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Christmas Detectives

Crime doesn't stop for Christmas, luckily the gumshoes are here with holiday gumdrops.

50 old time radio show recordings
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22 Audio CDs


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"Rings for Santa"



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Jack WebbPeace on Earth and goodwill to men seems like a hard time for murder and robbery, but without murder and robbery, we wouldn't have a reason to enjoy Christmas Radio Detective Shows.

Old time radio detective heroes would never let the bad guys get away, but, well, it is Christmas, so it should be no surprise when some of the bad guys wind up being, well, not really so bad, so it is understandable if they sometimes get away, in the spirit of the Season.

  • Sherlock Holmes helps to rescue a Christmas Eve Party when Professor Moriarty plots to steal a rich family's presents, but Dr. Watson gives them to his house keeper's children.
  • Simon Templar, played by Vincent Price on The Saint, spends Christmas Eve in a Santa Suit following a trail of bodies in "19 Santas".
  • "The Man With the Action Packed Expense Account", Johnny Dollar, spends a Christmas investing the case of a prospector named Kris Kringle wants to leave his fortune to his burro in "The Carmen Kringle Matter".
  • On Calling All Detectives, Jerry Browning finds six Santas at his Christmas party, all of whom have their pockets picked, but where is the mysterious Sixth Santa? And who is the Mysterious benefactor of the Veterans Hospital?
  • Frank Sinatra as Rocky Fortune finds a job over the holidays as a department store detective and Santa's lunch-time replacement, then winds up involved in a Christmas jewelry heist.
  • Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe become involved in a case where someone is slaughtering street-corner Santa Clauses, only to find out that one of the Santas is a millionaire.
  • Hard-boiled but soft hearted cop Sgt Joe Friday of Dragnet always had a soft spot for the Christmas Season, and gave us one of the most uplifting and one of the depressing of Christmas stories. In "Rifle for Christmas" a cherished present is involved in a terrible Holiday accident, while "The Big Little Jesus" is a misunderstanding as much as a crime when the Baby Jesus from a Nativity display goes missing.
  • Christmas is still a working day for newspaper people like Casey, Crime Photographer. On this Christmas Casey is assigned to cover a mysterious gentleman who hands out new dollar bills to the bums living on the street. Can this gesture really make a difference, or will the dollars just cross the bar at a local gin-joint?

The detectives always get their man and can solve any mystery. Well, almost any mystery. No detective has yet to explain how and intruder enters the house every year through the chimney and leaves presents...

