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Season 8 (1/2)

"The Adventures of Ellery Queen"

  
NBC Anacin Sundays 6:30 - 7:00 pm 1947 (319-328)
   Producer/Director: Tom Victor
   Announcer: Don Hancock
   Scripts: Anthony Boucher, Manfred B. Lee
   Music: Chet Kingsbury, Organist
   Stars: Lawrence Dobkin (Ellery), Bill Smith (Inspector Queen),
              Ed Latimer and George Matthews (Velie), Charlotte Keane (Nikki Porter)



George Matthews played Sergeant Velie for two episodes. He took over from Ed Latimer who after two episodes reclaimed the role.

319* "The Green Gorillas"  East Coast episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
             06-01-47 :30:00*  Repeat of 02-12-47
             Written by Manfred B.Lee & Tom Everitt
             Guest Armchair Detective
             West: Nina Foch
             East:  Dorothy Gordon  (radio producer, moderator of "The NY Times Forum
                       of the Air.") 

            
A program about juvenile delinquents. Who is  behind the street
             gang "The Green Gorillas." Ellery uses a teen-ager "Bob Brown" to
             get the goods on the gang.

            
..."The play which followed was based on kid gangsterism, as practiced
             by a mob of young gunsels called the Green Gorilla's. The youthful mobsters
             made a racketeer names Johnny Rack their pin-up boy, and Rack lost no time
             in adopting the role of Fagin, disposing of hot cars picked up by the punks.
             Enter
Ellery Queen and things took a turn for the better. Queen forced his
             way into a conclave of the Gorillas and faced Johnny Rack unarmed. The
             subsequent showdown, in which Ellery made the gangster yell for mercy,
             was the greatest evidence since Pilgrim's Progress that powers of right must
             win. Unfortunately, it was slightly less effective. The typical Queen comment
             was one made after he subdued the gangster. Turning to the changeable car
             heisters, who by now were on his side, Ellery proclaimed: "There's something
             about crime that makes a rat out of a man, and something about fighting
             crime
that makes a man out of a rat." ... (1947 review by Sam Chase)

320* "The Sky Pirates" East Coast episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
             06-08-47 :30:00*
             Written by Manfred B.Lee & Tom Everitt
             Guest Armchair Detective
             West Marion Bell (actress)
             East:: Cy Steinhauser (Radio Editor of The Pittsburgh Press.)

             Two terrorists hold up a transatlantic airliner, shoot one of the passengers,
             rob the rest of the passengers and bail out over the ocean. Ellery has plan
             to trap the "sky-jackers." It involves everyone becoming  unconscious after
             being deprived of oxygen for fifteen seconds. 

NBC's "Ellery Q" Vamps Till Ready
NEW YORK, June 7.--Unusual hiatus plan goes into effect after tomorrow for Ellery Queen, which is sponsored by Whitehall Pharmacal Company over National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Queen mystery series just started June 1, but after two broadcasts is skidded to take a seven-week layoff.
Filling in between June 15 and July 27 will be Varieties, a musical program featuring Joe Gallicchio's orchestra with vocalists Jack Haskell and Vivian Martin. Agency is Sullivan, Stauffer, Colwell & Bayles.

(0
6-14-47 The Billboard)

Ed Latimer reprises the role of Sergeant Velie

321* "The Atomic Murder" Epilogue to the radioshow beschikbaar op het internet... Episode on Reel donated by NBC Radio Collection preserved in the Library of Congress
East Coast episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
             08-03-47 :30:00*
             Written by Manfred B.Lee & Tom Everitt
             Guest Armchair Detective
             West: Fay McKenzie (actress)
             East: Eddie Dowling (Broadway producer)

             An attempt is made on the life of Mikha Bela, a famous atomic
             scientist, possibly by the friends of Martin Borman and the Nazis!
             Dr. Bela's wife is murdered... for an astounding reason!

