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(update) with double the episodes: these unique radio broadcasts were testing ground for a Mystery Publishing House!

32 old time radio show recordings
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16 Audio CDs


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"Malice In Wonderland"



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Mystery House

Mystery Program (1940s)

Bela LugosiMystery House was a 1940s radio show created by Dan and Barbara Glenn, the owners of Mystery House Publishing Firm, located in New York City. They created the show to test novels they were about to publish.

Each radio broadcast was a short adaptation of a Mystery House novel cleverly acted out by the publishing company staff. Everyone pitched in for the effort, whether they made sound effects or acted as a main character.

The show helped Dan and Barbara decide whether they would publish the dramatized novel based on the audience's reaction. Interestingly, there is one episode, starring Bela Lugosi, that is more professionally done, even with hired announcers and actors.

It has been rumored that this episode was an unaired audition show. So stop straining your eyes reading mystery novels, just perk up your ears for the old time radio show put on by "that strange publishing firm, Mystery House! This series is not to be confused with House of Mystery or Mystery Playhouse, hosted by Pete Lorre.

(Please note that some of these shows are rare recordings and may be of inferior sound quality.)

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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.



    32 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 13 hours, 50 min
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      32 shows - total playtime 13 hours 50 minutes
      1. Mystery House 450819 079 A New Lease On Death.mp3
      2. Mystery House 450826 080 Death At Deadline.mp3
      3. Mystery House 450902 081 A Short Life For Mary.mp3
      4. Mystery House 450909 082 Malice In Wonderland.mp3
      5. Mystery House 450916 083 Complete With Quartet.mp3
      6. Mystery House 450923 084 Well Well Another Body.mp3
      7. Mystery House 450930 085 Sauce For Goose.mp3
      8. Mystery House 451007 086 Death House Blues.mp3
      9. Mystery House 451014 087 Dangerman At Bay.mp3
      10. Mystery House 451104 090 Murder For Laughs.mp3
      11. Mystery House 451118 092 Murder In Paradise.mp3
      12. Mystery House 460127 102 Nothing But Proof.mp3
      13. Mystery House 460331 111 Death Passed My Window.mp3
      14. Mystery House 460407 112 Subrosa Justice.mp3
      15. Mystery House 460414 113 Laugh I Thought Id Die.mp3
      16. Mystery House 460421 114 Murder Takes Practice.mp3
      17. Mystery House 460428 115 Death With A Punch.mp3
      18. Mystery House 460505 116 Composite Killer.mp3
      19. Mystery House 460512 117 Murder Me Gently.mp3
      20. Mystery House 460526 119 Bury Me Not.mp3
      21. Mystery House 460531 120 A Killing In Market.mp3
      22. Mystery House 460607 121 Murder Hires A Hall.mp3
      23. Mystery House 460614 122 Bases Loaded.mp3
      24. Mystery House 460621 123 Time To Kill.mp3
      25. Mystery House 460705 125 Dagger In Dark.mp3
      26. Mystery House 460712 126 A Vacation From Murder.mp3
      27. Mystery House 460726 128 Drop Me A Line.mp3
      28. Mystery House 460802 129 Operation Murder.mp3
      29. Mystery House 460809 130 Murder Is An Art.mp3
      30. Mystery House A Case Of Homicide.mp3
      31. Mystery House Death In Saddle.mp3
      32. Mystery House Death Is An Accident.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    32 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 13 hours, 50 min
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      32 shows - total playtime 13 hours 50 minutes
      1. Mystery House 450819 079 A New Lease On Death.mp3
      2. Mystery House 450826 080 Death At Deadline.mp3
      3. Mystery House 450902 081 A Short Life For Mary.mp3
      4. Mystery House 450909 082 Malice In Wonderland.mp3
      5. Mystery House 450916 083 Complete With Quartet.mp3
      6. Mystery House 450923 084 Well Well Another Body.mp3
      7. Mystery House 450930 085 Sauce For Goose.mp3
      8. Mystery House 451007 086 Death House Blues.mp3
      9. Mystery House 451014 087 Dangerman At Bay.mp3
      10. Mystery House 451104 090 Murder For Laughs.mp3
      11. Mystery House 451118 092 Murder In Paradise.mp3
      12. Mystery House 460127 102 Nothing But Proof.mp3
      13. Mystery House 460331 111 Death Passed My Window.mp3
      14. Mystery House 460407 112 Subrosa Justice.mp3
      15. Mystery House 460414 113 Laugh I Thought Id Die.mp3
      16. Mystery House 460421 114 Murder Takes Practice.mp3
      17. Mystery House 460428 115 Death With A Punch.mp3
      18. Mystery House 460505 116 Composite Killer.mp3
      19. Mystery House 460512 117 Murder Me Gently.mp3
      20. Mystery House 460526 119 Bury Me Not.mp3
      21. Mystery House 460531 120 A Killing In Market.mp3
      22. Mystery House 460607 121 Murder Hires A Hall.mp3
      23. Mystery House 460614 122 Bases Loaded.mp3
      24. Mystery House 460621 123 Time To Kill.mp3
      25. Mystery House 460705 125 Dagger In Dark.mp3
      26. Mystery House 460712 126 A Vacation From Murder.mp3
      27. Mystery House 460726 128 Drop Me A Line.mp3
      28. Mystery House 460802 129 Operation Murder.mp3
      29. Mystery House 460809 130 Murder Is An Art.mp3
      30. Mystery House A Case Of Homicide.mp3
      31. Mystery House Death In Saddle.mp3
      32. Mystery House Death Is An Accident.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



