+ Murder By Experts, a radio mystery drama series ran on American radio from 1949-1951, and was hosted first by John Dickson Carr, and later by Brett Halliday. Offering some of the best writing done for radio was David Kogan, the writer and creator of the show, who also did scripts on series like The Mysterious Traveler, Nick Carter, Master Detective and The Sealed Book as well as others. John Dickson Carr (November 30, 1906–February 27, 1977) was an American author of detective stories, who also published under the pen names Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn. The son of Wooda Nicholas Carr, a U.S. congressman from Pennsylvania, Carr graduated from The Hill School in Pottstown in 1925 and Haverford College in 1929. Carr lived for a number of years in England beginning around 1930, as his career as a mystery writer began, and he married an English woman. Many of his novels had English settings, his best-known detective characters were English, and he is sometimes loosely grouped among "British-style" mystery writers. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of so-called "Golden Age" mysteries; complex, plot-driven stories in which the puzzle is paramount. He was influenced in this regard by the works of Gaston Leroux and by the Father Brown stories of G. K. Chesterton. Carr was a master of the locked room mystery, in which a detective solves apparently impossible crimes. The Dr. Fell mystery The Hollow Man (1935), usually considered Carr's masterpiece, was selected in 1981 as the best locked-room mystery of all time by a panel of 17 mystery authors and reviewers. In 1950, his biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle brought Carr the first of his two Special Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America; the second came in 1970, in recognition of his 40-year career as a mystery writer. He was also presented the MWA's Grand Master award in 1963. In early spring 1963, while living in Mamaroneck, New York, Carr suffered a stroke, which paralyzed his left side. He continued to write using one hand, and for several years contributed a regular column of mystery and detective book reviews, "The Jury Box", to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Carr eventually moved to Greenville, South Carolina, and he died there of lung cancer in 1977.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 15 old time radio episodes:
+ "Summer Heat". A newly graduated lawyer awakes with a dead body in bed and has a very difficult ...
|07.04.1949||murder by experts (04) two coffins to fill||
+ "Two Coffins To Fill". The story of a man who decides to kill his rich wife, but all his plans b...
|07.11.1949||murder by experts (05) prescription for murder||
+ "Murder By Prescription". An escaped convict murders a doctor and assumes his identity. The date...
|07.18.1949||murder by experts (06) the creeper||
+ Mutual net, WOR, New York aicheck. "The Creeper". Sponsored by: Sustaining, Bulova Watch (local). ...
|07.25.1949||murder by experts (07) the big money||
+ "The Big Money". An ex-con meets two schemers trying to hijack a 7 million dollar estate. A good...
|08.08.1949||murder by experts (09) the dark island||
+ "The Dark Island". A woman marries a writer when he rents a cottage on a lonely island owned by ...
|08.15.1949||murder by experts (10) dig your own grave||
+ "Dig Your Own Grave". A woman becomes "the seed" to promote her husband's romance with another w...
|08.29.1949||murder by experts (12) it's luck that counts||
+ "It's Luck That Counts". A woman's been killed and her $75,000 has been stolen. A vagrant finds ...
|09.05.1949||murder by experts (13) return trip||
+ "Return Trip". The chilling story about an escaped homicidal maniac and a bus full of people tra...
|09.12.1949||murder by experts (14) i dreamt i died||
+ "I Dreamt I Died". Mrs. Kraft dreams that her husband is killing her with a pillow. This turns o...
|09.26.1949||murder by experts (16) the unseeing witness||
+ "The Unseeing Witness". Duval, the owner of "The Pelican Club" has been murdered. Johnny and "Th...
|12.26.1949||murder by experts (29) case of the missing mind||
+ "The Case Of The Missing Mind". A comedy about a Broadway character being driven mad by, "Mr. Al...
|04.17.1950||murder by experts (45) two can die as cheaply as one||
+ "Two Can Die As Cheaply As One". An $80,000 bracelet falling through the roof of a cab leads det...
|04.24.1950||murder by experts (46) conspiracy||
+ "Conspiracy". A man decides to murder an old g...
|05.22.1950||murder by experts (50) three's a crowd||
+ "Three's A Crowd". A young piano player becomes involved with a beautiful but evil woman. The sy...