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October 21, 2016
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Volume 2
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“Midnight, the witching hour when the night is darkest, our fears the strongest, and our strength at its lowest ebb. Midnight, when the graves gape open and death strikes.”
Murder At Midnight was a thirty minute show, featuring macabre tales of suspense, often with a supernatural twist.
Louis G. Cowan, Inc., a transcribed programming house began creating a series of crime fiction dramas slotted for late night listening. It had one of the higher production and cast costs for syndicated programming for that time. Directed by Anton M. Leder and produced by Louis G. Cowan. The host was Raymond Morgan, who delivered the memorable lines of introduction over Charles Paul’s effective organ theme.
Featuring tales of the supernatural and the macabre by radio's top writers and stars. The writers included Robert Newman, Joseph Ruscoll, Max Ehrlich, Betty Caine, Carl Frank, Sigmund Miller, Winifred Wolfe, Jay Williams, Barry Hopkins, Lawson Zerbe, William Norwood, Abram S. Guiness, and Leon Meadow.
Actors include Alan Hewett, Ann Shephard, Barry Hopkins, Barry Kroeger, Betty Caine, Brad Barker, Carl Emory, Carl Frank, Charlotte Holland, Craig McDonnell, Elspeth Eric, Eric Dressler, Fess Johnson, Frank Behrens, Helen Shields, James Van Dyke, John Griggs, John Sylvester, Karl Swenson, Lawson Zerbie, Mercedes McCambridge, Paul Mann, Ruth Yorke, Vinton Hayworth, Walter Vaughn, Wendell Holmes, and William Quinn.
The result is a witch's broth of shivers and suspense that will knock you for a ghoul!
Murder At Midnight was issued by several transcriptions services, and the show titles and show numbers were different on them. The shows in Radio Archives, Murder At Midnight Volume 2, came from a set of MacGregor and Ingram disks and the show numbers are taken from the disks themselves. Being syndicated, stations could broadcast the programs in any sequence, on any day of the week.
Six hours, twelve tales of Mystery and Terror, restored to sparkling audio quality by Radio Archives.
7 hours - $10.49 Download / $20.98 Audio CDs
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The Best of AdventureDoc Savage AudiobooksDoctor DeathDusty Ayres and his Battle BirdsG-8 and His Battle AcesThe Green LamaOld Time Radio AudiobooksOperator #5Sci-FiThe Secret 6Secret Agent XThe SpiderSingle Title Audiobooks
Calling Captain Future
by Edmond Hamilton
Read by Milton Bagby

Curtis Newton, wizard of science, and his trio of Futuremen blaze a trail across the stars to forestall the coup of Dr. Zarro—leader of a legion of peril!
From out of the pulps, Captain Future flies into action, displaying the most exciting aspects of Science Fiction. Although modeled to a degree after Doc Savage, Captain Future is also the ultimate space opera hero. Coming complete with not only a tragic, yet inspiring origin story driving him into defending interstellar justice, everyone and everything Curt Newton encounters is colorful, vibrant, and over the top, definite trademarks of the best space opera. Captain Future is the roving marshal of the spaceways, supported by the Futuremen, the best deputies the universe has to offer.
Ready to battle with fists and weapons if he has to, Captain Future also has other skills that often come into play. Curtis Newton isn’t simply smart, but he shows compassion throughout the series, for those around him and aliens new to him. Unlike many science fiction heroes, Captain Future doesn’t assume that a new being he encounters is evil just because they are different. Many of the conflicts are simply misunderstandings and Captain Future proves himself as strong a diplomat as he is a fighter.
A space hero most definitely requires a spacecraft, and Captain Future’s was one of the most memorable. Leaving its own distinctive rocket trail across the stories, the Comet was the ultimate ship for the perilous, mysterious missions the Captain and his companions undertook. From fighting battles above strange planets to studying strange minerals and new alien races, the craft was fully equipped with whatever might be needed. Aptly named, the Comet itself could be a mystery, having the unique ability to hide in plain sight in outer space, camouflaged as an actual comet.
