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THE MASTER OF MYSTERIES

 

by Gelett Burgess

 

Introduction by Richard A. Lupoff

 

This is the very first title in the Surinam Turtle imprint by Richard A. Lupoff. It was published in 1912 without an author cited but the introduction reveals that there are three ciphers hidden in the book, one of which names the author. One of them, as far as RH knows, has never been found. There is an introduction by Richard A. Lupoff and two dozen beautiful full page illustrations by Karl Anderson and George Brehm.

THE MASTER OF MYSTERIES pits the mystic detective, Astro, against an onslaught of villains, aided by his lovely assistant, Valeska Wynne. Together they make a team that should not be forgotten.

 

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