Official Detective

January 19, 1947 to March 7, 1957
518 episodes known to exist
Official Detective was a detective/crime radio show which ran from January 19, 1947 to March 7, 1957.
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# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
January 19, 1947 - April 6, 1947
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12
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2
June 24, 1947 - September 23, 1947
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15
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3
September 30, 1947 - July 13, 1948
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42
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4
July 20, 1948 - November 9, 1948
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16
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5
November 20, 1948 - June 4, 1949
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29
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6
June 7, 1949 - January 15, 1952
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136
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7
January 20, 1952 - June 29, 1952
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24
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8
July 8, 1952 - September 30, 1952
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13
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9
October 12, 1952 - December 28, 1952
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12
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10
January 8, 1953 - March 7, 1957
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219
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Official Detective
January 19, 1947 - April 6, 1947
12 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
January 19, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
January 26, 1947 
Convicted of Murder On Two Words 
 
15:00 

 
February 2, 1947 
One Second Too Late 
 
15:00 

 
February 9, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
February 16, 1947 
One Bullet Too Many 
 
15:00 

 
February 23, 1947 
One Hundred Grand in Hot Furs 
 
15:00 

 
March 2, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
March 9, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
March 16, 1947 
Home to Die 
 
15:00 

 
10 
March 23, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
11 
March 30, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
12 
April 6, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
Official Detective
June 24, 1947 - September 23, 1947
15 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
13 
June 24, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
14 
July 1, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
15 
July 1, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
16 
July 8, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
17 
July 15, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
18 
July 22, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
19 
July 29, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
20 
August 6, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
21 
August 13, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
22 
August 20, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
23 
August 27, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
24 
September 2, 1947 
In Fear -- For Life 
 
15:00 

 
25 
September 9, 1947 
Your Money Or Your City 
 
15:00 

 
26 
September 16, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
15:00 

 
27 
September 23, 1947 
Handcuffs For a Cure 
Final 15-Minute program 
15:00 

 
Official Detective
September 30, 1947 - July 13, 1948
42 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
28 
September 30, 1947 
Blackmail Double Cross 
Ed Begley Change to 30 minute format from this point on 
30:00 

 
29 
October 7, 1947 
Step-Daughter's Adventure 
 
30:00 

 
30 
October 14, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
31 
October 21, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
32 
October 28, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
33 
November 4, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
34 
November 11, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
35 
November 18, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
36 
November 25, 1947 
Hot Furs 
 
30:00 

 
37 
December 2, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
38 
December 9, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
39 
December 16, 1947 
Murder and Intrigue in Entertainment World 
 
30:00 

 
40 
December 23, 1947 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
41 
December 30, 1947 
Counterfeiters 
 
30:00 

 
42 
January 6, 1948 
Pinball Machine Racket 
 
30:00 

 
43 
January 13, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
44 
January 20, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
45 
January 27, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
46 
February 3, 1948 
Escape From Death 
 
30:00 

 
47 
February 10, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
48 
February 17, 1948 
Murder in the Air 
 
30:00 

 
49 
February 24, 1948 
Murder Is a Ten Cent Toll 
 
30:00 

 
50 
March 2, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
51 
March 9, 1948 
The Last Installment 
 
30:00 

 
52 
March 16, 1948 
Death Plays Tag 
 
30:00 

 
53 
March 23, 1948 
Blaze of Death 
 
30:00 

 
54 
March 30, 1948 
Now I Lay Me down to Die 
 
30:00 

 
55 
April 6, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
56 
April 13, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
57 
April 20, 1948 
Legacy of Lead 
 
30:00 

 
58 
April 27, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
59 
May 4, 1948 
Lonely Lodger 
 
30:00 

 
60 
May 11, 1948 
Morning Star Murder 
 
30:00 

 
61 
May 18, 1948 
Payment in Lead 
 
30:00 

 
62 
May 25, 1948 
Straight Place and Murder 
 
30:00 

 
63 
June 1, 1948 
Bank Job 
 
30:00 

 
64 
June 8, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
65 
June 15, 1948 
Murder Is the Main Event 
 
30:00 

 
66 
June 22, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
67 
June 29, 1948 
The Case of the Eccentric Home Owner 
 
30:00 

 
68 
July 6, 1948 
Murder by Mistake 
 
30:00 

 
69 
July 13, 1948 
Murder Is a Private Affair 
 
30:00 

 
Official Detective
July 20, 1948 - November 9, 1948
16 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
70 
July 20, 1948 
Dig the Grave Deep 
 
30:00 

 
71 
July 27, 1948 
Marked For Murder 
 
30:00 

 
72 
August 3, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
73 
August 10, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
74 
August 17, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
75 
August 24, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
76 
August 31, 1948 
Perfect Alibi 
 
