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.345 Dragnet: The Big Actor
1910

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 Actor: A large hospital in Los Angeles is held up and $10,000 in high-grade narcotics is stolen. Originally aired August 10th,1950.

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Jan 31, 2023
Ep.344 Gaston Leroux: The Mystery Of The Yellow Room
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Gaston Leroux, (born May 6, 1868, Paris, Fr.—died April 15/16, 1927, Nice), French novelist, best known for his Le Fantôme de l’opéra (1910; The Phantom of the Opera), which later became famous in various film and stage renditions.


The Mystery Of The Yellow Room: The door was bolted and the windows barred, so how was Mile Stangerson shot at, knocked unconscious, and left for dead?
Originally aired June 20th,1998.

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Jan 26, 2023
Ep.343 Tales Of The Texas Rangers: Clip Job
1931

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.

Clip Job: Jace is called in when a con man swindles a widow out of her entire live savings. Originally aired January 13th,1952.

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Jan 24, 2023
Ep.342 The Adventures Of Sam Spade: The Revenge Of Monty Cristoff
1952

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 Revenge Of Monty Christoff: Tales of society skullduggery. A modern story of revenge, stolen right out of the pages of Alexandre Dumas.
Originally aired March 30th,1951

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Jan 23, 2023
Ep.341 The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe: The Case Of The Disappearing Diamonds
1878

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 Disappearing Diamonds: Willie Inch needs Wolfe's help, He's a professional sneak thief accused of the murder of wealthy Mrs. Florence Avery Marsh. Originally aired March 9th,1951.

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Jan 20, 2023
Ep.340 Philo Vance: The Case Of The Cellini Cup
1930

Philo Vance is the detective creation of S. S. Van Dine first published in the mid 1920s. Jose Ferrer played him in 1945. From 1948-1950, the fine radio actor Jackson Beck makes Vance as good as he gets. George Petrie plays Vance's constantly impressed public servant, District Attorney Markham. Joan Alexander is Ellen Deering, Vance's secretary and right-hand woman. The organist for the show is really working those ivories, and fans of old time radio organ will especially enjoy this series.

The Case Of The Cellini Cup: Philo Vance investigates the murder of the owner of a curio shop. Originally aired April 29th, 1943.

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Jan 19, 2023
Ep.339 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Dead First Helpers
1917

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
For over twelve years, from 1949 through 1962 (including a one year hiatus in 1954-1955), this series recounted the cases "the man with the action-packed expense account, America’s fabulous freelance insurance investigator, Johnny Dollar". Johnny was an accomplished 'padder' of his expense account. The name of the show derives from the fact that he closed each show by totaling his expense account, and signing it "End of report... Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar".

The Dead First Helpers:
Johnny goes to work in a Pittsburgh steel mill to solve a series of seniority murders. Originally aired April 11th,1950.

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Jan 17, 2023
Ep.338 Barrie Craig Confidential Investigator: Death Buys A Bedroom
1934

Barrie Craig Confidential Investigator
William Gargan, who also played the better known television (and radio) detective Martin Kane, was the voice of New York eye Barrie Craig while Ralph Bell portrayed his associate, Lt. Travis Rogers. Craig's office was on Madison Avenue and his adventures were fairly standard PI fare. He worked alone, solved cases efficiently, and feared no man. As the promos went, he was "your man when you can't go to the cops. Confidentiality a specialty."

Death Buys A Bedroom:  On his vacation in the mountains, Barrie meets a beautiful girl, a mysterious body and a dead man aboard the train.
Originally aired July 27th, 1954.

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Jan 16, 2023
Ep.337 Nick Carter Master Detective: The Body On The Slab
1924

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 Body On The Slab: Nick Carter investigates the case of a husband who disappeared at a bar and finds a sinister conspiracy.
Originally aired November 3, 1943.

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Jan 12, 2023
Ep.336 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Death In The Clouds
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Agatha Christie's Death In The Clouds

From seat No.9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers. Over to his right sat a pretty young woman, clearly infatuated with the man opposite; ahead, in seat No.13, sat a Countess with a poorly-concealed cocaine habit; across the gangway in seat No.8, a detective writer was being troubled by an aggressive wasp. What Poirot did not yet realize was that behind him, in seat No.2, sat the slumped, lifeless body of a woman.

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Jan 12, 2023
Ep.335 Richard Diamond Private Detective: The Martin Hyer Case
1909

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 Martin Hyer Case: June Hyre hires Dick to follow her husband. Dick follows him right to a corpse! Originally aired July 23rd,1949.

