The Green Lama and The Green Lama Legacy [chronological order]

17 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 46 ratings

The Green Lama #1: The Green Lama & Croesus of Murder Publisher's Summary

Conceived in 1939 at the behest of the editors of Munsey Publications to compete with the juggernaut that The Shadow had become in print, on radio, and in film, The Green Lama was the creation of writer Kendell Foster Crossen, who was asked to think up a hero who could lure mystery-minded readers away from The Shadow's loyal legion of followers.

Returning to the States, Dumont assumed an alternative identity of the Buddhist cleric, the Reverend Dr. Pali, then began gathering about him a band of civic-minded citizens to join him in his Buddhistic battle against suffering in all forms - particularly that caused by criminals. And aiding him from the shadows, the mysterious Magga, a woman of many faces who had taken an interest in guiding The Green Lama's campaign against malefactors.

It was an outlandish concept. While The Shadow possessed the power to cloud men's minds after his time in the East, The Green Lama relied on other, even weirder powers - including the ability to become radioactive and electrically shock opponents into submission! He carried a traditional scarf, which he employed to bind and befuddle opponents, and possessed a knowledge of vulnerable nerve centers, which he put to good use in hand-to-hand combat.

Writing as Richard Foster, Crossen produced "The Case of the Crimson Hand", which was published in the April 1940 Double Detective under the equally colorful title "The Green Lama". That first installment raised the magazine's circulation several notches. Amazingly, the Lama was a hit.

"The real success of the Lama was because of the mysticism," Ken Crossen recalled. "We received a tremendous amount of mail about the Lama. His first case and its sequel, 'The Case of the Croesus of Murder', are presented in one set, voiced by the talented Michael McConnohie. You'll never encounter another hero anything like him. Om Mani Padme Hum! The Green Lama knows!"

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  • Book 1-2

    • The Green Lama #1: The Green Lama & Croesus of Murder

    • By: Kendell Foster Crossen
    • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Returning to the States, Dumont assumed an alternative identity of the Buddhist cleric, the Reverend Dr. Pali, then began gathering about him a band of civic-minded citizens to join him in his Buddhistic battle against suffering in all forms - particularly that caused by criminals. And aiding him from the shadows, the mysterious Magga, a woman of many faces who had taken an interest in guiding The Green Lama's campaign against malefactors.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Green Lama #1: The Green Lama & Croesus of Murder

    • By: Richard Foster
    • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When millionaire Jethro Dumont disappeared into the mystic fastness of Tibet, the world thought him lost forever. But he came back with a sacred mission: to eradicate evil and all suffering that originates from wickedness. Donning the emerald robes of a Tibetan monk, Dumont became The Green Lama, a relentless scourge of the Underworld. Aided by ordinary people from all walks of life, guided by the mystery woman known only as Magga, The Green Lama employs esoteric methods to conquer crime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen for fans of classic pulp heroes

    • By William W. Connors on 05-23-18

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 3-4

    • The Green Lama #2

    • Babies for Sale & The Wave of Death
    • By: Beldon Duff, RadioArchives.com
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Returning to the States, young Jethro Dumont assumed an alternative identity of the Buddhist cleric, the Reverend Dr. Pali, then began gathering about him a band of civic-minded citizens to join him in his Buddhistic battle against suffering in all forms-particularly those caused by criminals. And aiding him from the shadows, the mysterious Magga, a woman of many faces who had taken an interest in guiding the Green Lama's campaign against malefactors.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Green Lama #2: Babies for Sale & The Wave of Death

    • By: Kendell Foster Crossen
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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    The jade-robed Buddhist priest who battled crime as the Green Lama is back! Conceived in 1939 at the behest of the editors of Munsey Publications to compete with the Shadow, the Green Lama was the creation of writer Kendell Foster Crossen, who was asked to think up a hero who could lure mystery-minded readers away from the Shadow's loyal legion of followers.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Green Lama #2: Babies for Sale & The Wave of Death

    • By: Richard Foster
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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    In reality, millionaire Jethro Dumont, is a graduate of the great Tibetan lamaseries - the first Westerner to be ordained as a Buddhist priest. Dedicating himself to the destruction of evil, Dumont dons the emerald robes of the fearsome Green Lama - a figure of mystery and high purpose. With his team of able assistants, the Lama journeys west - to Hollywood - to solve two criminal conspiracies that demand justice.

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 5-6

    • The Man Who Wasn't There & Death's Head Face

    • The Green Lama, Book 3
    • By: Kendell Foster Crossen
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The jade-robed Buddhist priest who battled crime as The Green Lama is back. Conceived in 1939 at the behest of the editors of Munsey Publications to compete with The Shadow, The Green Lama was the creation of writer Kendell Foster Crossen, who was asked to think up a hero who could lure mystery-minded readers away from The Shadow's loyal legion of followers.

    Regular price: $18.03

    • The Green Lama #3: The Man Who Wasn't There & Death's Head Face

    • By: Richard Foster
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
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    Motivated by worldly suffering, the Lama takes up the challenge of organized crime and subversive elements wherever he finds them. Returning to New York after his recent adventures in Hollywood, Jethro finds intrigue and murder aboard the S.S. Cathay, where he crosses swords with unscrupulous smuggler James Nored in The Man Who Wasn't There. For the first time, a foe escapes The Green Lama's justice.

