Podcast

OTR Detective – The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

The great ones are back in action.

Episodes

  • EP2493: Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons: The Girl Who Flirted

    Apr 23 2018

    The assistant curator of the Manhatten Museum asks Mr. Keen to find a young female art copyist. Original Air Date: February 3, 1944 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! ]]

  • EP2492: Dragnet: The Big Carney

    Apr 21 2018

    Friday and Smith investigate a series of high-priced shopliftings. Original Air Date: May 3, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2491: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Chuckanut Matter

    Apr 20 2018

    Johnny is sent to ensure that an insured woman isn’t murdered by her husband. 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! ]]

  • EP2490: Boston Blackie: Slamming Sammy Saunders

    Apr 19 2018

    A man with thousands of dollars in gambling debts agrees to introduce a woman to his baseball player brother. Original Air Date: April 29, 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! ]]

  • EP2489: Richard Diamond: The Hollywood Story

    Apr 18 2018

    Diamond is called to Hollywood to help a producer who’s being blackmailed. Rebroadcast Date: August 23, 1952 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! ]]

  • EP2488: The Man from Homicide: The Muriel Smith Case

    Apr 17 2018

    Lieutenant Dana investigates the death of a nightclub singer. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net   Original Air Date: June 25, 1961 Support the show on a one-time basis... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2487: Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons: The Case of Mr. Trevor’s Secret

    Apr 16 2018

    Mr. Keen is called in by the owner of a war plant to find a missing chemical engineer. Original Air Date: February 17, 1944 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! ]]

  • EP2486: Dragnet: The Big Scrapbook

    Apr 14 2018

    Friday and Smith track down three robbers who pulled off a big jewel robbery in San Diego. Original Air Date: April 26, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2485: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Old Fashioned Murder Matter

    Apr 13 2018

    Johnny is called in by an insurance agent who fears a well-insured elderly client will be murdered. Original Air Date: July 16, 1961 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! ]]

  • EP2484: Boston Blackie: The Millicent Bromley Ransom

    Apr 12 2018

    With Blackie out of town, Farraday tries to recover a kidnapped woman. Original Air Date: April 22, 1947 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! ]]

  • EP2483: Richard Diamond: The Hatpin Murder Case

    Apr 11 2018

    An Oklahoma rancher brings Diamond to solve the death of his brother. Rebroadcast Date: August 16, 1953 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! ]]

  • Rocky Fortune: Boarding House Doublecross

    Apr 10 2018

    Rocky stays at a flophouse, but a small man insists that he and his wife had rented the room, but there’s no sign of his wife and the landlords claim not to know him. Original Air Date: March... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2481: Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons: The Case of the Boy Who Used Big Words

    Apr 09 2018

    A boy comes to Mr. Keen concerned about his uncle’s strange behavior. Mr. Keen doesn’t take the case and the boy’s uncle is murdered and the boy disappears. Original Air Date:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2480: Dragnet: The Big Rip

    Apr 07 2018

    Friday and Smith get a tip on the identity of safe burglars from a suspect in a previous case. Original Air Date: April 19, 1952 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! ]]

  • EP2479: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Fiddle Faddle Matter

    Apr 06 2018

    Johnny is called in to find a missing rare violin.   Original Air Date: July 9, 1961 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! ]]

  • EP2478: Boston Blackie: The Phonograph Record Murder

    Apr 05 2018

    A man receives a record saying he’s going to be murdered and then he’s killed while listening to it. Original Air Date: April 15, 1947 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2477: Richard Diamond: The Wheat Germ Case

    Apr 04 2018

    A man stumbles into Diamond’s office and dies from being stabbed with ice pick, but not before giving clues that lead Diamond to a health club. Rebroadcast Date: August 9, 1953 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2476: Rocky Fortune: Rocket Racket

    Apr 03 2018

    Rocky is hired for an odd job and dragged to Utah where he’s designated as the pilot of a private rocket ship to the moon. Original Air Date: March 23, 1954 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2475: Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons: The Case of a Girl Who Sang Too Well

    Apr 02 2018

    Mr. Keen investigates the disappearance of a singer from a theater. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2474: Dragnet: The Big Compulsion

    Mar 31 2018

    Friday and Smith investigate a series of false alarms being called in. Original Air Date: April 12, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2473: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Well of Trouble Matter

    Mar 30 2018

    Johnny notices a suspicious cash payment from an insured and goes to investigate. Original Air Date: July 2, 1961 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! ]]

  • EP2472: Boston Blackie: The Aggie Rogers Murder

    Mar 29 2018

    A wealthy eccentric woman who lived in a clutter-filled house, is murdered. Original Air Date: April 8, 1947 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! ]]

  • EP2471: Richard Diamond: The Kidnapped Policeman

    Mar 28 2018

    Lieutenant Levinson is kidnapped. A warning is given that if a man Levinson sent to death row dies…Levinson dies. Rebroadcast Date: August 2, 1950 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2470: Rocky Fortune: Psychological Murder

    Mar 27 2018

    Rocky helps a woman who’s afraid she’ll murder her husband. Original Air Date: March 16, 1954 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! ]]

  • EP2469: Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons: The Case of the Missing Witness

    Mar 26 2018

    Mr. Keen investigates the murder of a fashion queen’s daughter. Original Air Date: January 13, 1944 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! ]]