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Jan 10, 2023
Ep.334 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe: The Lonesome Reunion
1878

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 Lonesome Reunion: Marlowe finds himself in Lonesome Arizona, on the trail of the loot from a bank robbery. Originally aired February 12th,1949.

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Jan 10, 2023
Ep.333 Dragnet: The Big Press
1912

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).
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The Big Press: Two young purse-snatchers, who also beat their victims, are working in a Los Angeles neighborhood. Originally aired June 15th,1950.

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Jan 05, 2023
Ep.332 Agatha Christie: The Sittaford Mystery
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THE SITTAFORD MYSTERY

In a remote house in the middle of Dartmoor, six shadowy figures huddle around a small table for a seance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a chilling message: ‘Captain Trevelyan… dead… murder.’

Is this black magic or simply a macabre joke? The only way to be certain is to locate Captain Trevelyan. Unfortunately, his home is six miles away and, with snow drifts blocking the roads, someone will have to make the journey on foot.

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Jan 03, 2023
Ep.331 Pat Novak For Hire: Rory Malone
1908

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.

Rory Malone: Pat Novak gets an offer for $300 from a beautiful woman to stay away from boxer Rory Malone, and $300 from Malone’s manager. Whichever side he ends up on, it’s going to be trouble. Originally aired March 20th,1949. 

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Jan 03, 2023
Ep.330 The Mysterious Traveler: New Year's Nightmare
1920

The Mysterious Traveler ran on Mutual from December 1943 until about September of 1952. This tremendously popular radio show was truly an all around favorite for any mystery lover of the time. It was the brainchild and magnum opus of golden age writing greats Robert Arthur and David Kogan.


New Year's Nightmare
:  A man goes on a year-end bender and wakes up a year later married to a strange woman. Originally aired January 5th,1947.

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Dec 31, 2022
Ep.329 The Adventures Of Sam Spade: The Rowdy Dowser Caper
1952

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 Rowdy Dowser Caper: Spade travels to North Tacaloma to find $53,000 that has disappeared. Originally aired April 20th,1951.

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Dec 29, 2022
Ep.328 Tales Of The Texas Rangers: Death Shaft
1943

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 Shaft:
A skeleton is discovered in a closed-up mine.
Originally aired September 30th,1951.

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Dec 28, 2022
Ep.327 Nick Carter Master Detective: The Double Disguise
1908

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 Double Disguise: Nick Carter tries to help a down on his luck man that’s become a mugger and ends up investigating a deadly robbery and impersonating a two bit hood. Originally aired January 8th,1944.

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Dec 27, 2022
Ep.326 Richard Diamond Private Detective: A Contemporary Christmas Carol
1965

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.
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A Contemporary Christmas Carol: The characters on Richard Diamond take a week off from mysteries to perform a modern version of the Christmas Carol.
Originally aired December 24th,1949.

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Dec 22, 2022
Ep.325 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Night Before Christmas
1931

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 Night Before Christmas: One of Moriarity’s henchman switches Christmas sacks with Dr. Watson when both are dressed as Santa Claus. Sherlock Holmes has to catch the thief and save Watson and his Christmas party.
Originally aired December 24th,1945.

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Dec 20, 2022
Ep.324 The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe: The Slaughtered Santas
1924

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 Slaughtered Santas: It is 48 hours before Christmas. Archie Goodwin receives a telephone call from Santa Claus! He is coming around to Nero's office at 8pm. Two Santa's have been murdered and this Santa is very worried. It seems that someone is trying to murder all the Santa Claus's of Carlisle Avenue and they seem to be succeeding! Originally aired December 22nd,1950.

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Dec 19, 2022
Ep.323 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Hercule Poirot's Christmas
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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.

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 19, 2022
Ep.322 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe: Birds On The Wing
1917

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.

Birds On The Wing: When a wealthy playboy falls in with some aerialists and gets a threatening letter, Marlowe is hired by the boy’s aunt to get him out of trouble.
Originally aired November 26th,1949.

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Dec 15, 2022
Ep.321 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Adventure Of The Christmas Pudding
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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 Adventure Of The Christmas Pudding: When a priceless ruby, belonging to a Far Eastern prince, is stolen from him whilst he is on a visit to England, Poirot is asked to make a quiet investigation. The ruby was destined for the prince’s bride-to-be and a scandal must be avoided.

