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Philo Vance
Played by radio veteran Jackson Beck, private detective Philo Vance always seemed to be solving cases for D.A. Markham (George Petrie). So when did he make his rent money? Based on the novels of S.S. Van Dine.

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Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Poetic Murder Case 8/24/48 5.38 00:23:29 Theater critics are being killed, with poems left on the bodies.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Midget Murder Case 9/7/48 7.56 00:26:54 One of my favorites. Mishegoss among the munchkins!

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Tree Trunk Murder 11/23/48 7.49 00:26:10 Careless place to leave a tree.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Star Studded Murder Case 12/7/48 6.78 00:29:34 Nothing to do with Hollywood. This one's about murder among the astronomers.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Murdock Murder Case 12/14/48 7.45 00:26:03 With Vance solving all his cases, you wonder why Markham gets paid to be D.A.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Vanilla Murder Case 12/21/48 8.29 00:29:00 A soda jerk gets in trouble with a loan shark, among others.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Green Girls Murder Case 4/12/49 6.29 00:27:27 It ain't easy being Green.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Cardinal Murder Case 4/19/49 6.26 00:27:20 Darned English cars, they screw up murders ever time.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Cypher Murder Case 4/26/49 6.02 00:26:16 Vance himself is the clue to solving this string of robberies.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Masters Murder Case 5/3/49 5.93 00:25:53 D.A. Markham is prosecuting Joe Cates for murder, but now he thinks he's innocent. He asks Philo Vance to find the real killer.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Meanest Man Murder Case 5/10/49 6.04 00:26:22 Was there anybody who DIDN'T want Walter Benton dead?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Red Duck Murder Case 5/31/49 5.99 00:26:10 Be kind to your web-footed friends, cause a duck may solve somebody's murder.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Mistletoe Murder Case 6/7/49 6.26 00:27:19 Nothing to do with Christmas, this case involves a deliberate hit and run on Mistletoe Road.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Combination Murder Case 6/14/49 6.01 00:26:15 This murder mystery turns on a sandwich. Bon apetit!

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Motor Murder Case 6/28/49 5.9 00:25:46 A race car is set to crash on the turn, and crash it does, killing the driver. But who did the setting?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Cheesecake Murder Case 7/26/49 5.97 00:26:03 A yen for cheesecake proves to be a killer's undoing.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Johnny A Murder Case 8/16/49 6.28 00:27:33 Johnny A bumps off another hood, but doesn't live long enough to enjoy it.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Blue Penny Murder Case 8/23/49 6.03 00:23:22 Murder and intrigue revolve around a pirated sheet-music scam. Who'da thunk?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Brotherly Murder Case 8/30/49 5.77 00:25:10 A man leaves his fortune to 2 sons he hasn't seen in 20 years, and both turn up to claim it. Which one is the impostor?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Little Murder Case 11/15/49 6.02 00:26:17 Mr. Little surprises a safecracker and gets killed for his trouble. But Who done it?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Chop Suey Murder Case 12/20/49 6.45 00:28:08 Killer thief hide jewels in very clever place, but not clever enough to fool Vance.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Left-Handed Murder Case 1/10/50 6.33 00:27:39 A gang boss wants to rat out his boys and quit while he's ahead. He doesn't get the chance.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Rooftop Murder Case 5/2/50 5.68 00:24:48 Philo Vance, that cheery guy, can find murder anyplace.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Whistling Murder Case 5/9/50 5.6 00:24:27 Just whistle a happy tune...

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Manicure Murder Case 5/16/50 12.2 00:26:43 A dying man insists on getting a manicure. Why?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Money Machine Murder Case 5/23/50 12 00:26:23 There's no con like an old con.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Whirlaround Murder Case 5/30/50 5.64 00:24:36 Murderous mishigoss on the midway.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Full Dress Murder Case 6/13/50 5.78 00:25:12 A down and outer is found murdered in full dress evening clothes.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Prize Ring Murder Case 6/20/50 5.62 00:24:30 Why would somebody murder a fighter\'s manager in the middle of a bout?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Argyle Murder Case 6/27/50 6 00:26:12 Fancy argyle socks and a new suit lead to the solution of a crime.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Muddy Murder Case 7/4/50 6 00:26:12 A pole-vaulting killer?

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