at the heart of mystery, murder, and mayhem. Some episodes will be my own stories, others will be classics that helped shape the mystery genre we know today. These are arrangements, which means instead of word-for-word readings, you get a performance meant to be heard. Jack and I perform these live, front to back, no breaks, no fakes, no retakes (unless it's really bad)This is Season 1. The first half of the season comes from my book Widow’s Run, which was published in 2019 by Down & Out Books. If you love clever, sharp-edged mysteries and thrillers, check out Down & Out on the web. www.downandoutbooks.comToday’s episode builds from the previous. You have to listen in order for the story to make sense. Start with the episode called “What a Lovely Corpse you Have” and catch up to us from there. We’ll be here for you. We’ve listed a cast of characters in the show notes to help keep track of the players.To recap, our hero, Diamond, has faked her death, burying the mainstream, suburban professional she was to resurrect her CIA cover. Why? She needs to do what the police won’t, investigate her husband’s death. In the last episode, Diamond digs deeper into the relationship between her husband and Agriculture Lobbist Buford Winston. As she plans her approach to the Blow Hard Buford, Ian Black breaks his habits, a sure sign of trouble. Diamond and Andrew Dixon search Black’s warehouse of a home, discovering his upholstery desecrated, a naked dead woman, and a beaten, nearly-frozen Ian Black. Today’s story is about things not being as they seem. This is Episode 11: Buford Winston Loves his Ass*******Characters with episode of introductionDiamond, our hero. Recently widowed. Recently (fake) killed herself. On a mission. (E1)Gavriil Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in quinoa. Diamond’s husband. Died May 14, 2018. The reason for Diamond. (E1)Ian Black. Average, ordinary, white man. Extraordinary purveyor of anything, anywhere, anytime. (E1)Sam Irish. British agent. Formerly worked with Diamond. Pissed she died without him. (E1)Andrew Dixon. Seventeen-year-old genius delinquent currently surfing Diamond’s couch (E4) Enrique Torres. CIA agent who trained and worked with Diamond. Can’t believe a candle took her out. (E1)Alexei Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in the body. Diamond’s brother-in-law. (E2)Dr. Quili Liu. Gavriil Rubchinsky’s successor, a Chinese-born, nerd-scientist who also loves quinoa. (E2)Buford Winston. Blow hard leader of the super-lobby Ag Now! who is funding the quinoa research. (E2)Montgomery Rand. Minor league con man. Reported genius who doesn’t have the brains to use what God gave him. (E3)Celina Matta. Insurance investor. Diamond’s alias in Italy (E5)Carlo Giancarlo. Diamond’s Italian translator and partner in crime. (E5)Francisco Thelan. Another nerd-scientist specializing in food. Also dead. Died same night as Gavriil. (E5)Ilsa Duma-whatever. Russian-born Italian bookseller. Totally did not seduce Gavriil. (E6)Mama Franzetti. A good woman with a piece of shit for a grandson. (E7)Hugo Franzetti. The piece of shit that ran Gavriil over, but he’s dead, too, so there’s that. (E7)Valentina Rossifiori. A single mother and friend of Hugo Franzetti who is keeping him “alive” to stop all the judging. (E8)Jessica Fielding. Magazine reporter. Another Diamond alias (E9)Buttercup. Buford Winston’s prized ass. (E11)*******Mysteries to Die For is sponsored by Down & Out Books. The featured new release this week is TOGETHER THEY WERE CRIMSON by Ryan SaylesShe is unstoppable. She murders the elderly, seeing it as compassion against their suffering. The police can’t curb her ritualized, angel of mercy rampage and as every new victim falls, the distance between the police and her increases. Then the killer is caught in the act by the young, pregnant wife of Norm Braden. There is no option but to murder her too. As a widowed Norm struggles to return to his family, to his new normal, he is joined in grief by his wife’s twin sister. But, the killer is also having a difficult time recovering from the startling break in her ritual. Killing Norm’s wife has affected everything.So, one day she visits Norm, offering an olive branch. Maybe they can help each other move past it all. Their co-dependent, cat-and-mouse game begins. Revenge is within Norm’s grasp, but his religious beliefs force him to see the killer’s humanity despite her horrific shortfalls. The killer, a strange and exotic woman with a singular fixation on Norm, thinks she has found more than just the solution to her problems. She’s found her completion, her other half—if only she can replace the memory of his dead wife. If she can do that, she can continue murdering.Together They were Crimson is now available through Down & Out’s website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, indiebound, and all your favorite independent booksellers. .******That’s it for this episode of Mysteries To Die For. In two weeks, we’ll pick up the story with the next chapter That’s SWAT I Call Awesome.If you enjoyed our twist on storytelling, help spread the word by telling a friend or leaving a review. For less than the cost a carton of carrots for Buttercup, you can join our body bag brigade to help support our show. You’ll receive bonus content as our thanks. https://www.patreon.com/mysteriestodiefor?fan_landing=trueMysteries to Die For was written by TG Wolff. Music and production are by Jack Wolff. Episode art is by Shannon Leahy. Widow’s Run was written by TG Wolff, published by Down & Out Books. www.tgwolff.comwww.Facebook.com/tina.wolff.125
