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_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Copyright 1996 by Will Murray. Reprinted by permission of Mr. Murray All rights reserved. Licensed to Vintage New Media A Lester Dent Bibliography By Will Murray ____________________________________________________________________________________ The literary career of Lester Dent spanned exactly three decades. It began in 1929 when Dent, then a 24 year old telegraph operator working for the Associated Press out of the offices of the Tulsa WORLD, sold his first pulp story to TOP-NOTCH, "Pirate Cay." From that time until 1939, Dent was a prolific pulp writer, churning out tons of stories and novels for the pulp chains, often under various pen and house-names. Chiefly, this frantic decade was dominated by his Doc Savage work. The years 1939-1949 were also largely concerned with DOC SAVAGE magazine, but Dent's outside pulp work took a back seat to more serious writing, including several hardcover mystery novels and his protracted attempt to crash the slick magazines like THE SATURDAY EVENING POST. With the cancellation of DOC SAVAGE in 1949, Dent's Herculean writing schedule was curtailed even more so, and only a handful of stories and books trickled out in the decade preceding his death in 1959. No one has ever attempted to document Lester Dent's amazing output over those thirty years. His versatility, frequent employment of pen-names and ghost writers, as well as his willingness to ghost write for others, makes assembling a definitive bibliography of Dent's work a tricky and demanding task. Dent kept sporadic records, maintained a file of most, but not all, of his published stories, and was not always successful in saving copies of his manuscripts. Still, with the help of his wife, Norma Dent, and after exhausting examinations of the Lester Dent papers and manuscripts, a reasonably complete and accurate bibliography of this talented and influential writer has been assembled. As far as it goes, it is accurate, but its completeness is open to question. There may be a handful of stories or other ephemera which have escaped inclusion here. The extent of Dent's early work in radio, for instance, may never be documented. He is known to have written a number of anonymous articles for Missouri newspapers, often in the form of reports on his own treasure hunting and travel activities, and many of these have not been included. Listings of British reprints, such as the Doc Savage novels published in the British DETECTIVE MONTHLY, are incomplete. Few, if any, of his pulp stories have been left out, so it is reasonable to assume that Dent's pulp fiction career is 98 to 99% documented. On the other hand, syndicated appearances of his later fiction have proven notoriously difficult to track down. However, the collector of Lester Dent material is more concerned with his adventure fiction, and he will find here, a thorough collation of all known examples of Dent's imaginative writings. In order to best illuminate this bibliography, a brief summation of Dent's writing career is offered. Dent's earliest sales were to some of the most prestigious pulp markets, like TOP NOTCH and THE POPULAR, but he hit several stretches in which he was often rejected. The first stretch was broken in late 1930 when Richard E. Martinsen of Dell telegrammed Dent an offer to put him up in New York on a monthly salary to write for his SCOTLAND YARD and SKY RIDERS magazines. For several months, Dent was a contract writer, but the Depression killed both magazines, as well as ALL-FICTION STORIES and the SCOTLAND YARD radio program for which Dent wrote. Another stretch of rejects followed until Dent mastered the ability to write in several pulp genres— western, aviation and detective. He created several series characters, including Lynn Lash, a scientific detective in the Craig Kennedy style, for DETECTIVE-DRAGNET MAGAZINE. Lash was the first of several "gadget" detectives Dent wrote about, and was in some respects a model for Doc Savage. In fact, it was a 1932 Lynn Lash story, "The Sinister Ray," which brought Dent to the attention of Street & Smith, who contacted him to write a Shadow novel, "The Golden Vulture," as a test before hiring him to inaugurate their new DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE. Dent, working with Street & Smith business manager Henry W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic, helped refine the company's concept for a bronze superman who travels the world combating evil with his five assistants. The final product was as much a committee effort as anything— although Ralston actually came up with the original idea and the name, Doc Savage, Lester Dent gave Doc life and individuality. Beginning in late 1932, Dent wrote the monthly novels under the house name of Kenneth Robeson, but only a year later grew restless and hired the first of many ghost writers to help him as he simultaneously began to develop a syndicated Doc Savage radio show, which he wrote for its first and only season in 1934.
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  • _______________________________________________________________________________________________________Copyright 1996 by Will Murray. Reprinted by permission of Mr. Murray

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    A Lester Dent BibliographyBy Will Murray

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    The literary career of Lester Dent spannedexactly three decades. It began in 1929 whenDent, then a 24 year old telegraph operatorworking for the Associated Press out of theoffices of the Tulsa WORLD, sold his first pulpstory to TOP-NOTCH, "Pirate Cay." From thattime until 1939, Dent was a prolific pulp writer,churning out tons of stories and novels for thepulp chains, often under various pen andhouse-names. Chiefly, this frantic decade wasdominated by his Doc Savage work.

    The years 1939-1949 were also largelyconcerned with DOC SAVAGE magazine, butDent's outside pulp work took a back seat to moreserious writing, including several hardcovermystery novels and his protracted attempt tocrash the slick magazines like THE SATURDAYEVENING POST. With the cancellation of DOCSAVAGE in 1949, Dent's Herculean writingschedule was curtailed even more so, and only ahandful of stories and books trickled out in thedecade preceding his death in 1959.

    No one has ever attempted to documentLester Dent's amazing output over those thirtyyears. His versatility, frequent employment ofpen-names and ghost writers, as well as hiswillingness to ghost write for others, makesassembling a definitive bibliography of Dent'swork a tricky and demanding task. Dent keptsporadic records, maintained a file of most, butnot all, of his published stories, and was notalways successful in saving copies of hismanuscripts. Still, with the help of his wife, NormaDent, and after exhausting examinations of theLester Dent papers and manuscripts, areasonably complete and accurate bibliography ofthis talented and influential writer has beenassembled.

    As far as it goes, it is accurate, but itscompleteness is open to question. There may bea handful of stories or other ephemera whichhave escaped inclusion here. The extent of Dent'searly work in radio, for instance, may never bedocumented. He is known to have written anumber of anonymous articles for Missourinewspapers, often in the form of reports on hisown treasure hunting and travel activities, andmany of these have not been included. Listings ofBritish reprints, such as the Doc Savage novelspublished in the British DETECTIVE MONTHLY,are incomplete. Few, if any, of his pulp storieshave been left out, so it is reasonable to assumethat Dent's pulp fiction career is 98 to 99%

    documented. On the other hand, syndicatedappearances of his later fiction have provennotoriously difficult to track down.

    However, the collector of Lester Dentmaterial is more concerned with his adventurefiction, and he will find here, a thorough collationof all known examples of Dent's imaginativewritings. In order to best illuminate thisbibliography, a brief summation of Dent's writingcareer is offered.

    Dent's earliest sales were to some of themost prestigious pulp markets, like TOP NOTCHand THE POPULAR, but he hit several stretchesin which he was often rejected. The first stretchwas broken in late 1930 when Richard E.Martinsen of Dell telegrammed Dent an offer toput him up in New York on a monthly salary towrite for his SCOTLAND YARD and SKYRIDERS magazines. For several months, Dentwas a contract writer, but the Depression killedboth magazines, as well as ALL-FICTIONSTORIES and the SCOTLAND YARD radioprogram for which Dent wrote. Another stretch ofrejects followed until Dent mastered the ability towrite in several pulp genres western, aviationand detective. He created several seriescharacters, including Lynn Lash, a scientificdetective in the Craig Kennedy style, forDETECTIVE-DRAGNET MAGAZINE. Lash wasthe first of several "gadget" detectives Dent wroteabout, and was in some respects a model for DocSavage. In fact, it was a 1932 Lynn Lash story,"The Sinister Ray," which brought Dent to theattention of Street & Smith, who contacted him towrite a Shadow novel, "The Golden Vulture," as atest before hiring him to inaugurate their newDOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE.

