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Kings Of Crime

Kings Of Crime


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant Kings Of Crime CHAPTER I THE SHADOW LISTENS A WEIRD, mellow light pervaded the somber, black-walled room. The glow had a purplish tinge, and its strange rays centered themselves in a single corner, where they reflected the shining surface of a polished tabletop. All was silent in that room. It bore the semblance of a chamber of death and most mysterious of all was the spectral figure that sat before the table. Clothed in a cloak of jet-black hue, with visage obscured by the broad ...

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The Romanoff Jewels

The Romanoff Jewels


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant The Romanoff Jewels CHAPTER I. A MILLIONAIRE ENTERTAINS As the huge limousine swung up the gravel drive and stopped beneath the porte-cochere of a large, graystone mansion, it would have seemed to the casual observer that there was no one in the rear seat of the car. But the chauffeur opened the door as though he expected some one to get out. We are here, Mr. Cranston, he announced. This is Mr. Waddells home, sir. Shadows in the back seat resolved themselves into a figure which ...

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Dead Men Live

Dead Men Live


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant Dead Men Live Chapter I A Man with a Message The glaring headlight of the big locomotive came to a slow stop as the West Shore Express pulled into the Weehawken Terminal. A station attendant pulled open the exit gate. Dim figures of alighting passengers appeared upon the platform and became an advancing throng. The attendant idly watched the approaching group. Two men were standing a short distance from the gate. Away from the glimmer of the locomotive headlight, they were obscure ...

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The Five Chameleons

The Five Chameleons


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant The Five Chameleons Chapter I A Squealer Dies The Shadow The hoarse, frightened cry came from a man who cowered beside the wall of the little room. His beady, blinking eyes were staring wildly at a tall form clad in black. Yes, I am The Shadow The reply came in a mocking whisper, from unseen lips. A cold pause followed then the sinister voice repeated its taunting statement. I am The Shadow. I bring you doom, Hawk Forster The cornered crook could only stare in terror. Hawk was ...

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The Ghost Makers

The Ghost Makers


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant The Ghost Makers Chapter I The Laugh of a Ghost I am Little Flower A thin, piping voice was babbling amid the eerie darkness. As the shrill tones ended, a spectral silence prevailed. I am Little Flower The repeated cry was like a weird echo of the first ghostly call. Then, when the call was no longer uttered, a low, quavering question came from among the sitters in the darkened circle. Have you a message for me It was a woman who made the query. Her tone was one that denoted a ...

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The Ghost Makers

The Ghost Makers


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant The Ghost Makers Chapter I The Laugh of a Ghost I am Little Flower A thin, piping voice was babbling amid the eerie darkness. As the shrill tones ended, a spectral silence prevailed. I am Little Flower The repeated cry was like a weird echo of the first ghostly call. Then, when the call was no longer uttered, a low, quavering question came from among the sitters in the darkened circle. Have you a message for me It was a woman who made the query. Her tone was one that denoted a ...

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Green Eyes

Green Eyes


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant Green Eyes CHAPTER I THE MARK OF DEATH THE MOUNTAIN LIMITED was clicking slowly over the rails that trail through the highest and wildest land in America the western slope of the Rockies. Speed was cut down as the big special labored toward the highest point on its line nearly seven thousand feet above sea level. Midnight had struck. Outside, the gloomy mountains hung over the track seemed about to close in on it, and wipe out the train and all its passengers. Within the club car ...

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Hidden Death

Hidden Death


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant Hidden Death CHAPTER I CARDONA HAS A HUNCH RALPH WESTON, police commissioner, was seated at his desk. With one elbow on the broad, glass-topped surface, he rested his chin upon his hand and stared intently at Detective Joe Cardona. It was the first meeting between the recently appointed police commissioner and the ace detective, who was recognized as the best sleuth in New York. Beside the commissioners elbow rested a large stack of typewritten reports. He had been referring to ...

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The Blackmail Ring

The Blackmail Ring


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant The Blackmail Ring Chapter I The Shadow Acts The glittering lights of Paris were a glorious sight from the window of Suite 15 in the Hotel Barzonne. But the man who sat beside the window had no interest in the spectacle. He was an American of dignified appearance a man perhaps forty years of age. Resting on the table at which the man sat were small piles of newspaper clippings, and neatly tabulated typewritten sheets. The man assembled them deftly. As he worked, a strange, ...

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The Crime Cult

The Crime Cult


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant The Crime Cult CHAPTER I SEALED LIPS A SUDDEN chill swept over Don Hasbrouck as he reached forward to place his hand upon the bell. He hesitated. He looked upward to the black windows and strange turrets of the old stone house. The cold, driving rain pelted into his face. The night or the dismal, sinister mansion itself brought instinctive fear deep into the man on the steps. Hasbrouck straightened his shoulders. He couldnt tell, for the life of him, why he hesitated, or from ...

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Double Z

Double Z


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant Double Z CHAPTER I. THE HUNTED MAN THE hand that held the key trembled. At last it found the lock. The key turned. A tall man stepped into the dim hallway, and closed the door behind him. A slight sigh came from his lips lips thin and parched, that showed above the heavy muffler which covered the mans neck, even to his chin. Slowly, the man moved along the hallway. He turned suspiciously as he reached the stairs, glancing back at the door. The glass transom above it worried him. ...

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Hands in the Dark

Hands in the Dark


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant Hands in the Dark CHAPTER I The strange characters of the cryptic message were a blood red hue. They were vivid and mysterious beneath the oval light of the desk lamp. A dead mans message Reynold Barker looked about him as he spoke. The silence of his gloomy surroundings worried him. His fingers trembled. The paper crinkled. Even that slight sound was startling. The dark-paneled walls of the room were oppressive to Reynold Barker. He felt that he was in their grip that he could ...

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The Mobsmen On The Spot

The Mobsmen On The Spot


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant The Mobsmen On The Spot CHAPTER I THUGS IN THE NIGHT SIX men sat sullen and silent in the old touring car as it rumbled swiftly through the night-shrouded street. With curtains tightly drawn, the car twisted between elevated pillars, turned sharply to the right, and then, skidding, slued about, broadside to the road, before a row of sinister-looking houses. The heavy-set man, who sat beside the driver up front, grunted. His coat collar was turned up. His hat was jammed over his ...

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The Silent Seven

The Silent Seven


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1932

Maxwell Grant The Silent Seven THE SILENT SEVEN was originally published in the February, 1932 issue of The Shadow Magazine. This is only the seventh of the 325 Shadow magazine stories to be published, and as such the character of The Shadow isnt fully realized yet. But its still an amazing story, so good it was selected for reprint in paperback form, in the early 1970s. The story you are being offered, however, is not the paperback reprint version. This is the complete, unedited magazine ...

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The Death Tower

The Death Tower


Maxwell Grant

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1931

Maxwell Grant The Death Tower CHAPTER I. THE PURPLE SAPPHIRE THE doorman of the Marimba Apartments on Park Avenue stared long and hard at the face of the stranger. As the man turned in toward the apartment entrance, the doorman uttered a stifled exclamation. There was something about the visitors appearance to startle any one. The features of the gentleman were haggard with fear, terror-torn and gray, and his lips trembled in spite of his efforts to keep hold on himself. It was fully five ...

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