A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
6/18/1939 Ellery Queen comes to the radio
June 18, 1939. This date saw the premiere of The Adventures of Ellery Queen on CBS radio. The first episdoes were written by Ellery Queen himself. Uh, themselves. Later Anthony Boucher (for whom the Bouchercon is named) took over the scripting. Hugh Marlowe led the cast. The show ended in 1940 but appeared on NBC in '42 and showed up on various networks through most of the decade. You can hear some of the episodes here.