Secret Agent “X” Audiobook #10


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The Murder Monster
by Emile C. Tepperman writing as Brant House
Read by Milton Bagby
A nameless mystery man with a wartime past, backed by a shadowy group of powerful philanthropists, Secret Agent “X” took on the toughest assignments of the dirty thirties. Operating out of the half-haunted Montgomery Mansion, “X” was also known as the Man of a Thousand Faces. A past master of disguise, he infiltrated the Underworld to crush crime in all of its hideous manifestations.
A panic-stricken cities shrank in horror from these death-dealing robots who were immune to bullets. Only Secret Agent “X” dared meet the challenge of these inhuman fiends and their master, The Murder Monster, whose pointed finger turned men and women into flaming agony.
The enigma of enigmas, Secret Agent “X” has been deputized by a high government official to battle the darkest, most diabolical enemies of America before they sink their poisonous fangs into the nation’s healthy core. Faceless and unsung, “X” infiltrates these threats in a bewildering array of disguises.
Every hero needed something to distinguish himself from his rivals. The Shadow could blend into the shadows. Doc Savage was a superman. The Spider shot first and asked no questions later. Every one of them was a consummate quick-change artist. In that respect, “X” would be no different.
For Secret Agent “X”,  the editor decided to pit him against villains who were maestros of unbridled horror. Melodrama was the rule of the day. But Secret Agent “X” plunged into maelstroms of raw bloodlust undreamed of by The Shadow and Doc Savage. His foes were truly depraved. Terrorists. Torturers. Extortionists. Kidnappers. Stranglers. Fiends. Arsonists. These were the types of torn-from-the-tabloids master criminals “X” hunted. It was grim fare. Before long, The Spider started going up against foes as a maniacal as the ones “X” vanquished every month. But the Man of a Thousand Faces first blazed that terrible trail.
Follow the Man of a Thousand Faces as he confronts the menace of The Murder Monster, ripped from the pages of Secret Agent “X” magazine, December 1934 and read with chilling intensity by Milton Bagby.
Chapter 1: Storm Clouds of Crime
Chapter 2: Mr. Vardis of Nowhere
Chapter 3: Linky Teagle
Chapter 4: In the Name of Charity
Chapter 5: Frankenstein
Chapter 6: The Betrayal
Chapter 7: Four Who Waited
Chapter 8: The Lair of the Monster
Chapter 9: Desperate Plan
Chapter 10: The Monster’s Man
Chapter 11: Enter—Brinz
Chapter 12: Gilly the Gunman
Chapter 13: Perilous Trail
Chapter 14: Devil’s Dragnet
Chapter 15: Satan Recruits
Chapter 16: “The Charge Is Murder!”
Chapter 17: Via Short Wave
Chapter 18: The Monster Pays a Visit
Chapter 19: Bird’s-Eye Trail
Chapter 20: Hell’s Headquarters
Chapter 21: Flames of Hate
Chapter 22: “De Mortuis, Nihil Nisi Bonum”

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Weight .6875 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 4 × .5 in