Podcast

OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

The great ones are back in action.

Episodes

  • EP3007: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Archaeologist

    Dec 13 2019

    Johnny comes in when the insurance company is contacted by the worried sister of an archaeologist. Original Air Date: February 24, 1950 When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP3006: Boston Blackie: Madame Zina Murdered in a Monkey Costume

    Dec 12 2019

    A carnival fortune teller tells Blackie death is in his future, and then Blackie finds her dead. Original Air Date: April 20, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP3005: Rocky Jordan: City of the Baksheesh

    Dec 11 2019

    A reporter collapses after someone put something in his drink and then he invites Rocky to join a blackmail racket. Original Air Date: August 13, 1950 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP3004: It’s a A Crime, Mr. Collins: The Green Stop Light

    Dec 10 2019

    Gregg and Gail travel to a small town to purchase a new car from Gail’s uncle at a discount. Original Air Date: March 25, 1957 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP3003: Box 13: Short Assignment

    Dec 09 2019

    A diminutive private detective asks Dan to fill in for him in playing bodyguard to a suicidal young heir. Original Air Date: November 28, 1947 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Lux Radio Theater: The Third Man

    Dec 08 2019

    Holly Martin, a pulp writer is called to post-War Vienna by an old friend. He finds his friend dead in an apparent accident. However, Martin finds many inconsistencies and sets out to find the truth.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Dragnet: The Big Bar (TV Soundtrack)

    Dec 07 2019

    Friday and Smith hunt for an armed robber who often kills his victims. Soundtrack of a TV episode aired on October 14, 1954 based on a radio play that aired November 10, 1949. Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Gravedigger’s Spade

    Dec 06 2019

    Johnny goes to North Dakota hoping to change the minds of an insured elderly couple who wants to commit suicide as soon as they change their beneficiary. Original Air Date: February 17, 1950 When... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP3000: Boston Blackie: The Tiny Philip Murders

    Dec 05 2019

    A short man shoots and kills a jewelry store owner to steal Boston Blackie’s watch. Original Air Date: April 13, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2999: Rocky Jordan: The Broken Wing

    Dec 04 2019

    The father of a young woman asks Rocky to protect his daughter but won’t tell him from what. Original Air Date: August 6, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2998: It’s a Crime, Mr. Collins: The Bowl of Temple Fire Red

    Dec 03 2019

    Greg is hired to find a missing priceless Chinese bowl from the Ming dynasty. Original Air Date: March 11, 1957 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2997: Box 13: Shanghied

    Dec 02 2019

    Dan receives a letter inviting him to a port and he’s knocked out, kidnapped, and made to spend days fishing at sea. Original Air Date: November 21, 1947 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2996: Dragnet: The Big Bird

    Nov 30 2019

    Friday and Smith search for a burglar who breaks into homes and kills any pet birds. Original Air Date: February 1, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2995: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The S.S. Malay Trader Ship

    Nov 29 2019

    Johnny goes undercover as a seaman on a Corpus Christi-bound ship to prevent the destruction of the ship and its cargo. Original Air Date: February 10, 1950 When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2994: Boston Blackie: The Harry Clark Mob Murders

    Nov 28 2019

    A crook comes to Blackie for protection and is then murder. Original Air Date: April 6, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2993: Rocky Jordan: The Money Changers

    Nov 27 2019

    Rocky finds himself targetted by a gangster when he refuses to participate in a black market currency racket. Original Air Date: July 30, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2992: It’s a Crime, Mr. Collins: The Brown Paper Bag

    Nov 26 2019

    Gail Collins’ wedding night is ruined when a man dies on the front door of her honeymoon suite. Original Air Date: March 4, 1957 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2991: Box 13: Extra! Extra!

    Nov 25 2019

    A newspaper boy asks Dan to clear his father of a jewel theft. Original Air Date: November 14, 1947 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2990: Dragnet: The Big Bounce

    Nov 23 2019

    Friday and Smith search for a man passing bad checks using the name of a dead actor. Original Air Date: January 25, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2989: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: Death Takes a Working Day

    Nov 22 2019

    Johnny investigates the death of a wealthy insured man. Original Air Date: February 3, 1950 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2988: Boston Blackie: The Amadon Pearl Murders

    Nov 21 2019

    Blackie matches wits with two different sets of jewel thieves to steal the million dollar Amadon Pearls. Original Air Date: February 3, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2987: Rocky Jordan: Cairo Tour

    Nov 20 2019

    While visiting the docks in Cairo, Rocky is kissed by a beautiful American tourist. Original Air Date: July 23, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2986: Let George Do It: Red Spots in the Snow

    Nov 19 2019

    George is called to a ski resort to protect a famous Hollywood director. Original Air Date: Unknown Likely Rebroadcast Date: November 25, 1952 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2985: Box 13: The Radio Actress Murder Case

    Nov 18 2019

    Dan Holiday receives an impossible call from a woman as she’s being murdered. Original Air Date: November 7, 1947 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2984: Dragnet: The Big Token

    Nov 16 2019

    Friday and Smith search for a robber who shot and killed a man during a robbery. Original Air Date: January 18, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2983: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Haiti Adventure Matter

    Nov 15 2019

    Johnny travels to Haiti where a desolute ensured man is dying…by voodoo. Original Air Date: December 17, 1949 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2982: Boston Blackie: The Charity Ring Murders

