Nostalgic Mystery Radio

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Old time radio mystery programs brought back to life for today's fan of the great shows of yesteryear. Including the classics such as Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, and more.

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Ep.279 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 From Paddington
5565

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.


4:50 From Paddington
: For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman’s throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses… and no corpse.

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Oct 03, 2022
Ep.278 The Adventures Of Sam Spade: The Dog Bed Caper
1946

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Dog Bed Caper: A complex story of murder and extortion...having nothing at all to do with dog beds. Originally aired December 1st, 1950.

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Sep 30, 2022
Ep.277 The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe: The Case Of The Hasty Will
1916

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky.
He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner. Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's sharp-witted, dapper young confidential assistant with an eye for attractive women, narrates the cases and does the legwork for the detective genius.

The Case Of The Hasty Will: A man hires Archie to witness a new will and then disappears.
Originally aired March 2nd,1951.

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Sep 28, 2022
Ep.276 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe: The Last Laugh
1931

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Last Laugh:  It was a grim joke that started when six heirs came to an ugly house on a rain swept island to hear a madman’s will. The joke soon turned to murder and in the end it was hard to tell who had the last laugh…

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Sep 26, 2022
Ep.275 Dragnet: The Big Pug
1917

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Pug: Friday and Romero look for a duo who robbed a grocery store and assaulted its elderly owner. Originally aired  May 18, 1950.

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Sep 23, 2022
Ep.274 Sherlock Holmes: The Valley Of Fear Pt2: The Tragedy Of Birlstone
3623

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.


The Valley Of Fear: The Tragedy Of Birlstone: The detective tries to solve the case with the aid of a single dumb-bell and Dr Watson's umbrella.

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Sep 20, 2022
Ep.273 Sherlock Holmes: The Valley Of Fear Pt1: The Scowrers
3620

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.


The Valley Of Fear: The Scowrers: Sherlock Holmes probes revenge and treachery linking a country home with 1890s American secret societies.

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Sep 20, 2022
Ep.272 Nick Carter Master Detective: An Angle On Murder
1917

Nick Carter, Master Detective, which aired on Mutual from 1943 to 1955. Nick Carter first came to radio as The Return of Nick Carter. Then Nick Carter, Master Detective, with Lon Clark in the title role, began April 11, 1943, on Mutual, continuing in many different timeslots for well over a decade. Jock MacGregor was the producer-director of scripts by Alfred Bester, Milton J. Kramer, David Kogan and others. Background music was supplied by organists Hank Sylvern, Lew White and George Wright. Patsy Bowen, Nick's assistant, was portrayed by Helen Choate until mid-1946 and then Charlotte Manson stepped into the role. Nick and Patsy's friend was reporter Scubby Wilson (John Kane). Nick's contact at the police department was Sgt. Mathison (Ed Latimer). The supporting cast included Raymond Edward Johnson, Bill Johnstone and Bryna Raeburn. Michael Fitzmaurice was the program's announcer.

An Angle On Murder: John Hammel of the bankers associates had noticed that there was a serious shortage on the books and was sure that he knew who it was that was taking the money. He didn’t want to get the police involved as any publicity could damage the banks reputation so he called Nick Carter. But before he could tell Nick of his suspicions he was shot dead.

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Sep 19, 2022
Ep.271 The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe: The Case Of The Phantom Fingers
1888

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky.
He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner. Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's sharp-witted, dapper young confidential assistant with an eye for attractive women, narrates the cases and does the legwork for the detective genius.

The Case Of The Phantom Fingers: While driving to buy some black orchids, Wolfe and Archie find themselves stranded with three complete strangers, one of whom is a murderer.
Originally aired January 26th,1951.

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Sep 15, 2022
Ep.270 Tales Of The Texas Rangers: Fugitive's Trail
1927

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.

Fugitive's Trail: A teen-aged baby sitter disappears after a shotgun murder. Her ex-boyfriend seems eager to help the Rangers track her down.
Originally aired October 21st,1951.

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Sep 15, 2022
Ep.269 Pat Novak For Hire: The Lydia Reynolds Case
1946

Pat Novak For Hire: Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do.

Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occasionally as a favor to a friend. When he does, he goes to see "The Only Honest Guy I Know" an ex-Doctor and a boozer named Jocko Madigan (played by Tudor Owens). Novak's nemesis is Lieutenant Hellman of Homicide (played by Raymond Burr and others) who's constantly trying to get Novak sent to the gas chamber.

The Lydia Reynolds Case:  Lydia Reynolds, a wealthy but insane young lady, hires Novak to be her bodyguard. Originally aired November 23rd,1947.

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Sep 12, 2022
Ep.268 Richard Diamond Private Detective: The Fred Sears Murder Case
1931

Richard Diamond, Private Detective came to NBC in 1949. Diamond was a slick, sophisticated detective, with a sharp tongue for folks who needed it. Diamond enjoyed the detective life, but not as much as entertaining his girl, Helen Asher. After each show, he would croon a number to his Park Avenue sweetheart.
Mr. Powell, a former song and dance man, was perfect for the role. He added an extra dimension to the 40's hokey private eye drama.
Diamond was a rough gumshoe that would often get knocked on the head with a revolver butt or other items. His counterpart on the police force was Lt. Levinson who often accepted Diamond's help reluctantly. Levinson would claim to get stomach trouble whenever Diamond would call him and would take bicarbonate to settle his aching stomach. Although they always seem at odds with each other, Diamond and Levinson were best friends.

The Fred Sears Murder Case: A dysfunctional wealthy couple argue over the evening newspaper. She is a socialite who is running around on her husband, and she is worried he might be heading out to kill her lover. Originally aired June 19th,1949.

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Sep 12, 2022
Ep.267 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Moving Finger Pt.2
2728

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.


The Moving Finger: Troubled war veteran Jerry Burton and his sister Joanna rent a cottage in a seemingly tranquil English village which is plagued by a spate of poison pen letters... and murder.

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Sep 08, 2022
Ep.266 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Moving Finger: Pt.1
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Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

The Moving Finger: Troubled war veteran Jerry Burton and his sister Joanna rent a cottage in a seemingly tranquil English village which is plagued by a spate of poison pen letters... and murder.

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Sep 08, 2022
Ep.265 The Adventures Of Sam Spade: The Stopped Watch Caper
1926

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff (in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Stopped Watch Caper: A house of horrors includes a butler who resembles Frankenstein, radioactive poisons and man-eating plants!
Originally aired April 10th,1949.

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Sep 06, 2022
Ep.264 Nick Carter Master Detective: The Glass Coffin
1927

Nick Carter, Master Detective, which aired on Mutual from 1943 to 1955. Nick Carter first came to radio as The Return of Nick Carter. Then Nick Carter, Master Detective, with Lon Clark in the title role, began April 11, 1943, on Mutual, continuing in many different timeslots for well over a decade. Jock MacGregor was the producer-director of scripts by Alfred Bester, Milton J. Kramer, David Kogan and others. Background music was supplied by organists Hank Sylvern, Lew White and George Wright. Patsy Bowen, Nick's assistant, was portrayed by Helen Choate until mid-1946 and then Charlotte Manson stepped into the role. Nick and Patsy's friend was reporter Scubby Wilson (John Kane). Nick's contact at the police department was Sgt. Mathison (Ed Latimer). The supporting cast included Raymond Edward Johnson, Bill Johnstone and Bryna Raeburn. Michael Fitzmaurice was the program's announcer.

The Glass Coffin:  Murder and mayhem in an old movie studio...a "reel" mystery!
Originally aired September 27th.1943.

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Sep 05, 2022
Ep.263 Dragnet: The Big Car
1917

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Car: In four months, 15 food markets in Los Angeles have been held up and robbed. The bandit is well-dressed and well-armed, and a bright red Pontiac looks like a clue for the police. Originally aired November 30th,1950.

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Sep 01, 2022
Ep.262 Sherlock Holmes: The Hound Of The Baskervilles Pt.2: Death On The Moor
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Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

The Hound Of The Baskervilles: The Baker Street sleuth probes an ancient curse stalking a noble family on Dartmoor.
Originally aired June 1998.

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Aug 29, 2022
Ep.261 Sherlock Holmes: The Hound Of The Baskervilles Pt.1: The Powers Of Evil
3591

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

The Hound Of The Baskervilles: The Baker Street sleuth probes an ancient curse stalking a noble family on Dartmoor.
Originally aired June 1998.

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Aug 29, 2022
Ep.260 Tales Of The Texas Rangers: Blood Harvest
1948

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.

Blood Harvest: Jace Pearson investigates the murder of a rancher killed over his alfalfa crop.
Originally aired January 21st,1951.

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Aug 26, 2022
Ep.259 The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe: The Case Of The Calculated Risk
1863

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky.
He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner. Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's sharp-witted, dapper young confidential assistant with an eye for attractive women, narrates the cases and does the legwork for the detective genius.

The Case Of The Calculated Risk: A man plans to carry out a revenge on a man who framed him for Murder, and wants Wolfe to clear his name if he fails. Wolfe refuses, but ends up drawn into the case when the potential client is murdered.
Originally aired: January 19th,1951.

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Aug 23, 2022
Ep.258 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe: The Heat Wave
1937

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Heat Wave: Why is "The Heat Wave," a burlesque dancer wearing a golden mask? Marlowe's been hired to find out. Murder tries a strip tease!
Originally aired: August 16th,1949.

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Aug 23, 2022
Ep.257 Agatha Christie's: Sparkling Cyanide
5274

Agatha Christie's Sparkling Cyanide: Six people sit down to a sumptuous meal at a table laid for seven. In front of the empty place is a sprig of rosemary- "rosemary for remembrance." A strange sentiment considering no one is likely to forget the night, exactly a year ago, that Rosemary Barton died at exactly the same table, her beautiful face unrecognizable, convulsed with pain and horror.

But then Rosemary had always been memorable—she had the ability to arouse strong passions in most people she met. In one case, strong enough to kill...

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Aug 18, 2022
Ep.256 Pat Novak For Hire: Mysterious Set Of Books
1887

Pat Novak For Hire: Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do.

Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occasionally as a favor to a friend. When he does, he goes to see "The Only Honest Guy I Know" an ex-Doctor and a boozer named Jocko Madigan (played by Tudor Owens). Novak's nemesis is Lieutenant Hellman of Homicide (played by Raymond Burr and others) who's constantly trying to get Novak sent to the gas chamber.

Mysterious Set Of Books: The neighbor of a man found dead in his apartment offers Pat $1000 to bring him the envelope from the dead man's safe.
Originally aired August 10th,1947.

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Aug 18, 2022
Ep.255 Richard Diamond Private Detective: The Betty Moran Case
1928

Richard Diamond, Private Detective came to NBC in 1949. Diamond was a slick, sophisticated detective, with a sharp tongue for folks who needed it. Diamond enjoyed the detective life, but not as much as entertaining his girl, Helen Asher. After each show, he would croon a number to his Park Avenue sweetheart.
Mr. Powell, a former song and dance man, was perfect for the role. He added an extra dimension to the 40's hokey private eye drama.
Diamond was a rough gumshoe that would often get knocked on the head with a revolver butt or other items. His counterpart on the police force was Lt. Levinson who often accepted Diamond's help reluctantly. Levinson would claim to get stomach trouble whenever Diamond would call him and would take bicarbonate to settle his aching stomach. Although they always seem at odds with each other, Diamond and Levinson were best friends.

The Betty Moran Case: A double murder, a rich woman named Betty Moran, and a touch of blackmail lead the police to think it a murder/suicide.
Originally aired May 29th,1949.

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Aug 18, 2022
Ep.254 The Adventures Of Sam Spade: The Vaphio Cup Caper
1938

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Vaphio Cup Caper:  Gold from ancient Greece is the target, with Sam as the bulls-eye.
Originally aired August 22nd,1948.

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Aug 16, 2022
Ep.253 Nick Carter Master Detective: Murder In The Crypt
1882

Nick Carter, Master Detective, which aired on Mutual from 1943 to 1955. Nick Carter first came to radio as The Return of Nick Carter. Then Nick Carter, Master Detective, with Lon Clark in the title role, began April 11, 1943, on Mutual, continuing in many different timeslots for well over a decade. Jock MacGregor was the producer-director of scripts by Alfred Bester, Milton J. Kramer, David Kogan and others. Background music was supplied by organists Hank Sylvern, Lew White and George Wright. Patsy Bowen, Nick's assistant, was portrayed by Helen Choate until mid-1946 and then Charlotte Manson stepped into the role. Nick and Patsy's friend was reporter Scubby Wilson (John Kane). Nick's contact at the police department was Sgt. Mathison (Ed Latimer). The supporting cast included Raymond Edward Johnson, Bill Johnstone and Bryna Raeburn. Michael Fitzmaurice was the program's announcer.

