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Softboiled Detectives

An OTRCAT Original collection, a softboiled detective or classic detective uses more brain less brawn to solve the most baffling of crime.

54 old time radio show recordings
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Thin Man

Vincent Price on the radio, circa 1955Softboiled Detectives are also known as golden age detectives and the term "softboiled" is in response to Hardboiled detectives though some detectives don't neatly fit in either category.  Softboiled Detective fiction tends to focus more on plot twist and development sometimes called a whodunit as the audience solves the crime along with the detective. 

Nick Carter radio showSir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes is considered the archetype of the classic detective using his keen mind and deductive reasoning skills to solve crime.  The Softboiled Detective is often cultured and not in need of physical domination to defeat his opponent.  Nero Wolfe used only his mind and his assistant to solve crime and could even tackle cases without leaving his office or his orchid collection.  Vincent Price as The Saint kept fighting to a minimum and relied on "Louie" the Brooklyn Cab Driver to keep him street smart.  Other Softboiled Detectives include: Hercule Poirot, Thin Man, Nick Carter, Mr. Keen, and Adventures of the Abbotts

For a change of detectives, see also: Hardboiled Detectives and Defective Detectives,

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    54 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 26 hours, 14 min
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      54 shows - total playtime 26 hours 14 minutes
      1. Aot Abbotts 1 Afrts Cotroyalpurscooter.mp3
      2. Aot Abbotts 2 Afrts Rickshawredlipstick.mp3
      3. Aot Abbotts 3 Afrts Theyellowchip.mp3
      4. Aot Abbotts 4 Afrts Burntcopperpowder.mp3
      5. Aot Abbotts 5 Afrts Bloodreddiamond.mp3
      6. Charlie Chan 1945 Marching Ants Charlie Ambushed.mp3
      7. Charlie Chan 452 The Murder Of Deacon Jessup.mp3
      8. Charlie Chan Charlies Daughter Is Kidnapped.mp3
      9. Charlie Chan Fiery Santa Claus 049.mp3
      10. Charlie Chan In Radio City.mp3
      11. Fat Man 460909 The Crooked Horse.mp3
      12. Fat Man 471003 A Window For Murder.mp3
      13. Fat Man 480102 Murder Plays Hide And Seek.mp3
      14. Fat Man 480409 Murder Rents A Flat.mp3
      15. Fat Man 490401 Murder Wins The Draw.mp3
      16. Hercule Poirot 450222 01 The Careless Victim.mp3
      17. Hercule Poirot 450712 Rendevous With Death.mp3
      18. Hercule Poirot 450719 22 Deadest Man In World.mp3
      19. Hercule Poirot 450913 Money Mad Ghoul.mp3
      20. Mr Keen 440413 Leaping Dog.mp3
      21. Mr Keen 440615 Case Of Woman In Blue.mp3
      22. Mr Keen 441116 Case Of Frightened Child.mp3
      23. Mr Keen 450315 Case Of Absent Minded Professor.mp3
      24. Mr Keen 460523 Case Of Glamorous Widow.mp3
      25. Mr Keen 490609 Case Of Murder And Star Of Death.mp3
      26. Nero Wolfe 501124 E06 The Beautiful Archer.mp3
      27. Nero Wolfe 501201 E07 The Brave Rabbit.mp3
      28. Nero Wolfe 501208 E08 The Impolite Corpse.mp3
      29. Nero Wolfe 501215 E09 The Girl Who Cried Wolfe.mp3
      30. Nero Wolfe 501222 E10 The Slaughtered Santas.mp3
      31. Nick Carter 431025 029 An Angle On Murder.mp3
      32. Nick Carter 431103 030 Body On The Slab.mp3
      33. Nick Carter 431110 031 Drug Ring Murder.mp3
      34. Nick Carter 470413 283 Chemical Chickens.mp3
      35. Nick Carter 470420 284 Case Of The Lucrative Wrecks.mp3
      36. Nick Carter 470427 285 Case Of The Luminous Spots.mp3
      37. Saint 480303 Case Of Unhappy Homocide.mp3
      38. Saint 480526 Case Of Blond Who Lost Her Head.mp3
      39. Saint 490731 Conley Silver Mine.mp3
      40. Saint 490814 Old Man's Car.mp3
      41. Saint 490918 Color-blind Killer.mp3
