Welcome to OTRCAT.com: Old Time Radio Catalog
 > 

John Dickson Carr Collection

Mystery writer extraordinaire John Dickson Carr was a prolific writer during the golden age of detective mysteries in the 1930s.He is considered a master of "locked room mysteries" stories that required complex logic to solve because on the surface they seemed unsolvable.

42 old time radio show recordings
available in the following formats:

1 MP3 CD
or
21 Audio CDs


Choose your CD format
or order disks individually: Add to Cart
Play a sample episode from November 09, 1943:

"Suspense: Cabin B-13"



... or click here to save the Mp3 file to your computer

About this Old Time Radio Show

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2016 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

John Dickson CarrMystery writer extraordinaire John Dickson Carr was a prolific writer during the golden age of detective mysteries in the 1930s.  He is considered a master of "locked room mysteries" stories that required complex logic to solve because on the surface they seemed unsolvable. 

Although John Dickson Carr was an American writer, his best known stories took place in England.  One of his most beloved characters is Dr. Fell, an obese but brainy detective in England whose hefty size prevented him from too much action, similar to the character The Fat Man.

In 1942, John Dickson Carr began writing for the well loved mystery show Suspense and created some of the best episodes of the series.  After the success of one particular Suspense episode, Cabin B-13 about a missing groom on his honeymoon, Carr was given the opportunity to write an entire series called Cabin B-13.  The show is quite rare but considered to be one of the best mystery shows ever created for radio.  John Dickson Carr also wrote for the little known series, Murder by Experts.

John Dickson CarrMany of John Dickson Carr's stories that were written for radio had some sort of confused hopelessness to the plot that would drive some characters into sobbing hysteria.  But somehow and someway, Carr would dig the plot out of impossibility and miraculously explain the mystery.  See also:

For other literature-based see also: Best Plays, Favorite Story, Great Plays, NBC University Theater, Theater Guild on the Air, Tell It Again, Theater Royal, World's Great Novels, and Your Playhouse of Favorites.

Text on OTRCAT.com ©2001-2016 OTRCAT INC All Rights Reserved. Reproduction is prohibited.

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.



    42 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 20 hours, 6 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      42 shows - total playtime 20 hours 6 minutes
      1. Cabin B-13 480705 01 Bill Brenda Leslie.mp3
      2. Cabin B-13 481212 22 The Bride Vanishes.mp3
      3. Cabin B-13 481226 24 The Sleep Of Death.mp3
      4. Murder By Experts 490613 Summer Heat.mp3
      5. Murder By Experts 490702 Two Coffins To Fill.mp3
      6. Murder By Experts 490711 Prescription For Murder.mp3
      7. Murder By Experts 490725 The Big Money.mp3
      8. Murder By Experts 490808 Dark Island.mp3
      9. Murder By Experts 490815 Dig your Own Grave.mp3
      10. Murder By Experts 490905 Return Trip.mp3
      11. Murder By Experts 491226 Missing Mind.mp3
      12. SUSP 420617 001 The Burning Court.mp3
      13. SUSP 421027 015 Lord of the Witch Doctors.mp3
      14. SUSP 421103 016 The Devil in the Summer House.mp3
      15. SUSP 421110 017 Will You Make a Bet with Death.mp3
      16. SUSP 421117 018 Menace in Wax.mp3
      17. SUSP 421124 019 The Body Snatchers.mp3
      18. SUSP 421201 020 The Bride Vanishes.mp3
      19. SUSP 421215 021 Till Death Do Us Part.mp3
      20. SUSP 421222 022 Two Sharp Knives.mp3
      21. SUSP 430105 023 Nothing up My Sleeve.mp3
      22. SUSP 430112 024 The Pit and the Pendulum.mp3
      23. SUSP 430119 025 The Devil's Saint.mp3
      24. SUSP 430209 028 Hangman Won't Wait-1st half.mp3
      25. SUSP 430323 034 The Customers Like Murder.mp3
      26. SUSP 430330 035 The Dead Sleep Lightly.mp3
      27. SUSP 430406 036 Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble.mp3
      28. SUSP 430420 038 A Moment of Darkness.mp3
      29. SUSP 430504 040 Death Flies Blind.mp3
      30. SUSP 430511 041 Mr Markham, Antique Dealer.mp3
      31. SUSP 430608 045 Five Canaries in the Room.mp3
      32. SUSP 430622 047 The Man Without a Body.mp3
      33. SUSP 430909 057 Marry for Murder.mp3
      34. SUSP 431109 065 Cabin B-13 (AFRS).mp3
      35. SUSP 431109 065 Cabin B-13.mp3
      36. SUSP 440127 076 The Locked Room.mp3
      37. SUSP 450607 144 Two Sharp Knives.mp3
      38. SUSP 450628 147 The Dealings of Mr Markham.mp3
      39. SUSP 471128 273 The Pit and the Pendulum.mp3
      40. SUSP 571110 724 The Pit and the Pendulum.mp3
      41. SUSP 581102 DealingsOfMrMarkham wJamesPamelaMason.mp3
      42. SUSP 590607 805 The Pit and the Pendulum.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    42 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 20 hours, 6 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      42 shows - total playtime 20 hours 6 minutes
      1. Cabin B-13 480705 01 Bill Brenda Leslie.mp3
      2. Cabin B-13 481212 22 The Bride Vanishes.mp3
      3. Cabin B-13 481226 24 The Sleep Of Death.mp3
      4. Murder By Experts 490613 Summer Heat.mp3
      5. Murder By Experts 490702 Two Coffins To Fill.mp3
      6. Murder By Experts 490711 Prescription For Murder.mp3
      7. Murder By Experts 490725 The Big Money.mp3
      8. Murder By Experts 490808 Dark Island.mp3
      9. Murder By Experts 490815 Dig your Own Grave.mp3
      10. Murder By Experts 490905 Return Trip.mp3
      11. Murder By Experts 491226 Missing Mind.mp3
      12. SUSP 420617 001 The Burning Court.mp3
      13. SUSP 421027 015 Lord of the Witch Doctors.mp3
      14. SUSP 421103 016 The Devil in the Summer House.mp3
      15. SUSP 421110 017 Will You Make a Bet with Death.mp3
      16. SUSP 421117 018 Menace in Wax.mp3
      17. SUSP 421124 019 The Body Snatchers.mp3
      18. SUSP 421201 020 The Bride Vanishes.mp3
      19. SUSP 421215 021 Till Death Do Us Part.mp3
      20. SUSP 421222 022 Two Sharp Knives.mp3
      21. SUSP 430105 023 Nothing up My Sleeve.mp3
      22. SUSP 430112 024 The Pit and the Pendulum.mp3
      23. SUSP 430119 025 The Devil's Saint.mp3
      24. SUSP 430209 028 Hangman Won't Wait-1st half.mp3
      25. SUSP 430323 034 The Customers Like Murder.mp3
      26. SUSP 430330 035 The Dead Sleep Lightly.mp3
      27. SUSP 430406 036 Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble.mp3
      28. SUSP 430420 038 A Moment of Darkness.mp3
      29. SUSP 430504 040 Death Flies Blind.mp3
      30. SUSP 430511 041 Mr Markham, Antique Dealer.mp3
      31. SUSP 430608 045 Five Canaries in the Room.mp3
      32. SUSP 430622 047 The Man Without a Body.mp3
      33. SUSP 430909 057 Marry for Murder.mp3
      34. SUSP 431109 065 Cabin B-13 (AFRS).mp3
      35. SUSP 431109 065 Cabin B-13.mp3
      36. SUSP 440127 076 The Locked Room.mp3
      37. SUSP 450607 144 Two Sharp Knives.mp3
      38. SUSP 450628 147 The Dealings of Mr Markham.mp3
      39. SUSP 471128 273 The Pit and the Pendulum.mp3
      40. SUSP 571110 724 The Pit and the Pendulum.mp3
      41. SUSP 581102 DealingsOfMrMarkham wJamesPamelaMason.mp3
      42. SUSP 590607 805 The Pit and the Pendulum.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



