The enormous success of the Sam Spade radio program spawned a series of comic strips, magazine articles and radio cross-overs, not to mention numerous radio programs attempting to become just as popular with their own hard-boiled detectives. Broadcast from 1946 to 1951, THE ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE ruled the airwaves, and fought both network censorship and the threat of Communism to remain on the air.
This book contains the following: A history of the radio program, A biography of Dashiell Hammett, Howard Duff and Lurene Tuttle, the origin of the fictional character and the origin of the radio program, info about the Sunday funnies comic strip based on the radio series, a complete episode guide for each and every episode of the radio program, including plot descriptions, trivia and inside-jokes, a reprint of "Babe Lincoln," a female detective that never came to be, and the Sam Spade connection, a reprint of "The Persian," an unused Sam Spade radio script, and much more!
In short, it's the hands-down one-stop source for all you want to know about the SAM SPADE radio program. Whether you are a casual listener of the series or a fan of old-time radio, this is the book you do not want to pass up.