Enjoy millions of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more, with a free trial

Only $11.99/month after trial. Cancel anytime.

Flying Bombs: The Silencer, #2
The Spiked Death: The Silencer, #3
Countdown to Death: The Silencer, #1
Ebook series11 titles

The Silencer

Rating: 0 out of 5 stars

()

About this series

New York City, 1938: Richard Blakemore, hardworking pulp writer by day and the masked vigilante only known as the Silencer by night, has faced many a horror in his day. But few of them can match the terror of the blank page. Especially since Donald A. Stuart, the upstart young editor of an upstart young magazine called Stunning Science Stories, has already rejected Richard's story "The Icy Cold of Space" four times.

Stuart demands changes that Richard does not want to make. Worse, he also holds Richard's story hostage. Unless Stuart permanently rejects the story, Richard cannot sell it elsewhere.

There are a lot of shady practices in the pulp business, but Stuart's actions are beyond the pale even for the wild west of publishing. And so the Silencer decides to pay Stuart a visit to put the fear of God into an editor who believes himself to be one.

This is a novelette of 10800 words or approx. 38 print pages in the Silencer series, but may be read as a standalone.

Any resemblances to editors, writers and magazines living, dead or undead are entirely not coincidental.

LanguageEnglish
Release dateFeb 15, 2014
Flying Bombs: The Silencer, #2
The Spiked Death: The Silencer, #3
Countdown to Death: The Silencer, #1

Titles in the series (11)

  • Countdown to Death: The Silencer, #1
    Countdown to Death: The Silencer, #1
    Countdown to Death: The Silencer, #1

    Once upon a time, Richard Blakemore led a double life. Hardworking pulp writer by day and the masked vigilante only known as the Silencer by night. Those days are over, for Richard Blakemore, in the guise of the Silencer, was found guilty of murdering mafia boss Antonio Tortelli and sentenced to death. But now, with Richard Blakemore on death row in Sing Sing and the date of the execution drawing closer, the Silencer has reappeared to stalk anybody involved in the case, insisting that Blakemore is innocent. So did Richard Blakemore really murder Antonio Tortelli? And is he really the Silencer? This is a novelette of 9500 words or approx. 32 print pages in the Silencer series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • Flying Bombs: The Silencer, #2
    Flying Bombs: The Silencer, #2
    Flying Bombs: The Silencer, #2

    1936: A madman calling himself the Master of the Air threatens to let death and destruction rain down upon New York City. No one takes him seriously, until an airship taxi suddenly explodes the very next day. But was it an accident or sabotage? Police Captain Justin O'Grady and the masked vigilante known as the Silencer both investigate the case. But it's a race against time, because the Master of the Air has already set his sights on a new target: The Zeppelin Imperator, the largest airship ever built… This is a novelette of 8600 words or approx. 30 print pages in the Silencer series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • The Spiked Death: The Silencer, #3
    The Spiked Death: The Silencer, #3
    The Spiked Death: The Silencer, #3

    All Constance Allen wanted was to dance with her fiancé at the annual charity ball for police widows and orphans. But when your fiancé is Richard Blakemore, the man hiding behind the steel mask of the mysterious vigilante only known as the Silencer, even such simple wishes are often thwarted. And so Constance finds herself stood up at the ball, while Richard is out hunting Baron Tormento, a villain who terrorises the city and blackmails powerful men – by torturing young girls to death. At first, it's just another case for the Silencer, albeit a particularly grisly one. But it quickly gets personal, when Richard's friend police captain Justin O'Grady is kidnapped. And soon Constance finds herself facing Baron Tormento's spikes of death… This is a novelette of 14700 words or approx. 50 print pages in the Silencer series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • Elevator of Doom: The Silencer, #4
    Elevator of Doom: The Silencer, #4
    Elevator of Doom: The Silencer, #4

    New York City, 1936: The Radcliffe, a luxury apartment building on Central Park West, is terrorised by a string of burglaries. The police suspect an insider, but there is no hard evidence, because the burglar comes and goes like a ghost. At first glance, it seems like a simple enough job for Richard Blakemore, the masked crimefighter known only as the Silencer. Stake out the Radcliffe, nab the burglar and be back in time for dinner with Constance, his beautiful fiancée. But even small-time criminals can fight back. And such a fight can quickly get out of hand, once Richard steps into the elevator of doom… This is a novelette of 7600 words or approx. 25 print pages in the Silencer series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • The Great Fraud: The Silencer, #5
    The Great Fraud: The Silencer, #5
    The Great Fraud: The Silencer, #5

    Charles William Finchley made his fortune selling novelty products of questionable value via ads in the backpages of pulp magazines. Finchley is well on his way to becoming a millionaire, until his unscrupulous business practices put him in the crosshairs of the Silencer, a pulp hero come to life to fight crime in the streets of Depression era New York.  And the Silencer is not at all pleased that Finchley uses the crimefighter's good name to peddle worthless junk…  This is a short story of 6000 words or approx. 19 print pages in the Silencer series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • Mean Streets and Dead Alleys: The Silencer, #6
    Mean Streets and Dead Alleys: The Silencer, #6
    Mean Streets and Dead Alleys: The Silencer, #6

