Tag: kidnapping

AWR0066: Cavalcade of America: The Plot to Kidnap General Washington

The story of a tailor who served as a spy to George Washington and became privy to a fantastic plot.

Original Air Date: February 22, 1943

EP2728: Stand by for Crime: The Kidnapper’s New Shoes

Glenn Langan

The son of one of Chuck’s friends is kidnapped, and the kidnappers want him to deliver the ransom.

Original Air Date: 1952

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EP2624: Dragnet: The Big Odd

Jack Webb
Friday and Smith investigate a truck-jacking where the driver was kidnapped.

Original Air Date: December 1, 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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AWR0056: The Man Called X: The Girl Who Couldn’t Remember

Amazing World of Radio

The key to a fortune in stolen art, and the well-being of starving children in Europe lies with a young woman with amnesia who is kidnapped.

Original Air Date: August 15, 1948

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EP2566: Nick Carter: Kidnapped for Sale, Parts Three and Five

Lon Clark

Shots are fired but the shooter gets away as Nick closes in on the baby stealing ring.

Original Air Dates: April 19 and 21, 1944

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EP2560: Nick Carter: Kidnap for Sale, Parts One and Two

Lon Clark

A woman comes to Nick reporting that a man she left her baby with has stolen the baby. Nick recognized it as part of a baby-selling racket.

Original Air Dates: April 17 and 18, 1944

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