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SOLVED: Other > (SOLVED) Murder Mystery Radio show (“They” + Crying Baby)

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message 1: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephec) | 12 comments This is not about a book but I’ve been searching for so long I wanted to give it a shot here.
When I was younger I found this tape - it wasn’t a home recording of a radio show it was an actual tape produced by a radio broadcast company I’m guessing or something like this. It was an old radio show recording complete with voice actors and sound effects like the sound of running, a baby crying and gun shots. It was obviously a murder mystery and the intro had this loud organ music.
The story was about a detective (I think he was a detective) and his right hand man; they went to the home of these three sisters one of whom was named Charity or Chastity or something like that but everyone called her cherry. I don’t remember the names of the other sisters but I think they were also virtue names like Faith or Grace… Anyway so these two men came to their home to solve a mystery – they were hearing a baby cry in the night and there had been a murder (at least I think there had been a murder before they got there but there was for sure one while they were there…). The youngest sister Cherry was kind of crazy she cried and fainted and kept talking about “they”. “They” were coming and “They” were angry and would kill again… no one know who “They” was.
In the end it turned out that it was cherry all along who had been doing these things even making the crying baby noises. She had been locked in her room as a child for hours and hours at a time and the mother goose characters on the wall paper in her room had taken on a life of their own. These characters where the “They” she had been talking about and in her head they were the ones committing the murders and crying in the night but it was actually Cherry (or Charity or Chastity or whatever) who had been doing it all along…


message 2: by Kris (new)

Kris | 34460 comments Mod
Sorry, no idea. I wonder if it's the same radio show that's briefly described here (without a title).
http://www.cbsrmt.info/macabre/archiv...


message 3: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephec) | 12 comments Kris wrote: "Sorry, no idea. I wonder if it's the same radio show that's briefly described here (without a title).
http://www.cbsrmt.info/macabre/archiv..."


Yes; the light did go out as described in this persons post! I will keep an eye out on other forums such as this one. Thanks for the link.


message 4: by Kris (new)

Kris | 34460 comments Mod
I think the radio play is called "The Thing that Cries in the Night" from "I Love a Mystery".

http://www.otrfan.com/otr/ilam/ttcin....
http://broadcastellan.blogspot.ca/200...


message 5: by Random (new)

Random (rand0m1s) | 102 comments There are a bunch of sites out there dedicated to those old time radio shows. They might have some information to help you find them. Many of them have downloads available.


http://www.radiolovers.com/pages/myst...
http://www.oldradioworld.com/
http://www.otr.net/


There was also a radio series based upon the Nero Wolfe books
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_sh...
Unlikely though since Nero Wolfe never leaves his rooms.

You might be able to go through the shows to see if any have the opening music you remember. If you can identify that, it might make it easier to find the specific episode.


message 6: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6967 comments Mod
Random said: There was also a radio series based upon the Nero Wolfe books
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_sh...
Unlikely though since Nero Wolfe never leaves his rooms.


That's not true Random. Nero Wolf actually left his rooms several times. Including once where he lost a great deal of weight and came back pretending to be a crook because someone had threatened Archie (his side-kick and general dogsbody.)


message 7: by Random (new)

Random (rand0m1s) | 102 comments Ann aka Iftcan wrote: "That's not true Random. Nero Wolf actually left his rooms several times. Including once where he lost a great deal of weight and came back pretending to be a crook because someone had threatened Archie (his side-kick and general dogsbody.) "

I have obviously not read far enough into the series then. :)


message 8: by Stephanie (last edited Aug 27, 2013 05:09PM) (new)

Stephanie (stephec) | 12 comments Kris wrote: "I think the radio play is called "The Thing that Cries in the Night" from "I Love a Mystery".

http://www.otrfan.com/otr/ilam/ttcin....
http://broadcastellan.blogspot.ca/200......"


That's it! "The Thing that Cries in the Night" from "I Love a Mystery"!!! Thank you so much Kris!! You made my day!


message 9: by Kris (new)

Kris | 34460 comments Mod
Hey, glad we could help. :) And thanks for asking your question. I never knew these great sites with audiofiles of old radio plays/shows existed! I'll
definitely be checking them out.


message 10: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (stephec) | 12 comments Kris wrote: "Hey, glad we could help. :) And thanks for asking your question. I never knew these great sites with audiofiles of old radio plays/shows existed! I'll
definitely be checking them out."


I was just thinking the same thing! I'm looking forward to listening to other radio productions soon! Thanks again!


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