BLACK JACK JUSTICE 22 – THE REUNION (MYSTERY) It sounded like a nice, simple job. Two sisters, estranged long ago over a man who was long gone. An apology, a reunion, the restoration of family ties in a cold and cynical world. Yes sir, it all sounded too good to be true. But Jack and Trixie know when it comes to family, nothing is ever quite that simple.
Decoder Ring Theatre
MINCE PIE MURDER (MYSTERY/CHRISTMAS) Fed up with their rich Aunt Myrtle’s Christmas antics, the Grobbenthwaites don’t bat an eyelid when she is suddenly killed by a poisoned mince pie.
They don’t expect, for a moment, that the overbearing but inept Inspector Fumblequinn will solve the mystery. And who cares? However, things start to spiral out of control when Aunt Myrtle returns as a ghost to solve her own murder case!
THE WIRELESS THEATRE COMPANY
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 21 – TRIXIE’S PET (MYSTERY) It wouldn't be quite right to say that Trixie had a soft spot in her heart for old Button-Down Theo. But she had a soft spot in her head for him anyway. After all, anyone who can make private detecting seem dull as dishwater must have some hidden talents. But when Theo gets himself in hot water, will the Girl Detective be able to persuade ol' Square Jaw to intervene? And if so, just who exactly is footing the bill. Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 20 – SABIEN’S LAW (MYSTERY) "Law stands mute in the midst of arms" they say. Well, that proves one thing anyway; old man Cicero never met Police Lieutenant Victor Sabien. He'd never stood mute a day in his life. And with ol' Square Jaw and the Girl Detective working at cross purposes through his office... to say nothing of the dynamic duo of Sgt Nelson and Freddie the Finger Hawthorne underfoot... well, can you blame the poor guy? Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 19 – PAYBACK (MYSTERY) Yes, Jack Justice and Trixie Dixon, Girl Detective return for all-new hardboiled adventure and mystery. But with Jack out to settle a score, and Trixie trying to close the books on a murder that's still unsolved at least partly due to the efforts of our intrepid private eyes, it's anyone's guess if they'll both wind up on a slab, if Lt. Sabien'll run them both in, or if ol' square jaw will finally get some... Payback! Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 18 – MIXED BLESSINGS (MYSTERY) Friends can sometimes be a pain in the you-know-where, but you'd sure be sunk without 'em. When Freddie the Finger has a deal turn south on him, it's only natural that he turn to his ol' pal Jackie. But with the Girl Detective still miffed over an unpaid bill, things get a little complicated. To say nothing of the corpse, or the strong possibility of more just like it. Yes sir, friends can be real Mixed Blessingsat times... Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 17 – PALOOKAVILLE EXPRESS (MYSTERY) Jack and Trixie's new client is a truly impressive side of beef, if the girl detective does say so herself. A prizefighter on his way to the top, until some shady types decide it might be best if he were to lose his next match... or else. Now its up to our heroes to find out who's in back of the scheme and if this is a fight they can win... or will they all get their tickets punched for the Palookaville Express? Decoder Ring Theatre
PHONOPHOBIA (MYSTERY / SUPERNATURAL) A history student blighted by phonophobia chances upon a scrap of paper containing a mysterious code. He races to unlock the mystery, unaware of the supernatural powers he is about to unleash.
The Wireless Theatre Company
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 16 – THE BEEFSTEAK BOTHERATION (MYSTERY)To say that Jack and Trixie were surprised to get a call from Braithwaites, the biggest spit-and-polish detective agency in town, was putting it mildly. But to be invited to dine with the Gentleman Detective himself at his Club? That's just downright shocking - or at least very very suspicious. But if Big Larry Braithwaite thinks he can con Jack Justice into taking a train wreck of a case off his hands by stuffing our hero so full of prime rib that he can't see straight... well... yeah, that'll probably work. Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 15 – HOW MUCH IS THAT GUMSHOE IN THE WINDOW (MYSTERY) They say that every dog will have his day, and that might be true - but there are always consequences to be faced afterwards. Jack and Trixie could swear to that; after seventeen consecutive divorce cases they're starting to go a little squirrely. What they really need is an honest to goodness puzzle to walk through the door. A little murder, a little mayhem... maybe a nice kidnapping just to break up the monotony. Be careful what you wish for! Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 14 – THE TROUBLE WITH DOUBLES! (MYSTERY) Jack's been slumming it in sunny Florida, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine all in the name of thirty-five dollars a day (plus expenses). Trixie's been in their palatial offices, enjoying the No Jack. Five days later they're flush, reunited and on a divorce case... all's right with the world, right? Wrong. If everything's sunny, who's the crazy on the rooftop with the high-powered rifle, and why is he gunning for our gumshoes? Looks like they'll have to find out in a hurry... or they and the client Jack was standing in for are all about to learn... The Trouble With Doubles! Decoder Ring Theatre
MEDUSA ON THE BEACH (MYSTERY) Biddlecombe is a perfectly ordinary English seaside town. Except why has everyone there been turned to stone?
TheWireless Theatre Company
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 13 – THE PURLOINED FORMAT CAPER! (MYSTERY) Is Jack and Trixie's new client dragon lady or ingénue? In either case, can they get their paws on a ten thousand dollar marker held by a shady underworld type before her wedding march turns funeral dirge? If so, can they do it without strangling each other? And just for an extra kick, can they pull all of this off while paying loving tribute to one of the greatest detective shows in old-time radio?!? Find out as they crack the case of The Purloined Format Caper! Decoder Ring Theatre
Sherlock Holmes, the world’s greatest consulting detective, is on trial for his life!
