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July 29, 2016
The DVD set of Dangerous Assignment and Mr. and Mrs. North is only 99 cents through August 11, with your order of $10 or more.
In this 2-DVD set, Richard Denning and Barbara Britton star as Mr. and Mrs. North in three lighthearted mysteries. Also, Brian Donlevy and Herbert Butterfield star in three action-packed episodes of Dangerous Assignment. This 2-DVD collection from Nostalgia Ventures includes three Dangerous Assignment TV episodes from 1952 and three Mr. & Mrs. North TV shows from 1952.
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"Are you willing to undertake a dangerous mission for the United States, knowing in advance you may never return alive?"
Cloak and Dagger was an NBC radio series, a foreign intrigue adventure adapted from the book Cloak and Dagger: The Secret Story of the O.S.S. by Corey Ford and Alistair McBain.
Cloak and Dagger was the story of the wartime activities of the OSS — the Office of Strategic Services — “this country's first all-out effort in black warfare...dropping undercover operators behind enemy lines, organizing local partisans to blow bridges and dynamite tunnels, operating the best spy systems of Europe and Asia.” It was a tense half hour of patriots and traitors, of love affairs doomed by war, of triumph, tragedy, and failure. The stories did not always end with the lovers embraced and the mad-dog Germans reeling in defeat; the hero-agent, in accomplishing his mission, sometimes gave up his life.
Stories on Cloak and Dagger "came right out of Washington files" of the Office of Strategic Services. A 1950 newspaper article commented, "The stories dramatized each week are true, and yet as fantastic as any fiction writer might be able to dream up.”
A syndicated transcription show produced by the Louis G. Cowan agency, Cloak and Dagger was broadcast from May 7 to October 22, 1950.
The cast included New York actors Raymond Edward Johnson, Joseph Julian, Berry Kroeger, Everett Sloane, Jackson Beck and many more. Scriptwriter Wyllis Cooper directed the series with research support provided by Percy Hoskins, British journalist, crime reporter and author. The show was directed by Sherman Marks. Announcers were Robert Warren, Karl Weber, and host Corey Ford.
The Office of Strategic Services—the progenitor of our Central Intelligence Agency—was one of American History's most colorful and compelling World War II intelligence gathering efforts. It was also, quite understandably, one of our most secret undertakings.
Listen to the Sparkling Audio Quality of this 10 CD collection of Cloak and Dagger fully restored by Radio Archives.
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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 6Single Title AudiobooksThe SpiderSingle Title Audiobooks
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria

Pitiless, astute, ambitious, yellow-skinned Wang-ba emerged from the mystic Orient to proclaim himself Emperor of America! Sight of his green face caused bloodcurdling terror; his anger could be appeased only by soul-twisting agony and writhing, long-lasting death... Such was the criminal genius whom Richard Wentworth had to kill. Never before has the Spider been squeezed so tightly between the vise-jaws of the Law and the Lawless. Nor has he ever struggled so fiercely against the pleading of his own brave heart!
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.
During the difficult decade encompassed by the years 1933-43, a commanding figure blazed his way through a legion of Depression-era supercriminals, Nazi spies and saboteurs. He was wealthy criminologist Richard Wentworth. He was also secretly the Spider!
Never before or since has there been a hero like him. Driven, hunted, and violently committed to exterminating criminals of all calibers. A self-appointed savior of humanity, driven manic-depressive, and possibly undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, The Spider was known as the Master of Men.
Once more, the incomparable Nick Santa Maria reads another thrilling Spider exploit. Emperor of the Yellow Death originally published in The Spider magazine, December, 1935.
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
by George Fielding Eliot writing as C.K.M. Scanlon
Read by Richard Epcar
In the flood of pulp magazines featuring the hard-hitting exploits of a single hero, only one magazine read as if its stories had been torn out of the headlines. That was G-Men, starring the closest equivalent to Eliot Ness and his Untouchables the pulps dared offer up.

