Richard Diamond, Private Detective is an American detective which was the hero on a radio show developed by NBC. The highly successful character continued to solve crime cases on radio from 1949 to 1953, and on television from 1957 to 1960. Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend, Helen (Virginia Gregg). After Diamond made his way to Television, David Janssen played his role and portrayed him as a hard-boiled private detective in the film noir tradition.
This week’s episode of Mystery Tribune Outloud weekly podcasts features a story from Diamond which was originally aired on May 15, 1949. We hope you enjoy listening.