Murder In The Crypt: Nick investigates a dead body found in front of a statue of Anubis.
Originally aired August 2nd, 1943.

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Aug 11, 2022
Ep.252 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Murder At The Vicarage: Pt.5
1846

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

Murder At The Vicarage: In St. Mary Mead, no one is more despised than Colonel Protheroe. Even the local vicar has said that killing him would be doing a service to the townsfolk. So when Protheroe is found murdered in the same vicar's study, and two different people confess to the crime, it is time for the elderly spinster Jane Marple to exercise her detective abilities.

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Aug 09, 2022
Ep.251 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Murder At The Vicarage: Pt.4
1868

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

Murder At The Vicarage: In St. Mary Mead, no one is more despised than Colonel Protheroe. Even the local vicar has said that killing him would be doing a service to the townsfolk. So when Protheroe is found murdered in the same vicar's study, and two different people confess to the crime, it is time for the elderly spinster Jane Marple to exercise her detective abilities.

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Aug 09, 2022
Ep.250 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Murder At The Vicarage: Pt.3
1900

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

Murder At The Vicarage: In St. Mary Mead, no one is more despised than Colonel Protheroe. Even the local vicar has said that killing him would be doing a service to the townsfolk. So when Protheroe is found murdered in the same vicar's study, and two different people confess to the crime, it is time for the elderly spinster Jane Marple to exercise her detective abilities.

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Aug 09, 2022
Ep.249 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Murder At The Vicarage: Pt.2
1862

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

Murder At The Vicarage: In St. Mary Mead, no one is more despised than Colonel Protheroe. Even the local vicar has said that killing him would be doing a service to the townsfolk. So when Protheroe is found murdered in the same vicar's study, and two different people confess to the crime, it is time for the elderly spinster Jane Marple to exercise her detective abilities.

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Aug 09, 2022
Ep.248 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Murder At The Vicarage: Pt.1
1850

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

Murder At The Vicarage: In St. Mary Mead, no one is more despised than Colonel Protheroe. Even the local vicar has said that killing him would be doing a service to the townsfolk. So when Protheroe is found murdered in the same vicar's study, and two different people confess to the crime, it is time for the elderly spinster Jane Marple to exercise her detective abilities.

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Aug 09, 2022
Ep.247 The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe: Killer Cards
1842

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky.
He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner. Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's sharp-witted, dapper young confidential assistant with an eye for attractive women, narrates the cases and does the legwork for the detective genius.

Killer Cards: The joint owners of "The Candy Club" sit down to a game of cards. Murder deals a hand, with Archie Goodwin kidnapped as the ante.
Originally aired January 12th, 1951.

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Aug 08, 2022
Ep.246 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe: The Monkey's Uncle
1872

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Monkey's Uncle: A Scottish animal trainer calls Marlowe into a case involving a chimpanzee. Originally aired: March 7th, 1950.

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Aug 04, 2022
Ep.245 Dragnet: The Big Frame
1865

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Frame: Eddie Stokes has been the victim of a hit and run driver or has he?
Originally aired July 6th,1950.

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Aug 02, 2022
Ep.244 Richard Diamond Private Detective: The Stolen Purse
1882

Richard Diamond, Private Detective came to NBC in 1949. Diamond was a slick, sophisticated detective, with a sharp tongue for folks who needed it. Diamond enjoyed the detective life, but not as much as entertaining his girl, Helen Asher. After each show, he would croon a number to his Park Avenue sweetheart.
Mr. Powell, a former song and dance man, was perfect for the role. He added an extra dimension to the 40's hokey private eye drama.
Diamond was a rough gumshoe that would often get knocked on the head with a revolver butt or other items. His counterpart on the police force was Lt. Levinson who often accepted Diamond's help reluctantly. Levinson would claim to get stomach trouble whenever Diamond would call him and would take bicarbonate to settle his aching stomach. Although they always seem at odds with each other, Diamond and Levinson were best friends.

The Stolen Purse: A little old lady gives Diamond a seemingly valueless black purse. Everyone wants it very badly...bad enough to kill for it.
Originally aired May 22nd,1949.

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Aug 02, 2022
Ep.243 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Sign Of The Four: The Great Agra Treasure
3540

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

The Sign of the Four is the second of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novels. In it the detective and his companion Dr Watson unravel a mystery of hidden treasure and murder.

Miss Mary Morstan arrives at 221B, Baker Street to request help with the mystery of her missing father, her anonymous gifts of pearls and a letter requesting her to meet an unknown person that evening. Holmes takes on her case and the adventure begins.

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Jul 28, 2022
Ep.242 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Sign Of The Four: Timbertoe
3433

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

The Sign of the Four is the second of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novels. In it the detective and his companion Dr Watson unravel a mystery of hidden treasure and murder.

Miss Mary Morstan arrives at 221B, Baker Street to request help with the mystery of her missing father, her anonymous gifts of pearls and a letter requesting her to meet an unknown person that evening. Holmes takes on her case and the adventure begins.

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Jul 28, 2022
Ep.241 Nick Carter Master Detective: The Echo Of Death
1882

Nick Carter, Master Detective, which aired on Mutual from 1943 to 1955. Nick Carter first came to radio as The Return of Nick Carter. Then Nick Carter, Master Detective, with Lon Clark in the title role, began April 11, 1943, on Mutual, continuing in many different timeslots for well over a decade. Jock MacGregor was the producer-director of scripts by Alfred Bester, Milton J. Kramer, David Kogan and others. Background music was supplied by organists Hank Sylvern, Lew White and George Wright. Patsy Bowen, Nick's assistant, was portrayed by Helen Choate until mid-1946 and then Charlotte Manson stepped into the role. Nick and Patsy's friend was reporter Scubby Wilson (John Kane). Nick's contact at the police department was Sgt. Mathison (Ed Latimer). The supporting cast included Raymond Edward Johnson, Bill Johnstone and Bryna Raeburn. Michael Fitzmaurice was the program's announcer.

The Echo Of Death: The sound of nails being hammered into a coffin is heard near a woodland cabin, but the murder seems impossible. Originally aired July 5th,1943.

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Jul 28, 2022
Ep.240 Pat Novak For Hire: The Johnny Brown Gambling Ring
1878

Pat Novak For Hire: Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do.

Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occasionally as a favor to a friend. When he does, he goes to see "The Only Honest Guy I Know" an ex-Doctor and a boozer named Jocko Madigan (played by Tudor Owens). Novak's nemesis is Lieutenant Hellman of Homicide (played by Raymond Burr and others) who's constantly trying to get Novak sent to the gas chamber.

The Johnny Brown Gambling Ring: A weasel named John Brown hires Pat to be his bodyguard while he drives to San Francisco. John Brown vanishes and a body is found in the car's trunk.
Originally aired August 3rd,1947.

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Jul 26, 2022
Ep.239 The Adventures Of Sam Spade: The Critical Author Caper
1896

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Critical Author Caper: Sam Spade is hired to find Gabrielle Leggitt,
Originally aired August 15th,1948.

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Jul 26, 2022
Ep.238 P.D. James: A Taste For Death Pt. 2: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery
4204

Respected as one of the greats of modern crime writing, Phyllis Dorothy James (1920-2014), known as P. D. James, came to fame for her mystery series starring New Scotland Yard Commander and poet, Adam Dalgliesh. She was also the author of a number of stand-along novels including The Children of Men, which was the basis for the movie Children of Men, and Death Comes to Pemberly, which was adapted into a BBC mini-series. Many of her Adam Dalgliesh books were also adapted for television. In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014.

A Taste For Death: Dalgliesh investigates when two bodies are found murdered a London church. 

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Jul 19, 2022
Ep.237 P.D. James: A Taste For Death Pt.1: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery
4189

Respected as one of the greats of modern crime writing, Phyllis Dorothy James (1920-2014), known as P. D. James, came to fame for her mystery series starring New Scotland Yard Commander and poet, Adam Dalgliesh. She was also the author of a number of stand-along novels including The Children of Men, which was the basis for the movie Children of Men, and Death Comes to Pemberly, which was adapted into a BBC mini-series. Many of her Adam Dalgliesh books were also adapted for television. In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014.

A Taste For Death: Dalgliesh investigates when two bodies are found murdered a London church. 

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Jul 19, 2022
Ep.236 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe: The Face To Forget
1870

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Face To Forget:  Marlowe boards a train to San Francisco in search of a woman’s missing boyfriend. Originally aired June 14th,1950.

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Jul 19, 2022
Ep.235 The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe: The Case Of The Deadly Sell Out
1862

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky.
He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner. Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's sharp-witted, dapper young confidential assistant with an eye for attractive women, narrates the cases and does the legwork for the detective genius.

The Case Of The Deadly Sell Out: Nero Wolfe is hired to find a missing boxer, but when the boxer turns up dead, Wolfe must now find the murderer.
Originally aired January 5, 1951

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Jul 19, 2022
Ep.234 Dragnet: The Big Kill
1870

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Kill: Friday and Romero search for a cop killer. Originally aired March 2nd, 1950.

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Jul 16, 2022
Ep.233 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: A Study In Scarlet: The Country Of Saints
3493

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

A Study In Scarlet: Dr John H. Watson meets the great detective Sherlock Holmes and together they solve a case of murder, in which Watson is amazed at Holmes' "science of deduction".

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Jul 13, 2022
Ep.232 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: A Study In Scarlet: Revenge
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Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

A Study In Scarlet: Dr John H. Watson meets the great detective Sherlock Holmes and together they solve a case of murder, in which Watson is amazed at Holmes' "science of deduction".

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Jul 13, 2022
Ep.231 Richard Diamond, Private Detective: The Ralph Chase Case
1886

Richard Diamond, Private Detective came to NBC in 1949. Diamond was a slick, sophisticated detective, with a sharp tongue for folks who needed it. Diamond enjoyed the detective life, but not as much as entertaining his girl, Helen Asher. After each show, he would croon a number to his Park Avenue sweetheart.
Mr. Powell, a former song and dance man, was perfect for the role. He added an extra dimension to the 40's hokey private eye drama.
Diamond was a rough gumshoe that would often get knocked on the head with a revolver butt or other items. His counterpart on the police force was Lt. Levinson who often accepted Diamond's help reluctantly. Levinson would claim to get stomach trouble whenever Diamond would call him and would take bicarbonate to settle his aching stomach. Although they always seem at odds with each other, Diamond and Levinson were best friends.

The Ralph Chase Case: The executor of a wealthy young heiress’ estate calls Diamond in when he fears his niece is about to marry an unsavory character.
Originally aired May 15th,1949.

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Jul 11, 2022
Ep.230 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe: Tale Of The Mermaid
1914

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

Tale Of The Mermaid: A traffic accident outside of his office leads Marlowe to a murder on the waterfront and a "mermaid." Originally aired October 1st,1949.

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Jul 04, 2022
Ep.229 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis Pt.5
1811

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

Nemesis: Miss Marple reads a letter addressed to her from an acquaintance she met while on vacation, who is also recently deceased. Leaving instruction to investigate a crime. Only problem is he failed to explain who was involved or where and when the crime happened.

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Jun 30, 2022
Ep.228 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis Pt.4
1743

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

Nemesis: Miss Marple reads a letter addressed to her from an acquaintance she met while on vacation, who is also recently deceased. Leaving instruction to investigate a crime. Only problem is he failed to explain who was involved or where and when the crime happened.

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Jun 30, 2022
Ep.227 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis Pt.3
1803

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

Nemesis: Miss Marple reads a letter addressed to her from an acquaintance she met while on vacation, who is also recently deceased. Leaving instruction to investigate a crime. Only problem is he failed to explain who was involved or where and when the crime happened.

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Jun 30, 2022
Ep.226 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis Pt.2
1779

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

Nemesis: Miss Marple reads a letter addressed to her from an acquaintance she met while on vacation, who is also recently deceased. Leaving instruction to investigate a crime. Only problem is he failed to explain who was involved or where and when the crime happened.

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Jun 30, 2022
Ep.225 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis Pt.1
1788

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

Nemesis: Miss Marple reads a letter addressed to her from an acquaintance she met while on vacation, who is also recently deceased. Leaving instruction to investigate a crime. Only problem is he failed to explain who was involved or where and when the crime happened.

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Jun 30, 2022
Ep.224 The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe: The Bashful Body
1884

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky.
He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner. Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's sharp-witted, dapper young confidential assistant with an eye for attractive women, narrates the cases and does the legwork for the detective genius.

The Bashful Body: While visiting an orchid shop, Archie finds the dead body of a disliked man. By the time, Archie gets Nero Wolfe, the body is gone with only some blood on a fern.
Originally aired December 29th,1950.

