Richard Diamond, Private Detective

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 34 ratings

Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Vol. 1 Publisher's Summary

Hollywood's beloved song and dance man, Dick Powell, turned gumshoe in this 1945-era detective yarn. At once a tough-talking detective working with police to solve tough murder cases and yet an affable crooner who ended nearly every episode singing to his girlfriend in his rich baritone voice.

Whether murder or music, Dick Powell beguiled radio audiences through 100+ episodes before the show moved to television and the role was eventually taken over by David Janssen, later the star of The Fugitive.

Richard Diamond, Private Detective became the template for many of the private eye shows to follow on both radio and television. Gritty crime stories combined with lighthearted banter and, in this case, a musical number served up a compelling half hour of entertainment each week.

A must-have for fans of detective stories and Dick Powell.

Digitally remastered.

©2015 PDQ AUDIOBOOKS (P)2015 PDQ AUDIOBOOKS
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  • Book 1

    • Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Vol. 1

    • Old Time Radio Shows
    • By: Blake Edwards
    • Narrated by: Dick Powell
    • Length: 19 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    Hollywood's beloved song and dance man, Dick Powell, turned gumshoe in this 1945-era detective yarn. At once a tough-talking detective working with police to solve tough murder cases and yet an affable crooner who ended nearly every episode singing to his girlfriend in his rich baritone voice. Whether murder or music, Dick Powell beguiled radio audiences through 100+ episodes before the show moved to television and the role was eventually taken over by David Janssen, later the star of The Fugitive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Here...the old stuff is better than the new stuff!

    • By Timothy R Hall on 06-15-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Richard Diamond, Private Detective

    • Old Time Radio Shows, Book 2
    • By: Blake Edwards
    • Narrated by: Dick Powell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Hollywood's beloved song-and-dance man, Dick Powell, turned gumshoe in this 1945-era detective yarn. At once a tough-talking detective working with police to solve tough murder cases and yet an affable crooner who ended nearly every episode singing to his girlfriend in his rich baritone voice. A must-have for fans of detective stories and Dick Powell.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as book 1

    • By Patricia on 01-23-18

    Regular price: $24.95