322* "The Foolish Girls"  Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
             08-10-47 :30:00*
             Written by Manfred B.Lee & Tom Everitt
             Guest Armchair Detective
             West: Eddie Dowling (Broadway producer)
             East: Marion Bell (vocalist, singing star of  'Brigadoon'
)

 
           A 17-year-old gets murdered after visiting a bar. Her friends ask
             Ellery to accompany them for a visit to the same bar

323* "Murder for Americans"  East Coast episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
             08-17-47 :30:00*
             Written by Manfred B.Lee & Anthony Boucher
             Don Hancock (announcer)
             Guest Armchair Detective
             West: Jeffrey Lynn (actor)
             East: Patrice Munsel (opera singer)

             Ellery is asked by young Sylvia to help find her friend Madeleine,
             who has disappeared. Madeleine's father is a policeman who dislikes
             Jews, and Sylvia is a Jew. The city is being flooded with hate
             pamphlets, which are behind the racist activities. 

324* "The Rats Who Walked Like Men"
             08-24-47 :30:00*
             Guest Armchair Detective
             West: J.Franken
             East: Gerry Gaghan (Gahan? Jerry Gaghan?)

             A press agent gets hired by three gangster to get them good
             publicity. He also gets killed and Ellery is framed for his murder.

325* "The King's Horse"  East Coast episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
             08-31-47 :30:00*
             Written by Manfred B.Lee & Tom Everitt
             Guest Armchair Detective
             West: John Emery (actor)
             East: Pam Camp ("Miss Arkansas 1947")

             The King of Euridea is killed by a bomb at the racetrack. Who
             planted the explosives? Watch the newsreel!

326* "Number Thirty One" West Coast radioshow available on the internet...AFRS Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas CityEast Coast episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
             09-07-47 :30:00*
             Written by Manfred B.Lee & Tom Everitt
             Guest Armchair Detective
             West: Kent Smith (actor), 
             East:  Sonya Stein (radio editor of The Washington Post)


             George Arkaris, a mysterious international figure is  suspected of
             diamond smuggling. A negro butler is found dead in the river,
             shortly after playing "the numbers" ...a certain number! 

327* "Tragedy in Blue"  East Coast episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
             09-14-47 :30:00*
             Written by Manfred B.Lee & Tom Everitt
             with Mason Adams
             Guest Armchair Detective
             West: Danton Walker (columnist)
             East: Jean Sablon (baritone)


             Murder in a radio studio! Zona Blue collapses right after a singing
             commercial, but her evil husband's the one who gets his throat cut!

328* "Man Who Squared the Circle"
             09-21-47 :30:00*
             Guest Armchair Detective
             West: George Frazier (columnist)
             East: Warren Hull, Parks Johnson (co-hosts radio's Vox Pop)

            A famous mathematician claims to have squared the circle. The
            proof  is stolen and the genius gets assaulted. A cryptic clue is all
            Ellery needs...

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Season 8 (2/2)

"The Adventures of Ellery Queen"

   ABC Sustained Thursdays 7:30 - 8:00 pm 1947 - 1948 (329-338)
  
ABC Sustained Thursdays 8:30 - 9:00 pm 1948 (339-355)
   Producer/Director: Dick Woolen / Dwight Hauser
   Announcer: Paul Masterson
   Scripts: Anthony Boucher, Manfred B. Lee
   Music: Rex Koury, Organist
   Stars: Lawrence Dobkin replaced by Howard Culver (Ellery),
              Herb Butterfield (Inspector Queen), Alan Reed (Velie),
              Virginia Gregg replaced by Kay
e Brinker  (Nikki Porter)


Promotional photograph for Virginia Gregg in the 40s radio serie "Ellery Queen"

Series returned after two months to ABC with no sponsor.  Show moves to Hollywood. Dick Woolen took over as producer director.

329* "The Saga of Ruffy Rux" Radioshow available on the internet...
             11-27-47 :30:00*
             Guest Armchair Detective: McCullah St. Johns

             Ellery takes on a gangster who keeps jingling two silver "lucky" dollars...