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    50 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 21 hours, 38 min
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      50 shows - total playtime 21 hours 38 minutes
      1. Big Town 481221 15 Prelude To Christmas.mp3
      2. Boston Blackie 481222 Rings For Santa.mp3
      3. Brdwy Is My Beat 491224 015 Nick Norman, Santa Claus.mp3
      4. Brdwy Is My Beat 511222 092 B Malpaugh And The Scimitar.mp3
      5. Calling All Detectives 481224.mp3
      6. Casey 461219 Christmas Shopping.mp3
      7. Casey 471225 Santa Clause Of Bum Blvd.mp3
      8. Charlie Chan Fiery Santa Claus 049.mp3
      9. Charlie Chan The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus.mp3
      10. Crime Photographer 461219 Christmas Shopping.mp3
      11. Damon Runyan 490313 Dancing Dans Christmas.mp3
      12. Damon Runyan 491225 Dream Sweet Rose.mp3
      13. Dragnet 490728 Big Missing.mp3
      14. Dragnet 501221 Rifle for Christmas.mp3
      15. Dragnet 531222 Big Little Jesus.mp3
      16. Dragnet Christmas Parody Freberg.mp3
      17. Falcon 501224 17 Unwelcome Christmas Gift.mp3
      18. Fat Man Murder Sends A Christmas Card.mp3
      19. Harry Lime 510921 008 Roguesholiday.mp3
      20. Let George 501225 Santa Claus On Glass.mp3
      21. Let George Do It 510129 Christmas In January.mp3
      22. Let George Do It 511225 Christmas Letter.mp3
      23. Nero Wolfe Slaughtered Santas.mp3
      24. Nick Carter 431225 Christmas Adventure.mp3
      25. Nightbeat 511221 073 Five Days Off For Christmas.mp3
      26. Nightwatch 540524 E06 Santa Baby.mp3
      27. Richard Diamond 491224 Christmas Carol.mp3
      28. Richard Diamond 511221 Christmas Carol.mp3
      29. Rocky Fortune 531222 Plot To Murder Santa.mp3
      30. Saint 491225 Nineteen Santa Clauses.mp3
      31. Saint 501224 Christmas Eve Problems.mp3
      32. Scarlet Queen 471224 15 Th Llama-Wise Guy From The East.mp3
      33. Sherlock 451224 Night Before Xmas.mp3
      34. Sherlock 471221 Christmas Bride.mp3
      35. Sherlock Holmes 451224 198 The Night Before Christmas.mp3
      36. Sherlock Holmes 471221 13 Adventure Of Christmas Bride.mp3
      37. Sherlock Holmes 550313 The Blue Carbuncle.mp3
      38. Texas Rangers 501224 Christmas Present.mp3
      39. Texas Rangers 511223 Christmas Payoff.mp3
      40. This Is Your Fbi 481224 Return Of St Nick.mp3
      41. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 491224 031 How I Played Santa.mp3
      42. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 551219 288 Nick Shurn Matter Pt1.mp3
      43. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 551220 289 Nick Shurn Matter Pt2.mp3
      44. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 551221 290 Nick Shurn Matter Pt3.mp3
      45. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 551222 291 Nick Shurn Matter Pt4.mp3
      46. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 551223 292 Nick Shurn Matter Pt5.mp3
      47. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 561223 Missing Mouse.mp3
      48. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 571222 Carmen Kringle.mp3
      49. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 591213 Sudden Wealth.mp3
      50. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 591220 Red Mystery.mp3
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    50 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 21 hours, 38 min
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      50 shows - total playtime 21 hours 38 minutes
      1. Big Town 481221 15 Prelude To Christmas.mp3
      2. Boston Blackie 481222 Rings For Santa.mp3
      3. Brdwy Is My Beat 491224 015 Nick Norman, Santa Claus.mp3
      4. Brdwy Is My Beat 511222 092 B Malpaugh And The Scimitar.mp3
      5. Calling All Detectives 481224.mp3
      6. Casey 461219 Christmas Shopping.mp3
      7. Casey 471225 Santa Clause Of Bum Blvd.mp3
      8. Charlie Chan Fiery Santa Claus 049.mp3
      9. Charlie Chan The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus.mp3
      10. Crime Photographer 461219 Christmas Shopping.mp3
      11. Damon Runyan 490313 Dancing Dans Christmas.mp3
      12. Damon Runyan 491225 Dream Sweet Rose.mp3
      13. Dragnet 490728 Big Missing.mp3
      14. Dragnet 501221 Rifle for Christmas.mp3
      15. Dragnet 531222 Big Little Jesus.mp3
      16. Dragnet Christmas Parody Freberg.mp3
      17. Falcon 501224 17 Unwelcome Christmas Gift.mp3
      18. Fat Man Murder Sends A Christmas Card.mp3
      19. Harry Lime 510921 008 Roguesholiday.mp3
      20. Let George 501225 Santa Claus On Glass.mp3
      21. Let George Do It 510129 Christmas In January.mp3
      22. Let George Do It 511225 Christmas Letter.mp3
      23. Nero Wolfe Slaughtered Santas.mp3
      24. Nick Carter 431225 Christmas Adventure.mp3
      25. Nightbeat 511221 073 Five Days Off For Christmas.mp3
      26. Nightwatch 540524 E06 Santa Baby.mp3
      27. Richard Diamond 491224 Christmas Carol.mp3
      28. Richard Diamond 511221 Christmas Carol.mp3
      29. Rocky Fortune 531222 Plot To Murder Santa.mp3
      30. Saint 491225 Nineteen Santa Clauses.mp3
      31. Saint 501224 Christmas Eve Problems.mp3
      32. Scarlet Queen 471224 15 Th Llama-Wise Guy From The East.mp3
      33. Sherlock 451224 Night Before Xmas.mp3
      34. Sherlock 471221 Christmas Bride.mp3
      35. Sherlock Holmes 451224 198 The Night Before Christmas.mp3
      36. Sherlock Holmes 471221 13 Adventure Of Christmas Bride.mp3
      37. Sherlock Holmes 550313 The Blue Carbuncle.mp3
      38. Texas Rangers 501224 Christmas Present.mp3
      39. Texas Rangers 511223 Christmas Payoff.mp3
      40. This Is Your Fbi 481224 Return Of St Nick.mp3
      41. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 491224 031 How I Played Santa.mp3
      42. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 551219 288 Nick Shurn Matter Pt1.mp3
      43. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 551220 289 Nick Shurn Matter Pt2.mp3
      44. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 551221 290 Nick Shurn Matter Pt3.mp3
      45. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 551222 291 Nick Shurn Matter Pt4.mp3
      46. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 551223 292 Nick Shurn Matter Pt5.mp3
      47. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 561223 Missing Mouse.mp3
      48. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 571222 Carmen Kringle.mp3
      49. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 591213 Sudden Wealth.mp3
      50. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 591220 Red Mystery.mp3
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    50 recordings on 22 Audio CDs
    total playtime 21 hours, 38 min