  • EP2468: Dragnet: The Big Chet

    Mar 24 2018

    An ex-con gives Friday and Smith a tip in a series of robberies. Original Air Date: April 5, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2467: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Imperfect Crime Matter

    Mar 23 2018

    The young wife of a mystery writer is afraid her husband is going to kill her. Original Air Date: June 25, 1961 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! ]]

  • EP2466: Boston Blackie: The Cy Gardner Murder

    Mar 22 2018

    A man calls Blackie for help and tells him to take a bus to the country. On the bus, a woman with a gun forces Blackie off the bus. Original Air Date: April 1, 1946 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2465: Richard Diamond: The Rifle Case

    Mar 21 2018

    A gunmaker has received threats and asks Diamond to protect him until he can deliver his designs to the government. Rebroadcast Date: June 21, 1953 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2464: Rocky Fortune: The Twice-Murdered Man

    Mar 20 2018

    In a bar, Rocky and a friend who’s an insurance actuary search the bar for the one person in the building who’s a murderer. Original Air Date: March 9, 1954 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2463: Mister Keen Tracer of Lost Persons: The Moonless Night

    Mar 19 2018

    A woman calls Mr. Keen in to find her missing uncle. Original Air Date: January 6, 1944 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! ]]

  • EP2462: Dragnet: The Big Dream

    Mar 17 2018

    Friday and Smith investigate a $5,000 liquor store hold up. Original Air Date: March 29, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2461: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Low Tide Matter

    Mar 16 2018

    Johnny is called in by an insurance agent who fears a wealthy man is going to be murdered by his business partner. Original Air Date: June 18, 1961 When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2460: Boston Blackie: Blackie Framed for Horse Room Thefts

    Mar 15 2018

    A man decides to commit a series of robberies of horse racing betting rooms and frame Boston Blackie for it. Original Air Date: March 25, 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! ]]

  • EP2459: Richard Diamond: The Missing Night Watchman

    Mar 14 2018

    Diamond is hired to find a missing night watchman who disappeared with $50,000 in consigned jewels Rebroadcast Date: June 21, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2458: Rocky Fortune: Honor Among Thieves

    Mar 13 2018

    Rocky tries to help a doctor who has to account for $25,000 in missing drugs and a drug addict son who is behind it. Original Air Date: March 2, 1954 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2457: Night Beat: The “Bug” Killings

    Mar 12 2018

    Randy is investigating a series of murders where the killer calls the police in advance of each killing. Original Air Date: September 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! ]]

  • EP2456: Dragnet: The Big Informant

    Mar 10 2018

    Friday and Smith are trying to track down a team of safe burglars. Their search leads them to a man who denies involvement but is glad to help. Original Air Date: March 22, 1953 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2455: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Big Date Matter

    Mar 09 2018

    After finishing a case in Miami, Johnny has to drive up to Sarasota. If he doesn’t, it could send another insurance agent to jail. Then Johnny meets a mysterious woman and finds himself... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2454: Boston Blackie: The ‘Sam Fisher’ Murder

    Mar 08 2018

    One of the city’s best-dressed men doesn’t remember his past and then turns to Blackie for help. He takes a cab after meeting with Blackie and the cabbie turns up dead. Original Air Date:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2453: Richard Diamond: The Cover-Up Murders

    Mar 07 2018

    An anonymous man calls Walt and threatens to commit a murder at 8 o’clock. He succeeds and plans to do it again. Rebroadcast Date: June 7, 1953 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2452: Rocky Fortune: A Sitting Duck for Death

    Mar 06 2018

    A killer who Rocky put away escapes prison threatening to murder Rocky and those who sent him up. Rocky tries to get out of town, but one of the men on the list wants to use Rocky as a decoy to draw... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2451: Night Beat: The Policy Wheel Racket

    Mar 05 2018

    A blind man tells Randy the leader of a local rescue mission has been severely beaten. Randy wants to find out why but the man won’t tell him. Original Air Date: September 18, 1952 Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2450s: Police Woman: The Case of the Scheming Bridegroom

    Mar 04 2018

    A woman is interested in marrying a man from a personals ad but fears he’s a murderer, Lt. Mary Sullivan investigates. Original Air Date June 29, 1947 Support the show monthly at [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2450: Dragnet: The Big Impossible

    Mar 03 2018

    Friday and Smith think they’ve found the man behind a series of robberies. The only problem? He couldn’t have possibly done it because he was in a sanitarium. Original Air Date: March 15,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2349: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Stock in Trade Matter

    Mar 02 2018

    Johnny investigates the murder of a man in a small town who lived alone in an old Southern plantation house. Original Air Date: June 4, 1961 When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • Boston Blackie: The Joe Easton Car Theft Ring

    Mar 01 2018

    Blackie is worried that boys are abandoning the local gym to curry favor with a mobster who was just released from prison and is now flush with cash. Meanwhile, a string of car thefts is plaguing the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2447: Richard Diamond: The William B. Holland Case

    Feb 28 2018

    Diamond is hired to track down a man’s brother in South America, and takes Lt. Levinson for company. Rebroadcast Date: May 31, 1953 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2446: Rocky Fortune: One Husband Too Many

    Feb 27 2018

    A woman with two husbands wants Rocky to murder one of them for her. Original Air Date: February 9, 1954 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! ]]

  • EP2445:Night Beat: Larry, the Understudy

    Feb 26 2018

    A young dancer’s understudy puts on an impressive dancing performance that has the show’s owner ready to make him a star. However, he quits and disappears from the Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2444s: Hercule Poirot: Rendezvous with Death

