EP3000: Boston Blackie: The Tiny Philip Murders

Richard Kollmar

A short man shoots and kills a jewelry store owner to steal Boston Blackie’s watch.

Original Air Date: April 13, 1949

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EP2999: Rocky Jordan: The Broken Wing

Jack Moyles

The father of a young woman asks Rocky to protect his daughter but won’t tell him from what.

Original Air Date: August 6, 1950

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EP2998: It’s a Crime, Mr. Collins: The Bowl of Temple Fire Red

Greg is hired to find a missing priceless Chinese bowl from the Ming dynasty.

Original Air Date: March 11, 1957

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EP2997: Box 13: Shanghied

Dan receives a letter inviting him to a port and he’s knocked out, kidnapped, and made to spend days fishing at sea.

Original Air Date: November 21, 1947

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Audio Drama Review: Black Jack Justice Season Six Review

After five seasons and thirty-six episodes, Black Jack Justice had established  the main characters of Jack Justice (Christopher Mott) and Trixie Dixon, Girl Detective (Andrea Lyons). Season six features a fair share of experimental episodes.

“Cops and Robbers” is a story told mostly by the supporting cast, “The Sky’s the Limit” is a story of a Poker game where the players try to suss out what happened on a case where no one has all the facts. “Man’s Best Friend is told from the perspective of the office dog, King.

Of the three, I think “Sky’s the Limit” was probably the best. It’s definitely fun to hear the story pieced together and to be learning details as the characters are. The ending is a bit ambiguous but it’s still a lot of fun. The other two stories have their moments but don’t work as well. The side characters are not as interesting as Jack and Trixie so that limited my enjoyment of “Cops and Robbers.” As for, “Man’s Best Friend,” the dog narration part landed flat. The approach seemed to be, “I’m a dog who thinks he’s a detective.” I think it would have been funnier had he been thinking more like an actual dog.

I personally preferred the other three episodes which were more traditional Justice and Dixon mysteries. “The Albatross” was my favorite as Lieutenant Sabian (Gregg Taylor) hires them to look into the murder of a black girl in a tenement which his superiors want him to lay off of. The episode examines the idea that certain unresolved cases haunt detectives, whether official or otherwise.¬† It’s a well-done episode.

Overall, while I’m not crazy about all the experimental episodes in this season, I still enjoyed it pretty well.

Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0

You can download Black Justice Season Six from Decoder Ring Theatre.