    Nov 14 2019

    Blackie investigates when a charity casino fundraiser Mary signed a letter for turns out to be a fraud. Original Air Date: March 23, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2981: Rocky Jordan: The Lotus Cup of Amin Ra

    Nov 13 2019

    Rocky agrees to hold a package for a beautiful woman and gets caught up in an adventure involving a religious artifact and murder. Original Air Date: July 16, 1950 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2980: Let George Do It: Portrait of a Suicide

    Nov 12 2019

    A farmer calls George in after he sees the wife of a local artist in an apparent suicidal state. Original Air Date Unknown Likely Rebroadcast Date: June 24, 1952 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2979: Box 13: Blackmail is Murder

    Nov 11 2019

    An older single woman from Indiana sends a letter to Box 13 because she found a dead man in her room. Original AIr Date: October 31, 1947 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2978: Dragnet: The Big Complex

    Nov 09 2019

    Friday and Smith find a series of burglaries was committed by a troubled youth. Original Air Date: January 11, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2977: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Circus Animal Matter

    Nov 08 2019

    Johnny is hired to protect a leopard in animal show. Original Air Date: December 10, 1949 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2976: Boston Blackie: Blackie Kidnaps a Murderer

    Nov 07 2019

    Blackie kidnaps a suspect from police custody to get a confession and things go wrong. Original Air Date: March 16, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2975: Rocky Jordan: Interlude with Laurena

    Nov 06 2019

    After someone kills Eddie Largo, suspicion falls on Laurena Maxwell, the wealthy widow of Paul Maxwell. Original Air Date: July 9, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2974: Let George Do It: There Ain’t No Justice

    Nov 05 2019

    George is called by a vagrant from a small town to investigate a fire that the vagrant blames the police for. Original Air Date: Unknown (but before June 3, 1951) Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2973: Box 13: The Insurance Swindle Adventure

    Nov 04 2019

    An insurance company asks Dan to locate a missing insured man who’s about to be declared dead and have his insurance policy pay off. Original Air Date: October 24, 1947 Support the show monthly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2972: Dragnet: The Big Mug

    Nov 02 2019

    Friday and Smith search for the men behind a series of strong-arm robberies. Original Air Date: January 4, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2971: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: Bodyguard to Anne Connelly

    Nov 01 2019

    Johnny goes to Milwaukee to protect an insured woman who’s afraid of her ex-boyfriend. Original Air Date: December 3, 1949 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2970: Boston Blackie: The Dolly Preston Murder

    Oct 31 2019

    The police and Blackie are called to a house by a woman. They arrive to find no one in the house listed, and a witness who swears she saw a woman enter the house who was thought dead for the past... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2969: Rocky Jordan: The Dead Colleen

    Oct 30 2019

    Rocky is offered $5,000 to find out who killed an Irish womn. Original Air Date: July 2, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2968: Let George Do It: Blue Plate Special

    Oct 29 2019

    George is called to a small town to steal a plate that a man believes is a forgery. Original Air Date: September 3, 1951 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2967: Box 13: The First Letter

    Oct 28 2019

    Dan Holiday tries to jumpstart his writing career through an ad in a newspaper. His first letter is from a woman who tells Dan she’s being blackmailed. Original Air Date: October 17, 1947... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2966: Dragnet: The Big Underground

    Oct 26 2019

    Friday and Smith investigate a series of inexplicable burglaries Original Air Date: December 28, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2965: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: Skullduggery in Skull Canyon

    Oct 25 2019

    Johnny goes to Arizona to investigate a mine that’s stopped paying off for its owners. Original Air Date: November 26, 1949 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2964: Boston Blackie: The Fake Accident Racket

    Oct 24 2019

    A reporter receives threats after he writes a story that drops a hint about a phony accident racket. Original Air Date: March 2, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2963: Rocky Jordan: Dilemma

    Oct 23 2019

    Rocky is asked by a woman to protect her daughter, who is kidnapped and taken to a wealthy man’s house. Original Air Date: June 25, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2962: Let George Do It: Murder on Vacation

    Oct 22 2019

    George wants to go on vacation to a seaside village where he stayed at a boarding house that served fish stew. He finds she’s stopped hosting guests and he discovers a mystery over a gold cup.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2961: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Big Scoop Matter (Listener’s Choice Standard Division #1)

    Oct 21 2019

    Johnny is called to protected an insured reporter on the trail of a big story that could make him a target for murder. Original Air Date: November 11, 1956 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2960: Dragnet: The Big Lens

    Oct 19 2019

    Friday and Smith go to Georgia Street Receiving Hospital to investigate the case of a woman who was kidnapped. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2959: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Melanie Carter Matter

    Oct 18 2019

    Johnny is called in to protect an elderly wealthy woman who fears her family members plan to kill her. When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2958: Boston Blackie: Archie Grant’s Club 77

    Oct 17 2019

    A man hits the jackpot on a crooked slot machine setting off a string of mysteries. Original Air Date: February 23, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2957: Rocky Jordan: Shakedown

    Oct 16 2019

    Jordan’s awakened in the night by a man who says he was hired to kill Jordan but will break the contract for twice the money. Original Air Date: June 18, 1950 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2956: Let George Do It: Deal Me Out and I’ll Deal You In