    Feb 25 2018

    A young woman is jilted when her fiancé instead marries her best friend. The jilted bride follows the newly married couple around on their honeymoon. Original Air Date: July 12, 1945 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2444: Dragnet: The Big Laugh

    Feb 24 2018

    Friday and Smith investigate a man who is taking advantage of lonely single women. Original Air Date: March 8, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2443: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Yaak Mystery Matter

    Feb 23 2018

    Johnny is sent to Montana to investigate the status of a man insured for half a million dollars. Original Air Date: May 28, 1961 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! ]]

  • EP2442: Boston Blackie: The Fight-Fixing Ring

    Feb 22 2018

    A boxer is threatened if he doesn’t fix a fight and turns to Blackie for help. Original Air Date: March 4, 1946 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! ]]

  • EP2441: Richard Diamond: The Enigma of Big Ed

    Feb 21 2018

    A factory owner hires Diamond to find out who is sabotaging his factory. Original Air Date: April 4, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2440: Rocky Fortune: The Catskills Cover-Up

    Feb 20 2018

    Rocky is hired as a social director at a Catskills bed and breakfast but finds the owner needs help with her fugitive son. Original Air Date: February 9, 1954 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2439: Night Beat: The Bomb On Flight 63

    Feb 19 2018

    Randy receives a tip that there’s a bomb on a plane to Denver. Original Air Date: September 4, 1952 Support the show monthly at [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2438s: Suspense: Frightened City

    Feb 18 2018

    A soldier returns from Korea to find his brother-in-law’s been murdered and no one in town will talk about it. Original Air Date: November 10, 1952 Support Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2438: Dragnet: The Big Want

    Feb 17 2018

    Friday and Smith search for a fugitive from another city. Original Air Date: March 1, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2437: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Lone Wolf Matter

    Feb 16 2018

    Johnny is called in to help a respected businessman being blackmailed by his ex-partner. Original Air Date: May 21, 1961 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! ]]

  • EP2436: Boston Blackie: The Joe Barton Murder

    Feb 15 2018

    A couple in rural New York ask Blackie to look for their missing son. Original Air Date: February 25, 1947 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! ]]

  • EP2435: Richard Diamond: Mr. Walker’s Problem

    Feb 14 2018

    Mr. Walker wants Diamond to tail a man but doesn’t want to tell Diamond what he suspects. Original Air Date: March 28, 1952 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! ]]

  • EP2434: Rocky Fortune: The Football Fix

    Feb 13 2018

    Rocky is hired as a bodyguard to a football quarterback who wants to turn down a request to throw the big game. 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! ]]

  • EP2433: Night Beat: The Man with the Red Hair

    Feb 12 2018

    On his night off, Randy meets a woman at a bar. She turns to ice when she sees a man with red hair. Original Air Date: August 21, 1952 Support the show monthly a Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2432: Dragnet: The Big Smoke

    Feb 10 2018

    A man in his seventies is murdered and his bed-ridden wife brutally beaten. Friday and Smith search for the perpetrator. Original Air Date: February 22, 1953 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2431: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Simple Simon Matter

    Feb 09 2018

    Johnny is called in on a case that the police suspect is a suicide made to look like an accident. The only thing to argue otherwise is an anonymous caller who will only speak to Johnny. Original Air... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2430: Boston Blackie: The Florence Wells Murder

    Feb 08 2018

    An actress calls Blackie, asking for his help. She makes him wait outside of her dressing room, and the next thing Blackie knows, she’s been murdered. Original Air Date: February 18, 1947... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2429: Richard Diamond: The Hank Burton Case

    Feb 07 2018

    A badly injured, wanted felon will surrender to Diamond so Diamond can collect the reward if Diamond captures a female accomplice and turns her in. Original Air Date: March 21, 1952 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2428: Rocky Fortune: Hollywood or Boom

    Feb 06 2018

    Rocky is hired to drive a truckload of Nitro from New York to Los Angeles. Original Air Date: January 26, 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! ]]

  • EP2427: Night Beat: His Name is Luke

    Feb 05 2018

    A former burlesque dancer, a shoeshine man, and a delicatessen owner are among those acting out of character and raising money for a mysterious “him.” Origi Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2426: Dragnet: The Big Tooth

    Feb 03 2018

    A woman fears her mother’s been murdered by her father. Original Air Date: February 15, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2425: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Rat Pack Matter

    Feb 02 2018

    Johnny is sent to a small town to investigate a series of thefts by a ring of young car thieves. Original Air Date: April 23, 1961 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! ]]

  • EP2424: Boston Blackie: The Duke Collins Murder

    Feb 01 2018

    Two mobsters break jail and one of their thugs is determined to intimidate a radio player. Original Air Date: February 11, 1947 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! ]]

  • EP2423: Richard Diamond: The Dixon Case

    Jan 31 2018

    Diamond to hire to locate a man whose blackmailing a wealthy man’s wife. Original Air Date: March 14, 1952 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! ]]

  • EP2422: Rocky Fortune: The Museum Murder

    Jan 30 2018

    While working as a tour guide, Rocky takes his group to a museum and finds one of his party dead in a sarcophagus. When he goes back with Sergeant Finger, the body is gone. Original Air Date: January... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2421: Night Beat: Somebody Stop Ann