    Dent, working with Street & Smith businessmanager Henry W. Ralston and editor John L.Nanovic, helped refine the company's concept fora bronze superman who travels the worldcombating evil with his five assistants. The finalproduct was as much a committee effort asanything although Ralston actually came up withthe original idea and the name, Doc Savage,Lester Dent gave Doc life and individuality.Beginning in late 1932, Dent wrote the monthlynovels under the house name of KennethRobeson, but only a year later grew restless andhired the first of many ghost writers to help him ashe simultaneously began to develop a syndicatedDoc Savage radio show, which he wrote for itsfirst and only season in 1934.

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    Dent wrote in nervous bursts, never misseddeadlines and used several secretaries to type uphis final drafts. After experimenting, he took todictating his Doc novels into a dictaphone ordirectly to his secretaries. As a result, hedeveloped a natural, colloquial style that grew outof his instinctive story-telling ability. After DOCSAVAGE took off, Dent found little time to writeother pulp fiction, although a lull in the demandfor Docs occasioned by the frequent efforts ofghost writers enabled Dent to finally crack twomajor markets in the mid-thirties ARGOSY andBLACK MASK. But even as he accomplishedthat, he was aiming higher, for the slickmagazines. He churned out scores and scores ofslick rejections while writing Doc and the ClickRush and Ed Stone stories for S&S' new CRIMEBUSTERS.

    In 1940, he managed a few sales of slickstories to the TORONTO STAR WEEKLY, whichwas a Sunday newspaper supplement. His firstregular mystery novel, DEATH WORE SKIS,appeared there. Also in that year, slipping salesand other factors forced him to curtail the use ofghost writers on DOC SAVAGE, and hereluctantly buckled down to keep up with itsfiction-hungry needs. A few slick stories foundtheir way to secondary markets as Dent movedback to his home town of La Plata, Missouri forgood in 1940.

    Around 1945, Dent began to reapply himselfto his long-deferred goal of cracking thehardcover mystery market. He sold three novelsto Doubleday, which were well-received critically,but did little to advance his career. Subsequentnovels failed to interest Doubleday and ended upin pulp magazines under pen names or withBritish publishers. Dent had hoped to leave DOCSAVAGE behind for these greener fields, and hadrehired his old ghost writers, but his failure tokeep selling books and the cutback of DOCSAVAGE from monthly to bi-monthly changed hisplans.

    He continued turning out slick stories, sellingone, "River Crossing," to COLLIER'S just beforeDOC SAVAGE was cancelled in 1949. Thiscancellation severely curtailed Dent's annualincome, but he supplemented it with an aerialphotography service called Airviews, whichcarried him to 1952, at which time the demandsof the dairy farm left to him upon his father'sdeath in 1950 took precedence.

    For most of the Fifties, Dent supervised twoLa Plata farms, writing sporadically for slick andthe new paperback markets. The pulps weredying and he didn't bother with those marketsanymore he had done all he could with them,anyway. During this decade, Dent made fewsales. CRY AT DUSK, a Gold Medal paperbackoriginal was one, but his attempts to continueselling to Gold Medal didn't work out. An unsold1948 novel, LADY SO SILENT, was published inGreat Britain. When WAGON TRAIN adapted his"River " for TV, Dent tried to break into TVwriting, but he would not live long enough to putmuch effort into this.

    In 1958, he succeeded in selling a Western,"Savage Challenge," to THE SATURDAYEVENING POST a dream sale he'd toiled oversince the Thirties. A year later, his LADY INPERIL became half of an Ace Double. It was hislast sale. In February, 1959, he suffered a heartattack in La Plata, was hospitalized for threeweeks and on March 11, he died at the GrimSmith Hospital in Kirksville, Missouri.

    Lester Dent was dead, but his work was not.In 1964, Bantam Books began reprinting his DocSavage novels with unexpected success. Sincethen, all of the 182 Doc novels have beenreprinted, creating a whole new audience ofappreciators. In addition, some of his other workhas been brought into print some for the firsttime by professional and fan publishers alike.Although reprintings of Lester Dent's writingshave not been as extensive as those of some ofhis cult-creating contemporaries like Robert E.Howard and H.P. Lovecraft, there seems to be astrong thirst for Dent's work, which shows noindication of tapering off.

    The bibliography that follows is achronological listing of first appearances of LesterDent's major writings, along with reprintings.Where the byline is not Lester Dent, a byline isgiven. Most of Dent's work appeared under theStreet & Smith housename of Kenneth Robeson(Kenneth Roberts, originally), which was thefictitious author of the Doc Savage novels and ofthe Ed Stone stories in CRIME BUSTERS. Dentdid most of the Doc Savages and all of the EdStones. Kenneth Robeson was the author of theAvenger novels as well, but Dent did not writethose. One of Dent's Click Rush stories in CRIMEBUSTERS appeared under the Robeson name.This was an editorial slip.

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    For Dell, Dent's earliest work appeared undera number of anonymous pseudo-bylines like ATulsa Detective, and later under an apparenthouse name, Johnny Wiley. For StandardMagazines, house names like Robert Wallaceand C.K.M. Scanlon were used to mask Dentcontributions. At Magazine Publishers, some earlywork earned the byline Cliff Howe. There'sevidence that this was a personal pen name ofDent's but was co-opted as a house name afterDent moved on. Beginning in 1938, this companybegan reprinting Dent material extensively in theirreprint titles like VARIETY DETECTIVE and SKYACES. In an effort to disguise these reprints, theychanged the titles, bylines and even characternames. This bibliography only scratches thesurface of those reprints. Many more Dentreprints may yet be discovered in WESTERNACES, IO-STORY DETECTIVE, 10 SHORTSTORIES, ALL NOVELS and other Ace pulps. Aslate as 1958, Ace was still using the Cliff Howename on paperback anthologies.

    Dent's only known personal pen names wereTim Ryan and Harmon Cash. While he submittedwork under the name of H.O. Cash, no pulpstories so bylined have ever been discovered.(See H.O. Cash section for more details.)

    Where a story is part of a series, thecharacter's name and a series number is given.For reasons of clarity, the Gadget Man series inCRIME BUSTERS is called the Click Rush series.This character is not to be confused with the heroof "The Thirteen Million Dollar Robbery, who isalso named Click Rush.

    At the end of this listing, a section ofmiscellany and a list of adaptations of Dent'swritings are given.

    (Thanks to Mrs. Lester Dent, Kenneth R.Johnson, Doug Ellis, Alberta Camus and RonGoulart for their invaluable help with this project.)

    1. PUBLISHED WORKS

    1929April 28 Tulsa Daily WorldHow World Readers Get the News: article

    September 1 Top-Notch MagazinePirate Cay

    1931April 1 Top-Notch MagazineDeath Zone

    1st March The Popular MagazineThe Thirteen Million Dollar Robbery: novel

    May 1 Top-Notch MagazineBuccaneers of the Midnight Sun

    May 25 Tulsa Daily WorldI'd Like to Have Written: article

    September Air StoriesVulture Coast; also letterReprinted in PULP REVIEW #22, July 1995)

    Dec Action StoriesThe Devil's DerelictReprinted in Action Stories (Odyssey;Publications, 1981)

    1931February Air StoriesThe Frozen Flight

    March Scotland YardWildcat! by a Tulsa Newspaperman(Curt Flagg #1 ) novel

    Sky RidersHell Hop

    April Sky Riders

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    Dead Man's Bones

    May Scotland YardDoom Ship by a London Detective(Curt Flagg #2) novelTeeth of Revenge by a Detective

    Sky RidersLife or Death!Hair on His Chest! by Tim Ryan

    June Scotland YardOne Billion Gold! by A Police Reporter(Curt Flagg #3) novelOut China Way by a Legation Attach

