Twenty-seven more were written by Robert Terrall and published as paperback originals by Dell, still under the pseudonym Brett Halliday. This third and last series went off the air in July 1953.
"The Body Came Back, Part 3" (February 1964. John Samony's site just rocks the web. Not your typical comic book fare. ", "With your nerve, I'd hate to have a tooth pulled. I've always wondered what made Dell choose to go this route. Unfortunately, the site is currently inactive, although it's been archived. Surprisingly, perhaps, at least some of the comic stories were actually based on Brett Halliday novels, and not merely adaptations of T.V.
Once Phyllis was disposed of, Halliday introduced Lucy Hamilton, who served as Mike's secretary, romantic interest and occasional foil for most of the rest of the series. Check it out, ya lout! The television show proved popular enough to spin off a Dell comic book tie-in. 's murder leads Mike to stolen bank loot and a possible conspiracy to steal plans for a secret weapon. MICHAEL SHAYNE has had a long, successful, multi-media career. It was the tricky, twisty plots themselves that couldn't keep pace -- Shayne was plenty hard; a big, hulking redhead with a taste for fisticuffs and brandy (ice water on the side) and an eye for a quick buck; an angle player more than willing to play the cops and the crooks against each other -- particularly if he could stick it to Peter Painter, the Miami Beach police chief. It was resurrected on Mutual in July 1948, under the title of The New Adventures of Michael Shayne with Jeff Chandler in the lead, and ran for two years. "Murder from Beyond the Grave" (October 1982. NOTE: Aiming to cash in on the release of the box set containg four of the Lloyd Nolan flicks, in January 2007 Critics' Choice offered up Michael Shayne Detective, Vol. "Mayhem in the Magic City" (October 1980. "The Corpse That Walked Away" (March 1976. on October 21, 2010, Old Time Radio Programs, Detective Series, The New Adventures of Michael Shayne, There are no reviews yet. Reviews Reviewer: screen man - favorite favorite favorite - January 21, 2017 Subject: early episodes are great. TELEVISION.
"The Stalker of Biscayne Bay" (May '1981. Patricia Donahue played Lucy Hamilton, but was replaced by Margie Regan about halfway through the show's first (and only) season.Lieutenant Will Gentry of the Miami Police Department and Tim Rourke of the Miami Tribune were also regulars, as was Dick Hamilton, Lucy's kid brother, a character who was never in Halliday's novels. The full title of this one is "Mike Shayne Selects Ten Cases of 'Murder in Miami.'" The pages in between are reserved for alcoholic refreshment.
The first half-dozen or so Shayne novels are unlike anything else in the genre I've read, a cross between hard-boiled private eye, screwball comedy, and fair-play detection. Be the first one to, Advanced embedding details, examples, and help, Michael Shayne [1949-08-27] The Hate That Killed, Michael Shayne [XXXX-XX-XX] Corresponding Corpse, MichaelShayne1949-08-27TheHateThatKilled.ogg, MichaelShaynexxxx-xx-xxCorrespondingCorpse.ogg, Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014). A radio show featuring Mike debuted on Mutual as a West Coast regional in October 1944 with Wally Maher in the lead. For instance, the key plot point of switching pistol barrels to fool ballistics, the racetrack setting, and even the racehorse named Banjo Boy are all from Practice, not Dividend." Washburn said.
One of the most popular private detectives ever, red-haired Miami P.I. "Twas the Night Before Murder" (February 1970. "Of course, after that the Shayne novels do tend to become more standard private eye fare, but I think some of those early novels are very worth of rediscovery," L.J. Bibliography, film, television, comics, radio, it's all here. But Halliday had learned his lesson -- despite their lengthy courtship, he never married Shayne off again. Based on Frederick Nebel's 1933 novel which had previously been filmed under its original title by Fox in 1934. In October 1946 it went coast-to-coast, lasting until November 1947. MURDER IS MY BUSINESS: A MYSTERY DRAMA IN THREE ACTS (1958) Based on the 1945 novel by Brett Halliday Written by James Reach Suggested casting: 6 males, 5 females A surprisingly hard-boiled adaptation, complete with stabbings, shootings and plenty of rock'em sock'em action. "The Full Moon Means Murder" (October 1981. 12 stories by various writers, including Bruno Fisher, Harold Q. Masur, Frank Gruber, Brett Halliday, etc. Still, regardless of the source, this film proved popular enough to spawn six follow-ups, and even now is pretty entertaining. It was the title of a series of 12 films starring Lloyd Nolan, a radio series under a variety of names, between 1944 and 1953, and later in 1960-1961, a 32 episode NBC television series starring Richard Denning (1914–1998) in the title role. In fact, Halliday also gave up writing the Shayne novels in 1958 with Murder and the Wanton Bride, although of course it continued, being ghosted by such other writers as Robert Terrall, Ryerson Johnson and Dennis Lynds. I think L.J. "Death on Skull Mountain" (November 1983. ", Michael Shayne of Miami is certainly one of the best of the tough sleuths, and the stories about him are tops in the tough class... if you are not a Shayne fan already, these tasles will make you one -- provided that you like 'em swift and tough. And she can certainly claim to know her stuff, having written, or co-written (with her husband, fellow crime writer James M. Reasoner) thirty-seven Mike Shayne stories under the pseudonym of Brett Halliday for Michael Shayne Mystery Magazine (later