    Jan 29 2018

    A female columnist enlists Randy’s help because she fears her estranged husband will kill her and her children. Original Air Date: August 7, 1952 Support t Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2420: Dragnet; The Big Press

    Jan 27 2018

    Friday and Smith search for forgers who’ve been passing fake payroll checks. Original Air Date: February 8, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2419: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Latrodectus Matter

    Jan 26 2018

    Johnny is called by an Entomologist who fears he’ll be murdered for his research. Original Air Date: April 16, 1961 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! ]]

  • EP2418: Boston Blackie:The Walter Peters Murder Mix-Up

    Jan 25 2018

    A man is found dead with a note advising to contact Boston Blackie in case of emergency but Blackie has no idea who he is. Original Air Date: February 4, 1947 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2417: Richard Diamond: The Eddie Burke Case

    Jan 24 2018

    A man demands Diamond give him something. Diamond has no idea what he’s talking about and is beaten up. Original Air Date: February 8, 1952 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2416: Rocky Fortune: The Rodeo Murder Mystery

    Jan 23 2018

    Rocky is hired by the owner of a rodeo and finds himself framed for his employer’s murder. Original Air Date: January 12, 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! ]]

  • EP2415: Night Beat: Flight from Fear

    Jan 22 2018

    An elderly layout man pulls part of a columnist’s article on a young talented swimmer. The swimmer refused to try out for the Olympics and ends up threatening the colum Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2414: Dragnet: The Big Strip

    Jan 20 2018

    Friday and Smith search for a gang of car strippers. Original Air Date: February 1, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2413: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Captain’s Table Matter

    Jan 19 2018

    Johnny is called to Arizona to investigate a suspicious death at a rest home. Is it suicide or murder? Original Air Date: April 9, 1961 When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2412: Boston Blackie: The Willibrand Diamonds

    Jan 18 2018

    Blackie tries to recover stolen jewels. Original Air Date: January 28, 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! ]]

  • EP2411: Richard Diamond: The Garrabaldi Case

    Jan 17 2018

    A woman hires Diamond to find a witness who could clear her brother before he’s executed the next day. Original Air Date: February 1, 1952 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2410: Rocky Fortune: On the Trail of a Killer

    Jan 16 2018

    Rocky becomes suspicious that a friend was killed by her husband for her insurance money. Original Air Date: January 5, 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! ]]

  • EP2409: Night Beat: The Smell of Peaches

    Jan 15 2018

    Randy meets a recently paroled old-time gangster who suffered a nervous breakdown who swears he’s being followed by two men who want to kill him for $100,000. Original Air Date: July 17, 1952... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2408: Dragnet: The Big Lay-Out

    Jan 13 2018

    A friend of Friday’s turns his son in for doing drugs. Original Air Date: January 25, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2407: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Wrong Sign Matter

    Jan 12 2018

    Johnny investigates the death of an ill woman who made a sudden change in her will. Original Air Date: April 2, 1961 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! ]]

  • EP2406: Boston Blackie: The Copycat Firebug

    Jan 11 2018

    An insurance investigator wants Blackie’s help finding a murderer/robber, but an arson that destroys the investigator’s room gets in the way. Original Air Date: January 21, 1947 Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2405: Richard Diamond: The Al Brenners Case

    Jan 10 2018

    A professional stoolie offers Diamond a chance to make $5,000 by catching a wanted criminal. Original Air Date: January 25, 1952 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! ]]

  • EP2404: Rocky Fortune: The Prize Fight Fix

    Jan 09 2018

    Rocky is a dead ringer for a has-been Bolivian fighter whose managers have arranged a dive but has disappeared. Rocky has to fill in for him. Original Air Date: December 29, 1953   Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2403: Night Beat: The Old Itch

    Jan 08 2018

    Randy gets scooped by an intrepid, globe-trotting, female reporter. Original Air Date: July 3, 1952 Support the show monthly at [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2402s: Studio One: Anthony Adverse

    Jan 07 2018

    A young adventurer is sent to the New World to find out why his Guardian’s debtors haven’t been paying. He discovers they’ve been missing for a year. Original Air Date: October 14,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2402: Dragnet: The Big String

    Jan 06 2018

    Friday and Smith investigate the kidnapping of a college professor’s wife. Original Air Date: January 18, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2401: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Two’s A Crowd Matter

    Jan 05 2018

    Johnny heads West to find a missing robber. He has to find him before a mentally ill NYPD officer administers his own rough form of justice. Original Air Date: March 26, 1961 When making your travel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2400: Boston Blackie: Blackie Framed for Fur Thefts

    Jan 04 2018

    Two fur thieves try and use Blackie as a patsy for their crimes. Original Air Date: January 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! ]]

  • EP2399: Richard Diamond: The Simpson Case

    Jan 03 2018

    Diamond is hired to find out who’s been taking shots at a wealthy man who made his fortune in oil. Original Air Date: January 18, 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! ]]

  • EP2398: Rocky Fortune: Companion to a Chimp

    Jan 02 2018

    Rocky is hired as a companion to a TV star chimp. Rocky is waylaid and the chimp stolen. Original Air Date: December 15, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2397: Night Beat: Reformer

    Jan 01 2018

    A farmer from rural Illinois comes to Chicago determined to take down a corrupt political boss “with love.” Original Air Date: June 26, 1952 Support Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2396: Dragnet: The Big Small