330* "The Man in The Street" Radioshow available on the internet...
             12-04-47 :30:00* Repeat ?
             Guest Armchair Detective: Gerald Mohr (actor)

             The two Marners brothers swindled several people out of their savings.
             Elias Marner is caught and police has a handful keeping him from an
             angry mob. Elias escapes and Ellery gets called in.  Joe sends a Morse
             message in a newspaper to his brother Elias: they are set to meet in the
             Universal hotel. Not only does Joe appear to be killed a few days ago but also
             Elias is killed from a room in a hotel right across the street
...

331* "Nikki Porter, Bride"  Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
            12-11-47 :30:00*
            Written by Manfred B.Lee & Anthony Boucher
            with Joseph Kearns, Maxine Marx, Edward Marr, Eleanor Audley, Myra Marsh
            Guest Armchair Detective: Zuma Palmer (columnist Hollywood Citizens News.)


            Nikki quits her job with Ellery in anger and plans to get married to Hobart
            Grimman, a known bigamist and a  fraud. Grimman is shot at the altar, but by
            whom?

332* "The Melancholy Dane" aka "The Great Dane"  Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
        
aka "The Modern-Day Hamlet"
            12-18-47 :30:00*
            with Stacy Harris, Eleanor Audley, Paul Frees, Georgia Ellis, Earl Lee,
            Bill Bouchey
            Guest Armchair Detective: Dick Williams (west coast editor Pic magazine.)

            A Hamlet In modern dress is saved from murder . When Willis Dane's father
            dies suddenly, his mother immediately marries Willis' uncle Claude.
            Uncle Claude is murdered and young Willis is accused of the crime.

333* "Ellery Queen: Santa Claus"  Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
            12-25-47 :30:00*   Repeat of 12-25-46 
            Written by Manfred B.Lee & Tom Everitt
            Guest Armchair Detective: Favius Friedman (west coast editor Radio Best
            magazine)

            Ellery visits a man on death row to try to prove his  innocence. A
            $1000 diamond ring on the finger of a movie theatre box office clerk
            is the clue he needs to pull this off.  The trail leads to a department
            store and Santa Claus who is  knifed to death! 

            They had your correspondent tapped for a visit to "Ellery Queen" not long
            ago, as guest armchair detective, and we must confess that it was an
            intriguing experience. Shepherded by ABC's Jerry Ross, we were deposited
            in an anteroom outside the studio until Dick Woolen, the program's
            producer, was ready to unlatch the door and admit this nervous "sleuth."
            Despite Jerry's assurances that "it wouldn't hurt a bit," it was a little like
            going to the dentist. We didn't know exactly what was coming, but we were
            certain, that whatever occurred, we'd remember it for some time.
            As it happened, the whole thing was extremely pleasant. The armchair
            detective doesn't enter the studio, but is immediately hustled upstairs to a
            small room equipped with a loud speaker and microphone. He gets no
            advance view of the script, and doesn't even see the actors. He sits with his
            back to the broadcast and just listens, honor-bound not to grab a peek
            over his shoulder.
            The point is, as Woolen explained it, the guest most be kept hidden no that
            he or she will be unable to watch the broadcast. If this weren't done, the
            armchair detective might become confused watching the actors portraying
            different roles throughout the show. Or even, perhaps, guess the culprit!
            You can believe no when we say that the guest detective is just as much in
            the dark as the listener sitting at home beside his radio. The clues the
            armchair sleuth gets sitting up in that tiny room are exactly what you
            would get and no more. Then, at the critical moment, the shaky guest is
            confronted by Ellery and his secretary, Nikki Porter, and told to start
            "guessing."
            Well, luckily for us we managed to uphold the honor of RADIO BEST. We
            stabbed wildly and came up with the right answer. It was quite a bang to
            see Nikki Porter give us a silent "well- done" sign across the mike, then go
            downstairs into the studio after the broadcast and meet Ellery himself. As
            a "guest star" stint it had an entirely different twist and a very novel one.
            We liked it.
 Anybody need a good, amateur "private eye ?"
                                 (Radio Best, April 1948 WE GO SLEUTHING by Favius Friedman)

334* "The Unhappy New Year"
            01-01-48 :30:00* Repeat 01-01-47
            Written by Manfred B.Lee & Anthony Boucher
             

            When trying to commit suicide an unhappy advertising man gets
             nearly shot. Inspector Queen solves the case.