30:00 

 
77 
September 7, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
78 
September 14, 1948 
Drop the Handkerchief 
 
30:00 

 
79 
September 21, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
80 
September 28, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
81 
October 5, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
82 
October 12, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
83 
October 19, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
84 
October 26, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
85 
November 9, 1948 
Harmony Homicide 
Program of 11-2-48 Preempted for Election Returns 
30:00 

 
Official Detective
November 20, 1948 - June 4, 1949
29 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
86 
November 20, 1948 
Sealed Verdict 
 
30:00 

 
87 
November 27, 1948 
Payroll Robbery 
 
30:00 

 
88 
December 4, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
89 
December 11, 1948 
Timetable For Murder 
 
30:00 

 
90 
December 18, 1948 
Guinea Pig Murder 
 
30:00 

 
91 
December 25, 1948 
Christmas Present 
 
30:00 

 
92 
January 1, 1949 
Welcome Home to Murder 
 
30:00 

 
93 
January 8, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
94 
January 15, 1949 
An Eye For an Eye 
 
30:00 

 
95 
January 22, 1949 
Death in Diamonds 
 
30:00 

 
96 
January 29, 1949 
Wedding Present 
 
30:00 

 
97 
February 5, 1949 
Police Sergeant's Estranged Wife 
 
30:00 

 
98 
February 12, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
99 
February 19, 1949 
Blue Murder 
 
30:00 

 
100 
February 26, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
101 
March 5, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
102 
March 12, 1949 
Triangle of Death 
 
30:00 

 
103 
March 19, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
104 
March 26, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
105 
April 2, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
106 
April 9, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
107 
April 16, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
108 
April 23, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
109 
April 30, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
110 
May 7, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
111 
May 14, 1949 
Hogan Murder Case 
 
24:40 

 
112 
May 21, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
113 
May 28, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
114 
June 4, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
Official Detective
June 7, 1949 - January 15, 1952
136 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
115 
June 7, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
116 
June 14, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
117 
June 21, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
118 
June 28, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
119 
July 5, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
120 
July 12, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
121 
July 19, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
122 
July 26, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
123 
August 2, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
124 
August 9, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
125 
August 16, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
126 
August 23, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
127 
August 30, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
128 
September 6, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
129 
September 13, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
130 
September 20, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
131 
September 27, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
132 
October 4, 1949 
Stolen Radios 
 
30:00 

 
133 
October 11, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
134 
October 18, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
135 
October 25, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
136 
November 1, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
137 
November 8, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
138 
November 15, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
139 
November 22, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
140 
November 29, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
141 
December 6, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
142 
December 13, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
143 
December 20, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
144 
December 27, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
145 
January 3, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
146 
January 10, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
147 
January 17, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
148 
January 24, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
149 
January 31, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
150 
February 7, 1950 
No Deal Killers 
 
30:00 

 
151 
February 14, 1950 
The Squealer 
 
24:40 

 
152 
February 21, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
153 
February 28, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
154 
March 7, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
155 
March 14, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
156 
March 21, 1950 
A Telephone Call to the Chair 
 
30:00 

 
157 
March 28, 1950 
Death On the Waterfront 
 
30:00 

 
158 
April 4, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
159 
April 11, 1950 
The Buried Loot 
 
30:00 

 
160 
April 18, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
161 
April 25, 1950 
Hidden in Quack Medicine 
 
30:00 

 
162 
May 2, 1950 
Murder of an Angel 
 
30:00 

 
163 
May 9, 1950 
The Case of the High Jack Murders 
 
30:00 

 
164 
May 16, 1950 
The Model Murder 
 
30:00 

 
165 
May 23, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
166 
May 30, 1950 
Juvenile Delinquency 
 
30:00 

 
167 
June 6, 1950 
Three Strike Alibi 
 
30:00 

 
168 
June 13, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
169 
June 20, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
170 
June 27, 1950 
Monk's Murder 
 
24:45 

 
171 
July 4, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
172 
July 11, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
173 
July 18, 1950 
Mixing Love and Murder 
 
30:00 

 
174 
July 25, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
175 
August 1, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
176 
August 8, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
177 
August 15, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
178 
August 22, 1950 
When a Lady Turns to Crime 
 
30:00 

 
179 
August 29, 1950 
The Kidnap Clue of Tugboat Scuffy 
 
30:00 

 
180 
September 5, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
181 
September 12, 1950 
Pineapple Lunch 
 
30:00 

 
182 
September 19, 1950 
The Insurance Racket Exposition 
 
30:00 

 
183 
September 26, 1950 
Cry Wolf 
 
30:00 

 
184 
October 3, 1950 
Tugboat Scuffy 
 
30:00 

 
185 
October 10, 1950 
Suicide by Proxy 
 
30:00 

 
186 
October 17, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
187 
October 24, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
188 
October 31, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
189 
November 7, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
190 
November 14, 1950 
The Case of the Black Market Baby 
 