    Dec 30 2017

    Friday and Smith search for an elderly lady forger. Original Air Date: January 11, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2395: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Informer Matter

    Dec 29 2017

    A man calls Johnny up to tell him about a murder and that he’s not investing but then changes his mind. Original Air Date: March 19, 1961 When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2394: Boston Blackie: The Candy Store Murders

    Dec 28 2017

    Blackie goes to collect money for Shorty from someone Inspector Farraday’s about to arrest. They’re both disappointed when their quarry’s blown up. Original Air Date: January 7,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2393: Richard Diamond: The White Cow Case

    Dec 27 2017

    Diamond is hired to go to Florida to purchase an object for a man who will pay him a big fee if he succeeds. Original Air Date: January 11, 1952 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2392: Rocky Fortune: Murder on the Midway

    Dec 26 2017

    Rocky befriends an orphan boy and finds himself suspected of kidnapping the boy from his guardian when he disappears. Original Air Date: December 8, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2391: Night Beat: Lost Souls

    Dec 25 2017

    Randy meets a woman who treats everyone on skid row to champagne, steaks, and fresh sheets, and is being haunted across the country by a childhood friend who promises to kill Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2390:Dragnet: The Big Little Jesus

    Dec 23 2017

    Friday and Smith try to find a stolen statue of the child Jesus before Christmas Eve mass. Original Air Date: December 22, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2389: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Karmen Kringle Matter

    Dec 22 2017

    On Christmas Eve, an eccentric miner wants to change the beneficiary of his life insurance to his beloved burrow. Original Air Date: December 22, 1957 When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2388: Boston Blackie: Santa Claus and the Stolen Rings

    Dec 21 2017

    Blackie catches an accused thief but finds the rings he stole have disappeared. Original Air Date: December 17, 1947 Support the show monthly at [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2387: Richard Diamond: The Christmas Show

    Dec 19 2017

    Diamond performs a 1950s take on the Christmas Carol with his friends. Original Air Date: December 21, 1951 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! ]]

  • EP2386: Rocky Fortune: The Plot to Murder Santa Claus

    Dec 19 2017

    Rocky is hired as an assistant store detective and occasional fill in for Santa Claus. He gets into a fight with the store Santa and comes under suspicion when the store’s Santa is murdered.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2385: Night Beat: Five Days off for Christmas

    Dec 18 2017

    Randy gets time off for Christmas, which reminds him he has no one to spend Christmas with. When a boy tries to give him an envelope and is run over by a car, Randy has to fin Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2384: Dragnet: The Big Mask, Part Two

    Dec 16 2017

    After arresting a copycat, Friday and Smith continue their search for the masked bandit, who confounds them further by changing up his methods. Original Air Date: January 4, 1953 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2383: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Ring of Fire Matter

    Dec 15 2017

    Johnny travels to Mexico to prevent a once-promising but now brain-damaged boxer from being killed in a fight set up by his corrupt manager. Original Air Date: March 12, 1961 When making your travel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2382: Boston Blackie: The Carl Brown Murder

    Dec 14 2017

    A gangster threatens a man’s life if he doesn’t pay protection money. The man is murdered by his best friend after asking Boston Blackie’s help. Original Air Date: December 31, 1946... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2381: Richard Diamond: The Merry Go Round Case

    Dec 13 2017

    A hood shoots a policeman who mentored Diamond and Diamond goes searching for the shooter. Original Air Date: January 4, 1952 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! ]]

  • EP2380: Rocky Fortune: Murder Among the Statues

    Dec 12 2017

    Rocky is hired as assistant and night watchman to a shop that sells plaster statue reproductions. Original Air Date: December 1, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2379: Night Beat: Railroaded

    Dec 11 2017

    Randy becomes convinced that a 19-year old woman was railroaded into a conviction for manslaughter of a politician’s wife. Original Air Date: June 19, 1952 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2378: Dragnet: The Big Mask, Part One

    Dec 09 2017

    Friday and Smith investigate a series of robberies of grocery stores committed by a masked man. Original Air Date: December 28, 1952 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! ]]

  • EP2377: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Morning After Matter

    Dec 08 2017

    A woman is about to receive $600,000 if her husband is declared dead after seven years of being missing. She pressures the insurance company to bring Johnny in to locate her husband. Original Air... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2376: Boston Blackie: The Harry Perkins Murder

    Dec 07 2017

    A woman in the country asks Blackie to find her brother. Blackie discovers he’s tied to a mysterious car left on the railroad tracks in the path of a train carrying a shipment of gold. Original... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2375: Richard Diamond: The Plaid Overcoat Case

    Dec 06 2017

    A man in a distinctive overcoat walks into Diamond’s office and beats him up for no apparent reason. Original Air Date: December 28, 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! ]]

  • EP2374: Rocky Fortune: Murder on the Aisle

    Dec 05 2017

    Rocky is hired to play bodyguard to an alcoholic theater critic. When the critic is murdered, Rocky has to find out who did it or be fingered for the crime. Original Air Date: November 24, 1953... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2373: Night Beat: The Marvelous Machine

    Dec 04 2017

    A once-promising scientist visits the scene of a murder Randy is covering. Original Air Date: June 5, 1952 Support the show monthly at [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2372: Dragnet: The Big Eavesdrop

    Dec 02 2017

    While waiting for a contact, Friday and Smith overhear a drunk confessing to murder. Original Air Date: December 14, 1952 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! ]]