Welcome to Mysteries to Die For.I am TG Wolff and am here with Jack, my piano player and producer. This is a podcast where we combine storytelling with original music to put you at the heart of mystery, murder, and mayhem. Some episodes will be my own stories, others will be classics that helped shape the mystery genre we know today. These are arrangements, which means instead of word-for-word readings, you get a performance meant to be heard. Jack and I perform these live, front to back, no breaks, no fakes, no retakes (unless it's really bad)This is Season 1. The first half of the season comes from my book Widow’s Run, which was published in 2019 by Down & Out Books. If you love clever, sharp-edged mysteries and thrillers, check out Down & Out on the web. www.downandoutbooks.comToday’s episode builds from the previous. Really, you have to listen in order for the story to make sense. Start with the episode called “What a Lovely Corpse you Have” and catch up to us from there. We’ll be here for you. We’ve listed a cast of characters in the show notes to help keep track of the players.To recap, our hero, Diamond, has faked her death, burying the mainstream, suburban professional she was to resurrect her CIA cover. Why? She needs to do what the police won’t, investigate her husband’s death. In the last episode, Diamond and her Italian guide Carlo Giancarlo raid the killer’s safe deposit box, only to be caught in the middle of a bank robbery. They make their escape on scooter with more hype than horsepower. We pick up this week as Diamond and Carlo race to a dead end.Today’s story is about creating justice, making a home, and watching your back. This is Episode 10: Oh, Hell No. *******Characters with episode of introductionDiamond, our hero. Recently widowed. Recently (fake) killed herself. On a mission. (E1)Gavriil Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in quinoa. Diamond’s husband. Died May 14, 2018. The reason for Diamond. (E1)Ian Black. Average, ordinary, white man. Extraordinary purveyor of anything, anywhere, anytime. (E1)Sam Irish. British agent. Formerly worked with Diamond. Pissed she died without him. (E1)Andrew Dixon. Seventeen-year-old genius delinquent currently surfing Diamond’s couch (E4) Enrique Torres. CIA agent who trained and worked with Diamond. Can’t believe a candle took her out. (E1)Alexei Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in the body. Diamond’s brother-in-law. (E2)Dr. Quili Liu. Gavriil Rubchinsky’s successor, a Chinese-born, nerd-scientist who also loves quinoa. (E2)Buford Winston. Blow hard leader of the super-lobby Ag Now! who is funding the quinoa research. (E2)Montgomery Rand. Minor league con man. Reported genius who doesn’t have the brains to use what God gave him. (E3)Celina Matta. Insurance investor. Diamond’s alias in Italy (E5)Carlo Giancarlo. Diamond’s Italian translator and partner in crime. (E5)Francisco Thelan. Another nerd-scientist specializing in food. Also dead. Died same night as Gavriil. (E5)Ilsa Duma-whatever. Russian-born Italian bookseller. Totally did not seduce Gavriil. (E6)Mama Franzetti. A good woman with a piece of shit for a grandson. (E7)Hugo Franzetti. The piece of shit that ran Gavriil over, but he’s dead, too, so there’s that. (E7)Valentina Rossifiori. A single mother and friend of Hugo Franzetti who is keeping him “alive” to stop all the judging. (E8)Jessica Fielding. Magazine reporter. Another Diamond alias (E9)*******Mysteries to Die For is sponsored by Down & Out Books. The featured new release this week is Down & Out imprint All Due Respect. The Akerman Motel / Apartments per Week by Pablo D’Stair.Laying low in a cold water flat, petty crook Trevor English inadvertently discovers the truth behind a violent crime. Taking no action against the perpetrator, he is nevertheless accused of holding the information over their head.And despite his claims of non-involvement, Trevor soon finds he must either play fall-guy to the crime or else pay out someone else’s blackmail to keep his own past from being raked up.The Akerman Motel / Apartments per Week by Pablo D’Stair is now available through All Due Respect’s website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, indiebound, and all your favorite independent booksellers. https://allduerespectbooks.com/******That’s it for this episode of Mysteries To Die For. In two weeks, we’ll pick up the story with the next chapter : Buford Winston Loves His Ass.If you enjoyed our twist on storytelling, help spread the word by telling a friend or leaving a review. For less than the cost of Quili’s gourmet salad, you can join our body bag brigade to help support our show. You’ll receive bonus content as our thanks. https://www.patreon.com/mysteriestodiefor?fan_landing=trueMysteries to Die For was written by TG Wolff. Music and production are by Jack Wolff. Episode art is by Shannon Leahy. Widow’s Run was written by TG Wolff, published by Down & Out Books. www.tgwolff.comwww.Facebook.com/tina.wolff.125https://twitter.com/@tg_wolff
Welcome to Mysteries to Die For.I am TG Wolff and am here with Jack, my piano player and producer. This is a podcast where we combine storytelling with original music to put you at the heart of mystery, murder, and mayhem. Some episodes will be my own stories, others will be classics that helped shape the mystery genre we know today. These are arrangements, which means instead of word-for-word readings, you get a performance meant to be heard. Jack and I perform these live, front to back, no breaks, no fakes, no retakes (unless it's really bad)This is Season 1. The first half of the season comes from my book Widow’s Run, which was published in 2019 by Down & Out Books. If you love clever, sharp-edged mysteries and thrillers, check out Down & Out on the web. www.downandoutbooks.comToday’s episode builds from the previous. Really, you have to listen in order for the story to make sense. Start with the episode called “What a Lovely Corpse you Have” and catch up to us from there. We’ll be here for you. We’ve listed a cast of characters in the show notes to help keep track of the players.To recap, our hero, Diamond, has faked her death, burying the mainstream, suburban professional she was to resurrect her CIA cover. Why? She needs to do what the police won’t, investigate her husband’s death. In the last episode, Diamond and her Italian guide Carlo Giancarlo raid the killer’s safe deposit box, only to be caught in the middle of a bank robbery. They make their escape on scooter with more hype than horsepower. We pick up this week as Diamond and Carlo race to a dead end.Today’s story is about creating justice, making a home, and watching your back. This is Episode 9: Welcome to the Dark Side, We have Cookies. *******Characters with episode of introductionDiamond, our hero. Recently widowed. Recently (fake) killed herself. On a mission. (E1)Gavriil Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in quinoa. Diamond’s