"The Campaign Grafter", a short story published in 1912, tells the tale of Professor Graig Kennedy and his assistant Walter Jameson coming to the aid of a politician troubled by an incriminating photograph.
The listener is introduced to the detective Quentin Locke (based on Houdini), who investigates a cartel protected by a robot called the Automaton and the members of which use a gaseous weapon called Madagascar madness!! The hero is capable of getting himself freed of some of the strangest and most dangerous situations... This is a humorous, fast paced, high octane pulpy adventure by Arthur Benjamin Reeve for diehard fans of the genre!
Still wildly popular today, this collection of ghost stories was first published in 1919. A few of the stories reflect the prejudices and language of the era and would not be considered "politically correct" now but are nonetheless excellent stories. Arthur B. Reeves, an American writer who also wrote screenplays compiled this anthology. His introduction is considered by many to be the definitive explanation of the popularity and diversity of this genre. Turn off the lights and prepare to be thrilled and chilled by this unique assemblage of spooky tales.