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Jun 28, 2022
Ep.223 The Adventures Of Sam Spade: Caper Over My Dead Body
1870

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

Caper Over My Dead Body:  An undertaker named Chester Swan hires Spade to find out who's been following him. Originally aired November 17th,1950.

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Jun 23, 2022
Ep.222 Pat Novak For Hire: John St. John
1856

Pat Novak For Hire: Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do.

Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occasionally as a favor to a friend. When he does, he goes to see "The Only Honest Guy I Know" an ex-Doctor and a boozer named Jocko Madigan (played by Tudor Owens). Novak's nemesis is Lieutenant Hellman of Homicide (played by Raymond Burr and others) who's constantly trying to get Novak sent to the gas chamber.

John St. John: An old man is killed and with his dying last words, he asks Novak to deliver a letter to John St. John. Originally aired October 13th,1946.

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Jun 23, 2022
Ep.224 P.D. James The Skull Beneath The Skin: Ep2 Pt2
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Respected as one of the greats of modern crime writing, Phyllis Dorothy James (1920-2014), known as P. D. James, came to fame for her mystery series starring New Scotland Yard Commander and poet, Adam Dalgliesh. She was also the author of a number of stand-along novels including The Children of Men, which was the basis for the movie Children of Men, and Death Comes to Pemberly, which was adapted into a BBC mini-series. Many of her Adam Dalgliesh books were also adapted for television. In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014.

The Skull Beneath The Skin: Private detective Cordelia Gray is invited to the sunlit island of Courcy to protect the vainly beautiful actress Clarissa Lisle from veiled threats on her life. Within the rose red walls of a fairy-tale castle, she finds the stage is set for death.

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Jun 17, 2022
Ep.223 P.D. James The Skull Beneath The Skin: Ep2 Pt1
1985

Respected as one of the greats of modern crime writing, Phyllis Dorothy James (1920-2014), known as P. D. James, came to fame for her mystery series starring New Scotland Yard Commander and poet, Adam Dalgliesh. She was also the author of a number of stand-along novels including The Children of Men, which was the basis for the movie Children of Men, and Death Comes to Pemberly, which was adapted into a BBC mini-series. Many of her Adam Dalgliesh books were also adapted for television. In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014.

The Skull Beneath The Skin: Private detective Cordelia Gray is invited to the sunlit island of Courcy to protect the vainly beautiful actress Clarissa Lisle from veiled threats on her life. Within the rose red walls of a fairy-tale castle, she finds the stage is set for death.

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Jun 17, 2022
Ep.222 P.D. James: The Skull Beneath The Skin: Ep1 Pt2
1931

Respected as one of the greats of modern crime writing, Phyllis Dorothy James (1920-2014), known as P. D. James, came to fame for her mystery series starring New Scotland Yard Commander and poet, Adam Dalgliesh. She was also the author of a number of stand-along novels including The Children of Men, which was the basis for the movie Children of Men, and Death Comes to Pemberly, which was adapted into a BBC mini-series. Many of her Adam Dalgliesh books were also adapted for television. In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014.

The Skull Beneath The Skin: Private detective Cordelia Gray is invited to the sunlit island of Courcy to protect the vainly beautiful actress Clarissa Lisle from veiled threats on her life. Within the rose red walls of a fairy-tale castle, she finds the stage is set for death.

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Jun 17, 2022
Ep.221 P.D. James: The Skull Beneath The Skin: Ep1 Pt1
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Respected as one of the greats of modern crime writing, Phyllis Dorothy James (1920-2014), known as P. D. James, came to fame for her mystery series starring New Scotland Yard Commander and poet, Adam Dalgliesh. She was also the author of a number of stand-along novels including The Children of Men, which was the basis for the movie Children of Men, and Death Comes to Pemberly, which was adapted into a BBC mini-series. Many of her Adam Dalgliesh books were also adapted for television. In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014.

The Skull Beneath The Skin: Private detective Cordelia Gray is invited to the sunlit island of Courcy to protect the vainly beautiful actress Clarissa Lisle from veiled threats on her life. Within the rose red walls of a fairy-tale castle, she finds the stage is set for death.

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Jun 17, 2022
Ep.220 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Haunting Of Sherlock Holmes
1827

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Haunting Of Sherlock Holmes: Holmes and Watson travel to Europe for holiday and attend an opera and the opera singer is a spy. Originally aired May 20th,1946.

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Jun 13, 2022
Ep.219 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe: The Dancing Hands
1890

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Dancing Hands: A set of twin-pianos is played by identical twins, who act non-identically. $30,000 and a corpse further confuse a twin plot. Originally aired March 19th, 1949.

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Jun 13, 2022
Ep.218 Dragnet: The Big Book
1874

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Book: Obscene "comic" books are being sold in high schools. The trail leads to a cigar stand downtown. Originally aired April 6th,1950.

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Jun 09, 2022
Ep.217 The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe: The Girl Who Cried Wolfe
1868

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky.
He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner. Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's sharp-witted, dapper young confidential assistant with an eye for attractive women, narrates the cases and does the legwork for the detective genius.

The Girl Who Cried Wolfe:
  The director of an "ecological foundation" has disappeared. Murder soon follows...ecologically! Originally aired December 15th, 1950.

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Jun 06, 2022
Ep.216 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Body In The Library
5321

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

The Body In The Library: Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, the home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry.

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Jun 03, 2022
Ep.215 The Adventures Of Sam Spade: The Sinister Siren Caper
1851

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Sinister Siren Caper: A beautiful redhead has drawn a line around six names in the phone book. The six are then murdered...one at a time! Originally aired March 16th,1951.

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Jun 01, 2022
Ep.214 Pat Novak For Hire: Jack Of Clubs
2190

Pat Novak For Hire: Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do.

Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occasionally as a favor to a friend. When he does, he goes to see "The Only Honest Guy I Know" an ex-Doctor and a boozer named Jocko Madigan (played by Tudor Owens). Novak's nemesis is Lieutenant Hellman of Homicide (played by Raymond Burr and others) who's constantly trying to get Novak sent to the gas chamber.

Jack Of Clubs: Where Pat Novak finds $1000 deposited in his bank account and a beautiful woman who wants him to find a Jack of Clubs, he runs into murder.
Originally aired February 20th,1949.

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May 31, 2022
Ep.213 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Man With The Twisted Lip
1824

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Man With The Twisted Lip: Holmes and Watson helps a wife investigate the disappearance and possible murder of her husband in an opium den. Originally aired May 6th, 1946

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May 30, 2022
Ep.212 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Peril At End House
8184

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.

Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.


Peril At End House: Poirot and Hastings are holidaying when they meet Nick Buckley, a young girl who casually mentions that in the last days, she has at least thrice escaped certain death. Poirot suspects that somebody is out to get her, and his suspicions prove true when murder occurs.

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May 24, 2022
Ep.211 Tales Of The Texas Rangers: Open And Shut
1863

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.

Open and Shut: A man with a bandana is obviously the killer of a young accountant. Originally aired November 11th,1951.

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May 23, 2022
Ep.210 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe: The Mexican Boat Ride
1865

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Mexican Boat Ride: Philip Marlowe goes South of the Border when a rich man hires him to find out why his wife took a boat ride despite being deathly afraid of boats.
Originally Aired  July 30, 1949

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May 19, 2022
Ep.209 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel: Part 5
1872

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

At Bertram's Hotel: During a stay at one of London's most elegant and venerable hotels Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram's stuffy veneer.

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May 12, 2022
Ep.208 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel: Part 4
1814

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

At Bertram's Hotel: During a stay at one of London's most elegant and venerable hotels Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram's stuffy veneer.

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May 12, 2022
Ep.207 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel: Part 3
1800

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

At Bertram's Hotel: During a stay at one of London's most elegant and venerable hotels Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram's stuffy veneer.

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May 12, 2022
Ep.206 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel: Part 2
1820

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

At Bertram's Hotel: During a stay at one of London's most elegant and venerable hotels Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram's stuffy veneer.

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May 12, 2022
Ep.205 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel: Part 1
1818

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

At Bertram's Hotel: During a stay at one of London's most elegant and venerable hotels Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram's stuffy veneer.

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May 12, 2022
Ep.204 The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe: The Impolite Corpse
1847

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky.
He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner. Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's sharp-witted, dapper young confidential assistant with an eye for attractive women, narrates the cases and does the legwork for the detective genius.

The Impolite Corpse: An advertising executive, hated by everyone, is found shot, from a strange position. Originally aired December 8th,1950.

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May 05, 2022
Ep.203 The Adventures Of Sam Spade: The Denny Shane Caper
1883

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff (in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Denny Shane Caper
:  A 16-year-old schoolgirl commits murder after Sam fingers the victim. Originally aired April 6th,1951.

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May 05, 2022
Ep.202 Dragnet: The Big Gun Pt.2
1845

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Gun: Detective Sergeant Friday was assigned to Auto theft Detail. He gets a call from a truck rental service, one of their trucks has disappeared. There’s no sign of the man who rented it. It’s Sergeant Friday’s job to find him. Originally aired May 29th,1956.

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Apr 29, 2022
Ep.201 Dragnet: The Big Gun Pt.1
1970

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Gun: Detective Sergeant Friday was assigned to Auto theft Detail. He gets a call from a truck rental service, one of their trucks has disappeared. There’s no sign of the man who rented it. It’s Sergeant Friday’s job to find him. Originally aired May 29th,1956.

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Apr 29, 2022
Ep.200 Tales Of The Texas Rangers: Loggers Larceny
1903

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.

Loggers Larceny: A logging foreman finds the paymaster and decides to steal the payroll. Will Jayce Pearson be able to uncover the crime?
Originally aired February 4th,1951.

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Apr 27, 2022
Ep.199 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Mystery Of The Blue Train: Pt.4
2364

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.

Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.

The Mystery Of The Blue Train: Poirot investigates the brutal murder of an American heiress and the theft of a fabulous ruby on the Blue Train between Calais and Nice.

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Apr 20, 2022
Ep.198 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Mystery Of The Blue Train: Pt.3
2454

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.

Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.

The Mystery Of The Blue Train: Poirot investigates the brutal murder of an American heiress and the theft of a fabulous ruby on the Blue Train between Calais and Nice.

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Apr 20, 2022
Ep.197 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Mystery Of The Blue Train: Pt.2
2390

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.

Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.

The Mystery Of The Blue Train: Poirot investigates the brutal murder of an American heiress and the theft of a fabulous ruby on the Blue Train between Calais and Nice.

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Apr 20, 2022
Ep.196 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Mystery Of The Blue Train: Pt.1
2431

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.

Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.

The Mystery Of The Blue Train: Poirot investigates the brutal murder of an American heiress and the theft of a fabulous ruby on the Blue Train between Calais and Nice.

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Apr 20, 2022
Ep.195 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Disappearing Scientists
1808

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Disappearing Scientists: Holmes wants to retire, but is in demand to solve one last case before taking up bee farming. Originally aired April 8th,1946.



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Apr 18, 2022
Ep.194 Broadway Is My Beat: The Otto Prokosh Murder Case
1936

Broadway is my Beat is a love affair with noir and hardboiled radio detective series blossomed during the 1940's. The golden age of radio had found a new following in the crime drama genre, and managed to churn out several note-worthy serializations. One of the more popular old time radio shows of the period was Broadway is my Beat which featured the talented Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover. Clover truly loved his beat on the colorful and gritty streets of Broadway and it shined through in his passion and dedication to his job. He tirelessly patrolled the city streets and instilled fear into the hoodlums and villains that threatened the peace. Remarkably enough, the program enjoyed a lengthy run from 1949-1954, unlike its other contemporaries who only lasted for a season.

The Otto Prokosh Murder Case:  A good story about multiple murders in a vaudeville theatre, starting with Otto Prokosh, an athlete from Vienna. Originally aired July 21st,1949.

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Apr 14, 2022
Ep.193 The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe: The Brave Rabbit
1900

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky.
He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner. Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's sharp-witted, dapper young confidential assistant with an eye for attractive women, narrates the cases and does the legwork for the detective genius.

The Brave Rabbit:  Archie Goodwin is the assistant of Nero Wolfe, a mountain of a man engaged in deep thought sitting in an oversized chair. Having answered the phone Archie announces, "Mr. Wolfe, we've got a case. I'm not sure if somebody's going to kill a rabbit or a rabbit is going to kill somebody but either way it's going to be murder".
Originally aired December 1st,1950.

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Apr 12, 2022
Ep.192 The Adventures Of Sam Spade: The Critical Author Caper
1900

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff (in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.


The Critical Author Caper: Spade is hired to find Gabrielle Leggitt, who has disappeared. The author of murder mysteries plays an important part in the case.
Originally aired August 15th,1948.

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Apr 08, 2022
Ep.191 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Mysterious Affair At Styles
8124

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.

Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.

