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The Silent Death (The Shadow #22)

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As originally published in "The Shadow Magazine," April 1, 1933. Professor Folcroft Urlich Is A Scientist And Genius-Practitioner-In The Art Of Death -Will He Bring Doom To The Shadow?
Paperback, Reprint; U.S. paperback Edition, 160 pages
Published 1978 by Jove/HBJ (first published 1933)
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Nathan Shumate
Not bad, I suppose, for a crank-'em-out pulp novel from a man ("Maxwell Grant," aka Walter Gibson) who wrote 24 Shadow novels a year single-handedly. Which is to say, bad but predictably so. Who has time to revise or invent when there's no time for the fingers to pause on the typewriter?

It probably wouldn't be so bad is Gibson had trusted his readers a little more; as it is, it seems like 30% of the text is repetitions, redundancies, and overexplanations of what has just happened and the signifi
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Feb 02, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it it was amazing
When it comes to pulp heroes there are 2 or 3 great standouts and the Shadow is one of those. The stories are fast paced and action filled. The mystery just adds to the excitement. With his army of agents to help the Shadow never lets you down for a great read. Highly recommended
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Another evil genius. Great cover, even though there was no babe in a giant test-tube to be found anywhere in the story.
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Walter Brown Gibson (September 12, 1897-December 6, 1985) was an American author and professional magician best known for his work on the pulp fiction character The Shadow. Gibson, under the pen-name Maxwell Grant, wrote "more than 300 novel-length" Shadow stories, writing up to "10,000 words a day" to satisfy public demand during the character's golden age in the 1930s and 1940s.
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