Category Archives: Detective Radio

Recommended Series For First Time OTR Listeners

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

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Cornell Woolrich Stories in Old Time Radio

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. Continue reading

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“My Dear Watson”…More Than a Trite Endearment

“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

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Case Closed “Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar”

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

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John Dickson Carr Radio Plays

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

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Gumshoe Cases in The Fat Man

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

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Philo Vance – Aristocrat Snob Detective for old time radio listeners

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

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