Category: Dragnet

EP1460: Dragnet: Jade Thumb Rings

Jack Webb

Friday and Romero investigate the beating and robbery of a man who just bought two valuable jade thumb rings.

Original Air Date: December 8, 1949

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EP1459: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Charmona Matter

Bob Bailey

Johnny is hired to look into the disappearance of a man on a boat which was insured for three times the man’s life insurance.

Original Air Date: September 8, 1957

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All I Needed to Know I Learned from Dragnet Released

After the success of All I Needed to Know I Learned from ColumboI’m pleased to announce the release of my latest e-book, All I Needed to Know I Learned from Dragnet  for the Kindle. (The book is available at Smashwords (use coupon code ZV36M to purchase the book for the introductory price of $2.99)  The description of the book follows below:

Detective stories have been entertaining people for decades. The best fictional detectives are old friends who take us on amazing adventures. Along the way, they teach us a lot of life lessons.

Join podcaster and author Adam Graham on this fun journey through the annals of detective fiction. He examines the history and career of seven more of the greatest detectives and police officers from literature, radio, and television in this sequel to All I Needed to Know I Learned from Columbo. Among the way, he’ll examine some key insights from these beloved detectives, including:

-The importance of listening to others from Hercules Poirot
-How to avoid cynicism from insurance-investigator Johnny Dollar
-How to properly motivate others from Sergeant Joe Friday
-The importance of personal integrity from Officer Pete Malloy
-Being understanding of the frailties of others from Frank Cannon

In addition to twenty thought-provoking life lessons, the book also contains several appendices, including Graham’s list of the best Dragnet stories ever and a brief history of two-fisted, weight-challenged detectives. All I Needed to Know I Learned from Dragnet is a great resource for fans of detective fiction.

I’ve spent most of 2014 working on it and the result is longer than its predecessor with twelve life lessons instead of twenty. The Detectives profiled in this book are:

  • Hercules Poirot
  • Frank Race
  • Johnny Dollar
  • Sergeant Joe Friday
  • Officers Pete Malloy and Jim Reed
  • Lieutenant John Weston (Lock Up)
  • Frank Cannon

Through January 11th, All I Needed to Know I Learned from Dragnet is being offered on the Kindle at an introductory price of $2.99 (before it goes to the normal price of $3.99) and All I Needed to Know I Learned from Columbo is on sale for 99 cents in the Kindle store.

For all other e-readers, the books can be purchased through Smashwords and discount obtained through coupon codes.  For All I Needed to Know I Learned from Dragnet,  use coupon code ZV36M, For All I Needed to Know I Learned from Columbo  use coupon code MD72G.

All sales end on January 10th, 2015.

EP1454: Dragnet: The Spring Street Gang

Jack Webb

Friday and Romero investigate a large gang of criminal teenagers.

Original Air Date: December 1, 1949

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EP1448: Dragnet: The Big Little Jesus

Jack Webb
Joe Friday and Frank Smith investigate the theft of a statue of the child Jesus from a local church.

Original Air Date: December 22, 1953

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