Rocket into science fiction adventure and discover new worlds. Ripped from the pages of the Spring 1940 issue of Captain Future magazine, “Calling Captain Future” is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
The Golden Alligator
by Robert J. Hogan
Read by Michael C. Gwynne
Popular Publications publisher Harry Steeger and writer Robert J. Hogan had scored a hit with G-8 and His Battles Aces in 1933. A year later, they put their heads together and concocted a crime series with a fantasy flare. They called it The Secret 6!
Steeger always credited the successful Park Avenue Hunt Club stories running in the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly as his main inspiration. But the types of stories he asked Robert J. Hogan to write smacked of the one and only Doc Savage. In a sense, The Secret 6 was Doc Savage and his men—but without the superhuman aspects of Doc. The title was lifted from a 1931 crime film. To insure that the first issue sold like hotcakes, they stole a little more of Street & Smith’s thunder by titling that debut novel The Red Shadow.
The premise was simple. Framed for the crimes of diabolical Red Shadow, a mystery man with a haunted past calling himself King breaks out of the Death House. Scouring the Underworld, he assembles a team of shadowy specialists who dedicate themselves to hunting down The Red Shadow, which they did in their debut adventure.
Only four issues of The Secret 6 were ever published. But what a glorious run! The Red Shadow was followed by House of Walking Corpses, The Monster Murders and The Golden Alligator. Each succeeding novel was more fantastic than the one before. Collectively, they read like a dry run for Carleton E. Morse’s classic radio series, I Love a Mystery.
For his final Secret 6 opus, Robert Hogan took a new approach, emphasizing King, and relegating the other members of the fighting band to the background. Set in Florida, where the author resided for portions of his life, this is a treasure hunt on a grand scale, flavored by typical Popular Publications weirdness in the form of a giant alligator of unknown origins.
Will the Secret 6 survive this threat? Well, no. All the more reason to plunge in and enjoy the exciting quest for The Golden AlligatorMichael C. Gwynne narratives this swan song audiobook.
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The best of timeless Pulp now available as cutting edge eBooks, bringing the greatest heroes, awesome action, and two fisted thrills to your eReader! Presenting Pulp Icons such as the Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, Operator #5 as well as wonderfully obscure characters like the Octopus and Doctor Death. Radio Archives brings you the best of yesterday's Pulp today! All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility.
Battle Birds eBooksCaptain Combat eBooksCaptain Future eBooksDare-Devil Aces eBooksDime Mystery Magazine eBooksDoctor Death eBooksDusty Ayres eBooksG-8 and His Battle Aces eBooksThe Green Lama eBooksHorror Stories eBooksOperator #5 eBooksRangeland Romances eBooksRobert Weinberg Presents eBooksThe Secret 6 eBooksSingle Title eBooksThe Spider eBooksTerror Tales eBooks
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
Another epic exploit of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Meet the Spider!
by Will Murray
Book-Length Spider Novel
Recruit For The Spider Legion
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Richard Wentworth, champion of justice, drives his best friend, Police Commissioner Stanley Kirkpatrick, into the dark and devious ways of the hunted criminal — in order to save him from the electric chair! Read this great novel, in which the Spider challenges the one-eyed executioner of Kali, goddess of evil!
Phantom Legacy — A Thrilling Story
by William Benton Johnston
In which a killer overlooks his most important victim.
Live Targets Shoot Back — An Ed Race Story
by Emile C. Tepperman
— when Ed Race gives his most dangerous off-stage performance!
The Web — A Department
Conducted by The Chief
Join this friendly gathering of Spider fans.