The Mysterious Affair At Styles
: A refugee of the Great War, Poirot has settled in England near Styles Court, the country estate of his wealthy benefactor, the elderly Emily Inglethorp. When Emily is poisoned and the authorities are baffled, Poirot puts his prodigious sleuthing skills to work.

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Apr 04, 2022
Ep.190 Dragnet: The Big Pair
1867

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Pair:  A couple run a racket of selling all the furniture in the houses of families out of town, starting with a little girl and her grandfather. Originally aired September 21st,1950.

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Apr 04, 2022
Ep.189 PD James: Cover Her Face Pt.4: An Adam Dagliesh Mystery
1878

Respected as one of the greats of modern crime writing, Phyllis Dorothy James (1920-2014), known as P. D. James, came to fame for her mystery series starring New Scotland Yard Commander and poet, Adam Dalgliesh. She was also the author of a number of stand-along novels including The Children of Men, which was the basis for the movie Children of Men, and Death Comes to Pemberly, which was adapted into a BBC mini-series. Many of her Adam Dalgliesh books were also adapted for television. In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014.


Cover Her Face: Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill.

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Mar 30, 2022
Ep.188 PD James: Cover Her Face Pt.3: An Adam Dagliesh Mystery
1894

Respected as one of the greats of modern crime writing, Phyllis Dorothy James (1920-2014), known as P. D. James, came to fame for her mystery series starring New Scotland Yard Commander and poet, Adam Dalgliesh. She was also the author of a number of stand-along novels including The Children of Men, which was the basis for the movie Children of Men, and Death Comes to Pemberly, which was adapted into a BBC mini-series. Many of her Adam Dalgliesh books were also adapted for television. In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014.


Cover Her Face: Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill.

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Mar 30, 2022
Ep.187 PD James: Cover Her Face Pt.2: An Adam Dagliesh Mystery
1928

Respected as one of the greats of modern crime writing, Phyllis Dorothy James (1920-2014), known as P. D. James, came to fame for her mystery series starring New Scotland Yard Commander and poet, Adam Dalgliesh. She was also the author of a number of stand-along novels including The Children of Men, which was the basis for the movie Children of Men, and Death Comes to Pemberly, which was adapted into a BBC mini-series. Many of her Adam Dalgliesh books were also adapted for television. In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014.


Cover Her Face: Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill.

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Mar 30, 2022
Ep.186 PD James: Cover Her Face Pt.1: An Adam Dagliesh Mystery
1899

Respected as one of the greats of modern crime writing, Phyllis Dorothy James (1920-2014), known as P. D. James, came to fame for her mystery series starring New Scotland Yard Commander and poet, Adam Dalgliesh. She was also the author of a number of stand-along novels including The Children of Men, which was the basis for the movie Children of Men, and Death Comes to Pemberly, which was adapted into a BBC mini-series. Many of her Adam Dalgliesh books were also adapted for television. In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014.

Cover Her Face: Headstrong and beautiful, the young housemaid Sally Jupp is put rudely in her place, strangled in her bed behind a bolted door. Coolly brilliant policeman Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard must find her killer among a houseful of suspects, most of whom had very good reason to wish her ill.

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Mar 30, 2022
Ep.185 Tales Of The Texas Rangers: Play For Keeps
1915

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.

Play For Keeps: Jace Pearson tracks down the crooked constable who killed Sheriff Smithers in cold blood. Originally aired September 2nd,1950.

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Mar 28, 2022
Ep.184 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Strange Case Of The Murder In Wax
1809

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Strange Case Of The Murder In Wax: Scotland Yard calls on Sherlock Holmes to assist in catching a serial killer who has killed ten young women.

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Mar 25, 2022
Ep.183 Father Brown: The Mystified Mind
1857

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.

The Mystified Mind: A young man is accused of killing a window-cleaner, but Father Brown believes he’s innocent. Originally aired August 13, 1945.

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Mar 24, 2022
Ep.182 The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe: The Beautiful Archer
1885

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky.
He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner. Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's sharp-witted, dapper young confidential assistant with an eye for attractive women, narrates the cases and does the legwork for the detective genius.

The Beautiful Archer: A young heir is killed while sitting in a car with his ex-girlfriend. Is she the murderer? Originally aired November 24th,1950.

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Mar 22, 2022
Ep.181 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Three Act Tragedy
8156

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.

Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.

Three Act Tragedy: At an apparently respectable dinner party, a vicar is the first to die…

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Mar 18, 2022
Ep.180 Broadway Is My Beat: The Jane Darwell Murder Case
1881

Broadway is my Beat is a love affair with noir and hardboiled radio detective series blossomed during the 1940's. The golden age of radio had found a new following in the crime drama genre, and managed to churn out several note-worthy serializations. One of the more popular old time radio shows of the period was Broadway is my Beat which featured the talented Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover. Clover truly loved his beat on the colorful and gritty streets of Broadway and it shined through in his passion and dedication to his job. He tirelessly patrolled the city streets and instilled fear into the hoodlums and villains that threatened the peace. Remarkably enough, the program enjoyed a lengthy run from 1949-1954, unlike its other contemporaries who only lasted for a season.

The Jane Darwell Murder Case: Scandal reporter Jed Stacy has received a prophesy in the mail...Jane Darnell will be found murdered tonight. Originally aired August 11th,1949.

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Mar 16, 2022
Ep.179 The Adventures Of Sam Spade: The Sure Thing Caper
1882

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff (in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Sure Thing Caper:  "Five Dollar Frankie" has been cheated by "Gentle Joe Higgins," a known horse-doper. "Gentle Joe" has a sure thing, however, it's a most unusual sure thing!
Originally aired February 9th, 1951.

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Mar 14, 2022
Ep.178 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe: The Open Window
1884

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Open Window:  A beautiful girl with amnesia visits Marlowe and ends up getting pushed out of his window! Originally aired October 8th, 1949.

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Mar 11, 2022
Ep.177 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Indiscretion Of Mr. Edwards
2018

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Indiscretion of Mr. Edwards: Holmes is called in by the foreign office to investigate a lady bareback rider who has captured the heart of an English prince.
Originally Aired: February 4, 1946

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Mar 10, 2022
Ep.176 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced: Part 5
1781

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

A Murder Is Announced: The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are summoned by a newspaper notice to the house of Letitia Blacklock, anticipating a murder game. But things become too real when someone is shot dead.

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Mar 02, 2022
Ep.175 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced: Part 4
1785

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

A Murder Is Announced: The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are summoned by a newspaper notice to the house of Letitia Blacklock, anticipating a murder game. But things become too real when someone is shot dead.

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Mar 02, 2022
Ep.174 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced: Part 3
1784

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

A Murder Is Announced: The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are summoned by a newspaper notice to the house of Letitia Blacklock, anticipating a murder game. But things become too real when someone is shot dead.

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Mar 02, 2022
Ep.173 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced: Part 2
1764

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

A Murder Is Announced: The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are summoned by a newspaper notice to the house of Letitia Blacklock, anticipating a murder game. But things become too real when someone is shot dead.

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Mar 02, 2022
Ep.172 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced: Part 1
1780

Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

A Murder Is Announced: The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are summoned by a newspaper notice to the house of Letitia Blacklock, anticipating a murder game. But things become too real when someone is shot dead.

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Mar 02, 2022
Ep.171 The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe: The Careless Cleaner
1887

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky.
He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner. Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's sharp-witted, dapper young confidential assistant with an eye for attractive women, narrates the cases and does the legwork for the detective genius.

The Careless Cleaner: A beautiful cleaning woman is found murdered in the room of an artist with his marriage on the rocks. Originally aired: November 17, 1950.

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Mar 02, 2022
Ep.170 Broadway Is My Beat: The Val Dane Case
1876

Broadway is my Beat is a love affair with noir and hardboiled radio detective series blossomed during the 1940's. The golden age of radio had found a new following in the crime drama genre, and managed to churn out several note-worthy serializations. One of the more popular old time radio shows of the period was Broadway is my Beat which featured the talented Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover. Clover truly loved his beat on the colorful and gritty streets of Broadway and it shined through in his passion and dedication to his job. He tirelessly patrolled the city streets and instilled fear into the hoodlums and villains that threatened the peace. Remarkably enough, the program enjoyed a lengthy run from 1949-1954, unlike its other contemporaries who only lasted for a season.

The Val Dane Case: Val Dane, a universally hated author, is found dead of starvation in a room full of food! Originally aired August 25th,1949.

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Feb 25, 2022
Ep.169 The Adventures Of Sam Spade: The Crab Louie Caper
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The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff (in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Crab Louie Caper: Sam is hired to find out how an Italian crab- fisher was killed. Was it an accident or murder? Originally aired March 2nd, 1951.

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Feb 25, 2022
Ep.168 PD James: The Private Patient Pt.2: An Adam Dagliesh Mystery
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Respected as one of the greats of modern crime writing, Phyllis Dorothy James (1920-2014), known as P. D. James, came to fame for her mystery series starring New Scotland Yard Commander and poet, Adam Dalgliesh. She was also the author of a number of stand-along novels including The Children of Men, which was the basis for the movie Children of Men, and Death Comes to Pemberly, which was adapted into a BBC mini-series. Many of her Adam Dalgliesh books were also adapted for television. In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014.

The Private Patient: Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate a murder at a private nursing home for rich patients being treated by the famous plastic surgeon.

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Feb 23, 2022
Ep.167 PD James: The Private Patient Pt.1: An Adam Dagliesh Mystery
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Respected as one of the greats of modern crime writing, Phyllis Dorothy James (1920-2014), known as P. D. James, came to fame for her mystery series starring New Scotland Yard Commander and poet, Adam Dalgliesh. She was also the author of a number of stand-along novels including The Children of Men, which was the basis for the movie Children of Men, and Death Comes to Pemberly, which was adapted into a BBC mini-series. Many of her Adam Dalgliesh books were also adapted for television. In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014.

The Private Patient: Commander Adam Dalgliesh and his team are called in to investigate a murder at a private nursing home for rich patients being treated by the famous plastic surgeon.

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Feb 23, 2022
Ep.166 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Camberwell Poisoning
1847

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Camberwell Poisoning: Holmes and Watson investigate the poisoning of the hated head of a wealthy family. Originally aired February 18th, 1946

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Feb 21, 2022
Ep.165 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe: The Headless Peacock
1887

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Headless Peacock: A woman hires Marlowe to help her fiancé who has a gambling problem. Originally aired July 16th,1949.


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Feb 15, 2022
Ep.164 The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe: The Case Of The Dear Dead Lady
1887

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky.
He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner. Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's sharp-witted, dapper young confidential assistant with an eye for attractive women, narrates the cases and does the legwork for the detective genius.

The Case Of The Dear Dead Lady
:  A religious fanatic has committed murder...or was it the Shakespearean actor? Originally aired November 3rd,1950

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Feb 15, 2022
Ep.163 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery Pt 5
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Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

A Caribbean Mystery: Miss Marple is drawn into a case of intrigue and black magic when a Major who bragged of owning a photo of a murderer dies under mysterious circumstances.

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Feb 08, 2022
Ep.162 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery Pt 4
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Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

A Caribbean Mystery: Miss Marple is drawn into a case of intrigue and black magic when a Major who bragged of owning a photo of a murderer dies under mysterious circumstances.

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Feb 08, 2022
Ep.161 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery Pt 3
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Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

A Caribbean Mystery: Miss Marple is drawn into a case of intrigue and black magic when a Major who bragged of owning a photo of a murderer dies under mysterious circumstances.

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Feb 08, 2022
Ep.160 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery Pt 2
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Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

A Caribbean Mystery: Miss Marple is drawn into a case of intrigue and black magic when a Major who bragged of owning a photo of a murderer dies under mysterious circumstances.

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Feb 08, 2022
Ep.159 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery Pt 1
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Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

A Caribbean Mystery: Miss Marple is drawn into a case of intrigue and black magic when a Major who bragged of owning a photo of a murderer dies under mysterious circumstances.

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Feb 08, 2022
Ep.158 Dragnet: The Big Chet
1840

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Chet: A stuttering robber and his partner are tracked down with the help of a stoolie, who is trying to go straight. Originally aired April 5th,1953

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Feb 04, 2022
Ep.157 Father Brown: The Mirror Of The Magistrate
2486

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.

The Mirror of the Magistrate: After a conservative judge is found shot to death in his garden, Father Brown sets out to prove that the outspoken socialist arrested for his murder is innocent.

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Feb 04, 2022
Ep.156 The Adventures Of Sam Spade: The Wheel Of Life Caper
1885

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff (in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Wheel Of Life Caper:  Sam meets a mystery woman with no memory and a corpse that's been killed by a buzz saw! Originally aired July 11th,1948.

