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!
The wings of death brush past the Phantom Detective as he pits brains and brawn against the sinister cunning of a diabolical criminal’s fiendish brand of deviltry! The world’s greatest sleuth battles to halt a murderer’s grim plot of doom!
The similarities between The Phantom, as he was referred to in the pages of The Phantom Detective Magazine, and The Shadow are several and fairly obvious. Both were men of wealth and both had spent time, it would be revealed, overseas in various battles of all sorts. Returning home, they found themselves confronted with a city and even country in the grip of crime and, using their vast resources, they each took on the mantle of crime fighter in order to bring right and justice to the world. Both concealed their identities in various ways. The Shadow utilized a slouch hat and crimson scarf to hide his features while The Phantom wore a mask, although he never donned the top hat he is so associated with, thanks largely to the way artists portrayed him on magazine covers. Even their names have a certain similarity, both taking on identities that are ghost like, mysterious, and even slightly scary sounding. Also, each hero worked with a group, although The Shadow’s agents were more defined like a team than The Phantom’s helpers. Even with that, each had a cast of supporting characters that reoccurred frequently, making each character’s mission not solely a one-man operation, even though authors loved to claim that the characters were each a lone wolf type. This proved truer, in the final analysis, with the Phantom Detective than The Shadow.
Stones of Satan was originally published in the March 1943 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: Human Torch
Chapter 2: Trouble in the Air
Chapter 3: A Job for the Undertaker
Chapter 4: Loony Mary’s Home
Chapter 5: Eerie Rendezvous
Chapter 6: The Brushing Wings of Death
Chapter 7: Mystery Gem
Chapter 8: Missing Men
Chapter 9: Men Afraid
Chapter 10: “Unless You Agree to My Demands —”
Chapter 11: Yellow Death
Chapter 12: Trained Murder Weapon
Chapter 13: “Muriel Is Gone!”
Chapter 14: A Flash of Intuition
Chapter 15: Press Interview
Chapter 16: Eddie the Cat
Chapter 17: A Theory Quashed
Chapter 18: Expected Visitors
Chapter 19: Desperate Odds
Chapter 20: The Satan Appears
Chapter 21: A Crime Scheme is Crushed
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.