Category Archives: Detective Radio
There are so many facets to the world of Old Time Radio, it is hard to know where to start enjoying it. The truth is there is so much to enjoy in OTR, it is easy to imagine that almost … Continue reading
A his hard boiled detective fiction writing included stories of deception, shame, and personal claustrophobia with excellent plotting and characterization that was second to none.
“My Dear Watson” was as infamous a statement to old time radio listeners of the 1940’s, as radio’s The Lone Ranger “Hi Yo silver, Away”. Radio’s Sherlock Holmes endeared himself to the myriad of listener’s with his dryer than Death … Continue reading
Johnny Dollar was not your typical gumshoe chasing wayward husbands and garden-variety murderers. As an independent insurance fraud investigator, Dollar worked without the assistance of a colleague, secretary or partner. Each case began with a phone call from Pat McCracken at … Continue reading
If one thing could be said about John Dickson Carr it was his love for England. It was prevalent in the mysteries he created, because the “blessed plot, this earth, this realm” of his writings was England. His character detectives … Continue reading
Dashiell Hammett, the famous “Sam Spade” detective novelist created The Fat Man series for a listening audience. Brad Runyon, the title character solved murder mysteries that often baffled ordinary law enforcement. Runyon was a tough, street-smart seasoned detective, who worked … Continue reading
Philo Vance came to the radio from the pages of popular fiction just like other popular detectives like Sherlock Holmes and Phillip Marlowe. Usually when a well loved character comes to broadcast from literature there are fans who don’t like … Continue reading