The Blue Beard Caper (8/8/1948)
The Critical Author Caper (8/15/1948)
The Vaphio Cup Caper (8/22/1948)
The Lawless Caper (8/29/1948)
The Lazarus Caper (9/12/1948)
These programs feature Dashiell Hammett's classic detective, who burst from the pages of The Maltese Falcon. Howard Duff plays Spade and Lureen Tuttle is his faithful secretary, Effie. The series appeared on three different radio networks: ABC (1946), CBS (1946-49), and NBC (1949-51). Toward the end of the series' run, Steve Dunne replaced Howard Duff in the title role. The program won a 1947 Edgard Award for Best Radio Drama.