As Sanctum Books brings the Shadow to a close, we have a special for the last 5 issues being published. This is an advance order, as the copies have yet to be delivered. Included in this special are the following:
THE SHADOW Volume 147: “Trail of Vengeance” & “The Mother Goose Murders”
The Knight of Darkness proves that “crime does not pay” in thrilling pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson. First, the bizarre killing sets a young man on a “Trail of Vengeance,” but only The Shadow can unmask the true murderer! Then, a crime code based on Mother Goose nursery rhymes produces gun play instead of child’s play. Can The Shadow unravel a web of crime to bring a halt to terror? Plus, “The Nursery Rhyme Murders,” a classic Shadow radio mystery by Alfred Bester! Softcover, 7×10, 128 pages, B&W, $14.95
THE SHADOW Volume 148: “The Isle of Doubt,” “Murder Town” & “Fountain of Death”—EXTRA-LENGTH TRIPLE-NOVEL SPECIAL!
The Master Avenger crushes crime in classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, A Mississippi River “Isle of Doubt” conceals crooks and their ill-gotten wealth, until The Shadow’s justice proves to be as inevitable as the flow of the mighty river itself! Then, the specter of death rises over a thriving community, transforming it into a “Murder Town.” Finally, the restorative waters of Sapphire Springs are claimed to have fabulous curative properties, but could conceal an evil “Fountain of Death.” This collectors special features the original pulp covers by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Tom Lovell and Paul Orban, with new commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-266-7 Softcover, 7×10, 160 pages, B&W, $19.95
THE SHADOW Volume 149: “Murder by Magic,” “Crime Out of Mind,” “The Freak Show Murders” & “Svengali Kill”—FOUR-NOVEL MAGIC SPECTACULAR!
The Knight of Darkness investigates magic-based crimes in FOUR thrilling pulp tales by Walter B. Gibson and Bruce Elliott writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, The Shadow infiltrates the world of illusion and legerdemain when professional magician’s props are utilized to commit “Murder by Magic.” And a nightclub mind reader sees and tells all, but Kent Allard suspects the mentalist’s visions are being used to commit “Crime Out of Mind”? Then The Shadow follows a traveling carnival’s trail of death to uncover the bizarre secret behind “The Freak Show Murders.” Finally, is a stage hypnotist responsible when a subject commits suicide before a theater full of witnesses? Only The Shadow knows! This instant collectors item leads off with a striking cover painting by illustrator Charles Coll and also showcases the original digest covers by Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Paul Orban, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. (Sanctum Books) 978-1-60877-268-1 Softcover, 7×10, 176 pages, B&W, $19.95
THE SHADOW Volume 150: “Mansion of Crime,” “Gems of Jeopardy” & “Twins of Crime” – WOMEN OF THE SHADOW SPECIAL!
The Women of The Shadow are showcased in classic pulp novels by Walter B. Gibson and Theodore Tinsley writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, the pall of death falls over a “Mansion of Crime.” Can the Master of Darkness penetrate the cloak of evil to save innocent lives? Next, a ten-million-dollar crime is brewing along the Atlantic Coast, and only The Shadow can prevent the theft of priceless “Gems of Jeopardy.” Then, The Shadow seeks to unravel the sinister secret of “Twins of Crime.” Finally, Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane’s investigation of a five-year-old murder places them in the middle of “The Devil’s Feud.” This extra-length collectors special leads off with an action-packed cover by George Rozen (reproduced directly from the original painting) and also features classic pulp art by Graves Gladney and Paul Orban, with commentary by pulp historian Will Murray. Softcover, 7×10, 208 pages, B&W, $19.95
THE SHADOW Volume 151: “Alibi Trail,” “The Golden Doom,” “The Television Murders” & “The Whispering Eyes” – FOUR-NOVEL FINAL ISSUE SPECTACULAR!
The Knight of Darkness proves that crime does not pay in thrilling pulp tales by Walter B. Gibson, Theodore Tinsley and Bruce Elliott writing as “Maxwell Grant.” First, murder suspects all have iron-clad defenses, leading The Shadow to investigate an “Alibi Trail.” Then “The Golden Doom” menaces a great hospital and threatens the life of The Shadow himself! Next, a victim is killed during a live video drama, and only Lamont Cranston can unmask the perpetrator of “The Television Murders.” Finally, “The Whispering Eyes” are all victims recall of a sinister master of hypnotism in Walter Gibson’s final Shadow pulp novel! This instant collectors item showcases the original cover art by George Rozen and Modest Stein and interior illustrations by Paul Orban and Edd Cartier, with historical commentary by Will Murray and Anthony Tollin. Softcover, 7×10, 192 pages, B&W, $19.95