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  • By Michael Brown
    Jan 5, 2011
    This volume from Pulpville Press reprints two stories by Frederick C. Painton, an unknown (to me) pulp writer. They have a couple of other volumes of works by him as well. This volume reprints 2 stories from early issues of "All Detective Magazine" from Dell (1933 & 34) that star a villian known as "The Spider". No, this is not the more well known "Spider" from Popular Publications. This was a short lived series (unclear if it was intended to continue) that had this villian. As the villian seem to die at the end of each story, but his body wasn't found, they had an out to continue the series (same as with the soon to be run first Dr. Death series that ran in "All Detective Magazine" later in 34. Who IS the Spider? Well, we learn he is the secret leader of a band of beggars known as the "Brotherhood of the Spider". Opposing him is the nomitaive hero of these stories, Capt Gary Galt, former soldier and member of the US Secret... More > Service. A love interest is present in Janice Marsh. The first story deals with murder and betrayal. The second one is not as interesting. Could be that this wasn't as successful, and replaced by Dent's short lived "Crime Spectalurist" stories and "Dr. Death". The cover is NOT from any issue of "All Detective Magazine" to my knowledge. Sadly, unlike Altus Press's great reprints, there is no forward or information on these stories or the author. Kind of a bargain basement POD pulp reprint house.< Less
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Pulpville Press
February 13, 2010
Hardcover (dust-jacket)
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.66 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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