Time to jump into some holiday detective stories! Are you prepared for some holiday whodunits?And we bet you can guess one of the stories on our list – yep, Black Jack Justice is here again. But first, an introduction to a new flatfoot in town! It’s time to hear a story from John Henry Holiday:
Christmas Crimes Detective.
The story is produced by Boojum Radio Theater, which began in the mountains of Western North Carolina, and is now making original comedy from Chicago, Illinois. “Christmas Crimes Detective” is Boojum Radio’s first full production, which they production group hopes to turn into an annual series. Things are already underway – not just with the release of Episode 1, but a backstage peek at the production process with recorded segments that will be available throughout the year and available at their website, boojumradiotheater.com. As for the story itself, the Christmas Crimes Detective sounds like CSI got a healthy dose of Christmas chaos. It’s fun, it’s gritty, and has a rough sense of humor that pokes fun at a lot of classic holiday stories and characters. John Henry Holiday is detective who works with the local precinct to keep things safe in his holiday town, where things are festive but not exactly jolly.
After that, what better way to round out a Christmas Noir show than with some Black Jack Justice? We’re playing an earlier episode from the series, courtesy of Decoder Ring Theatre – we thought for sure we had shared this holiday story with all of you, but we can’t find any record of it. So here it is now! A festive flatfoot tale of Jack Justice and Trixie Dixon in Episode 31: “Requiem for an Elf”. Enjoy these back-to-back stories!
NOTE: We did edit one phrase for radio broadcast in “John Henry Holiday” – listener discresion is advised.
And in case you forgot, our Scriptwriting Competition is back again! Have you checked it out yet? If you have a story you’re itching to tell and would love to hear it produced, send in your submission! The winning scripts of our competition are produced and aired on WCBE 90.5 FM Columbus, as part of our MAT Features collection. You can hear all of the past winners at our website, as well as find out more about our rules and guidelines for submissions. You have until February 3rd, so get your imaginations in gear!