    Disc A001

    1. Charlie Chan Fiery Santa Claus 049
    2. Charlie Chan The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus
    3. Dragnet Christmas Parody Freberg

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    Disc A002

    1. Fat Man Murder Sends A Christmas Card
    2. Nero Wolfe Slaughtered Santas

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    Disc A003

    1. Nick Carter 431225 Christmas Adventure
    2. Sherlock 451224 Night Before Xmas

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    Disc A004

    1. Sherlock Holmes 451224 198 The Night Before Christmas
    2. Casey 461219 Christmas Shopping

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    Disc A005

    1. Crime Photographer 461219 Christmas Shopping
    2. Sherlock 471221 Christmas Bride

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    Disc A006

    1. Sherlock Holmes 471221 13 Adventure Of Christmas Bride
    2. Scarlet Queen 471224 15 Th Llama-Wise Guy From The East

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    Disc A007

    1. Casey 471225 Santa Clause Of Bum Blvd
    2. Big Town 481221 15 Prelude To Christmas

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    Disc A008

    1. Boston Blackie 481222 Rings For Santa
    2. Calling All Detectives 481224
    3. This Is Your Fbi 481224 Return Of St Nick

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    Disc A009

    1. Damon Runyan 490313 Dancing Dans Christmas
    2. Dragnet 490728 Big Missing

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    Disc A010

    1. Brdwy Is My Beat 491224 015 Nick Norman, Santa Claus
    2. Richard Diamond 491224 Christmas Carol

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    Disc A011

    1. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 491224 031 How I Played Santa
    2. Damon Runyan 491225 Dream Sweet Rose

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    Disc A012

    1. Saint 491225 Nineteen Santa Clauses
    2. Dragnet 501221 Rifle for Christmas

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    Disc A013

    1. Falcon 501224 17 Unwelcome Christmas Gift
    2. Saint 501224 Christmas Eve Problems

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    Disc A014

    1. Texas Rangers 501224 Christmas Present
    2. Let George 501225 Santa Claus On Glass

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    Disc A015

    1. Let George Do It 510129 Christmas In January
    2. Harry Lime 510921 008 Roguesholiday

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    Disc A016

    1. Nightbeat 511221 073 Five Days Off For Christmas
    2. Richard Diamond 511221 Christmas Carol

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    Disc A017

    1. Brdwy Is My Beat 511222 092 B Malpaugh And The Scimitar
    2. Texas Rangers 511223 Christmas Payoff

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    Disc A018

    1. Let George Do It 511225 Christmas Letter
    2. Dragnet 531222 Big Little Jesus

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    Disc A019

    1. Rocky Fortune 531222 Plot To Murder Santa
    2. Nightwatch 540524 E06 Santa Baby

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    Disc A020

    1. Sherlock Holmes 550313 The Blue Carbuncle
    2. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 551219 288 Nick Shurn Matter Pt1
    3. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 551220 289 Nick Shurn Matter Pt2
    4. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 551221 290 Nick Shurn Matter Pt3

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    Disc A021

    1. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 551222 291 Nick Shurn Matter Pt4
    2. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 551223 292 Nick Shurn Matter Pt5
    3. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 561223 Missing Mouse

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    Disc A022

    1. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 571222 Carmen Kringle
    2. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 591213 Sudden Wealth
    3. Yours Truly Johnny Dollar 591220 Red Mystery

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