  • EP2371: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Touch-Up Matter

    Dec 01 2017

    Johnny is called at 2 a.m. in the morning to a party where a jewel theft has occurred. Original Air Date: February 26, 1961 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! ]]

  • EP2370: Boston Blackie: Blackie’s Framed By An Impersonator

    Nov 30 2017

    A gangster hires an impersonator to pretend to be Blackie and finger a rival mobster. When the rival gangster survives, he comes after Blackie. Original Air Date: December 17, 1946 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2369: Richard Diamond: The Brown Envelope Case

    Nov 29 2017

    Diamond’s car is wrecked, but that’s just the start of his troubles. Original Air Date: December 7, 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! ]]

  • EP2368: Rocky Fortune: Some Cat’s Killed the Canary

    Nov 28 2017

    Rocky takes a job filling in as a bass player and stumbles on the body of a dead woman. Original Air Date: November 17, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2367: Night Beat: The Jockeys Were Brothers

    Nov 27 2017

    A star jockey’s younger brother returns to Chicago. Little Brother is determined to prove himself a better jockey and will do anything to prove it. Original Air D Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2366: Dragnet: The Big Mole

    Nov 25 2017

    Friday and Smith investigate a series of burglaries. Original Air Date: December 7, 1952 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! ]]

  • EP2365: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Wayward Fireman Matter

    Nov 24 2017

    Johnny sets out to solve a pair of $200,000 warehouse fires. Original Air Date: February 12, 1961 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! ]]

  • EP2364: Boston Blackie: Mary’s Patient Commits Suicide

    Nov 23 2017

    Mary is hired to serve as a nurse for a bed-ridden man and then is immediately dismissed after giving him a sedative injection. Later that day, the man is found dead after leaving a suicide note.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2363: Richard Diamond: The Carnival

    Nov 22 2017

    A tall strong man hires Diamond to investigate threats to a Carnival dance. Original Air Date: March 30, 1951 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! ]]

  • EP2362: Rocky Fortune: Messenger for Death

    Nov 21 2017

    Rocky is working for a messenger service and a client offers him a $100 tip for delivering a package that she doesn’t want opened. Original Air Date: November 10, 1953 Support the show monthly... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2361: Night Beat: Target for a Week

    Nov 20 2017

    Randy is accused of a murder by an anonymous columnist for a rival newspaper. Original Air Date: May 22, 1952 Support the show monthly at [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2360: Dragnet: The Big Shirt

    Nov 18 2017

    Friday and Smith investigate the murder of a pawnbroker. Original Air Date: November 30, 1952 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! ]]

  • Announcing the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio T-Shirt

    Nov 18 2017

    The Great Detectives of Old Time radio now has t-shirts on sale through 12/5.You can pick up your T-shirt or Hoodie [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2359: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Who’s Who Matter

    Nov 16 2017

    Johnny receives a call from Fort Worth asking him about payment for a job he did there last week, but Johnny wasn’t in Fort Worth and is told he’s an impersonator. Original Air Date:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2358: Boston Blackie: Blackie Jailed for $100,000 Diamond Theft

    Nov 16 2017

    Blackie is sentenced for stealing $100,000 in jewels. Original Air Date: December 3, 1946 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! ]]

  • EP2357: Richard Diamond: Little Chiva

    Nov 15 2017

    A planter asks Diamond to investigate the cause of the loss of his cattle and his wife’s illness before dying in Diamond’s office. Diamond travels to Haiti to investigate. Original Air... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2356: Rocky Fortune: The Pint-Sized Payroll Bandit

    Nov 14 2017

    An 8-year-old boy shows up at a diner Rocky’s working with a bag he says contains $50,000. Original Air Date: November 3, 1953 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! ]]

  • EP2355: Night Beat: The Death of Riley

    Nov 13 2017

    The owner of the factory is giving it to the workers and wants to be clear he’s not doing so for humanitarian reasons. Original Air Date: May 15, 1952 Sup Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2354s: Murder Clinic: Gulfstream Green

    Nov 12 2017

    An opera singer asks a model to impersonate her so she can have a few moments of peace. The model is murdered and it’s up to Deputy Parr to solve the case. Original Air Date: October 13, 1942... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2354: Dragnet: The Big Guilt

    Nov 11 2017

    Friday and Smith investigate a dead man found in a bad part of town. Original Air Date: November 23, 1952 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! ]]

  • EP2353: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Short Term Matter

    Nov 10 2017

    Despite extreme back pain, Johnny goes to New Jersey to catch a safe cracker that he failed to catch several years back. Original Air Date: January 29, 1961 When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2352: Boston Blackie: The Lennie Powell Murder

    Nov 09 2017

    A wealthy businessman is killed and $25,000 is stolen from him while waiting for a flight in a private plane. Suspicion falls on the three owners of the company. Original Air Date: November 26, 1946... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2351: Richard Diamond: Monsieur Bouchon

    Nov 08 2017

    Diamond is hired to deliver a face cream sample to a beauty products magnate. Original Air Date: March 16, 1951 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! ]]

  • EP2350: Rocky Fortune: The Shipboard Jewel Robbery

    Nov 07 2017

    Rocky gets a job as a steward on a cruise ship. He finds a passenger dead and becomes the prime suspect. Original Air Date: October 27, 1953 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2349: Night Beat: Long Live the Clown

