Book List in Order: 31 titles


  • With a veritable explosion of torn flesh and sundered bones, bloody, bestial death came to a railway magnate in his speeding private coach, to another wealthy tycoon in his swank New York apartment ... even into the exclusive luxury of the Adventurer...




  • Three novelettes first printed in Popular Detective magazine in the 1930's. The stories include "The Sinister Dr. Wong," about a power-mad Chinese demon hatching a fiendish plan for world domination; "Death Flight;" and "Empire of Terror" starring th...



  • Popular Detective, September, 1935DEATH FLIGHTA Complete Noveletteby Robert WallaceAuthor of “Written in Blood,” “The Price of Murder,” etc.Surging Thousands Saw the Great Pilot as He Completed His Non-Stop Flight. And The...



  • The Phantom Detective, October 1936EMPIRE OF TERRORby Robert WallaceThe Phantom Detective was the 2nd Pulp Hero and went for 170 issues between 1933 and 1953. Richard Curtis Van Loan, wealth socialite and playboy, turned his focus to solving crimes a...



  • Popular Detective, June 1935The Sinister Dr. Wongby Robert WallaceAuthor of “Notes of Doom,” “The House of Murder,” etc.Dick Graham, Secret Service Ace, Plunges into a Seething Maelstrom of Oriental Terror! Menace and Magi...



  • THE CRIME CASTLE by Robert Wallace Grim, ghastly death and blood-curdling terrors stalk the house of a hundred murders! Thrills, suspense and action in one of the most baffling cases ever tackled by the Phantom!...



  • Ripped from the pages of the Spring, 1951 issue of ""The Phantom Detective Magazine,"" here is the lead novel -- The Video Victims -- complete with the original illustrations. The girl was scared and wouldn't talk -- but her fear told the world's gr...



  • SPAWN OF DEATH by Robert Wallace Follow the Phantom on the perilous trail of murder in the wake of the dreaded Fer-de-Lance in this breath-taking novel of blood-curdling crimes perpetrated by a sinister band of fiendish killers!...







  • NOTES OF DOOM by Robert Wallace Follow the Phantom on the breath-taking trail of a ghastly series of sinister crimes perpetrated by a super-criminal who holds promissory notes for the lives of his victims....



  • Ripped from the pages of the June, 1937 issue of "The Phantom Detective" magazine, here is the lead novel -- THE DANCING DOLL MURDERS!Wax manikins leer vicious death threats at the command of a diabolical dealer in murder who employs all his evil art...



  • Ripped from the pages of the Fall, 1949 issue of "The Phantom Detective" magazine, here is the complete lead novel (including illustrations) -- The Black Ball of Death! Marked for murder, the Phantom tackles the puzzling “eight-ball” mystery — ...



  • Follow the Phantom on the breath-taking trail of a ghastly series of sinister crimes perpetrated by a supercriminal who holds promissory notes for the lives of his victims!Ripped from the pages of the June, 1935 issue of "The Phantom Detective" magaz...



  • Ripped from the pages of the May, 1937 issue of "The Phantom Detective" magazine, here is the complete lead novel (including illustrations) -- HARVEST OF DEATH! Three men fall victim under the grim scythe of slaughter -- with never a word to utter t...



  • Ripped from the pages of The Phantom Detective Magazine, here is the lead novel from the January, 1938 issue! Type has been reset and reformatted. Mysterious doom hovers menacingly over the members of the Gargoyle Club! Follow the world's greatest s...



  • "Mysterious doom hovers menacingly over the members of the Gargoyle Club Follow the world's greatest sleuth as he pits brain and brawn against a vicious criminal Ripped from the pages of ""The Phantom Detective"" magazine, here is the lead novel fr...



  • THE PHANTOM DETECTIVE - destined to fight crime. Committed to righting the wrongs of petty and super criminals. Published for three decades, the Phantom Detective was a direct competitor to The Shadow. THE MURDER EMPIRE Unleashed by a sinister orient...



  • Master of the World by Robert Wallace The Phantom Detective struck fear into the criminal underworld for decades. A pulp hero character designed to compete against THE SHADOW, The Phantom Detective actually outlasted his more famous competitor. MASTE...



  • The wings of death brush past the Phantom Detective as he pits brains and brawn against the sinister cunning of a diabolical criminal's fiendish brand of deviltry! From the March 1943 issue of The Phantom Detective magazine, here is the lead novel, ...







  • THE CIRCUS MURDERS by Robert Wallace An invisible hand of doom leads innocent victims to sudden slaughter — while, under the shadow of the Big Top, a Crimson Clown laughs grimly at the Carnival of Carnage! Featuring the World's Greatest Sleuth........



  • DEATH'S DIARY by Robert Wallace White orchids spell death in this action-packed novel of the Phantom's perilous pursuit of a master criminal whose diabolical, gruesome crimes follow each other in a grim procession....



  • Robert Wallace's The Phantom Detective stars in "The Grim Shadow of Hate." The Phantom takes a perilous trail when evil killer snakes bare their ugly fangs and the Reaper registers at College for a sinister degree in mysterious, cold-blooded murder!...





  • An exploratory trip to Entrevaux for Essington Holt turns into a pitched battle in this thriller which moves from the South of France to the Australian outback, to the canals of Venice. Holt's friend, Feathers, who comes to visit him, turns out to be...






  • Peril Press Presents: HOUSE DICK6 Tales of Murder written under the House Pseudonym ofROBERT WALLACEPopular Detective , December 1944THE HANGING SHADOWby Robert WallaceJoe Casey, Taxi-man, takes time off from driving to do a bit of sleuthing and step...



  • A diabolical fiend uses the weapons of modern science to threaten humanity! Follow the Phantom as he embarks on one of the most exciting manhunts of his entire career -- and answers fire with fire! Ripped from the pages of "The Phantom Detective" mag...



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    PERIL PRESS presents:Thrilling Detective, January 1942 OFF THE RECORD by Robert Wallace Author of ?The Thousand Islands Murders,? ?Race Horses of Death,? etc. Ex-Captain Ed Mahoney Had to Use Crutches to Move His Body Around?but He Didn?t Need Any H...








Complete Series List in Order

Essington Holt

1) To Catch a Forger (Sep-1989)
2) An Axe to Grind (Jan-1990)

The Phantom Detective

Grim Shadow of Hate (Jan-2004)
Stones Of Satan (Mar-2007)
Fangs of Murder (May-2008)
Harvest of Death (Jun-2008)
The Black Ball of Death (Jul-2008)