husband. Died May 14, 2018. The reason for Diamond. (E1)Ian Black. Average, ordinary, white man. Extraordinary purveyor of anything, anywhere, anytime. (E1)Sam Irish. British agent. Formerly worked with Diamond. Pissed she died without him. (E1)Andrew Dixon. Seventeen-year-old genius delinquent currently surfing Diamond’s couch (E4) Enrique Torres. CIA agent who trained and worked with Diamond. Can’t believe a candle took her out. (E1)Alexei Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in the body. Diamond’s brother-in-law. (E2)Dr. Quili Liu. Gavriil Rubchinsky’s successor, a Chinese-born, nerd-scientist who also loves quinoa. (E2)Buford Winston. Blow hard leader of the super-lobby Ag Now! who is funding the quinoa research. (E2)Montgomery Rand. Minor league con man. Reported genius who doesn’t have the brains to use what God gave him. (E3)Celina Matta. Insurance investor. Diamond’s alias in Italy (E5)Carlo Giancarlo. Diamond’s Italian translator and partner in crime. (E5)Francisco Thelan. Another nerd-scientist specializing in food. Also dead. Died same night as Gavriil. (E5)Ilsa Duma-whatever. Russian-born Italian bookseller. Totally did not seduce Gavriil. (E6)Mama Franzetti. A good woman with a piece of shit for a grandson. (E7)Hugo Franzetti. The piece of shit that ran Gavriil over, but he’s dead, too, so there’s that. (E7)Valentina Rossifiori. A single mother and friend of Hugo Franzetti who is keeping him “alive” to stop all the judging. (E8)Jessica Fielding. Magazine reporter. Another Diamond alias (E9)*******Mysteries to Die For is sponsored by Down & Out Books. The featured new release this week is Driving Reign, by me, TG Wolff.Sophie DeMusa had plans. Finish college. Go to med school. Save the world. She never planned to be in a hospital bed, in a coma after ingesting too many pills. The homicide detective standing over her didn’t plan to be there either. After all, she wasn’t dead.Detective Jesus De La Cruz was ready to turn away from the sad story of a suicide attempt. When his AA sponsor, Dr. Oscar Bollier, pressed, Cruz begrudgingly agreed to investigate. It should have been an open-and-shut case.Except, if it was suicide, why were there two different 911 calls?As Cruz digs into the weeks and months before Sophie’s hospitalization, he unearths a twisted knot of reality and perception. A sex scandal, a jilted lover, a callous director, a rainmaker, and a quid pro quo all made decisions and took actions that affected Sophie’s life. But did one of them try to kill her? The facts have Cruz questioning if there is such a thing as an innocent man.Driving Reign is now available through Down & Out’s website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, indiebound, and all your favorite independent booksellers. ******That’s it for this episode of Mysteries To Die For. In two weeks, we’ll pick up the story with the next chapter Oh, Hell no.If you enjoyed our twist on storytelling, help spread the word by telling a friend or leaving a review. Mysteries to Die For was written by TG Wolff. Music and production are by Jack Wolff. Episode art is by Shannon Leahy. Widow’s Run was written by TG Wolff, published by Down & Out Books. www.tgwolff.comwww.Facebook.com/tina.wolff.125@tg_wolff
Welcome to Mysteries to Die For.I am TG Wolff and am here with Jack, my piano player and producer. This is a podcast where we combine storytelling with original music to put you at the heart of mystery, murder, and mayhem. Some episodes will be my own stories, others will be classics that helped shape the mystery genre we know today. These are arrangements, which means instead of word-for-word readings, you get a performance meant to be heard. Jack and I perform these live, front to back, no breaks, no fakes, no retakes (unless it's really bad)This is Season 1. The first half of the season comes from my book Widow’s Run, which was published in 2019 by Down & Out Books. If you love clever, sharp-edged mysteries and thrillers, check out Down & Out on the web. www.downandoutbooks.comToday’s episode builds from the previous. Really, you have to listen in order for the story to make sense. Start with the episode called “What a Lovely Corpse you Have” and catch up to us from there. We’ll be here for you. We’ve listed a cast of characters in the show notes to help keep track of the players.To recap, our hero, Diamond, has faked her death, burying the mainstream, suburban professional she was to resurrect her CIA cover. Why? She needs to do what the police won’t, investigate her husband’s death. In the last episode, Diamond and her Italian guide Carlo Giancarlo find the man who hit and killed Gavriil. Hugo Franzetti was a thief, a black mailer, and as dead nearly as long as Gavriil. We pick up this week as Diamond and Carlo follow the money.Today’s story is about bad timing, thinking laterally, and writing your own story. This is Episode 8: This Little Piggy Went to the Bank.*******Characters with episode of introductionDiamond, our hero. Recently widowed. Recently (fake) killed herself. On a mission. (E1)Gavriil Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in quinoa. Diamond’s husband. Died May 14, 2018. The reason for Diamond. (E1)Ian Black. Average, ordinary, white man. Extraordinary purveyor of anything, anywhere, anytime. (E1)Sam Irish. British agent. Formerly worked with Diamond. Pissed she died without him. (E1)Andrew Dixon. Seventeen-year-old genius delinquent currently surfing Diamond’s couch (E4) Enrique Torres. CIA agent who trained and worked with Diamond. Can’t believe a candle took her out. (E1)Alexei Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in the body. Diamond’s brother-in-law. (E2)Dr. Quili Liu. Gavriil Rubchinsky’s successor, a Chinese-born, nerd-scientist who also loves quinoa. (E2)Buford Winston. Blow hard leader of the super-lobby Ag Now! who is funding the quinoa research. (E2)Montgomery Rand. Minor league con man. Reported genius who doesn’t have the brains to use what God gave him. (E3)Carlo Giancarlo. Diamond’s Italian translator and partner in crime. (E5)Francisco Thelan. Another nerd-scientist specializing in food. Also dead. Died same night as Gavriil. (E5)Ilsa Duma-whatever. Russian-born Italian bookseller. Totally did not seduce Gavriil. (E6)Mama