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Phantom Detective Audiobook # 42 Specter of Death - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA1130
The Phantom Detective Audiobook #42 Specter of Death
 
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The Phantom Detective #42 Audiobook
Specter of Death
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!
 
Crimson poppies of doom mark the lurid trail of a dread chameleon of crime! Follow the Phantom on his pursuit of this sinister figure whose grim deeds are shrouded in mystery!
 
Although the magazine was titled The Phantom Detective, the character in the lead story actually went by two different names in each issue. Born Richard Curtis Van Loan, he was a child of wealth. Orphaned at an early age, Van Loan found a father figure of sorts in newspaper publisher Frank Havens, a relationship that would have a direct impact on his future as The Phantom, what the character was called in the series, never The Phantom Detective.
 
Not only did Van Loan share his playboy status with characters both before his creation and after it, he also had something in common with many other Pulp heroes, having served in World War One, specifically as a pilot. Returning from the war and struggling to find his purpose, he accepted a challenge from Frank Havens to solve a crime that law enforcement could not. Succeeding at this, the haggard war veteran and millionaire found his purpose, not something born out of personal tragedy, but out of a need to do good, to help others. Having been the epitome of a playboy prior to the war, Van Loan recognized he would need certain skills to follow his new mission. To this end, he taught himself to be a master at disguise, an escape artist, a fighter of multiple styles, and most importantly, an expert in detection and criminology. Once believing himself suitably ready, he donned a domino mask, not the top hat so famously depicted on each of the magazine’s covers and became The Phantom Detective.
 
‘Specter of Death’ was originally published in the August 1936 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: Guns
Chapter 2: Emergency Call
Chapter 3: The Diamond Mask
Chapter 4: Death Trap
Chapter 5: Theater of Doom
Chapter 6: A Clue
Chapter 7: Menace House!
Chapter 8: Nervous Caller
Chapter 9: Sinister Warning
Chapter 10: Out of a Trap
Chapter 11: The Lizard’s Sting
Chapter 12: The Hidden Ear
Chapter 13: Mystery Ship
Chapter 14: Watery Grave
Chapter 15: The Missing Thumb
Chapter 16: River Rats
Chapter 17: Bloodstains
Chapter 18: The Black Claw
Chapter 19: The Last Color
 

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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