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Friday, May 20, 2016

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May 20, 2016
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes had a successful run on television in the mid-1950s starring Ronald Howard as the intrepid master detective and H. Marian Crawford as his associate Dr. Watson. This 2-DVD collection from Nostalgia Ventures includes six classic episodes.
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Around Dodge City and in the territory on west -- there’s just one way to handle the killers and the spoilers -- and that’s with a U.S. Marshal and the smell of “Gunsmoke”! “Gunsmoke” starring William Conrad. The story of the violence that moved west with young America -- and the story of a man who moved with it. I’m that man, Matt Dillon, United States Marshal -- the first man they look for and the last they want to meet. It’s a chancy job -- and it makes a man watchful...and a little lonely.
In the 1870s, Dodge City, Kansas was located at the end of a very long cattle trail called The Great Western Cattle Trail, The Dodge City trail, or The Old Texas Trail. During the American War Between The States, the Civil War, cattle herds in the State of Texas had grown very large, since the south did not want beef delivered to the north during the conflict. As a result, at the end of the war, a method had to be found to market the animals by driving them north on cattle trails to cities that had access to the railroad. Herd attendants, or cowboys, were hired for the fourteen hundred mile drive, By the time they arrived at the railhead after sleeping in the open, eating miles and miles of dust, being served bad chuck wagon food, and enduring foul cattle smells, they were ready for a rip roaring time, which sometimes led to conflicts with the townspeople and the law officers who were protecting them.
Gunsmoke was an adult western and was the creation of writer, John Meston, and producer-director, Norman Macdonnell. It absolutely took the country by storm. Variety Magazine, called it "an amazing presentation," and The New York Times labeled it "Something new and entirely exciting in radio." Program stories centered around the cattle town of Dodge City, Kansas in the 1870s. If there ever was a program that accurately depicted the raw violence and danger of the early American west, radio Gunsmoke was it.
Listen to the Sparkling Audio Quality in Radio Archives restoration of Gunsmoke, Volume 2.
6 hours - $8.99 Download / $17.98 Audio CDs
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by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Read by Nick Santa Maria
The Spider — who was really Richard Wentworth, a true American aristocrat — had fought a hundred battles and faced a thousand foes... But never before had a more brilliant criminal genius challenged him. For the Boss, employing a horrible, new weapon, ruled the Underworld with an iron hand, slaughtering, maddening, and loosing maniacs to ravage the nation...!
The most compelling of the classic pulp heroes, Richard Wentworth had a fiancé, a coterie of equally committed aides, and a tense relationship with Stanley Kirkpatrick, Wentworth’s best friend, but also sworn to send the Spider to the electric chair—no matter who he turns out to be.
These riveting stories ran the gamut of incendiary thrillers to ultra-violent showdowns between an obsessed superhero and his depraved arch-foes. Manhattan is the backdrop for Wentworth’s apocalyptic adventures. A new skyline has arisen over the penthouses, nightclubs, breadlines, and ghettos of the Big Apple. With the repeal of Prohibition, wealthy gangsters are in search for new rackets. And standing ready to keep them in check, the dreaded Spider.
Author and former crime reporter Norvell W. Page, who penned the majority of the Spider’s exploits as Grant Stockbridge in Popular Publications’ infamous pulp magazine, The Spider, once described his hero in gigantic but unflinching terms: “His exploits had raised him to the proportions of a legendary hero. In ancient times, Rome would have made him an emperor-god. Salem might have burned him as a sorcerer. The modern world—well, the police had offered rewards totaling thousands of dollars for his capture ‘dead or alive.’ And the Underworld hated him and plotted his destruction with a fierceness bred of abject terror.
Nick Santa Maria takes on the dual persona of Richard Wentworth and his arachnid alter-ego for this nail-biting audio rendition of Overlord of the Damned originally published in The Spider magazine, October, 1935.
5 hours - $9.99 Download / $19.98 Audio CDs
More eBooks now available!
225 eBooks have been added to the website in the last four weeks with more eBooks being added to the website everyday. Here are the eBooks that have been added recently.
107 - The Spider
27 - Captain Future
41 - Operator #5
35 - G-8 and his Battle Aces
3 - Doctor Death
Dan Fowler G-Man
Maker of Shadows
Secret Agent X
The Armageddon Box
The Black Bat
The Black Lodge
The Dead Man's Kiss
The Devil's Auction
The Domino Lady
The Moon Pool and Other Wonders
The Octopus
The Scorpion
The best of timeless Pulp now available as cutting edge eBooks, bringing the greatest heroes, awesome action, and two fisted thrills to your eReader! Presenting Pulp Icons such as the Spider, G-8 and His Battle Aces, Operator #5 as well as wonderfully obscure characters like the Octopus and Doctor Death. Radio Archives brings you the best of yesterday's Pulp today! All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility.
Brand New
Radio Archives Pulp Classics
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this series of eBooks.
Another epic exploit of America’s best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider — Master of Men! Richard Wentworth — the dread Spider, nemesis of the Underworld, lone wolf anti-crime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man’s land between Law and lawless — returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
Meet the Spider!
by Will Murray
The Web — A Department
Conducted by The Chief
Grant Stockbridge gives us a gripping view of a lawman in the year 2042!

Book-Length Spider Novel
Fangs of the Dragon
by Norvell W. Page writing as Grant Stockbridge
Who was the Dragon — that monstrous mastermind whose weird power turned the little town of Bethbury into an octopus of crime, spreading its slimy tentacles across the land? How could the Dragon’s venom make ruthless killers of innocent people? How could Richard Wentworth — as long as the Spider’s body throbbed with the dread poison — destroy the Dragon... and escape the crazed legions who hunted him for the hundred thousand dollars on his head?