    Nov 06 2017

    The wife of an acrobat clown comes to Randy to sell a story about her husband being a spy. Original Air Date: May 8, 1952 Support the show monthly at [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2348: Dragnet: The Big Walk

    Nov 04 2017

    Friday goes undercover as an out of town drug dealer in order to find out who is behind a potent new supply of heroin. Original Air Date: November 16, 1952 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2347: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Very Fishy Matter

    Nov 03 2017

    An insurance company in Vegas wants Johnny to go fishing to prevent a murder. Original Air Date: January 15, 1961 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! ]]

  • EP2346: Boston Blackie: Mary Steals A Stolen Diamond Necklace

    Nov 02 2017

    Two thieves steal a $50,000 necklace at the request of the owner. When they find that he double-crossed them, they want Blackie to return the necklace. Original Air Date: November 19, 1946 Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2345: Richard Diamond: The Butcher Shop

    Nov 01 2017

    Diamond is brought in by Independent butchers to stop a protection racket. Original Air Date: March 9, 1951 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! ]]

  • EP2344: Rocky Fortune: Double Identity

    Oct 31 2017

    Rocky is sent by the employment agency about a job as a chauffeur. He wakes up in a sanitarium in Denver, Colorado. Original Air Date: October 20, 1953 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2343: Night Beat: Pay Up or Die

    Oct 30 2017

    A friend of Randy’s owes $3,000 to a notorious wanted racketeer. Original Air Date: May 1, 1952 Support the show monthly at [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2342: Dragnet: The Big Dive

    Oct 28 2017

    An unidentified woman is found dead in the apartment of a rented room. Original Air Date: November 9, 1952 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! ]]

  • EP2341: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Paperback Mystery Matter

    Oct 27 2017

    Johnny investigates when an old con man reports he’s receiving threatening letters. Original Air Date: January 8, 1961 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! ]]

  • EP2340: Boston Blackie: The Frank Burton Suicide

    Oct 26 2017

    A friend of Blackie’s asks Blackie to find why a man who owed him money committed suicide. Original Air Date: November 12, 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! ]]

  • EP2339: Richard Diamond: The Red Rose

    Oct 25 2017

    A man had been planning to have himself killed by a hitman so his family could collect the insurance, but now he wants to live and for Diamond to stop the killer. Original Air Date: March 2, 1951... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2338: Rocky Fortune: Oyster Shucker at The Fifty Fathoms

    Oct 24 2017

    Rocky is assigned to work as an oyster shucker at a sea food restaurant. He finds pearls in twelve consecutive oysters. Original Air Date: October 6, 1953 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2337: Night Beat: Expectant Father

    Oct 23 2017

    Randy keeps company with a colleague whose wife is having a baby. Original Air Date: December 28, 1951 Support the show monthly at [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2336: Dragnet: The Big Light

    Oct 21 2017

    Friday and Smith investigate a murder on a movie sound stage. Original Air Date: November 2, 1952 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! ]]

  • EP2335: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Wayward Kilocycle Matter

    Oct 20 2017

    Johnny is called to solve a string of robberies in the same neighborhood. Original Air Date: December 18, 1960 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! ]]

  • EP2334: Boston Blackie: Joe Harvey Gets the Wrong Face

    Oct 19 2017

    An embezzler plans to escape by getting an underground doctor to change his face, but finds the doctor gave him a face of a wanted cop killer. Original Air Date: November 5, 1946 Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2333: Richard Diamond: The Lady in Distress

    Oct 18 2017

    A woman begs Diamond for help, gives him a $300 retainer and then dies in his office. Original Air Date: February 23, 1951 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! ]]

  • EP2332: Pursuit: Pursuit in the North Sea

    Oct 17 2017

    Inspector Peter Black asks for and receives carte blanche to stop smuggling that’s undermining the British economy. Original Air Date: July 22, 1950 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2331: Night Beat: Mr. and Mrs. Carothers

    Oct 16 2017

    A cute elderly couple from rural Illinois asks Randy’s help to plan a big splurge in Chicago, but Randy senses something troubling. Original Air Date: October 26, Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2330: Dragnet: The Big Number

    Oct 14 2017

    Friday and Smith investigate a bank robbery. Original Air Date: October 26, 1952 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! ]]

  • EP2329: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Earned Income Matter

    Oct 13 2017

    Johnny is called in to investigate when an insured man is robbed of an urn containing $5,000. Original Air Date: December 4, 1960   When making your travel plans, remember... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2328: Boston Blackie: The Granny’s Witchcraft Murder

    Oct 12 2017

    A strange woman shows up at Mary’s Halloween party prophesying doom for Boston Blackie. Original Air Date: October 29, 1946 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! ]]

  • EP2327: Richard Diamond: The Grey Man

    Oct 11 2017

    A man who looks deathly ill asks Diamond to find a man before he dies. Original Air Date: February 16, 1951 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! ]]

  • EP2326: Pursuit: Pursuit of the Limehouse Killers

    Oct 10 2017

    An undercover police officer calls Black to report he’s uncovered the identity of a key narcotics dealer and the dealer is dead. Black arrives to find both the officer and the drug... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2325: Night Beat: They

    Oct 09 2017

    A mental patient has gotten loose on the grounds with a gun. Original Air Date: August 17, 1951 Support the show monthly at [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2324: Dragnet: The Big Pill

    Oct 07 2017

    Friday and Smith are called in when two AWOL marines are found poisoned. Original Air Date: October 19, 1952 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! ]]

