January 4, 2015Comedy In Music
Celebrating the highest audio art of Music, and the highest spoken word art, Comedy - at the same time. Selections of Comedy in Music - not musical comedy - from such excellent performers as Monty Python's Flying Circus, Duck's Breath Mystery Theater, Stevens and Grdnic, Peter Sellers, Robert Klein, Prof. Peter Schickele, the Portsmouth Sinfonia, The Credibility Gap, Proctor and Bergman, Martin Mull, and the Temple City Kazoo Orchestra. Quite a lineup.
These aren't just novelty songs, but comic sketches in music form, and about musical topics.
January 11, 2015Black Jack Justice in Strange Bedfellows
From the Decoder Ring Theatre in Canada, we present the latest episode of Martin Bracknell's famous detective. It's the office of Jack Justice and Trixie Dixon, girl detective.
The most powerful man in town wants Jack and Trixie off the job they're working on, and he means right now, brother. Just one problem. They're pretty unemployed, even by their standards. This is going to get socially awkward, and then possibly dead, isn't it?
Saratoga Noir, Act 1
A New Mystery from ZBS.
Danny Boyee is a private investigator who is barely paying the rent. He’s hired to find a Balinese pussy wearing a very expensive diamond collar. Vicki Millhouse, an ex-showgirl who married into old Saratoga money, hires Danny to find her kidnapped cat. But something that appears so simple, quickly turns into danger and intrigue for unsuspecting Danny Boyee.
January 18, 2015Saratoga Noir, Act 2
From ZBS. Saratoga Springs has an amazing history, the oldest racetrack in the country, the old gambling casinos, the spas and healing spring waters, and all those shady characters.
As a special bonus, the audio comes with a comic strip drawn by Genevieve Shapiro. Her wonderful cartoon style captures the elegance of the audio, it’s a great companion for the series.
January 25, 2015Saratoga Noir, Act 3
Written by Meatball Fulton. Produced by Tom Lopez. Original music by Tim Clark.
Check the ZBS website, there's a terrific comic in PDF format that goes along with this story. There is also a delightful earlier series, Saratoga Springs, available from ZBS.
February 1, 2015
Diamonds of Death, by Robert Leslie Bellem.
The first of the Pulp Radio series. Robert Leslie Bellem is known for his perhaps unwittingly colorful language and for being hugely prolific. This is one of around 300 stories with his best known detective, Dan Turner, the Hollywood private eye. Produced by Michael Packer and Sparks Media.
Mr. Chang Cages Rafferty, by A. E. Apple.
Continuing the Pulp Radio Series from Sparks Media. Tough detective Mr. Chang runs into prejudice at every turn. There was a general mistrust of the "yellow hoard" back in pulp magazine days. But he still goes after master criminal Rafferty. From Street and Smith's Detective Story Magazine in 1931.
February 8, 2015
The third from Pulp Radio. Detective Ed Noon takes on the case of a young woman found murdered. She's been dancing at a local club, so that's the place to start tracking down who killed her. Adapted by John Douglas.
Down Under Danger, by Philip Austin
Ostensibly written by Lem Potso, it's a story of Nick Danger in the days when Australia is just a tale people use to scare their children. Written especially for this series by the Firesign Theatre's Phil Austin. Which explains the surreal alternate world the story takes place in.
February 15, 2015
The detective is hired to investigate - like I had to tell you that - because there is something nasty going on in the local low-level criminal activity. The word is someone is moving in and taking over, and they don't seem to be very careful about it. From the Washington Audio Theater. (Sorry, can't give you a website. The one they had seems to have disappeared. They do have other work at archive.org.)
And a short P.I. piece from the Mark Markheim Miniscule Mystery series, by the One Act Players.
February 22, 2015The Wee Weaver
It's a Little Frieda Mystery from ZBS. Little Frieda, with the assistance of Mojo, attempts to unravel the mystery of the “thing” lurking within the McIllroy mansion. But whatever traps they set, it’s Mojo who always ends up getting caught. The Imp talks to Mojo in his sleep, it calls him “Moor Man.” And this, Little Frieda discovers, is the key to how it came into existence & how to reach out to it.
(They are selling off all their CDs right now, so get one at half-price right away, before the sale ends soon.)
March 1, 2015The Legacy of Euriah Pillar
It's a Captain Underhill Mystery from the Cape Cod Radio Mystery Theater. An eccentric millionaire leaves behind a bizarre will, setting in motion a diabolical chain of events that lead to treachery, deceit and threefold murder. The very first Captain Underhill story by Steven Oney.
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So Sound Affects brings you Detectives all this first quarter of 2015. Full of wonderful language that define the genre.