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Zip Ono, Buddhist Detective

By: John Christian Plummer
Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
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Publisher's summary

At first glance, the death of media mogul “Big Bill” Argosy appears to be suicide. But his widow, Laila, thinks otherwise. Because Big Bill made enemies - lots of them. And he’d rather fight to the death than take his own life. 

When the authorities refuse to investigate, Laila turns to the one person who can see connections in the universe where others can’t: Zip Ono, a young private investigator - and practicing Buddhist. 

Zip quickly learns that there’s no shortage of suspects who might very well want Argosy dead. A foul-mouthed hedge fund operator. A pistol-packing TV anchor. Even the Criminal Investigator for the County Sheriff - who happens to be the only man Zip has ever loved. 

Following a complex trail of clues, Zip draws on her faith and “the eye of the Buddha” to lead her to the truth. The truth of what happened to Big Bill Argosy. And the truth of her own heart.

©2020 John Christian Plummer (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator

John Christian Plummer is currently the writer of Mystery 101, the #1-rated mystery movie limited series for Hallmark and was head writer on all 3 seasons of Granite Flats, the cold war spy drama featuring Christopher Lloyd, Parker Posey, Cary Elwes, and Charlie Plummer. He’s worked as a writer and producer for NBC, Fox, Bravo, Comedy Central, TBS, IFC, VH1, MTV, Discovery, and History. John is also a theater director, with a special focus on Shakespeare. His 2008 production of Twelfth Night for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival was the subject of a documentary, Shakespeare on the Hudson, for Channel Thirteen/PBS. His original play, Bastard Nation, was produced by the Dynamo Theatre Lab at Vassar College; his play Rendition in Damascus was produced at the Philipstown Depot Theatre and at the Working Stages Theatre in Los Angeles. We Have Brought Nightmare, a play about New Netherland and the Wappinger War, was the winner of the True North Theatre Project’s River Play Festival Competition. He is a recipient of a prestigious Tanne Foundation Award for outstanding achievement in the arts. He has been a practicing SGI Buddhist for 24 years. He lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife, Maia Guest, sons Charlie and James, and their English bulldogs, Luigi and Luna.
Photo Credit: Ashley Garrett

About the Performer

Allison Hiroto is an actor, musician, and voice-over artist. Her voice-over work ranges from commercials to audiobooks, and she is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie nominee. As an actor, Allison is a member of La MaMa’s Great Jones Repertory Company, Loco 7 Dance Puppet Theatre, Yara Arts Group, and NYU's First Look Theatre Company. She has performed all over the world, including London, Taipei, Toronto, Bogota, Zagreb, and the Venice Biennale. Allison is also a grant recipient of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Creative Engagement Award.