The Crawling Death

The Crawling Death

A Two-Fisted Todd Adventure

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Author: Cora Buhlert
Length: 20 page(s)
Written: Jan 2018
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Category: Fiction & Literature » Thriller  |  Work: Story / Narration
Keywords: men's adventure, pulp, pulp fiction, Latin America, South America, jungle, drugs, organised crime, short story, scorpion, death trap, execution, poison, venom

It was supposed to be an easy job... that landed him in the pit of death

1966. Freelance troubleshooter Todd Donovan is hired to locate Dr. Pat Turner, a biologist who has gone missing in the South American jungle. It seems like an easy job at first, but then Todd finds himself staring into the barrel of a gun.

Captured and taken to the jungle compound of the drug lord Durango, Todd finally meets up with Dr. Turner, who turns out to be not just a beautiful woman, but also Durango's prisoner.

Durango is not the sort of man to leave potential witnesses alive. And so Todd and Dr. Pat Turner are soon facing a painful end in Durango's pit of crawling death…

This is a short adventure story of approx. 5500 words or 20 pages in the style of the men's adventure pulps of the 1960s.


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Richard Blakemore (1900 – 1994) was a prolific writer of pulp fiction. Nowadays, he is best remembered for creating the Silencer, a masked vigilante in the vein of the Shadow or the Spider, during the hero pulp boom of the 1930s. But Richard Blakemore also wrote in many other genres, including an early sword and sorcery series about the adventures of a sellsword named Thurvok and his companions.
Richard Blakemore's private life was almost as exciting as his fiction. He was a veteran of World War I and II as well as a skilled sportsman and adventurer who travelled the world during the 1920s. He may also have been the person behind the mask of the real life Silencer who prowled New York City between 1933 and 1942, fighting crime, protecting the innocent and punishing the guilty, though nothing has ever been proven.
Richard Blakemore was married for more than fifty years to Constance Allen Blakemore and the couple had four children.

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