Death Goes to a Picnic — A Doc Turner Story
by Arthur Leo Zagat
Two large buses, and a station wagon driven by Jack Ransom, drove away from Manhattan’s slums loaded with laughing youngsters bound for their one joyous day in the country. But the station wagon did not return — and old Doc Turner knew that he should have played that fleeting hunch. For now, in an unknown spot, and in an unknown manner — Death was closing in on those pitiful kids!”
Radio Archives Pulp Classics line of eBooks are of the highest quality and feature the great Pulp Fiction stories of the 1930s-1950s. All eBooks produced by Radio Archives are available in ePub and Mobi formats for the ultimate in compatibility. If you have a Kindle, the Mobi version is what you want. If you have an iPad/iPhone, Android, or Nook, then the ePub version is what you want. $3.99.
The Shadow
The Shadow Double Novel Reprints
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! The Shadow investigates impossible murders in two magical mysteries by Walter B. Gibson. The Knight of Darkness investigates a bizarre "Room of Doom" to uncover the truth behind a "locked room" death. Was it suicide or murder? Then, The Shadow seeks to discover how the new owner of "The Chest of Chu-Chan" was found entombed inside his new locked acquisition! Double Novel Reprint $14.95
Doc Savage Double Novel ReprintsBooks by Will MurrayLost Radio Scripts bookDoc Savage Audiobooks
The Man of Bronze returns in two action-packed novels by Lester Dent. First, Patricia Savage's disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle lures the Man of Bronze to "Poison Island" to rescue his beautiful cousin and recover stolen gold. Then in They Died Twice, Doc Savage returns to Hidalgo's Valley of the Vanished, the locale of his first adventure, to help Princess Monja defeat a criminal cabal attempting to loot Mayan treasure. This classic pulp reprint showcases a haunting cover by legendary paperback artist James Bama and both original color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Paul Orban's classic interior illustrations, and historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
Sanctum Books completes its reprinting of all 182 original Doc Savage pulp novels with three hellish thrillers by Lester Dent writing as "Kenneth Robeson." First, the Man of Bronze struggles to prevent the Nazis from obtaining "The Devil's Black Rock," a mysterious force that could change the course of the war! Then, Doc and his aides team with three ghost hunters to destroy "The Pure Evil." Finally, Doc journeys to the gates of Hell and must battle demon-like creatures in order to return "Up from Earth's Center" in his legendary final pulp odyssey! This instant collector's item showcases the classic color pulp covers by Emery Clarke, Edd Cartier and George Rozen and Paul Orban's original interior illustrations, with historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
by Will Murray and Lester Dent, writing as Kenneth Robeson, cover illustration by Joe DeVito
When a vivacious blonde convinces Monk Mayfair to skip an important sea voyage to London, and instead run off to her Louisiana plantation, Ham Brooks is very suspicious.
After Doc Savage enters the picture, things start popping. As in fists and guns. Finding themselves on a steamship bound for the Caribbean, Doc, Ham, and a reluctant Monk become embroiled in wartime intrigue surrounding the question of who is desperately trying to keep them off the Northern Star, and why?
From New York City to the Bahama Banks, Doc Savage and his mighty men follow the trail, making new allies along the way, until they plunge into a hurricane of horror only some will survive…. Softcover $24.95
The Spider
The Spider Double Novel ReprintsThe Spider Double Novel ReprintsThe Spider AudiobooksThe Spider eBooks
Published by Sanctum Books
The pulp era's most lethal crimebuster wages his deadly war on crime in two violent thrillers by Norvell Page. The White House itself hangs in the balance as Richard Wentworth attempts to prevent a power-mad dictator from turning our nation into an "Empire of Doom." Then, the city burns as The Spider seeks to unmask the mysterious Munro, a murderous master of disguise who could be anyone in "The Spider and the Faceless One." This double novel pulp reprint showcases the original color covers by John Newton Howitt and Rafael De Soto, John Fleming Gould's classic interior illustrations and historical commentary by Will Murray. Double Novel Reprint $14.95
Sanctum Books presents two espionage thrillers showcasing the cowled superhero written by Norman A. Daniels! First, with the outbreak of World War II, foreign spies flood the United States to challenge the Nemesis of Crime in "The Black Bat's Spy Trail," edited by future Batman editors Mort Weisinger and Jack Schiff! Then, a rogue Nazi agent offers former District Attorney Tony Quinn a deal he can't refuse in "Captains of Death." Plus, The Mask returns in a rare 1940 illustrated classic from Nedor's Exciting Comics #3. Double Novel Reprint $14.95

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Comments From Our Customers!
Nick Palmer writes:
First off, just wanted to thank you for all that you and the rest of the folks at Radio Archives do! Loving every set I've purchased from you guys, and continue to be blown away by how full and clear the sound quality is. Thanks so much. Keep doing what you're doing! Especially with the thriller/horror anthologies! I'm a huge fan of my Inner Sanctum and Murder at Midnight sets.
Jean Marie Stine writes:
I have been reading the Spider for about 50 years, ever since a fan offered to let me read some of his copies of the original pulp. It was a wow. For years I bought every paperback, etc., but as you know for all those years there was not much. But I hit the treasure trove when you started putting them out as ebooks. At last all the issues coming out at a price that made buying 100 issues affordable.
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