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The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio

On the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio, every day we feature a different detective program. Our current line-up is Casey Crime Photographer, The Fat Man, The Man Called X, Mystery is My Hobby, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, and the Silent Men. Podcast Award-nominated Host Adam Graham has been your guide through each series since 2009 as he provides insightful commentary and humor after each episode as well as responding to listener questions and feedback.

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  • 29.07.2021
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    EP3516: Mystery is My Hobby: Death Hides a Body

    A dancer writes a letter home to his mother about a counterfeiting ring and then disappears. Support the show monthly at patre Read more ...

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  • 28.07.2021
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    EP3515: Man Called X: Pirates Off the Coast of India

    The Man Called X goes to India after reports of a submarine flying a U.S. flag committing piracy. Original Air Date: February 13, 1951 Supp Read more ...

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  • 27.07.2021
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    EP3514: The Fat Man: Murder Takes a Picture (AU)

    i A nightclub photographer takes a picture to be used as proof of grounds for divorce. Brad intercepts the picture but finds a picture of a dead man in the background. Original Air Date: August 4, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Mail a donation…

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  • 26.07.2021
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    EP3513: Casey, Crime Photographer: The Camera Bug

    A young man wants to break into the news photographer business and after asking for Casey’s advice, he snaps a picture of a murder. Original Read more ...

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  • 24.07.2021
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    EP3512: The Silent Men: The Torch

    A special investigator is called in when a military officer is murdered and severely burned. Original Air Date: April 16, 1952 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Read more ...

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  • 23.07.2021
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    EP3511: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Thelma Ibsen Matter

    Johnny looks for the beneficiary on a life insurance policy who the insured only met once. Original Air Date: January 9, 1953 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...

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  • 22.07.2021
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    EP3510: Mystery is My Hobby: Death is One and Three

    A hated publisher is murdered and Inspector Danton contains quick confessions…too many of them in fact. Support the show monthly at

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  • 21.07.2021
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    AWR0166: Somebody Knows: Unsolved Murder of Elizabeth Short (the Black Dahlia)

    A true-crime radio program lays out the facts in the murder of Elizabeth Short in Los Angeles and offers a $5,000 reward for her murderer’ Read more ...

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  • 21.07.2021
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    EP3509: Man Called X: The Orient Express

    Ken travels aboard the Orient Express in search of an international criminal. Original Air Date: January 27, 1957 Support the show monthly Read more ...

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  • 20.07.2021
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    EP3508: The Fat Man: Murder Made Stylish (AU)

    Brad is offered half of a thousand dollar bill to go up into an apartment and finds a corpse with a matador’s sword through his chest. Original Air Date: July 28, 1955 Support the show monthly at

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  • 19.07.2021
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    EP3507: Casey, Crime Photographer: The Wedding Breakfast

    A gambler is found murdered in his apartment after marrying a wealthy woman. Original Air Date: October 9, 1947 Support the show monthly at Read more ...

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  • 17.07.2021
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    EP3506: Dragnet: The Big Man, Part Two (Encore)

    Having arrested the number two Drug kingpin in the West, Friday and Smith join with a coalition of state, local, and federal law enforcement to bring down the Read more ...

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  • 16.07.2021
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    EP3505: Dragnet: The Big Man, Part One (Encore)

    Joe Friday goes undercover in a quest for a West Coast drug kingpin. Original Air Date: January 12, 1950 Support the show monthly at

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  • 15.07.2021
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    EP3504: Nick Carter: Kidnapped for Sale, Parts Eight and Nine (Encore)

    Nick and Scubby follow a clue to find the head of the baby kidnapping ring, but find themselves in a trap. Original Air Dates: April 26 and 27, 1944 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Read…

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  • 14.07.2021
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    EP3503: Nick Carter: Kidnapped for Sale, Parts Six and Seven (Encore)

    Nick, Patsy, and Scubby are tied up with guns pointed at them as the gang of kidnappers prepares to execute them. Original Air Dates: April 24 and 25, 1944 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Read…

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  • 13.07.2021
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    EP3502: Nick Carter: Kidnapped for Sale, Parts Three and Five (Encore)

    Shots are fired but the shooter gets away as Nick closes in on the baby stealing ring. Original Air Dates: April 19 and 21, 1944 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Read more ...

