The Spider, but who was otherwise a faceless phantom. The big mystery of the origins of The Spider magazine is that they were not one, but two, writers named R. T. M. Scott. The first was the father to the second. Reginald Thomas Maitland Scott was one of the most famous writers of the 1920s. His son, Robert Thomas Maitland Scott, was new to the writing world.
Who is the Spider? More just than the law. More dangerous than the underworld! Hated, wanted, and feared by both! Alone and desperate, he wages a deadly one-man war against the supercriminal whose long-planned crime coup will snuff a thousand lives! Can the Master of Men prevent this slaughter of innocents? Celebrated crime author R. T. M. Scott introduces the sinister Spider in his premiere case.
Mysterious death, suicide, and madness took uncanny toll of New York's most prominent citizens. Only the Spider sensed the presence of the criminal genius whose tentacles were strangling the city - and the Spider was next on the crime monster's death list! Here is the second and final Spider novel penned by the mysterious R.T.M. Scott, the author of a series of hardcover novels featuring sophisticated detective Aurelius Smith and his Hindu aide, Langa Doonh.
Here and there throughout the city, good citizens died suddenly - of natural causes - and were forgotten. Others - men of character and position - took their own lives. And the madhouses were getting more than their rightful share of the cities great! None but the Spider hunted down and finally at bay, sensed the creeping, ghastly threat that dogged the footsteps of seven million people!