In 1928, two young men decided to enter a Mystery Novel writing contest. Their book resulted in publication and thus began the career of one of America’s deductive solving detectives – Ellery Queen. Ultimately, the authors turned to radio and one of the more popular and long running series both on radio and television began. The stories of Ellery Queen were lighter in tone than the later hardboiled influenced radio detectives, but both Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee knew the power of the radio script and wrote some good ones.
Music under is “Happy Feet” performed by Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra, “Puttin’ On the Ritz” sung by Fred Astaire, and “If I Had A Picture of You” performed by Jack Hylton & Orchestra.