Michael Shayne
Created By Brett Halliday (pseudonym of Davis Dresser, who also wrote as Asa Baker, Mathew Blood, Kathryn Culver, Don Davis, Hal Debrett, Anthony Scott, Anderson Wayne; 1904-1977)

One of the most popular private detectives ever, red-haired Miami P.I. MICHAEL SHAYNE has had a long, successful, multi-media career. Shayne was created and first appeared in the 1939 novel, Dividend on Death, by Davis Dresser, published under the pseudonym Brett Halliday. Dresser wrote fifty Shayne novels (with a little help from ghostwriters such as Ryerson Johnson) and twenty-seven more were written by Robert Terrall and published as paperback originals by Dell, still under the pseudonym Brett Halliday. So that's 77 novels, over 300 short stories, a dozen films, radio and television shows and even a few comic book appearances.

Because of his omnipresence, more than one wag has ventured to call Mike the "Generic Private Eye" but that may be missing the point. The Everyman Detective might be more apt.

According to author L.J. Washburn, "Shayne may have ended up that way, but he certainly didn't start out like that. 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. The screwball angle comes from Phyllis Shayne, Mike Shayne's beautiful young wife, and their relationship is much like what would have happened if Sam Spade had married Pam North (for those of you who remember Pam and Jerry North). The books are very well plotted, and Shayne even gathers the suspects in the end to explain the crime and name the murderer, just like Nero Wolfe or Ellery Queen. However, Phyllis was something of a limited character, so Dresser got her out of town (and off screen) in a couple of books, then killed her off when he sold the movie rights to the series. However, that led to maybe the best book in the series, Blood on the Black Market, in which all the comedy angles disappear and Shayne has to deal with Phyllis's death. Shayne's characterization in this book is a definite forerunner to such characters as Nameless and Matt Scudder.

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." Washburn 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. It continued for almost three decades as one of the few digests to offer detective fiction of a noticeably harder type than was generally available. Each issue featured a Mike Shayne story by Brett Halliday, ranging from 7500 word short stories to 20,000 word novellas.

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), Michael Avallone, Richard Deming, Robert Turner, Robert Arthur, Frank Belknap Long, Bill Pronzini and Jeff Wallman, Edward Y. Breese, Peter Germano, Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet, Hal Charles and James Reasoner.

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. One of the ingredients of the formula Halliday had concocted in 1939, and to which he had faithfully adhered during his tenure as Shayne's writer, was a certain timeless quality. This fact allowed Shayne's other writers to bring him well into the 1980s.

But no matter who was doing the writing, Michael Shayne proved to be a popular character, not only in print, but in film, radio and even television. In 1940, the first of a long string of films made its debut and set the pattern for a dozen or so more.

A radio show featuring Mike debuted on Mutual as a West Coast regional in October 1944 with Wally Maher in the lead. Although mystery writer Brett Halliday got the credit for creating this detective and bringing him to radio, he never wrote any scripts but was happy enough to pick up the royalty checks. There were three separate versions of this show over the years.

In October 1946 it went coast-to-coast, lasting until November 1947. It was resurrected on Mutual in July 1948, under the title of "New Adventures of Michael Shayne" with Jeff Chandler in the lead, and it ran for two years. The last version began in October 1952 on ABC, first with Donald Curtis playing Shayne, and later with Robert Sterling. This third and last series went off the air in July 1953.

In all versions, Shayne was "that reckless, red-headed Irishman" Halliday originally described, who used brain and brawn equally, though the writers tended to have Mike take the physical approach to solving most problems. Easier to write, I guess. His assistant, a lovely blonde named Phyl Knight, was not prominent in most of the episodes. About 30 programs (most starring Chandler) are in trading currency today.

And in 1960, Michael Shayne moved onto television, with Richard Denning playing Shayne.