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Feb 01, 2022
Ep.155 Broadway Is My Beat: The Dr. Robbie McClure Murder Case
1877

Broadway is my Beat is a love affair with noir and hardboiled radio detective series blossomed during the 1940's. The golden age of radio had found a new following in the crime drama genre, and managed to churn out several note-worthy serializations. One of the more popular old time radio shows of the period was Broadway is my Beat which featured the talented Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover. Clover truly loved his beat on the colorful and gritty streets of Broadway and it shined through in his passion and dedication to his job. He tirelessly patrolled the city streets and instilled fear into the hoodlums and villains that threatened the peace. Remarkably enough, the program enjoyed a lengthy run from 1949-1954, unlike its other contemporaries who only lasted for a season.

The Dr. McClure Murder Case: Doctor McClure dies in Danny's office, after being shot with a .22 calibre gun. Originally aired August 4th, 1949

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Jan 28, 2022
Ep.154 The Man Called X: The Girl Who Couldn't Remember
1874

A Man Called X was a CBS/NBC spy radio series that aired from July 10, 1944 to May 20, 1952. The lead character, Intelligence Agent Ken Thurston, was portrayed by Herbert Marshall. His sidekick, Pagan Zeldchmidt, was played by Leon Belasco. Together, they took various cases, all of which were extremely dangerous, and had happened at different exotic places in the world. The background music was supplied by Gordon Jenkins' Orchestra.

The Girl Who Couldn't Remember: A young woman with amnesia is key to locating a stolen collection of paintings that’s needed to provide a good future to Italian war orphans.
Originally Aired Date: August 15, 1948

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Jan 28, 2022
Ep.153 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Mirror Cracked From Side To Side
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Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.


The Mirror Cracked From Side To Side
: Miss Marple investigates the murder of Heather Badcock, who consumed a poisoned cocktail apparently meant for American film actress Marina Gregg, Heather's idol. Originally aired August 29th, 1998.

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Jan 24, 2022
Ep.152 The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe: The Case Of The Care Worn Cuff
1894

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky.
He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner. Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's sharp-witted, dapper young confidential assistant with an eye for attractive women, narrates the cases and does the legwork for the detective genius.

The Case Of The Care Worn Cuff: A man with one shirt cuff more worn than the other pays Wolfe $1000 to drop Dorothy Spencer as a client, even though Wolfe never heard of her.
Originally aired October 27th,1950.

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Jan 24, 2022
Ep.151 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Grim Hunters
1891

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Grim Hunters: Marlowe is lured to a party as a human item in a scavenger hunt. Things take a serious turn when he finds the woman who called him was murdered.
Originally aired March 12th,1949.

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Jan 20, 2022
Ep.150 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder
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Miss Jane Marple doesn’t look like your average detective. Quite frankly, she doesn’t look like a detective at all. But looks can be deceiving... For a woman who has spent her life in the small village of St Mary Mead, Miss Marple is surprisingly worldly. But as she often points out she has had every opportunity to observe human nature.

Sleeping Murder: Spinster sleuth Miss Marple probes a woman's terrifying flashbacks to trap a murderer. Originally aired December 8th,2001.

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Jan 18, 2022
Ep.149 Dragnet: The Big Tomato
1927

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Tomato:  A high school boy named Kenneth Morrow is killed in an auto accident. He had been using marijuana! Friday and the cops track down "The Big Tomato." Originally aired January 25th,1951

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Jan 14, 2022
Ep.148 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Girl With The Gazelle
1769

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Girl With The Gazelle: Holmes battles Dr. Moriarty again, as he tries to solve the puzzle of how a valuable painting was stolen from a sealed room. Originally aired March 25,1946.

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Jan 14, 2022
Ep.147 Tales of the Texas Rangers: Death In The Cards
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Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.

Death in the Cards: A double murder is blamed on a gambler with red hair, but hoofprints in the frost give Jace Pearson an important clue. Originally aired January 14th,1951. 

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Jan 11, 2022
Ep.146 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Biddle Riddle Caper
1886

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff (in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Biddle Riddle Caper:  Sam is hired by a radio producer to help solve a three-year-old-murder. He finds a reel of recording tape disguised as a typewriter ribbon and exposes the murder with the recording. Originally aired January 5th, 1951.

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Jan 11, 2022
Ep.145 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Lord Edgware Dies
8536

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.

Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.

Lord Edgware Dies: Lord Edgware is found brutally stabbed, his wife the prime suspect. But did she murder him?

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Jan 07, 2022
Ep.144 The Man Called X: Rendezvous With Death
1849

A Man Called X was a CBS/NBC spy radio series that aired from July 10, 1944 to May 20, 1952. The lead character, Intelligence Agent Ken Thurston, was portrayed by Herbert Marshall. His sidekick, Pagan Zeldchmidt, was played by Leon Belasco. Together, they took various cases, all of which were extremely dangerous, and had happened at different exotic places in the world. The background music was supplied by Gordon Jenkins' Orchestra.

Rendezvous With Death: Ken Thurston flies to Burma when a telegrapher is shot in Rangoon to prevent him from sending a message. Originally aired November 11th, 1950.

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Jan 07, 2022
Ep.143 The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe: Stamped For Murder
1898

Nero Wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe was born in Montenegro and keeps his past murky.
He lives in a luxurious brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids, or eating the gourmet meals prepared by his chef, Fritz Brenner. Archie Goodwin, Wolfe's sharp-witted, dapper young confidential assistant with an eye for attractive women, narrates the cases and does the legwork for the detective genius.

Stamped for Murder: A woman seeks help from Nero Wolfe to recover a $10,000 treasure map from two swindlers. Wolfe becomes suspicious when the con-men return the money to eagerly. Originally aired October 20th,1950.

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Jan 05, 2022
Ep.142 The Crime Club: Murder Rents A Room
1864

The Crime Club aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System as a half-hour weekly radio series, beginning on December 2, 1946 and continuing until October 16, 1947, a run of 47 episodes. It aired on Mondays at 8 p.m. through December and then on Thursdays at 10 p.m. It was also heard on Wednesdays and Sundays on some stations.

Each installment was introduced by the series host, The Librarian, portrayed by Barry Thomson and Raymond Edward Johnson (who was perhaps better known as the host of Inner Sanctum Mysteries). The series featured murder and mystery dramas, some of which had already been published by the Doubleday Crime Club. A new Crime Club book was made available to the public each week and distributed though local newsstands and bookstores.

Murder Rents A Room: A rich man "dies" but most of his money is missing. The man's ne'er-do-well nephew is suspect. Originally aired June 5th, 1947.

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Jan 05, 2022
Ep.141 Father Brown: The Dagger With Wings
2692

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.

The Dagger With Wings: A wealthy landowner in the West Country confesses to Father Brown that his adopted son has coerced him into dabbling into occultism in order to extend his life.

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Jan 03, 2022
Ep.140 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Old Acquaintance
1875

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Old Acquaintance: A good action story about an escaped convict and the two women in his life. Originally aired December 26th,1948.

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Dec 29, 2021
Ep.139 Dragnet: The Big WIll
1835

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Will: Charles Stall has been shot. Tire tracks lead to a motel and to a drunk Texan and his car. Originally aired June 7th,1953.

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Dec 29, 2021
Ep.138 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Demon Barber
1823

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Case of the Demon Barber: Holmes and Watson try to keep an actor who is portraying a fiendish killer, from being driven crazy. Originally aired January 28th,1946.

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Dec 27, 2021
Ep.137 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Hercule Poirot's Christmas
4963

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.

Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.

Hercule Poirot's Christmas: When the obnoxious multi-millionaire Simeon Lee unexpectedly invites his family to gather at his home for Christmas, the gesture is met with displeasure by many of the guests. The patriarch also sends for Hercule Poirot, as he feels the reunion might prove perillous. This is indeed the case, as one day, he is found with his throat slashed in the middle of his ransacked study. Originally aired December 25th, 1994.

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Dec 20, 2021
Ep.136 Broadway Is My Beat: Nick Norman and Santa Claus
1885

Broadway is my Beat is a love affair with noir and hardboiled radio detective series blossomed during the 1940's. The golden age of radio had found a new following in the crime drama genre, and managed to churn out several note-worthy serializations. One of the more popular old time radio shows of the period was Broadway is my Beat which featured the talented Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover. Clover truly loved his beat on the colorful and gritty streets of Broadway and it shined through in his passion and dedication to his job. He tirelessly patrolled the city streets and instilled fear into the hoodlums and villains that threatened the peace. Remarkably enough, the program enjoyed a lengthy run from 1949-1954, unlike its other contemporaries who only lasted for a season.

Nick Norman and Santa Claus: Nick Norman is just out of Sing Sing after fifteen years and is scheduled to play Santa Claus for the PAL. The day before the big day, Santa takes a powder, while a miserly landlord demands his rent. Originally aired December 24th, 1949.


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Dec 20, 2021
Ep.135 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
5359

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.

Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A woman is found dead shortly after confessing to her friend that she is being blackmailed. The police concluded it was suicide, but the case takes a much darker turn when that same friend is found murdered in his own study.

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Dec 20, 2021
Ep.134 Father Brown: The Three Tools of Death
1908

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.

The Three Tools of Death: When a troubled young woman's father is killed just weeks after her mother's death, Father Brown must help her deal with her grief, while solving the father's inexplicable murder by one of three weapons. Originally aired July 22nd, 1945.

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Dec 20, 2021
Ep.133 Broadway Is My Beat: The Henry Baker Murder Case
1877

Broadway is my Beat is a love affair with noir and hardboiled radio detective series blossomed during the 1940's. The golden age of radio had found a new following in the crime drama genre, and managed to churn out several note-worthy serializations. One of the more popular old time radio shows of the period was Broadway is my Beat which featured the talented Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover. Clover truly loved his beat on the colorful and gritty streets of Broadway and it shined through in his passion and dedication to his job. He tirelessly patrolled the city streets and instilled fear into the hoodlums and villains that threatened the peace. Remarkably enough, the program enjoyed a lengthy run from 1949-1954, unlike its other contemporaries who only lasted for a season.

The Henry Baker Murder Case: A nice guy named Henry Baker is trying to give away $50,000 while his brother is trying to stop him. Originally aired December 17th,1949.

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Dec 15, 2021
Ep.132 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Farmer's Daughter Caper
1878

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff (in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Farmer's Daughter Caper: Sam needs a room for the night and finds a strange tourist court, a man buried alive, shots in the night and of course a beautiful woman in his bedroom!
Originally aired September 3rd,1950.

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Dec 15, 2021
Ep.131 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Telltale Pigeon Feathers
2027

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Telltale Pigeon Feathers
: Sherlock's brother Mycroft puts Sherlock on the trail of a spy, and Doctor Watson finds himself arrested for murder! Originally aired January 21, 1946.

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Dec 11, 2021
Ep.130 Dragnet: The Big Dare
1885

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Dare: Friday and Romero investigate the death of a single mother.
Originally aired August 3rd,1950

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Ep.129 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Eager Witness
1900

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Eager Witness: Marlowe tracks down the real killer after a witness at a trial seems to be too eager to testify. Originally aired August 27th,1949.

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Dec 08, 2021
Ep.128 Tales of the Texas Rangers: Pressure
1922

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.

Pressure: Who killed Mike Redford? "Lucifer" confesses but Jace Pearson has his doubts.
Originally aired April 1st, 1951.

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Dec 08, 2021
Ep.127 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: After the Funeral
5322

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.

After the Funeral: When a man disinherits his sole beneficiary and bequeaths his wealth to others just prior to his death, Poirot is called in to investigate.

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Dec 06, 2021
Ep.126 Broadway Is My Beat: The Andrew Jenkins Case
1818

Broadway is my Beat is a love affair with noir and hardboiled radio detective series blossomed during the 1940's. The golden age of radio had found a new following in the crime drama genre, and managed to churn out several note-worthy serializations. One of the more popular old time radio shows of the period was Broadway is my Beat which featured the talented Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover. Clover truly loved his beat on the colorful and gritty streets of Broadway and it shined through in his passion and dedication to his job. He tirelessly patrolled the city streets and instilled fear into the hoodlums and villains that threatened the peace. Remarkably enough, the program enjoyed a lengthy run from 1949-1954, unlike its other contemporaries who only lasted for a season.

The Andrew Jenkins Case: A missing hick from Indiana named Andrew Jenkins leads Lt. Clover to "Golden" Gold. Originally aired March 6th,1949

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Dec 03, 2021
Ep.125 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Murder Beyond the Mountains
1868

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

Murder Beyond the Mountains: During a time when Sherlock Holmes was believed to be dead, he confronts a murder mystery at a Tibetan monastery.
Originally aired January 14th,1946

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Dec 01, 2021
Ep.124 Dragnet: The Big Smart Guy
1880

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Smart Guy: A woman has been shot to death, the apparent motive robbery. The killer is still at large and it’s Friday’s job to find him…
Originally aired June 8th,1950

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Nov 30, 2021
Ep.123 Father Brown: The Absence of Mr. Glass
1862

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.

