Ellery Queen's Minute Mysteries

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


89011. Ellery Queen's Minute Mysteries. November 1965. Program #1 to 81. Creative Marketing and Communications (Cincinnati) syndication. Commercials added locally. As difficult as it must be to write a radio murder mystery, the ultimate triumph of the art (presumably accomplished by Lee and Dannay) was the creation of a series of programs, each of which runs about 70 seconds from the description of the details of a murder to Ellery Queen's deduced solution of the crime. The addition of a break for a locally added commercial may have raised the total listening time to over 2 minutes, but these short, short stories are over in just a minute without the commercials. The programs may have run even longer when stations would get listeners to phone in during the break, giving their solutions to qualify for prizes from the sponsor. Given the brief running time of the show, details of the murderer's apprehension are not included, but that shouldn't have taken Ellery Queen more than another 15 seconds or so. Bill Owen, Manfred B. Lee (writer), Frederic Dannay (writer). 85 minutes total. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

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