The Jim French Productions, Inc. Years
Jim French Productions stopped producing and selling March 31, 2017. Obviously the single episodes and the five part series "You Shouldn't Detour off Route 66" are no longer available from Jim French Productions.
Jim French and his beloved cat "Princess"
The above is the last picture I took of Jim before his death in December, 2017. I was soon to take off for a month-long trip to Sicily and we had talked about the trip and were both looking forward to my return to share all my adventures with him. Jim and Princess, how I will always remember him in my heart.
From Jim French Productions:
Between January 2004 and April 2017 I was lucky enough to work for one of the very few professional audio drama companies in the country. I started out as a bookkeeper and eventually ended up being a staff writer.
I worked predominently on Jim's Harry Nile detective series creating the first ever 5-part mini-serial "You Shouldn't Detour Off Route 66".
The writers' contract with JFP was that the company only bought the one-time broadcast production rights and the script belonged to the author to do with as they pleased. The only restriction was that the author must change the name of any of the character's Jim created such as Harry Nile or Kincaid or Dameron. And, of course, not only the main characters but the supporting characters such as Murphy and Shelly.
This was a very generous legacy that Jim left all his writers and I, for one, am very grateful.
To that end all my Harry Nile Scripts are now available under the name: A Touch of Silva - The Exploits of Ronnie D'Silva, Private Detective.
There is a page now set up for him.
The Harry Nile Stories:
The Nightmares of Melinda Magee
Eighty Miles of Bad Road
Is Anyone There
The Fatal Felines of Phinney Ridge
What's in Grandma's Piano
The Moxie Sisters
The Case of the Dueling Divas
Blood on the Snow
A Thief's Duty
The Case of Death in Small Doses
The Case of the Hobo's New Year
Harry and the Hobos
The Case of the Thirty Year Wait
Harry and the Computer (double length)
Hidden in Plain Site
Murder on the Empire Builder
The Bloody Bell Ringer
Rosie Rides Again
Just to See Her Smile
It Ain't Over 'Til the Fat Man Sings
The Shrouded Library
You Shouldn't Detour Off Route 66
Non Harry Nile:
4 Strangers, 4 Stories, 1 Lie
The Amber Room Hunters - Part One
A Few Good Friends
The Blue Velvet Box
The Dark Beneath the Dark
What the Plumber Found
Dear Mr. Carstairs
Getting ready for a live performance
With Richard Sanders and Lisa Carswell for: Dear Mr. Carstairs (not yet available).
With Jerry Dixon and Jeff Hitchins for:
Blood on the Snow cast: left to right: David Natale, Peter Kelley, Larry Albert, Christine Mosere and Cynthia Geary.
The cast for 4 Strangers etc.: Rick May, Andy Helman, Terry Rose, (front) Stephan Weyte, Rachel Pate, Andee Albert
The cast of The Amber Room Hunters: Back left to right: Dennis Bateman, Rick May, Ulrich Dihle, Larry Albert. In front left to right: Gin Hammond, Rachel Pate