Monday Mystery: A Terminal Encounter

Women at Airport

Note: Last time Colorado Joe chose a HARD mystery.

The Case:

At an airport luggage carousel, Cathi strikes up a conversation with Liz Perry. Liz tries to avoid Cathi, but Cathi insists on talking. Later, Liz takes a taxi home, while Cathi boards a plane to Paris. A week later, Liz dies at home. On returning to the US, Cathi is charged with her murder.

The Mystery:

How did Cathi kill Liz, and why?

The Solution:

Before their chat at the airport, Cathi and Liz had never met. But they did have a common friend – Liz’s husband, Ed. Cathi recently had an affair with Ed, and went crazy when Ed broke it off. The unsuspecting Liz, a frequent traveler on business, figured prominently in Cathi’s plan for revenge.

On their final tryst at the Perry house, Cathi sneaked into Liz’s bathroom and dropped a dose of strychnine into her cough medicine. That same day Cathi purposely set out to catch a cold. By the time Liz arrived at the airport after a business trip, Cathi was coughing, hacking, and sneezing up a storm. She tracked Liz to the baggage carousel and struck up a conversation with her. Liz tried to avoid the chatty, infectious stranger, but Cathi coughed on her until her bags came down the chute.

The next week, Cathi was in Paris with an alibi while Liz was pouring herself an odd-smelling dose of cough medicine. At first police suspected Ed – just what Cathi had planned for her double revenge. It was only after Ed confessed to his affair with the crazed Cathi that police began looking for the person who gave Liz her cold.

Hint #1: Theirs was a five hanky conversation
Hint #2: Revenge is a dish best served cold

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Disclaimer: Monday Mysteries are culled from the 1993 Milton Bradley game, Crack the Case – but don’t go peeking.

Skinner Co. makes no claim to the intellectual property presented here, we’re just a number of friends playing a board game in a digital living room.

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Jackfish – Chapter 35

Jackfish in the 1930s

Mukki thought he’d fallen asleep in his new house.


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Jackfish – Chapter 34

Jackfish in the 1930s

Despite at least an hour of steady work, they’d made it only as far as the husk of Calvin’s car.


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FPSE52 – Let it Snow

Welcome to Flash Pulp, special episode fifty-two

Flash PulpTonight we present Let it Snow


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Flash Pulp is an experiment in broadcasting fresh pulp stories in the modern age – three to ten minutes of fiction brought to you as soon as the pandemic is over.

Tonight, as is tradition, some holiday fear.

Let it Snow

Written by J.R.D. Skinner
Art and Narration by Opopanax
and Audio produced by Jessica May

 

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Flash Pulp is presented by https://www.skinner.fm, and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Intro and outro work provided by Jay Langejans of The New Fiction Writers podcast.

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Text and audio commentaries can be sent to comments@flashpulp.com – but be aware that it may appear in the FlashCast.

– and thanks to you, for reading. If you enjoyed the story, tell your friends.

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Traditional

Traditional

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CCRC73 – Golden Girls, S5E12

Golden Girls

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Tonight your hosts, Hugh of HughJODonnell.com, Rich the Time Traveler, Opop, and Jurd, get together with Dorothy and the girls for some holiday cheer.

Chrononaut Cinema Reviews is presented by https://www.skinner.fm and http://hughjodonnell.com, and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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Jackfish – Chapter 33

Jackfish in the 1930s

William’s waking moments held a steady rhythm for many months.


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CCRC72 – Batman: TAS S1E2

Christmas with the Joker

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Tonight your hosts, Hugh of HughJODonnell.com, Rich the Time Traveler, Opop, and Jurd, discover a different sort of jolly fellow crawling down the chimney.

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Jackfish – Chapter 32

Jackfish in the 1930s

Gord had fallen asleep at some point. This troubled him.


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Chasing down Bobby Drake

Chasing down Bobby Drake

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