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Dec 15, 2022
Ep.320 The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe: The Case Of The Malevolent Medic
1937

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 Malevolent Medic: The wife of a millionaire dies. The doctor says its a heart attack, but the husband suspects murder and hires Wolfe.
Originally aired February 23rd,1951.


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Dec 13, 2022
Ep.319 Dragnet: The Big Parrot
1906

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 Parrot: Arson in a rooming house is covering up a double murder.
Originally aired November 16th,1950.

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Dec 12, 2022
Ep.318 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal In Bohemia
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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 Scandal In Bohemia: Sherlock Holmes finds himself evenly matched when he is employed by the King of Bohemia to retrieve an indiscreet photograph from the American actress and singer, Irene Adler.

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Dec 08, 2022
Ep.317 Pat Novak For Hire: Rubin Calloway's Pictures
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.

Rubin Calloway's Pictures: Pat Novak comes across a man tossed in the bay, who gives him the key to a bus locker. A woman pays him $200 to bring her the contents of the locker. Originally aired March 13th, 1949.

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Dec 05, 2022
Ep.316 Tales Of The Texas Rangers: Conspiracy
1972

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.

Conspiracy: A woman’s complaint that her husband was murdered and inconsistencies in the stories of local law enforcement send two Rangers down to an oil boom town to investigate. Originally aired April 15th,1951.

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Dec 05, 2022
Ep.315 Richard Diamond Private Detective: The Man Who Hated Women
1905

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 Man Who Hated Women:  A serial killer is on the loose, slashing women and threatening Lt. Levinson's job! Originally aired July 16th,1949.

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Ep.314 The Adventures Of Sam Spade: The Civic Pride Caper
1932

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 Civic Pride Caper: After an auditorium collapses, Garrett Welsh, the architect, hires Spade to find out why it happened. Originally aired April 13th,1951.

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Ep.313 Nick Carter Master Detective: The Substitute Bride
1915

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 Substitute Bride: A friend of Nick Carter’s suspects his fiancee’ may be an imposter. Originally aired November 17th,1943.

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Ep.312 The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe: The Party For Death
1895

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 Party For Death: Archie attends a cocktail party at which Nero Wolfe expects the guest of honor to be murder! Originally aired February 16th,1951.

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Ep.311 Jack Benny: The Turkey Murder Trial
1920

Jack Benny was among the most beloved American entertainers of the 20th century. He brought a relationship-oriented, humorously vain persona honed in vaudeville, radio, and film to television in 1950, starring in his own television series from that year until 1965.

The Turkey Murder Trial: Jack has a strange dream wherein he is tried for murder by a court of turkeys. Originally aired November 30th,1947.

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Ep.310 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: They Do It With Mirrors: Pt.5
1849

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.

They Do It With Mirrors Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in a Victorian mansion which doubles as a rehabilitiation centre for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when a youth fires a revolver at the administrator, Lewis Serrocold. Neither is injured. But a mysterious visitor, Mr Gilbrandsen, is less fortunate – shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building.

Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not.

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Nov 18, 2022
Ep.309 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: They Do It With Mirrors: Pt.4
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.

They Do It With Mirrors Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in a Victorian mansion which doubles as a rehabilitiation centre for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when a youth fires a revolver at the administrator, Lewis Serrocold. Neither is injured. But a mysterious visitor, Mr Gilbrandsen, is less fortunate – shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building.

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Ep.308 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: They Do It With Mirrors: Pt.3
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.

They Do It With Mirrors Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in a Victorian mansion which doubles as a rehabilitiation centre for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when a youth fires a revolver at the administrator, Lewis Serrocold. Neither is injured. But a mysterious visitor, Mr Gilbrandsen, is less fortunate – shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building.

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Nov 18, 2022
Ep.307 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: They Do It With Mirrors: Pt.2
1849

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.

They Do It With Mirrors Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in a Victorian mansion which doubles as a rehabilitiation centre for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when a youth fires a revolver at the administrator, Lewis Serrocold. Neither is injured. But a mysterious visitor, Mr Gilbrandsen, is less fortunate – shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building.

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Nov 18, 2022
Ep.306 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: They Do It With Mirrors: Pt.1
1849

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.

They Do It With Mirrors Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in a Victorian mansion which doubles as a rehabilitiation centre for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when a youth fires a revolver at the administrator, Lewis Serrocold. Neither is injured. But a mysterious visitor, Mr Gilbrandsen, is less fortunate – shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building.

Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not.

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Nov 18, 2022
Ep.305 Dragnet: The Big Meet
1912

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 Meet: Friday tries to trap Howard Scully, a careful narcotics wholesaler, by posing as a buyer. Originally aired October 26th,1950.

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Nov 14, 2022
Ep.304 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe: The Name To Remember
1920

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.

Name To Remember: Marlowe is hired to find out the identity of a man with a t-shirt who has been stalking his client. The client is found dead and he’s not the only one.
Originally aired: April 9th,1949.



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Ep.303 Tales Of The Texas Rangers: Bad Blood
1949

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.

Bad Blood: An aircraft plant worker is murdered after receiving orders calling him up for military service. Originally aired April 8th,1951.

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Ep.302 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Fifth Of November
1930

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 Fifth Of November: Holmes and Watson are off on a Guy Fawkes Day Adventure when a Mr. James Stuart comes in on November 5 and retains Holmes to protect him from his cousin, Guy Falkenberry, who Stuart says is planning to blow him up.
Originally aired November 5th,1945.

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Ep.301 Lord Peter Wimsey: Whose Body? Bunter Brings A Letter
1835

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these classic BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' Golden Age crime novels.

Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in a number of novels and short stories by Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations – first broadcast on BBC radio between 1979 and 2010 – are cherished by crime aficionados worldwide.

Whose Body?: The tale that first introduced Lord Peter to the world, and sees him investigating the case of a corpse in a Battersea bathtub and a vanished oil millionaire.

Episodes:

1. The Body in the Bath

2. Disappearance of a Financier

3. Lunch at Lady Swaffham's

4. Shellshock

5. Bunter Brings a Letter

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Nov 06, 2022
Ep.300 Lord Peter Wimsey: Whose Body? Shellshock
1830

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these classic BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' Golden Age crime novels.

Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in a number of novels and short stories by Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations – first broadcast on BBC radio between 1979 and 2010 – are cherished by crime aficionados worldwide.

Whose Body?: The tale that first introduced Lord Peter to the world, and sees him investigating the case of a corpse in a Battersea bathtub and a vanished oil millionaire.

Episodes:

1. The Body in the Bath

2. Disappearance of a Financier

3. Lunch at Lady Swaffham's

4. Shellshock

5. Bunter Brings a Letter

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Nov 02, 2022
Ep.299 Lord Peter Wimsey: Whose Body? Lunch At Lady Swaffham's
1830

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these classic BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' Golden Age crime novels.

Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in a number of novels and short stories by Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations – first broadcast on BBC radio between 1979 and 2010 – are cherished by crime aficionados worldwide.

Whose Body?: The tale that first introduced Lord Peter to the world, and sees him investigating the case of a corpse in a Battersea bathtub and a vanished oil millionaire.

Episodes:

1. The Body in the Bath

2. Disappearance of a Financier

3. Lunch at Lady Swaffham's

4. Shellshock

5. Bunter Brings a Letter

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Nov 02, 2022
Ep.298 Lord Peter Wimsey: Whose Body? Disappearance Of A Financier
1830

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these classic BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' Golden Age crime novels.

Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in a number of novels and short stories by Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations – first broadcast on BBC radio between 1979 and 2010 – are cherished by crime aficionados worldwide.

Whose Body?: The tale that first introduced Lord Peter to the world, and sees him investigating the case of a corpse in a Battersea bathtub and a vanished oil millionaire.

Episodes:

1. The Body in the Bath

2. Disappearance of a Financier

3. Lunch at Lady Swaffham's

4. Shellshock

5. Bunter Brings a Letter

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Nov 02, 2022
Ep.297 Lord Peter Wimsey: Whose Body? The Body In The Bath
1842

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these classic BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' Golden Age crime novels.

Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in a number of novels and short stories by Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations – first broadcast on BBC radio between 1979 and 2010 – are cherished by crime aficionados worldwide.

Whose Body?: The tale that first introduced Lord Peter to the world, and sees him investigating the case of a corpse in a Battersea bathtub and a vanished oil millionaire.