PROGRAM PALAYER: An Ellery Queen whodunit is revived for Ford Theater, KGNC-NBC, when "The Adventures of the Bad Boy" is heard at 4 this afternoon. (01-04-48 Amarillo News-Globe)

After one of these re-runs Kaye Brinker took over Nikki's part

335* "The Head Hunter"  Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
            01-08-48 :30:00*
            Written by Manfred B.Lee & Anthony Boucher
           
with William Conrad, Luis Van Rooten, Charles McGraw, Tony Barrett
            Guest Armchair Detective: Alyce Canfield (magazine writer). 


            A "head-hunter" has committed two murders in the underworld and
            is after more gamblers. The masked "Head Man" commits another
            murder and even shoots Sergeant Velie! Who is this guy?

336* "The Terrified Man" Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
            01-15-48 :30:00* repeat of "The Invisible Clue" 01-15-42
           
with John Brown
            Guest Armchair Detective: Jerry Devine (radio producer)


            A case that has only one character—and he is murdered!  Mr. Brown has
            received a "poisoned soap" letter, threatening his death. Brown is going to
            be killed by "someone he sees every day." After Brown is killed, Ellery takes
            a look at the contents of Brown's medicine chest. 

            The last laugh is on radio's Ellery Queen. Ellery had Jerry Devin, director of
            'This is Your FBI' as the armchair detective on his program, and Jerry couldn't
 
           solve the Queen Mystery. Now Jerry is casting Ellery on his FBI show as a dumb
            cop who gets beat up by mobsters.
            (In Hollywood, Plattsburgh Press-Republican, N.Y., Friday, February 20, 1948) 

337* "The Private Eye"
             01-22-48 :30:00*
             Guest Armchair Detective: Henry Morgan (comedian, quizmaster)
             Restaged for Australian audiences 07-30-54

             Private eye Cam Clubb tries to unravel the murder of a statesman in
             exile. He comes across... Ellery Queen.

338* "Death House"  Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
            01-29-48 :30:00* Repeat of "The Death Traps" 05-27-43 
            Written by Frederick Dannay & Manfred B.Lee
           
with Jeff Chandler (billed as "Ira Grossel"), Lurene Tuttle, Earl Lee,
            Ralph Moody, Wilms Herbert
            Guest Armchair Detective: Erskine Johnson (Hollywood columnist) 

           When the strange Mr. Lazarus dies and leaves his entire estate to
           Mrs. Madge Manus, there are two conditions...and several attempts on her life. 

339* "Bubsy"  Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
            02-05-48 :30:00*
            Written by Manfred B.Lee
           
with Buddy Rogers, Lawrence Dobkin, Paul Frees, Edwin Max, Eleanor Audley,
            Jack Petruzzi, Peter Leeds, Harold Dryanforth
            Guest Armchair Detective: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers


            Bubsy Chum is a 6' 6" stupid killer who's a one man crime wave. 
            Who is behind Bubsy? After kidnapping  Ellery and Nikki, Bubsy's
            planning to kill them both  unless Ellery can name his boss.

340* "A Question of Color"  Incomplete episode(last half) preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
            02-12-48 :30:00*
            Written by Manfred B.Lee & Anthony Boucher
           
with Roy Candy, James Edwards, Bill Bouchey, Roy Glenn, Frankie Lynn,
            Edith Wilson, Earl Smith
            Guest Armchair Detective: Edith Gwynn (Hollywood  columnist)

            Gamblers have set up a colored boxer into taking a fight  beyond his abilities,
            so they can win big. The boxer's trainer has been made drunk, severely limiting
            the chances the boxer can win. Who gave Doc the whiskey?