    August Scotland YardDiamond Death by a C.l.D. Official

    Dec War AcesBat Trapin Attic Revivals #2, I980

    1932Jan. Western TrailsDusty Trant Road Agentas Bullet Bargain by John Gregory:Variety Western. Jan. 1939

    February War BirdsHell's Seven Keys

    March Detective-Dragnet MagazineThe Sinister Ray (Lynn Lash #1)in The Sinister Ray (Gryphon Press, 1987)

    War BirdsThe Fox

    Western TrailsGunslick Roundup

    April War Birds

    Sea Bats

    Western TrailsThe Sudden-Disaster Gent, also letter

    May Detective-Dragnet MagazineTerror, Inc., also letter

    June Western TrailsThe Gun QuestHogleg Facts: articleHell's Hoofprints by Cliff Howe, also letter

    July Detective-Dragnet MagazineThe Devil's Cargo

    Western RomancesHeart-Break Spread

    August Flying AcesFour to One

    September All Western MagazineRange Bats

    Detective-Dragnet MagazineThe Invisible Hordeas The Miracle Murders by Ralph Powers:Variety Novels Magazine: Sep. 1938

    Black Loot by Cliff Howeas Backfire Scoop by Cliff Howe:Variety Detective Magazine: Nov. 1938

    Western TrailsFear Ranch

    October Flying AcesThe Blue Ghost Patrol (Black Bat # 1)The Undertaker Twins by Cliff Howeas Pin Money Pilots by Cliff Howe: inSky Aces, June 1938as Suicide Loop by Robert Lewis: in

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    Sky Aces, Aug. 1940

    Sky BirdsZeppelin Bait

    War AcesThe Bluff Buster

    Western TrailsTrigger Trap, also letter

    November Western TrailsThe Devil's Earas Mystery Range by Cliff Howe: in

    10 Short Novels Magazine, Oct. 1938

    Dec Detective-Dragnet MagazineThe Mummy Murders (Lynn Lash #a)in The Sinister Ray (Gryphon Press 1987)

    Western TrailsHaunted Saddle

    1933January Western TrailsTrickery Trail

    March Doc Savage MagazineThe Man of Bronze by Kenneth Roberts (DocSavage # 1)novel as by Kenneth Robeson:Doc Savage Magazine, Aug. 1933 (Canadian)Ideal Library, 1935Bantam Books, 1964Corgi Books, 1975as Man of Bronze:Golden Books 1975Snow Tricks

    Ten Detective AcesThe Whistling Death

    as Hell Wouldn't Have Him by Ralph Powers, inA Cop's Close-up by Cliff HoweLone Wolf Detective, Feb. 1940

    March 1 The Shadow MagazineThe Hang String

    April Doc Savage MagazineThe Land of Terror by Kenneth Robeson(DS #2) novelIdeal Library, 1935Bantam Blacks, 1965

    Ten Detective AcesThe Cavern of Heads

    Western TrailsFrozen Phantomas Frozen Flame-Maiden:Variety Story Magazine, July 1938

    April 1 The Shadow MagazineThe Stamp Murders

    May Doc Savage MagazineQuest of the Spider by Kenneth Robeson(DS #3) novelIdeal Library,1935Bantam Books, 1972

    June Doc Savage MagazineThe Polar Treasure by Kenneth Robeson(DS #4) novelBantam Books, 1965Ten Detective AcesMurder Streetas The Star Corpse by William Dexter: inLone Wolf Detective, April 1940Murder in a Pipe by Cliff Howeas The Pipeline Juggernaut by Cliff Howe:Variety Magazine, Aug. 1938

    Western Trails

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    Snow GhostRidin' Sign: article, also letter

    Doc Savage MagazinePirate of the Pacific by Kenneth Robeson(DS #5) novelBantam Books, 1967

    Ten Detective AcesThe Death Blast (Lee Nace # 1)in The Man Behind Doc Savage( Robert Weinberg, l 974)

    Western TrailsBronc Twisting: articleas Bronc Busters:Red Seal Western, May 1936

    August Doc Savage MagazineThe Red Skull by Kenneth Robeson(DS #6) novelBantam Books, 1967

    Ten Detective AcesA Corpse's Code by Cliff HoweThe Skeleton's Clutch (Lee Nace #I)Clutch of the Green Claw by Leon Dupont:Lone Wolf Detective, Feb. 1941

    September Doc Savage MagazineThe Lost Oasis by Kenneth Robeson(DS #7) novelBantam Books, 1965Sky spiralsDeath to a Million

    September Ten Detective AcesThe Diving Dead (Lee Nace #3)in Pulp Review #3, March 199

    Western TrailsCold Facts: articleas Cold Trails:

    Red Seal Western, September 1936

    October Doc Savage MagazineThe Sargasso Ogre by Kenneth Robeson(DS #8) novelBantam Books, 1967Golden Books, 1975

    Ten Detective AcesThe Tank of Terror (Lee Nace #4)as "The Black-Gold Demon" by Ronald Flagg inLone Wolf Detective, Feb. 1941.in A Cent A Story: The Best From Ten DetectiveAces (Bowling Green Popular Press, 1986)

    November Doc Savage MagazineThe Czar of Fear by Kenneth Robeson(DS #9) novelBantam Books, 1968

    All DetectiveThe Sign of the Adder by John Wiley(Curt Flagg #4) novelPete Rice MagazineThe Devil's Dust by Tim Ryan

    Dec Doc Savage MagazineThe Phantom City by Kenneth Robeson(DS #10) novelBantam Books, 1966

    Pete Rice MagazineGun-Slicked

    Ten Detective AcesThe Flaming Mask (Lee Nace #5)

    1934January Doc Savage MagazineBrand of the Werewolf by Kenneth Robeson(DS #11) novelBantam Books, 1965

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    February All Detective MagazineHell in Boxes (Foster Fade #1)Reprinted in Pulp Vault #11, June 1993Doc Savage MagazineThe Man Who Shook the Earth by KennethRobeson(DS #12) novelBantam Books, 1969

    March All Detective MagazineWhite-Hot Corpses (Foster Fade #2)Reprinted in Pulp Review #14, March 1994Doc Savage MagazineMeteor Menace by Kenneth Robeson(DS #13) novelBantam Books, 1964Corgi Books, 1975

    April Doc Savage MagazineThe Monsters by Kenneth Robeson(DS #14) novelBantam Books, 1965

    May All Detective MagazineMurder By Circles (Foster Fade #3)Doc Savage MagazineThe Mystery on the Snow by Kenneth Robeson( DS # 15) novelBantam Books, 1972

    June Doc Savage MagazineThe King Maker by Kenneth Robeson(DS #16) novel (with Harold A. Davis)Bantam Books, 1975The Lone EagleGrapes Grubber

    July Doc Savage MagazineThe Thousand-Headed Man by Kenneth Robeson(DS #17) novelBantam Books, 1964Corgi Books, 1975

    August Doc Savage MagazineThe Squeaking Goblin by Kenneth Robeson(DS #18) novelBantam Books, 1969The Phantom DetectiveMud Money by C.K.M. Scanlon

    September Doc Savage MagazineFear Cay by Kenneth Robeson(DS #19) novelBantam Books, 1966

    October Doc Savage MagazineDeath in Silver by Kenneth Robeson(DS #20) novelBantam Books, 1968Golden Books, I 975

    November Doc Savage MagazineThe Sea Magician b, Kenneth Robeson(DS #21) novelBantam Books, 1970

    Dec AII Detective MagazineThc Finger

    Dec Doc Savage MagazineThe Annihilist by Kenneth Robeson(DS #22) novelBantam Books, 1968The Phantom DetectiveThe Red Owl by C.K.M. Scanlon

    1935January Doc Savage MagazineThe Mystic Mullah by Kenneth Robeson(DS #23) novelBantam Books, 1965

