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!
When greed turns a playground city into the grim scene of a vast murder game, the Phantom Detective battles a menace of death and destruction that stalks Corpse Cay!
Even with consistency being maintained overall with the character, The Phantom Detective does have a history which includes something that makes him somewhat unique amongst most pulp heroes. It may be no surprise since the magazine was published for twenty years, give or take, but several of the stories that made their way into the magazine as Phantom Detective stories did not begin that way. Due perhaps to the number of authors involved in penning tales of The Phantom Detective, it is a well-known fact that multiple stories now in the character’s canon actually began as stories, or at least ideas for other characters. When a story starring a character didn’t sell, it wasn’t uncommon for that tale to be rewritten as a Phantom Detective story and find itself sent to Thrilling and published. The reasons for this phenomenon, though it did happen to lesser degrees in other Pulp Hero magazines, may be several. At its core, The Phantom Detective is a very basic concept, that of a man driven by boredom and lack of purpose to fling himself into a fight against crime and evil. With that being the template, almost any character could be adjusted with the addition of a mask and, in some cases, a powering down of strength or mystical skills to become The Phantom Detective. The real trick, however, that some authors mastered while others did not was making the reworked story stand out as if it had been the Phantom Detective’s all along.
Murder Moon Over Miami was originally published in the January 1942 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: Death at Corpse Cay
Chapter 2: Fish of Mystery
Chapter 3: The Phantom Appears
Chapter 4: “Save Tommy Crane!”
Chapter 5: Vanished Thin Man
Chapter 6: Stern Justice
Chapter 7: The Phantom Fishes
Chapter 8: Death Deals Double
Chapter 9: Girl in the Sea
Chapter 10: Strange Contact
Chapter 11: Bloody Evidence
Chapter 12: The Phantom Strikes
Chapter 13: “The Truth or Die!”
Chapter 14: Place of Corpses
Chapter 15: Old “Cypress” Smith
Chapter 16: Van Leads Mutiny
Chapter 17: Wildcat Angel
Chapter 18: Fight to Death
Chapter 19: Strange Prisoners
Chapter 20: Out of the Swamp
Chapter 21: The Iron Judge Deals
Chapter 22: A Killer’s Last Strike