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99
for Halloween - 99 cents each
by John Hawking
8,390 words
The Devil’s Press-Agent — February-March 1937 issue of Horror Stories
by John Hawking
Five men waited eight hours on a storm-swept mountain for Lance Jeffcott, while ugly death struck swiftly... Jeffcott never came, and this story tells of the grisly terror that detained him.
by H. M. Appel
7,670 words
The Idol of Satan — March 1935 issue of Horror Stories
by H. M. Appel
What ghastly omen lay in that grisly sprig of mistletoe? What fearful fate did it foretell for the girl Paul Blair wished to wed?
by Wyndham Brooks
7,310 words
The Last Horror — August 1940 issue of Horror Stories
by Wyndham Brooks
Young ladies must eat, so I gratefully accepted the security offered by that lovely girl. I knew nothing of those pitiful creatures, the Unfortunates — nor of the most dreadful horror of all... the Gethsemane of the White Queen!
by Hal Field Leslie
6,394 words
The Night the Devil Walked — January 1935 issue of Horror Stories
by Hal Field Leslie
On stormy nights the Devil stalked that lonely region, hunting young bodies for his own fiendish purpose...
by W. Wayne Robbins
7,260 words
The Thing from Beyond — August 1940 issue of Horror Stories
by W. Wayne Robbins
If you were judge and jury, would you sentence young James Randall and Jane Albright to the electric chair? Or would you believe the fabulous, pulse-tingling tale they told — an experience of such stark horror as to stagger the human mind!
by Robert C. Blackmon
6,538 words
Village of Bones — January 1935 issue of Horror Stories
by Robert C. Blackmon
Despite the warnings, Jimmy Kent went with his bride to the city of living dead...
by Spencer Whitney
5,217 words
Well of Suicides — July 1935 issue of Horror Stories
by Spencer Whitney
Maidens, three centuries dead, lured their victims to the depths of that suicide well in the Forbidden City.
Pulp Book Store
The Shadow
The Shadow Double Novel Reprints
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! Sanctum Books continues its Tenth Anniversary celebration with its biggest book ever-collecting nearly 200 pages of early pulp thrillers by Walter B. Gibson! First, the invisible hand of "The Black Master" kills the very men who serve him, leaving no trace except the promise of future murders, in The Shadow's eighth recorded adventure! Then, in the The Shadow's Shadow,” the Dark Avenger battles an enemy from his past who knows the hidden secrets of the mystery man who became The Shadow! Finally, the Master of Darkness confronts Thade, "The Death Giver," a murderous malefactor who spreads death for the sheer love of killing! Plus, Anthony Tollin examines Thade's deadly return in the four-color pages of Shadow Comics! Triple Novel Reprint $19.95
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! Sanctum Books commemorates ten years of classic pulp reprints with two powerhouse thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." First, escaping from counterfeiters, a young woman and her guardian take refuge in The House on the Ledge, without knowing that their only hope for salvation lurks in the shadows! Then, in League of Death, The Shadow seeks to answer the strange riddle of why killers are taking their own lives—along with those of their victims! BONUS: The Shadow's 1940 Golden Age of Comics debut from the super-rare Shadow Comics #1 and Walter Gibson recalls writing "A Million Words a Year for Ten Years." This double-novel collector's edition showcases the classic color pulp covers by George Rozen and Graves Gladney and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Anthony Tollin and Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
Doc Savage
Doc Savage Double Novel ReprintsBooks by Will MurrayLost Radio Scripts bookDoc Savage Audiobooks

Volumes 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 13
Doc Savage and his Fabulous Five are legends of pulp fiction - and now you can get seven brand new issues of this exciting reprinted series of action-packed adventures with 14 of Doc Savage's best stories for one very low price!
 Start building your Doc Savage library today with this specially priced package from Radio Archives!
Seven Double Novel Reprints Sale priced at $45.32, normally $90.65
by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
Why did a desperate man shave his head before visiting Doc Savage headquarters, only to be struck down, his pulsing brain turned to inert stone? What sinister secret did his strange slaying silence? And how was a lizard-green shadow resembling Medusa branded on Doc’s office wall?

These are only some of the questions confronting the Man of Bronze as he pursues a grisly trail of petrified corpses to post-Prohibition Chicago, whose criminal underworld is being terrorized by a serpent-haired demon engaged in a seemingly senseless slaughter spree whose ultimate target will shake Doc Savage’s men to their core.