Special Agent Daniel Fowler. Young but hardened, the product of the FBI’s new scientific investigation methods, Fowler and his aides, Larry Kendal and Sally Vane, formed a special roving unit of the Bureau, willing and able to rush to any state in the Union to combat counterfeiters, extortionists and sundry foreign spies.

To write the exploits of such a non-nonsense hero, they called in George Fielding Eliot, a former major in U. S. intelligence. In 1933, he resigned as a U. S. Intelligence officer so he could write military non-fiction articles without being hampered by official censorship.

Eliot knew how to operate a Tommy gun, and what it was like to hear the snap and crack of live rounds whistling past your head. He also knew how to get his man—hallmarks of the Mounties and the G-Men both. His credentials were perfect.

Titled after an underworld slang term for kidnapping, with the Lindbergh baby kidnapping fresh in the public consciousness, and inspired by the notorious Purple Gang, the premier exploit of Dan Fowler and his team was called Snatch. It was published under the house pseudonym of C. K. M. Scanlon. It was an instant success among readers who had been reading daily newspaper accounts of the F. B. I.’s successful crusade against John Dillinger and “Baby Face” Nelson, and other otherwise-unstoppable Public Enemies.

Seared by crime, trained by Hoover, and motivated by a stern sense of justice, Special Agent Fowler went on to a long and successful career spanning nearly two decades.

