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Phantom Detective Audiobook #106 Murder Stalks a Billion - 5 hours [Download] #RA1177D
The Phantom Detective Audiobook #106 Murder Stalks a Billion

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The Phantom Detective #106 Audiobook
Murder Stalks A Billion
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!
Spydom’s crimson undercurrent sweeps The Phantom Detective into a balding sea mystery when the fate of Free France hangs in the balance as modern pirates create panic!
The concept of finding oneself didn’t just make The Phantom Detective appealing to war veterans, although many could see themselves in Richard Curtis Van Loan’s journey. In 1933, The Depression was still in full swing in The United States, leaving many wondering where their next job, their next dime, their next meal was going to come from. Men who had had promising careers just four short years ago now found themselves in bread lines and crossing the country to pick fruit just to survive. This lost sense of purpose imbued the character of The Phantom Detective, being the primary reason that Van Loan put the mask on to begin with. Left adrift after returning home from World War One, Van Loan, even with his vast wealth, could not find peace until friend Frank Havens suggested he tackle solving a crime that the police could not crack. This character came at a time in American history when many people, especially men seeing themselves as providers for their families, had the same issues. Though not millionaires, many during the 1930s had a wealth of poverty, a richness of nothing, and this caused them to feel just as lost as Richard Curtis Van Loan. Scraping together a few cents to escape from the humdrum of unemployment or, for the lucky ones, the monotonous daily grind in a factory, readers sought out not only over the top adventures and unsolvable crimes, which The Phantom Detective provided plenty of in his long run.
Murder Stalks A Billion was originally published in the December 1941 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: The Sea Won’t Tell
Chapter 2: Strange Witnesses
Chapter 3: Murder in the Sky
Chapter 4: Reward for Murder
Chapter 5: Meet the Corpse
Chapter 6: Murder Pay
Chapter 7: Chips for Death
Chapter 8: Big Dan’s Defiance
Chapter 9: What Does Penny Know?
Chapter 10: Signal to the Dead
Chapter 11: Out of the Sea
Chapter 12: Hate’s Cross Pattern
Chapter 13: Run of the Tide
Chapter 14: His Best Disguise
Chapter 15: Vanished Ina Lou
Chapter 16: Dead Men Can’t Talk
Chapter 17: One Kent Too Many
Chapter 18: Keep Them Alive
Chapter 19: Greed of a Woman
Chapter 20: Ina Lou at Heart
Chapter 21: Flaming Decoy
Chapter 22: A Billion in Gold

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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