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The Spider Strikes! by R.T.M. Scott
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Dec 23, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: action-adventure, mystery, pulp

Norvell Page gets a lot of praise from fans of "The Spider," since he wrote the majority of the books in the series and maintained a fairly consistent level of quality, but after reading the first Spider novel, I have to give a lot of credit to R.T.M. Scott. He set the tone of the series perfectly, creating a swashbuckling gentleman criminologist vigilante hero named Richard Wentworth and setting him loose in a wild plot that includes a mass poisoning attempt, a masked master-criminal who is just as much a master of disguise as Wentworth, and a treacherous femme fatale, as well as the cast of characters who surround Wentworth, Nita van Sloan, the woman who loves him, Stanley Kirkpatrick, the New York police commissioner, and Ram Singh, Wentworth's faithful Hindu servant.

A great start to the series, and an utterly enjoyable Depression-era pulp novel.
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Reading Progress

December 23, 2008 – Shelved
December 26, 2008 –
page 30
18.87%
December 28, 2008 –
page 46
28.93%
December 30, 2008 –
page 70
44.03%
January 5, 2009 –
page 92
57.86%
January 9, 2009 –
page 122
76.73%
January 11, 2009 – Shelved as: action-adventure
January 11, 2009 – Shelved as: mystery
January 11, 2009 – Shelved as: pulp
Started Reading
January 12, 2009 – Finished Reading

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