  • EP2323: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Empty Threat Matter

    Oct 06 2017

    Johnny is called in to protect a retired lawyer who’s been receiving death threats. Original Air Date: November 27, 1960 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! ]]

  • EP2322: Boston Blackie: Inspector Farraday Gunned Down

    Oct 05 2017

    Boston Blackie sets out to find out who shot Inspector Farraday. Original Air Date: October 22, 1946 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! ]]

  • EP2321: Richard Diamond: The Blue Serge Suit

    Oct 04 2017

    The owner of a high end male clothing store hires Diamond to find out why someone is stealing all of his blue serge suits. Original Air Date: February 9, 1951 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2320: Pursuit: Pursuit of the Masked Five

    Oct 03 2017

    While transporting a member of a masked gang on a train, the remaining members of the gang hijacked the train and shoot the suspect right in front of Inspector Black. Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2319: Night Beat: Anton’s Return

    Oct 02 2017

    Randy meets a feverish woman who believes he’s her husband, Anton. Randy sets out to find her husband when he learns she’s about to die. Original Air Date: Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2318: Dragnet: The Big Lie

    Sep 30 2017

    Friday and Smith investigate when a woman reports her son was shot. Original Air Date: October 12, 1952 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! ]]

  • EP2317: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Double Deal Matter

    Sep 29 2017

    The Canary Diamonds have been stolen again. Original Air Date: November 20, 1960 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! ]]

  • EP2316: Boston Blackie: Hazel Henry’s Rodeo Murder

    Sep 28 2017

    Someone plants a spur under a trick horse rider’s saddle at the rodeo and Blackie comes in to investigate. Original Air Date: October 15, 1946 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2315: Richard Diamond: The Caspary Case

    Sep 27 2017

    A woman hires Diamond to protect her. He arrives to find her murdered. Original Air Date: February 2, 1951 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! ]]

  • EP2314 Pursuit: Pursuit of the Man Who Couldn’t Go Home

    Sep 26 2017

    Inspector Black is called to a hotel room where a man is out on a ledge, saying he can’t deal with his guilt over a killing he’d committed. Original Air Date: July 1, 1950 Support the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2313: Night Beat: The Bill Perrin Amnesia Case

    Sep 25 2017

    A discharged soldier with amnesia asks Randy’s help to find his wife and recover his memory. Original Air Date: July 6, 1952 Support the show monthly at [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2312: Dragnet: The Big Jolt

    Sep 23 2017

    Friday and Smith investigate when a formerly good’s student slide ends up with him causing a riot in class. Original Air Date: October 5, 1952 Support the show monthly at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2311: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Bad One Matter

    Sep 22 2017

    Johnny is called out to Little Rock to investigate the death of the insured where a young man with a record holds the key to the solution. Original Air Date: November 13, 1960 When making your travel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2310: Boston Blackie: The Kennel Club Murder

    Sep 21 2017

    The breeder of two prize-winning dogs is murdered and one of her nieces asks Blackie to investigate. Original Air Date: October 8, 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! ]]

  • EP2309: Richard Diamond: The Rawlins Case

    Sep 20 2017

    A wealthy man wants to hire Diamond to protect him from his recently paroled brother. Diamond isn’t interested until someone tries to threaten him off the case. Original Air Date: January 26,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2308: The Judge: The Death of the Playboy

    Sep 19 2017

    The Judge investigates the death of the stepson of a wealthy woman who is a reform activist. Audition Date: February 13, 1952 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! ]]

  • EP2307: Night Beat: Byline for Frank

    Sep 18 2017

    A dying has-been reporter asks Randy to get the truth behind the man who framed him for liable and ruined his career. Original Air Date: June 29, 1951 Support th Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2306: Dragnet: The Big Brain

    Sep 16 2017

    Friday and Smith search for a gang that are robbing motorists and then shoving them in the trunks of their car. Original Air Date: September 28, 1952 Thanks to Care.com for supporting The Great... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2305: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Super Salesman Matter

    Sep 15 2017

      Johnny is called in when suspicion for switching a genuine jewel with a fake copy falls on the jeweler who identified the switch. Original Air Date: October 10, 1960 Thanks to Care.com for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2304: Boston Blackie: The Undersea Murder

    Sep 14 2017

    A diver in a treasure hunting expedition is nearly murdered by his partner after discovering millions in sunken gold. When he makes it to shore, he pledges to kill his partner. His sister asks... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2303: Richard Diamond: Man With a Scar

    Sep 13 2017

    A member of the parole board is being blackmailed by friends of a criminal who have accused his son of murder. He wants Diamond to prove his son innocent. Original Air Date: January 19, 1951 Support... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2302: Follow That Man: The Trail of the Terrified Temptress

    Sep 12 2017

    A woman runs into Steve Mallory’s office asking for protection from the man who’s pursuing her. Mallory finds the pursuer dead and discovers the pursuer was his partner. Support the show... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2301: Night Beat: Sanctuary

    Sep 11 2017

    A mad man is holding a missing five year old boy in a church’s bell tower. Original Air Date: June 22, 1951 Support the show monthly at [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  • EP2300s: Cloud Nine: Visiting Famous Radio Detectives

    Sep 10 2017

    A man travels via Cloud Nine to an office building where all the world’s famous radio detectives work and is mistaken for Sam Spade and hired to find a woman’s murderer if she’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]