WELCOME TO THE PILOT EPISODE OF A VERY SPECIAL SERIES...
"Adventures of the Federated Tec"! A series of 8 initial episodes of 7 dramatized stories featuring Dashiell Hammett's nameless detective. We call him the Federated Tec ("Tec" being short for detective), but you probably know him as something else. We've chosen Hammett's first few stories that have moved into the public domain, and have done our best to stay true to the originals -- and why not? The originals are just fine, as far as we're concerned.
We proudly present episode one, "Arson Plus", Hammett's first published story, from 1923. We hope you enjoy it and will join us for future episodes.
In his first adventure, the Tec is called out to Sacramento County to help the Sheriff's Dept. with a strange arson case -- one that involves the death of a man who made a deep impression on everyone he met -- but whom nobody seemed to truly know. An exciting first outing for our unnamed detective!
ADVENTURES OF THE FEDERATED TEC WAS CONCEIVED BY PETE LUTZ AND DEVELOPED BY PETE LUTZ AND MARK SLADE. "Arson Plus" was dramatized, directed and produced by Pete Lutz. Mixing and post-production was by Daniel French of Fishbonius Sound Design.
Our Cast consisted of the following players:
THE FEDERATED TEC, DEPUTIES McHALE and MACKLIN, the ESTATE AGENT, SERGEANT O'GAR, and the NIGHT CLERK: Pete Lutz
SHERIFF TARR: Paul Arbisi
DEPUTY McCLUMP: Mark Kalita
MR. COONS: Joe Stofko
MR. ALLIS, MR. PRINGLE, MR. LUCE and THE HOTEL MANAGER: John Bell
HENDERSON and the BANK MANAGER: Jeff Moon
MRS. JABINE and the Voice of the TELEGRAM: Geri Elliff
PHILO: Frank Guglielmelli
EVELYN TROWBRIDGE: Rhiannon McAfee
PHILO'S SON: Rudy Good
MR. JEFFERS and YOUR ANNOUNCER: Monte Bratten
Theme and Incidental music composed and performed by Dr. Ross Bernhardt
Join us again soon for Episode Two – THE GATEWOOD CAPER! AND BE SURE TO HEAR ALL EPISODES OF THIS SERIES, RIGHT HERE ON MOONLIGHT AUDIO!