Kingdom of Blue Corpses
by Paul Chadwick writing as Brant House
They called Secret Agent “X”, the Man of the Thousand Faces. Armed with his irresistible gas gun, wearing impenetrable disguises, “X” infiltrates the darkest corners of the Underworld to crush all crime czars!
The Man of Thousand Faces is forced to adopt a strange disguise––the face of a livid blue corpse. This pits him against a ruthless, vicious criminal who leaves a weird wake of blue corpses. Men die in a horrible halo of preternatural light and the infamous Blue Spark checks off another name from his lethal ledger... Agent “X” is snared in the treachery tangle of the law and the lawless and walks straight into the trap of his greatest nemesis––Inspector John Burks.
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
Operating out of the supposedly haunted Montgomery Mansion, Secret Agent “X” ventures forth in a bewildering array of false identities to infiltrate the darkest underbelly of the underworld—and destroy it from within. A master investigator of a thousand guises and surprises. The only clue to his true identity is his haunting whistle…..
Like many of his Pulp peers, Secret Agent “X” worked with a female companion who walked the fine line between aide and love interest. Betty Dale, a reporter with as much moxy and courage as any man, played a pivotal role in the entire series. Most stories deftly handled the balance of Betty’s emotions, teetering between her dedication to the mission and an attraction to a man whose real name she didn’t even know.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of Kingdom of Blue Corpses, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, December 1935 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: Emissaries of Evil
Chapter 2: Death’s Disguise
Chapter 3: The Steel Brain
Chapter 4: Electra
Chapter 5: The Black Hearse
Chapter 6: Fiends’ Fodder
Chapter 7: Beneath the Black Hood
Chapter 8: Sinister Surprise
Chapter 9: In the Blue Chamber
Milton Bagby is a veteran radio announcer and voiceover specialist who first turned to audiobooks in 2010. Since then, Milton has worked on close to two hundred audiobook projects and is a 2017 Audie Awards winner, the audiobook industry's highest award. Drawing upon years of stage acting and the occasional bit part in films, Milton uses his experience to create characters that stand out in the ear of the listener.
“I am very much aware that a perfect stranger is going to invest many hours listening to me tell a story. I do my best to give the listener an experience in which the characters in that story come alive and sound real.”
When not behind a microphone, Milton is a writer. In addition to the well-received Rick Burkhart crime novels, Milton writes a line of 1950s style pulp stories, and is the author of dozens of magazine articles and two non-fiction books. Milton and his wife live in Nashville.