to be known as Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine) which had been introduced in 1956 by Renown Publications. The PRC films were a definite step down in quality (and budget), but they did bring back Chief Will Gentry and Tim Rourke, as well as Phyllis Hamilton, a composite of sorts of Phyllis and Lucy. Web site by The Thrilling Detective Web Guy, Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine, "Call for Michael Shayne" (November 4, 1960), "This is It, Michael Shayne" (November 18, 1960), "The Poison Pen Club" (November 25, 1960), "Blood on Biscayne Bay" (December 2, 1960), "Murder Plays Charades" (December 9, 1960), "Murder and the Wanton Bride" (December 16, 1960), "Death Selects the Winner" (December 23, 1960), "Murder in Wonderland" (December 30, 1960), "Spotlight on a Corpse" (January 13, 1961), "Murder Round My Wrist" (January 20, 1961), "The Ancient Art of Murder" (February 24, 1961), "Murder at the Convention" (March 3, 1961), "The Trouble with Ernie" (April 21, 1961), Flagler Street: Home of Brett Halliday's Mike Shayne, Private Detective, "...almost as repellent as Dashiell Hammett", "Mike Shayne... get results, but his methods are, to say the least, questionable. On radio, where postwar audiences could never seem to get enough detective adventure, Michael Shayne first appeared in the guise of Wally Maher, an actor who had already made a name for himself playing character roles on a variety of Hollywood-based dramatic series. "); and the third issue featured Heads...You Lose, where Phyllis dies in childbirth. Looks like I'm not the only out there with a serious jones for the Man From Miami. Copyright 1998-2019, thrillingdetective.com. "The Body Came Back, Part 2" (January 1964. In 1940, Michael Shayne, Private Detective, the first of a what would turn out to be a long string of films, was released with Lloyd Nolan playing Shayne as a cocky, wise-cracking chucklehead. Jeff Chandler and Wally Maher were among the actors who starred as Shayne in a weekly radio series. MICHAEL SHAYNE (1960-61, NBC) 32 60-minute …
Turns out there was one more field to conquer, after all. Each issue featured a Mike Shayne story by "Brett Halliday," ranging from 7500 word short stories to 20,000 word novellas. He's also got the greatest collection of Mike Shayne cover art you've ever seen. Michael Shayne : From Old Time Radio: PLAYS. And if he had to fake evidence or cajole a witness, well... he could always count on Will Gentry, Miami Chief of Police, and Tim Rourke, ace reporter for the Miami Tribune, to help him smooth over the rough bits. Dresser went on to write fifty more Shayne novels (with occasional help from ghostwriters such as Ryerson Johnson). However, this "Brett Halliday" was not Davis Dresser, but a house name used by a variety of other writers, several of them quite accomplished detective writers themselves, including Dennis Lynds (aka Michael Collins, the most prolific, with 88 stories), Sam Merwin Jr. (the magazine's first editor), the previously mentioned Washburn and Reasoner, as well as Michael Avallone, Richard Deming, Robert Turner, Robert Arthur, Frank Belknap Long, , Edward Y. Breese, Peter Germano, and the writing teams of Bill Pronzini & Jeff Wallman and Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet ( Hal Charles). plus-circle Add Review. I like the …
"Three Strikes-You're Dead!" The comedic elements of the novels, such as they were, were definitely played up, with Shayne and Phyllis going at it in madcap screwball fashion, and Peter Painter was along for the ride, as well. The final Michael Shayne radio series was The Adventures of Michael Shayne which aired from 1952-53 over ABC. One, a DVD set containing two episodes from the TV show. Because of his omnipresence, more than one wag has ventured to call Mike the "Generic Private Eye" but that may be missing the point. episodes. The Everyman Detective might be more apt. Although mystery writer Brett Halliday got the credit for creating this detective and bringing him to radio, he never actually wrote any scripts -- although he was happy enough to pick up the royalty checks. And thanks for the "Gotcha!
""The Body Came Back, Part 1" (December 1963. Shayne's characterization in this book is a definite forerunner to such characters as Nameless and Matt Scudder. Old Time Radio, Detective Series, Michael Shayne. Dell made similar decisions with Ed McBain's 87th Precinct comics. "Death Takes a Pilgrimage" (November 1984, Dead Man's Diary and A Taste for Cognac (1945), Dead Man's Diary and Dinner at Dupree's (1950), "The Private Practice of Michael Shayne" (November 1961-January 1962, #1), "Bodies Are Where You Find Them" (February-April 1962, #2), "Heads...You Lose" (September-November 1962, #3). A solid B, in all senses of the word. And having the hero's wife die in childbirth? The first issue adapted The Private Practice of Michael Shayne; the second adapted Bodies Are Where You Find Them, wherein a woman ends up dead in Shayne's bed amid speculation on what she was doing there in the first place (They always claimed "Dell Comics are GOOD comics. However, Phyllis (née Brighton) was something of a limited character, so Dresser got her out of town (and off screen) in a couple of books, then bumped her off when he sold the movie rights to the series -- right about the time the series took a more hard-boiled turn. The radio version of Mike's exploits debuted as Michael Shayne, Private Detective in the fall of 1944 with the fine radio actor Wally Maher as Mike. Instead, novels by other crime writers were used, including Chandler, Frederick Nebel and Richard Burke; shoehorned into the Shayne mantle.