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  • Book 7

    • The Green Lama: Horror in Clay

    • By: Adam Lance Garcia
    • Narrated by: Jiraiya Addams
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    New York, 1938. The German consulate has been attacked, leaving all but one of the Nazi diplomatic corps brutally murdered. Only Jethro Dumont, the Green Lama, and his associates, Jean Farrell, Ken Clayton, and Lieutenant Caraway, can find out who's behind this horrible crime. But as the Green Lama's investigations deepen, he discovers a crime far greater than any ever committed by man and learns a secret that will define the course of his destiny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm Green with envy it was so good!!!

    • By Ray Johnson on 02-15-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 8-9

    • The Green Lama #4: The Clown Who Laughed & The Invisible Enemy

    • By: Richard Foster
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
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    Jethro Dumont is back as The Green Lama - the world's first and foremost Buddhist superhero! The Green lama investigates a series of strange accidents surrounding a traveling circus - which may be more than mere accidents, according to The Clown Who Laughed. Then he travels to a political convention in Chicago to tackle The Case of the Invisible Enemy. Will Fifth columnists succeed in undermining and then over-throwing the United States government?

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    • The Case of the Clown Who Laughed & The Case of the Invisible Enemy

    • The Green Lama #4
    • By: Kendell Foster Crossen
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
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    Inspired by a Columbia University, who had journeyed to far-off Tibet to plumb the occult mysteries of Lamaism, Crossen concocted millionaire Jethro Dumont, who did the same. “I was trying to pick a name somewhat like in sound to Lamont Cranston,” Crossen candidly admitted. “You know what I mean, Lamont-Dumont. It was as close as I dared get to Lamont Cranston. A book had just been published about an American who had gone to Tibet and studied and had become a lama, the only white person who ever had at that time. The result was the Green Lama, which the company liked.”

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 10-11

    • The Green Lama #5 The Case of the Mad Magi & The Case of the Vanishing Ships

    • By: Kendell Foster Crossen
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
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    Here, The Green Lama pits his wits against an unknown magician of crime, backed up by his ever-shifting team of ordinary citizens plucked from all walks of life to assist in his investigations. What results is a riveting expose of the magical life, filled with behind-the-scenes secrets, but also packed with high drama.

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    • The Green Lama #5: The Case of the Mad Maji & The Case of the Vanishing Ships

    • By: Richard Foster
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
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    When a rogue conjuror commits an unsolvable crime, Jethro Dumont dons the emerald robes of the Green Lama, plunging into the arcane world of stage magic to solve The Case of the Mad Magi. For the mystical powers of the Lama are greater than those of a mere illusionist, no matter how evil. In The Case of the Vanishing Ships, the action shifts from New York City to Florida, off whose balmy coast passenger liners are disappearing without trace.

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 12-13

    • The Green Lama #6: The Case of the Fugitive Fingerprints & The Case of the Crooked Cane

    • By: Kendell Foster Crossen
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With this audiobook release, we move into a new phase of Jethro Dumont's bizarre career as the world's first ordained Buddhist priest turned crime buster. Gary Brown and Evangl Stewart, two of his original aides, have married and moved on, to be replaced by actor Ken Clayton and Jean Farrell, who are right at home in "The Case of the Fugitive Fingerprints", which is set in the world of Broadway theatre - a world known for killer reviews.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 14

    • The Green Lama: Scions

    • The Green Lama Legacy, Book 1
    • By: Adam Lance Garcia
    • Narrated by: Jiraiya Addams
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
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    A cruise ship crashes suddenly on Liberty Island. All onboard are dead by their own murderous hands. All but one. What secrets does the lone survivor harbor within her very soul? And what horrors does she bring? These are questions only the Green Lama can answer! Reintroducing the most unique pulp hero ever! In reality, The Green Lama is Jethro Dumont, a millionaire playboy who spent 10 years in Tibet and now uses his Buddhist training to pursue justice for those denied it!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A true blast from the past, updated nicely!

    • By Ray Johnson on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 15-16

    • The Green Lama #7

    • By: Kendell Foster Crossen
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
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    The jade-robed Buddhist priest who battled crime as the Green Lama is back! Conceived in 1939 at the behest of the editors of Munsey Publications to compete with the Shadow, it was an outlandish concept. While the Shadow possessed the power to cloud men's minds after his time in the East, the Green Lama relied on other even weirder powers - including the ability to become radioactive and electrically shock opponents into submission! He carried a traditional Tibetan scarf, which he employed to bind and befuddle opponents.

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 17

    • The Green Lama: Unbound

    • The Green Lama Legacy, Book 3
    • By: Adam Lance Garcia
    • Narrated by: Jiraiya Addams
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A brand new, full-length novel starring the master of the mystic arts, the Green Lama. Written by Adam Lance Garcia, this wall-to-wall pulp adventure pits the Green Lama and his friends against the Nazis of the Third Reich and an ancient evil from beyond the stars. Soon to become a true pulp classic, this is an audiobook that belongs in every true pulp fan's library.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Om Mani Padme Fhtagn!?!

    • By Ray Johnson on 02-18-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 18

    The Green Lama: Crimson Circle audiobook cover art
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