The Whistler
was a mystery/suspense radio show, the main star of which was the ironic twist at the end of almost every episode. Usually a criminal's activity was exposed either by an overlooked (vital) detail or by their own stupidity. The Whistler himself narrated, often commenting directly upon the action, taunting the criminal from an omniscient perspective. Each episode began with a haunting tune composed by Wilbur Hatch and whistled by Dorothy Roberts.

Please note: we've added new episodes, interspersing the previously-listed shows in correct (original broadcast) order. The previously-listed shows are now marked with an asterisk (*) to help listeners avoid repeats. You can still access the original listings here.

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     Coincidence*  Three Times a Sinner*  A Brief Pause for Murder*  
     The Stray Dream*  Terror Stricken*  Witness at the Fountain*  
     Poison is Quicker*  Smart Boy*  The Brass Ring*  
     The Cistern*  The Waterford Case*  A Present for Ricky*  
     Lucky Night*  Bright Horizon  Weak Sister*  
     Miracle on 49th Street  The Judas Face*  Masquerade*  
     The Thin Line  Affair at Stoney Ridge*  Two Year Plan*  
     Treasure Hunt*  Blind Bet*  Blind Impulse  
     The Strange Sisters  Custom Built Blonde*  Next Year is Mine*  
     Panic*  My Love Comes Home*  Murder on Rourke Island*  
     Six-Letter Word for Murder  Bullet Proof*  Dear Roger  
     Murder in Haste  Stolen Murder*  The Choice*  
     Decision*  Delivery Guaranteed*  Last Curtain*  
     Boomerang  Broken Chain  Night Melody*  
     The Master's Touch*  Stranger in the House*  Seven Steps to Murder