Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Welcome to Down These Mean Streets, a weekly trip back to the Golden Age of Radio where we rub elbows with the era's greatest private eyes, cops, and crime-fighters. Since 2013, I've been podcasting everything from cozy mysteries to police procedurals, spotlighting characters ranging from hard boiled gumshoes to amateur sleuths. 

Be sure to tune in each Sunday for adventures of a radio detective and the behind-the-scenes stories of their shows. Join me as we spend time with Sam Spade, Johnny Dollar, Sgt. Joe Friday, and more!

Mar 20, 2022

It's a triple feature of the same mystery starring three different radio gumshoes. Morton Fine and David Friedkin wrote the story of a killer who taunts police with announcements of his upcoming crimes, and the clever tale comes to life in three similar but different adventures. First, Lt. Danny Clover investigates "The Jane Darnell Murder Case" on Broadway is My Beat (originally aired on CBS on August 11, 1949). Then, in London, Inspector Peter Black stars in "Three for All" from Pursuit (originally aired on CBS on November 10, 1949). Finally, Howard Duff plays L.A. gumshoe Mike McCoy in the audition recording for what would have been The McCoy (recorded on or around April 24, 1951).