The Adventures of Ellery Queen
enjoyed a successful run from 1939-48.  Its popularity was due in large part to the unique format, which featured guest 'armchair detectives' (usually celebrities) who would try to guess the solution before it was revealed at the end of the program.  Listeners were also encouraged to gather clues throughout the show and match wits with Queen and the guest detectives.

The title character, played by Hugh Marlowe (pictured) followed by four others, was often aided by his father Richard, a police inspector.  Rounding out the cast were Queen's secretary Nikki Porter, and the inspector's assistant, Sergeant Velie.

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     The Neatly Planned Robbery      
     The Curious Eavesdropper      
     The Amateur Suspect      
     The Sleepyhead Murder      
     The Wrong-Way Robbers      
     The Dead Witness