      42. Saint 491106 Unhappy Homocide.mp3
      43. Saint 491107 Prove I Did It.mp3
      44. Sherlock 320519 Final Problem.mp3
      45. Sherlock 360530 Devil's Foot (Hector, West).mp3
      46. Sherlock 471228 New Years Eve Off The Scilly Islands.mp3
      47. Sherlock 541019 The Red Headed League.mp3
      48. Sherlock 550109 A Scandal In Bohemia.mp3
      49. Sherlock 580406 Hound Of The B.mp3
      50. Lux360608 The Thin Man.mp3
      51. Thin Man 431010 Nora's Wedding Anniversary.mp3
      52. Thin Man 441006 Nora's Night Out.mp3
      53. Thin Man 441201 Plunger And Joan Winslow.mp3
      54. Thin Man 480706 Adventures Of The Passionate Palooka.mp3
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    54 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 26 hours, 14 min
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      54 shows - total playtime 26 hours 14 minutes
      1. Aot Abbotts 1 Afrts Cotroyalpurscooter.mp3
      2. Aot Abbotts 2 Afrts Rickshawredlipstick.mp3
      3. Aot Abbotts 3 Afrts Theyellowchip.mp3
      4. Aot Abbotts 4 Afrts Burntcopperpowder.mp3
      5. Aot Abbotts 5 Afrts Bloodreddiamond.mp3
      6. Charlie Chan 1945 Marching Ants Charlie Ambushed.mp3
      7. Charlie Chan 452 The Murder Of Deacon Jessup.mp3
      8. Charlie Chan Charlies Daughter Is Kidnapped.mp3
      9. Charlie Chan Fiery Santa Claus 049.mp3
      10. Charlie Chan In Radio City.mp3
      11. Fat Man 460909 The Crooked Horse.mp3
      12. Fat Man 471003 A Window For Murder.mp3
      13. Fat Man 480102 Murder Plays Hide And Seek.mp3
      14. Fat Man 480409 Murder Rents A Flat.mp3
      15. Fat Man 490401 Murder Wins The Draw.mp3
      16. Hercule Poirot 450222 01 The Careless Victim.mp3
      17. Hercule Poirot 450712 Rendevous With Death.mp3
      18. Hercule Poirot 450719 22 Deadest Man In World.mp3
      19. Hercule Poirot 450913 Money Mad Ghoul.mp3
      20. Mr Keen 440413 Leaping Dog.mp3
      21. Mr Keen 440615 Case Of Woman In Blue.mp3
      22. Mr Keen 441116 Case Of Frightened Child.mp3
      23. Mr Keen 450315 Case Of Absent Minded Professor.mp3
      24. Mr Keen 460523 Case Of Glamorous Widow.mp3
      25. Mr Keen 490609 Case Of Murder And Star Of Death.mp3
      26. Nero Wolfe 501124 E06 The Beautiful Archer.mp3
      27. Nero Wolfe 501201 E07 The Brave Rabbit.mp3
      28. Nero Wolfe 501208 E08 The Impolite Corpse.mp3
      29. Nero Wolfe 501215 E09 The Girl Who Cried Wolfe.mp3
      30. Nero Wolfe 501222 E10 The Slaughtered Santas.mp3
      31. Nick Carter 431025 029 An Angle On Murder.mp3
      32. Nick Carter 431103 030 Body On The Slab.mp3
      33. Nick Carter 431110 031 Drug Ring Murder.mp3
      34. Nick Carter 470413 283 Chemical Chickens.mp3
      35. Nick Carter 470420 284 Case Of The Lucrative Wrecks.mp3
      36. Nick Carter 470427 285 Case Of The Luminous Spots.mp3
      37. Saint 480303 Case Of Unhappy Homocide.mp3
      38. Saint 480526 Case Of Blond Who Lost Her Head.mp3
      39. Saint 490731 Conley Silver Mine.mp3
      40. Saint 490814 Old Man's Car.mp3
      41. Saint 490918 Color-blind Killer.mp3
      42. Saint 491106 Unhappy Homocide.mp3
      43. Saint 491107 Prove I Did It.mp3
      44. Sherlock 320519 Final Problem.mp3
      45. Sherlock 360530 Devil's Foot (Hector, West).mp3
      46. Sherlock 471228 New Years Eve Off The Scilly Islands.mp3
      47. Sherlock 541019 The Red Headed League.mp3
      48. Sherlock 550109 A Scandal In Bohemia.mp3
      49. Sherlock 580406 Hound Of The B.mp3
      50. Lux360608 The Thin Man.mp3
      51. Thin Man 431010 Nora's Wedding Anniversary.mp3
      52. Thin Man 441006 Nora's Night Out.mp3
      53. Thin Man 441201 Plunger And Joan Winslow.mp3
      54. Thin Man 480706 Adventures Of The Passionate Palooka.mp3
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    54 recordings on 28 Audio CDs
    total playtime 24 hours, 49 min