Episodes:

1. The Body in the Bath

2. Disappearance of a Financier

3. Lunch at Lady Swaffham's

4. Shellshock

5. Bunter Brings a Letter

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Nov 02, 2022
Ep.296 Inner Sanctum Mysteries: The Wailing Wall starring Boris Karloff
1778

Inner Sanctum Mysteries: The anthology series featured stories of mystery, terror and suspense, and its tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler. The early 1940s programs opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as, "Your host, Raymond," in a mocking sardonic voice. A spooky melodramatic organ score (played by Lew White) punctuated Raymond's many morbid jokes and playful puns. Raymond's closing was an elongated "Pleasant dreeeeaams, hmmmmm?" His tongue-in-cheek style and ghoulish relish of his own tales became the standard for many such horror narrators to follow, from fellow radio hosts like Ernest Chappell (on Wyllis Cooper's later series, Quiet, Please) and Maurice Tarplin (on The Mysterious Traveler)

The Wailing Wall: A good story about a man (Boris Karloff) who strangles his wife and is haunted by her moans...for forty years!
Originally aired: November 6th, 1945.

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Oct 31, 2022
Ep.295 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Halloween Party
5417

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 31, 2022
Ep.294 Richard Diamond Private Detective: The Bloody Hat Case
1922

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 Bloody Hat Case: Bert Kalmus is framed for murder in an early version of a classic scam. Originally aired July 2nd,1949.

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Oct 27, 2022
Ep.293 The Adventures Of Sam Spade: The Red Star Caper
1919

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 Red Star Caper: Sam Spade attends a lecture where the speaker ends up shot dead. Originally aired January 12th,1951.

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Ep.292 Pat Novak For Hire: Fleet Lady
2088

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.

Fleet Lady: Pat Novak’s hired to find a horse, and he finds the horse and a dead body.
Originally aired March 6th,1949.

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Oct 24, 2022
Ep.291 The New Adventures Of Nero Wolfe: The Case Of The Vanishing Shells
1875

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 Vanishing Shells: Archie gets Nero Wolfe hired by an actress who is afraid of being cut out of a lead role in a play.
Originally aired February 2nd,1951.

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Ep.290 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe: The Bum's Rush
1916

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 Bum's Rush: Marlowe is hired to find an old geezer, and finds murder instead.
Originally aired September 3rd, 1949.

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Ep.289 Dragnet: The Big Grandma
1912

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 Grandma: "The Big Grandma". Sponsored by: Fatima. An elderly woman has been passing bad checks for the last nine years! She looks like everyone's grandmother, and never passes a bad check between May and October!
Originally aired October 19th,1950.

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Ep.288 PD James: Devices And Desires Pt6
1946

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.

Devices And Desires: When Adam Dalgliesh visits Larksoken, a remote headland community on the Norfolk coast in the shadow of a nuclear power station, he expects to be engaged only in the sad business of tying up his aunt’s estate. But the peace of Larksoken is illusory. Someone is terrorising the neighbourhood, and Dalgliesh finds himself drawn into the lives of the isolated headlanders in an attempt to uncover what sinister forces are at work.

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Ep.287 PD James: Devices And Desires Pt5
1939

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.

Devices And Desires: When Adam Dalgliesh visits Larksoken, a remote headland community on the Norfolk coast in the shadow of a nuclear power station, he expects to be engaged only in the sad business of tying up his aunt’s estate. But the peace of Larksoken is illusory. Someone is terrorising the neighbourhood, and Dalgliesh finds himself drawn into the lives of the isolated headlanders in an attempt to uncover what sinister forces are at work.

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Ep.286 PD James: Devices And Desires Pt4
1941

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.

Devices And Desires: When Adam Dalgliesh visits Larksoken, a remote headland community on the Norfolk coast in the shadow of a nuclear power station, he expects to be engaged only in the sad business of tying up his aunt’s estate. But the peace of Larksoken is illusory. Someone is terrorising the neighbourhood, and Dalgliesh finds himself drawn into the lives of the isolated headlanders in an attempt to uncover what sinister forces are at work.

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Ep.285 PD James: Devices And Desires Pt3
1932

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.

Devices And Desires: When Adam Dalgliesh visits Larksoken, a remote headland community on the Norfolk coast in the shadow of a nuclear power station, he expects to be engaged only in the sad business of tying up his aunt’s estate. But the peace of Larksoken is illusory. Someone is terrorising the neighbourhood, and Dalgliesh finds himself drawn into the lives of the isolated headlanders in an attempt to uncover what sinister forces are at work.

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Ep.284 PD James: Devices And Desires Pt2
1936

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.

Devices And Desires: When Adam Dalgliesh visits Larksoken, a remote headland community on the Norfolk coast in the shadow of a nuclear power station, he expects to be engaged only in the sad business of tying up his aunt’s estate. But the peace of Larksoken is illusory. Someone is terrorising the neighbourhood, and Dalgliesh finds himself drawn into the lives of the isolated headlanders in an attempt to uncover what sinister forces are at work.