The Absence of Mr. Glass: The unusual behavior of a young man sparks concern in a seaside town. Andrew Sachs stars as GK Chesterton's clerical sleuth.

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Nov 28, 2021
Ep.122 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Terrified Turkey Caper
1892

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff (in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Terrified Turkey Caper: Who's trying to kill Thom Turkey...on Thanksgiving Day? Originally aired November24th,1950.

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Nov 25, 2021
Ep.121 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Chateau McCloud Caper
1890

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff (in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Chateau McCloud Caper:  Murder on skis at a rich man's winter home. Originally aired January 26th, 1951

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Nov 24, 2021
Ep.120 PD James: A Certain Justice: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery
5359

Respected as one of the greats of modern crime writing, Phyllis Dorothy James (1920-2014), known as P. D. James, came to fame for her mystery series starring New Scotland Yard Commander and poet, Adam Dalgliesh. She was also the author of a number of stand-along novels including The Children of Men, which was the basis for the movie Children of Men, and Death Comes to Pemberly, which was adapted into a BBC mini-series. Many of her Adam Dalgliesh books were also adapted for television. In 1991 she was created Baroness James of Holland Park. She died in 2014.

A Certain Justice: Brilliant criminal lawyer Venetia Aldridge secures the acquittal of a young man from the charge of murdering his aunt. But this sparks a series of bizarre events, starting with her own murder.... Gentleman Commander Adam Dalgliesh takes charge of the case.

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Nov 22, 2021
Ep.119 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Night Tide
1951

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.
Originally aired May 21st, 1949.

Night Tide: Marlowe is hired by a businessman who is concerned that a dock worker he sent to prison is out for vengeance.

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Nov 19, 2021
Ep.118 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Five Little Pigs
5419

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.

Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.

Five Little Pigs: A bride-to-be hires Poirot to solve a sixteen-year-old case and prove her mother innocent of murder.

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Nov 19, 2021
Ep.117 Tales of the Texas Rangers: Soft Touch
1909

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases. 

Soft Touch: An elderly farm couple is found beaten to death, by an assailant who knew what he was doing! Originally aired October 29th,1950.

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Nov 18, 2021
Ep.116 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: In Flanders Field
2094

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

In Flanders Field: Holmes and Watson helps the British military during WWI, by trying to figure if an English actor visiting the troops is really a traitor.

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Nov 15, 2021
Ep.115 Father Brown: The Actor and the Alibi
1743

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.

The Actor and the Alibi: Father Brown discovers that the cast of a famous stage comedy might include a killer, but how can that be when everyone has a perfect alibi?
Originally aired  November 2nd,1986.

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Nov 12, 2021
Ep.114 Dragnet: The Big Cliff
1704

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Cliff: A 63 year old woman dies under mysterious circumstances and the coroner has a hard time finding out the cause of death, suspicion then turns to her husband.
Originally aired June 28th,1951.

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Nov 12, 2021
Ep.113 CBS Crime Classics: The Checkered Life and Sudden Death of Colonel James Fisk Jr.
1891

Crime Classics was a radio docudrama of CBS which was aired from June 15, 1953 to June 30, 1954. The show was produced, created and directed by Elliott Lewis. With consultation with Lewis, Morton Fine and David Friedkin wrote every single episode of the show. The show was hosted by Thomas Hyland which was played by Lou Merrill.

Crime Classics examines real crimes from ancient Greece to late 19th-century America. The cases varied from assassinations of famous people such as Leon Trotsky, Abraham Lincoln, and Julius Caesar up to some small, not-so-popular cases. William Conrad was one of the most frequent radio actors of the show.

The Checkered Life and Sudden Death of Colonel James Fisk Jr.: An excellent story about the rivalry between two wealthy New Yorkers in 1872 and the beautiful widow, beloved of both.
Originally aired June 29th, 1953.

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Nov 11, 2021
Ep.112 Sam Spade: The Maltese Falcon
7096

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff (in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Maltese Falcon: Sleuth Sam Spade is drawn into a statuette riddle after his partner is murdered in 1928 San Francisco. Originally aired on BBC December 1984

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Nov 08, 2021
Ep.111 The Crime Club: The Sun is a Witness
1870

The Crime Club aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System as a half-hour weekly radio series, beginning on December 2, 1946 and continuing until October 16, 1947, a run of 47 episodes. It aired on Mondays at 8 p.m. through December and then on Thursdays at 10 p.m. It was also heard on Wednesdays and Sundays on some stations.

Each installment was introduced by the series host, The Librarian, portrayed by Barry Thomson and Raymond Edward Johnson (who was perhaps better known as the host of Inner Sanctum Mysteries). The series featured murder and mystery dramas, some of which had already been published by the Doubleday Crime Club. A new Crime Club book was made available to the public each week and distributed though local newsstands and bookstores.

The Sun is a Witness: The shadows on a roll of film provide clues to a murderer.
Originally aired April 3rd,1947

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Nov 08, 2021
Ep.110 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Hairpin Turn
1890

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Hairpin Turn: Marlowe meets a female sharpshooter it only adds up that she is somehow connected to a dead body - a body shot with a target pistol.
Originally aired January 28th,1950.

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Nov 03, 2021
Ep.109 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Adventure of the Money Mad Ghoul
1768

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.

Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.

The Adventure of the Money Mad Ghoul: Poirot finds himself in a coffin wearing a strong perfume, to track down a series of missing corpses. Originally aired September 13th, 1945

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Nov 03, 2021
Ep.108 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Terrifying Cats
1807

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Terrifying Cats: An opera singer with a deadly fear of cats turn to Holmes for help.
Originally aired February 25th, 1946.

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Nov 03, 2021
Ep.107 Tales of the Texas Rangers: Death Plant
1860

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.

Death Plant: A home-made time bomb is used to kill Sylvia Peters and wound her husband Tom. Originally aired December 9th, 1951.

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Nov 03, 2021
Ep.106 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Halloween Party
5381

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.



Halloween Party: When a young girl is found drowned at a Halloween party after boasting about a murder she had seen, Ariadne Oliver, the famous crime novelist, sends for her old friend Hercule Poirot. But has Poirot one death to investigate--or two?

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Oct 29, 2021
Ep.105 Father Brown: The Curse of the Golden Cross
1738

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.

The Curse of the Golden Cross: What do a gambler, an English lady, a steward, a vicar and a professor have in common?


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Oct 29, 2021
Ep.104 Dragnet: The Big Grab
1849

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Grab: A woman has disappeared, taken by a man disguised as a police officer.
Originally aired June 15th,1950.

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Oct 28, 2021
Ep.103 The Crime Club: Fear Came First
1910

The Crime Club aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System as a half-hour weekly radio series, beginning on December 2, 1946 and continuing until October 16, 1947, a run of 47 episodes. It aired on Mondays at 8 p.m. through December and then on Thursdays at 10 p.m. It was also heard on Wednesdays and Sundays on some stations.

Each installment was introduced by the series host, The Librarian, portrayed by Barry Thomson and Raymond Edward Johnson (who was perhaps better known as the host of Inner Sanctum Mysteries). The series featured murder and mystery dramas, some of which had already been published by the Doubleday Crime Club. A new Crime Club book was made available to the public each week and distributed though local newsstands and bookstores.

Fear Came First: Four women fight over an inheritance in a deserted house. Two murders have just been committed. Originally aired March 13th,1947

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Oct 25, 2021
Ep.102 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The String of Death Caper
1897

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff (in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The String of Death Caper: A dancer  hires Sam to find a beach comber. Sam not only finds him, but also comes up with a caper involving fabulous rose colored pearls and a murder or two...or three! Originally aired February 2nd,1951.

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Oct 25, 2021
Ep.101 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: One Two Buckle My Shoe - Part 5
1775

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.


One Two Buckle My Shoe: Poirot pays what appears to be a routine visit to Dr. Morley, his dentist, but shortly after he leaves the clinic, the doctor is found dead with a gunshot wound to his temple, an apparent suicide. Poirot suspects foul play, and all those who entered the doctor's offices after Poirot left are suspect.

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Oct 18, 2021
Ep.100 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: One Two Buckle My Shoe - Part 4
1772

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.


One Two Buckle My Shoe: Poirot pays what appears to be a routine visit to Dr. Morley, his dentist, but shortly after he leaves the clinic, the doctor is found dead with a gunshot wound to his temple, an apparent suicide. Poirot suspects foul play, and all those who entered the doctor's offices after Poirot left are suspect.

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Oct 18, 2021
Ep.99 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: One Two Buckle My Shoe - Part 3
1771

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.


One Two Buckle My Shoe: Poirot pays what appears to be a routine visit to Dr. Morley, his dentist, but shortly after he leaves the clinic, the doctor is found dead with a gunshot wound to his temple, an apparent suicide. Poirot suspects foul play, and all those who entered the doctor's offices after Poirot left are suspect.

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Oct 18, 2021
Ep.98 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: One Two Buckle My Shoe - Part 2
1746

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.


One Two Buckle My Shoe: Poirot pays what appears to be a routine visit to Dr. Morley, his dentist, but shortly after he leaves the clinic, the doctor is found dead with a gunshot wound to his temple, an apparent suicide. Poirot suspects foul play, and all those who entered the doctor's offices after Poirot left are suspect.

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Oct 18, 2021
Ep.97 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: One Two Buckle My Shoe - Part 1
1793

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.


One Two Buckle My Shoe: Poirot pays what appears to be a routine visit to Dr. Morley, his dentist, but shortly after he leaves the clinic, the doctor is found dead with a gunshot wound to his temple, an apparent suicide. Poirot suspects foul play, and all those who entered the doctor's offices after Poirot left are suspect.

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Oct 18, 2021
Ep.96 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Accidental Murderess
1894

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.


The Accidental Murderess: A woman accidentally shoots Holmes, but Holmes recognizes the woman as someone he implicated in murder. Originally aired November 26th, 1945.

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Oct 15, 2021
Ep.95 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Black Halo
1875

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Black Halo: Marlowe is hired to find the missing Julia Perry. Murder and a suicide complicate the case and add a surprise ending. Originally aired: January 15th,1949.

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Oct 15, 2021
Ep.94 The Crime Club: Mr. Smith's Hat
1893

The Crime Club aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System as a half-hour weekly radio series, beginning on December 2, 1946 and continuing until October 16, 1947, a run of 47 episodes. It aired on Mondays at 8 p.m. through December and then on Thursdays at 10 p.m. It was also heard on Wednesdays and Sundays on some stations.

Each installment was introduced by the series host, The Librarian, portrayed by Barry Thomson and Raymond Edward Johnson (who was perhaps better known as the host of Inner Sanctum Mysteries). The series featured murder and mystery dramas, some of which had already been published by the Doubleday Crime Club. A new Crime Club book was made available to the public each week and distributed though local newsstands and bookstores.

Mr. Smith's Hat: A man calls the police to say he's going to be murdered. Ten seconds later, the man's daughter calls to say she just found the body. Originally aired January 23rd,1947.

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Oct 13, 2021
Ep.93 Secrets of Scotland Yard: The Lucky Murderer
1816

The Secrets of Scotland Yard  was a successful crime drama series, initially airing internationally between 1949 and 1951. Selected episodes finally came to a US radio network for a brief run much later in 1957 over the Mutual Broadcasting System. The series boasted well over 100 episodes.
The Secrets of Scotland Yard was an independent production of the Towers of London syndicate in England for world wide distribution. Each week, an audience of anxious radio-listeners tuned in to hear these true crime stories of the London Metropolitan Police unfold, as the detectives at the Yard investigated some of England’s most famous criminals.

The Lucky Murderer: A chance of luck saved a man from being sent to the gallows.

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Oct 12, 2021
Ep.92 Father Brown: The Mistake of the Machine
1736

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.


The Mistake of the Machine: A suspect is locked away, but has the prison governor got the right man?

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Oct 08, 2021
Ep.91 Agatha Christie's: The Unexpected Guest
3604

The Unexpected Guest: A stranger discovers a woman standing over the dead body of her wheelchair-bound husband, gun in her hand. She admits to murder, and the unexpected guest offers to help her concoct a cover story.

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Oct 08, 2021
Ep.90 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Bail Bond Caper
1888

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Bail Bond Caper: A million-dollar robbery from an armored car puts Sam on the spot and in need of some bail himself! Originally aired June 27th, 1948.

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Oct 02, 2021
Ep.89 Tales of the Texas Rangers: Square Dance
1874

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.


Square Dance: An awful murder is committed in the parking lot of a square dance.
Originally aired  May 20th, 1951.