    Oct 15 2019

    George is hired to find a missing young man. Original Air Date: August 20, 1951 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2955: Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band (Listener’s Choice Standard Division #2)

    Oct 14 2019

    A woman turns to Holmes as she suspects her sister was murdered by her stepfather and she’s afraid that she’ll be next. Original Air Date: November 12, 1945 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2954s: Suspense: The Argyle Album

    Oct 13 2019

    A famous national reporter gives a young, up-and-coming journalist a clue to the big story he’s working on involving “the argyle album.” Original Air Date: September 4, 1947 Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2954: Dragnet: The Big Dig

    Oct 12 2019

    A woman reports her sister missing and suspects her brother-in-law of being responsible. Original Air Date: December 7, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2953: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Island of Tin-Yutan

    Oct 11 2019

    Johnny heads to a South seas island to find several missing insured men who are each insured for $50,000. Original Air Date: November 5, 1949 When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2952: Boston Blackie: The Fred Palmer Waterfront Racket

    Oct 10 2019

    Blackie tries to bust a waterfront racket as murders accumulate. Original Air Date: February 16, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2951: Rocky Jordan: The Pharaoh’s Formula

    Oct 09 2019

    An American businessman tries to get Rocky to distribute beer formulated from an Ancient Egyptian formula. Original Air Date: June 11, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2950: Let George Do It: The Fearless Crown

    Oct 08 2019

    George is called in to insure that a daredevil clown isn’t murdered, but soon after George arrives the clown is trampled by an elephant. Original Air Date: August 13, 1951 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2949: Nero Wolfe: Party for Death (Listener’s Choice Standard Division T-3rd Place)

    Oct 07 2019

    Wolfe sends Archie to a party he was invited to and asks him to call when the murder is committed. Original Air Date: February 16, 1951 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2948: Dragnet: The Big Gone

    Oct 05 2019

    Friday and Smith investigate a robbery where a security man shot and apparently killed one of two robbers. However, the apparently dead man disappears. Original Air Date: November 30, 1954 Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2947: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Man Who Wasn’t All There

    Oct 04 2019

    Johnny is called in because a man, whose wife’s policy was cancelled due to non-payment of premiums the day before she died, claims responsibility for the deaths of twelve policy holders.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2946: Boston Blackie: The Paul Martin Murders

    Oct 03 2019

    A series of murders breaks out over $50,000 in bonds that were purchased with stolen money. Original Air Date: February 9, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2945: Rocky Jordan: The Word of a Bishop

    Oct 02 2019

    Rocky witnesses a murder by a woman in a White evening dress, however another witness insisted the murderer was actually a man. Original Air Date: June 4, 1950 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2944: Let George Do It: Drop Dead

    Oct 01 2019

    A writer calls George in to investigate when a parrot who always says, “Drop dead!” is sold to the owner of a hotel in a run-down area of town and the sailor who sold him is murdered.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2943: Philip Marlowe: The Name to Remember (Listener’s Choice Standard Division T-3rd Place)

    Sep 30 2019

    Marlowe is hired by the owner of a war surplus store to find out who’s following him. Original Air Date: April 9, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2942: Dragnet: The Big Switch

    Sep 28 2019

    Friday and Smith investigate the murder of a man whose watch and ring were stolen Original Air Date: November 23, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2941: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: Witness, Witness, Who’s Got the Witness

    Sep 27 2019

    Johnny is hired by a bail bondsman to find two missing witnesses who were released on bond. Original Air Date: October 22, 1949 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2940: Boston Blackie: The Five-Note Murder Clue

    Sep 26 2019

    A composer in a songwriting team is murdered while Blackie’s nearby. Original Air Date: February 2, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2939: Rocky Jordan: Song in the Night

    Sep 25 2019

    A man in a foreign legionnaire outfit is shot near Rocky’s home in the middle of the night, setting off a string of killings. Original Air Date: May 28, 1950 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2938: Let George Do It: What’s Become of Terry Cable?

    Sep 24 2019

    A bar owner hires George to find a customer who disappeared and hawked his watch. Original Air Date: July 16, 1951 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2937: Barrie Craig: Zero Hour (Host’s Choice/Wild Card)

    Sep 23 2019

    Barrie is hired by a man to go to Vermont to investigate a suspicious ski accident that left his estranged wife in a wheel chair. Original Air Date: February 2, 1954 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2936: Dragnet: The Big Dog

    Sep 21 2019

    An elderly man sits on a porch brandishing a shotgun and promising to kill the man who poisoned his fourteen year-old dog. Original Air Date: November 16, 1954 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2935: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: Dr. Otto Schmedlich

    Sep 20 2019

    Johnny is sent to Los Angeles to find evidence of illegal activity so the company can cancel the policy of a doctor they suspect is a quack. Original Air Date: October 15, 1949 When making your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2934: Boston Blackie: The John Frawley Imposter Murder

    Sep 19 2019

    A man comes to Blackie asking for help claiming to be a man who was declared dead while in Africa. Original Air Date: January 26, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2933: Rocky Jordan: The Beggar of Ferrar

    Sep 18 2019

    A beggar is blamed for the murder of a wealthy businessman. Original Air Date: May 21, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2932: Let George Do It: Lefty’s Angel

    Sep 17 2019

    A big-time gangster is killed and George searches for the “angel” who enabled his criminal empire. Original Air Date: July 9, 1951 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2931: Hercule Poirot: The Bride Wore Fright (Listener’s Choice Short Division #1)

