Think you’d make a pretty good detective? Listen closely and think fast and you might, in fact, be able to name the killer before Philo Vance. His creator, S. S. Van Dine, once listed “Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories.” The first two rules:
1. The reader must have equal opportunity with the detective for solving the mystery. All clues must be plainly stated and described.
2. No willful tricks or deceptions may be placed on the reader other than those played legitimately by the criminal on the detective himself.
In short, crime fiction is a game where you’ve got to play fair. Which is why his “Philo Vance” series continues to please: all the clues are visible to you as well as to Vance, and there’s a pretty good chance—if you don’t get distracted—that you’ll figure out who-done-it before the culprit is nabbed.
Test you wits for days with this criminally entertaining collection.
Features • Complete, locally stored episodes—no wireless connection needed to play • Sleek and simple episode list and playback controls • Full-width progress/seek bar to quickly jump to any spot • Background audio support, for switching between apps • 88 episodes, with running times from 23:30 to 29:22
As with nearly all the classic radio shows, these recordings are considered orphan works: copyrights have lapsed and assorted versions of mixed quality can be found in old-time radio collections.
February 6, 2014
10 - 50
4.0 and up
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