Franzetti. A good woman with a piece of shit for a grandson. (E7)Hugo Franzetti. The piece of shit that ran Gavriil over, but he’s dead, too, so there’s that. (E7)Valentina Rossifiori. A single mother and friend of Hugo Franzetti who is keeping him “alive” to stop all the judging. (E8)*******Mysteries to Die For is sponsored by Down & Out Books. The featured new release this week is OCCAM’S RAZOR by Joe Clifford. Former top-flight prospect Oz Reyes heads security for Coastal Sports Network in Los Angeles. On the eve of the annual awards show, his boss Delma Dupree summons him to Miami. At her waterfront mansion, Oz encounters a chaotic scene with police and emergency vehicles. Delma’s oldest son, Jackson, explains his mother has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and was picked up by police wandering during the night. At first Delma seems fine to Oz, but when she asks him to look into her adopted son’s seemingly airtight conviction, her symptoms begin to show. Despite Oz’s polite refusal, Delma insists he store a file, which she swears contains the truth of who really committed the crime. Once Oz comes in possession of that file, an open and shut case suddenly seems less so, as forces seen and unseen conspire to take him down. He dives headlong into South Florida’s glitzy and glamorous underbelly, uncovering a Miami crawling with shifty detectives, rogue assassins, and hard-drinking, sexual deviants. A world where no one and nothing is what it seems.OCCAM’S RAZOR by Joe Clifford is now available through Down & Out’s website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, indiebound, and all your favorite independent booksellers. https://downandoutbooks.com/bookstore/clifford-occams-razor/******That’s it for this episode of Mysteries To Die For. In two weeks, we’ll pick up the story with the next chapter Welcome to the Dark Side, We Have Cookies.If you enjoyed our twist on storytelling, help spread the word by telling a friend or leaving a review. For less than the cost of a fancy Italian soda, you can join our body bag brigade to help support our show. You’ll receive bonus content as our thanks. https://www.patreon.com/mysteriestodiefor?fan_landing=trueMysteries to Die For was written by TG Wolff. Music and production are by Jack Wolff. Episode art is by Shannon Leahy. Widow’s Run was written by TG Wolff, published by Down & Out Books. www.tgwolff.comwww.Facebook.com/tina.wolff.125@tg_wolff
Welcome to Mysteries to Die For. I am TG Wolff and am here with Jack, my piano player and producer. This is a podcast where we combine storytelling with original music to put you at the heart of mystery, murder, and mayhem. Some episodes will be my own stories, others will be classics that helped shape the mystery genre we know today. These are arrangements, which means instead of word-for-word readings, you get a performance meant to be heard. Jack and I perform these live, front to back, no breaks, no fakes, no retakes (unless it's really bad, then he makes me start all over again.)This is Season 1. The first half of the season comes from my book Widow’s Run, which was published in 2019 by Down & Out Books. If you love clever, sharp-edged mysteries and thrillers, check out Down & Out on the web. www.downandoutbooks.comToday’s episode builds from the previous. You have to listen in order for the story to make sense. Start with the episode called “What a Lovely Corpse you Have” and catch up to us from there. We’ll be here for you. We’ve listed a cast of characters in the show notes to help keep track of the players.To recap, our hero, Diamond, has faked her death, burying the mainstream, suburban professional she was to resurrect her CIA cover. Why? She needs to do what the police won’t, investigate her husband’s death. In the last episode, Diamond arrived in Rome, Italy and met with a statuesque woman harboring security footage of that fateful night. Liberating the footage was easy, watching it was another story. Two surprises emerged. First, another nerd-food scientist, Francisco Thelan, died the same night as Gavriil. And, second, before his death, Gavriil had given another woman his room key. Her teenaged cyberlord, Andrew Dixon, unearthed the name and address of the woman suspected of being Gavriil’s lover, Ilsa Duma-whatever. A friend of Gavriil’s sister, Ilsa had shared only books with Gavriil. His notebook had gotten mixed in with her books. When she discovered it two days later, she attempted to return it, only to discover Gavriil had died. With the notebook now in her possession, Diamond turns to the other piece of information Dixon found—the license plate number of the car that killed her husband.Today’s story is about family, the price of secrets, and a business deal gone wrong. This is Episode 7: Where Does an Elephant Hide the Evidence? *******Characters with episode of introductionLead characters:Diamond, our hero. Recently widowed. Recently (fake) killed herself. On a mission. (E1)Gavriil Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in quinoa. Diamond’s husband. Died May 14, 2018. The reason for Diamond. (E1)Ian Black. Average, ordinary, white man. Extraordinary purveyor of anything, anywhere, anytime. (E1)Sam Irish. British agent. Formerly worked with Diamond. Pissed she died without him. (E1)Andrew Dixon. Seventeen-year-old genius delinquent currently surfing Diamond’s couch (E4) Mystery characters:Enrique Torres. CIA agent who trained and worked with Diamond. Can’t believe a candle took her out. (E1)Alexei Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in the body. Diamond’s brother-in-law. (E2)Dr. Quili Liu. Gavriil Rubchinsky’s successor, a Chinese-born, nerd-scientist who also loves quinoa. (E2)Buford Winston. Blow hard leader of the super-lobby Ag Now! who is funding the quinoa research. (E2)Montgomery Rand. Minor league con man. Reported genius who doesn’t have the brains to use what God gave him. (E3)Carlo Giancarlo. Diamond’s Italian translator and partner in crime. (E5)Francisco Thelan. Another nerd-scientist specializing in food. Also dead. Died same night as Gavriil. (E5)Ilsa Duma-whatever. Russian-born Italian bookseller. Totally did not seduce Gavriil. (E6)Mama Franzetti. A good woman with a piece of shit for a grandson. (E7)Hugo Franzetti. The