The television show was popular enough that a Dell comic book soon followed, a tie-in with the show, although the comics were actually based on Brett Halliday novels, not mere adaptations of T.V. episodes. 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."); and the third issue featured Heads...You Lose, where Phyllis dies in childbirth. I've always wondered what made Dell choose to go this route. Those early Halliday novels contained material that wasn't normally found in "good" comics -- drugs abounded, adultery was rampant, and the shortages in America during World War II were noted. Dell made similar decisions with Ed McBain's 87th Precinct comics.

NOVELS

  • Dividend on Death (1939)
  • The Private Practice of Michael Shayne (1940)
  • The Uncomplaining Corpses (1940)
  • Tickets for Death (1941)
  • Bodies are Where You Find Them (1941)
  • The Corpse Came Calling (1942)
  • Murder Wears a Mummer's Mask (1943; aka "In a Deadly Vein")
  • Blood on the Black Market (1943; aka "Heads You Lose")
  • Michael Shayne's Long Chance (1944)
  • Murder and the Married Virgin (1944)
  • Murder is My Business (1945).. Buy this book... Nook it!
  • Marked for Murder (1945)
  • Blood on Biscayne Bay (1946)
  • Counterfeit Wife (1947)
  • Blood on the Stars (1948)
  • A Taste for Violence (1949)
  • Call for Michael Shayne (1949)
  • This is It, Michael Shayne (1950)
  • Framed in Blood (1951)
  • What Really Happened (1952)
  • When Dorinda Dances (1951)
  • One Night with Nora (1953)
  • She Woke to Darkness (1954)
  • Death Has Three Lives (1955)
  • Stranger in Town (1955)
  • The Blonde Cried Murder (1956)
  • Weep for a Blonde (1957)
  • Shoot the Works (1957)
  • Murder and the Wanton Bride (1958)
  • Fit to Kill (1958)
  • Date with a Dead Man (1959)
  • Target: Michael Shayne (1959)
  • Die Like a Dog (1959)
  • Murder Takes No Holiday (1960)
  • Dolls are Deadly (1960)
  • The Homicidal Virgin (1960)
  • Killers from the Keys (1961)
  • Murder in Haste (1961)
  • The Careless Corpse (1961)
  • Pay-Off in Blood (1962)
  • Murder by Proxy (1962)
  • Never Kill a Client (1962)
  • Too Friendly, Too Dead (1962)
  • The Corpse that Never Was (1963)
  • The Body Came Back (1963)
  • A Redhead for Michael Shayne (1964)
  • Shoot to Kill (1964)
  • Michael Shayne's 50th Case (1964)
  • The Violent World of Michael Shayne (1965)
  • Nice Fillies Finish Last (1965)
  • Murder Spins the Wheel (1966)
  • Armed...Dangerous... (1966)
  • Mermaid on the Rocks (1967)
  • Guilty as Hell (1967)
  • So Lush, So Deadly (1968)
  • Violence is Golden (1968)
  • Lady, Be Bad (1969)
  • Six Seconds to Kill (1970)
  • Fourth Down to Death (1970)
  • Count Backwards to Zero (1971)
  • I Come to Kill You (1971)
  • Caught Dead (1972)
  • Kill All the Young Girls (1973)
  • Blue Murder (1973)
  • Last Seen Hitchhiking (1974)
  • At the Point of a .38 (1974)
  • Million Dollar Handle (1976)
  • Win Some, Lose Some (1976)

COLLECTIONS

  • Dead Man's Diary and Dinner at Dupree's (1945)
  • Michael Shayne's Triple Mystery (1948)
  • Murder in Miami (1959)
    The first of several collections credited to "Mike Shayne." The full title of this one is "Mike Shayne Selects Ten Cases of 'Murder in Miami.'" Includes ten stories dated from 1935 to 1956. The Shayne story, "Death Goes to the Post," dates from 1943.
  • Mike Shayne's Torrid Twelve (1961)
    Paperback anthology of stories that originally appeared in MSMM, "selected" by Michael Sayne, including one Shayne tale.
  • Dangerous Dames (1955, "selected" by Michael Shayne)...Buy this book
    12 stories by various writers, including Bruno Fisher, Harold Q. Masur, Frank Gruber, Brett Halliday, etc.

