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A Quarter of Eight & The Freak Show Murders
A Quarter of Eight & The Freak Show Murders
Author Walter B. Gibson
Illustrator Tim Lewis
Publication date 1978
Published by Doubleday Crime Club
ISBN 978-0385134132
Publication Order
Preceded by
The Mask of Mephisto & Murder by Magic
Followed by
Crime Over Casco & The Mother Goose Murders

A Quarter of Eight SynopsisEdit

There were four interesting-looking pieces of an old Spanish coin - representing undreamed-of riches and undreamed - of danger! Only The Shadow could cope with the fearful legacy to which a couple of innocent victims fell heir.

A Quarter of Eight CharactersEdit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • The Shadow's Agents:

Villains:

  • Simon Sargon (dies)
  • Doc Zurber (dies)
  • Beef the Butch (Zurber's henchman)
  • Mongoose Morry (Zurber's henchman)

Other Characters:

  • Inspector Joe Cardona
  • Police Commissioner Weston
  • Detective Jim Brodick
  • Red Mike (bar owner)
  • Claire Winslow (Captain Winslow's niece)
  • Kim Radnor
  • Jerome Claverly (Cheerio)
  • Captain Belshazzar Winslow (dies)
  • Thomas Ingleby (Van Der Van; dies)
  • Hugh Stolt (Jacques; dies)
  • Rico Envares (dies)
  • LeClerq (dies in flashback sequence)

Locations:

  • Martinique
  • New York City
  • Red Mike's (bar)

Items:


Vehicles:


The Freak Show Murders SynopsisEdit

The Shadow and Margo Lane work undercover at a carnival to ferret out the costumed villain known as the Harlequin.

The Freak Show Murders CharactersEdit

Featured Characters:

  • The Shadow (also as: Nicco, the cigarette fiend)

Supporting Characters:

  • Margo Lane (also as: Spidora, the half-spider/half-woman)

Villains:

  • The Harlequin (Damaon & Pythias, the inseparable twins; both die)

Other Characters:

  • Drago, the sword swallower
  • Benzone, the knife thrower
  • Juanita, his assistant
  • Panchini, the tattooed man
  • Alhambra, the snake queen
  • Zeno, the electrical wizard
  • Marina, the mermaid
  • Steve Kilroy (also as: Ajax the wild man)
  • Milton Treft (dies)
  • Judson Talboy (dies)

Locations:

  • South Carolina
  • Milton Treft's Mansion
  • Hilldale
  • Sorber Greater Shows (circus)

Items:


Vehicles:


NotesEdit

TriviaEdit

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