The Dragnet Radio Series starring Jack Webb started as a radio show in June 1949 and later transferred to television. 314 original Dragnet episodes were broadcast from 1949 through 1957. The series was broadcast on NBC and starred Jack Webb
Gang Busters was an American dramatic radio program proclaimed as “the only national program that brings you authentic police case histories.” Sponsored by Chevrolet, It originally premiered on July 20th 1935 as the G-Men.
Nero Wolfe is a fictional detective, created in 1934 by the American mystery writer Rex Stout. Wolfe’s confidential assistant Archie Goodwin narrates the cases of the detective genius. In total, Stout wrote 33 novels and 39 short stories from 1934
Boston Blackie is a fictional character created by author Jack Boyle (born before 1880; died circa 1928). Originally a jewel thief and safecracker in Boyle’s novels, he became a detective in adaptations for films, radio and television—an “enemy to those
The Falcon radio series premiered on the Blue Network on April 10, 1943, continuing on NBC and Mutual until November 27, 1954. Some 70 episodes were produced. “Drexel Drake” (a pseudonym of Charles H. Huff) created Michael Waring, alias the
Sam Spade is a fictional character who is the protagonist of Dashiell Hammett’s novel The Maltese Falcon (1930) and the various films and adaptations based on it, as well as in three lesser known short stories by Hammett. The novel,
Opening in 1875, the Crime Museum at Scotland Yard is the oldest museum in the world purely for recording crime. The name “Black Museum” was coined in 1877 by a reporter from “The Observer”, a London newspaper, although the museum