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The Great Detectives Present Let George Do It

Adam Graham serves as your host, providing his idiosyncratic as he goes, as we go through the much underrated 1946-54 detective series starring a pre-Johnny Dollar Bob Bailey as Detective George Valentine a World War II vet, who along with his secretary and assistant Brooksie take on every case that's mailed to them.

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EP0328: Let George Do It: The Problem with Joe Martin

George is dispatched by a South American insurance to pay a $10,000 settlement to a man who doesn’t respond to the company’s request. When George Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

32mins

26 Jan 2011

Rank #1

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EP0333: Let George Do It: The Empress of Fishfalls

George, Lt. Riley, and Claire go on a fishing vacation, and end up fishing a murdered midget out of the water. In a town full of ex-circus Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

33mins

2 Feb 2011

Rank #2

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EP0538: Let George Do It: The Voice of the Giant

George is called in by the husband of a woman who blames her marriage for the death of her father because he died while she was getting ma Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

31mins

16 Nov 2011

Rank #3

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EP0368: Let George Do It: Rose Petal Staircase

George gets a strange letter from a man who says he’s mailed him before, when George didn’t get the letter. Driven by curiosit Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

36mins

23 Mar 2011

Rank #4

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EP0911: Let George Do It: The Ghost of Ireland Betty

George is hired by a woman to the stop the sale of a house by a woman who is protective of the house’s supposed ghost. Original Air Date: September 27, 1954 Take our listener survey̷ Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

41mins

3 Apr 2013

Rank #5

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EP0283: Let George Do It: Stranger than Fiction

George isn’t interested when a woman wants to hire him to find out if her husband based a steamy protagonist in his novel on a real Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

32mins

24 Nov 2010

Rank #6

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EP0503: Let George Do It: The Iron Cat

George is retained by a paranoid man who appears to have committed murder. Original Air Date: June 12, 1950 Become one of ou Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

34mins

28 Sep 2011

Rank #7

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EP0288: Let George Do It: A Matter of Doubt

George investigates the case of a boy who told his mother that he tended the wounds of an injured man, only to claim he later made the who Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

36mins

1 Dec 2010

Rank #8

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EP0553: Let George Do It: The High Price of a Penny

A retired attorney wants George to help save some friends from their gold-digging nephew. However, by the time George arrives, his friends Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

32mins

7 Dec 2011

Rank #9

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EP0718: Let George Do It: The Lady in Black

A publicity agent has helped a famous fraudulent psychic make a comeback.  However, she’s now afraid of h Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

32mins

25 Jul 2012

Rank #10

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EP0723: Let George Do It: Destination Danger

George is sent on a mysterious mission in Panama by an anonymous client and encounters an equally strange cast o Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

40mins

1 Aug 2012

Rank #11

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EP0278: Let George Do It: Come and Get Me

A little man hires George to prove him guilty of murder. Original Air Date: May 16, 1949 Try Audible and get a free audio book: http:// Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

33mins

17 Nov 2010

Rank #12

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EP0423: Let George Do It: Juniper Lane

Instead of a letter requesting his help, George receives a thank you note for wristlets by mistake. George figures out a mixup was made, a Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

34mins

8 Jun 2011

Rank #13

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EP0383: Let George Do It: Run Until Dead

A crime-busting crusader hires George to make contact with the father of a witness. George finds the witness has died, and that’s on Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

33mins

13 Apr 2011

Rank #14

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EP0378: Let George Do It: The Dark Chain

The mother of a mentally challenged  but extremely strong young man hires George, fearing that a convicted felon living nearby has stolen Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

34mins

6 Apr 2011

Rank #15

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EP0233: Let George Do It: Your Money or Your Life

George takes a case for free to put a loan shark out of business. Original Air Date: February 28, 1949 Sponsor: Hold your meetings online for just $49 a month [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

35mins

15 Sep 2010

Rank #16

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EP0909: Let George Do It: The Stand In

George is knocked out and awakens to find himself an Australian heir to a fortune. Original Air Date: November 17, 1952 Be Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

34mins

1 Apr 2013

Rank #17

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EP0268: Let George Do It: Out of Mind

George is called in when a brother fears his sister is falling for a mentalist. Things take an odd turn when the mentalist is poisoned and two bottles of poison are missing. Original Air Date Read... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

32mins

3 Nov 2010

Rank #18

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EP0728: Let George Do It: The Meddler

At the request of a concerned college student, George looks into strange goings on at the house of his mother’s employer, an aging womanizing actor. Orig Read more ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

36mins

8 Aug 2012

Rank #19

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EP0258: Let George Do It: The Elusive One Hundred Grand

George goes to Nevada to help an actor with gambling debts make enough ona deal to pay off the syndicate. But getting the one hundred grand is not as hard as holding onto it. Original Air Da Read... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

33mins

20 Oct 2010

Rank #20