    32 recordings on 16 Audio CDs
    total playtime 13 hours, 50 min

    Disc A001

    1. Mystery House A Case Of Homicide
    2. Mystery House Death In Saddle

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    Disc A002

    1. Mystery House Death Is An Accident
    2. Mystery House 450819 079 A New Lease On Death

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    Disc A003

    1. Mystery House 450826 080 Death At Deadline
    2. Mystery House 450902 081 A Short Life For Mary

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    Disc A004

    1. Mystery House 450909 082 Malice In Wonderland
    2. Mystery House 450916 083 Complete With Quartet

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    Disc A005

    1. Mystery House 450923 084 Well Well Another Body
    2. Mystery House 450930 085 Sauce For Goose

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    Disc A006

    1. Mystery House 451007 086 Death House Blues
    2. Mystery House 451014 087 Dangerman At Bay

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    Disc A007

    1. Mystery House 451104 090 Murder For Laughs
    2. Mystery House 451118 092 Murder In Paradise

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    Disc A008

    1. Mystery House 460127 102 Nothing But Proof
    2. Mystery House 460331 111 Death Passed My Window

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    Disc A009

    1. Mystery House 460407 112 Subrosa Justice
    2. Mystery House 460414 113 Laugh I Thought Id Die

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    Disc A010

    1. Mystery House 460421 114 Murder Takes Practice
    2. Mystery House 460428 115 Death With A Punch

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    Disc A011

    1. Mystery House 460505 116 Composite Killer
    2. Mystery House 460512 117 Murder Me Gently

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    Disc A012

    1. Mystery House 460526 119 Bury Me Not
    2. Mystery House 460531 120 A Killing In Market

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    Disc A013

    1. Mystery House 460607 121 Murder Hires A Hall
    2. Mystery House 460614 122 Bases Loaded

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    Disc A014

    1. Mystery House 460621 123 Time To Kill
    2. Mystery House 460705 125 Dagger In Dark

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    Disc A015

    1. Mystery House 460712 126 A Vacation From Murder
    2. Mystery House 460726 128 Drop Me A Line

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    Disc A016

    1. Mystery House 460802 129 Operation Murder
    2. Mystery House 460809 130 Murder Is An Art

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