    February Doc Savage MagazineRed Snow by Kenneth Robeson(DS #24) novelBantam Books, 1969

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    March Doc Savage MagazineLand of Always Night by Kenneth Robin(DS #25) novel (with W. Ryerson Johnson)Bantam Books, 1966

    April Doc Savage MagazineThe Spook Legion by Kenneth Robeson(DS #26) novelBantam Books, 1967as The Ghost Legion:Golden Books, 1975Thrilling DetectiveBehind the Ears by Robert Wallace

    May Doc Savage MagazineThe Secret in the Sky by Kenneth Robeson(DS #27) novelBantam Books, 1967as Secret in the Sky:Golden Books, 1975

    June Doc Savage MagazineThe Roar Devil by Kenneth Robeson(DS #28) novelBantam Books, 1977

    July Doc Savage MagazineQuest of Qui by Kenneth Robeson(DS #29) novelBantam Books, 1966Golden Books, 1975

    August Doc Savage MagazineSpook Hole by Kenneth Robeson(DS #30) novelBantam Books, 1972

    September Doc Savage MagazineThe Majii by Kenneth Robeson(DS #31) novelBantam Books, 1971

    October Doc Savage MagazineDust of Death by Kenneth Robeson(DS #32) novel (with Harold A. Davis)Bantam Books, 1969

    Dec Doc Savage MagazineThe Fantastic Island by Kenneth Robeson(DS #34) novel (with W. Ryerson Johnson)Bantam Books, 1966

    1936 Writer's Digest YearbookThe Pulp Paper Master Fiction Plot: articlein The Writer's Market, 1938, abridgedBronze Shadows #11, Aug. 1967, abridgedThe Man Behind Doc Savage (Robert Weinberg,1974)abr.in Bigger Than Life: The Creator of Doc Savagewith new foreword by Dent: The Mystery Writer'sHandbook (Harper & Row, 1956)Caribbean Treasure Hunt Free for Missouri HighSchool Boy: pamphletLester Dent Some Unusual Facts About ThisNortheast Missouri Writer: pamphletCruise of the Albatross, travel film (written,photographed and directed by Lester Dentfor non-commercial showings.)

    February Doc Savage MagazineMystery Under the Sea by Kenneth Robeson(DS #36) novelBantam Books, 1968

    February 27 (unknown newspaper)La Plata Boy in the Caribbean Seas looking forLost Pirate Treasures: article

    March Doc Savage MagazineThc Metal Master by Kenneth Robeson(DS #37) novelBantam Books, 1973

    March 12 The La Plata Home PressAdventure Story Writer on Treasure Hunt: article

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    March 26 The La Plata Home PressNovinger Boy To Go on Treasure Hunt: articleas What a School Boy Thinks:The Edina Sentinel (date unknown)

    1936 May Doc Savage MagazineThe Seven Agate Devils by Kenneth Robeson(DS #39) novelBantam Books, 1973

    May ? The La Plata Home PressTreasure Hunter is Back in New York: letter

    August Doc Savage MagazineThe Midas Man be Kenneth Robeson(DS #42) novelBantam Books, 1970

    October Black MaskSail (Oscar Sail #1)in The Hard-Boiled Omnibus (Simon & Schuster,1946)The Hard-Boiled Omnibus (Pocket Books, 1952)Tough Guys & Dangerous Dames (Barnes &Noble, 1994)as V Marks the Spot:Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November1952Doc Savage MagazineThe South Pole Terror by Kenneth Robeson(DS #44) novelBantam Books, 1974

    November Doc Savage MagazineResurrection Day by Kenneth Robeson(DS #45) novelBantam Books, 1969

    Dec Black MaskAngelfish (Oscar Sail #2)in The Hard-Boiled Dicks (Sherbourne, 1967)The Hard-Boiled Detective (vintage Books, 1977)as Tropical Disturbance: Ellery Queen's Mystery

    Magazine, June 1947 Ellery Queen's Anthology,1966

    Doc Savage MagazineThe Vanisher by Kenneth Robeson(DS #46) novelBantam Books, 1970

    Dec 5 - Dec 19 ArgosyHades: 3-part serialin Hades & Hocus Pocus (Pulp Press, 1979)

    1937 FebruaryDoc Savage MagazineThe Derrick Devil by Kenneth Robeson(DS #48) novelBantam Books, 1973

    March Doc Savage MagazineThe Mental Wizard by Kenneth Robeson(DS #49) novelBantam Books, 1970

    April Doc Savage MagazineThe Terror in the Navy by Kenneth Robeson(DS #50) novelBantam Books, 1969

    May 22 - June 5ArgosyHocus Pocus: 3-part serialin Hades & Hocus Pocus (Pulp Press, 1979)

    June Doc Savage MagazineThe Land of Fear by Kenneth Robeson(DS #52) novel (with Harold A. Davis)Bantam Books, 1973

    August Doc Savage MagazineOst by Kenneth Robeson(DS #54) novelas The Magic Island: Bantam Books, 1977

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    September Doc SavageThe Feathered Octopus by Kenneth Robeson(DS #55) novelBantam Books, 1970

    October Doc SavageRepel by Kenneth Robeson(DS #56) novelas The Deadly Dwarf: Bantam Books, 1968

    November Crime BustersTalking Toad (Click Rush #1)note - a 7 page preview was first published inBest Detective, Sept. 1937

    Doc SavageThe Sea Angel by Kenneth Robeson(DS #57) novelBantam Books, 1970

    November 28 - January 1, 1938 ArgosyGenius Jones 6-part serialThe La Plata Home Press, starting June 29, 1939serial

    Dec Crime BustersDeath in Boxes (Click Rush #2)

    Doc SavageThe Golden Peril by Kenneth Robeson(DS #58) novel (with Harold A. Davis)Bantam Books, 1970

    1938January Crime BustersFunny Faces (Click Rush #3)in The Man Behind Doc Savage(Robert Weinberg, 1974)

    Doc SavageThe Living Fire Menace by Kenneth Robeson(DS #59) novel (with Harold A. Davis)Bantam Books, 1971

    February Crime BustersThe Sacred Swamp (Click Rush #4)

    Doc SavageThe Mountain Monster by Kenneth Robeson(DS #60) novel (with Harold A. Davis)Bantam Books, 1976

    March Crime BustersWindjam (Click Rush #5)Doc SavageDevil on the Moon by Kenneth Robeson(DS #61) novelBantam Books, 1970

    April Crime BustersThe Little Mud Men (Click Rush #6)

    Doc SavageThe Pirate's Ghost by Kenneth Robeson(DS #62) novelBantam Books, 1971

    May Crime BustersThc Hairless Wonders (Click Rush #7)Doc SavageThe Motion Menace by Kenneth Robeson(DS #63) novel (with W. Ryerson Johnson)Bantam Books, 1971

    June Crime BustersRun, Actor, Run (Click Rush #a)

    Doc SavageThe Submarine Mystery by Kenneth Robeson(DS #f64) novelBantam Books, 1971

    June 16 The La Plata Home PressLester Dent Writes From Gay Paree: article

    July Crime Busters

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    A Man and a Mess (Click Rush #9)

    Doc SavageThe Giggling Ghosts by Kenneth Robeson(DS #65) novelBantam Books, 1971

    July 7 The La Plata Home PressLester Dent Writes of Czechoslovakia Trip: article

    July 15 The ShadowThe Golden Vulture by Maxwell Grant(Shadow #154) novel: (with Walter B. Gibson)

    July 28 - The La Plata Home PressDent Writes Again From Amsterdam: article

    August Crime BustersThe Wild Indians (Click Rush #1())Ring Around a Rosey by Kenneth Robeson(Ed Stone #1)

    Doc SavageThe Munitions Master by Kenneth Robeson(DS #66) novel (with Harold A. Davis)Bantam Books, 1971

