Detective Series (1929 - 30)
True Detective Mysteries radio series was based on the "True Detective magazine. Later it was sponsored by Listerine and Oh Henry Candy, but kept the same name. Each week the show presented the "case history of an actual crime. Many were told from the criminal's point of view.
True Detective Mysteries were truly audience participation shows - each show provided descriptions of the true-story criminal and encouraged audiences to provide information leading to their capture. Rewards of $500 and later $1000 were offered in return for helpful clues from listeners.
Please note that some of the rare recordings in this collection may be of inferior sound quality.
For more favorite detectives, see also: Barrie Craig
Confidential Investigator, Broadway
is My Beat, Dragnet, Fat Man, Nero
Wolfe, and Pat Novak