341* "The Old Sinner"  Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
            02-19-48 :30:00*
            Written by Manfred B.Lee & Anthony Boucher
           
with Tom Collins, Fay Baker, Wilms Herbert, Stacy Harris, Ralph Moody
            Guest Armchair Detective: Virginia McPherson (writer United Press)

            Uncle Bert (Burt?) has returned and is promptly poisoned after a bit of blackmail. 

342* "The Blue Egg"  Incomplete episode(last half) preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
            02-26-48 :30:00*   Repeat of 09-12-45
           
with Frank Lovejoy, Gene Leonard
            Guest Armchair Detective: Seymour Nebenzal (movie  producer) 

            An impossible crime has been committed. Where is that missing
            fabulous blue sapphire?

343* "The Human Weapon"  Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
            03-04-48 :30:00* Repeat of 04-01-43
            Adapted in an episode of the Dumont TV-series  the Adventures of
            Ellery Queen
11/23/50
            Written by Frederick Dannay & Manfred B.Lee
           
with Luis Van Rooten, Lurene Tuttle, Anne Stone, Rye Billsbury
            Guest Armchair Detectives
            East: Joan Barton (actress)           
            West: John Nelson ( m.c. of "Bride and Groom"). 

  
         Mr. Sykes has been placed in an insane asylum by his wife. He must
            be released today so that he can kill his wife...and he asks Ellery for
            help! Abel Sykes escapes from the asylum and does in fact murder
            his wife...or does he? 

344* "The Lynching of Mr. Q"  Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
             03-11-48 :30:00*
             Written by Manfred B.Lee & Anthony Boucher
            
with William Conrad, Edwin Max, Bill Bouchey, Buddy Gray, Georgia Backus
             Guest Armchair Detective: Kirk Douglas

             Ellery is arrested for murder in a small town. They take him for
             "Scarface Ellery Cue," a notorious gangster and a lynch mob forms.

345* "The Armchair Detective" Radioshow available on the internet... Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
            03-18-48 :30:00*  Repeat of 3-27-46
            Written by Manfred B.Lee & Anthony Boucher
            with Joan Banks, William Johnstone, Charles Seel, Anne Morrison, Joseph Kearns
            Guest Armchair Detective: Sheila Graham (columnist)

            The show dealt with the murder of "an armchair detective". Ellery assured
            audiences at the beginning of the program the adventure happened ' a long time
            ago' to avoid an Orson Welles type of misunderstanding. Sheila Graham at the
            time quite powerful and feared confessed she was 'rather uneasy' in the chair

346* "The Farmer's Daughter"  Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
            03-25-48 :30:00*
            Written by Manfred B.Lee & Anthony Boucher
           
with Anne Morrison, Jeff Chandler, Luis Van Rooten, Earl Keen
            Guest Armchair Detective: Agnes Moorehead (actress)


            Ellery and Nikki are visiting a farm. There's more to the  farmer's daughter
            than meets the eye. Cue ball Mingo has escaped from the state pen!

347* "The Vanishing Crook"  Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
            04-01-48 :30:00* repeat of __________
            Written by Manfred B.Lee
           
with Jack Webb, Joan Banks, Eric Snowden, Paul Frees
            Guest Armchair Detective: Arlyne Rogers (winner of the contest "America's
            Champion Movie Fan")

            An English jewel thief is being held prisoner, beaten and tortured. By the time
            Inspector Queen and the cops break  in, Herbert Frink has disappeared. 

348* "The K.I. Case" aka "The Sad Case of Joe Manx"  Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
             04-08-48 :30:00*
 
           Written by Manfred B.Lee & Anthony Boucher
           
 with Jay Novello, Luis Van Rooten, Rye Billsbury, Betty Lou Gerson,
             Jimmy Starr, Frank Lovejoy
             Guest Armchair Detective: Jimmy Starr (motion picture editor LA
            Herald Express and mystery author).