SHORT STORIES
All published as by Brett Halliday

  • "Death Goes to the Post" (1943; also 1959, Murder in Miami)
  • "Bring Back a Corpse" (September, 1956, MSMM-first issue!)
  • "Not-Tonight-Danger (unknown; also 1992, The Armchair Detective)
  • "Weep for a Blonde, Part 1"(February 1957, MSMM)
  • "Weep for a Blonde, Part 2"(April 1957, MSMM)
  • "Weep for a Blonde, Part 3"(June 1957, MSMM)
  • "Death Dives Deep" (January 1959, MSMM; by Robert Arthur; also 1961, Mike Shayne's Torrid Twelve)
  • "Target: Mike Shayne" (April 1959, MSMM; later expanded into novel of same name)
  • "Bullet for a Blonde" (March 1960, MSMM)
  • "Odds on Murder" (April 1960, MSMM)
  • "A Case for Michael Shayne" (May 1960, MSMM)
  • "The Debt of Death" (June 1960, MSMM)
  • "Murder on Jungle Key" (July 1960, MSMM)
  • "Blood of an Orange" (August 1960, MSMM)
  • "The Homicidal Virgin" (October 1960, MSMM; later expanded into novel of same name)
  • "The Friendly Corpse" (September 1962, MSMM; by Dennis Lynds; expanded into subsequent Shayne novel Too Friendly, Too Dead)
  • "The Guilty Bystander" (October 1962, MSMM)
  • "The Girl Cried Murder" (November 1962, MSMM)
  • "The Fourth Man" (February 1963, MSMM)
  • "Gallows Highway" (March 1963, MSMM)
  • "Death of a Dead Man" (June 1963, MSMM; by Dennis Lynds; also 1964, Mink is for a Minx)
  • ""The Body Came Back, Part 1" (December 1963, MSMM)
  • "The Body Came Back, Part 2" (January 1964, MSMM)
  • "The Milk Run Murder" (February 1964, MSMM)
  • "The Body Came Back, Part 3" (February 1964, MSMM)
  • "Drink Up--And Die!" (March 1964, MSMM)
  • "String of Pearls" (May 1965, MSMM)
  • "Inside Job" (June 1965, MSMM)
  • A Wild Young Corpse" (January 1970, MSMM)
  • "Twas the Night Before Murder" (February 1970, MSMM)
  • "Shadow of Fear" (January 1972, MSMM)
  • "Sweet Dreams--Of Death" (February 1972, MSMM)
  • "Danger--Michael Shayne at Work"(April 1972, MSMM; by Bill Pronzini and Jeff Wallman; their only Shayne story for MSMM)
  • "Kill Mike Shayne" (1972, MSMM Annual)
  • "The Harmless Killer" (February 1973, MSMM)
  • "Murder at Dondo Beach" (March 1973, MSMM)
  • "Short Cut to Murder" (September 1973, MSMM)
  • "Blue Murder" (October 1973, MSMM)
  • "A Perfect Woman to Murder" (May 1974, MSMM)
  • "Who Killed Baby Sister" (June 1974, MSMM)
  • "Death Rides The Black Market" (July 1974, MSMM)
  • "The Murder of a Ghost" (August 1974, MSMM)
  • "The Corpse That Walked Away" (March 1976, MSMM)
  • "Crime Without Punishment" (April 1976, MSMM)
  • "A Pattern for Terror" (April 1978, MSMM)
  • "Night of the White Hunter" (May 1978, MSMM)
  • "Diamonds Are Deadly" (January 1980, MSMM)
  • "Murder by the Bay" (February 1980, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Payoff in Blood" (March 1980, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "The Golden Buddha Caper" (April 1980, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "The Bedlam File" (May 1980, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Murder in Paradise" (June 1980, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Encore for Death" (July 1980, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "The Viper Conspiracy" (August 1980, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Yesterday's Angel" (September 1980, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner & L. J. Washburn)
  • "Mayhem in the Magic City" (October 1980, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner & L. J. Washburn)
  • "Killer's Eve" (November 1980, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "All the Faces of Fear" (December 1980, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner & L. J. Washburn)
  • "Black Lotus" (January 1981, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Odds on Death" (February 1981, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Three Strikes-You're Dead!" (March 1981, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "The Stalker of Biscayne Bay" (May '1981, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner & L. J. Washburn)
