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Will Murray's Pulp Classics #46
The Spider #72 Audiobook
The Corpse Broker
by Wayne Rogers writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria. Liner Notes by Will Murray
 
 
For two years, Norvell Page and his understudy, Wayne Rogers, alternated on writing the Spider novels. This was after Page came back from a hiatus in the middle of 1937.
 
During this time, Page turned out some astonishing stories, including the infamous Black Police trilogy, while Wayne Rogers did his best to emulate the kind of fiction that appeared in Terror Tales with overheated novels like The City that Dared Not Eat and When Thousands Slept in Hell.
 
Then, evidently rested up enough to take full control the series for a while, Norvell Page and his new editor, Loring Dowst, inaugurated a multipart epic that began with Rule of the Monster Men, in which Nita van Sloan ended up a helpless cripple.
 
Nothing is forever in the Spider series––not even death and disfigurement––so before long Nita was back on her feet, while Richard Wentworth, who became a hunted man as a result of the events of The Spider and the Slaves of Hell, fought valiantly to clear his name, issue after thriiling issue. We’ve been releasing this exciting sequence every month since January.
 
During this five-month ordeal, Wayne Rogers largely sat on the sidelines. But he did return for one last story, The Corpse Broker! Rogers was simultaneously writing the adventures of James Christopher in Operator #5 magazine, as well as sundry Weird Menace stories and the Brother Henry series then running in the back of The Spider. His real name was Archibald Bittner, but he took the pseudonym Wayne Rogers in the early 1930s, after transitioning from being a pulp editor to a full-time fictioneer.
 
In this novel, victims are struck down by the mysterious malady the newspapers dub the Green Death. This is only the beginning of a daring criminal campaign to take over New York City and turn it into the national capital of crime. Taking on a new identity, Dick Wentworth rises from his secret slum hideout to take on this titanic threat to law and order.
 
Even at the conclusion of this story, all is not resolved. Resolution will take place in our next exciting Spider audiobook, The Spider and in the Eyeless Legion.
 
The Corpse Broker proved to be Wayne Rogers’ final Spider novel. It was also one of his best. Listen to it now. Nick Santa Maria brings all the Spidery thrills to life, while Roy Worley reads the short story, Arthur Leo Zagat’s Doc Turner tale, “In This Corner––Kid Death.”
 
#72 The Corpse Broker
by Wayne Rogers writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
 
Chapter 1: Wards of Death
Chapter 2: Slaughter Night
Chapter 3: Reign of Terror
Chapter 4: Death Comes Calling
Chapter 5: Exit Blinky McQuade
Chapter 6: Death’s Pay-Day Raiders
Chapter 7: Terror Trail
Chapter 8: The Blank-Faced Men
Chapter 9: City of No Law
Chapter 10: Cruise to Hell
Chapter 11: The Green Death
Chapter 12: A Spider’s End

Short Story
In This Corner — Kid Death — A Doc Turner Story
by Arthur Leo Zagat
Read by Roy Worley
 

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 WoodsI 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 ShowB.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.

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