    42 recordings on 21 Audio CDs
    total playtime 20 hours, 6 min

    Disc A001

    1. SUSP 420617 001 The Burning Court
    2. SUSP 421027 015 Lord of the Witch Doctors

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. SUSP 421103 016 The Devil in the Summer House
    2. SUSP 421110 017 Will You Make a Bet with Death

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A003

    1. SUSP 421117 018 Menace in Wax
    2. SUSP 421124 019 The Body Snatchers

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A004

    1. SUSP 421201 020 The Bride Vanishes
    2. SUSP 421215 021 Till Death Do Us Part

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A005

    1. SUSP 421222 022 Two Sharp Knives
    2. SUSP 430105 023 Nothing up My Sleeve

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A006

    1. SUSP 430112 024 The Pit and the Pendulum
    2. SUSP 430119 025 The Devil's Saint

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A007

    1. SUSP 430209 028 Hangman Won't Wait-1st half
    2. SUSP 430323 034 The Customers Like Murder

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A008

    1. SUSP 430330 035 The Dead Sleep Lightly
    2. SUSP 430406 036 Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A009

    1. SUSP 430420 038 A Moment of Darkness
    2. SUSP 430504 040 Death Flies Blind

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A010

    1. SUSP 430511 041 Mr Markham, Antique Dealer
    2. SUSP 430608 045 Five Canaries in the Room

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A011

    1. SUSP 430622 047 The Man Without a Body
    2. SUSP 430909 057 Marry for Murder

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A012

    1. SUSP 431109 065 Cabin B-13 (AFRS)
    2. SUSP 431109 065 Cabin B-13

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A013

    1. SUSP 440127 076 The Locked Room
    2. SUSP 450607 144 Two Sharp Knives

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A014

    1. SUSP 450628 147 The Dealings of Mr Markham
    2. SUSP 471128 273 The Pit and the Pendulum

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A015

    1. Cabin B-13 480705 01 Bill Brenda Leslie
    2. Cabin B-13 481212 22 The Bride Vanishes

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A016

    1. Cabin B-13 481226 24 The Sleep Of Death
    2. Murder By Experts 490613 Summer Heat

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A017

    1. Murder By Experts 490702 Two Coffins To Fill
    2. Murder By Experts 490711 Prescription For Murder

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A018

    1. Murder By Experts 490725 The Big Money
    2. Murder By Experts 490808 Dark Island

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A019

    1. Murder By Experts 490815 Dig your Own Grave
    2. Murder By Experts 490905 Return Trip

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A020

    1. Murder By Experts 491226 Missing Mind
    2. SUSP 571110 724 The Pit and the Pendulum

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A021

    1. SUSP 581102 DealingsOfMrMarkham wJamesPamelaMason
    2. SUSP 590607 805 The Pit and the Pendulum

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00