  • "Byline for Murder" (June 1981, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Death from the Sky" (July 1981, MSMM)
  • "Killer's Cruise" (September 1981, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "The Full Moon Means Murder" (October 1981, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "A Cry in the Night" (November 1981, MSMM; by L. J. Washburn)
  • "Death in the Dailies" (December 1981, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Beautiful But Dead" (January 1982, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Doomsday Island" (February 1982, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Havoc in High Places" (March 1982, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Deadly Queen" (April 1982, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "The Medici Casket" (May 1982, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "The Assassination of Michael Shayne" (June 1982, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Book of the Dead" (July 1982, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Deadly Visitor" (August 1982, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Death in Texas" (September 1982, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Murder from Beyond the Grave" (October 1982, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Terror Resort" (November 1982, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "The Black Death" (December 1982, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "The Return of the Beach Butcher" (January 1983, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "A Dirty Business" (February 1983, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Search and Destroy" (March 1983, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Shadow of Death" (April 1983, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "The Hunting of Mike Shayne" (May1983, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Murder in Paradise" (June 1983, MSMM)
  • "Deadly Memories" (July 1983, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Graven Image" (August 1983, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Hellhole" (September 1983, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Death Stalks the Campus" (October 1983, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Death on Skull Mountain" (November 1983, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Silent Death" (December 1983, MSMM)
  • "Dead Ringer" (January 1984, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Sandcastles" (February 1984, MSMM)
  • "All in a Day's Work" (March 1984, MSMM; with "Mike Shayne"; by Tim Rourke)
  • "Yesterday's Hero" (May 1984, MSMM)
  • "Day of Revenge" (April 1984, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Devil Dust and Death" (June 1984, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Sharks" (July 1984, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Shadows of the Past" (August 1984, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Key of Death" (September 1984, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Killing Time" (October 1984, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Death Takes a Pilgrimage" (November 1984, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Fishing for Murder" (December 1984, MSMM; by James M. Reasoner)
  • "Death Tops the Charts" (January 1985, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "The Quick and the Dead" (February 1985, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Deadly Visions" (March 1985, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Thy Will Be Done" (May 1985, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "The Sting of Death" (June 1985, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "A Night in Hell" (July 1985, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)
  • "Wilde Weekend" (August 1985, MSMM; by Hal Blythe & Charles Sweet)