             Big Joe Manx is back in town with a Latin bodyguard. Nobody seems
             particularly afraid of him. A blank piece of  stationery with the letters "K. I." are
             the clues to  $50,000 and incriminating evidence when Manx is shot.

349* "The Slicer"  Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
             04-15-48 :30:00* Repeat of 08-01-45 "Nick the Knife"
 
           Written by Manfred B.Lee & Anthony Boucher
             Guest Armchair Detective: Gene Handsaker (Hollywood columnist
,
             Associated Press Newsman)

             An unknown madman has murdered nineteen women by  attacking them
             at night while they are alone. The identity of "The Slicer" is quite a surprise.
             19 corpses are counted before Ellery catches the right man.

350* "Murder by Installments
"  Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
            04-22-48 :30:00*  Repeat of 12-31-42 "The Man Who was
            Murdered by  Installments
           
Written by Frederick Dannay & Manfred B.Lee
            with Paul Frees, Robert Griffin, Bob Lewis, Charles Seel, Frances Chaney
            Guest Armchair Detective: Mel Blanc
            Dexter Prill, an elderly man who is murdered is played by Francis X.
          
 Bushman (the one-time matinee idol)

            Dexter Prill a very wealthy old man has two nephews and a  niece. Two of his
            greedy relatives have been cut out of the will, leaving all of his thirty million
            dollars to one of the rest. Which relative's worries are over? Or have they just
            begun? The old man is shot twice, but only in the arm and leg.

Dwight Hauser directed the remaining episodes. This week or the next Howard Culver took over the part of the famed amateur detective... (Sound of Detection - Nevins)

Lawrence Dobkin "When I was replaced as the voice of Ellery Queen, nobody gave me any notice. They just told me not to come back next week. They never told me why. I had done it for two years. ..."
(Have Gun-Will Travel - Martin Grams)

351* "The Three Frogs" Radioshow available on the internet... Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
             04-29-48 :30:00*
             Written by Manfred B.Lee & Anthony Boucher
             Guest Armchair Detective: Florabel Muir (columnist
for "Daily Variety")

             Ellery vs. "The Frog" leader of a youth gang of criminals.
             Nikki tries to reform a young delinquent.

352* "One Diamond Introclip to the radioshow Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
             05-06-48 :30:00*
             Written by Manfred B.Lee & Anthony Boucher
             with Joan Banks, Bill Bouchey, Wilms Herbert, Eric Snowden, Sidney Miller
             Guest Armchair Detective: Peggy Lee

             Why couldn't the murderer of millionaire Mark Gallows read
             the "treasure- map" leading to the famous diamond?

353* "Nikki Porter, Starlet" 
             05-13-48 :30:00*
             Repeat of "The Doodle of Mr.O'Drew"11-28-45
             Guest Armchair Detective: Harvey Fishman (former Quiz kid)

354* "Misery Mike"  Episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
             05-20-48 :30:00*
             Written by Manfred B.Lee & Anthony Boucher
             Ernie Felice (accordionist)
             with Barney Phillips, Sidney Miller, Anne Stone, Tony Barrett, Lou Merrill,
             Guest Armchair Detective: Cliff Arquette (radio comedian)

             Mike was a rat with a difference; he was a accordion playing racketeer, but
             only one tune from "Il Trovatore." Mike has a scheme to blackmail opera
             singers. But who killed "Misery Mike"? The accordion provides a clue. 
Ellery
              is  forced to disguise Nikki, as a famous European opera singer.

355* "Mr. Gregory Snye" 
             05-27-48 :30:00* Repeat (with new title)
             Guest Armchair Detective: Sam Abbott

             Al that is known about this story is that it's about racial prejudice
             leading to crime. Ellery investigates.  The Ellery Queen mystery tonight is
             titled "Mr. Gregory Snye," an unpleasant kind of character who sows death
             wherever he goes. (Rockford Register Republic 05-27-48)

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