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Wall Icing


Wall Icing

Monday-ish Mystery: Goodbye, Dolly!

Note: Last time Jay chose a medium mystery.

The Solution:

Elderly tycoon Elmore Channing III had been promising to marry mistress Dolly Dollerz for two years. Tired of waiting, she stole $50,000 from Elmore’s library safe, and was making her getaway when Elmore stopped her with his sudden marriage proposal. Dolly realized that instead of a mere $50,000, she’d have access to millions by marrying Elmore and waiting for him to die. She accepted.

That night, Dolly crept down to the library to return Elmore’s money before he discovered it missing. But Elmore was a light sleeper and caught Dolly as she was putting back the cash. Ironically, he assumed she was stealing from him and threatened to have her arrested. Dolly grabbed the fireplace poker and used it to change his mind with a sharp blow to the head. Unfortunately, the poker was too persuasive and Elmore dropped to the floor – dead! Since marriage was then out of the question, Dolly again took the $50,000 and fled.

The Case:

Aging millionaire Elmore Channing III hobbles out to the front lawn of his elegant mansion. Dolly, his beautiful young mistress, is walking towards her car. “Please come back, Dolly,” the sick old man pleads. “I’ll do anything. I’ll even marry you!”

Dolly stops and turns towards Elmore. “Well it’s about time!” she says as she follows him back to the mansion. “I want to get married soon!”

That night the millionaire dies in his library. Days later, Dolly is found in a distant motel with $50,000 hidden in a sack. She is arrested for murder.

The Mystery:

How and why did Dolly kill the rich old codger?

(The winning solution MUST contain all of these elements, please don’t assume information from a previous question.)

Hint #1: The millionaire’s library was a “safe” place
Hint #2: Dolly wanted to give back a little to gain a lot

Note:

You’re free to ask anything, (please keep it to one question a post for simplicity’s sake,) but Jurd can only answer your questions with:

  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes and No
  • Irrelevant
  • I don’t know
  • Rephrase your question
  • Define what you mean by…

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.

CCRC52 – Battle of the Planets, S1E1

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Tonight your hosts, Hugh of HughJODonnell.com, Rich the Time Traveler, Jurd, and Opop, don bird costumes to fight aliens.

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

FCM31 – Stella and JMay on the CBC’s Fresh Air

FCM31 - Stella and JMay on the CBC's Fresh Air

Welcome to Flashcast Minisode #31


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Monday Mystery: Mind Bender

Hospital Bed

Note: Last time Colorado Joe chose a medium mystery.

The Solution:

The victim, Jacques Gusto, and his partner Cal Ipso were diving together far offshore at a depth of 200 feet, looking for sunken treasure. Cal had spotted the gold – but instead of telling Jacques, he planned an “accident” for him so he could keep the loot for himself.

Before their next dive, Cal tinkered with Jacques’ diving watch to slow its movement. Then Cal feigned illness, knowing that the daredevil Jacques would foolishly dive alone. Because his watch was slow, Jacques stayed down much longer than he should have for a safe dive. Not realizing the length of his dive would require him to decompress as he ascended, Jacques came up too fast and developed a sever case of the bends. By the time the boat docked and Jacques was rushed to the hospital, it was too late.

What the alert doctor noticed was that Jacques’ watch was running more slowly than his own. Police found Cal’s fingerprints inside the watch, and it was only a matter of time before Cal confessed.

The Case:

Jacques dies in the hospital. The doctor who treats him notices something unusual, and reports it to the police. Later, Jacques’ partner Cal is arrested for murder.

The Mystery:

How did Jacques die? What did the doctor notice, and why was Cal arrested?

(The winning solution MUST contain all of these elements, please don’t assume information from a previous question.)

Hint #1: Jacques and Cal had been searching for treasure
Hint #2: The doctor made a “timely” discovery

Note:

You’re free to ask anything, (please keep it to one question a post for simplicity’s sake,) but Jurd can only answer your questions with:

  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes and No
  • Irrelevant
  • I don’t know
  • Rephrase your question
  • Define what you mean by…

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.

Jessica is unimpressed with her Uber ride


Jessica is unimpressed with her Uber ride

Reminder that the first Fallout’s manual included recipes


Reminder that the first Fallout’s manual included recipes

Working in a rough neighbourhood today


Working in a rough neighbourhood today

CCRC50 – Be Cool, Scooby Doo, S01E20

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Tonight your hosts, Hugh of HughJODonnell.com, Rich the Time Traveler, Jurd, and Opop, join the Scooby Gang in Ireland for some questionable culinary claims.

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

Jessica May at Work


Jessica May at Work