The Wheel of Death

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The Wheel of Death  (1933) 
by Reginald Thomas Maitland Scott

The second Spider novel and the last by R. T. M. Scott. First printed in vol. 1, no. 2 of the The Spider, dated November 1933, a pulp magazine in the "Hero Pulp" sub-genre starring the titular vigilante.

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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!

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