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Phantom Detective Audiobook # 34 Murder Empire - 5 hours [Download] #RA1127D
The Phantom Detective Audiobook #34 Murder Empire
 
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The Phantom Detective #34 Audiobook
Murder Empire
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!
 
Unleashed by a sinister oriental menace, a mysterious death ray wreaks grim havoc and takes grisly toll! Follow the Phantom on a baffling trail of crime as he flirts with Death itself!
 
Even though he was indeed a one-man army against crime, The Phantom Detective did not live in the world alone, nor could he completely carry on his crusade by himself. The crimefighter’s identity was known to one man. A friend of his father’s and a man influential in Richard Curtis Van Loan’s raising, Frank Havens was not only the powerful publisher of The Clarion, the city’s newspaper. He was also the only person who knew the Phantom Detective’s identity and he had also suggested Van Loan take on a case to solve that had the police baffled. Havens’ suggestion not only led his young charge to solve the case, but also to become The Phantom Detective!
 
The connection with Havens would also provide The Phantom Detective with a love interest and, in some stories, somewhat of a partner. Muriel Havens, Frank’s daughter, proved to be a capable ally and much more than a damsel in distress. Another character that Havens provides the connection for is tough guy and sometimes hardboiled Clarion reporter Steve Huston, who proved himself a hero as well.
 
By 1939, comic books had begun influencing Pulp magazine heroes to a degree and in the case of The Phantom Detective, this meant he acquired a sidekick, a boy named Chip Dorlan. Chip would go on to grow into a young man and join Army Intelligence after The United States entered World War II. Another ally that appeared several times was Jerry Lannigan, once Van Loan’s personal mechanic and pilot.
 
‘Murder Empire’ was originally published in the December 1935 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: Murder Strikes Twice
Chapter 2: House of Mystery
Chapter 3: The Pit
Chapter 4: The Secret Passage
Chapter 5: Kwan Kim
Chapter 6: Murder in Mexico
Chapter 7: Human Freight
Chapter 8: Death in the Sky
Chapter 9: The Black Ship
Chapter 10: Murder Again
Chapter 11: Holdup!
Chapter 12: Moxon’s Plan
Chapter 13: Capture
Chapter 14: Kwan Kim’s Mercy
Chapter 15: Frustrated Plans
Chapter 16: End of Moxon
Chapter 17: Three Burglaries
Chapter 18: Kwan Kim Strikes
Chapter 19: Showdown
 

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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