There was a time, not long ago, when there was no internet, no DVD or YouTube. In those days Radio was King and unlimited human imagination the Kingdom. People used to listen to radio shows frequently and the shows dedicated to the genre of mystery and detective fiction had an important audience base among others. That’s why we decided to launch a series of weekly podcasts dedicated to classic detective and crime tales and bring those old sleuths back to life.
In the first episode of out weekly podcast, Mystery Tribune Outloud, we are going to share a short story from Ellery Queen. Ellery Queen is both a fictional character and a pseudonym used by two American cousins from Brooklyn, New York: Daniel Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay and Manford (Emanuel) Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington Lee to write, edit, and anthologize detective fiction. The fictional Ellery Queen created by Dannay and Lee is a mystery writer and amateur detective who helps his father, a police inspector in New York City, solve baffling murders. Queen was a very popular character in 1930s up to 1960s and was the subject of many novels, radio shows, TV and movie series. A mystery magazine is also named after him which is the longest running mystery magazine in the United States.
The story featured in today’s podcast is titled Number 31 and was originally aired on Sep. 7, 1947. We hope you enjoy listening.
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