In order to do justice to this riveting hero, we’ve recruited the impeccable-voiced Richard Epcar to narrate Snatch. Let the Tommy guns roar!
50% Discount on the Audio CD version - 5 hours - $9.99 Audio CDs
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 and his Battle Birds 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
Brand New
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
The Web — A Department
Conducted by The Chief
Let’s get mad — mad as hell!
Book-Length Spider Novel
Zara — Master of Murder!
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
It was a cruel, sinister war that Zara waged. He conquered men by mastering their brains — and then turning them against the ones they loved. Even the Spider was sucked into this whirling maelstrom of suspicion, treachery and hatred. And if the Spider failed — all Americans would be cursed with the shameful brand of Cain!
Song of the Gallows — An Ed Race Story
by Emile C. Tepperman
The show must go on, though staged and directed by Satan himself. And Ed Race doubled for Death — to uphold the tradition of showland.
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.
Brand New
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this Horror Stories series of eBooks.
Horror Stories! The dark companion to Dime Mystery Magazine. Created to showcase stories too horrible for Terror Tales. The third of the triumvirate of fear pulps. This brand of fiction came to be called Weird Menace. The mystery-and-menace formula proved so successful that publisher Popular Publications produced Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales and Horror Stories. These three dominated the Weird Menace genre all through the 1930s. Blurbed as “mystery-horror” stories instead of “mystery-terror,” Horror Stories was formulated differently that its companion titles. Damn the plot. Pour on the menace! This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Horror Stories magazine, all written by Francis James, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Horror Stories — An Introduction
by Will Murray 
Music of the Damned — January 1935 issue of Horror Stories
By Francis James
They were the Army of the Dead. High in the hills Bill Weston saw them marching, their taloned fingers clutching the torn girls who were their victims. And hell-born music dragged him on to their ancient, Satanic orgies.
Nursery of Horror — March 1935 issue of Horror Stories
by Francis James
From what reeking limbo came those emissaries of a god gone mad? To what pit of unendurable agony — to what unspeakable fate — were they taking Mary Hawes?
When Men Died Screaming — July 1935 issue of Horror Stories
by Francis James
Hilda Nash, hired to nurse a blood-lusting she-maniac, found herself the helpless prey of a legendary master of terror.
The Women Who Killed For Satan — June-July 1939 issue of Horror Stories
by Francis James
I, Paul Adams, was a rational human being, as you are — till I saw my beloved Sibyl give her loyalty to The Beggar; watched her dedicate her loveliness to the Shrine of Mass Murder, while ghastly, fiery death dripped from her fingertips!
Valley of Corpses — August 1940 issue of Horror Stories
by Francis James
Futilely I cursed the greed which had impelled me to accept this grisly job. For the corpses I sought to transplant rose against us — led by a sinister woman who conscripted my darling Marge and me into the Army of the Dead!
Scourge of the Faceless Men — December 1940 issue of Horror Stories
by Francis James
Outside the city the army kept constant watch; but inside, the Doom-Man stalked unchallenged and unchecked, spreading pestilence and death! Only I knew the secret of the inhuman fiend who had doomed an entire city to the horrors of a plague that had come from the depths of hell!
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.
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.
Magic Island was a science-fantasy radio serial syndicated in 1935. The series had 130 15-minute episodes.
The storyline followed wealthy Patricia Gregory as she ended her 14-year search in the South Pacific for her long lost daughter Joan. When Joan was one-year-old, the Gregory yacht was shipwrecked near the 30th parallel south. Lashed to a lifeboat, Joan was presumed lost by all but Patricia. In the opening episode, she receives a tip about a white girl living on a mysterious island populated by scientifically advanced people in the Pacific. After the reunion of mother and daughter, the program dramatized their subsequent adventures on the island which could submerge to escape detection. Lots of technological “marvels” are encountered as they get captured, escape, get captured, escape, etc. Great sound and a wonderful retrospective on what 1930’s people thought the future held in store for us as far as technology is concerned.
Magic Island featured Sally Creighton as Patricia Gregory, Rosa Barcelo as Joan Gregory, Tommy Carr as Jerry Hall and Will H. Reynolds as Capt. Tex Bradford. The producer-writer was Perry Crandall, who was also the program's announcer.
The Magic Island discs are two-sided shellac discs, with one complete 15 minute program on each side.
Special sale. All Magic Island transcription discs are 25% off until August 11. Buy one disc or buy 31 discs at the sale price of $22.48 each, normally $29.98 until August 11.
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 priced at $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
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
The Shadow
The Shadow Double Novel Reprints
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Shadow confronts Nazi agents in two thrilling wartime thrillers by Walter B. Gibson writing as "Maxwell Grant." In Vengeance Bay, the search for Blackbeard's pirate treasure uncovers a foreign conspiracy, and another Shadow emerges from the darkness after Lamont Cranston is kidnapped! Then, in the latter days of World War II, in Death Has Grey Eyes, the Shadow uncovers a plot to secure the Nazi's future Fuehrer for a secret plan to take over the world 20 years in the future. BONUS: a lost Shadow adventure from Radio's Golden Age! This double-novel collector's edition showcases the original color pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and the original interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
The Spider
The Spider Double Novel ReprintsThe Spider Double Novel ReprintsThe Spider AudiobooksThe Spider eBooks
Published by Sanctum Books
The pulp era's most bloodthirsty avenger continues his deadly war against crime in two violent pulp novels by Norvell Page. First, "The Mad Horde" of rabid creatures is unleashed upon mill towns to undermine America's vital steel industry. Then, in "Slaves of the Laughing Death," the fiend of 1000 faces known only as Munro returns for a deadly rematch with the Spider, armed with a deadly weapon that causes victims to laugh until they die! This double novel pulp reprint showcases the classic color covers by Rafael De Soto and John Newton Howitt, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
The Nemesis of Crime returns in classic pulp novels by Norman A. Daniels and The Spider's Norvell Page. First, voodoo drums sound in cities across the nation as a wave of mysterious murders fueled by ancient magic takes a terrifying toll in "The Black Bat's Crusade," edited by future Batman editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff! Then, "The Black Bat's Flame Trail" leads to a sinister arsonist who wields a deadly torch of terror as New York tenements burn. Plus, The Mask returns in an illustrated adventure from Nedor's Exciting Comics #4. Double Novel Reprint $14.95

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A few years ago I bought the Gordon MacRae RAILROAD HOUR CDs (all of them) that were exceptionally well restored. Your work is exemplary! I keep hoping that you will discover more transcriptions for restoration.
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The Weird Circle is a show I knew nothing about until I started browsing through your BARGAIN BASEMENT. This is exactly the kind of literary horror & suspense that I love best. I'm looking forward to hearing these for the first time, and I'll be ordering the other two volumes soon!
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