    September Crime BustersThe Dancing Dog by Kenneth Robeson (Ed Stone#2)

    Doc SavageThe Red Terrors by Kenneth Robeson(DS #67) novelBantam Books, 1976

    September 29 The La Plata Home PressLa Plata Novelist and World Traveler Gives HisOpinion of Hitler: article

    October Crime BustersThe Itching Men (Click Rush #11)

    Doc SavageFortress of Solitude by Kenneth Robeson(DS #68) novelBantam Books, 1968

    November Crime BustersThe Queer Bees by Kenneth Robeson (Ed Stone#3)

    1938 November Doc SavageThe Green Death by Kenneth Robeson(DS #69) novel(with Harold A. Davis)Bantam Books, 1971

    Dec Crime BustersThe Devils Smelled Nice (Click Rush #12)Doc SavageThe Devil Genghis by Kenneth Robeson(DS #70) novelBantam Books, 1974

    1939January Crime BustersThe Foolish Whales by Kenneth Robeson(Ed Stone #4)Doc SavageMad Mesa by Kenneth Robeson(DS #71) novelBantam Books, 1972

    February Crime BustersSix White Horses (Click Rush #13)Detective Story Annual, 1942Doc SavageThe Yellow Cloud by Kenneth Robeson(DS #72) novelBantam Books, 1971

    March Crime BustersThe Poet's Bones by Kenneth Robeson (Ed Stone#5)Doc Savage

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    The Freckled Shark by Kenneth Robeson(DS #73) novelBantam Books, 1972

    April Crime BustersThe Mysterious Jugs (Click Rush #14)

    Doc SavageWorld's Fair Goblin by Kenneth Robeson(DS #74) novel (with William G. Bogart)Bantam Books, 1969

    May Crime BustersThe Minks and the Weasels (Click Rush #15)Doc SavageThe Cold Ogre by Kenneth Robeson(DS #75) novelBantam Books, 1969

    June Doc SavageThe Flaming Falcons by Kenneth Robeson(DS #76) novelBantam Books, 1968

    July Crime BustersThe Horse's Egg by Kenneth Robeson (Ed Stone#6)Doc SavageMerchants of Disaster by Kenneth Robeson(DS #77) novel (with Harold A. Davis)Bantam Books, 1969

    August Crime BustersThe Remarkable Zeke (Click Rush #16)Doc SavageThe Crimson Serpent by Kenneth Robeson(DS #78) novel (with Harold A. Davis)Bantam Books, 1974

    September Crime BustersThe Frightened Yachtsmen by Kenneth Robeson(Click Rush #17)

    Doc SavagePoison Island by Kenneth Robeson(DS #79) novelBantam Books, 1971

    October Doc SavageThe Stone Man by Kenneth Robeson(DS #80) novelBantam Books, 1976

    November Doc SavageHex by Kenneth Robeson(DS #81) novel (with William G. Bogart)Bantam Books, 1969

    Dec Crime BustersThe Green Birds (Click Rush #18)

    Doc SavageThe Dagger in the Sky be Kenneth Robeson(DS #82) novelBantam Books, 1969

    1940Writer's YearbookWave Those Tags: articlealso, in Bigger Than Life: The Creator of DocSavage (Popular Press, 1990)

    January Doc SavageThe Other World by Kenneth Robeson(DS #83) novelBantam Books, 1968

    February Doc SavageThe Angry Ghost by Kenneth Robeson(DS #84) novel (with William G. Bogart)Bantam Books, 1977

    March Doc SavageThe Spotted Men by Kenneth Robeson(DS #85) novel (with William G. Bogart)Bantam Books, 1977

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    April Doc SavageThe Evil Gnome by Kenneth Robeson(DS #86) novelBantam Books, 1976

    May Doc SavageThe Boss of Terror by Kenneth Robeson(DS #87) novelBantam Books, 1976

    June Doc SavageThe Awful Egg by Kenneth Robeson(DS #88) novelBantam Books, 1978

    July Doc SavageThe Flying Goblin by Kenneth Robeson(DS #89) novel (with William G. Bogart)Bantam Books, 1977

    August Doc SavageTunnel Terror by Kenneth Robeson(#90) novel (with William G. Bogart)Bantam Books, 1979

    August 3 Toronto Star WeeklyWave Breaking Bright

    September Doc SavageThe Purple Dragon by Kenneth Robeson(DS #91) novel (with Harold A. Davis)Bantam Books, 1978

    October Doc SavageDevils of the Deep by Kenneth Robeson(DS #92) novel (with Harold A. Davis)Bantam Books, 1984

    November Doc SavageThe Awful Dynasty by Kenneth Robeson(DS #93) novel (with William G. Bogart)

    in Doc Savage Omnibus #6 (Bantam Books,1988)

    Dec Doc SavageThe Men Vanished by Kenneth Robeson(DS #96) novelin Doc Savage Omnibus #7 (Bantam Books,1988)

    1941February Doc SavageBequest of Evil by Kenneth Robeson(DS #96) novel (with William G. Bogart)Doc Savage July 1941 (Canadian) asThe KidnapersIn Doc Savage Omnibus #12 (Bantam Books1990)

    March Doc SavageThe All-White Elf by Kenneth Robeson(DS #97) novelDoc Savage August 1941 (Canadian)in Doc Savage Omnibus #1 (Bantam Books,1986)

    April Doc SavageThe Golden Man by Kenneth Robeson(DS #98) novelDoc Savage Sept. 1941 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1984

    May Doc SavageThe Pink Lady bet Kenneth Robeson(DS #99) novelDoc Savage Oct. 1941 (Canadian)in Doc Savage Omnibus #8 (Bantam Books 1989)

    July Doc SavageThe Green Eagle by Kenneth Robeson(DS # 101) novelDoc Savage November 1941 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1968

    August Doc Savage

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    Mystery Island by Kenneth Robeson(DS #102) novelDoc Savage Dec. 1941 (Canadian)in Doc Savage Omnibus #4 (Bantam Books,1987)

    October Doc SavageBirds of Death by Kenneth Robeson(DS #104) novelDoc Savage March Item (Canadian)in Doc Savage Omnibus #9 (Bantam Books 1989)

    October 25 Toronto Star WeeklyDeath Wore Skis: novel

    November Doc SavageThe Invisible Box Murders by Kenneth Robeson(DS #105) novelDoc Savage April 1942 (Canadian)in Doc Savage Omnibus #9 (Bantam Books 1989)

    Dec Doc SavagePeril In the North be Kenneth Robeson(DS #106) novelDoc Savage May 1942 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1984

    1942February Doc SavageMen of Fear by Kenneth Robeson(DS #108) novelDoc Savable July 1942 (Canadian)in Doc Savage Omnibus #4 (Bantam Books,1987)

    March Doc SavageThe Too-Wise Owl be Kenneth Robeson(DS #109) novelDoc Savage Aug. 1942 (Canadian)in Doc Savage Omnibus #10 (Bantam Books1989)

    April Doc Savage

    The Magic Forest be Kenneth Robeson(DS #110) novel (with William G. Bogart)Doc Savage Sept. 1942 (Canadian)in Doc Savage Omnibus #6 (Bantam Books,1983)

    May Doc SavagePirate Isle by Kenneth Robeson(DS #111) novelDoc Savage Oct. 1942 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1983

    June Doc SavageThe Speaking Stone by Kenneth Robeson(DS #112) novelDoc Savage Nov. 1942 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1983

    July Doc SavageThe Man Who Fell Up by Kenneth Robeson(DS #113) novelDoc Savage Dec: 1942 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1982

    August Doc SavageThe Three Wild Men by Kenneth Robeson(DS #114) novelDoc Savage Jan. 1943 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1984

