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!
Uncanny pictures of doom are the dread weapons of a grim band of blackmailers who batten on human misery! Follow the Phantom Detective as he braves fire and stress to wage war upon fiendish conspirators!
The Phantom Detective came to life thanks to the words and imaginations of multiple writers. This may be the reason the series lasted for twenty years. Although not official, this character may hold the record for most writers to pen his adventures under one of two house names. The first eleven stories were written by G. Wayman Jones, according to credits given on the cover. D. L. Champion, the pen name of Jack D’arcy, actually penned most of those first eleven stories. Known for writing with both a certain quirkiness and attention to fast paced storytelling, Champion would go on to be known for his own unique style and other pulp creations, including Mr. Death and Inspector Allhoff.
With issue twelve of The Phantom Detective, however, both the house name and the consistency of authors changed. Now being credited to ‘Robert Wallace’, a multitude of authors actually contributed to the somewhat erratic legacy of The Phantom Detective until the magazine ended in 1953. Writers attributed to have written most of these tales include Laurence Donovan, Edwin V. Burkholder, Norman A. Daniels, who wrote more than 36 of them, Anatole F. Feldman, and C. S. Montanye. Other notable pulp authors contributed a few tales along the way as well, including Ryerson Johnson, Henry Kuttner, Ralph Oppenheim, Norvell W. Page, Paul Chadwick, Paul Ernst, Ray Cummings, and Emile C. Tepperman.
The Phantom and the Television Murders was originally published in the December 1940 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 in Crystal
Chapter 2: Vanished Crystal
Chapter 3: Call for the Phantom
Chapter 4: Death Up Above
Chapter 5: Jump to Oblivion
Chapter 6: Three Scared Men
Chapter 7: Blood Red Suspicion
Chapter 8: Death Strikes Again
Chapter 9: The Electronic Eye
Chapter 10: Looking Down at Death
Chapter 11: “Talk Now or Die!”
Chapter 12: The Phantom Lives
Chapter 13: Chip Saves a Life
Chapter 14: None Dares Talk
Chapter 15: Crime’s Cross Pattern
Chapter 16: Death Rides the Road
Chapter 17: The Crystal Ball Again
Chapter 18: Death in the Woods
Chapter 19: Mysterious Romalo
Chapter 20: Fight in the Dark
Chapter 21: Television Strikes Back
Chapter 22: The “Dead” Appear
Chapter 23: Van Throws a Bolas