    Sep 16 2019

    Poirot comes into his apartment to find a woman in a wedding dress hiding from a most dangerous groom. Original Air Date: December 7, 1945 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2930: Dragnet: The Big Coins

    Sep 14 2019

    Friday and Smith search for a burglar who sets houses on fire after stealing items of minimal value. Original Air Date: November 9, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2929: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Racehorse Piledriver Matter

    Sep 13 2019

    Johnny is called by an ex-Jockey who fears the owner of a once-successful racehorse plans to kill it for the insurance money. Original Air Date: October 8, 1949 When making your travel plans,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2928: Boston Blackie: The ‘High and Dry’ Murder

    Sep 12 2019

    A dead body is found on a boat in the middle of the city five miles from water. Original Air Date: January 19, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2927: Rocky Jordan: Congo Copper

    Sep 11 2019

    An old friend of Rocky’s asks him to run a mine he owns in the Congo as he can’t go back since he killed a man. Original Air Date: May 14, 1950 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2926: Let George Do It: Is Everybody Happy?

    Sep 10 2019

    A wealthy man, who has dedicated his fortune to helping talented people to achieve their potential, is murdered. Original Air Date: July 2, 1952 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2925: Richard Diamond: The Jerome J. Jerome Case (Listener’s Choice Standard Division #5)

    Sep 09 2019

    An eccentric man shows up in Diamond’s office and claims to have found a body. Original Air Date: September 17, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2924: Dragnet: The Big Locker

    Sep 07 2019

    Friday and Smith catch a man outside a pawn shop with a thousand dollar emerald ring. Original Air Date: November 2, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2923: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Search for Michelle Marsh

    Sep 06 2019

    Johnny goes to Boston to find a missing insured woman and finds a private eye who dies with her name on his lips. Original Air Date:September 25, 1949 When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2922: Boston Blackie: The Broken Clocks Murder

    Sep 05 2019

    A man pays Blackie $5,000 to stay the night. In the morning, the man unable to determine the time, as all the clocks and watches in the apartment are stopped. He’s then murdered. Original Air... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2921: Rocky Jordan: Horde of the Manluks

    Sep 04 2019

    Rocky spots a crashing plane and is then pursued by a man with a machine gun. Original Air Date: January 12, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2920: George Do It: The Man From Jaune Cache

    Sep 03 2019

    A man hires George because his brother-in-law is due to arrive from South America and he’s afraid that the brother-in-law’s in trouble because of a man who’s been watching his... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2919: Box 13: Find Me, Find Death (Listener’s Choice Standard Division #6 (Tied)

    Sep 02 2019

    Dan receives a letter to Box 13 where the writer announces he’ll kill Dan in four days. Original Air Date: Sometime in 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2918s: A Life in Your Hands: The Rooming House Murder

    Sep 01 2019

    A blackmailing boarder is murdered at Mrs. O’Malley’s boarding house. Original Air Date: September 13, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2918: Dragnet: The Big Key

    Aug 31 2019

    Friday and Smith investigate a series of drug store robberies. Original Air Date: October 26, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2917: Yours Truly Johnny Expiring Nickles Matter or the Egyptian Jackpot

    Aug 30 2019

    At the behest of a chaplain Johnny met during the war, he escorts a dying man to Egypt with evidence that could clear a wealthy man who’s about to be executed. Original Air Date: September 4,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2916: Boston Blackie: Charlie Kingston and The Vanishing 4th Floor

    Aug 29 2019

    Charlie Kingston is taken for $20,000 at a crooked gambling den. When Blackie comes to get Charlie’s money they find the gambling den has vanished. Original Air Date: January 5, 1949 Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2915: Rocky Jordan: The Mystery of the Carl Kleist

    Aug 28 2019

    A German man is murdered and his brother fears for his life. Original Air Date: April 30, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2914: Let George Do It: Tonight the Mayhem’s Going to be Different

    Aug 27 2019

    George and Claire are invited to spend a weekend with a woman who pretends to be a longtime friend of Claire’s. Original Air Date:June 18, 1951 Rebroadcast date: June 9, 1953 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2913: Dragnet: The Big Badge (Standard Division #6 (Tied)

    Aug 26 2019

    Friday and Romero search for “The Badge Bandit” holds up couples in parked cars while pretending to be a police officer. Original Air Date: May 4, 1950 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2912s: Casebook of Gregory Hood: Death from The Red Capsule

    Aug 25 2019

    A young woman is poisoned when visiting Gregory Hood’s campfire and Gregory is arrested for the crime. Original Air Date: July 22, 1946 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2912: Dragnet: The Big Mannikin

    Aug 24 2019

    A woman reports her husband missing. Original Air Date: October 19, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2911: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: Out of the Fire and Into the Frying Pan

    Aug 23 2019

    Johnny is sent to a State fair to protect a prize hog. Original Air Date: August 21, 1949 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2910: Boston Blackie: The ‘Killer Lightning’ Murders

    Aug 22 2019

    A woman and her scientist lover murder her husband by lightning. Original Air Date: December 8, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2909: Rocky Jordan: The Big Gamble

    Aug 21 2019

    A racketeer tries to pressure Rocky into letting him set up gambling tables in the Tambourine. Original Air Date: April 23, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2908: Let George Do It: Sucker Stunt

