EP2596: Nick Carter: The Case of the Haunted Burial Cave

Lon Clark

Nick is called in by an anthropologist to investigate when he’s attacked at the site of a Native American burial ground.

Original Air Date: May 16, 1954

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EP2595: Mister Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons: The Forgotten Cave Murder Mystery

So lost, I'm fading

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A man comes to Mr. Keen after his business partner is murdered while they’re exploring a cave searching for treasure.

Original Air Date: November 3, 1949

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Video Theater 138: Checkmate: The Human Touch

Alonzo Pace Graham (Peter Lorre) is released from prison and plots revenge on the man who sent him there, Doctor Carl Hyatt (Jonathan Cabot.)

Season 1, Episode 16,

Original Air Date: January 14, 1961

EP2594: Dragnet: The Big Fraud

Jack Webb
Friday and Smith investigate a case of extortion by con men pretending to be police officers.

Original Air Date: October 27, 1953

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Book Review: The Rivers Run Dry


FBI Agent Raleigh Harmon has been re-assigned to the bureau’s Seattle office as punishment for almost getting herself killed while not following orders on the case she solved in Stones Cry Out.

She finds herself a constant target for work no one else wants, including performing the unpleasant task of informing the well-connected family of a missing woman that the FBI can do nothing about the disappearance of her daughter and that the case belongs in the hands of local police until it’s clear a kidnapping has occurred. As new evidence emerges, Raleigh begins an investigation to find the missing young woman and rescue her from the hands of a dangerous kidnapper.

After a strong story, in Stones Cry Out, Sibell Giorello’s second Raleigh Harmon book is if anything, stronger than the first. Sibella is effective at capturing the quirkiness of Seattle and the beauty of Eastern Washington in this story, as she was at conjuring up the rich history and atmosphere of Richmond.

The characters are well-written and believable. Raleigh’s personal life takes a turn as her mother follows her to Seattle, with Raleigh still trying to hide the fact she works for the FBI from her mom. Both move in with Raleigh’s new agey Aunt Charlotte who tries to help Raleigh keep her secret while creating complications like trying to enlist a psychic to help Raleigh with her case.

The mystery is solidly structured, with a realistic procedural feel to most of the story. Raleigh’s background in geology and soil analysis is used frequently without becoming dry. There’s a good suspense throughout and a lot of different suspects as well as a few red herrings. If I had any complaint, it was about how the identity of the kidnapper was uncovered as it’s a bit weak as Raleigh does not get to catch him.

Still, I enjoyed this second book and will definitely read the third.

Rating: 4.25 out of 5

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