The Paladin of Law and Order!
The Red Mask! When he dons his crimson mask with the white skull and crossbones, he becomes the shrewd, implacable foe of gangsterism and vice, whom the whole underworld soon learns to fear and hate.
Unknown to the world at large, the Red Mask is Perry Morgan, owner of the Jefferson Hotel. Gloria Chalmers, his fiancé and secretary is the only person who knows the secret identity of crimedom's nemesis, the Red Mask.
The pulp magazine, Red Mask Detective Stories made its debut with the March 1941 issue. After the second issue in May 1941, the magazine changed its name to Red Hood Detective Stories for the July 1941 issue. That was the final issue of the adventures of Perry Morgan, the Red Mask. Red Mask Detective Stories returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s listeners.
Table of Contents:
The Fatal Vishnu — Short Novel
by Stanley Richards
The jewel smugglers were clever, and they might have continued on their way uninterrupted — if they hadn’t run into The Man in the Red Mask!
by Lyle Randall
When a man commits murder, the tiniest oversight may mean his own destruction. He had to kill Cynthia Dorkins or find his whole life ruined. He thought he’d covered up perfectly. But one little detail tripped him up. It was... An Oversight!
Cupid Is a Burglar
by E.M. Thompson
When a girl’s father won’t let her marry the man of her choice — well, sometimes a burglar can be a big help!
Death and the Mountie
by Benton Foster
Canadian Mountie Craig wasn’t afraid of death. He feared only failure in his duty. Cold-blooded murder, and the dogged death-defiance of a Canadian Mounted Policeman.
Who Lives by the Sword
by Louis E. Wolcher
Joe Pagan and Bernice Teller were a tricky pair of murderers. But Charlie Lord and Byron Varner were a trickier pair of sleuths. Who lives by the double-cross shall die by the double-cross.
Soft Lead — Short Short Story
by John Nicholas
by Raymond Chanley
When he turned Vigilante, Joe Bradford got himself mixed up in the most tangled mess of cross and double-cross he’d ever seen. You don’t have to kill a gangster yourself — if you can trick another gangster into doing it!
by Frank Purce
Politics can be a pretty dirty business. That’s why Alan Brawl expected the worst — and was surprised when everything turned out for the best. It doesn’t pay to be too smart in politics. Alan Brawl almost outsmarted himself.
Revenge in Reverse — Novelette
by Richard Hale
“Psychic” murder by a fortune-teller’s husband.
Mark Finfrock got a Realistic Cassette recorder for Christmas at age 10, he knew right away what he wanted to do with his life. Spend countless hours recording everything! Mark wrote and produced his own commercials and radio show by the time he was 11!
When he graduated High School he went out in the world for a few years only to return home and pursue the career he so desperately wanted. Radio! Mark worked in small market radio for 20 plus years and was awarded, 1st Place for the Associated Press’ Radio C Small Market Public affairs for a series of segments he wrote, produced and edited.
Later, Mark started TyMad Productions to do his own recording and production work. Building his own professional home studio he now contracts himself out as a voice talent. His clients include Radio Archives, Town Lincoln Motors, Rock Island Argos, Victorville Hyundai, Clix! Photography and National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Audio Book readings include Pascal, US Marshal Volume 1, Pascal, US Marshal Volume 2, Shanghaied by Francis Louis Guy Smith, Dan Fowler G-Man Volumes 1 and 2, C.O. Jones Monsters and Mobsters by Fred Adams Jr., The Puzzle Girl: A Paul Murdock Story by Michael P Murphy, Maxim Gunn, a six book series by Nicholas Boving, Z-Minus Volume 2 by Perrin Brier, Shotgun Blues by Michael P Murphy, Castle Dark by Nicholas Boving, and Wise Guys Confidential by John Wooten.
Mark lives in Washington, Pennsylvania with his inspiring best friend and wife Tara, his two children Tyler and Madison, and his German Sheppard.