piece of shit that ran Gavriil over, but he’s dead, too, so there’s that. (E7)*******Mysteries to Die For is sponsored by Down & Out Books. The featured new release this week is The Blues Don’t Care by Paul D. Marks.Bobby Saxon lives in a world that isn’t quite ready for him. He’s the only white musician in an otherwise all-black swing band at the famous Club Alabam in Los Angeles during World War II—and that isn’t the only unique thing about him…And if being different isn’t enough to deal with, in order to get a permanent gig with the band, Bobby must first solve a murder that one of the band members is falsely accused of in that racially prejudiced society.The Blues Don’t Care by Paul D. Marks is now available through Down & Out’s website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, indiebound, and all your favorite book sources. Cold Water by Tom https://pauldmarks.com/https://downandoutbooks.com/bookstore/marks-blues-dont-care/******That’s it for this episode of Mysteries To Die For. In two weeks, we’ll pick up the story with the next chapter This Little Piggy Went to the BankIf you enjoyed our twist on storytelling, help spread the word by telling a friend or leaving a review. For less than the cost of roses for Grandma Franzetti’s garden, you can join our body bag brigade to help support our show. You’ll receive bonus content as our thanks. https://www.patreon.com/mysteriestodiefor?fan_landing=trueMysteries to Die For was written by TG Wolff. Music and production are by Jack Wolff. Episode art is by Shannon Leahy. Widow’s Run was written by TG Wolff, published by Down & Out Books. www.tgwolff.comwww.Facebook.com/tina.wolff.125@tg_wolff 
Welcome to Mysteries to Die For. I am TG Wolff and am here with Jack, my piano player and producer. This is a podcast where we combine storytelling with original music to put you at the heart of mystery, murder, and mayhem. Some episodes will be my own stories, others will be classics that helped shape the mystery genre we know today. These are arrangements, which means instead of word-for-word readings, you get a performance meant to be heard. Jack and I perform these live, front to back, no breaks, no fakes, no retakes (unless it's really bad, then he makes me start all over again.)This is Season 1. The first half of the season comes from my book Widow’s Run, which was published in 2019 by Down & Out Books. If you love clever, sharp-edged mysteries and thrillers, check out Down & Out on the web. www.downandoutbooks.comToday’s episode builds from the previous. You have to listen in order for the story to make sense. Start with the episode called “What a Lovely Corpse you Have” and catch up to us from there. We’ll be here for you. We’ve listed a cast of characters in the show notes to help keep track of the players.To recap, our hero, Diamond, has faked her death, burying the mainstream, suburban professional she was to resurrect her CIA cover. Why? She needs to do what the police won’t, investigate her husband’s death. In the last episode, Diamond arrived in Rome, Italy and met with a statuesque woman harboring security footage of that fateful night. Liberating the footage was easy, watching it was another story. Two surprises emerged. First, another nerd-food scientist, Francisco Thelan, died the same night as Gavriil. And, second, before his death, Gavriil had given another woman his room key.Today’s story is about gibberish, a cheap skate, and a notebook. This is Episode 6: How Do You Say “Busted” in Russian? *****************************************************************Characters introduced so farDiamond, our hero. Recently widowed. Recently (fake) killed herself. On a mission.Gavriil Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in quinoa. Diamond’s husband. Died May 14, 2018. The reason for Diamond.Ian Black. Average, ordinary, white man. Extraordinary purveyor of anything, anywhere, anytime.Sam Irish. British agent. Formerly worked with Diamond. Pissed she died without him.Andrew Dixon. Seventeen-year-old genius delinquent currently surfing Diamond’s couchCarlo Giancarlo. Diamond’s Italian translator and partner in crime.Ilsa Duma-whatever. Russian-born Italian bookseller. Totally did not seduce Gavriil.Francisco Thelan. Another nerd-scientist specializing in food. Also dead. Died same night as Gavriil.Dr. Quili Liu. Gavriil Rubchinsky’s successor, a Chinese-born, nerd-scientist who also loves quinoa.Enrique Torres. CIA agent who trained and worked with Diamond. Can’t believe a candle took her out.Alexei Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in the body. Diamond’s brother-in-law.Montgomery Rand. Minor league con man. Reported genius who doesn’t have the brains to use what God gave him. *******Mysteries to Die For is sponsored by Down & Out Books. The featured new release this week is Cold Water by Tom Pitts.After a miscarriage, a young couple move from San Francisco to the Sacramento suburbs to restart their lives. When the vacant house across the street is taken over by who they think are squatters, they’re pulled into a battle neither of them bargained for. The gang of unruly drug addicts who’ve infested their block have a dark and secret history that reaches beyond their neighborhood and all the way to the most powerful and wealthy men in California.L.A. fixer Calper Dennings is sent by a private party to quell the trouble before it affects his employer. But before he can finish the job, he too is pulled into the violent dark world of a man with endless resources to destroy anyone around him.Cold Water by Tom Pitts is now available through Down & Out’s website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, indiebound, and all your favorite e-book sources.http://www.tompittsauthor.com/https://downandoutbooks.com/bookstore/pitts-coldwater/******That’s it for this episode of Mysteries To Die For. In two weeks, we’ll pick up the story with the next chapter Where Does an Elephant Hide the Evidence?If you enjoyed our twist on storytelling, help spread the word by telling a friend or leaving a review. For less than the cost of Ilsa Duma-whatever’s not-silk stocking, you can join our body bag brigade to help support our show. You’ll receive bonus content as our thanks. https://www.patreon.com/mysteriestodiefor?fan_landing=trueMysteries to Die For was written by TG Wolff. Music and production are by Jack Wolff. Episode art is by Shannon Leahy. Widow’s Run was written by TG Wolff, published by Down & Out Books. www.tgwolff.comwww.Facebook.com/tina.wolff.125
