Monthly Archives: September 2006

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 65 – Inspector Thorne

Another radio detective from the factory of Frank and Ann Hummert was Inspector Thorne. The series was short-lived and also had two stars portraying the lead. The first was Karl Weber and the second was Staats Cotsworth (right). Podcast: Download | Embed

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 64 – Murder, My Sweet

This week – a return to hardboiled detective fiction writer, Raymond Chandler. In 1944, the film Murder, My Sweet was released based on Chandler’s book Farewell, My Lovely. In 1945 the Lux Radio Theater produced an adaptation of the film starring much of the original cast including Dick Powell and Claire Trevor (right). Some interesting Chandler tidbits about the production.… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 63 – Inspector Collins

Arthur Conan Doyle (right) is best known for his creation of the detective Sherlock Holmes. This week I look at another detective creation of his – one Inspector Collins of Scotland Yard. He only appeared once on radio and that was in the Escape presentation of a Conan Doyle short story – “The Lost Special” about a train that seems… (more…)