Golden-Age Detective Shows

 The Golden Age of Radio was filled with detective and police stories - stories about licensed (and unlicensed) "private eyes", insurance investigators, police detectives and amateur sleuths.

Here is a list of many old crime / detective shows, in which the crimefighter's name was included in the title.

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  • Abbott Mysteries
  • Adventures of Bill Lance, The
  • Adventures of Christopher Wells, The
  • Adventures of Christopher London, The
  • Adventures of Father Brown, The
  • Affairs of Anne Scotland, The
  • Affairs of Peter Salem, The
  • Alias Jimmy Valentine
  • Amazing Mr Smith, The
  • Avenger, The

  • Barrie Craig
  • Big Guy
  • Blackstone, The Magic Detective
  • Blue Beetle
  • Boston Blackie
  • Bulldog Drummond

  • Candy Matson
  • Case Book of Gregory Hood
  • Casey, Crime Photographer
  • Charlie Chan
  • Charlie Wild, Private Detective
  • Chick Carter, Boy Detective
  • Crime & Peter Chambers
  • Crime Files of Flamond
  • Danger With Granger
  • Danger, Dr Danfield
  • David Harding, Counterspy
  • Dick Tracy

  • Ellery Queen

  • Falcon, The
  • Fat Man, The
  • Frank Race

  • Green Hornet, The

  • Hannibal Cobb
  • Harry Lime (The Third Man)
  • Hearthstone of the Death Squad
  • Helen Holden, Govermental Girl
  • Hercule Poirot

  • Inspector Thorne of Homicide
  • It's A Crime, Mr. Collins

  • Jeff Regan, Investigator
  • Johnny Dollar
  • Johnny Fletcher
  • Johnny Madero, Pier 23
  • Johnny Nighthawk

  • Leonidas Witheral
  • Let George Do It

  • Maigret
  • Marcel
  • Mark Sabre of Homicide
  • Martin Kane. Private Detective
  • Matthew Slade, Private Eye
  • Michael Shayne, Private Detective
  • Mike Malloy, Private Eye
  • Mr. and Mrs. North
  • Mr. Chameleon
  • Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons
  • Mr. Malone
  • Mr. Moto

  • Nero Wolfe
  • Nick Carter, Master Detective

  • Pat Novak For Hire
  • Paul Temple
  • Perry Mason
  • Pete Kelly
  • Peter Chambers
  • Philip Marlowe
  • Philo Vance

  • Raffles
  • Rex Saunders
  • Richard Diamond
  • Rocky Fortune
  • Rocky Jordan
  • Roger Kilgore, Public Defender
  • Rogue's Gallery

  • Saint, The
  • Sam Spade
  • Sgt. Preston
  • Shadow, The
  • Sherlock Holmes

  • That Hammer Guy
  • Thin Man, The

  • Whisperer, The

The following table lists some other crime / detective shows, without the hero(ine)'s name in the title. (These are not necessarily detective shows, but were representative of the crime/police genre):

  • 21st Precinct

  • Are these our Children?

  • Big Story
  • Big Town
  • Bishop and The Gargoyle, The
  • Black Hood, The
  • Black Museum, The
  • Box 13
  • Broadway is my Beat

  • Call The Police
  • Calling All Cars
  • Calling All Detectives
  • Confession
  • Crime Club
  • Crime Doctor
  • Crime Does Not Pay
  • Crime Fighters
  • Deadline Mystery
  • Defense Attorney
  • Dragnet

  • Eno Crime Club

  • FBI in Peace and War
  • Federal Agent
  • Five Mysteries Program, The
  • For the Defense
  • Front Page, The

  • Gangbusters

  • Highway Patrol
  • Hollywood Mystery Time
  • Hot Copy

  • I Deal in Crime
  • I Love A Mystery
  • Indictment

  • Lineup, The
  • Mr. District Attorney
  • Murder by Experts

  • Nightbeat

  • Obsession
  • Official Detective

  • Police Blotter
  • Police HQ

  • Queen's Men

  • Squad Room

  • Tales of the Texas Rangers
  • This Is Your FBI
  • Treasury Agent
  • True Detective Mysteries

  • Under Arrest


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