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Spider Audiobook # 41 The Mill-Town Massacres - 5 hours [Audio CDs] #RA609
The Spider Audiobook - # 41 The Mill-Town Massacres


 
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The Spider #41 Audiobook
The Mill-Town Massacres
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
 
 
Without any forewarning, the madness struck. One moment the busy steel-mill town of Keystone was a peaceful industrial community... the next, it had become a shambles of murder, madness and ruthless midnight slaughter. Horror walked its streets, and terror lurked in every close-locked home... Could the Spider, hastening to answer the distressed call of the dismayed inhabitants, prevail against the death which struck from darkness? A stranger in a place of madness, unsupported by friends or allies, Richard Wentworth faces his greatest test — alone!
 
After three years of writing the frantically paced tales of the Spider, Norvell W. Page suddenly dropped out. No one is sure why this was, but nervous strain due to overwork, along with making unforgiving monthly deadlines, are the likeliest explanations for his abandoning the Spider series. For several months, Emile C. Tepperman ghosted the series as Grant Stockbridge.
 
Other writers stepped in to take up the slack. But Norvell W. Page refused to remain out of action for long. Like the Spider, his inborn sense of duty compelled him to return, where lesser writers who were his contemporaries, were falling by the wayside trying to keep up with the deadline demands of the Spider’s pulpy competition.
 
“There was a time when the burden of writing yet one more Spider seemed too much to undertake,” Norvell W. Page subsequently wrote. “But I never feel that way anymore. I know now that the Spider actually does help people; that there are those who appreciate his idealism even though it is expressed in violence.”
 
Nick Santa Maria breathes life into the Spider in The Mill-Town Massacres. Originally published in The Spider magazine, February, 1937.
 
Chapter 1: The Master of the Madmen
Chapter 2: Enter — The Spider!
Chapter 3: “You Bet We’ll Fight!”
Chapter 4: Silvestro Fights
Chapter 5: Aboard the “Miss Susan”
Chapter 6: Slaughter on the River
Chapter 7: A Trap for Nita
Chapter 8: The Attack on No. 3
Chapter 9: No Quarter Asked!
 

Nick Santa Maria Nick was born early in life in Brooklyn, NY. His theatrical background is based in Comedy Improv. He was a long standing member of the late lamented Miami based, Mental Floss, where he served as head writer/composer. From there he began his career in commercials, voice-overs, TV, Film, and theatre. He has performed in many roles on the stage including his award winning turn as Nick in Over The River And Through The Woods, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, in The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee as Mr. Panch (3-D Theatricals), Mr. Bromhead in No Sex Please, We’re British at The Norris, and as Pseudolus in, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Norris Theatre. Television: The Buffalo Bill Show, B.J. Stryker, and two Disney Christmas Specials. Off Broadway: Writer/Composer/Performer on Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Soundtrack on RCA Victor. Broadway: Vince Fontaine in Tommy Tune’s production of Grease. He also appeared in every domestic company of Mel Brooks’ The Producers, understudying everyone from Nathan Lane and Jason Alexander, to Tony Danza and David Hassellhoff. He was the original Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, a Musical Spectacular, soundtrack on Disney Records. Nick is a resident of Los Angeles and is currently writing a book about classic film comedians, Nick’s been a long time film historian, and has written several articles on the topic.

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