    Aug 20 2019

    George tries to turn the tables on a man who played him for a sucker but finds out he gave him a perfect alibi for the murder of his wife. Original Air Date: June 11, 1951 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2907: Sherlock Holmes: The Solitary Cyclist (Host’s Choice/Wild Card)

    Aug 19 2019

    A charming young governess is haunted by a mysterious bearded bicyclist. Original Air Date: February 27, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2906s: Frank Race: The Istanbul Adventure

    Aug 18 2019

    Race encounters a woman in distress in Istanbul and then is hired to help her in her cause: stopping vicious black marketeers who are stealing medicine. Original Air Date: March 19, 1949 Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2906: Dragnet: The Big Tar Baby

    Aug 17 2019

    A man reports his wife kidnapped but withdraws the report in a way that makes Friday suspicious. Original Air Date: October 12, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2905: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: Murder Ain’t Minor

    Aug 16 2019

    Johnny takes a simple job from a disreputable man to find a woman to sign insurance. Johnny finds himself in the midst of a murder investigation. Original Air Date: August 7, 1949 When making your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2904: Boston Blackie: Joe Gatling Murdered Over Marked Money

    Aug 15 2019

    A man’s father dies and he expects to collect a fortune from a wealthy gangster in exchange for a dollar bill. Original Air Date: October 6, 1948 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2903: Rocky Jordan: Adventure in Zaqaziq

    Aug 14 2019

    Captain Sabaya suggests Jordan go on an adventure for adventure’s sake…going undercover as an American black market drug buyer. Original Air Date: April 16, 1950 Support the show monthly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2902: Let George Do It: Big Brother

    Aug 13 2019

    A club owner wants to find out who socked him on the head and at the center of the mystery is a girl who has a lot of men who treat her like a little sister. Original Air Date: May 21, 1951 Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2901: Boston Blackie: Alice Manletter, Dead or Alive? (Listener’s Choice Short Division #2)

    Aug 12 2019

    Boston Blackie is supposed to show a friend’s niece around New York City, but another man picks her up, and Blackie ends up accused of her murder. Original Air Date: August 4, 1944 Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2900s: Molle Mystery Theater: Leg Man

    Aug 11 2019

    The reporter investigates the murder of a bar owner that the police believe is open and shut. Original Air Date: October 19, 1945 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2900: Dragnet: The Big Handsome Bandit

    Aug 10 2019

    Friday and Smith investigate a series of hold ups. Original Air Date: October 5, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2899: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: Who Took the Taxis for a Ride?

    Aug 09 2019

    Johnny investigates the theft of a dozen taxi cabs all owned by the same company. Original Air Date: July 24, 1949 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Take the listener... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2898: Boston Blackie: Carl Grady, Golf Instructor

    Aug 08 2019

    A racketeer sends one of his henchmen to kill his wife’s golf teacher because he’s jealous. The henchman is killed and found with a list of colleges in his pocket. Original Air Date:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2897: Rocky Jordan: Holiday Weekend

    Aug 07 2019

    A man collapses inside the Tambourine and then asks Rocky’s help to find a female dancer. Original Air Date: April 9, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2896: Let George Do It: Ponce the Lion

    Aug 06 2019

    George is called to a small town because the town’s most infamous citizen has been released from the prison and the towns people fear he’ll murder everyone who sent him to prison for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2895: Rocky Jordan: The Case of the Sleepy Camel (Listener’s Choice #8)

    Aug 05 2019

    Rocky’s given three camels by an old friend and that’s when the trouble starts. Original Air Date: January 16, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2894: Dragnet: The Big Bible

    Aug 03 2019

    A man appears to have committed suicide in a locked room, but one piece of evidence suggests a murder may have occurred. Original Air Date: September 28, 1954 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2893: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Case of Barton Drake

    Aug 02 2019

    Johnny is called in when a man’s who about to be declared to dead so his wife can collect on his insurance is seen at a sport event. Original Air Date: April 22, 1949 When making your travel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2892: Boston Blackie: Charlie Kingston and the Vanishing Office Building

    Aug 01 2019

    Charlie Kingston is conned to handing over a million dollars to buy a building, only to find the property is a vacant lot. Original Air Date: September 8, 1948 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2891: Rocky Jordan: The Strange Fate of Professor Amar

    Jul 31 2019

    A friend of Rocky’s steps off a train and acts like he never met him and then is killed. Original Air Date: April 2, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2890: Let George Do It: The Marauder

    Jul 30 2019

    A successful writer calls George to a Winter resort where the host has become obsessed with killing a mountain lion. Original Air Date: February 12, 1951 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2889: Night Beat: The Girl from Kansas (Listener’s Choice Standard Division #9)

    Jul 29 2019

    Randy takes an interest in a young woman from Kansas who was arrested soon after she arrived in Chicago for reasons she doesn’t understand. Original Air Date: June 5, 1950 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2888: Dragnet: The Big Try

    Jul 27 2019

    A young man confesses to a hit and run. Friday and Smith have to verify if the story is true. Original Air Date: September 21, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2887: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Case of the $100,000 Legs

    Jul 26 2019

    Johnny is called to play bodyguard to protect an actress whose legs are insured for $100,000. Johnny arrives to find the legs intact but the actress dead. Original Air Date: April 15, 1949 When... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2886: Boston Blackie: Jeweler John Reynolds Is Murdered

