Rex Stout's armchair detective, Nero Wolfe, returned to radio in 1950 with a series of New Adventures that aired on NBC radio. Film star Sydney Greenstreet ("Casablanca", "The Maltese Falcon") was cast as Wolfe, with a number of actors filling the role of Wolfe's associate, Archie Goodwin.
Aside from solving murders, Wolfe had two passions in life--beer and orchids. On the other hand, he wasn't exactly in prime physical condition, such that he had Goodwin doing his legwork for him, and rarely went into the field himself.
On a lark, I acquired a 4-CD collection of the series not long ago. One disc is playing as I write. For now, though, let's take a trip to October 1950, and "The Case of the Care Worn Cuff":
Rex Stout had written 33 Nero Wolfe novels, but one wonders what he'd think if someone wanted to acquire the rights to the character today.