Radio Detective Story HourAuthor: Jim Widner
20 Aug 2018

Radio Detective Story Hour

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    Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 278 – Richard Diamond, Private Investigator (Christmas show repeat)

    It’s Christmas time and this week’s podcast is a special one! Eleven years ago, I featured this on the Radio Detective Story Hour. Staying in the vein of our detective theme, I present a variation on Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” with the puckish Dick Powell in his Richard Diamond hat. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

  • Posted on 24 Dec 2017

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    Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 277 – Escape: Finger of Doom

    Writer and critic Anthony Boucher was assembling short stories from current mystery writers in 1945 for a collection he was calling Great American Detective Stories and wanted to include one from mystery and noir writer Cornell Woolrich. Boucher chose for his collection, the Woolrich story called “Finger of Doom” which first appeared in Argosy magazine in 1940; one of only… (more...)

  • Posted on 31 Jul 2017

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    Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 276 – Philip Marlowe – Trouble Is My Business

    Raymond Chandler’s early writing career was mainly as a poet and essayist for several publications while living in the United Kingdom. But Chandler was not happy with it and returned to the U.S. to become an accountant. After being wounded in the trenches of France, he returned to the U.S. hoping to take up writing. Instead he hired on with… (more...)

  • Posted on 12 Jun 2017

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    Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 275 – Escape – Crossing Paris

    Every so often while listening to various crime radio episodes, I come across one that just really holds my attention and surprises me with a fuller, denser episode that makes listening to it a real pleasure. Such was the case when I listened to an episode of Escape called “Crossing Paris” from 1950. It is a strongly character driven story… (more...)

  • Posted on 08 May 2017

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    Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 274 – Escape: I Saw Myself Running

    Antony Ellis, a remarkable writer as well as producer his work is found all over Suspense and Escape especially. Being an ex-pat Englishman, he also produced and wrote the John Dehner vehicle Frontier Gentleman, which chronicled the adventures of one J.B. Kendall, writer for the London Times, as he moved around the old west. Ellis seemed often taken imaginatively into… (more...)

  • Posted on 21 Apr 2017

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