    Jul 25 2019

    A jeweler offers Blackie a $10,000 necklace for ten cents and is found murdered. Original Air Date September 1, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2885: Rocky Jordan: Foolproof

    Jul 24 2019

    A man with a gun is kicked out of the Tambourine and leaves behind a diamond that ends up with Rocky embroiled in a murder. Original Air Date: March 26, 1950 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2884: Let George Do It: Tongalani

    Jul 23 2019

    A woman hires George to investigate her husband’s odd behavior centering around the word “Tongalani.” Original Air Date: February 5, 1951 Rebroadcast Date: Unknown Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2883: Let George Do It: Am I My Brother’s Keeper (Listener’s Choice Standard Division #10)

    Jul 22 2019

    George is hired by a man to find his estranged brother, and finds the body of a dead gambler at the brother’s apartment. Original Air Date: April 12, 1948 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2882: Dragnet: The Big Cut

    Jul 20 2019

    $5,000 in watches is stolen from a jewelry store. Original Air Date: September 14, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2881: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Stolen Portrait of The Duke of Massen

    Jul 19 2019

    Johnny goes to London to search for a missing Monet. Original Air Date: April 1, 1949 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2880: Boston Blackie: Tom Robertson Poisons His Wife Over the Phone

    Jul 18 2019

    A man poisons his wife’s medicine and established his alibi by being on the other side of town. Original Air Date: August 18, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2879: Rocky Jordan: The Perfect Witness

    Jul 17 2019

    A woman tries to shoot a man in the Cafe Tambourine. The man runs away and can’t be identified. Original Air Date: March 19, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2878: Let George Do It: Sedan from the City

    Jul 16 2019

    A sedan arrives from the city arrives in a small town and then its leading benefactor is gunned down. Original Air Date: October 30, 1950 Rebroadcast Date: January 27, 1953 Support the show monthly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2877: The Saint: A Real Guy (Listener’s Choice Standard Division #11)

    Jul 15 2019

    Simon investigates the death of a despised band leader. Original Air Date: July 2, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2876: Dragnet: The Big Trunk

    Jul 13 2019

    Friday and Smith searching for a missing divorcee. Original Air Date: September 7, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2875: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Milford Brooks III Matter

    Jul 12 2019

    Johnny tries to protect the life of an insured man who seems determined to commit suicide and has named a notorious gangster as his beneficiary. Original Air Date: March 25, 1949 When making your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2874: Boston Blackie: Mrs. Trilling’s Maid is Murdered in Her Place

    Jul 11 2019

    A maid is murdered after a door-to-door salesman shows up at her employer’s apartment Original Air Date: August 18, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2873: Rocky Jordan: The While Beetle

    Jul 10 2019

    An acquaintance of Rocky’s arrives and dies in the Tambourine and Rocky learns he was carrying a rare white scarab. Original Air Date: March 12, 1950 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2872: Let George Do It: The Hand in the Coconut

    Jul 09 2019

    A big-game hunter, one of George’s childhood hero’s, summons George to his ship to investigate the theft of his field glasses. Original Air Date: October 23, 1950 Support the show monthly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2871: The Fat Man: Murder Plays Hide and Seek (Listener’s Choice Short Division #3)

    Jul 08 2019

    A cabbie comes to Brad asking him to prove he didn’t kill a corpse in the back of his cab. Brad then finds the corpse missing. Original Air Date: January 2, 1948 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2870: Dragnet: The Big Office

    Jul 06 2019

    Friday and Smith work a weekend shift at the business office. Original Air Date: August 31, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2869: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: Murder is a Merry Go Round

    Jul 05 2019

    Johnny goes to a carnival to investigate a series of accidents that have left attendees wounded. Original Air Date: March 11, 1949 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2868: Boston Blackie: Blackie Tries to Save Bobby Rogers from Execution

    Jul 04 2019

    Blackie has three hours to find evidence to clear a man on death row. Original Air Date: August 11, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2867: Rocky Jordan: Wong Lee’s Secret

    Jul 03 2019

    A friend of Rocky’s and the leader of Chinese expatriates in Cairo, summons Rocky to his home and then murders a man right in front of Rocky’s eyes and tells him to tell whoever he wants.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2866: Let George Do It: It’s a Mystery To Me

    Jul 02 2019

    A mystery writer comes to George for help understanding the mysterious behavior of his girlfriend. Original Air Date: October 16, 1950 Rebroadcast Date: April 28, 1953 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2865: Jeff Regan: A Fire for Romano (Host’s Choice/ Wild Card)

    Jul 01 2019

    A grocery store owner hires Regan to find out who started a fire in his store. Original Air Date: July 30, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2864: Dragnet: the Big Shock

    Jun 29 2019

    Friday and Smith investigate a series of tunnel burglaries. Original Air Date: August 24, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2863: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Robert Perry Case

    Jun 28 2019

    Johnny is called in to serve as bodyguard to a wealthy businessman who is blown up as soon as his secretary pages him after Johnny arrived. Original Air Date: March 4, 1949 When making your travel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2862: Boston Blackie: Blackie Gives a Killer a Perfect Alibi

    Jun 27 2019

    A man insults Mary and Blackie belts him, giving the man an alibi for murder. Original Air Date: August 4, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2861: Rocky Jordan: The Return of Dr. Pyrue