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Oct 02, 2021
Ep.88 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Eyes of Mr. Leyton
2085

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Eyes if Mr. Leyton: Holmes tries to prevent a murder in an opium den.
Originally aired September 24th,1945.

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Oct 02, 2021
Ep.87 Father Brown: The Arrow of Heaven
1717

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.


The Arrow of Heaven: A trip to New York leads to a murky trail of blackmail and murder.

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Oct 02, 2021
Ep.86 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Dude From Manhattan
1860

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Dude From Manhattan: Marlowe's visiting a dude ranch for a western-style murder by horse-shoe! Originally aired July 2nd, 1949.

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Oct 01, 2021
Ep.85 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Bride Wore Fright
1798

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.


The Bride Wore Fright: Poirot  arrives at his apartment to find a woman in a wedding dress hiding from a dangerous groom. Originally aired December 7th, 1945.

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Sep 30, 2021
Ep.84 Dragnet: The Big Fake
1874

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Fake: A drunk accuses a rookie cop of beating him up, robbing him. Originally aired June 1st,1950.

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Sep 28, 2021
Ep.83 Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None
5318

And Then There Were None: Agatha Christie's famous detective story without a detective, adapted by Joy Wilkinson. 

Ten guests are separately invited to an island by a person none of them knows very well, if at-all. When they arrive, it seems they have all been invited for different reasons. Nothing quite adds up.

An anonymous voice accuses each of them of having murdered someone. By the end of the first night, one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm and tormented by the nursery rhyme 'Ten Little Soldier Boys', the ten guests fear for their lives. Who is the killer? Is it one of them?

'And Then There Were None' was named the world's favourite Agatha Christie novel in a poll in September 2015.




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Sep 24, 2021
Ep.82 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Death Bed Caper
1877

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Death Bed Caper: Dan Starbuck hires Spade to witness a deathbed statement by his brother Gordon. However, his brother accuses him of murder!
Originally aired June 20th, 1948.

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Sep 24, 2021
Ep.81 Tales of the Texas Rangers: The Hatchet
1907

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.

The Hatchet: The murder of a high school teacher leads Ranger Jayce Pearson to a cattle water tank and the murder weapon at the bottom of it.

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Sep 22, 2021
Ep.80 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Amateur Mendicant Society
1906

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Amateur Mendicant Society: Holmes and Watson investigate a society of beggars and spies.  Originally aired April 2nd,1945.

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Sep 20, 2021
Ep.79 Father Brown: The Perishing of the Pendragons
1702

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.


The Perishing of the Pendragons: Mystery is afloat as a Cornish family's curse starts to unravel

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Sep 17, 2021
Ep.78 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Quiet Magpie
1883

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Quiet Magpie: Vincent Calloway is being tried for the murder of his father Homer Calloway a crime, which he denies. Originally aired August 11th,1950.

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Sep 17, 2021
Ep.77 CBS Crime Classics: The Crime of Bathsheba Spooner
1900

Crime Classics was a radio docudrama of CBS which was aired from June 15, 1953 to June 30, 1954. The show was produced, created and directed by Elliott Lewis. With consultation with Lewis, Morton Fine and David Friedkin wrote every single episode of the show. The show was hosted by Thomas Hyland which was played by Lou Merrill.

Crime Classics examines real crimes from ancient Greece to late 19th-century America. The cases varied from assassinations of famous people such as Leon Trotsky, Abraham Lincoln, and Julius Caesar up to some small, not-so-popular cases. William Conrad was one of the most frequent radio actors of the show.

The Crime of Bathsheba Spooner: The story of the first woman tried and executed in the United States.  Originally aired June 15th,1953.

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Sep 16, 2021
Ep.76 Dragnet: The Big Gangster - Part 2
1863

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Gangster
: The search for the killers of Gus Valentine continues.
Originally aired March 30th,1950.

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Sep 13, 2021
Ep.75 Dragnet: The Big Gangster - Part 1
1861

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Gangster: Who has taken a shot at Gus Valentine? Even though he's on the wrong side of the law, the cops must protect him...and fail! Originally aired March23rd, 1950.

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Sep 13, 2021
Ep.74 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Murder on the Links
5262

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.


Murder on the Links: When Hercule Poirot is urgently summoned to France he finds his client dead. Can he trace the killer?

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Sep 09, 2021
Ep.73 Father Brown: The Sins of Prince Saradine
1742

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.

The Sins of Prince Saradine: Father Brown accompanies Flambeau, who was invited to visit the mysterious Prince Saradine in Norfolk. They get in some good fishing, but things don't go well when they come across a couple of murders.

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Sep 07, 2021
Ep.72 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Sugar Kane Caper
1901

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Sugar Kane Caper: The beautiful Sugar Kane is about to marry into the wealthy Cavanaugh family. Originally aired October 3rd, 1948.

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Sep 06, 2021
Ep.71 Secrets of Scotland Yard: Jim the Penman
1156

The Secrets of Scotland Yard  was a successful crime drama series, initially airing internationally between 1949 and 1951. Selected episodes finally came to a US radio network for a brief run much later in 1957 over the Mutual Broadcasting System. The series boasted well over 100 episodes.
The Secrets of Scotland Yard was an independent production of the Towers of London syndicate in England for world wide distribution. Each week, an audience of anxious radio-listeners tuned in to hear these true crime stories of the London Metropolitan Police unfold, as the detectives at the Yard investigated some of England’s most famous criminals.

Jim the Penman one the most notorious forgers of all time.

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Sep 03, 2021
Ep.70 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Murder in the Moonlight
1836

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

Murder in the Moonlight: Sherlock Homes and Doc Watson go undercover. While aboard a ship bound for India, try to protect royalty from assassination. Originally aired October 29th, 1945.

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Sep 03, 2021
Ep.69 Tales of the Texas Rangers: Dead or Alive
1861

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.


Dead or Alive: The Texas City/Galveston disaster is the backdrop for a plan to have a wanted man switch identities with an unidentified corpse. Originally aired September 9th, 1950.

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Sep 01, 2021
Ep.68 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Pigeon's Blood
1891

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Pigeon's Blood: Thirty rubies worth $150,000 go missing, but murder isn't.
Originally aired June 11th,1949.

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Aug 30, 2021
Ep.67 The Secrets of Scotland Yard: The Great Gold Robbery
1199

The Secrets of Scotland Yard  was a successful crime drama series, initially airing internationally between 1949 and 1951. Selected episodes finally came to a US radio network for a brief run much later in 1957 over the Mutual Broadcasting System. The series boasted well over 100 episodes.
The Secrets of Scotland Yard was an independent production of the Towers of London syndicate in England for world wide distribution. Each week, an audience of anxious radio-listeners tuned in to hear these true crime stories of the London Metropolitan Police unfold, as the detectives at the Yard investigated some of England’s most famous criminals.


The Great Gold Robbery: A routine shipment of three boxes of gold was stolen and cleverly replaced with lead.

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Aug 30, 2021
Ep.66 Dragnet: The Big Watch
1870

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Watch: A gang of "Hitch-Hike Bandits" are assaulting and killing soldiers.
Originally aired April 13th, 1950.

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Aug 26, 2021
Ep.65 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Tears of Night Caper
1745

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Tears of Night Caper: A fabulously expensive necklace and several Latin quotes add up to a recipe for trouble for Spade. Originally aired July 24th, 1949.

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Aug 26, 2021
Ep.64 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Out of Date Murder
1815

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Case of the Out of Date Murder: Holmes and Watson find a body that at first appears to answer the mystery of a disappearance more than a century before. However, Holmes suspects the corpse is of more recent vintage. Originally aired September 17, 1945.

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Aug 24, 2021
Ep.63 Father Brown: The Honour of Israel Gow
1826

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.


The Honour of Israel Gow
: Flambeau, now a private detective, and Father Brown are at Glengyle Castle in Scotland, helping Inspector Craven of Scotland Yard to investigate the peculiar death and burial of the late Israel Gow.

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Aug 20, 2021
Ep.62 Tales of the Texas Rangers: Quicksilver
1875

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.
 

Quicksilver
: The Rangers track down the killer of a ranch family, starting with a clue in the hog feed! Originally aired August 5, 1950.

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Aug 20, 2021
Ep.61 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Promise to Pay
1896

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Promise to Pay: A young businessman hires Marlowe after he’s blackmailed over a marker he gave to a gambler that could ruin his career. Originally aired May 14, 1949.

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Aug 20, 2021
Ep.60 Secrets of Scotland Yard: Buckets of Blood
1517

The Secrets of Scotland Yard  was a successful crime drama series, initially airing internationally between 1949 and 1951. Selected episodes finally came to a US radio network for a brief run much later in 1957 over the Mutual Broadcasting System. The series boasted well over 100 episodes.
The Secrets of Scotland Yard was an independent production of the Towers of London syndicate in England for world wide distribution. Each week, an audience of anxious radio-listeners tuned in to hear these true crime stories of the London Metropolitan Police unfold, as the detectives at the Yard investigated some of England’s most famous criminals.


Buckets of Blood: Where the head of a murder victim is used to entice the murderer to confess to his crime.

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Aug 17, 2021
Ep.59 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Apple of Eve Caper
1739

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Apple of Eve Caper: Eve Adams has been killed, the prime suspect is "Dreama Love."
Originally aired June 19th, 1949.

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Aug 17, 2021
Ep.58 Father Brown: The Invisible Man
1750

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.

The Invisible Man: The inimitable Father Brown is called to help in the hunt for a mysterious killer, known only as an invisible man. Originally aired January 6,1985.

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Aug 13, 2021
Ep.57 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Missing Bloodstain
1553

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Adventure of the Missing Bloodstain: Sherlock Holmes investigates a murder at a Turkish Bath with political overtones.
Originally aired May 15,1944.

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Aug 13, 2021
Ep.56 Dragnet: The Big Boys
1863

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Boys: A gang of four robbers have come to Los Angeles from San Francisco, planning to pull a job.
Originally aired March 16,1950.

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Aug 13, 2021
Ep.55 Secrets of Scotland Yard: The Bank of England Robbery
1788

The Secrets of Scotland Yard  was a successful crime drama series, initially airing internationally between 1949 and 1951. Selected episodes finally came to a US radio network for a brief run much later in 1957 over the Mutual Broadcasting System. The series boasted well over 100 episodes.
The Secrets of Scotland Yard was an independent production of the Towers of London syndicate in England for world wide distribution. Each week, an audience of anxious radio-listeners tuned in to hear these true crime stories of the London Metropolitan Police unfold, as the detectives at the Yard investigated some of England’s most famous criminals.

The Bank of England Robbery: The manager of the the Bank of England seeks out Scotland Yard in order to help catch two notorious thieves. Originally aired October 5,1953.

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Aug 10, 2021
Ep.54 Tales of the Texas Rangers: The Cactus Pear
1871

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.

The Cactus Pear: A cowboy is gunned down with a shotgun. The clues are a shotgun shell and a cast of a horse shoe. Originally aired December 17,1950.

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Aug 10, 2021
Ep.53 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Orange Dog
1877

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Orange Dog: Marlowe starts out looking for a woman’s missing sister and instead finds himself in Chinatown on the trail of the orange dog of Fo. Originally aired January 22nd,1949



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Aug 06, 2021
Ep.52 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Murder In Mesopotamia
8290

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.


Murder in Mesopotamia: John Moffat stars as the great Belgian detective Hercule Poirot on BBC Radio.
When death occurs at an archaeological site in the Iraqi desert, Poirot is on hand to dig for clues.

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Aug 06, 2021
Ep.51 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Manor House Case
1874

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Manor House Case: Holmes goes undercover disguised as a German official who was almost killed in a bomb attack. Originally aired October 15,1945.

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Aug 06, 2021
Ep.50 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Rushlight Diamond Caper
1690

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Rushlight Diamond Caper: Sam is hired to guard the wedding presents, but not the groom, who is stabbed to death with a pair of garden shears! Originally aired July 4th, 1948.

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Aug 03, 2021
Ep.49 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Bouncing Betty Caper
1598

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Bouncing Betty Caper: Sam becomes a chauffeur to enter a wealthy home and discover who's been threatening a woman. "Betty" turns out to be quite deadly, but not for the reason you think! Originally aired December 12th, 1948.

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Aug 03, 2021
Ep.48 Father Brown: The Queer Feet
1694

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.

The Queer Feet: When Father Brown is called to the exclusive Vernon Hotel to administer the last rites to a dying member of staff, he manages to detect a crime in progress, and save a soul, all by listening to a few strange footsteps in a corridor...

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Jul 30, 2021
Ep.47 Tales of the Texas Rangers: Room 114
1839

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.


Room 114: A dead man found in the Alamo Motel was killed by ranch owner Bolan, but he's also the corpse! Originally aired December 3rd, 1950.

