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Ellery Queen Minute Mysteries

A minute is all you need to solve a mystery, at least it is if you are as smart as Ellery Queen! The character had novels and a popular weekly radio show, but Ellery Queen's Minute Mysteries were a great way for local stations to fill some airtime and pull people in for the big show.

27 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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1 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from November 30, -0001:

"Curious Gangland Killing"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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One-Minute Mysteries

During a very prestigious 1920's writing contest, the cousins, Fred Dannay and Manfred B. Lee, created the character. The cousins were looking for a Sherlock Holmes and Watson all rolled into one character; Ellery Queen was their answer. Ellery Queen was an author who solved mysteries in his spare time and then wrote about his harrowing adventures; his sidekick was his own father, Richard Queen.

old clockAfter the cousins won the contest, they proceeded to write novels about Ellery Queen. It was during this time when the media wanted a glimpse of Ellery Queen. Usually, Dannay would disguise himself, shroud his face, and assume the identity of Ellery Queen. The media bought the whole get-up. The novels were then turned into a weekly old time radio show that followed the mystery-solving duo around on their escapades. It was in 1932 when the cousins came up with a series of novels with a character that was mentioned in the past Ellery Queen books, Barnaby Ross. After the publishing of the four novels, Lee and Dannay announced that Barnaby Ross was actually Ellery Queen. The publishers then went back and changed all the Barnaby Ross novels into Ellery Queen novels. The publicity stunt was, in turn, very effective.

This collection contains highly abbreviated Ellery Queen mysteries - for the 30-minute mystery dramas, see the Adventures of Ellery Queen collection. For other short stories, see also Strange Adventure, Incredible But True, Word Detective with Basil Rathbone, Ripley's One Minute Shorts, and Five Minute Mysteries.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    27 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 0 hours, 26 min
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      27 shows - total playtime 0 hours 26 minutes
      1. EQMM Bad Man's Bad Man.mp3
      2. EQMM Bathtub Murder.mp3
      3. EQMM Big Mistake.mp3
      4. EQMM Canned Heat.mp3
      5. EQMM Canned Music.mp3
      6. EQMM Counterfeit Politician.mp3
      7. EQMM Crossword Puzzle Murder.mp3
      8. EQMM Curious Gangland Killing.mp3
      9. EQMM Deep Sea Murder.mp3
      10. EQMM Deserted Island.mp3
      11. EQMM Genuine Article.mp3
      12. EQMM Illegal Entry.mp3
      13. EQMM Kidnap Caper.mp3
      14. EQMM Lady Spectator.mp3
      15. EQMM Mysterious Ham.mp3
      16. EQMM Mysterious Murders.mp3
      17. EQMM Phony Promoter.mp3
      18. EQMM Psychological Error.mp3
      19. EQMM Rocking Chair Fraud.mp3
      20. EQMM Simple Slip.mp3
      21. EQMM Stamp Caper.mp3
      22. EQMM Sunken Moment.mp3
      23. EQMM Tell-Tale Desk.mp3
      24. EQMM Time Bomb.mp3
      25. EQMM Wheel Of Fortune.mp3
      26. EQMM Whiskey Mystery.mp3
      27. EQMM Wrong Word.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    27 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 0 hours, 26 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      27 shows - total playtime 0 hours 26 minutes
      1. EQMM Bad Man's Bad Man.mp3
      2. EQMM Bathtub Murder.mp3
      3. EQMM Big Mistake.mp3
      4. EQMM Canned Heat.mp3
      5. EQMM Canned Music.mp3
      6. EQMM Counterfeit Politician.mp3
      7. EQMM Crossword Puzzle Murder.mp3
      8. EQMM Curious Gangland Killing.mp3
      9. EQMM Deep Sea Murder.mp3
      10. EQMM Deserted Island.mp3
      11. EQMM Genuine Article.mp3
      12. EQMM Illegal Entry.mp3
      13. EQMM Kidnap Caper.mp3
      14. EQMM Lady Spectator.mp3
      15. EQMM Mysterious Ham.mp3
      16. EQMM Mysterious Murders.mp3
      17. EQMM Phony Promoter.mp3
      18. EQMM Psychological Error.mp3
      19. EQMM Rocking Chair Fraud.mp3
      20. EQMM Simple Slip.mp3
      21. EQMM Stamp Caper.mp3
      22. EQMM Sunken Moment.mp3
      23. EQMM Tell-Tale Desk.mp3
      24. EQMM Time Bomb.mp3
      25. EQMM Wheel Of Fortune.mp3
      26. EQMM Whiskey Mystery.mp3
      27. EQMM Wrong Word.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    27 recordings on 1 Audio CD
    total playtime 0 hours, 26 min

    Disc A001

    1. EQMM Bad Man's Bad Man
    2. EQMM Bathtub Murder
    3. EQMM Big Mistake
    4. EQMM Canned Heat
    5. EQMM Canned Music
    6. EQMM Counterfeit Politician
    7. EQMM Crossword Puzzle Murder
    8. EQMM Curious Gangland Killing
    9. EQMM Deep Sea Murder
    10. EQMM Deserted Island
    11. EQMM Genuine Article
    12. EQMM Illegal Entry
    13. EQMM Kidnap Caper
    14. EQMM Lady Spectator
    15. EQMM Mysterious Ham
    16. EQMM Mysterious Murders
    17. EQMM Phony Promoter
    18. EQMM Psychological Error
    19. EQMM Rocking Chair Fraud
    20. EQMM Simple Slip
    21. EQMM Stamp Caper
    22. EQMM Sunken Moment
    23. EQMM Tell-Tale Desk
    24. EQMM Time Bomb
    25. EQMM Wheel Of Fortune
    26. EQMM Whiskey Mystery
    27. EQMM Wrong Word

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