    Jun 26 2019

    A physician Rocky sent to prison for murder when he lived in Istanbul is in Cairo plotting Rocky’s death? The problem? The doctor died in prison. Original Air Date: February 26, 1950 Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2860: Let George Do It: The Investment

    Jun 25 2019

    An attorney hires George to make a big investment on behalf of an anonymous client but things go wrong because George has a nail in his shoe. Original Air Date: November 29, 1946 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2859: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Imperfect Crime Matter (Listener’s Choice Standard Division #12)

    Jun 24 2019

    Johnny is called in by an insurance agent who fears a mystery writer is going to murder his wife. Original Air Date: June 25, 1961 Support the show monthly at [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2858: Dragnet: The Big Cad

    Jun 22 2019

    An addict provides Friday and Smith a lead in a case of stolen morphine. Original Air Date: August 17, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2857: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Slow Boat from China

    Jun 21 2019

    Johnny goes to Signapore to find out what’s behind delays that are stopping a ship from reaching America. Original Air Date: February 25, 1949 When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2856: Boston Blackie: Richard Allistar Disappears in a Vacant Lot

    Jun 20 2019

    A man leaves a cab, walks into a vacant lot, and disappears into thin air. Blackie thinks the incident may have been tied into a murder. Original Air Date: July 28, 1948 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2855: Rocky Jordan: Paid in Full

    Jun 19 2019

    A few hours after Sergeant Greco stormed into the Cafe Tambourine to try and falsely arrest Jordan for aiding a jailbreak, Captain Sabaya comes to Jordan and asks him to find Greco and help him out... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2854: Let George Do It: Snookums

    Jun 18 2019

    George agrees to watch a dog for $200 plus expenses but finds he’s gotten more than he bargained for when he finds out the dog is a voracious Great Dane that’s been reported stolen.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2853: Pat Novak for Hire: Father Leahy (Listener’s Choice Standard Division #13)

    Jun 17 2019

    A priest asks Pat to intersect an escapee from prison and bring him to the priest. Original Air Date: April 2, 1949 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2852s: Twelve Players: The Lady and the Letters

    Jun 16 2019

    A private eye is hired by the wife of a racketeer to recover some letter she’s being blackmailed with. Original Air Date: August 18, 1945 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2852: Dragnet: The Big Missus

    Jun 15 2019

    The wife of a escaped parolee from Michigan comes to Friday and Smith to bring her husband in for his own good. Original Air Date: August 9, 1955 Get your, “Joe Friday never said: “Just... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2851: Dragnet: The Big Rod

    Jun 14 2019

    Friday and Smith search for the driver of a souped up car who hit a woman and left her for dead. Original Air Date: March 16, 1954 Get your, “Joe Friday never said: “Just the facts,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2850: Dragnet: The Big Impossible

    Jun 13 2019

    Friday and Smith have a positive ID for a suspect who committed several robberies. The only problem? He was in a sanitarium at time of the robberies. Original Air Date: March 15, 1953 Get your,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2849: Dragnet: The Big Casing

    Jun 12 2019

    A woman is found dead of a gunshot wound, the husband claims it was suicide but the evidence seems to point towards murder. Original Air Date: May 3, 1951 Get your, “Joe Friday never said:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2848: Dragnet: The Big Betty

    Jun 11 2019

    Joe Friday and Ben Romero go after a gang of conmen who are victimizing the families of recently deceased people. Original Air Date: November 23, 1950 Get your, “Joe Friday never said:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2847: Dragnet: Production 6 (a.k.a Red Light Bandit)

    Jun 10 2019

    Friday and Romero hunt for a brutal bandit who robs and beats people while impersonating a police officer. Original Air Date: July 14, 1949 Get your, “Joe Friday never said: “Just the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2846s: Dragnet: The Big Red Parts One and Two

    Jun 09 2019

    Following a tip from an informant, Friday goes undercover to bust up a new narcotics ring. Original Air Dates: January 3 and 10, 1952 Get your Joe Friday never said “Just the facts,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2846: Dragnet: The Big Wish

    Jun 08 2019

    A boy comes into Juvenile division asking for help to break an addiction. Original Air Date: August 10, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2845: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Parakoff Policy

    Jun 07 2019

    Johnny goes to Ohio to see if he can find evidence to prevent an insured man from being executed. Original Air Date: February 18, 1949 When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2844: Boston Blackie: The Counterfeit Sweepstakes Ticket Racket

    Jun 06 2019

    Blackie believes a double murder of a couple and the killing of a cheap hood are connected. Original Air Date: July 21, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2843: Rocky Jordan: Madam Dulac’s Daughter

    Jun 05 2019

    A wealthy woman offer Rocky $1000 to break up her daughter’s love affair with an unscrupulous gambler Rocky has a history with. Original Air Date: February 12, 1950 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2842: Let George Do It: The Picnic

    Jun 04 2019

    While on a picnic, George is hit by a petite shoe and hears a voice asking for rescue. Original Air Date: October 11, 1946 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2841: Candy Matson: Devil in the Deep Freeze (Listener’s Choice (Standard Division #14)

    Jun 03 2019

    Candy is hired by a restaurant owner who found a dead man in his freezer wearing a devil’s costume. Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call 208-991-4783 Become... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2840: Dragnet: The Big Stand

