The Phantom Detective, was Standard Magazine's answer to The Shadow and even outlived his more famous cousin. Phantom Detective was written by a plethora of authors, all hidden under the house name of Robert Wallace. DEATH'S DIARY "White Orchids spell death in this action-packed novel of The Phantom's perilous pursuit of a master criminal whose diabolical, gruesome crimes follow each other in a grim procession.
Ripped from the pages of the Fall, 1949 issue of "The Phantom Detective" magazine, here is the complete lead novel (including illustrations) – The Black Ball of Death! Marked for murder, the Phantom tackles the puzzling “eight-ball” mystery – in which a sinister clue at the feet of slain Arthur Arden is a harbinger of further violence! Exciting pulp action!