In 1950, NBC began broadcasting Nightbeat, considered one of the finest shows of its time. The show featured Randy Stone, a reporter who covered the night beat for the Chicago Star with a unique blend of wit, compassion, and toughness. From murder to mystery, gunplay to climactic chases, from heartache to hardboiled, every night brought a new story to Randy Stone. Radio Archives invites you to listen to six brand-new Nightbeat stories set on the streets of Randy Stone's Chicago.
With her special abilities, top LAPD robbery-homicide detective Calamity Jane Randall thought she knew all about interrogation until she was partnered with detective Ray Pagan. Wielding a suspect's vocal intonations, emotions, and physical gestures like a scalpel, Pagan's empathetic lie catching abilities are legendary. Both detectives are scarred by past tragedies, but together they threaten to tear the city apart searching for a duo of missing children.
With the unit she leads facing a run of unsolved cases, Los Angeles homicide detective Fey Croaker is under intense pressure to solve the murder of a woman with multiple IDs, a million dollars in cash hidden in her dryer, and only brand new clothing and furniture in her brand new condo. When fingerprints inexplicably reveal the mystery woman was murdered 18 years earlier in San Francisco, Fey feels her career crashing down around her.
Gangster Mickey Cohen runs LA's rackets, and murderous heavyweight Solomon King is Cohen's key to taking over the fight game. Chief Parker wants Patrick “Felony” Flynn to stop him - a tall order for middleweight ship's champion with no professional record. Leading with his chin, and with his partner, LA's first black detective Tombstone Jones, covering his back, Patrick Flynn and his Felony Fists are about to fight for his future, the future of the department, and the future of Los Angeles.
"A incorruptible police officer boxer"
When the battered body of boxer Marcus de Trod turns up on the edge of the Bayou Sauvage outside New Orleans with the words "Get Felony Flynn LAPD" tattooed in his armpits, Hat Squad detective, Patrick Felony Flynn, knows he is in for the fight of his life. Far from the hardboiled streets of Los Angeles, Flynn and his partner Tombstone Jones are on a two-fisted rampage to find a killer.
"Voodoo Boxing Magic"