30:00 

 
191 
November 21, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
192 
November 28, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
193 
December 5, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
194 
December 12, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
195 
December 19, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
196 
December 26, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
197 
January 2, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
198 
January 9, 1951 
Dance to Death 
 
30:00 

 
199 
January 16, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
200 
January 23, 1951 
Double Entry 
 
30:00 

 
201 
January 30, 1951 
Picture-Murder 
 
30:00 

 
202 
February 6, 1951 
Sucker Shop 
 
30:00 

 
203 
February 13, 1951 
Valentine Special 
 
30:00 

 
204 
February 20, 1951 
Appointment with Death 
 
30:00 

 
205 
February 27, 1951 
The Left Hand of Tony Toy 
 
30:00 

 
206 
March 6, 1951 
The Double Always Dies 
 
30:00 

 
207 
March 20, 1951 
Lilies For Engle 
 
30:00 

 
208 
March 27, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
209 
April 3, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
210 
April 10, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
211 
April 17, 1951 
Three Way Frame 
 
30:00 

 
212 
April 24, 1951 
X' Equals Murder 
 
30:00 

 
213 
May 1, 1951 
Pretty Girl's Alibi 
 
30:00 

 
214 
May 8, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
215 
May 15, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
216 
May 22, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
217 
May 29, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
218 
June 5, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
219 
June 12, 1951 
The Corpse On the Roof 
 
30:00 

 
220 
June 19, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
221 
June 26, 1951 
The Man with the Red Badge 
 
30:00 

 
222 
July 3, 1951 
Death From down Under 
 
30:00 

 
223 
July 10, 1951 
The Hand of St John 
 
30:00 

 
224 
July 17, 1951 
The Corpse in the Yellow Car 
 
30:00 

 
225 
July 24, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
226 
July 31, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
227 
August 7, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
228 
August 14, 1951 
A Cellar Full of Beetles 
 
30:00 
229 
August 21, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
230 
August 28, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
231 
September 4, 1951 
Murder by Poison 
 
30:00 

 
232 
September 11, 1951 
Carnival Story 
 
30:00 

 
233 
September 18, 1951 
The Case of the Antique Earring 
 
30:00 

 
234 
September 25, 1951 
The Case of the Barge Basin Murder 
 
30:00 

 
235 
October 2, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
236 
October 9, 1951 
Con Game 
 
30:00 

 
237 
October 16, 1951 
Murder Me, Please 
 
30:00 

 
238 
October 23, 1951 
Sorry, Wrong Number 
 
30:00 

 
239 
October 30, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
240 
November 6, 1951 
Western Style 
 
30:00 

 
241 
November 13, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
242 
November 20, 1951 
No Golf Today 
 
30:00 

 
243 
November 27, 1951 
Aunt Lucy Is Missing 
 
30:00 

 
244 
December 4, 1951 
Death Is a Burglar 
 
30:00 

 
245 
December 11, 1951 
The Corpse That Walked 
 
30:00 

 
246 
December 18, 1951 
Footprints to Murder 
 
30:00 

 
247 
December 25, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
248 
January 1, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
249 
January 8, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
250 
January 15, 1952 
Sammy, the Sneezer 
 
30:00 

 
Official Detective
January 20, 1952 - June 29, 1952
24 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
251 
January 20, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
252 
January 27, 1952 
The Case of the Frequent Funerals 
 
30:00 

 
253 
February 3, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
254 
February 10, 1952 
The Man Who Was Murdered Twice 
 
30:00 

 
255 
February 17, 1952 
Benny the Booster 
 
30:00 

 
256 
February 24, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
257 
March 2, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
258 
March 9, 1952 
Two Quarts of Kerosene 
 
30:00 

 
259 
March 16, 1952 
The Girl Who Wouldn't Talk 
 
30:00 

 
260 
March 23, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
261 
March 30, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
262 
April 6, 1952 
Five Sticks of Dynamite 
 
30:00 

 
263 
April 13, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
264 
April 20, 1952 
Safe-Cracking Gang 
 
30:00 

 
265 
April 27, 1952 
Hit-And-Run Kills Soldier 
 
30:00 

 
266 
May 4, 1952 
The Horseburger Murder 
 
30:00 

 
267 
May 11, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
268 
May 18, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
269 
May 25, 1952 
Billy Brooks Case 
 
30:00 

 
270 
June 1, 1952 
Nine-Man Gang 
 
30:00 

 
271 
June 8, 1952 
Tampa Safe Cracking Gang 
 
30:00 

 
272 
June 15, 1952 
The Girl in the Water 
 
30:00 

 
273 
June 22, 1952 
The Man Who Ran For President 
 
30:00 

 
274 
June 29, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00