A radio message arrives in the cockpit of an airplane. The pilot is informed that a wanted criminal is aboard, Boston Blackie.
A woman is certain that Blackie stole from her, or at least that’s her claim, and Inspector Farraday is all too eager to nab him. The arrest is a ruse for her to see if Blackie will help her with a special job. How dramatic.
Blackie listens to her story about the Jonathan Diamond, and why she needs his services. When Blackie goes to the Atwater place, he’s told that the diamond is missing. Using his safecracking skills though, he finds the diamond inside, just when Farraday raids the place. There’s something going on here. Why did the man say the diamond was gone when it wasn’t? How did Farraday get there so fast?
Blackie is caught, and pokes holes in all of Farraday’s charges. Farraday is gracious enough to let Blackie out, so he can do a little operation of his own to catch the real theif. At the end, all the slight of hand is exposed for all to hear and understand.
Note: I’m pretty sure this is actually the first ever radio episode of Boston Blackie. I’m just as certain that though the name of the show is right, the date is likely wrong.