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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 Box 13, Dick Tracy, The Man Called X, Mystery is My Hobby, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, and T-Man. 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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  • 23.11.2020
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    EP3303: Casey, Crime Photographer: After the Turkey-The Bill

    Casey and Ann look into a Thanksgiving Day hold-up. Original Air Date: November 27, 1947 Support the show monthly at<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 22.11.2020
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    EP3302s: Tonight at Nine Thirty: The Black Market Murders

    A San Francisco police inspector investigates the apparent murder of a shady businessman. Original Air Date: March 16, 1945 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 21.11.2020
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    EP3302: Under Arrest: For a Pack of Cigarettes

    Captain Jim Scott tries to track down two hold up men, one of whom has a brutal streak. Original Air Date: June 6, 1948 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 20.11.2020
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    EP3301: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Willard South Matter

    Johnny goes to the Virgin Islands to investigate the disappearance of an insured man who disappeared at sea.

    Original Air Date: April 21, 1951

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  • 19.11.2020
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    EP3300: Mystery is My Hobby: Sally Anders is Murdered

    A fugitive comes to Drake for help insisting he didn’t murder his wife. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 18.11.2020
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    EP3299: Man Called X: Tiger for the Lady

    A note from Pegon sends Mr. X to Panama to prevent an effort to overthrow the government. Original Air Date: February 8, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 17.11.2020
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    EP3298: The Fat Man: Murder Squares the Triangle (AU)

    A woman who claims a private detective is trying to blackmail her by threatening to tell her husband she has a non-existent lover. Original Air Date: August 19, 1954 Support the show monthly at...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 16.11.2020
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    EP3297: Flash-Gun Casey: The Case of the Switched Plates

    While taking photos at a wedding, Casey’s photographic plate is switched with another photographers whose photos reveal a murder. Original Air Date: July 7, 1943 Support the show monthly at...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 14.11.2020
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    EP3296: Indictment: The Grand Slam Heist

    The Assistant DA suspects a major fur robbery was an inside job. Original Air Date: September 1958 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 13.11.2020
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    EP3295: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Mickey McQueen Matter

    A police officer friend of Johnny’s has a problem and visits Johnny in the middle of the night and doesn’t reveal what’s going on. The next day, his friend is found of an apparent suicide, and Johnny...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 12.11.2020
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    EP3294: Mystery is My Hobby: Chris Pomeroy

    While on a hunting trip, Barton Drake and Inspector Danton encounter a death that they conclude was murder. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 11.11.2020
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    EP3293: Man Called X: One Way to Macassar

    The Man Called X and Pagon board a boat on a tip in hopes of catching an international criminal. Original Air Date: February 1, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 10.11.2020
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    EP3292: O'Hara: Lost Boy

    While visiting Macau, O’Hara tries to help a little boy from Tokyo find his father who failed to meet his boat. Original Air Date: October 29, 1956 Support the show monthly at...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 09.11.2020
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    EP3291: Box 13: Round Robin

    Dan is told to go to a hotel and register as John Johnson and finds himself drawn into a web of blackmail and lies. Original Air Date: 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 07.11.2020
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    EP3290: Indictment: Seeds of Death

    The Assistant District Attorney expects that an older man murdered his much younger wife and left her body in Central Park. Original Air Date: November 17, 1957 or maybe November 2, 1958 Become one...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 06.11.2020
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    EP3289: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Edward French Matter

    Johnny travels to Singapore to search for a missing insured man. Original Air Date: April 7, 1951 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 05.11.2020
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    EP3288: Mystery is My Hobby: Ben Cramer

    Inspector Danton arrests a man for murdering his ex-girlfriend but calls Barton in when he begins to have second thoughts. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 04.11.2020
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    EP3287: Man Called X: Carbon Fourteen

    The Man Called X travels to Los Angeles to investigate a reporter of a missing radioactive isotope. Original Air Date: January 25, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 03.11.2020
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    EP3286: O'Hara: The Judas Face

    Someone is calling around Hong Kong looking for a woman who identifies herself as Mrs. Calhoun whenever she has a few drinks. Original Air Date: July 22, 1951 Support t Read more ...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 02.11.2020
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    EP3285: Box 13: The Clay Pigeon

    Dan gets a letter offering him adventure if he goes to a Doctor’s office and follows instructions. Original Air Date: 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 31.10.2020
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    EP3284: Indictment: A Greek Tragedy

    Following an anonymous tip, the Assistant District Attorney finds a cache of marijuana in the room of the college-bound son of a prominent Greek businessman. Original Air Date: Sometime between...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 30.10.2020
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    EP3283: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Jackie Cleaver Matter

    An insurance adjuster from the West Coast asks Johnny’s help in locating a beneficiary. Original Air Date: March 31, 1951 When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 29.10.2020
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    EP3282: Mystery is My Hobby: Blue Jay Dude Ranch

    While at a Wyoming Dude ranch, Barton and Inspector Danton witness an apparent horseriding accident that Bart thinks isn’t an accident.

