Nicholas Boilvin Harris (1882-1943) was a famous detective in the early twentieth century. His career began as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times where he solved many of the most notorious crimes in California. In 1904, at the suggestion of L.A.P.D. Captain A. J. Bradish, he joined the police force. Two years later, he left the force to form the Nick Harris Detective Agency, which became one of the premier detective agencies in the country and continues to this day. Harris also started the Nick Harris Detective Academy.
Harris has been credited with creating the phrase "Crime doesn't pay."
Harris' national reputation grew to the point where it was decided to begin a radio program based on "true" cases from his files. The show ran from 1934 into the 1940s. Most episodes have been lost to time. Of the few that remain is this one, which was a follow-up to the previous week's episode, "The Avenging Angel."
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