    September Doc SavageThe Fiery Menace by Kenneth Robeson(DS #115) novelDoc Savage Feb. 1943 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1984

    October Doc SavageThe Laugh of Death by Kenneth Robeson(DS #116) novelDoc Savage March 1943 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1984

    November Doc Savage

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    They Died Twice by Kenneth Robeson(DS #117) novelDoc Savage April 1943 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1981

    Dec Doc SavageThe Devil's Black Rock by Kenneth Robeson(DS #118) novelDoc Savage May 1943 (Canadian)in Doc Savage Omnibus #10 (Bantam Books1989)

    1943January Doc SavageThe Time Terror by Kenneth Robeson(DS #119) novelDoc Savage June 1943 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1981

    February Doc SavageWaves of Death by Kenneth Robeson(DS #120) novelDoc Savage July 1943 (Canadian)in Doc Savage Omnibus #10 (Bantam Books1989)

    March Doc SavageThe Black, Black Witch by Kenneth Robeson(DS #121) novelDoc Savage Aug. 1943 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1981

    April Doc SavageThe King of Terror by Kenneth Robeson(DS #122) novelDoc Savage Sept. 1943 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1984

    May Doc SavageThe Talking Devil by Kenneth Robeson(DS # 123) novelDoc Savage Oct. 1943 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1982

    North African Oddities: article

    June Doc SavageThe Running Skeletons by Kenneth Robeson(DS #124) novelDoc Savage Nov. 1943 (Canadian)in Doc Savage Omnibus #1 (Bantam Books,l986i)

    July Doc SavageMystery on Happy Bones by Kenneth Robeson(DS #125) novelDoc Savage Dec. 1943 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1979

    August Doc SavageThe Mental Monster by Kenneth Robeson(DS # 126) novelDoc Savage Jan. 1944 (Canadian)in Doc Savage Omnibus #8 (Bantam 1989)

    September Doc SavageHell Below by Kenneth Robeson(DS #127) novelDoc Savage Feb. 1944 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1980New Ghost in Science: article

    October Doc SavageThe Goblins by Kenneth Robeson(DS #128) novelDoc Savage March 1944 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1985Japanese Oddities: article

    November Doc SavageThe Secret of the Su by Kenneth Robeson(DS # 129) novelDoc Savage April 1944 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1988

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    Thc Spook of Grandpa Eban by KennethRobeson(Ds #130) novelDoc Savage May 1944(Canadian)in Doc Savage Omnibus #3 (Bantam Books,1987)

    1944January Doc SavageAccording to the Plan of a One-Eyed Mysticby Kenneth Robeson(DS #131) novelas A One-Eyed Mystic:Doc Savage June 1944 (Canadian )as One-Eyed Mystic: Bantam Books, 1982

    February Doc SavageDeath Had Yellow Eyes by Kenneth Robeson(Ds #132) novelDoc Savage July 1944 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1982

    March Doc SavageThe Derelict of Skull Shoal(DS #133) novelDoc Savage Aug. 1944 (Canadian)Street & Smith's Detective Monthly, April 1957in Doc Savage Omnibus #13 (Bantam Batiks199())

    April Doc SavageThe Whisker of Hercules by Kenneth Robeson(DS #134) novelDoc Savage Sept. 1944 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1981

    April 24 - April 30, May I - 5, May 7 - 12, May 14 -19, May 21 - 26, May 28Kirksville Daily ExpressTake Away the Lady: 29-part serialThe Constitution-Tribune (Chillicothe, MO)serial, starting April 24, 1944

    May Adventure

    Jonathan's Falcon, also letter1944 May Doc SavageThe Three Devils by Kenneth Robeson(DS #135) novelDoc Savage Oct. 1944 (Canadian)in Doc Savage Omnibus #3 (Bantam Books,1987)Life Story MagazineProblem Child

    June Doc SavageThe Pharoah's Ghost by Kenneth Robeson(DS #136) novelas The Pharaoh's Ghost:Doc Savage Nov. 1944(Canadian)Street & Smith's Detective Monthly, March 1957Bantam Books, 1981

    July Doc SavageThe Man Who Was Scared by Kenneth Robeson(DS #137) novelDoc Savage Dec. 1944 (Canadian)Bantam Books, 1981

    August Doc SavageThe Shape of Terror by Kenneth Robeson(DS #138) novelBantam Books, 1982

    September Doc SavageWeird Valley by Kenneth Robeson(DS #139) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, Apr. 1956in Doc Savage Omnibus #8 (Bantam Books 1989)

    October Doc SavageJiu San by Kenneth Robeson(DS #140) novelBantam Books, 1981

    November Doc SavageSatan Black by Kenneth Robeson(DS #141) novel

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    Bantam Books, 1980

    Dec Doc SavageThe Lost Giant by Kenneth Robeson(DS #142) novelBantam Books, 1980

    1945January Doc SavageViolent Night by Kenneth Robeson(DS #143) novelas Thc Hate Genius:Bantam Books, 1979

    February Doc SavageStrange Fish by Kenneth Robeson(DS #144) novelin Doc Savage Omnibus #3 (Bantam Books,1987)

    March Doc SavageThe Ten Ton Snakes by Kenneth Robeson(DS # 145) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, Sept. 1956Bantam Books, 198

    April Doc SavageCargo Unknown by Kenneth Robeson(DS #146) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, July 1957Bantam Books, 1980

    May Doc SavageRock Sinister by Kenneth Robeson(DS # 147) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, April 1955in Doc Savage Omnibus #4 (Bantam Books,1987)

    June Doc SavageThe Terrible Stork by Kenneth Robeson(DS #148) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, Feb. 1957

    in Doc Savage Omnibus #7 (Bantam Books,1988)

    July Doc SavageKing Joe Cay by Kenneth Robeson(DS #149) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, June 1956in Doc Savage Omnibus #2 (Bantam Books,1987)

    August Doc SavageThe Wee Ones by Kenneth Robeson(DS #150) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, February1955in Doc Savage Omnibus #9 (Bantam Books 1989)

    September Doc SavageTerror Takes 7 by Kenneth Robeson(DS #151) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, Oct. 1956in Doc Savage Omnibus #9 (Bantam Books I989)

    October Doc SavageThe Thing That Pursued by Kenneth Robeson(DS # 152) novelin Doc Savage Omnibus #2 (Bantam Books,1987)

    November Doc SavageTrouble on Parade by Kenneth Robeson(DS # 153) novelin Doc Savage Omnibus #8 ( Bantam Books1989)

    Dec Doc SavageThe Screaming Man by Kenneth Robeson(DS # I 54) novelBantam Books, 1981

    1946Doubleday Crime ClubDead At the Take-Off (Chance Malloy #1) novelDetective Book Club, 1946

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    Triple Detective, Spring 1947 abridgedBestsellerMystery,1943 abridgedCassell, 1949as High Stakes: Ace, 1953Doubleday Crime ClubLady to Kill (Chance Malloy #2) novelDetective Book Club, 1947 Triple Detective, Fall1947 abridged Bestseller Mystery, 1948 abridgedCassell, 1950

    January Doc SavageMeasures for a Coffin by Kenneth Robeson(DS #155) novelin Doc Savage Omnibus #3 (Bantam Books,1987)

    February Doc SavageSe-Pah-Poo by Kenneth Robeson (#156) novelin Doc Savage Omnibus #11 (Bantam Books,1990)

    March Doc SavageTerror and the Lonely Widow by KennethRobeson (DS #157) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, June 1957

    April Doc SavageFive Fathoms Dead by Kenneth Robeson(DS #158) novelin Doc Savage Omnibus #7 (Bantam Books,1988)

    May Doc SavageDeath is a Round Black Spot by KennethRobeson(DS #159) novelin Doc Savage Omnibus #11 (Bantam Books,1990)