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  • 12.07.2021
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    EP3501: Nick Carter: Kidnapped for Sale: Parts One and Two (Encore)

    A woman comes to Nick reporting that a man she left her baby with has stolen the baby. Nick recognized it as part of a baby-selling racket. Original Air Dates: Read more ...

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  • 11.07.2021
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    EP3500s: Proudly We Hail: This Could Be Murder

    A San Francisco police inspector arrives at a scene of an apparent suicide that he suspects could be murder. Original Air Date: December 3, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net .‘ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Read more ...

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  • 10.07.2021
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    EP3500: The Silent Men: The College Fix

    A federal agent goes undercover as a lecturer at a campus in hopes of breaking up a dope-pedalling ring. Original Air Date: April 9, 1952 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Read more ...

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  • 09.07.2021
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    EP3499: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Baltimore Matter

    A convicted felon in need of a stake to start a new life offers Johnny half of a $10,000 reward to help solve a years old robbery. Original Air Date: January 2, 1953 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...

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  • 08.07.2021
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    EP3498: Mystery is My Hobby: Death Has a Hotfoot

    Bart and Inspector Danton investigate the death of a member of an all-female diving troupe. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Read more ...

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  • 07.07.2021
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    EP3497: Man Called X: Japan Underground

    Ken goes to Japan to stop a Communist plot to introduce a new group of Kamikaze terrorists. Original Air Date: January 20, 1951 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net .‘ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Read more ...

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  • 06.07.2021
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    EP3496: The Fat Man: Murder Appears Out of the Past (AU)

    A wealthy man calls in Brad when a disgruntled business associate threatens to kill him. Original Air Date: July 21, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Read more ...

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  • 05.07.2021
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    EP3495: Casey, Crime Photographer: Miscarriage of Justice

    A man wrongfully convicted of killing his unfaithful wife is released when it’s discovered that she’s alive. She’s then murdered. < Read more ...

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  • 03.07.2021
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    EP3494: The Silent Men: Trouble at Suez

    A special agent has got top secret microfilm, but is on his own to figure out how to get them to the U.S. consulate. Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Read more ...

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  • 02.07.2021
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    EP3493: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Walter Patterson Matter

    A reliable witness states that she met a dead man who supposedly died and the insurance company paid off on his life insurance. Original Air Date: December 26, 1952 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...

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  • 01.07.2021
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    EP3492: Mystery is My Hobby: Death Has Blue Eyes

    A wealthy party girl calls Bart because she thinks she murdered her father but isn’t sure. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Read more ...

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  • 30.06.2021
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    EP3491: The Man Called X: Five Ounces of Treason

    Ken goes to Cuba to find the source of a sabotage guidebook. Original Air Date: January 13, 1951 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net .' Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey… http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call 208-991-4783 ' Follow us on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/greatdetectives Become one of our friends on Facebook. Follow us on [email protected]

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  • 29.06.2021
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    EP3490: The Fat Man: Murder Pays Dividends (AU)

    The Fat Man’s hired by a wealthy man who’s been receiving threatening phone calls. Original Air Date: July 14, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Read more ...

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  • 28.06.2021
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    EP3489: Casey, Crime Photographer: Treasure Cave

    Casey, Ann, and Captain Logan decide to try to solve a series of murders in a cave near a small town. Original Air Date: September 25, 1947

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  • 26.06.2021
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    EP3488: The Silent Men: Murder in Vienna

    A U.S. special agent is killed in Vienna in the Soviet zone before he can reveal what he knows about a smuggling operation. Original Air Date: March 26, 1952 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Read more ...

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  • 25.06.2021
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    EP3487: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Elliot Champion Matter

    Johnny investigates an arson where the insurance company suspects the ruthless owner, but the owner pointed the finger at a disgruntled employee who’d just been released from prison. Original Air Date: December 12, 1952 Go to HelloFresh dot com slash detectives14 and use code detectives14 for up to 14 free meals plus free shipping!”

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  • 24.06.2021
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    EP3486: Mystery is My Hobby: Death is a Grain of Sand

    A spiritualist’s assistant is buried in sand for hours as part of a trick and then found shot to death. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Read more ...

