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Phantom Detective Audiobook # 20 Merchant of Murder - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA1115
The Phantom Detective Audiobook #20 Merchant of Murder
 
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The Phantom Detective #20 Audiobook
Merchant of Murder
by Robert Wallace
Read by Milton Bagby
 
 
Forged in war, The Phantom Detective wages a one-man battle on crime! Solving impossible mysteries and delivering his own justice, he is the underworld’s masked nightmare!
 
The Phantom combats a human fiend who plays the game of life and death with men as pawns in this exciting tale of a series of grim murders veiled in a sinister cloak of mystery! In the never-ending war of the forces of crime against civilization, it is the guardians of the law who always hold the winning hand! Though the dread octopus of lawlessness grasps humanity in a strangle-hold, the courageous and fearless upholders of honesty and decency are making greater and greater progress in loosening its terrible clutches! Among the most formidable enemies of organized banditry is Richard Curtis Van Loan, the Phantom Detective — the world’s greatest sleuth and master of disguise and escape!
 
Unlike the majority of his fictional peers, The Phantom Detective did not engage a plethora of mad scientists, monsters, and supernatural forces bent on evil. Staying fairly true to his debut in The Emperor of Death, Richard Curtis Van Loan saw his mission as taking on criminals head on, but not the fantastic foes that Doc Savage, The Shadow and others faced. The Phantom Detective spent twenty years fighting crime at its most basic, on the streets and in the back alleys, on the docks and in skyscrapers riddled with corruption. Using skills he learned on his own, Van Loan took on gangsters, murderers, and other vile types who sought to rob common citizens of their money, their safety, their lives. In his entire 170 issue run, The Phantom Detective only faced one foe, Clifford Boniface, twice. While others were fighting bat creatures and exotic diseases, The Phantom Detective was hell bent on keeping everyday citizens alive.
 
‘Merchant of Murder’ was originally published in the October 1934 issue of The Phantom Detective Magazine and is read with pulse pounding intensity by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.
 
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Death On the Instant
Chapter 2: Ernest Potter’s Predicament
Chapter 3: The Menace Shows Itself
Chapter 4: Escape
Chapter 5: Death to Traitors
Chapter 6: Enter Dr. Kleiner
Chapter 7: Capture
Chapter 8: The Threat of Doom
Chapter 9: A Spy
Chapter 10: Plans Awry
Chapter 11: Grim Demand
Chapter 12: The Phantom Surrenders
Chapter 13: Raid
Chapter 14: The Trail Grows Warm
Chapter 15: Score One For the Phantom
Chapter 16: The End of the Merchant
 

Milton Bagby is a veteran radio announcer and voiceover specialist who first turned to audiobooks in 2010. Since then, Milton has worked on several hundred audiobook projects and is a 2017 Audie Awards winner, the audiobook industry's highest award. Drawing upon years of stage acting and the occasional bit part in films, Milton uses his experience to create characters that stand out in the ear of the listener.
 
“I am very much aware that a perfect stranger is going to invest many hours listening to me tell a story. I do my best to give the listener an experience in which the characters in that story come alive and sound real.”
 
When not behind a microphone, Milton is a writer. In addition to the well-received Rick Burkhart crime novels, Milton writes a line of 1950s style pulp stories, and is the author of dozens of magazine articles and two non-fiction books. Milton and his wife live in Nashville.
 

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