Magic meets mystery as George Chance battles crime as the Green Ghost! Thrills, legerdemain, and suspense — all courtesy of the most extraordinary man-hunter the world has ever known!
George Chance once more dons the Green Ghost’s robes to unravel the tangled threads of a startling mystery! The magician-sleuth and his aides talk back when the bones of the dead speak out!
In efforts to get a share of the pulp hero market of the mid to late 1930s, Thrilling Publications, also known as Standard Magazine, recruited authors to create characters that could carry their own magazines and compete with the likes of Doc Savage and The Shadow. Although editors at Thrilling relied primarily on Norman Daniels for most of these series, they also turned their attention to writer G.T. Fleming-Roberts, bringing him on board to create the lead character for The Ghost Super Detective Magazine.
Flemings-Roberts was the ideal choice for the series that would become The Green Ghost for a number of reasons. First, he already had contributed to pulp series, including one all his own, Diamondstone The Magician. This meant that Fleming-Roberts not only knew how to pace a story for a recurring character, but also was familiar with the challenges of meeting deadlines and pleasing editors.
The primary reason, however, that The Green Ghost was a great fit for G.T. Flemings-Roberts is that the majority of the author’s over 300 stories written for Pulps were detective tales and mysteries. This means that not only did he craft a masked hero to compete with the likes of The Spider and even Standard’s own Phantom Detective, but Fleming-Roberts wrote stories that were also usually tightly conceived and structured mysteries. This drew in readers who enjoyed well written mysteries as well as masked hero adventures.
The Case of the Walking Skeleton was originally published in the pages of The Green Ghost Detective magazine in the Spring of 1941 and is read with mysterious and magical force by Roger Price.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: The Silent Men
Chapter 2: The Man with the Monster Face
Chapter 3: The Bogey of Brooklyn
Chapter 4: Horror Under a Hat
Chapter 5: Alias, Sergeant Hamill
Chapter 6: The Broken Face
Chapter 7: Man with a Headache
Chapter 8: The Haunters of the Rectory
Chapter 9: The Morgue
Chapter 10: Dealer in Death Masks
Chapter 11: Dead Man’s Girl
Chapter 12: The Missing Element
Chapter 13: The Pit
Chapter 14: The Riddle on the Board
Chapter 15: Jungle Tragedy
Chapter 16: Mr. Ghost, Mr. Chance
Chapter 17: Tangled Threads
Chapter 18: Clara Cluck’s Cackle
Chapter 19: Guns in Minette Lane
Chapter 20: The Second Skeleton
Chapter 21: Death Pool
Chapter 22: The Haunted Room
Chapter 23: The Name in the Envelope
Roger Price During his lengthy career as an entertainer, Roger Price has performed on TV, radio and the live stage. At one time or another he has worked as a stand-up comic, hosted a late night TV movie series as a character called “The Baron”, worked as a morning radio personality, hosted and emceed numerous live events, served as an entertainment news anchor and even worked as a ring announcer for professional wrestling. Comic book and pop culture fans know Roger Price as the creator, director and “voice” of Mid-Ohio-Con, one of the largest and longest running shows of its kind.Currently, in addition to his work with RadioArchives.com, Roger works with a wide variety of clients as a popular announcer and voice actor, specializing in character/cartoon voices and dialects.