(Case 1: Mom, Money, Museum, Stamp, Prank)
After mom used a fake stamp to change the expiration date on her museum membership to get in for free, she shared this story with Gladys, the old widowed neighbor lady. Gladys was surprised to hear that so many people went to the museum and decided to check it out for herself. The museum is the hottest attraction in town and people come from all over the tristate area to visit.
(Case 2: Garbageman, Trespassing, Park, Lipstick, motive unknown)
Later that night, she heard a strange sound in the park next to her house and saw her garbage man doing strange, nay, unspeakable things with lipstick! She confronted him the next day about this and he asked her to promise not to tell anyone. Gladys agrees as long as he doesn’t mind, well, helping an old lady on a small pension down on her luck. The garbageman man agrees to pay the blackmail money.
(Case 3: Cashier, Eavesdropping, Museum, Cake, Hunger)
Everyone knows that Dennis the receptionist, ticket man and gift shop cashier at the museum, is always hungry and has a terrible sweet tooth. So, every other morning he goes and gets a delicious home baked cake from his neighbor, Gladys. He saves some to eat himself, but the rest he puts on a “free samples” table near his register so he can listen in on people’s conversations when they linger to enjoy the cake.
(Case 4: Garbageman, Trespassing, Cabin, Hat, Money)
The garbageman is running out of money having to make hush money payments to Gladys and decides he needs an extra source of income. He decides to sneak onto the private backwoods estate of the reclusive Hollywood celebrity and paparazzi favorite, May Darling, to take pictures of her in her iconic and universally recognized hat, so he can sell them to gossip rag magazines for extra cash.
(Case 5: Neighbor Gladys, Vandalism, Park, Slingshot, Love)
Gladys is appalled one morning to find that the city has torn down her favorite tree in the park and replaced it with a modern art installation made entirely of glass! This tree was the one she and her dear departed husband courted under and often had picnics under throughout their marriage. She decides to take matters into her own hands and, the next night, smashes the glass art with her mad slingshot skills.
(THE MASTER CRIME: Neighbor Gladys, Trespassing, Museum, Cake, Money)
Realizing that, between the blackmail and vandalism, she could find herself in a tough spot soon, Gladys decides that she has to go back to being not only the most adorable old lady in town, but also a famous feature of the museum. She tells Dennis she’ll only keep giving him cakes if he shares with her when the biggest crowds are coming to the museum and lets her in without paying. Then, without a permit or even museum ticket, she sets up a baked goods stand in the museum lobby to sell her cakes to museum goers, to supplement her meager income and secure her adorable reputation for years to come!
However, the Spy Club starts to put the pieces together and realize something isn’t quite right. Once her crimes are discovered, the police agree to let Gladys keep selling cakes OUTSIDE the museum, as long as she gives all of the proceeds towards paying back the hush money from the garbage man, and the artist for their vandalized work! Feeling sorry for the old lady, the Spy Club also comes by at night and plants a brand new tree in the park with a plaque in honor of her deceased husband.