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May 6, 2016
99 Cent The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 5 Bonus!
The brand new The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 5 radio set is only 99 cents through May 19th, when you place any order for $25 or more.
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The Great Gildersleeve became one of radio's most successful situation comedies, and sixty years after it left the airwaves, it continues to be a favorite among old-time radio fans. As portrayed by Peary, the Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve character — who, on Fibber McGee, had a pronounced larcenous streak — mellowed considerably, settling into the comfortable role of kind and loving uncle to his niece and nephew. Assisted in the running the household by housekeeper Birdie Lee Coggins (Lillian Randolph). Outside the home, Gildersleeve's closest association was with Judge Horace Hooker (Earle Ross), with whom he had many battles during the first few broadcast seasons.
Singer and actor Harold Peary who brought the pompous and cantankerousness Gildersleeve to life, began his radio career back in 1923. A first generation American born to Portuguese parents, Peary’s real name was José Pereira de Faria ; but he changed it to make it easier to find work in the entertainment industry. While he had his own show as a singer, The Spanish Serenader, in San Francisco, it was only when he moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1937. It was Chicago when his career began to take off and soar when he became a regular on Fibber McGee and Molly because of his ability to voice and portray many different characters and their nationalities.
It was writer Don Quinn who thought up the name of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve. Quinn named McGee’s nemesis that name because it was the most pompous name he could think of. Gildersleeve’s middle name remained one of radio’s most endearing mysteries until Fibber McGee and Molly found Gildersleeve’s personal dairy and began reading it in the October 22, 1940 episode of the Fibber McGee and Molly show. The full name of Fibber’s friendly nemesis is Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve.
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by Frederick C. Davis writing as Curtis Steele
Read by Milton Bagby
The news spread like wild-fire. A man had solved the problem of the ages — he was bringing the dead back to life! Operator #5, ace of the American Secret Service, recognized the grave menace. He realized the danger if the gigantic advances of modern science were employed selfishly by unscrupulous men. And that precisely was the danger facing his native land! The Master of Death, using the promise of life everlasting, was cunningly building an army of fanatic, half-mad followers, men who were burning, pillaging and slaying at the will of the man-monster they worshipped!
From out of the pages of Operator #5 magazine steps a dramatic hero who pits himself against threats to national security from all origins. Whether it’s a subversive internal threat, or a full-scale invasion from an enemy land, James Christopher stood ready and resolute to defeat it.
James Christopher did not technically belong to the U. S. Secret Service. He was a top agent for an America’s unnamed Intelligence Service. It was in his blood. His father, John Christopher, retired from the same agency years before. Answerable only to his superior, Z-7, and carrying a letter from the President of the United States identifying him as Operator #5, Jimmy Christopher played for keeps. He carried a rapier sewn into his belt, and in a golden skull hanging from his watch-chain was a reservoir of poison to be taken in the event of capture.
Aided by a small group of trusted assistant, ranging from his twin sister Nan to scrappy street urchin Tim Donovan, Jimmy Christopher was a one-man defense force. Into this unprecedented crisis plunged Jimmy Christopher. Only one man, but a man who embodied the American spirit — and stands prepared to perish to protect his country.
The Army of the Dead is read with stirring intensity by Milton Bagby. Originally published in the March 1935 issue of Operator #5 magazine.
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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
“The Web — A Department
Conducted by The Chief
The spirit that can lick crime!
Book-Length Spider Novel
Return Of The Racket Kings
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
To the grim, staccato music of tommy-guns and the crashing overtones of “pineapples,” there rose once more the murderous gangs of the bootleg-crazy Twenties. Could the Spider protect his country, on three separate seething crime fronts — even as the Weasel and the Snake closed in for the kill — and Kirkpatrick’s gun blasted his last brilliant strategy?
Private Performance — For Death! — An Ed Race Story
by Emile C. Tepperman
The Masked Marksman’s act was fantastically unorthodox: The stage was a scaffold bearing an innocent man; the back-drop was an empty jailhouse; the spectators, all masked, were shooting at Ed Race — who seemed about to play his last role... in hell!”
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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Shadow investigates impossible murders in two magical mysteries by Walter B. Gibson. The Knight of Darkness investigates a bizarre "Room of Doom" to uncover the truth behind a "locked room" death. Was it suicide or murder? Then, The Shadow seeks to discover how the new owner of "The Chest of Chu-Chan" was found entombed inside his new locked acquisition! Double Novel Reprint $14.95
The Man of Bronze returns in two action-packed novels by Lester Dent. First, Patricia Savage's disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle lures the Man of Bronze to "Poison Island" to rescue his beautiful cousin and recover stolen gold. Then in They Died Twice, Doc Savage returns to Hidalgo's Valley of the Vanished, the locale of his first adventure, to help Princess Monja defeat a criminal cabal attempting to loot Mayan treasure. This classic pulp reprint showcases a haunting cover by legendary paperback artist James Bama and both original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations, and historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
Sanctum Books completes its reprinting of all 182 original Doc Savage pulp novels with three hellish thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, the Man of Bronze struggles to prevent the Nazis from obtaining "The Devil's Black Rock," a mysterious force that could change the course of the war! Then, Doc and his aides team with three ghost hunters to destroy "The Pure Evil." Finally, Doc journeys to the gates of Hell and must battle demon-like creatures in order to return "Up from Earth's Center" in his legendary final pulp odyssey! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Edd Cartier and George Rozen and Paul Orban's original interior illustrations, with historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
When a vivacious blonde convinces Monk Mayfair to skip an important sea voyage to London, and instead run off to her Louisiana plantation, Ham Brooks is very suspicious.
After Doc Savage enters the picture, things start popping. As in fists and guns. Finding themselves on a steamship bound for the Caribbean, Doc, Ham, and a reluctant Monk become embroiled in wartime intrigue surrounding the question of who is desperately trying to keep them off the Northern Star, and why?
From New York City to the Bahama Banks, Doc Savage and his mighty men follow the trail, making new allies along the way, until they plunge into a hurricane of horror only some will survive…. Softcover $24.95
Published by Sanctum Books
The pulp era's most lethal crimebuster wages his deadly war on crime in two violent thrillers by Norvell Page. The White House itself hangs in the balance as Richard Wentworth attempts to prevent a power-mad dictator from turning our nation into an "Empire of Doom." Then, the city burns as The Spider seeks to unmask the mysterious Munro, a murderous master of disguise who could be anyone in "The Spider and the Faceless One." This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color covers by John Newton Howitt and Rafael De Soto, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
Sanctum Books presents two espionage thrillers showcasing the cowled superhero written by Norman A. Daniels! First, with the outbreak of World War II, foreign spies flood the United States to challenge the Nemesis of Crime in "The Black Bat's Spy Trail," edited by future Batman editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff! Then, a rogue Nazi agent offers former District Attorney Tony Quinn a deal he can't refuse in "Captains of Death." Plus, The Mask returns in a rare 1940 illustrated classic from Nedor's Exciting Comics #3. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
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