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  • 28.10.2020
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    EP3281: Man Called X: The Ranee of Shalakar

    The Man Called X goes to Shalakar after an American businessman is ejected from the country on trumped up charges. Original Air Date: January 18, 1948 Support the show monthly at...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 27.10.2020
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    EP3280: Dick Tracy: The Case of the Firebug Murders

    Dick Tracy investigates a series of arsons that have targeted buildings in Gravel Gerty’s neighborhood. Original Air Date: February 16, 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 26.10.2020
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    EP3279: Box 13: Archimedes and The Roman

    A letter from a young boy leads 250 miles from home where he’s held hostage in an observatory by a jewelry robbery. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 24.10.2020
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    EP3278: Indictment: The Witness Who Wasn't

    The Assistant District Attorney tries to prove that a man who killed his wife committed murder and not manslaughter. Original Air Date: Between January 1956 and January 1959 Become one of our monthly...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 23.10.2020
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    EP3277: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Byron Hayes Matter

    Johnny goes to New York to investigate the murder of an insured man and gets a lead from the prime suspect in the case. When making your travel plans, remember http://johnnydollarair.com Read more ...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 22.10.2020
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    EP3276: Mystery is My Hobby: Murder and the Folsom Point

    Barton Drake and Noah Danton go to New Mexico to find out whether a man killed on an an archaeological dig was an accident or a murder. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 21.10.2020
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    EP3275: Man Called X: Spirit of the Snows

    Ken Thurston goes to Bhutan searching of a Nazi biological weapons designer when parrot fever appears in a region with no parrots. Original Air Date: January 11, 1948 Support the show monthly at...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 20.10.2020
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    EP3274: Dick Tracy: The Case of the Dark Corridor

    Vitamin Flintheart and Snowflake find a woman with amnesia by the side of the road who turns out to be a patient that was reported missing from a local sanitarium. Original Air Date: January 19, 1946...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 19.10.2020
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    EP3273: Box 13: The Perfect Crime

    A dying criminology professor tells Dan he’s going to commit a perfect murder. Original Air Date: 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 17.10.2020
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    EP3272: T-Man: The Big Mexican Dope

    After a T-Man is killed, Steve goes undercover as a drug dealer to find the top of an international drug ring. Original Air Date: July 29, 1950 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 16.10.2020
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    EP3271: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Stanley Springs Matter

    Johnny travels to an insured cotton plant after the insured company received a report of illegal shipments coming out of the plant. Original Air Date: March 10, 1951 When making your travel plans,...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 15.10.2020
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    EP3270: Mystery is My Hobby: Andrew Bradford Runs for Governor

    An Independent Candidate for Governor is murdered after an escaped convict ex-friend tries to blackmail him. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 14.10.2020
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    EP3269: Man Called X: Spot the Eight Ball

    After watching a plane take off carrying a man who identified himself as a British knight affiliated with the Air Ministry, Ken Thurston learns the man is actually a criminal and spy. Original Air...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 13.10.2020
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    EP3268: Dick Tracy: Dick Lassoes the Purple Rider/The Purple Rider Exposed/Tracy Rescued and Kyle Exposed

    Junior takes the Purple Rider and two of Vernon Kyle’s Men into custody as Tracy and Pat ride to rescue Junior. Original Air Dates: April 19, 20 and 25 1938 Support the show monthly at...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 12.10.2020
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    EP3267: Box 13: The Biter Bitten

    Dan is called in by a snake expert to find a snake that escaped in a large hotel. Original Air Date: 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 10.10.2020
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    EP3266: T-Man: Show Business is No Business

    Treasury Agent Steve Larsen investigates some counterfeiting and suspicion falls on a theatrical company that’s touring in a production of an awful play. Original Air Date: July 1, 1950 Become one of...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 09.10.2020
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    EP3265: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Celia Woodstock Matter

    Johnny goes to Bridgeport to investigate the disappearance of a Sea Captain’s wife.

    Original Air Date: March 3, 1951

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  • 08.10.2020
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    EP3264: Mystery is My Hobby Episode 27

    A man calls Barton Drake and offers him $10,000 to clear him of the murder of his bed-ridden wife. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 07.10.2020
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    EP3263: The Man Called X: Assignment: Naples

    Ken Thurston goes to Naples to protect a shipment of seeds, and is robbed by two juvenile war orphans. Original Air Date: December 28, 1947 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 06.10.2020
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    EP3262: Dick Tracy: Junior Sends a Mirror Message/Junior Rescued by and Captures Purple Rider

    Dick confronts Vernon Kyle in his search for the kidnapped Junior, who is being held by Kyle’s men at a secret hideout. Original Air Date: April 15 and 18, 1938 Support the show monthly at...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 05.10.2020
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    EP3261: Box 13: Double Trouble

    Dan is told to visit a town 3 hours away to prevent a murder and finds himself framed for one. Original Air Date: 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 03.10.2020
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    EP3260: T-Man: The Case of the Bleeding Gold

    Treasury Agent Dennis O’Brien goes to undercover to infiltrate a gang that’s counterfeiting gold coins. Audition Date: April 29, 1950 Become one of our monthly patreon supporters at...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 02.10.2020
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    EP3259: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Jarvis Wilder Matter

    Johnny investigates the death of an insured where the man’s wife confessed to killing her husband but insisted it was in self-defense. Original Air Date: February 24, 1951 When making your travel...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 01.10.2020
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    EP3258: Mystery is My Hobby: Wife and Her Friends

    Barton Drake and Inspector Danton investigate the murder of a jealous husband who invited his wife’s ex-boyfriends over. Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 30.09.2020
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    EP3257: Man Called X: Delta Concerto

    The Man Called X travels to Columbia to foil a plot to destabilize the country and all of Latin America. Original Air Date: December 14, 1947 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 29.09.2020
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    EP3256: Dick Tracy: Who is the Purple Rider/Junior Kidnapped

    Dick Tracy tries to get the criminal responsible for setting off an avalanche that stopped the sled carrying Pat Patton while stopping the Purple Rider from taking the law into his own hand. Original...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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  • 28.09.2020
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    EP3255: Box 13: House of Darkness

    A blind man after he finds a message from someone requesting help written in brail in a library book. Original Air Date: 1948 Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show...<br/> <br/> [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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