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Oct 13, 2022
Ep.283 PD James: Devices And Desires Pt1
1946

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.

Devices And Desires: When Adam Dalgliesh visits Larksoken, a remote headland community on the Norfolk coast in the shadow of a nuclear power station, he expects to be engaged only in the sad business of tying up his aunt’s estate. But the peace of Larksoken is illusory. Someone is terrorising the neighbourhood, and Dalgliesh finds himself drawn into the lives of the isolated headlanders in an attempt to uncover what sinister forces are at work.

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Ep.282 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure Of The Speckled Band
1876

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 Speckled Band: A young woman contacts Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson for aid in foiling the villainous plans of her stepfather.
Originally aired November 12th,1945.

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Oct 11, 2022
Ep.281 Nick Carter Master Detective: The Drug Ring Murder
1913

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 Drug Ring Murder: The body of a man was washed up on the beach on the north shore of Long Island this morning and he didn’t die of drowning it was murder. The man had nothing on him to identify him but was carrying a business card belonging to Nick Carter…
Originally aired November 10th,1943.

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Oct 07, 2022
Ep.280 Richard Diamond Private Detective: The Tom Waxman Bombing Case
1924

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 Tom Waxman Bombing Case: A union meeting is in full swing. Tom Waxman, a charismatic young speaker has the audience in the palm of his hand, but two men have other plans on who should control the union. Originally aired June 26th,1949.

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Ep.279 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 From Paddington
5512

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
1941

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
1911

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
1925

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
1912

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
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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 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
3568

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
1912

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
1883

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
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.

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
1941

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
1926

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
2676

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
2850

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
1921

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
1922

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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Ep.263 Dragnet: The Big Car
1912

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
3536

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
3538

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
1943

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
1858

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
1932

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
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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
1882

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
1923

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
1933

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
1921

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
1886

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
1908

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
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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.

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
1902

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
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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.

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
1881

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
1912

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
1904

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
1921

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
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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 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
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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 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
1921

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
1917

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
1936

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
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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.

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
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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.

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
1909

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
1901

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
1909

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
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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.232 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: A Study In Scarlet: Revenge
3545

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
1926

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
1954

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
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.

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
1782

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
1843

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
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.

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
1828

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
1923

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
1909

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
1895

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
3526

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
2025

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
1971

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
3598

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
1867

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
1930

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
1913

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
1907

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
5360

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
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 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
2229

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
1863

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
8223

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
1902

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
1905

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
1912

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
1853

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
1839

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
1860

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
1858

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
1886

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
1922

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
1884

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
2009

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
1943

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
2403

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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Ep.198 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Mystery Of The Blue Train: Pt.3
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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 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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Ep.197 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Mystery Of The Blue Train: Pt.2
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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 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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Ep.196 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: The Mystery Of The Blue Train: Pt.1
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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 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
1848

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
1976

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
1940

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
1940

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
8163

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
1906

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
1917

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
1933

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
1967

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
1938

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
1955

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
1848

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
1897

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
1924

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
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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.

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
1920

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
1922

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
1923

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
2057

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
1821

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
1825

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
1824

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
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.

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
1819

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
1926

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
1915

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
1911

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
3546

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.

Mishoo miinwaa Noki ~ You, Me and Wrinkles – The Elder Abuse Prevention Podcast
"We need to kiss that monster on the nose,” said Ronat John, M’Wikwedong Centre

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Feb 23, 2022
Ep.166 The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Camberwell Poisoning
1886

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

Mishoo miinwaa Noki ~ You, Me and Wrinkles – The Elder Abuse Prevention Podcast
"We need to kiss that monster on the nose,” said Ronat John, M’Wikwedong Centre

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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
1926

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

Mishoo miinwaa Noki ~ You, Me and Wrinkles – The Elder Abuse Prevention Podcast
"We need to kiss that monster on the nose,” said Ronat John, M’Wikwedong Centre

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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
1758

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
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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 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
1898

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
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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.

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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Dec 11, 2021
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
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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.

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
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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 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
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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.



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
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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.


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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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.

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
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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 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
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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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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
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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
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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.

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
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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.


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
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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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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
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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.
 

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
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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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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
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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.

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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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
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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.


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
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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 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
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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 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
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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
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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
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