Episode 30: And Then There Was “One”

Inspector Trompe-Loeil and her able assistant Mademoiselle Quosonnt receive an telegram invitation to a dinner party at a strange house above the cliffs of the Wasteland Hills over Smugglers Bay where five furtive strangers who have received the same invitation are gathered.  A note is discovered that threatens the guests “one by one”.  ill anyone get out alive?

Then  a short poem by Sunshine the Cat as voiced by Lana Peck




This episode was a send up of Agatha Christie’s work, most notably a certain French speaking detective matched with an “And Then There Were None” set up.

The concept was initially conceived for our actors who would be available for a live show which will occur this Sunday 12/2/2018. Just as we recorded “Thoughts Before Brunch” with three members of the cast, this piece would feature other members of the cast. This live event at the SpeakEasy on Dec. 2nd would then be the precursor to a full live show in February and then a gala event in April, our first anniversary as a radio show/audio theater company.


I also wanted to write these characters and “try them out” because I planned to write a script for Connecticut’s The Lipstick Project (CT) for their company to record our New Years Eve episode, that would be our first joint venture with another theater company. I wanted Trompe-loeil and Quosonnt to be the featured characters for that New Years Eve story.

So after writing this script, I did write a Trompe-Loeil full episode mystery entitled “Three Hours to Midnight” that  is a New Years Eve mystery that takes place at a jazz supper club called “Nothing But Treble” and that will be recorded in mid December and will air as the last show of the year for us.

I was feeling under the weather and so I did not take numerous photos in the recording studio but Kurt Boucher took some extraordinary photos with the green screen and I could not imagine a more fun promo-title card for the characters.
I’m going to hold most of those photos back so that we can use them when we return to those characters again with OUR cast.


Additionally Lana Peck, who has been cast in an upcoming Warner Stage Company production of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ was able to record the narration and then a separate poem I had written, or transcribed really, based on my cat Sunshine’s unhappiness upon finding food late to the bowl and then, horrors of all horrors, the food was a new brand.





This has been episode 30 of Nutmeg Junction which was created, written and produced by J. Timothy Quirk copyright 2018 and rehearsed and recorded at WAPJ studio in Torrington, CT.

And Then There Was One, an Inspector Trompe-Loeil Mystery

was narrated by Lana Peck

and starred

Jandi Hanna as Inspector Trompe-Loeil

Olivia Wadsworth as Mademoiselle Quosonnt


Kurt Boucher as Carlyle

Nick Bourne as Pennimere

Rich Cyr as Chexington

David Robinson as Gadfly

Jack Sheedy as Couplet


A Poem by Sunshine the Cat

Was transcribed on behalf of the feline by J. Timothy Quirk and performed by Lana Peck.

Nutmeg Junction theme was created and performed by Robert C Fullerton c 2018

Additional music and sound courtesy of Youtube royalty free music and we thank them for that.


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We hope you enjoyed Nutmeg Junction and may all your journeys bring you back to a happy home.




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