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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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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.

    Ep.349 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Dumb Witness Pt.2

    Ep.349 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Dumb Witness Pt.2

    Agatha Christie's Dumb Witness

    An elderly spinster has been poisoned in her country home. Everyone blamed Emily’s accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her. On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. Mysteriously he didn’t receive the letter until June 28th… by which time Emily was already dead.
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    Ep.348 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Dumb Witness Pt.1

    Ep.348 Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot: Dumb Witness Pt.1

    Agatha Christie's Dumb Witness

    An elderly spinster has been poisoned in her country home. Everyone blamed Emily’s accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her. On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. Mysteriously he didn’t receive the letter until June 28th… by which time Emily was already dead.
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    Ep.347 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe: The Torch Carriers

    Ep.347 The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe: The Torch Carriers

    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 Torch Carriers: Marlowe finds himself investigating the death of a racketeer’s girlfriend. Originally aired January 7th,1950.
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    Ep.346 Barrie Craig Confidential Investigator: The Paper Bullets

    Ep.346 Barrie Craig Confidential Investigator: The Paper Bullets

    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."

    The Paper Bullets: Barrie is hired to track down a missing prize-winning manuscript.
    Originally aired December 5th,1951.
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    Ep.345 Dragnet: The Big Actor

    Ep.345 Dragnet: The Big Actor

    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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    Ep.344 Gaston Leroux: The Mystery Of The Yellow Room

    Ep.344 Gaston Leroux: The Mystery Of The Yellow Room

    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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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

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Unique and worthwhile!

This is an excellent pod for mystery/audiobook lovers! The radio show format is very different from anything available today and the peek into the past is lovely. The shows are fantastic and it’s easily possible to find something you like.

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Lots of fun!

Good variety.

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