Welcome to Mysteries to Die For. I am TG Wolff and am here with Jack, my piano player and producer. This is a podcast where we combine storytelling with original music to put you at the heart of mystery, murder, and mayhem. Some episodes will be my own stories, others will be classics that helped shape the mystery genre we know today. These are arrangements, which means instead of word-for-word readings, you get a performance meant to be heard. Jack and I perform these live, front to back, no breaks, no fakes, no retakes (unless it's really bad).This is Season 1. The first half of the season comes from my book Widow’s Run, which was published in 2019 by Down & Out Books. If you love clever, sharp-edged mysteries and thrillers, check out Down & Out on the web. www.downandoutbooks.comToday’s episode builds from the previous episodes. Really, you have to listen in order for the story to make sense. Start with the first episode called “What a Lovely Corpse you Have” and catch up to us. We’ll be here for you. We’ve listed a cast of characters in the show notes to help keep track of the players.To recap, our hero, Diamond, has faked her death, burying the mainstream, suburban professional she was to resurrect her CIA cover. Why? She needs to do what the police won’t, investigate her husband’s death. In the last episode, Diamond had her sights set on Rome, the place of Gavriil’s death, but was sidetracked by an interloper who raided her refrigerator. With Andrew Dixon safely away from his abusive father, Diamond can finally, finally catch that plane to Italy.Today’s story is about a lion, 15-letter words, and a room key. This is Episode 5: Grieving Widow Seeks Husband-Seducing Biotch. *******Characters introduced so farDiamond, our hero. Recently widowed. Recently (fake) killed herself. On a mission.Gavriil Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in quinoa. Diamond’s husband. Died May 14, 2018. The reason for Diamond.Ian Black. Average, ordinary, white man. Extraordinary purveyor of anything, anywhere, anytime.Sam Irish. British agent. Formerly worked with Diamond. Pissed she died without him.Andrew Dixon. Seventeen-year-old genius delinquent currently surfing Diamond’s couchCarlo Giancarlo. Diamond’s Italian translator and partner in crime.Dr. Quili Liu. Gavriil Rubchinsky’s successor, a Chinese-born, nerd-scientist who also loves quinoa.Enrique Torres. CIA agent who trained and worked with Diamond. Can’t believe a candle took her out.Alexei Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in the body. Diamond’s brother-in-law.Montgomery Rand. Minor league con man. Reported genius who doesn’t have the brains to use what God gave him.*******Mysteries to Die For is sponsored by Down & Out Books The featured new release this week is Pushing Water by Dana King. Just because Penns River is an economic backwater doesn’t mean it’s immune from current events. An active shooter at a local discount store leaves several people dead and the shooter in the wind. Maybe. It’s hard to say as the man arrested at the scene definitely shot someone but claims to be a Good Guy with a Gun.Meanwhile, a Canadian fugitive lands in town and pulls a job to tide him over while his cache of cash makes its way across the border. He and his partner—a local just dumb enough to serve a purpose—see an opportunity and begins a robbery spree while the police focus on clearing the mass shooting.The usual small-town hijinks go on: There’s a robbery in the new strip club, an old woman wanders off, a domestic situation that starts as an argument over cookies turns violent, and the widower of a past victim needs attention. The Canadian Mountie who came to town hunting the fugitive may be helpful or more trouble than he’s worth.Penns River’s economic status may be static, but the level of mayhem seems only to increase.Pushing Water from Dana King is now available through Down & Out’s website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, indiebound, and all your favorite e-book sources.https://danakingauthor.com/https://downandoutbooks.com/bookstore/king-pushing-water/******That’s it for this episode of Mysteries To Die For. In two weeks, we’ll pick up the story with the next chapter How Do You Say “Busted” in Russian.If you enjoyed our twist on storytelling, help spread the word by telling a friend or leaving a review. For less than the cost of one spray of Isabella D’Onofrio’s perfume, you can join our body bag brigade to help support our show. You’ll receive bonus content as our thanks.https://www.patreon.com/mysteriestodiefor?fan_landing=trueMysteries to Die For was written by TG Wolff. Music and production are by Jack Wolff. Episode art is by Shannon Leahy. Widow’s Run was written by TG Wolff, published by Down & Out Books. www.tgwolff.comwww.Facebook.com/tina.wolff.125
Welcome to Mysteries to Die For. I am TG Wolff and am here with Jack, my piano player and producer. This is a podcast where we combine storytelling with original music to put you at the heart of mystery, murder, and mayhem. Some episodes will be my own stories, others will be classics that helped shape the mystery genre we know today. These are arrangements, which means instead of word-for-word readings, you get a performance meant to be heard.This is Season 1. The first half of the season comes from my book Widow’s Run, which was published in 2019 by Down & Out Books. If you love clever, sharp-edged mysteries and thrillers, check out Down & Out on the web. www.downandoutbooks.comToday’s episode builds from the previous 2. Really, you have to listen in order for the story to make sense. Start with the first episode called “What a Lovely Corpse you Have” and catch up to us. We’ll be here for you. We’ve listed a cast of characters in the show notes to help keep track of the players.To recap, our hero, Diamond, has faked her death, burying the mainstream, suburban professional she was to resurrect her CIA cover. Why? She needs to do what the police won’t, investigate her husband’s death. In the last episode, she flushed out game for Ian Black in exchange for the information that would provide answers. Instead all she got was questions. What happened to her husband’s notebook? Who was the woman he was last seen with? What was he doing outside the hotel that night? The path to the answers go through Rome.Today’s story is about turkey sandwiches, birthdays, and unexpected house guests. This is Episode 4: First Stop, Hell.