Mike Malloy Radio Gumshoe is not Film Noir ... It's Radio Noir. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear when Richard Diamond, Boston Blackie, And Your Truly Johnny Dollar fought crime and corruption over the radio airwaves. I wrote a noir-ish sample, sent it to Mike, and he agreed to give it a shot. Mike and Kathy (and eventually Molly) recorded the dialog, emailed it to me, and I cut in music and sound effects. Mike Malloy Radio Gumshoe was born. It Was Fun. After a dozen episodes Real Life intruded and the Radio Gumshoe series went into hibernation. A couple of years later I wrote another series: The Return of Mike Malloy Radio Gumshoe. I’m the first to admit … it got weird. If you put the detective genre and some Twilight Zone episodes into a Cuisinart … you’d end up with an odd little audio pâté. .