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!
The Super-Detective tackles the puzzling problem of the Lisping Man Murders — and opens his mystifying bag of tricks to baffle vicious criminals and bring them to book!
Though the Green Ghost only appeared in fourteen tales, he went through a variety of changes. Beginning life as The Ghost, also cited as The Super Detective in some places, he would eventually not only undergo a name change to the better known Green Ghost, but also a change of appearance within the stories, a green glow being added to his already ghoulish crimefighting disguise. Much of the tumult in the identity and appearance of the character rested with editorial changes as Standard Magazines, also known as Thrilling Publications, wanted to create a Pulp hero all their own that would rival other companies’ more popular characters. This was a mission that Thrilling didn’t ever really succeed in, but they brought in some of the most creative writers in their attempts to do so, including the creator of the Green Ghost and one of the most prolific writers in pulp, G.T. Fleming Roberts.
An interesting side note about Calling The Ghost is that Roberts reworked the Green Ghost’s pulp debut into a novel, The Lisping Man, first published in 1942. All references to George Chance’s masked identity were removed and significant changes to the story itself were made which left it a shadow of the original. Chance was portrayed as far less heroic and more a victim of, well, chance. Roberts was reportedly so unhappy with his rewrite of the story that he used a pen name for publication, showing that the real strength in these stories was the Green Ghost himself.
Calling the Ghost was originally published in the pages of The Ghost Super-Detective magazine in January 1940 and is read with mysterious and magical force by Roger Price.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: The Lisper
Chapter 2: The Man Died Laughing
Chapter 3: The Ghost Walks
Chapter 4: Crime Strikes Twice
Chapter 5: Blocked
Chapter 6: Death at My Elbow
Chapter 7: In Secret Council
Chapter 8: Were These Men Dead?
Chapter 9: Details of the Crime
Chapter 10: The Shamus from Boston
Chapter 11: Poison
Chapter 12: On Tanko’s Trail
Chapter 13: I Play the Danger Game
Chapter 14: The Truth — But Not All
Chapter 15: Death Across My Doorsill
Chapter 16: Tangled Threads
Chapter 17: The Lisping Man
Chapter 18: Death at My Elbow
Chapter 19: The Missing Quarter Million
Chapter 20: The House of Dead Birds
Chapter 21: The Master Mind
Chapter 22: Escape
Chapter 23: Masked Death
Chapter 24: Man About to Die
Chapter 25: I Dig My Grave
Chapter 26: Death of a Ghost
Chapter 27: Dead Men’s Tales
Chapter 28: Three Questions
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.