Molle' Mystery Theater was NBC's iteration of a popular series which aired additionally on ABC and CBS from 1943 through 1952 under several different names.  It was narrated-or rather 'annotated'- by amateur criminologist Geoffrey Barnes (played by Bernard Lenlow, pictured) who helped the listener understand what was going on.  Molle' (moe-lay') brand shaving cream sponsored the program.

Please note that many of these episodes are AFRS versions (Armed Forces Radio Service).  They present as Mystery Playhouse, a series which picked the best of the mystery shows at the time, including this one, and broadcast them to the troops.  The intros and outros were changed (most often narrated by Peter Lorre) and ads removed, but the stories themselves were left intact, and are indeed Molle' Mystery Theater episodes.

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     Homicide for Hannah  Lady in the Morgue  Last Night  
     Criminal at Large  The Level Crossing  Red Wine  
     Death Talks Out of Turn  The Beckoning Fair One  Alibi for Murder  
     Fifty Candles  Breakdown  The Creeper  
     Comic Strip Murder  The Gioconda Smile  Murder in the City Hall  
     Nightmare  Marijuana  Night Must Fall  
     A Crime to Fit the Punishment  A Death is Caused  Follow That Cab  
     The Bottle Imp  Leg Man  The Doctor and the Lunatic  
     The Man in the Velvet Hat  Ghost With the Gun  Murder Without Crime  
     The Letter  Who Took the Corpse  The Further Adventures of Kenny Andrews  
     Deadline at Dawn  Not Quite Perfect  Killer Come Back to Me  
     Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper  Ladies in Retirement  Witness for the Prosecution  
     The Man Who Murdered in Public  Burn, Witch, Burn  Female of the Species  
     The Eleventh Juror  Mathematics for Murder  Adventure of the Fallen Angels  
     The Cask of Amontillado  Beautiful Silence  The Hands of Dr. Ottermoll