Boston Blackie, Volume 1

'Enemy to those who make him an enemy...Friend to those who have no friend!'

By Jack Boyle Read by Ensemble Cast Classics / Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers English, Unabridged 10h 0m Sell Sheet Also available on
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Part 1 of the Boston Blackie series.

							That's Boston Blackie, safecracker turned crime fighter and a long-running  favorite with fans of straight-ahead detective fiction in a wide range of  media. Beginning inauspiciously in a 1919 short story by author Jack Boyle,  Blackie progressed from the printed page into silent films, then into talkies  -- and finally, in the 1940s, into radio.  The first radio Blackie was Chester  Morris, who played the role in a long series of B movies during the 1940s.  Beginning in 1944 as a summer replacement series for 'Amos 'n' Andy', Morris brought a certain wrong-side-of-the-tracks charm to his portrayal and gave the  character a well-crafted introduction to the broadcast medium.  But the  longest-running radio Blackie was an odd casting choice: Broadway and sometime  soap opera actor Richard Kollmar, best known to radio fans along the Eastern  seaboard as the urbane Dick of WOR's 'Breakfast with Dorothy and Dick', a morning show which also featured his wife, newspaper columnist Dorothy  Kilgallen.