Will Murray's Pulp Classics #40
The Spider #48 Audiobook
Machine Guns Over the White House
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray
For ten grim years, the Spider battled the underworld, imprinting his scarlet seal on the bodies of the criminals he slew. No one knew his name. His face was unknown. Pursued by the police, sought by the mob, the Master of Men crushed crime with a blazing intensity never witnessed before or since. Now he's back with a vengeance in a new series of audiobooks retelling his pulp-pounding exploits, as chronicled by Norvell W. Page, writing as Grant Stockbridge.
After three years of writing the Spider, Norvell Page suddenly dropped out. No one is sure why this was, but nervous strain due to overwork, along with making unforgiving monthly deadlines, are the likeliest explanations for Page abandoning the Spider series.
For several months, Emile C. Tepperman ghosted the series as Grant Stockbridge. Suddenly, Norvell Page returned. And he returned with a vengeance! Tepperman introduced a new character to the series, Ben Lasker, but Page ruthlessly obliterated him in the beginning of his return novel, The Man Who Ruled in Hell. Not content with that, Page introduced a new alternate identity for Richard Wentworth, safecracker Blinky MacQuade.
Following that riveting resurrection, Page penned Machine Guns Over the White House for the September, 1937 issue, in which he pulled out all the stops. What does the suicide of a United States Senator, a sinister schemer calling himself the Cobra, and a weird Hindu cult have in common? Only Richard Wentworth, called to the nation’s capital by a mysterious newspaper notice directed to his arachnid alter ego, suspects a link.
Before the gunsmoke clears, the Spider will have blazed a battle trail from the Capitol Building to the White House, to foil a madman’s coup intended to snuff out the life of President Franklin D. Roosevelt!
This thrilling Spider audiobook features acclaimed voice talent Nick Santa Maria. Also includes “Killer’s Cradle Song,” a Brother Henry story by Wayne Rogers, and another popular Ed Race tale by Emile C. Tepperman, “Murder Misses its Cue.”
#48 Machine Guns Over the White House
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
Chapter 1: The Sword of Justice
Chapter 2: Death on the Floor
Chapter 3: Sign of the Cobra!
Chapter 4: Storm Troops of Death
Chapter 5: Assassination!
Chapter 6: Siva the Terrible!
Chapter 7: The Legions of Siva
Chapter 8: A Forlorn Hope Fails
Chapter 9: Great Men Can Die
Chapter 10: While Death Waits
Chapter 11: Sacrifice to Siva
Chapter 12: A Desperate Chance
Chapter 13: Via Dolorosa
Chapter 14: A Man Can Only Die
Killer’s Cradle Song — A Brother Henry Story
by Wayne Rogers
Read by Roy Worley
Murder Misses Its Cue — An Ed Race Story
by Emile C. Tepperman
Read by Milton Bagby
Will Murray is the Series Producer for Will Murray’s Pulp Classics line of Pulp Audiobooks and Pulp eBooks. Will is the author of over 50 novels in popular series ranging from The Destroyer to Mars Attacks. Collaborating posthumously with the legendary Lester Dent, he has written to date fourteen Doc Savage novels, with Skull Island, Death’s Dark Domain, Desert Demons, Horror in Gold, and The Infernal Buddha now available. For National Public Radio, Murray adapted The Thousand-Headed Man for The Adventures of Doc Savage in 1985, and recently edited Doc Savage: The Lost Radio Scripts of Lester Dent for Moonstone Books. He is versed in all things pulp.
Nick Santa Maria Nick was born early in life in Brooklyn, NY. His theatrical background is based in Comedy Improv. He was a long standing member of the late lamented Miami based, Mental Floss, where he served as head writer/composer. From there he began his career in commercials, voice-overs, TV, Film, and theatre. He has performed in many roles on the stage including his award winning turn as Nick in Over The River And Through The Woods, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, in The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee as Mr. Panch (3-D Theatricals), Mr. Bromhead in No Sex Please, We’re British at The Norris, and as Pseudolus in, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Norris Theatre. Television: The Buffalo Bill Show, B.J. Stryker, and two Disney Christmas Specials. Off Broadway: Writer/Composer/Performer on Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Soundtrack on RCA Victor. Broadway: Vince Fontaine in Tommy Tune’s production of Grease. He also appeared in every domestic company of Mel Brooks’ The Producers, understudying everyone from Nathan Lane and Jason Alexander, to Tony Danza and David Hassellhoff. He was the original Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, a Musical Spectacular, soundtrack on Disney Records. Nick is a resident of Los Angeles and is currently writing a book about classic film comedians, Nick’s been a long time film historian, and has written several articles on the topic. |