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!
Three men fall victim under the grim scythe of slaughter — with never a word to utter testimony against their ruthless betrayer! The Phantom sets himself the task of discovering a secret of doom locked within dead lips!
House names, that is multiple authors writing under a single pseudonym for a series, were fairly commonplace in Pulp magazines. Notable characters often had only one author attached to them on the covers of magazines, but in reality, multiple scribes may have added to their legacies. This was no different for The Phantom Detective and actually this particular series may have held the record for the number of authors writing under a single house name, due in part to its 170 issue and twenty year run. It is fairly well accepted that the first eleven issues, all of them under the name G. Wayman Jones, may have all actually been written by noted Pulp author D. L. Champion. The house name changed, however, with issue twelve, switching to Robert Wallace. Some experts and fans have theorized that this was done to perhaps gain some recognition due to the similarly named mystery writer of the period, Edgar Wallace. Although a list of authors contributing to The Phantom Detective has been compiled at various times, no one single author seemed to consistently write the character for any consecutive length of time. Norman A. Daniels wrote the most stories under the Wallace name, penning more than 36 tales. Each author, whether they took the Phantom Detective far afield or kept him close to the crime ridden streets, left an indelible mark on the character, adding to the most interesting legacy in Pulp.
‘Harvest of Death’ was originally published in the May 1937 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 Strikes
Chapter 2: The Second Murder
Chapter 3: This is the Phantom
Chapter 4: Lurking Murderer!
Chapter 5: The Trail Widens
Chapter 6: The Empty House
Chapter 7: The Fight in the Darkness
Chapter 8: Mysterious Signal
Chapter 9: Two Minutes — Then Death?
Chapter 10: The Phantom Uses Science
Chapter 11: Ambush
Chapter 12: Villain Unmasked
Chapter 13: Carrington’s Getaway
Chapter 14: In the Bandits’ Hideout
Chapter 15: The Holdup
Chapter 16: End of the Trail