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Phantom Detective Audiobook #121 Murder Under the Big Top - 5 hours [Download] #RA1187D
The Phantom Detective Audiobook #121 Murder Under the Big Top

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The Phantom Detective #121 Audiobook
Murder Under the Big Top
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!
The world’s greatest sleuth makes death-dealing gamblers show their hands! When death stalks the Sayles-Morrow Circus, the Phantom Detective plunges into a savage tangle of big-time swindlers and impenetrable mystery that challenges all his powers!
The Phantom Detective hit the stands in February 1933, a little less than two years after The Shadow magazine debuted. Ned Pines, owner of a publishing company (named Thrilling, Standard, and Better at different times), saw the success competitor Street & Smith had with The Shadow and an opportunity to capitalize on and perhaps capture a bit of their triumph for himself. The second character to lead his own magazine, The Phantom Detective debuted, causing Street & Smith to cry foul. Threatening lawsuit, The Shadow’s publisher maintained that Pines essentially copied The Shadow and made a few minor changes. Before it could develop into full blown legal action, though, other magazines hit the stands featuring titles and characters with names like Secret Agent X and The Spider, among others. Hero Pulps were now a thing all their own and, in a way,, that is thanks to Ned Pines and The Phantom Detective for taking that risk initially.
Although seen as rather formulaic by some, The Phantom Detective stories had some unique aspects. Richard Curtis Van Loan was in essence just a normal man. He did not have special training, being self taught, nor were their occult forces or super science influences that created him. The Phantom Detective was literally a self made hero, something that honestly was rare in Hero Pulps and even comics and such after the Pulp era.
‘Murder Under the Big Top’ was originally published in the December 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: Packaged Death
Chapter 2: Picture of the Phantom
Chapter 3: “I Give You — Murder”
Chapter 4: Battle in the Dark
Chapter 5: Rolling Menace
Chapter 6: Death on Two Sides
Chapter 7: Two Without Alibis
Chapter 8: Letter of Death
Chapter 9: Ride to Danger
Chapter 10: Motive for Murder
Chapter 11: Caged!
Chapter 12: Threat Accomplished
Chapter 13: Knife Duel
Chapter 14: Secret of the Past
Chapter 15: Suspect Eliminated
Chapter 16: Hostage
Chapter 17: Clue in the Clippings
Chapter 18: The End of a Stooge
Chapter 19: Witness to Murder
Chapter 20: Killer on a Trapeze

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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5 of 5 Murder Under the Big Top July 10, 2023
Reviewer: Gerida Brown from Houston, TX United States  
As always great sound & excellent voice acting for both stories

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