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Cox, Jim. MR. KEEN, TRACER OF LOST PERSONS: A Complete History and Episode Log of Radioís Most Durable Detective . NEW copy, trade paperback, 7x10. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. Publishers, 2004, 2011). 10 Photographs, notes, chronology, bibliography, index, 374 pp.
~~~ That "kindly old investigator," Mr. Keen, sought missing persons and unraveled crimes longer than any other fictional detective ever heard or seen on the air. For 18 years (1937-1955) and 1690 nationwide broadcasts, Keen and his faithful assistant Mike Clancy kept listeners coming back for more. The nearest competitor, Nick Carter, Master Detective, ran for 726 broadcasts.
~~~ This definitive history recounts the actors and creators behind the series, the changes the show underwent, and the development of the Mr. Keen character. A complete episode guide details all of the programís 1,690 broadcasts.


Cox, Jim. RADIO CRIME FIGHTERS: More Than 300 Programs from the Golden Age. NEW copy, trade paperback, 7x10. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. Publishers, 2002, 2010). Photographs, appendix, bibliography, index, 333 pp.
~~~ In the early days of radio, producers, directors and scriptwriters were well aware of the listening publicís fascination with subject matter tinged with wrongdoing. Stories of right and wrong, crime and punishment, and law and order kept audiences of every age hooked for more than thirty years.
~~~ This work covers 300+ syndicated radio mystery and adventure serials that aired in the early or middle twentieth century. To be included, a series must have had one or more regularly appearing characters who fought against espionage, theft, murder and other crimes. Each entry includes series name, air dates, sponsor, extant episodes, cast information and synopsis.


Payton, Gordon and Martin Grams, Jr. THE CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATRE: An Episode Guide and Handbook to Nine Years of Broadcasting, 1974-1982 . NEW copy, trade paperback, 6x9. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. Publishers, 1999, 2004). Appendices, index, 485 pp.
~~~ Almost every evening for nine years during the late 1970s and early 1980s, the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre brought monsters, murderers and mayhem together for an hour. Created, produced and directed by Himan Brown, the series remains a landmark in radio drama. This book is a detailed history and episode guide to the show.
~~~ Descriptive information includes exact titles, airdates and rebroadcast dates, episode numbers, cast lists, writer and adapter credits, and a storyline synopsis. This material comes directly from CBS press releases in order to insure complete accuracy. Also included wherever possible are information about the actors and actresses, quotes from performers and writers (many from personal interviews), anecdotes about various scripts and sound effects, and other notes of interest.


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