    June Doc SavageColors for Murder by Kenneth Robeson(DS #160) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, Dec. 1956in Doc Savage Omnibus #11 (Bantam Books,1990)

    Doc SavageFire and Ice by Kenneth Robeson(DS #161) novel (with William G. Bogart)Street & Smith's Detective Monthly, Sept. 1955in Doc Savage Omnibus #6 (Bantam Books,1988)

    July Doc SavageThree Times a Corpse by Kenneth Robeson(DS #162) novelin Doc Savage Omnibus #11 (Bantam Books,1990)

    September Doc SavageThe Exploding Lake by Kenneth Robeson(DS #163) novel (with Harold A. Davis)in Doc Savage Omnibus #12 (Bantam Books,1990)

    October Doc SavageDeath in Little Houses by Kenneth Robeson(DS #164) novel (with William G. Bogart)Street & Smith's Detective Monthly, Jan. 1955in Doc Savage Omnibus #12 (Bantam Books,1990)

    November Doc SavageThe Devil is Jones by Kenneth Robeson(DS #165) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, Oct. 1955

    1947Feb-March Shadow MysterySmith is Dead by Harmon Cash: novel

    Mar-April Doc SavageDanger Lies East by Kenneth Robeson(DS #169) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, June 1955in Doc Savage Omnibus #7 (Bantam Books,1988)

    May-June Doc Savage

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    No Light to Die By by Kenneth Robeson(DS #170) novelin Doc Savage Omnibus #5 (Bantam Books,1988)

    July-August Doc SavageThe Monkey Suit by Kenneth Robeson(DS #171) novelin Doc Savage Omnibus #5 (Bantam Books,1988)

    Sep-October Doc Savage Science DetectiveLet's Kill Ames by Kenneth Robeson(DS #172) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, Nov. 1956in Doc Savage Omnibus #5 (Bantam Books,1988)

    Nov-Dec Doc Savage Science DetectiveOnce Over Lightly by Kenneth Robeson(DS #173) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, Nov. 1955in Doc Savage Omnibus #5 (Bantam Books,1988)

    1948Doubleday Crime ClubLady Afraid: novelUnicorn Mystery Book Club, 1948Bestseller Mystery, 1949 abridgedCassell, 1950abridged as The Endless Night:Triple Detective, Summer 1949

    Jan-February Doc Savage Science DetectiveI Died Yesterday by Kenneth Robeson(DS #174) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, July 1955in Doc Savage Omnibus #5 (Bantam Books,l9f38)

    Mar-April Doc Savage Science DetectiveThe Pure Evil by Kenneth Robeson(DS #175) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, March 1956

    in Doc Savage Omnibus #4 (Bantam Books,1987)

    May-June Doc Savage Science DetectiveTerror Wears No Shoes by Kenneth Robeson(DS #176) novelin Doc Savage Omnibus #13 (Bantam Books,1990)

    Jul-August Doc Savage Science DetectiveThe Angry Canary by Kenneth Robeson(DS #177) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, Dec. 1954in Doc Savage Omnibus #1 (Bantam Books,1986)

    August 21 Collier'sRiver CrossingBar 4 Roundup of Best Western Stories(Dutton, 1955)(PermaBooks 1956)Reading For Significance (American Book Co,1960)Be A Better Reader (Prentice-Hall, 1978)

    Sep-October Doc Savage Science DetectiveThe Swooning Lady by Kenneth Robeson(DS #178) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, Jan. 1956in Doc Savage Omnibus #1 (Bantam Books,1986)

    1949WinterDoc SavageThe Green Master by Kenneth Robeson(DS #179) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, Dec. 1955in Doc Savage Omnibus #13 (Bantam Books,1990)

    SpringDoc SavageReturn From Cormoral by Kenneth Robeson

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    (DS #180) novelin Doc Savage Omnibus #13 (Bantam Books,1990)

    SummerDoc SavageUp From Earth's Center by Kenneth Robeson(DS #181) novelStreet & Smith's Detective Monthly, Feb. 1956in Doc Savage Omnibus #13 (Bantam Books,1990)

    1951CassellLady So Silent: novel

    1952Gold Medal BooksCry at Dusk: novel(Frederick Muller, 1959)

    November Nation's BusinessThe White Posts

    1955July Centorama (Amateur play performed tocommemoratethe La Plata Centennial.)

    1958February 22 The Saturday Evening PostDoc Savage Challenge

    1959Ace BooksLady in Peril: novel

    1979Bantam BooksThe Red Spider by Kenneth Robeson(DS #182) novel

    1980

    Jun, Jul, Aug. SepChapters The Flame Horror ( Lynn Lash #3 )serial in The Sinister Ray (Gryphon Press, 1987)

    1983Odyssey PublicationsThe Incredible Radio Exploits of Doc Savage,Vol. 1 by Kenneth RobesonContains 14 of Lester Dent's 1934 scripts:

    The Red DeathThe Impossible BulletThe Golden LegacyThe Too-Talkative ParrotThe Red Lake QuestThe Blue AngelThe Sniper in the SkyThe Green GhostThe Evil ExtortionistsBlack-Light MagicRadium ScrambleDeath Had Blue HandsThe Sinister SleepThe Southern Star Mystery

    1986Odyssey PublicationsThe Doc Savage Files

    1988September Pulp Vault #3Arctic Loot

    1991Python Isle (DS #184) novel (with Will Murray)

    1992White Eyes (DS #185) novel (with Will Murray)The Frightened Fish (DS #186) novel (with WillMurray)The Jade Ogre (DS #187) novel (with WillMurray)

    1993 Flight into Fear (DS #188) novel (with WillMurray)

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    The Whistling Wraith (DS #189) novel (with WillMurray)The Forgotten Realm (DS #190) novel (with WillMurray)

    1994 Doc Savage: The Manual of Bronze #1Comic Strip continuity based on The SargassoOgre script: Lester Dent art: Paul Orban

    1993 June, letter: The Bronze Gazette

    1994 The Red Sail100 Crooked Little Crime Stories Barnes &Noble Books

    Forthcoming:Punkins and the Moon VarmintArgosyDeath Cache (Silver Corporal #2)Blazing Tunics: Mosaic Press

    Odyssey PublicationsThe Incredible Radio Exploits of Doc Savage,Vol. 2 by Kenneth Robeson

    Contains 12 of Lester Dent's 1934 scripts, with 3others never broadcast: The Box of Fear ThePhantom Terror Mantrap Mesa Fast WorkersNeedle in a Chinese Haystack Monk Called ItJustice The White-Haired Devil The OilfieldOgres The Fainting Lads Poison Cargo Find CurlyMorgan The Growing Wizard The FeatheredSerpent The Gray Spider The Polar Treasure

    11. MISCELLANEOUS1930 ? ? The Death Nose (A short story revised by Dentfor pulp writer Paul Thompson and sold toGangster Stories. No firm publication dataavailable. Maybe The Rod and The Rat by H.Thompson Rich, Gangster Stories, Dec. 1931.)

    1931 Undersea Ice (A novel sold in March toDell's All Fiction Stories scheduled for Aug.1931 issue but unpublished due to the magazine'scancellation.)

    ? ? Radio Murder (A radio script sold in April,probably to the Scotland Yard show. No date ofbroadcast. )

    1934 ? ?Death Was Silent by George H. Wilcoxson(Ghosted for Wilcoxson by Dent.Published?)"Doc Savage" (Radio show syndicated nationallyin 1934. All 26 episodes were by Dent.)

    April Pete Rice MagazineThe Violent Jasper by Harold A. Davis(Ghost-written by Dent for his friend Harold A.Davis.)

