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Wings of the Black Death (The Spider, Master of Men! #3)

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews

Originally published in the Dec. 1933 issue of The Spider

The Wings of the Black Death hovered over plague-stricken New York-and Richard Wentworth gambled life itself to save the city which cursed his name-fighting a desperate struggle against the vicious, twin attacks of the law and the underworld!

Mass Market Paperback, Berkley Medallion book, 142 pages
Published December 1st 1969 by Berkley Publishing Corp. (first published 1933)
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Adam
May 01, 2012 Adam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pulp
This was the first Spider pulp adventure written by Norvell Page, the incredibly prolific man who wrote more installments in the pulp series than anyone else, and it shows him in fine form. Page wasn't afraid to "go big," and nearly every one of his Spider stories involves the threat of citywide destruction at the bare minimum.

In "Wings of the Black Death" a mysterious super-criminal who calls himself The Black Death threatens to loose the plague throughout New York City if he is not paid $1 bil
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Mike Jensen
Dec 17, 2015 Mike Jensen rated it it was ok
What a bad book. Norvell W. Page has the reputation for being a great pulp writer who adds verve to everything he touches. I might grant you the verve, but you need to grant me preposterous.

Pulp stories tend to be melodramatic, but this is melodrama on steroids. My objection isn't that the story could not happen, I'm OK with that, it is the absurdities come without a break, piling up one upon another, upon another, and another, until the tower of absurdities topples over. Sure, Page wrote with v
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Charles
Jul 28, 2010 Charles rated it really liked it
Shelves: mens-adventure
the only negative I'd have to say about any of the Norvell Page Spider novels is that the action is so overwhelming that you often can't read more than about two of them in a row. Then you need a break.
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Fun serial adventure.
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Norvell Wordsworth Page (1904–1961) was an American pulp fiction writer, journalist and editor who later became a government intelligence worker.

He was born in Virginia the son of Charles Wordsworth Page (1880 – 1947) and Estlie Isabelle Bethel Page (1880 – 1946). The name Norvell came from his maternal grandmother Elvira Russell Norvell Page.

He is best known as the author of the majority of the
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