Suspects are many, clues baffling. Death and danger lurks everywhere they turn—symbolized by the silhouette of a faceless Gorgon.

From the concrete canyons of Manhattan to the coal fields of Illinois, Doc Savage tracks a phantom fiend the likes of which he has never before hunted. Or is he the one being hunted? Softcover $24.95
The Spider
Spider Double Novel ReprintsSpider Double Novel ReprintsThe Spider AudiobooksThe Spider eBooks
Published by Sanctum Books
The pulp era's most murderous crimebuster continues his deadly war on crime in two violent pulp novels by Norvell Page. First, an ambitious madman spreads deadly disease throughout New York City, while the police wage war upon the Spider, the only person who can save the city and bring "The Cholera King" to justice! Then, determined to destroy the U.S. defense industry, the fiend of 1000 faces known as Munro returns for a final battle in "The Spider and the Deathless One." Double Novel Reprint $14.95
Pulp Reprints
The AvengerThe Black BatCap FuryNick CarterThe Phantom DetectiveThe WhispererWeird Tales - Modern
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by Norman A. Daniels writing as "G. Wayman Jones." First, murder runs rampant as gruesome cloaked hunchback killers terrorize a city until The Black Bat's Triumph, in a bizarre thriller edited by future BATMAN editor Mort Weisinger! Then, the Cowled Crimebuster tackles the toughest racket he's ever confronted when ex-bootleggers band together to manipulate Markets of Treason. GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS BONUS: The Mask returns in a Golden Age classic from Nedor's EXCITING COMICS #5. This instant collector's item showcases the original color pulp covers by Rudolph Belarski and Rafael DeSoto and the original interior illustrations, with historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
Transcription Discs
During radio's "Golden Age", most programs were aired live, rather than prerecorded. Luckily, many were recorded while they were being broadcast — sometimes so a sponsor, a producer, a director, or a performer could listen to them later, other times for legal purposes. Most were recorded onto 16" records, called electrical transcriptions or Transcription Discs. With the introduction of audio tape in the 1950s, transcriptions gradually became a thing of the past, with many being discarded in large quantities. As a result, with the passing of the years, they have become increasingly rare and hard to find.
Though it does take special equipment to play such a large record, many radio enthusiasts collect them. Some people are interested solely in discs from a favorite series, while others just like to own a few rare and high-quality transcription recordings to frame and hang on their wall.
Buying transcription discs has always been difficult whether it is finding them, bidding against others in an auction, watching the price quadruple in the last few seconds, or not knowing the quality of the seller or the discs. That has all changed. When you see a transcription disc on Radio Archives that you want to buy, add it to the shopping cart and we will ship it to you the same day. Our flat rate postage of only $4.00 for US orders can save you a lot of money on these heavy discs. Radio Archives has handled 30,000 transcription discs over the last 16 years and we know how to ship them safely.
Add the transcription discs you want to purchase to the shopping cart along with Old Time Radio CDs, Audiobooks, or Pulps that you want for a low $4 flat rate postage for everything in your order.
Adventures by MorseFibber McGee and MollyMagic IslandMagic IslandHollywood Casting OfficeHollywood Spot LightKomedy KingdomLaff ParadeRhapsody In Rhythm
Thirty plus transcription discs have been added in the Misc or unsorted category for this newsletter.
Added are America on the March, American Album of Familiar Music, Art Baker’s Notebook, Charlie McCarthy Show, Forward March, G. I. Jive, Hollywood Open House, Manhattan Melodies, Invitation to Learning, Philadelphia Orchestra, Red Skelton, Showtime, Spotlight Bands, Stars on Parade, The Comic Weekly Man, The Dorothy and Dick Show, The First Generation, The London String Quartet, Mr. President, and Theater Guild.
As we add over hundred shows of The Dorothy and Dick Show in the future, the show will get its own category. Same with many of the other shows in the misc category.
Special sale. All Misc transcription discs are 25% off until November 3. Buy one disc or all of them at a 25% discount.

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