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  • 23.06.2021
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    EP3485: Man Called X: Operation Fifty

    The Man Called X goes to Uruguay in search of the engraving plates developed by the Nazis that make the most perfect counterfeit money. Original Air Date: January 6, 1951 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net .‘ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise,…

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  • 22.06.2021
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    EP3484: The Fat Man: Murder Makes a Broken Heart (AU)

    The owner of a jewelry store hires Brady because he suspects his cashier is stealing from the till. The only reason he doesn’t go to the police? The cashier is his daughter. Original Air Date: July 11, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Mail a…

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  • 21.06.2021
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    EP3483: Casey, Crime Photographer: The Tobacco Pouch

    While shopping with Ann, Casey spots a shoplifter. He takes the shoplifter to the store detective who explains why he’s going to let him off. < Read more ...

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  • 19.06.2021
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    EP3482: The Silent Men: Confess or Die

    A reporter friend of a special agent disappears in Eastern Europe and the agent goes behind the Iron Curtain to retrieve it. Original Air Date: March 19, 1952 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Read more ...

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  • 18.06.2021
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    EP3481: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The James Clayton Matter

    While filling in for a friend, Johnny is called to a doctor’s office where he’s met by a doctor who insists that the jealous husband of a patient has threatened to kill him. Original Air Date: December 5, 1952 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...

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  • 17.06.2021
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    EP3480: Mystery is My Hobby: Death Asks Questions

    A hated drama critic is murdered. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Read more ...

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  • 16.06.2021
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    EP3479: Man Called X: Rythym of Death

    The Man Called X travels to the Belgian Congo to stop an uprising that threatens a Uranium mining operation. Original AIr Date: December 30, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net .‘ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Read more ...

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  • 15.06.2021
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    EP3478: The Fat Man: Murder Shows Eyes in the Dark (AU)

    A wealthy woman calls to offer Brad a $500 job. When he arrives, she’s changed her mind. Brad spots a body in her bedroom. Original Air Date: June 30, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise,…

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  • 14.06.2021
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    EP3477: Casey, Crime Photographer: Graveyard Gertie

    Casey and Ann meet an elderly woman at a cemetery where she visits her own burial plot everyday. She offers to take them home to meet her best friendR Read more ...

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  • 12.06.2021
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    EP3476: The Silent Men: Stolen Arsenal

    A Special Agent travels to the Philippines to stop the shipment of stolen American weapons to Marxist guerillas. Original Air Date: February 17, 1952 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Read more ...

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  • 11.06.2021
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    EP3475: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Transpacific Matter

    Johnny goes to Hong Kong to investigate a suspicious claim from a company Johnny believes got away with a phony claim on a case where the investigator was sent home in a casket. Audition Date: November 24, 1952 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...

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  • 10.06.2021
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    EP3474: Mystery is My Hobby: Death Speaks with Ten Fingers

    Inspector Danton investigates the suspicious deaths of two deaf men with Barton Drake just to observe. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Read more ...

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  • 09.06.2021
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    EP3473: Man Called X: Red Messenger

    The Man Called X goes to Austraia to find out how the secerts of U.S. Atomic research is finding its hands into the hands of an enemy power. Original Air Date: December 16, 1950 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net .‘ Mail a donation to: Adam Graham,…

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  • 08.06.2021
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    EP3472: The Fat Man: Murder In the Dark (AU)

    The Fat Man is hired to work security at a party. Some guests try to steal a gun and Brad finds himself in the middle of several potential murders. Original Air Date: June 23, 1955 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Mail a donation to: Adam…

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  • 07.06.2021
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    EP3471: Casey, Crime Photographer: The Loaded Dice

    A man who owed a professional gambler friend of Casey’s money is found murdered but Casey’s friend swears he’s innocent. Origina Read more ...

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  • 05.06.2021
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    EP3470: The Silent Men: Blood Money

    A special agent is called in when an entire warehouse of blood bound for Korea was stolen. Original Air Date: February 10, 1952 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net . Read more ...

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  • 04.06.2021
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    EP3469: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Amelia Harwell Matter

    Johnny is brought in when the terminally ill when the wealthy matriarch of a family is murdered by poison. Original Air Date: July 2, 1952 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...

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