FILMS

  • MICHAEL SHAYNE, PRIVATE DETECTIVE... Buy this DVD
    (1940, 20th Century Fox)
    77 minutes
    Based on by
    The Private Practice of Michael Shatne by Brett Halliday
    Screenplay: Stanley Rauh and Manning O'Connor
    Directed by Eugene Forde
    Starring Lloyd Nolan as MICHAEL SHAYNE
    Also starring Marjorie Weaver, Joan Valerie, Walter Abel, Elizabeth Patterson, Donald MacBride
    Adam Lounsbery writes: I know that a lot of secondary material (and even experts in interviews) contradict me, but I read the first two Michael Shayne mysteries recently and realized that this movie's plot was clearly taken from the novel The Private Practice of Michael Shayne, and not from Dividend on Death, which is generally credited at the source. 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.

  • SLEEPER'S WEST... Buy this DVD
    (1941, 20th Century Fox)
    Based on characters created by Brett Halliday and
    Sleeper's East by Frederick Nebel
    Starring Lloyd Nolan as MICHAEL SHAYNE
    Also starring Mary Beth Hughes

  • DRESSED TO KILL... Buy this DVD
    (1941, 20th Century Fox)
    Based on characters created by Brett Halliday and
    Death Takes No Bows by Richard Burke
    Screenplay by Stanley Rauh, Manning O'Connor
    Directed by Eugene Forde
    Starring Lloyd Nolan as MICHAEL SHAYNE
    Also starring William Demarest, Mary Beth Hughes

  • BLUE, WHITE AND PERFECT... Buy this DVD
    (1941, 20th Century Fox)
    Based on characters created by Brett Halliday and an old pulp novel by Borden Chase
    Screenplay by Samuel G. Engel
    Directed by Herbert I. Leeds
    Starring Lloyd Nolan as MICHAEL SHAYNE
    Also starring Mary Beth Hughes

  • THE MAN WHO WOULDN'T DIE... Buy this DVD
    (1942, 20th Century Fox)
    65 minutes
    Based on characters created by Brett Halliday and
    No Coffin for the Corpse by Clayton Rawson
    Directed by Herbert I. Leeds
    Starring Lloyd Nolan as MICHAEL SHAYNE
    Also starring Marjorie Weaver, Helene Reynolds, Henry Wilcoxon

  • JUST OFF BROADWAY
    (1942, 20th Century Fox)
    66 minutes
    Based on characters created by Brett Halliday
    Directed by Herbert I. Leeds
    Starring Lloyd Nolan as MICHAEL SHAYNE
    Also starring Marjorie Weavers, Phil Silvers, Janis Carter

  • TIME TO KILL
    (1942, 20th Century Fox)
    61 minutes
    Based on characters created by Brett Halliday and
    The High Window by Raymond Chandler
    Screenplay by Clarence Upsom Young
    Directed by Herbert I. Leeds
    Produced by Sol M. Wurtzel
    Starring Lloyd Nolan as MICHAEL SHAYNE
    Also starring Heather Angel, Doris Merrick, Ralph Byrd, Richard Lane, Sheila Bromley, Morris Ankrum

  • MURDER IS MY BUSINESS
    (1946, PRC)
    64 minutes
    Based on characters created by Brett Halliday
    Directed by Sam Newfield
    Starring Hugh Beaumont as MICHAEL SHAYNE
    Also starring
    Lyle Talbot, Pierre Watkin, Cheryl Walker, George Meeker

  • LARCENCY IN HER HEART
    (1946, PRC)
    Based on characters created by Brett Halliday
    Starring Hugh Beaumont as MICHAEL SHAYNE

  • BLONDE FOR A DAY
    (1946, PRC)
    Based on characters created by Brett Halliday
    Starring Hugh Beaumont as MICHAEL SHAYNE

  • THREE ON A TICKET
    (1947, PRC)
    Based on characters created by Brett Halliday
    Starring Hugh Beaumont as MICHAEL SHAYNE
    A fellow P.I.'s murder leads Mike to stolen bank loot and a possible conspiracy to steal plans for a secret weapon.

  • TOO MANY WINNERS
    (1947, PRC)
    Based on characters created by Brett Halliday
    Starring Hugh Beaumont as MICHAEL SHAYNE
    .

RADIO

  • MICHAEL SHAYNE, PRIVATE DETECTIVE
    (AKA The Adventures of Michael Shayne)
    (1944-47, ABC)
    30-minute shows
    First broadcast: October 1944
    Last broadcast:
    November 1947
    Starring Wally Maher as MICHAEL SHAYNE

  • MICHAEL SHAYNE, PRIVATE DETECTIVE
    (AKA The Adventures of Michael Shayne)
    (1944-47, ABC)
    30-minute shows
    First broadcast: October 1944
    Last broadcast:
    November 1947
    Starring Wally Maher as MICHAEL SHAYNE

  • THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MICHAEL SHAYNE
    (AKA Michael Shayne, Detective)
    (1948-50, Mutual)
    30-minute shows
    Starring Jeff Chandler as MICHAEL SHAYNE
    (later replaced by Robert Sterling)
    Also starring Judith Parrish
  • "The Hunted Bride"
  • "Blood-Stained Pearl"
  • "The Mail-Order Murders"
  • "The Talhani's Tears"
  • "Deadly Dough"
  • "Popular Corpse"
  • "The Man Who Lived Forever"
  • "Hate That killed"
  • "The Gray-Eyed Blonde
  • MICHAEL SHAYNE, PRIVATE DETECTIVE
    (1952-53, ABC)
    First broadcast: October 1952
    Last broadcast: July 1953
    Starring Donald Curtis as MICHAEL SHAYNE
    (later replaced by Robert Sterling)
    ..
Adventures of
Michael Shayne
From Old Time Radio

TELEVISION

  • MICHAEL SHAYNE
    (1960-61, NBC)
    32 60-minute episodes, black and white
    Technical Consultant: Brett Halliday
    Producer: Joseph Hoffman
    A Four Star Production
    Starring Richard Denning as MICHAEL SHAYNE
    with Patricia Donahue (later Margie Regan) as Lucy Hamilton
    Also featuring
    Jerry Paris, Herbert Rudley, Gary Clarke
  • "Dolls are Deadly (September 30, 1960)
  • "A Night with Nora" (October 7, 1960)
  • "Die Like a Dog" (October 14, 1960)
  • "Framed in Blood" (October 28, 1960)
  • "Call for Michael Shayne" (November 4, 1960)
  • "Shoot the Works" (November 11, 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)
  • "Man with a Cane" (January 6, 1961)
  • "Spotlight on a Corpse" (January 13, 1961)
  • "Murder Round My Wrist" (January 20, 1961)
  • "The Badge" (January 27, 1961)
  • "The Heiress" (February 3, 1961)
  • "Final Settlement" (February 10, 1961)
  • "Four Lethal Ladies" (February 17, 1961)
  • "The Ancient Art of Murder" (February 24, 1961)
  • "Murder at the Convention" (March 3, 1961)
  • "Strike Out" (March 10, 1961)
  • "Murder is a Fine Art" (March 17, 1961)
  • "The Body Beautiful" (March 24, 1961)
  • "Marriage Can Be Fatal" (March 31, 1961)
  • "The Boat Caper" (April 7, 1961)
  • "Date with Death" (April 14, 1961)
  • "The Trouble with Ernie" (April 21, 1961)
  • "No Shroud for Shayne" (May 5, 1961)
  • "It Takes a Heap O'Dyin'" (May 12, 1961)
  • "Dead Air" (May 19, 1961)
  • NOTE: Aiming to cash in on the imminent release of the box set containg four of the Lloyd Nolan flicks, in January 2007 Critics' Choice offered up Michael Shayne Detective, Vol. One, a DVD set containing two episodes from the TV show.

COMIC BOOKS

  • MIKE SHAYNE, PRIVATE EYE (1961-62, Dell)
    3 issues
    Written by Ken Fitch
    Artists: Lee Ames, Edd Ashe
  • "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)

RELATED LINKS

  • Flagler Street: Home of Brett Halliday's Mike Shayne, Private Detective
    CURRENT STATUS: INACTIVE, VIEWABLE ONLY AS A WEB ARCHIVE
    Looks like I'm not the only out there with a serious jones for the Man From Miami. John Samony's new site just rocks the web. Bibliography, film, television, comics, radio, it's all here. He's also got the greatest collection of Mike Shayne cover art you've ever seen. Check it out, ya lout!

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith. Radio information contributed by Jack French, and comic info contributed by Don McGregor. And thanks for the "Gotcha!"'s from J. Ken MacDonald, Brendan Riley and Adam Lounsbery.


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