**************************************Characters introduced so farDiamond, our hero. Recently widowed. Recently (fake) killed herself. On a mission.Gavriil Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in quinoa. Diamond’s husband. Died May 14, 2018. The reason for Diamond.Ian Black. Average, ordinary, white man. Extraordinary purveyor of anything, anywhere, anytime.Sam Irish. British agent. Formerly worked with Diamond. Pissed she died without him.Andrew Dixon. Seventeen-year-old genius delinquent currently surfing Diamond’s couchEnrique Torres. CIA agent who trained and worked with Diamond. Can’t believe a candle took her out.Alexei Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in the body. Diamond’s brother-in-law.Montgomery Rand. Minor league con man. Reported genius who doesn’t have the brains to use what God gave him. *******Mysteries to Die For is sponsored by Down & Out Books The featured new release is Some Awful Cunning by Joe Ricker. Ryan Carpenter is an underground relocation specialist who helps people escape the danger of their life and start over. After agreeing to help the young wife of a Texas oil baron relocate her stepson to escape criminal prosecution, Ryan learns more than he wants to about the oil baron, his wife, and the stepson.Haunted by his own forced relocation, Ryan betrays his client and is forced to scramble for his life, which only puts him face to face with the childhood past he’s been trying to escape his entire life. His flight brings him from Albuquerque, New Mexico; back to New Orleans, Louisiana; where Ryan learned his underground trade as a relocation specialist or “travel agent.” There, Ryan seeks the help of his former mentor to escape the endless resources of the people who will stop at nothing to find Ryan and have him killed.******That’s it for this episode of Mysteries To Die For. In two weeks, we’ll pick up the story with the next chapter Grieving Widow Seeks Husband-Seducing Biotch.If you enjoyed our twist on storytelling, help spread the word by telling a friend or leaving a review. For less than the cost of Dixon’s turkey sandwich, you can join our body bag brigade to help support our show. You’ll receive bonus content as our thanks. https://www.patreon.com/mysteriestodiefor?fan_landing=trueMysteries to Die For was written by TG Wolff. Music and production are by Jack Wolff. Episode art is by Shannon Leahy. Widow’s Run was written by TG Wolff, published by Down & Out Books. www.tgwolff.com
I am TG Wolff and am here with Jack, my piano player and editor. This is a podcast where we combine storytelling with original music to put you at the heart of mystery, murder, and mayhem. Some episodes will be my own stories, others will be classics that helped shape the mystery genre we know today. These are arrangements, which means instead of word-for-word readings, you get a performance meant to be heard.This is Season 1. The first half of the season comes from my book Widow’s Run, which was published in 2019 by Down & Out Books. If you love clever, sharp-edged mysteries and thrillers, check out Down & Out on the web. www.downandoutbooks.comToday’s episode builds from the previous 2. Really, you have to listen in order for the story to make sense. Start with the first episode called “What a Lovely Corpse you Have” and catch up to us. We’ll be here for you. We’ve listed a cast of characters in the show notes to help keep track of the players.To recap, our hero, Diamond, has faked her death, burying the mainstream, suburban professional she was to resurrect her CIA cover. Why? She needs to do what the police won’t, investigate her husband’s death. In the last episode, between a carjacking and a serenade, Diamond discovered the quinoa her scientist husband had locked in a bank box the day before his death. Interested is a big agriculture lobbiest, who just became suspect #1. We join her now as she is blackmailed into doing a little favor for a friend. Today’s story is about a cheater, disappointments, and direction. This is Episode 3: Wanted: Sophisticated Slut, Must Have Three-Inch Heels.Characters introduced so farDiamond, our hero. Recently widowed. Recently (fake) killed herself. On a mission.Gavriil Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in quinoa. Diamond’s husband. Died May 14, 2018. The reason for Diamond.Ian Black. Average, ordinary, white man. Extraordinary purveyor of anything, anywhere, anytime.Sam Irish. British agent. Formerly worked with Diamond. Pissed she died without him.Enrique Torres. CIA agent who trained and worked with Diamond. Can’t believe a candle took her out.Alexei Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist specializing in the body. Diamond’s brother-in-law.Montgomery Rand. Minor league con man. Reported genius who doesn’t have the brains to use what God gave him. Mysteries to Die For is sponsored by Down & Out Books who is having a social distancing sale! Liars, thieves, and murders keep you company while flesh and bone people have to stay 6-feet away. 39 titles provide options for every taste. Go to down & Out books.com for titles and pricing. Look for me at the end of the line.That’s it for this episode of Mysteries To Die For. In two weeks, we’ll pick up the story with the next chapter First Stop, Hell. If you enjoyed our twist on storytelling, help spread the word by telling a friend or leaving a review. For less than the price of Monte’s steak tartar appetizer, you can join our body bag brigade to help support our show. You’ll receive bonus content as our thanks. Just last week, Jack published Diamond’s Theme for you to ready by, garden, by, or anything else by. https://www.patreon.com/mysteriestodiefor?fan_landing=trueMysteries to Die For was written by TG Wolff. Music and production are by Jack Wolff. Widow’s Run was written by TG Wolff, published by Down & Out Books. Cover art by Shannon Leahy.www.tgwolff.com