    1935 ?Homely Homilies (A column or series of columnsknown to have been syndicated in1935 under the byline H.P. Cash by theHollywood Newspaper Syndicate. Inasmuch asLester Dent admitted to having been publishedunder the pseudonym of H.O. Cash, it is believedthat this may be Dent's work. No publication datais available, nor is it certain if Homely Homiliesappeared as by H.P. or H.O. Cash.)

    1936 OctoberDoc Savage MagazineThe Vanishing Barges by Frederick R. Gibbs(Submitted by Dent for Gibbs, a writer for whomDent ghosted this story.)

    1939 June 15 The ShadowDeath and the Big Apple by Howard Coons(Apparently ghosted by Dent for his friend,Howard Coons.)

    1947 ? King FeaturesThe Girl I Left Behind: byline(Story syndicated by King Features, its severalappearances between 1947 and 1951 areunknown.)

    1980 Doc Savage, Supreme Adventurer by JohnL. Nanovic (There is a possibility that a portion of

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    the published version of this story was written orre-written by Lester Dent from the John L.Nanovic original.)Early in Lester Dent's career, when he was unableto crack a pulp market, he would submit storiesunder the pen name of H. 0. Cash (the H stoodfor Hard, he once joked). There is no record Denthad any success with this tactic. But in 1934Thrilling Group editor Leo Margulies set up a fundfor destitute pulp writers. The idea was for writersto donate unsalable stories to him, he wouldpublish them in his magazines with the fee goingto this fund. In response, Dent shipped anindeterminate number to Margulies, after firstchanging the byline to H. O. Cash. Only threehave been found in print, all bylined with Thrillinghouse names of Robert Wallace and C.K.M.Scanlon. The fate of the others and theirpublished bylines remains unknown. Very likelyall were given the Thrilling house nametreatment. Many might have escaped publicationentirely. An incomplete list of the missing storiesfollows.

    Aviation stories:Doom CoastThe Ancestral AshesChinese for BuzzardFeathered AlikeThe Frozen Buddha

    Western stories:Doom CanyonColt BrokeSnare SavvySkull ValleyHocus Pocus

    Detective stories:And Death Waltzed InBlack BookThe Man in Two PartsThe Water DevilBlue Crystal Clue

    Dent often helped his secretaries with theirwriting. A manuscript or two bearing the byline ofone secretary Evelyn E. Coulson, survive in

    Dent's papers. It's possible Dent co-authored thefollowing pulp stories whose magazineappearances Dent kept on file, with Coulson:The Man Next Door Love Story Magazine Jan.11, 1941I'm Not my Twin Ideal Love May 1944Heart in Waiting Golden Love Feb. 1946

    111. ADAPTATIONS1940 March Shadow Comics #]"Untitled (Comic story adapted from 1934 DocSavage radio script #20 Monk Called ItJustice. Writer unidentified. Artist: MauriceGutwirth.)

    April Shadow Comics #2"Untitled" (Comic story adapted from DO Savagenovel, The Crimson Serpent. Writer unidentified.Artist: The Jack Binder Shop/Jack Binder.)

    May Shadow Comics #3The Smoke of Eternity (Comic story adapted fromDoc Savage novel, The Land of Terror. Part 1.Writer unidentified. Artist: Elmer C. Stoner.)

    July Doc Savage Comics #1 (Street & Smith)The Land elf Terror (comic story adapted fromDoc Savage novel, The Land of Terror. Part 2.Writer unidentified. Artist: Elmer C. Stoner.)

    Shadow Comics #3The Talking Toad (Comic story adapted fromClick Rush story, Talking Toad. Writerunidentified. Artist: Jack Farr.)

    August Shadow Comics #6The Tale of the Itching Men (Comic story adaptedfrom Click Rush story, The Itching Men. Writerunidentified. Artist: Jack Farr.)

    October Doc Savage Comics #2Thunder Island (Comic story adapted from DOSavage novel, The Land of Terror. Part 3. Writerunidentified. Artist: Elmer C. Stoner.)

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    1941 February Doc Savage Comics #3The Polar Treasure (Comic story adapted fromDoc Savage novel, The Polar Treasure. Writerunidentified. Artist: Jack Alderman.)

    May Doc Savage Comics #4"Untitled (Comic story adapted from DO Savagenovel, The Terror in the Navy. Writer unidentified.Artist: The Jack Binder Shop/Ken Batefield?)Mystery of the Green Birds (Comic story adaptedfrom Click Rush story, The Green Birds. Writerunidentified. Artist: Jack Farr.)

    1957 October 23 Wagon Train"The Nels Stack Story" (Television adaptation ofCollier's story, River Crossing. Screenwriter: JohnDunkel.)

    1966 Doc Savage # 1 (Gold Key)The Thousand-Headed Man (Comic storyadapted from Doc Savage novel, TheThousand-Headed Man. Writer: Leo DairymanArtist: Jack Sparling.)

    1972 October Doc Savage #1 (Marvel)Doc Savage, The Man of Bronze (Comic storyadapted from Doc Savage novel, The Man ofBronze. Part 1. Writers: Roy Thomas & SteveEnglehart. Artists: Ross Andru & Jim Mooney.)

    Dec Doc Savage #2Master of the Red Death (Comic story adaptedfrom Doc Savage novel, The Man of Bronze.Part 2. Writer: Steve Englehart. Artists: RossAndru & Ernie Chua.)

    1973 February Doc Savage #3Death in Silver (Comic story adapted from DocSavage novel, Death in Silver. Part 1. Writer:Steve Englehart. Artists: Ross Andru & TomPalmer.)

    April Doc Savage #4The Hell-Diver! (Comic story adapted from DocSavage novel, Death in Silver. Part 2. Writer:Steve Englehart. Artists: Ross Andru & TomPalmer.)

    June Doc Savage #5The Monsters! (Comic story adapted from DocSavage novel, The Monsters. Part 1. Writers:Steve Englehart & Gardner F. Fox. Artists: RossAndru & Tom Palmer.)

    August Doc Savage #6Where Giants Walk! (Comic story adapted fromDO Savage novel, The Monsters. Part 2. Writer:Gardner F. Fox. Artists: Ross Andru & FrankGiacoia.)

    October Doc Savage #7Brand of the Werewolf! (Comic story adaptedfrom Doc Savage novel, Brand of the Werewolf.Part 1. Writers: Gardner F. Fox & Tony Isabella.Artists: Ross Andru & Frank Springer.)

    1974 January Doc Savage #8Werewolf Lair! (Comic story adapted from DocSavage novel, Brand of the Werewolf. Part 2.Writer: Tony Isabella. Artists: Rich Buckler, TomPalmer & Jack Abel.)

    1975 Warner BrothersDoc Savage, the Man of Bronze (Film adaptationof Doc Savage novel, The Man of Bronze, withelements borrowed from The Mystic Mullah andothers. Screenwriters: George Pal and JoeMorhaim. Note: Joe Morhaim scripted a sequel,Doc Savage, the Arch-Enemy of Evil, whichremains unproduced. It adapts Death in Silverwith elements from other Doc Savage novels,including The Feathered Octopus.)

    Giant-Size Doc Savage Doc Savage, the Man ofBronze (reprint from Doc Savage #1, 1973)Master of the Red Death (repent from DO Savage#2, 1973)

    1979 Bantam BooksThe Man of Bronze by Kenneth Robeson(Digest-sized comic adaptation of The Man ofBronze. Writer: Horace J. Elias. Artist: MauriceWhitman.)

    1983 The Adventures of Doc Savage

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    Fear Cay (Seven part radio adaptation of FearCay, broadcast over National Public Radio.Writer: Roger Rittner.)

    The Thousand-Headed Man (Six part radioadaptation of The Thousand-Headed Man,broadcast over National Public Radio. Writer: WillMurray.)

    1992 Doc Savage: Repel #1 (Comic book storyfrom Doc Savage novel, Repel) Writer: TerryCollins. Artists: Nick Choles & Bob Lewis

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