Monthly Archives: January 2012

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 188 – The Gold Bug – Genre Pt. 1

Beginning with this podcast, I will be spending the next few understanding ┬áthe history and development of the American detective genre. However, I will be referencing it to various radio episodes as examples of the history. Since many feel the American Detective genre began with Edgar Allan Poe, and since I have already presented his famous deductive detective, C. Auguste… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 187 – Crime Club: The Topaz Flower

A look at a somewhat forgotten American cozy mystery writer – Charlotte Murray Russell – wrote a number of mysteries well into the 1950s but then suddenly gave it all up and returned to her library work. She was an influence on a number of later female mystery writers who got their start writing “cozy” style mysteries. This play is… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 186 – Escape: Red Wine

Writer LG Blochman wrote the short story, “Red Wine” in 1930 about a detective who travels to Indonesia to find a murderer. The story was adapted by Escape in 1949 though it had previously been heard on the Molle Mystery Theaterin 1945. This version starred Film and radio star, Jeff Chandler, who does a credible job in this version of… (more…)

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