Trapped in a nightmarish court room and charged with endangering the public and his friends, Holmes is forced to relive some of his most bizarre cases with only Doctor Watson to aid his defence.
Gasp at the Adventure of the Lizard’s Hands! Work your brain into a frenzy of confusion as our heroes uncover the mystery of a dead man found in the middle of Regent Street! Steady your nerves as you bear witness to some snakes! On a train!
But is all this evidence enough to satisfy a mysterious judge with a vendetta against our hero?
Starring: Peter Davis, Matthew Woodcock, Simon Kane, Laura Marshall and Ben Whitehead.
The Wireless Theatre Company
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 12 – JUSTICE AND THE HAPPY ENDING (MYSTERY) Every man has his ghosts. Old square-jaw didn't figure he had any right to expect to be the exception. But sometimes the past takes on flesh and looks you in the eye... and things can never be quite the same afterwards. When that moment comes for Jack and Trixie, will it bring down the whole house of cards, coffee and gaudy metaphors; or will it re-introduce those most contradictory concepts - Justice and the Happy Ending?Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 11 – JUSTICE IN LOVE AND WAR (MYSTERY) They say all's fair in love and war, and Jack and Trixie are about to put that to the test. When Jack finds a drowned rat of a piano player who's both struck by love and several dozen gangsters, love and war don't seem like such different concepts anymore. It's a mad charge into the lion's den, all in the name of romance. Even the hard-boiled have their soft spots. Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 10 – HAMMER OF JUSTICE (MYSTERY) Jack may not know much about art, but he knows what he likes... and what he doesn't. He doesn't much like Nick Franklin's looks, or his self-satisfied grin or his manicured fingernails. What he does like is a client that can afford a fat insurance policy and a couple of gumshoes to go with it. But can Jack and Trixie fit in with the arty set enough to protect Franklin's latest "discovery"? Where will they stand when the Hammer of Justice falls? Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 09 – NO JUSTICE (MYSTERY) It was the end of an uncharacteristic flurry of activity at the mighty world headquarters of Jack Justice Investigations. Trixie was crossing the final i's and dotting the final t's when she looked up and realized that Jack was nowhere to be found. And he'd taken their old snitch Freddie the Finger Hawthorne with him into the ether. Sometimes a gal's just got to look a gift horse in the mouth, and if she ever wants to see old square-jaw sashay in the front door again, this is one of those times. But can she and her "new partner" keep away from each other's throats long enough to find the old one, or is this the beginning of life with... No Justice? Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 08 – JUSTICE AND THE DELUGE (MYSTERY) It was the third straight day of rain that did it. People had been cooped up for days, riding out the storm, and Black Jack is sure that a flurry of human misery, or as he likes to call it - rent money is on its way. But when he turns out to be more right than either he or Trixie could have guessed, they find themselves on an island in the middle of the city, with the water rising fast. An island of the "gaudy, hard-boiled metaphor" variety, admittedly; but sometimes that's the way it goes. Decoder Ring Theatre
DRESSED TO KILL (OLD TIME RADIO) An unemployed actor plans a bizarre drama of enacting his own death and consequently impersonating his wife to claim the insurance money. CBS Radio Mystery Theater (Analogue Recording)
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 07 – JUSTICE BE DONE (MYSTERY) Mordecai Brasseau had been nothing but bad luck for Jack Justice Investigations since the first time he walked through the door. A nice man, but a jinx - quite possibly the unluckiest man in the world. Each time Jack and Trixie took on a case for him, they swore it would be the last. Sooner or later they had to be right... and the registered letter inviting them to the reading of Mordecai's will suggested that time had finally come.... Or, maybe not. Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 06 – JUSTICE’S HOLIDAY (MYSTERY) It wasn't much of a holiday by most people's standards... just a turn around the park in the sunshine... but boy oh boy, how the work piles up at Jack Justice Investigations. Piles up right in the middle of the floor in a still-fresh pool of blood. Now all Jack and Trixie have to do with the rest of the day is figure out who the triggerman was and why the corpse had a thousand dollars in an envelope with their names on it. And if they can manage it, solving the case before the law puts them away for it wouldn't be a bad idea either. Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 05 – JUSTICE INCORPORATED (MYSTERY) If it sounds too good to be true, it's all in a day's work at Jack Justice Investigations. When one of the city's most high-powered lawyers wants to buy the agency, Lock Stock and Barrel, Jack and Trixie have just twenty-four hours to figure out what the catch is and torpedo the best offer they've ever had! Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 04 – JUSTICE DELAYED (MYSTERY) When Jack and Trixie are hired to solve a seven year old murder, they figure it's a fool's errand. But if this case is so cold, why all the heat from upstairs to lay off? Will they finally run into that brick wall that has their names on it... or will they deliver Justice Delayed? Decoder Ring Theatre
BLACK JACK JUSTICE 03 – JUSTICE IS BLIND (MYSTERY) Sometimes the answer's right in front of your eyes. Sometimes you're so busy with what you think you saw, you can't be bothered to stop and look again. When Jack and Trixie pay the bills with a little "Peeping Tom" routine, they don't expect the commandments being broken to include the biggest "Thou Shalt Not" of 'em all. But then again, sometimes Justice Is Blind. Decoder Ring Theatre