Welcome to Mysteries to Die For
This is a podcast that combines storytelling with original music to put you at the heart of mystery, murder, and mayhem. Some will be my own, others will be classics that helped shape the mystery genre we know today.
The idea for this Podcast game from a live performance my son Jack and I did at Centuries and Sleuth’s bookstore in Chicago. Jack played an original bass line on the keyboard while I voiced over the story. Think old-time radio meets the piano man. Since the first chapter worked so well, we kept going. Podcasting was brand new to both of us and, yeah, we made some mistakes. They are hilarious!
It was and is important to me and Jack that these Podcasts have the feel of the live show. Sure, we could digitally master everything, artificially make it perfect. Perfectly boring. Jack and I both love the “anything can happen” feeling of performing live. And so we give you it all. To paraphrase Mae West, when we’re good, we’re really good, and when we’re bad, it’s even better
You can find the episodes on these pages or thru your favorite app. Mysteries to Die For is available on Apple Podcast, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, Podchaser. Don’t see your favorite podcast source? Email me and I’ll check it out. Tina at tgwolff dot com
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~Enjoy. T & Jack
Season 2: The Originators. First episode February 5, 2021
This season features adaptations of stories that helped create the mystery genre. Written in the 1800s, these stories were originally classified as horror, romance, and/or the dreaded literature. Each had one or more elements of a mystery. Namely: a crime, a detective, and an intention to find the solution. These adaptations translate the comma-laden 1800s English to a listener friendly performance. And, of course, Jack’s original music fuels each one. See you in February! ~T
This first season is from my book Widow’s Run. Click on the image or HERE to go to Season 1.