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S5E10 A Shuttle to Trouble
Episode 1012th May 2023 • Mysteries to Die For • TG Wolff
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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 in the heart of a mystery. Some episodes are original stories, others will be classics that helped shape the mystery genre we know today. All are structured to challenge you to beat the detective to the solution. 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.

This is Season 5, Move It or Lose It. This season contains original stories paying homage to the vehicles that propel mysteries forward. A train was the setting for Agatha Christie’s famed Murder on the Orient Express. A river boat then took center stage on Death on the Nile. Cars have been prominently featured in American crime stories with the glory of the get-a-way vehicle. Then there are the heists from carriages to trains to armored trucks.

For Episode 10, one of those annoying shuttles that gets you around an airport is the featured vehicle. This is A Shuttle to Trouble by Karina Bartow

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ABOUT Karina Bartow

Karina Bartow grew up and still lives in Northern Ohio. Though born with Cerebral Palsy, she’s never allowed her disability to define her. Rather, she’s used her experiences to breathe life into characters who have physical limitations, but like her, are determined not to let them stand in the way of the life they want. Her works include Husband in Hiding, Brother of Interest, Forgetting My Way Back to You, and Wrong Line, Right Connection. She may only be able to type with one hand, but she writes with her whole heart!

MORE from Karina Bartow

“A Shuttle to Trouble” is part of Karina Bartow’s Unde(a)feated Detective Series, which follows deaf detective, Minka Avery. Minka’s always striving to rise above her deafness—as well as her family’s antics—to crack the case. To catch up on the Avery family, check out Husband in Hiding and Brother of Interest, both available on Amazon. For further information on Karina and her books, visit


Here is where we pause to figure out just which nut is responsible for cracking grumpy old Lloyd. There is a list of the characters in the order of their appearance, not including our detectives:

  • Nina the Barista. She has a way with creamers.
  • Bryce Hinckley, the soon-to-be-newlywed who missed out on his last pina colada.
  • Colleen Sheffield, the niece Lloyd mismanaged her trust fund
  • Eliza Sheffield, nee Wells, nee Sheffield, a very disgruntled ex.

Here’s the clues we have so far:

  • Everyone knew Lloyd had a severe coconut allergy, because he told them
  • Lloyd was loud, bossy, and generally made everyone around him miserable
  • Lloyd caused problems at his daughter’s wedding, trying to get family members on his side
  • Lloyd lost most of Colleen’s trust fund. She said he embezzeled it. He said it was a weak market- not his fault.
  • A clump of coconut oil was put on Lloyd’s handkerchief and his EpiPen was missing.
  • His ex-wife did not take the same plane but was in the airport at the time, on a video call with co-workers.
  • His niece did take the same plane but tried to ignore the fact her uncle was on it.

Now is your chance. Who killed Lloyd Wells and why?


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Mysteries to Die For is hosted by TG Wolff and Jack Wolff. A Shuttle to Trouble was written by Karina Bartow. Music and production are by Jack Wolff. Episode art is by TG Wolff.