Will Murray's Pulp Classics #37
The Spider #4 Audiobook
City of Flaming Shadows
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.
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 and feared as the Master of Men.
Garbed in a black silk cloak, slouch hat and wearing an assortment of masks and strange disguises to make him look as fierce as his namesake, the Spider ran roughshod over a vicious legion of thugs and hoodlums, leaving behind him a trail of cold corpses branded by his calling card, a scarlet spider burned into their foreheads.
For his fourth recorded adventure, City of Flaming Shadows, Richard Wentworth alias The Spider is challenged by a rival arachnid––The Tarantula!
Wielding arson has his principal tool, this alternate arachnid embarks upon a crime spree that will bring New York City to the brink of destruction. As the city he loves and protects is engulfed in a spreading conflagration, the Master of Men plunges into the blazing night with one objective in mind––to crush The Tarantula!
Once more, Nick Santa Maria brings The Spider to vivid life in one of the most dramatic Spider stories ever recorded. Torn from the pages of the January, 1934 issue of The Spider, this audiobook also includes G. T. Fleming-Roberts’ thrilling tale, “The Devil’s Belfry.”
#4 City of Flaming Shadows
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
Chapter 1: “Talk or Die!”
Chapter 2: A Man Is Hanged
Chapter 3: “For the Spider — !”
Chapter 4: The Tarantula Strikes
Chapter 5: Orders From the Tarantula
Chapter 6: The Altar of Duty
Chapter 7: Reardon’s Son
Chapter 8: “I Know the Spider”
Chapter 9: Kirkpatrick Misses a Date
Chapter 10: Flaming Loot
Chapter 11: Empty, Save For the Dead
Chapter 12: Beneath City Streets
Chapter 13: Hairy Hands
Chapter 14: Panic!
Chapter 15: The Spider Spins
Chapter 16: Spider Bait
Chapter 17: Face to Face
Chapter 18: The Pit of Bayonets
Chapter 19: Jail for the Spider
Chapter 20: The Hanging of Nita
Chapter 21: Spider to the Rescue
Chapter 22: Nita’s Sacrifice
Chapter 23: Spider vs. Tarantula
Chapter 24: The Tarantula’s Yacht
Chapter 25: Pandemonium!
The Devil’s Belfry
by G. T. Fleming-Roberts
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 twelve 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. |