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Jul 30, 2021
Ep.46 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Viennese Strangler
1683

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Case of the Viennese Strangler: After a beautiful German pianist led them to the Hungarian, a case of blackmail, a Chinese actor, and a flirtatious soprano forced Holmes to put aside his violin and go undercover—for a date with a strangler. Originally aired April 23, 1945.

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Jul 27, 2021
Ep.45 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Lady In Mink
1896

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Lady In Mink: The story of a mixed-up girl and her mixed-up life and her really strange sister. Originally aired April 30th, 1949

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Jul 27, 2021
Ep.44 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Shot in the Dark Caper
1826

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Shot in the Dark Caper: Sam is hired by a newspaper to solved a murder that was captured in a news photo, but was never reported to the cops! Originally aired February 23, 1951.

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Jul 24, 2021
Ep.43 The Adventures of The Saint: Cupid and the Corpse
1874

When going to buy scalped tickets from a bookie, Simon finds a dead body.
Originally aired August 27,1950

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Jul 24, 2021
Ep.42 Father Brown: The Blue Cross
1666

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.


The Blue Cross: Father Brown receives a mysterious note suggesting that the church’s priceless holy relic, the Blue Cross, will be stolen.

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Jul 22, 2021
Ep.41 Dragnet: The Big Trial
1871


Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Trial: Joe Friday and Ben Romero search for a hit and run driver. Originally aired April 20th, 1950.

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Jul 20, 2021
Ep.40 Tales of the Texas Rangers: The White Suit
1887

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.

The White Suit: A convict escapes from a small jail. The manhunt is aided by the prisoner's white jail clothes and a small walkie-talkie. Originally aired November 5th, 1950.

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Jul 20, 2021
Ep.39 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Double Zero
1890

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Case of the Double Zero: Holmes and Watson is in a casino in the South of France where they discover two suspicious suicides. Originally aired November 19,1945.

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Jul 16, 2021
Ep.38 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The ABC Murders
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Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.


The ABC Murders: There’s a serial killer on the loose, working his way through the alphabet - and the whole country is in a state of panic. With each murder, the killer is getting more confident – but leaving a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just prove to be the first, and fatal mistake.

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Jul 16, 2021
Ep.37 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Lawless Caper
1912

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

 The Lawless Caper: A dead body soon ends up in Spade's bed, and promptly vanishes!
Originally aired August 29th,1948

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Jul 16, 2021
Ep.36 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Unfair Lady
1904

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Unfair Lady: Marlowe goes South of the Border to find who’s behind a series of diamond thefts. Originally aired June 4, 1949

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Jul 14, 2021
Ep.35 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Murder Is A Private Affair
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Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.


Murder Is A Private Affair: Hercule Poirot is called in by a bitter and domineering old woman to investigate the murder of a maid but to keep it private. Originally aired November 30,1945.

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Jul 13, 2021
Ep.34 Father Brown: The Eye of Apollo
1704

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.

The Eye of Apollo
: Susie has fallen under the spell of a charismatic leader of a sect, when his wife dies, Father Brown intervenes. Originally aired January 18,2013.

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Jul 09, 2021
Ep.33 Dragnet: The Big Church
1867

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Church: Anonymous phone calls and letters threatens a young woman's life with murder.
Originally aired November 2nd,1950

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Jul 09, 2021
Ep.32 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Vanishing Elephant
1881

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Case of the Vanishing Elephant: Holmes is called to India regarding the security of a White elephant whose death signals the coming death of a Maharaja. Originally aired: October 8, 1945

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Jul 09, 2021
Ep.31 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Prodigal Daughter Caper
1752

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Prodigal Daughter Caper: A story about a multimillionaire who never talks, his daughter who's really a gangster's moll, and a corpse who is killed twice.
Originally aired August 28, 1949

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Jul 07, 2021
Ep.30 Father Brown: Hammer of God
1760

Rough and tough Hard-boiled detectives grab a lot of attention, but who would have a better insight on the nature of human evil than “a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins”?
Where could you find a more “soft-boiled” character than the parish priest. Mutual brought The Adventures of Father Brown to the air in 1945. Father Brown was the antithesis of the more celebrated soft-boiled detective, Sherlock Holmes. Where Holmes was a master of deduction, Father Brown relied on intuition based on his familiarity on men’s souls.

Hammer of God: An ungodly man is murdered and Father Brown must find the killer before an innocent woman is sent to the gallows.

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Jul 06, 2021
Ep.29 Tales of the Texas Rangers: Hanging by a Thread
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Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.

Hanging by a Thread: George Hawks has committed suicide, or did he?
Originally aired November 26,1950

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Jul 06, 2021
Ep.28 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Trail Led to Death
1712

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.


The Trail Led to Death: Poirot declines to help another private detective find a beautiful nurse and then two separate nurses turn up dead. Originally Aired November 23, 1945

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Jul 01, 2021
Ep.27 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Waltz of Death
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Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Waltz of Death: Every time a certain waltz is played in Austria, a beautiful woman is killed. Originally aired: April 29, 1946

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Jun 29, 2021
Ep.26 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Lady Killer
1895

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Lady Killer: When a handsome composer is murdered, a velvet matchbook leads Marlowe to a blackmailer and a killer. Originally aired August 20th, 1949.

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Jun 28, 2021
Ep.25 Tales of the Texas Rangers: Living Death
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Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952.

Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky," as Jayce would sometimes refer to him), to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.

Living Death: Ranger Jayce Pearson investigates the smuggling of narcotics and murder along the Texas-Mexican border. Originally aired October 8th,1950

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Jun 26, 2021
Ep.24 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Mad Scientist Caper
1845

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Mad Scientist Caper: A slightly insane inventor hires spade to recover his secret formula.
Originally aired July 25,1948

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Jun 25, 2021
Ep.23 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Deadest Man In The World
1841

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.


The Deadest Man In The World: A couple plans to use Poirot to provide them an alibi. 
Originally aired July 19,1945

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Jun 21, 2021
Ep.22 The Adventures of The Saint: The Baseball Murder
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A pitching prospect's father calls the Saint in order to protect his son. Originally aired September 3rd, 1950.

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Jun 21, 2021
Ep.21 Dragnet: The Big Poison
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Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Poison: Mr. and Mrs. Apperson, an elderly couple, have disappeared. A bottle of cyanide points to a grim conclusion. Originally aired September 7, 1950

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Jun 21, 2021
Ep.20 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Limping Ghost
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Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

The Limping Ghost: Holmes is off to a Scottish castle to investigate the legend of a ghost whose appearance announces death. Originally aired  September 3, 1945

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Jun 19, 2021
Ep.19 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Ebony Link
1838

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Ebony Link: Marlowe is hired to end a blackmail plot. Originally aired May 28th, 1949

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Jun 19, 2021
Ep.18 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Hot One Hundred Grand Caper
1775

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Hot One Hundred Grand Caper: A wealthy woman hires Spade to help her with her husband who is being blackmailed.

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Jun 18, 2021
Ep.17 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Death In The Golden Gate
1841

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.


Death In The Golden Gate: While attending a peace conference in San Francisco, Poirot witnesses a kidnapping and finds himself involved in International intrigue with the fate of the world at stake.

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Jun 17, 2021
Ep.16 Dragnet: The Big Job
1831

Dragnet ran from June 3rd,1949 to February 26th,1957 on NBC at various times and days and starred Jack Webb as Detective Sergeant Joe Friday. Various partners throughout the show's run were Sergeant Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough), Ed Jacobs (Barney Phillips), and Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).
Webb was the creator/Director of the series and wanted everything to be as authentic as possible, down to the last sound effect. The stories were based on actual police files and "the names were changed to protect the innocent".
Dragnet broke a few radio taboos as well, such as dramatizing sex crimes. Children also were killed on occasion as in the episode "Twenty-Two Rifle For Christmas". The series eventually went to television and ran there for many years.

The Big Job: Joe Friday and Ben Romero searches for a fugitive who has killed a police officer.
Originally aired April 27,1950

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Jun 15, 2021
Ep.15 The Adventures of The Saint: A Real Gone Guy
1763

Simon investigates the death of a band leader.

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Jun 14, 2021
Ep.14 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: April Fool's Adventure
1789

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

April Fool's Adventure: Watson joins in an April Fools prank on Sherlock Holmes. Originally aired April 1st, 1946

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Jun 14, 2021
Ep.13 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Kid on the Corner
1829

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Kid on the Corner: Marlowe helps a newsboy find his missing uncle and uncovers a murder while doing so. Originally aired December 3rd, 1949.

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Jun 14, 2021
Ep.12 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Queen Bee Caper
1733

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Queen Bee Caper: Sam causes a stir at a San Francisco school for girls when he comes to investigate a string of thefts.

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Jun 12, 2021
Ep.11 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Rendezvous with Death
1733

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.


Rendezvous with Death: While on a holiday cruise, the Belgian sleuth investigates the murder of a rich heiress who had many enemies. Originally aired July 12, 1945

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Jun 11, 2021
Ep.10 The Adventures of The Saint: The Connelly Silver Mine
1531

The Saint finds himself out west, helping a beautiful blonde and her newly acquired Conley Silver Mine...despite continual warnings to get out of town. Originally aired July 31, 1949

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Jun 09, 2021
Ep.9 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Colonel Warburton's Madness
1752

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

Colonel Warburton's Madness: Watson's ex-commanding officer alarms his family due to an interest in spiritualism. Originally aired September 10th, 1945.

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Jun 07, 2021
Ep.8 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Dry Martini Caper
1794

The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Dry Martini Caper: A wealthy businessman is shot in broad daylight.
Originally aired August 1st,1948.

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Jun 07, 2021
Ep.6 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Murder Wears a Mask
1829

Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.


Murder Wears A Mask: Hercule Poirot matches wits with a murderer who tries to frame a protective father for the murder of an actor.

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Jun 07, 2021
Ep.7 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Long Rope
1842

Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

The Long Rope: Marlowe is hired by an elderly man to transport a string of pearls to Chicago but arrives to find the man who hired him dead and the pearls missing. Originally aired February 5, 1949.

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Jun 07, 2021
Ep.5 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Murder in the Casbah
1825

Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

Murder in the Casbah: Sherlock Holmes and Watson find out when they travel to  North Africa to find an Englishman wrongly accused of murder—and are led into a web of mystery by a beautiful woman! Originally aired December 3rd, 1945.

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Jun 06, 2021
Ep.4 The Adventures of Sam Spade: The Calcutta Trunk Caper
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The Adventures of Sam Spade was a suspense/detective radio show starring Howard Duff in the colorful title role along with Lurene Tuttle as his secretary Effie.  It was based on the private detective character created by Dashiell Hammett, well-known from the book and movie The Maltese Falcon.  The show ran from 1946 to 1951.  Duff was replaced by Steve Dunne in later episodes.

The Calcutta Trunk Caper: Sam Spade receives a visit from Marsha Hopkins who tells him that she is dreadfully worried about her sister Miss Constance Pendleton who has become involved with a scoundrel and is planning on marrying him. Miss Hopkins knows that this man is only interested in her Constance's money and is convinced that after the ceremony he is going to kill her. Originally aired June 8th,1947.

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Jun 05, 2021
Ep.3 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Problem at Thor Bridge
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Sherlock Holmes, fictional character created by the Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle. The prototype for the modern mastermind detective, Holmes first appeared in Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. As the world’s first and only “consulting detective,” he pursued criminals throughout Victorian and Edwardian London, the south of England, and continental Europe.

From 1939 to 1946, Basil Rathbone played Sherlock Holmes with his friend Nigel Bruce on cinema and radio.

Problem at Thor Bridge: A governess is arrested for the murder of her employer's wife. Originally aired October 1st,1945.

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Jun 02, 2021
Ep.2 The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: Friend from Detroit
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Get this and get it straight. Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave.

Philip Marlowe was Los Angeles's toughest detective in the groundbreaking series by Raymond Chandler that helped establish the "hard-boiled" detective subgenre.

Friend from Detroit: Marlowe is awakened in the middle of the night by a call from a man who runs a lunch counter, begging Marlowe’s help to find his missing wife. Marlowe’s investigations leads him smack into the middle of a murder investigation.
Originally aired March 5th,1949.

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Jun 01, 2021
Ep.1 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Case of the Careless Victim
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Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: the world-renowned, moustachioed Belgian private detective, unsurpassed in his intelligence and understanding of the criminal mind, respected and admired by police forces and heads of state across the globe.
Since his inception over 100 years ago, Poirot has stolen the hearts and minds of audiences from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and his celebrated cases have been recorded across 33 original novels and over 50 short stories.



The Case of the Careless Victim: A man is found dead, alone and barricaded in his room in the first American adventure of Agatha Christie’s famous detective, Hercule Poirot. 
Follow along with the twists and turns of a classic Agatha Christie murder mystery.




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May 30, 2021