THE SKY'S THE LIMIT (MYSTERY) They say that if a person is lucky at cards, it stands to follow that they must also be unlucky at love. But it doesn't take much research to prove that it's possible to be both. The stakes are in the story - see your two bickering heirs and raise you one missing will - and around this table The Sky's The Limit! Decoder Ring Theatre
THE PIN-UP MURDER MYSTERY PART 2 OF 2 (MYSTERY) As presented on the Pulp-Pourri Theatre, an anthology series created in the style of Old-Time Radio. Adapted, Directed and Produced by Pete Lutz. Narada Radio Company.
THE PIN-UP MURDER MYSTERY PART 1 (MYSTERY) As presented on the Pulp-Pourri Theatre, an anthology series created in the style of Old-Time Radio. Adapted, Directed and Produced by Pete Lutz. Narada Radio Company.
MAN’S BEST FRIEND (MYSTERY) There are always more than one side to every story. And when you're dealing with a newspaper magnate, a missing heiress, a kidnapping with no ransom and an angry fishmonger, sometimes there are more sides than story. No simple matter for your average gumshoe, but just another day at the office for... Man's Best Friend. Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 40 – THE ALBATROSS (MYSTERY) "The one that got away" is a fine kind of tale for some. Fishermen, for example, seem to thrive on the subject. But in the detective business, where things seem to exist in a perpetually unfinished state, there are those cases that just won't stay in the drawer. The ones that never sat quite right. If only you had been a little stronger, a little smarter.... and sometimes they can weigh a man down, threaten to drag him under as they hang about his neck. It's sink or swim time, and who will win, the flatfoot or... The Albatross? Decoder Ring Theatre
GHOSTS OF FLANNAN LIGHTHOUSE (MYSTERY) A chilling mystery unfolds in 1900 off the Scottish coast as Joseph Moore arrives at the Flannan Island Lighthouse to find it cold and abandoned... its keepers vanished. Will ablood-stained journal reveal a clue to their dark fate or resurrect an ancient long-dead curse? Campfire Radio Theater
COPS AND ROBBERS (MYSTERY) They say that there are no small parts, my friends, only small actors. I've never been entirely clear on exactly what that means, or if the folks that coined the phrase intended it to be as insulting as it is. But one thing is for sure, those thin character sketches that populate the margins are usually kept there for a reason. But when left to their own devices, they tend to play familiar games. Games like... Cops and Robbers! Decoder Ring Theatre
AULD LANG SYNE (MYSTERY) There are few things that cry out for introspection quite like the passing of one year into the next. A time when the rustle of lost illusions crackles underfoot, like a handful of dead leaves in the wind. When past, present and future come together for a single moment to blow a raspberry at you in the shaving mirror. A time when even the handful of thing you might have been sure of shift underfoot, and send you sliding down the slipperly slope to nowhere in particular. And when that moment comes, even the most hard-boiled of gumshoes can spare a moment for... Auld Lang Syne. Decoder Ring Theatre
HUSH MONEY (MYSTERY) When everybody's favorite junior boy detective drops by, its usually good for a twist of a certain tail, and our Square-Jawed hero kind of enjoys that, kind of like a mean kid who pulls the wings off flies. But even a bird-dog job courtesy of the Gentleman Detective is tough to smile at when it comes wrapped in... Hush Money! Decoder Ring Theatre
JOURNEYS END (MYSTERY) They say a man meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it. Which means that whatever you do, and whatever the result might be, your fortune cookie can smile at you and say "see? I told you so." For some folks that road may lead to a destiny of great importance or heroic meaning. For others, it might lead to a face-down posture in a puddle somewhere. I suppose no one can tell. Except the cookie, and it ain't talkin'. Decoder Ring Theatre
SMALL MERCIES (MYSTERY) A certain hack writer who shall remain Shakespeare is of the opinion that the quality of mercy is not strained. He obviously doesn't ride the bus past the stylish world headquarters of Justice and Dixon all that often, 'cause around here both the quality and quantity of mercy are strained beyond any reasonable breaking point, and old friends are no exception. Decoder Ring Theatre
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW (MYSTERY) A client who seems a little too eager to pony up his retainer, the feds sniffing around like the wolf at the door and witnesses who keep blossoming into corpses. It's almost enough to make a certain police Lieutenant seem like a welcome sight. Almost. Decoder Ring Theatre
THE STOPPED CLOCK (MYSTERY) When a snoop-and-peep that paid turned into a murder case that almost certainly didn't, it meant one thing: Jack suddenly got interested. For the Girl Detective, it's just one more reason to strangle the big lug... but even a clock that's stopped is right twice a day... isn't it? Decoder Ring Theatre
