The Crime Club
was hosted by a 'librarian' who each week 'read' a new book, upon which that episode was based. Most of the mysteries were actual books published in the Doubleday Crime Club series. The librarian was played by Raymond E. Johnson ('Raymond' of 'Inner Sanctum' fame, pictured) and Barry Thompson.

Each show began with a phone inquiry regarding a specific book, followed shortly by the librarian offering the listener a seat in an easy chair while he began reading the requested book, which then segued into the drama itself.

Excellent plots and acting along with crisp writing helped the show enjoy a successful albeit brief run on the Mutual Broadcasting System from December 1946 until October 1947.

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     Death Blew Out the Match  Murder Makes a Mummy  The Gypsy Sings of Death  
     Mr. Smith's Hat  Murder Rents a Room  A Deed Indeed  
     Fear Came First  Death is a Knockout  Death Swims at Midnight  
     Dead Man Control  Hearses Don't Hurry  Sometimes a Sucker Wins  
     Silent Witnesses  Death Never Doubles  Fish for Entree  
     The Sun is a Witness  Death at 7:10  No Time for Murder  
     The Grey Mist Murders  Coney Island Nocturne  Cowhide  
     The Topaz Flower  Death Deals a Diamond  Sentence of Death  
     Epitaph for Lydia  Serenade Macabre  Cupid Can Be Deadly  
     The Corpse Wore a Wig  Self-Made Corpse    
     Murder on Margin  A Pitch in Time