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Welcome to Mysteries to Die For. I am TG Wolff and am here with Jack, my piano player and editor. This is a podcast where we combine storytelling with original music to put you at the heart of mystery, murder, and mayhem. Some episodes will be my own stories, others will be classics that helped shape the mystery genre we know today. These are arrangements, which means instead of word-for-word readings, you get a performance meant to be heard.This is Season 1. The first half of the season comes from my book Widow’s Run, which was published in 2019 by Down & Out Books. If you love clever, sharp-edged mysteries and thrillers, check out Down & Out on the web. www.downandoutbooks.comToday’s episode picks up from episode 1. If you haven’t listened, you might want to start there to meet the players and set the stage. Really, today’s episode won’t make sense without it. We’ve listed a cast of characters in the show notes.To recap, we met Diamond at her own funeral. She had faked her death, burying the mainstream, suburban professional she was to resurrect her CIA cover. Her funeral was interrupted by a leather-clad, f-bombing blast from her past named Sam Irish. She met her contact, Ian Black, to get the information he acquired for her. But first, he needed her to do a little job for him. We join Diamond as she leaves the funeral.Today’s story is about a king, unlikely friends, and quinoa. This is Episode 2: Pump This, Jack or is it Pump This JackCharacters previously introduced....Diamond, our hero. Recently widowed. Recently (fake) killed herself. On a mission.Gavriil Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist determined to feed the world. Diamond’s husband. Died May 14, 2018. The reason for Diamond.Ian Black. Average, ordinary, white man. Extraordinary purveyor of anything, anywhere, anytime.Sam Irish. British agent. Formerly worked with Diamond. Pissed she died without him.Enrique Torres. CIA agent who trained and worked with Diamond. Can’t believe a candle took her out.Alexei Rubchinsky. Russian-born, nerd scientist of the medical variety. Diamond’s brother-in-law.*******Now available from Down & Out Books, The Swamp Killers. A novel in stories. Here’s what we know is true:Timmy Milici, a low-level hitter with the infamous Atlanta-based Duplass crime family, ran off with Melody Duplass to Jacksonville, Florida. Olivia Duplass, her mother and head of the Duplass family, was incensed, and put a price on Timmy—a hundred thousand for his corpse, but with explicit instructions that her daughter not be harmed.We know that’s true.Or, at least, we think we do.Sixteen writers tell their versions of what happened those fateful days in this gripping novel-in-stories, brought to you from the team behind The Night of the Flood. E.A. Aymar, Sarah M. Chen, Hilary Davidson, Alex Dolan, Rebecca Drake, Gwen Florio, Elizabeth Heiter, J.J. Hensley, Susi Holliday, Shannon Kirk, Tara Laskowski, Jenny Milchman, Alan Orloff, Tom Sweterlitsch, Art Taylor, and Wendy Tyson. The Swamp Killers is available from the Down & Out website, upon request from your favorite independent bookseller, and from on-line retailers.https://downandoutbooks.com/bookstore/chen-aymar-swamp-killers/******That’s it for this episode of Mysteries To Die For. If you enjoyed our twist on storytelling, help spread the word by telling a friend or leaving a review. For less than the price of a gourmet chocolate or vanilla milkshake, you can join our body bag brigade to help support our show. https://www.patreon.com/mysteriestodiefor?fan_landing=trueMysteries to Die For was written by TG Wolff. Music and production are by Jack Wolff. Widow’s Run was written by TG Wolff, published by Down & Out Books. Cover art by Shannon Leahy.www.tgwolff.com
Welcome to Mysteries to Die ForI am TG Wolff and this is a podcast where Jack and I combine storytelling with original music to put you at the heart of mystery, murder, and mayhem. Some episodes will by my own stories, others will be classics that helped shape the mystery genre we know today. These are arrangements, which means instead of word-for-word readings, you get a performance, meant to be heard.This is Season 1. The first half of the season comes from my book, Widow's Run, which was published in 2019 by Down & Out Books. If you love clever, sharp-edged mysteries and thrillers, check out Down & Out on the web. www.downandoutbooks.com.Today's story is about a funeral, a flock of robins, and a drop with just a little catch. This is Episode 1: What a Lovely Corpse You Have.********SPONSOR: A Grifter's Song from Down & Out Books. Sam and Rachel may not be the kids they once were but what they've lost in youth, they made up for with experience. Grifters, they've carved out a life taking what they can without consideration for their marks. It seems to me a little thought might have saved them a whole lot of trouble. Now grifting isn't a choice, it's the only way to stay ahead of the mob. This bundle of novellas follows Sam and Rachel across the US as they jump from frying pan to fire. Created and edited by Frank Zafiro, A Grifter's Song, Seasons 1 and 2, are available from Down & Out's website, upon request from your favorite independent bookseller, and from on-line retailers. https://downandoutbooks.com/bookstore/grifters-song-s1-subscription/********That's it for this first episode of Mysteries to Die For. If you enjoyed our twist on storytelling, help spread the work by telling a friend or leaving a review. For less than the price of Diamond's 1970s vintage sunglasses, you can join our Body Bag Brigade to help support the show.Mysteries to Die For was written by TG Wolff. Music and Production was by Jack Wolff. Widow's Run was written by TG Wolff, edited by Chris Rhatigan, and published by Down & Out Books. Cover art by Shannon Leahy.
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Created by
TG Wolff
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Mar 13th, 2020
Latest Episode
Sep 11th, 2020
Release Period
2 per month
Episodes
15
Avg. Episode Length
36 minutes
Explicit
Yes
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Serial

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