Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 32 – Nick Carter, Master Detective

Lon ClarkFrom out of the pulps comes Nick Carter, Master Detective! This week “another case for that most famous of all man hunters – the detective whose ability at solving crime is unequal in the history of detective fiction – Nick Carter, Master Detective.”

The character of Nick Carter goes back to 19th century detective stories as one of the staples of early Street & Smith publishing. Nick Carter may be the most published character in American fiction. By the time radio got a hold of him, the character had evolved into a private investigator. Starring Lon Clark (right) for the whole series.

I’ll look a little at the history of this pulp character and the strange ride he took over the last 100 years! This week’s episode: “The Echo of Death. “

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