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Phantom Detective Audiobook #126 Mansions of Despair - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA1191
The Phantom Detective Audiobook #126 Mansions of Despair

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The Phantom Detective #126 Audiobook
Mansions of Despair
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!
Upon the identity of an unknown man who claims to be Don Mallory, pioneer screen idol, hangs the fate of many marked for murder — and it’s up to the Phantom Detective to unearth the startling truth!
From the beginning, The Phantom Detective wages his one-man war on crime as most hero types of his do, with a little help. Frank Havens, Publisher of the Clarion, holds the distinction for indirectly inspiring Richard Curtis Van Loan to take up the mantle of The Phantom Detective. Havens plays more of a role than that, however, throughout the series. Serving often as The Phantom Detective’s information service, Havens uses a flashing red beacon he installed on top of his newspaper building to summon The Phantom Detective whenever he is aware of a crime that may interest the hero. Muriel, Frank’s daughter, finds herself involved in several Phantom Detective adventures, both as an assistant of sorts and sometimes as the damsel in distress. She plays a rather traditional role in most stories, though she steps more into assistant than damsel overall. Her primary purpose is to be the love interest that, while she pines for Van Loan, she is continually pushed away by him because of his concern for her safety.
Another character that owes his inclusion in The Phantom Detective’s life to Frank Havens is Steve Huston. Steve works as a reporter for The Clarion and presents in most stories as a fairly formidable man in his own right, ready to jump into the fray with fists flying. He also, depending on the author behind the particular story, has affections for Muriel, which sets up something that doesn’t happen often in the Pulps, the hints of a love triangle.
Mansions of Despair was originally published in the October, 1944 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: Murder of a Missing Man
Chapter 2: Arrow Room
Chapter 3: In The Subway
Chapter 4: Underground Battle
Chapter 5: An Interest in Real Estate
Chapter 6: Sinister House
Chapter 7: Mystery Meeting
Chapter 8: Murder Again
Chapter 9: Dr. Blake’s Patient
Chapter 10: The Suspects Gather
Chapter 11: Midnight Trap
Chapter 12: Rendezvous with Death
Chapter 13: Two Hurdlers
Chapter 14: A Double for Danger
Chapter 15: Peril’s Bright Face
Chapter 16: Dead Man’s Drawing
Chapter 17: Phantom’s Inning
Chapter 18: Hidden Fortune

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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