Based on the novels of Phoebe Atwood Taylor (writing as Alice Tilton), the 30-minute dramas were produced
by Roger Bower and starred Walter Hampden as Leonidas Witherall, a New England boys' school instructor in Dalton, Massachusetts, a fictional
Boston suburb. Witherall, who resembled William Shakespeare, is an amateur detective and the accomplished author of the "popular Lieutenant
Hazeltine stories." His housekeeper Mrs. Mollett, who in the novels is constantly offering her "candied opinion", was played first by Ethel
Remey and then Agnes Moorehead, and Jack MacBryde appeared as Police Sgt. McCloud. The announcer was Carl Caruso. Milton Kane supplied the
music. The series began June 4, 1944 and continued until May 6, 1945.