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  • Richard Diamond, Private Detective: Old Time Radio - 122 Shows | Blake Edwards

    Richard Diamond, Private Detective: Old Time Radio - 122 Shows

    • ORIGINAL (49 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Blake Edwards
    • Narrated By Dick Powell, Virginia Gregg
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    Richard Diamond, Private Detective is a detective drama which was on radio from 1949 to 1953 and on television from 1957 to 1960. Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a rather light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend, Helen (played by Virginia Gregg).

    Niels J. Rasmussen says: "Fantastic Old-Time Detective Radio Drama"
  • Classic Radio's Greatest Detective Shows, Vol. 1: Classic Radio Collection | Hollywood 360

    Classic Radio's Greatest Detective Shows, Vol. 1: Classic Radio Collection

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Hollywood 360
    • Narrated By Various performers
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    This collection contains 12 of the greatest detective shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio. You'll hear Sydney Greenstreet as Nero Wolfe, Howard Duff as Sam Spade, Tom Conway and Nigel Bruceas Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, Dick Powell as Richard Diamond, Edmond O'Brien as Johnny Dollar, and Les Tremayne as Nick Charles, a.k.a. "The Thin Man" - plus many more gumshoes, including Boston Blackie, Philip Marlowe, The Fat Man, and others.

  • The Rivals: Tales of Sherlock Holmes' Rival Detectives (Dramatisation): 12 BBC Radio Dramas of Mystery and Suspense

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe, Jacques Futrelle
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith, James Fleet, Full Cast
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    Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard introduces 12 dramatised stories, featuring detectives whose abilities rival that of the great Sherlock Holmes. Dramatised for radio by Chris Harrald, these 12 stories are written by masters of the crime and thriller genre, all contemporaries of Arthur Conan Doyle.

  • The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, Vol. 1 | Hollywood 360

    The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, Vol. 1

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Hollywood 360
    • Narrated By Howard Duff, full cast
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    Dashiell Hammett created the character Sam Spade for his crime story The Maltese Falcon. Spade was a hard-boiled detective with cold detachment, a keen eye for detail, and an unflinching determination to exact his own justice. For most people, Spade is most closely associated with actor Humphrey Bogart, who played him in the third and most famous film version of The Maltese Falcon. In 1946 one of radio's top producers, William Spier, brought Sam Spade to the airwaves in a radio show starring newcomer Howard Duff.

  • Nick Carter, Master Detective: Echoes of Death | Nick Carter

    Nick Carter, Master Detective: Echoes of Death

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Nick Carter
    • Narrated By Lon Clark
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    Man of mystery, man of intellect, man of action - for over a century, Nick Carter stands tall as America's Greatest Detective! Handsome, deep-voiced character actor Lon Clark stars in this new collection of exciting radio adventures, perfectly capturing both the manly vigor and powerful intellectual skills of the master detective. Join Nick, his pal Scubby Wilson and his plucky secretary Patsy Bowen for 18 digitally restored and remastered capers!

  • Nick Carter: Master Detective: Volume Two | David Kogan,Alfred Bester,Milton J. Kramer

    Nick Carter: Master Detective: Volume Two

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By David Kogan, Alfred Bester, Milton J. Kramer
    • Narrated By Helen Choate, Lon Clark, John Kane, and others
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    Nick Carter made his literary debut in 1886 and was featured in over a thousand stories, but there's nothing dusty about this dime novel detective. From the first burst of knuckles rapping on his office door to his deft wrapping up of each case, Carter is an investigator in action. But, he doesn't work alone.

  • Richard Diamond: Private Detective: Homicide Made Easy | Blake Edwards

    Richard Diamond: Private Detective: Homicide Made Easy

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Blake Edwards
    • Narrated By Dick Powell
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    Richard Diamond, Private Detective was one of the great gems of the last decade of commercial network dramatic radio. Tailor made for star Dick Powell, the sleuth is an amalgam of elements of Philip Marlowe with Powell’s own boy singer past. Diamond is a tough detective and while he often faces long odds and takes his beatings, he always rebounds with humor and style.

  • Michael Shayne, Private Detective | Michael Shayne

    Michael Shayne, Private Detective

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Michael Shayne
    • Narrated By Jeff Chandler
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    He's as hardboiled as they come - and if you don't think so, he'll take you outside for a word! He's Michael Shayne, the red-headed, two-fisted private eye, stepping out of the pages of popular pulp novels and into sixteen exciting radio episodes filled with action, excitement, and adventure. Radio great Wally Maher and film favorite Jeff Chandler star as this hot-tempered hero as he takes on cases of phony finger prints, corrupt casinos, perceptive paranoia, blackmailed blondes, mistrust and murder.

  • Case of the Impolite Corpse | Adventures of Nero Wolfe

    Case of the Impolite Corpse

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Adventures of Nero Wolfe
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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on December 8, 1950.

  • Case of the Calculated Risk | Adventures of Nero Wolfe

    Case of the Calculated Risk

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Adventures of Nero Wolfe
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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on January 19, 1951.

  • Case of the Friendly Rabbit | Adventures of Nero Wolfe

    Case of the Friendly Rabbit

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Adventures of Nero Wolfe
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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on December 1, 1950.

  • Nick Carter: Master Detective, Volume 1 | David Kogan

    Nick Carter: Master Detective, Volume 1

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By David Kogan
    • Narrated By Lon Clark, Helen Choate, Charlotte Manson, and others
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    This collection stars Lon Clark as Nick Carter, Master Detective - that "most famous of all man-hunters" - in 18 riveting whodunits selected from this long-running radio series! Joining the private eye in these tales of detection is Helen Choate and Charlotte Manson as Nick's Girl Friday Patsy Bowen, John Kane as Scrubby Wilson, and Ed Latimer as Sgt. "Matty" Mattison. These fantastic episodes, originally released in our long out-of-print cassette collection, are now available in digital from the Radio Spirits Archives Collection.

  • Case of the Party for Death | Adventures of Nero Wolfe

    Case of the Party for Death

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Adventures of Nero Wolfe
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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on February 16, 1951.

  • Case of the Deadly Sell-Out | Adventures of Nero Wolfe

    Case of the Deadly Sell-Out

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Adventures of Nero Wolfe
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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on January 5, 1951.

  • Case of the Telltale Ribbon | Adventures of Nero Wolfe

    Case of the Telltale Ribbon

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Adventures of Nero Wolfe
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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on March 30, 1951.

  • Case of the Beautiful Archer | Adventures of Nero Wolfe

    Case of the Beautiful Archer

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Adventures of Nero Wolfe
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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on November 24, 1950.

  • Case of the Vanishing Shells | Adventures of Nero Wolfe

    Case of the Vanishing Shells

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Adventures of Nero Wolfe
    • Narrated By uncredited
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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on February 2, 1951.

  • Case of the Girl Who Cried Wolfe | Adventures of Nero Wolfe

    Case of the Girl Who Cried Wolfe

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Adventures of Nero Wolfe
    • Narrated By uncredited
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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on December 15, 1950.

  • Case of the Killer Cards | Adventures of Nero Wolfe

    Case of the Killer Cards

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Adventures of Nero Wolfe
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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on January 12, 1951.

  • Case of the Phantom Fingers | Adventures of Nero Wolfe

    Case of the Phantom Fingers

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Adventures of Nero Wolfe
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    This episode of the Adventures of Nero Wolfe first aired on January 26, 1951.

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