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Top Radio Detectives

Hello Detective and Mystery enthusiasts! Find your tweed cape and magnifying glass, because the Detective Collection will surely stir your most inner sleuthing sensibilities! Explore more with our most popular detective characters.

Bob Bailey as Johnny Dollar Dick Powell as Richard Diamond Sherlock Holmes and Watson Philip Marlowe
Yours Truly 
Johnny Dollar
"The freelance investigator with the action-packed expense account" was one of the best and final old time radio detective series of the golden age of radio.
Richard Diamond,
Private Detective
This humorous and fun detective radio show, dealt with tough issue like murder and mystery. This collection also contains scripts, pictures, logs, and three recordings with introductions by Dick Powell.
"The game is afoot" as radio listeners get wrapped up in the twists and turns of their favorite consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Adventures of

Philip Marlowe
Raymond Chandler's action-packed hard boiled detective drama starring Vah Heflin and Gerald Mohr!

Boston Blackie Sam Spade Saint Ellery Queen
Boston Blackie is too good natured to be hard boiled. Often accused by bungling cops, Boston Blackie is obligated to solve the case!
Adventures of
Sam Spade
Created by Dashiell Hammett, Howard Duff appears in this action-packed old time radio show full of dames, wisecracks, adventure, and laughs.
Vincent Price as The Saint would rather toss off a witty remark than engage in fisticuffs, but his suave charm nets as many pretty girls as any hardboiled dick.
Adventures of
Ellery Queen
Ellery Queen was an author who solved mysteries in his spare time and then wrote about his harrowing adventures; his sidekick was his own father, Richard Queen.

Betty Lou with a Gun
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for Father Ronald Knox's Ten Commandments for Detective Fiction 1928!

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