The Rushlight Diamond Caper (7/4/1948)
The Wheel of Life Caper (7/11/1948)
The Missing Newshawk Caper (7/18/1948)
The Mad Scientist Caper (7/25/1948)
The Dry Martini Caper (8/1/1948)
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.
Great old Noir style detective stories with full cast readings. Since the recordings are old the sound quality can lack sometimes but all in all a lot of fun to listen to. If you enjoy detective stories I don't see how you can not like these.