    Jun 01 2019

    Friday and Smith investigate the murder of a man on a street corner. Original Air Date: August 3, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2839: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Milford Brooks III Matter

    May 31 2019

    Johnny is hired to stop a young insured man who’s determined to commit suicide after changing his beneficiary to a notorious gangster. Audition Date: December 18, 1948 When making your travel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2838: Boston Blackie: Blackie Framed for Killing John Cummings

    May 30 2019

    Blackie is framed for murder and is locked up when he can’t prove he was out of town. Original Air Date: July 14, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2837: Rocky Jordan: The Return of Toni

    May 29 2019

    Two men begin following Rocky around as he gets a letter that an old flame is back in Cairo. Original Air Date: February 5, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2836: Let George Do It: The Kleptomaniac

    May 28 2019

    The kleptomaniac wife of a candidate for alderman hires George to follow her to prevent her compulsion from being discovered before the election. Original Air Date: October 4, 1946 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2835: Boston Blackie: Murder at the Movies (Listener’s Choice Standard Divisions #15)

    May 27 2019

    Blackie agrees to be a technical adviser on a crime film and then has to solve a murder. Original Air Date: December 13, 1945 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2834: Dragnet: The Big Match

    May 25 2019

    Friday and Smith have one clue to the identity of a robber of an auction house: a partially spent matchbook. Original Air Date: July 27, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2833: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Clever Chemist Matter (Re-Creation)

    May 24 2019

    Johnny investigates a protest of a change in a scientist’s insurance policy. Re-creation: October 1979 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2832: Boston Blackie: Diamonds Stolen from Blackie and Charlie

    May 23 2019

    Blackie’s friend Charlie is held up while Blackie is visiting and the thieves claim to have an alibi that Blackie has to break. Original Air Date: July 7, 1948 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2831: Rocky Jordan: An Air of Death

    May 22 2019

    Rocky narrowly avoids deaths when he finds a man in a local bathhouse murdered by cyanide gas. Original Air Date: January 29, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2830: Let George Do It: Audition #2

    May 21 2019

    George is hired to find an apartment for an elderly man’s niece and her husband. Audition Date: April 1946 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2829: Easy Money: The Gem Switch (Host’s Choice/Wild Card)

    May 20 2019

    – A small jewelry store has a $5,000 ruby disappear and be replaced with a duplicate. Mike Trent thinks he knows how to get it back–with the aid of a third hand. Original Air Date:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2828: Dragnet: The Big Heel

    May 18 2019

    Friday and Smith investigate a series of burglaries where costume jewelry has been stolen. They believe a juvenile is behind it and the only clue is an unusual shoeprint. Original Air Date: July 20,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2827: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Tip-of Matter

    May 17 2019

    A dying convict wants Johnny to recover his stolen loot and prevent a killing. Original Air Date: September 30, 1962 When making your travel plans, remember [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2826: Boston Blackie: The Professor Beasley Murder

    May 16 2019

    A professor with many enemies at Blackie’s alma mater. Original Air Date: June 30, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2825: Rocky Jordan: The Face of Diana

    May 15 2019

    An artist pays off a tab he owes Rocky with a painting, a wealthy man buys it, and when Rocky brings him the difference, he finds the artist dead. Original Air Date: January 22, 1950 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2824: Let George Do It: Audition 1

    May 14 2019

    Right out of the service, ex-GI George Lincoln starts a private investigation firm and gets an assistant and a secretary thrust on him, along with an elevator man who prepares strange food, and a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2823: Philip Marlowe: Trouble is My Business (Listener’s Choice Short Division #4)

    May 13 2019

    Philip Marlowe is hired to look into the wedding of a wealthy young man to a woman with dubious motives. Original Air Date: August 5, 1947 Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2822: Dragnet: The Big Rescue

    May 11 2019

    Friday and Smith’s investigation of a robbery is complicated when one of the robbers is broken out along with a murder suspect. Original Air Date: July 13, 1954 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2821: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Deadly Crystal Matter

    May 10 2019

    Johnny is investigating a case of a stolen $300,000 necklace, and then it’s returned by a mysterious woman without explanation. Original Air Date: September 23, 1962 Check out the Old Time... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2820: Blackie: The Harry Walker Killing

    May 09 2019

    Blackie tries to find who killed a man close to his home, while the killer tries to track down the man’s wife, who he believes witnessed the murder. Original Air Date: June 23, 1948 Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2819: Rocky Jordan: The Loomis Affair

    May 08 2019

    Rocky is accused of murder when a gangster he had a quarrel with is murdered while both men were in different areas of a bank vault and both men were opening their safe deposit boxes. Original Air... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2818: Richard Diamond: The Charles Johnson Matter

    May 07 2019

    EP2818: Richard Diamond: The Charles Johnson Matter Diamond is hired by a man who insists he was framed for passing counterfeit bills. Original Rebroadcast Date: September 13, 1953 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2817: Rogue’s Gallery: Lovely Little Old Lady (Listener’s Choice Standard Divsion #16)

    May 06 2019

    Rogue goes to help an elderly woman with a son in trouble with the law. The son’s not there and Rogue wakes up to find he was given a Mickey Finn tea and has been framed for murder. Original Air... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2816: Dragnet: The Big Search

    May 04 2019

    Frank and Joe search for a kidnapped teenage girl. Original Air Date: July 6, 1954 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]