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We apologize for the instability of the site over the last 24 hours. We’re undertaking some upgrades and they accidentally knocked the gyros out of alignment.

Things should only stabilize from here.

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Monday Mystery (on a Tuesday): A Drop of Schnapps

Jersey Shore

Note: Last week Jay, Colorado Joe, and Opope chose an easy mystery.

Solution:

The date was May 6, 1937. Dietrich Von Schnapps was traveling to Lakehurst, New Jersey, on the Hindenburg. While in the U.S., Dietrich planned to sell stolen U-boat plans to the American government.

His traveling companion, Hans Gundlach, had discovered Deitrich’s treachery, and di what he considered to be his patriotic duty. First he stole Dietrich’s wallet so that he could not be identified. Then, shortly before the men reached their destination, Hans pushed Dietrich out the window the airship. Dietrich fell into the Atlantic and drowned.

Minutes later the Hindenburg exploded, and both men were listed as dying in the disaster. No one ever knew that the spy in the sky had been murdered.

The Case:

A man’s body floats ashore on a New Jersey beach. No one ever identifies it.

The Mystery:

How and why did he die?

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

Hint #1: The man was German

Hint #2: The victim’s demise occurred just before World War II

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.

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TERROR ON THE TRANS-SIBERIAN TRAIL (Join us for a game of Mafia?)

Trans-Siberian Railway

Who’s ready to board a train with me and experience…..

TERROR ON THE TRANS-SIBERIAN TRAIL!!!!

…we’re dying for you to join us.

(I’ll be hosting a mafia game online over the next few weeks, so you’re interested in receiving an invite for the journey post below to let me know and I’ll send you some details).

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FPSE47 – Sofia Esperon and the Turning Tide

Welcome to Flash Pulp, special episode forty-seven.

Flash PulpTonight we present Sofia Esperon and the Turning Tide

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This week’s episodes are brought to you by Mutant County!

 

Flash Pulp is an experiment in broadcasting fresh pulp stories in the modern age – three to ten minutes of fiction brought to you every Friday evening.

Tonight, we return to the Hundred Kingdoms, the realm of Sofia Esperon, as the Queen must deal with a number of climbers.

 

Sofia Esperon and the Turning Tide

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

 

FPSE47 – Sofia Esperon and the Turning Tide

 

Flash Pulp is presented by http://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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Wilder gives Stella a thumbs up on snuggle duty.


Wilder gives Stella a thumbs up on snuggle duty.

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That Sunday look


That Sunday look

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Overnight Oats!


Overnight Oats!

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CCRC48 – Castlevania, S1E1

Netflix's Warren Ellis's Castlevania

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Tonight your hosts, Hugh of HughJODonnell.com, Rich the Time Traveler, Jurd, and Opop, encounter Warren Ellis’ Dracula.

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.

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Gundam Progress


Gundam Progress

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Birthday seance time! Who’s leading this jam? #skinnerco


Birthday seance time! Who’s leading this jam? #skinnerco

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