    Wounded and weary after a long night of crimefighting, all Richard Blakemore a.k.a. the Silencer wants is to go home. But then he spots a young woman being stalked by three thugs, so the Silencer has to jump into the fray once more. However, when the Silencer follows the woman and her pursuers into a dark alley, he finds far more than he bargained for… This is a short story of 6300 words or approx. 20 print pages in the Silencer series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • Fact or Fiction: The Silencer, #7
    Fact or Fiction: The Silencer, #7
    Fact or Fiction: The Silencer, #7

    New York City, 1936: It's a rare evening at home for Richard Blakemore, hardworking pulp writer by day and the masked vigilante only known as the Silencer by night. But even though crime never rests, next month's Silencer novel doesn't write itself. And besides, Richard enjoys the chance to spend some time with his fiancée Constance Allen. Pulp fiction thrives on exaggeration and non-stop action. And as always, the question is how much of the Silencer's adventures are fact and how much is fiction? This is a short story of 2700 words or approx. 10 print pages in the Silencer series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • St. Nicholas of Hell's Kitchen: The Silencer, #8
    St. Nicholas of Hell's Kitchen: The Silencer, #8
    St. Nicholas of Hell's Kitchen: The Silencer, #8

    Christmas time in 1930s New York. After escaping through the chimney of an orphanage in Hell's Kitchen, Richard Blakemore a.k.a. the masked crimefighter known only as the Silencer is mistaken for Santa Claus by one of the children and learns that the orphanage is under siege by both a gang of brutal racketeers and an unscrupulous landlord. Richard vows to help the children and their guardians. However, it turns out that the attacks on the orphanage are only part of a much larger plot, when Richard's quest for justice leads him into the upper echelons of Manhattan's high society. Soon, the Silencer finds himself face to face with one of the most powerful men in the city, while Richard and Constance struggle to save the orphanage and give the children of Hell's Kitchen an unforgettable Christmas. This is a novella of 30000 words or approximately 100 pages in the Silencer series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • The Milk Truck Gang: The Silencer, #9
    The Milk Truck Gang: The Silencer, #9
    The Milk Truck Gang: The Silencer, #9

    Upstate New York, 1937: When the delivery vans of the Daisy Chain Dairy Company are targeted and robbed by a criminal gang and a driver is shot, Richard Blakemore a.k.a. the masked crimefighter known only as the Silencer decides to get involved. So he stakes out the dairy company in the early hours of the morning to apprehend the criminals, only to find himself embroiled in a lethal fight on the bed of a speeding milk truck… This is a short story of 3700 words or approx. 15 print pages in the Silencer series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • A Valentine for the Silencer: The Silencer, #10
    A Valentine for the Silencer: The Silencer, #10
    A Valentine for the Silencer: The Silencer, #10

    Valentine's Day 1938: All Richard Blakemore a.k.a. the masked crimefighter known only as the Silencer wants is to have a romantic dinner with his beautiful fiancée Constance Allen. But on his way to his date, Richard happens upon a mugging in progress. Can he save the victim and make sure that young Thomas Walden has the chance to propose to his girlfriend? And will he make it to dinner with Constance on time? This is a short Valentine's Day story of 7200 words or approx. 24 print pages in the Silencer series, but may be read as a standalone.

  • The Heavy Hand of the Editor: The Silencer, #11
    The Heavy Hand of the Editor: The Silencer, #11
    The Heavy Hand of the Editor: The Silencer, #11

    New York City, 1938: Richard Blakemore, hardworking pulp writer by day and the masked vigilante only known as the Silencer by night, has faced many a horror in his day. But few of them can match the terror of the blank page. Especially since Donald A. Stuart, the upstart young editor of an upstart young magazine called Stunning Science Stories, has already rejected Richard's story "The Icy Cold of Space" four times. Stuart demands changes that Richard does not want to make. Worse, he also holds Richard's story hostage. Unless Stuart permanently rejects the story, Richard cannot sell it elsewhere. There are a lot of shady practices in the pulp business, but Stuart's actions are beyond the pale even for the wild west of publishing. And so the Silencer decides to pay Stuart a visit to put the fear of God into an editor who believes himself to be one. This is a novelette of 10800 words or approx. 38 print pages in the Silencer series, but may be read as a standalone. Any resemblances to editors, writers and magazines living, dead or undead are entirely not coincidental.

Author

Cora Buhlert

Cora Buhlert was born and bred in North Germany, where she still lives today – after time spent in London, Singapore, Rotterdam and Mississippi. Cora holds an MA degree in English from the University of Bremen and is currently working towards her PhD. Cora has been writing, since she was a teenager, and has published stories, articles and poetry in various international magazines. When she is not writing, she works as a translator and teacher.

Read More From Cora Buhlert

Related to The Silencer

Related categories

Reviews for The Silencer

Rating: 0 out of 5 stars
0 ratings

0 ratings0 reviews

What did you think?

Tap to rate