Remember murder mysteries before CSI? Radio Spirits has just released a new collection of old school murder mysteries that were broadcast as radio plays during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Take a look at the details below:
Before the days of DNA testing, often the only thing that stood between a killer and a clean getaway was a man with a shrewd mind and a sharp eye for evidence. Circumstantial cases may have made it tough for juries, but it also made for suspenseful storytelling, character driven plots, and performances that were both nuanced and bold.
The crime scene investigators in these thrillers are likeable lawyers (like Henry Fonda as Young Mr. Lincoln), dangerous detectives (like Les Damon as The Falcon), and even include the quintessential super sleuth Sherlock Holmes (played by Tom Conway).Murder will lead to mystery. Clues will lead to proof. And, one small slip up will lead to a big reveal that may come quietly in a courtroom, abruptly in the parlor, or gradually in your mind.
No matter how it's done, or where, we'll tell you this: no one gets away with murder.
Episodes Include: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar : The Deadly Debt Matter 08-28-60, The Dixon Murder Matter 06-16-57, The Three for One Matter 10-22-61; The Falcon: The Case of the Curious Cop 05-20-51; Boston Blackie: The William Blaine Case 05-16-45, The Stolen Rare Book 09-03-46; The Lux Radio Theatre: The Dark Corner 11-10-47; Suspense: The Burning Court 06-17-42, The Moment of Darkness 04-20-43; The Molle Mystery Theatre: The Giaconda Smile 06-19-45; Academy Award Theatre Young Mr. Lincoln 07-10-46; Candy Matson: The Fort Ord Story 10-03-43, The Devil in the Deep Freeze 10-10-49; The Lux Radio Theatre: Grissley's Millions 03-19-45; Suspense: The After Dinner Story 10-26-43; Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Sally Martin 11-23-46, Case of the Innocent Murderess 06-30-47, The Adventure of a Submerged Baronet 05-26-47
What's your favorite who dunnit?