(Photo: Courtesy of Speakeasy Dollhouse)

(Photo: Courtesy of Speakeasy Dollhouse)

Cynthia von Buhler has had death on her mind for a while. More specifically, for as long as she can remember she’s been obsessed with the mysterious circumstances surrounding her own grandfather’s death. Frank Spano, von Buhler’s grandfather, was actually a bona fide 1930s bootlegger, and was shot and killed on the exact same day that von Buhler’s mother was born.

“The funeral happened in one room, and the birth of my mother in another,” she said.

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