STORMY WEATHER (MYSTERY) It has been remarked more than once that there's always a calm just before the storm. Certified meteorological phenomenon or old wives saw, it was still true as often as it wasn't. And if that storm was destined to wash away Marilou Arden, it looked like it just might take a certain pair of gumshoes with her. Decoder Ring Theatre
REQUIEM FOR AN ELF (MYSTERY) It is a season not to be trusted, my friends. It can dress up sadness as nostalgia, tackiness as whimsy and grey-green slush as "Christmas snow"... but it didn't seem like all the holiday spirit in the world was going to do the little man in the red suit and even redder puddle of his own blood much good, now was it? Decoder Ring Theatre
NOW WHO'S THE DUMMY? (MYSTERY) The life of a private detective is one that tends to keep a fella behind the times. After all, if you're sitting on top of the world, you rarely find yourself in need of a pair of low-rent gumshoes. Sometimes a little nostalgia isn't a bad thing... and sometimes the line between reality and anything-but is paper thin. Those are the days that leave a fella asking... Now Who's The Dummy? Decoder Ring Theatre
SHERLOCK HOLMES – THE ADVENTURE OF THE CHRISTMAS BRIDE (OLD TIME RADIO) The world's greatest detective solves a Christmas mystery. Analogue Recording
THE PROBLEM OF THE PERPLEXING PASTICHE (MYSTERY) Two solid days of surveillance can take it out of anybody. Two nights without sleep and things don't make a lot of sense. But when Trixie Dixon, Girl Detective starts mixing her metaphors with Trixia Dixon, Lady Consulting Detective Extraordinaire... well that can't be good, can it? Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 28 – NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS (MYSTERY) If there's one thing worse than not having one of your best sources at your beck and call, it's never having him again because he went and got dead. With a client yapping at their heels, a word from Mike Rogers, crime reporter for the gazette, could make all the difference. But when the newshound pulls a disappearing act, Jack and Trixie can only hope that it's a case of... No News is Good News. Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 27 – THE FAMILY JEWELS (MYSTERY) The life of a detective has its ups and downs to be sure. Some might even argue that the downs held a pretty strong grip on the majority. But every so often a client like Midge Crocker opened the door and made it all worthwhile. A girl who was equal parts helpless doe-eyed bunny rabbit and hard, practiced liar. Now all Jack and Trixie had to do was figure out if the too-good to be true story was just that, or if they really were after... The Family Jewels. Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 26 – THE DO-NOTHING DETECTIVE (MYSTERY) Private detecting isn't the sort of game where you can pick your battles. Jack and Trixie have done all kinds of things for all kinds of people, and most of the time you just hope for the best. But when a mystery man is prepared to drop a nice, fat retainer in their laps to drop a client that they never had, it looks like our heroes have finally caught that nice soft case everybody always talks about. But it couldn't really be that simple... could it? Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 25 – A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S NOIR (MYSTERY) With the city in the grips of a heat wave, things are bound to get a little screwy. But no matter what air-conditioned hidey-hole a gumshoe ducks into, the place is lousy with crouching jade kittens and raincoated would-be girl detectives. It's bound to end badly for someone when Jack and Trixie start A Midsummer Night's Noir!Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 24 – DANCE, JUSTICE, DANCE (MYSTERY) They say that music hath charms to soothe the savage beast. But like just about everything "they" say, truth is in the eye of the beholder. When Jack and Trixie spend a little time in the company of musicians, the experience is neither particularly charming or remotely soothing. But at least thirty-five dollars a day hath charms to soothe the savage landlord. Decoder Ring Theatre
RUNNING TO DETROIT (MYSTERY/COMEDY) The 1920s come alive again as a modern day mother and daughter encounter a night of time travel, rum smugglers and controversial baseball legend Ty Cobb.
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BLACK JACK JUSTICE 23 – MUCH ADO ABOUT NORMAN (MYSTERY) Everywhere you looked, there were goods to be gotten, and the getting often fell to Black Jack and Trixie. But there were consequences to be paid that often had nothing to do with the princely sum of thirty-five dollars a day, plus expenses. When it looks like their client may have stormed off half-cocked to do who-knows-what, it's up to our his-and-her shamuses... (shamuses?... Shami?... Whatever...) to reach deep for the ever-elusive happy ending.
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