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Dorothy B. Hughes Collection

Whodunit and Hardboiled crime was Dorothy's medium, crime was never her primary interest, she wanted to investigate the nature of evil itself.

3 old time radio show recordings
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Play a sample episode from December 08, 1947:

"Lux Radio: Ride the Pink Horse"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Dorothy B HughesThe Hardboiled Detective Genre is an interesting art form. Dorothy B. Hughes was actually a pretty typical practitioner of the art, in that the she was personally far removed from the world she wrote about, a world of psychotic criminals, twisting and tightly written plots, and the evil that lives in the hearts of even the best men.

Ms. Hughes was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1904. She earned a journalism degree from the University of Missouri in 1924 and moved to New Mexico. The American Southwest, especially Santa Fe and the surrounding towns are the settings of many of Dorothy's stories, including Ride the Pink Horse, a tale of blackmail and revenge set at a small town fiesta.

Her stories were greatly appreciated for their atmospheres of fear and suspense. Although the Whodunit and Hardboiled crime was Dorothy's medium, crime was never her primary interest, she wanted to investigate the nature of evil itself. In The Cross Eyed Bear, her heroine tries to save a young man from his father's evil legacy, one which ensures that one of the brother's will murder the other two. What the listener doesn't know is that the heroine herself is caught up in the old man's plot.

Ms. Hughes took a break from writing in 1952 to care for her family, but returned in 1963 with her last work of fiction, The Expendable Man. She is also noted for writing a history of the University of New Mexico and a critical biography of Earle Stanley Gardner.

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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.



    3 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 28 min
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      3 shows - total playtime 2 hours 28 minutes
      1. Lux Radio Theater 440214 426 Fallen Sparrow.mp3
      2. Lux Radio Theater 471208 593 Ride Pink Horse.mp3
      3. Suspense 430916 058 Crosseyed Bear.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    3 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 28 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      3 shows - total playtime 2 hours 28 minutes
      1. Lux Radio Theater 440214 426 Fallen Sparrow.mp3
      2. Lux Radio Theater 471208 593 Ride Pink Horse.mp3
      3. Suspense 430916 058 Crosseyed Bear.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    3 recordings on 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 28 min

    Disc A001

    1. Suspense 430916 058 Crosseyed Bear

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    Disc A002

    1. Lux Radio Theater 440214 426 Fallen Sparrow

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    Disc A003

    1. Lux Radio Theater 471208 593 Ride Pink Horse

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00