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Summary

Crime and suspense for the holidays! This collection contains five classic radio programs from the '40s and '50s:

  • "Joey's Christmas Story" from The Shadow (December 22, 1940)
  • "Delayed Christmas Present" from The Whistler (December 26, 1948)
  • "Case of the Slaughtered Santas" from The Adventures of Nero Wolfe (December 24, 1939)
  • "The Innocent Santa Claus� from This is Your F.B.I. (December 21, 1951)
  • "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (March 13, 1955)
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    What fun!

    This is an excellent blend of ingredients: classic radio mystery serials with extra Christmas glitter. Obviously originally broadcast as seasonal specials, they range from the unabashedly heartstring-tugging to the somewhat more gritty and realistic, but all with obligatory happy holiday endings.

    The sound quality is less than pin-sharp, which classic-radio fans will expect and forgive; but it's all quite clear and easy to listen to. The original commercial breaks are included, adding to the authentic back-in-time feel.

    A great little selection to listen to any time of the year!

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