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Mystery Theater 1

Written by: Carl Amari
Narrated by: Full Cast
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Publisher's Summary

A collection of suspenseful radio dramas hosted by Christopher Lee that will take listeners through thrilling perplexities set in the era of the '40s and '50s. 

Suspense, originally aired 11/18/1948 

“Sorry, Wrong Number” with Agnes Moorehead 

An invalid woman battles the frustrations of the telephone system after she overhears a plot to murder someone.

Boston Blackie, originally aired 06/23/1944 

“The Jonathan Diamond” with Chester Morris

Blackie is arrested in Chicago. He's accused of taking $10,000 from a woman's grandfather. Then he learns it's all part of the woman's plan to help her recover "The Jonathan Diamond".

The Humphrey Bogart Theatre, originally aired 09/17/1949 

“Dead Man” with Humphrey Bogart

A drama about a young runaway who commits murder, then catches a bad case of conscience.

The Whistler, originally aired 01/27/1947 

“Night Melody” with Bill Forman and Joseph Kearns

A man kills his wife and stuffs her body in the elevator, from which she promptly disappears. 

Richard Diamond, Private Detective, originally aired 05/15/1949 

“The Ralph Chase Case” with Dick Powell 

Ralph Chase hires Diamond about a problem with his stepdaughter, but gangster Murray Lang takes a shot at him first. 

Murder by Experts, originally aired 06/13/1949 

“Summer Heat” with John Dickson Carr 

A newly graduated lawyer awakes with a dead body in his bed and has a very difficult time getting rid of it.  

The Crime Club, originally aired 01/24/1947 

“Mr. Smith’s Hat” with Raymond Edward Johnson

A man calls the police to say he's going to be murdered. Ten seconds later, the man's daughter calls to say she just found his body.

I Was a Communist for the FBI, originally aired 05/27/1953 

“The Innocent Club” with Dana Andrews

“The Party” becomes interested in a government clerk framed for stealing secrets, and they form a committee to see that he gets justice. 

Mystery Is My Hobby, originally aired 07/28/1946 [GB2] 

“Snowbound” with Glenn Langan

Mystery writer Barton Drake finds himself snowbound during a freak blizzard with a group of friendly strangers. They wake up in the morning to discover a suicide. But was it suicide?

Mystery in the Air, originally aired 08/07/1947

“The Marvelous Barastro” with Peter Lorre

The classic about the circus magician and his blind wife...and her ultimate horror. 

Box Thirteen, originally aired 08/22/1948

“The First Letter” with Alan Ladd

Dan Holiday's first client is Carla Williams - who has him framed for murder!

The Whistler, originally aired 02/03/1947

“Seven Steps to Murder” with Bill Forman and Howard Duff

What are the seven steps that could progress a cordial acquaintanceship toward murder? A drama critic and a playwright find out....

Public Domain (P)2021 Random House Audio

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