The Sealed Book

This radio murder mystery series was originally developed by Radio Station WOR (The Mutual Broadcasting System's flagship station in New York City) as a 1945 summer replacement for The Shadow. It was syndicated and was generally broadcast on Sunday evenings at 10:30 

The Sealed Book begins with a classic intro, in which when gonged, we are escorted by the tuxedoed announcer with unseen organist as the keeper of the book opens the ponderous, albeit squeaky door "to the secret vault wherein is kept the great sealed book, in which is recorded all the secrets and mysteries of mankind through the ages, Here are tales of every kind, tales of murder, of madness, of dark deeds strange and terrible beyond all belief."

Dare we go on? "Keeper of the book, I would know what tale we tell this time. Open the Great Book and let us read. Slowly the great book opens." Organ crescendo. "One by one, the Keeper of the Book turns the pages." (Sound of pages turning) "And stops"

The shows were written by Bob Arthur and David Kogan and the narrator was Phillip Clarke. A total of 26 shows were produced. David Kogan was also a writer for The Mysterious Traveler and many, if not all,of THE SEALED BOOK shows used MT scripts with different casts.

Others you might like are Suspense, Quiet Please, and Inner Sanctum.

Complete Series
26 Shows from 1945
This CD is in the MP3 format