    Disc A001

    1. Aot Abbotts 1 Afrts Cotroyalpurscooter
    2. Aot Abbotts 2 Afrts Rickshawredlipstick

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    Disc A002

    1. Aot Abbotts 3 Afrts Theyellowchip
    2. Aot Abbotts 4 Afrts Burntcopperpowder

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    Disc A003

    1. Aot Abbotts 5 Afrts Bloodreddiamond
    2. Charlie Chan 1945 Marching Ants Charlie Ambushed
    3. Charlie Chan 452 The Murder Of Deacon Jessup

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    Disc A004

    1. Charlie Chan Charlies Daughter Is Kidnapped
    2. Charlie Chan Fiery Santa Claus 049

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    Disc A005

    1. Charlie Chan In Radio City
    2. Sherlock 320519 Final Problem

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    Disc A006

    1. Sherlock 360530 Devil's Foot (Hector, West)

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    Disc A007

    1. Lux360608 The Thin Man

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    Disc A008

    1. Thin Man 431010 Nora's Wedding Anniversary
    2. Nick Carter 431025 029 An Angle On Murder

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    Disc A009

    1. Nick Carter 431103 030 Body On The Slab
    2. Nick Carter 431110 031 Drug Ring Murder

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    Disc A010

    1. Mr Keen 440413 Leaping Dog
    2. Mr Keen 440615 Case Of Woman In Blue

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    Disc A011

    1. Thin Man 441006 Nora's Night Out
    2. Mr Keen 441116 Case Of Frightened Child

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    Disc A012

    1. Thin Man 441201 Plunger And Joan Winslow
    2. Hercule Poirot 450222 01 The Careless Victim

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    Disc A013

    1. Mr Keen 450315 Case Of Absent Minded Professor
    2. Hercule Poirot 450712 Rendevous With Death

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    Disc A014

    1. Hercule Poirot 450719 22 Deadest Man In World
    2. Hercule Poirot 450913 Money Mad Ghoul

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    Disc A015

    1. Mr Keen 460523 Case Of Glamorous Widow
    2. Fat Man 460909 The Crooked Horse

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    Disc A016

    1. Nick Carter 470413 283 Chemical Chickens
    2. Nick Carter 470420 284 Case Of The Lucrative Wrecks

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    Disc A017

    1. Nick Carter 470427 285 Case Of The Luminous Spots
    2. Fat Man 471003 A Window For Murder

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    Disc A018

    1. Sherlock 471228 New Years Eve Off The Scilly Islands
    2. Fat Man 480102 Murder Plays Hide And Seek

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    Disc A019

    1. Saint 480303 Case Of Unhappy Homocide

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    Disc A020

    1. Fat Man 480409 Murder Rents A Flat

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    Disc A021

    1. Saint 480526 Case Of Blond Who Lost Her Head
    2. Thin Man 480706 Adventures Of The Passionate Palooka

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    Disc A022

    1. Fat Man 490401 Murder Wins The Draw
    2. Mr Keen 490609 Case Of Murder And Star Of Death

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    Disc A023

    1. Saint 490731 Conley Silver Mine
    2. Saint 490814 Old Man's Car

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    Disc A024

    1. Saint 490918 Color-blind Killer
    2. Saint 491106 Unhappy Homocide

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    Disc A025

    1. Saint 491107 Prove I Did It
    2. Nero Wolfe 501124 E06 The Beautiful Archer

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    Disc A026

    1. Nero Wolfe 501201 E07 The Brave Rabbit
    2. Nero Wolfe 501208 E08 The Impolite Corpse

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    Disc A027

    1. Nero Wolfe 501215 E09 The Girl Who Cried Wolfe
    2. Nero Wolfe 501222 E10 The Slaughtered Santas

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    Disc A028

    1. Sherlock 541019 The Red Headed League
    2. Sherlock 550109 A Scandal In Bohemia

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