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DWIGHT KEMPER

Who Framed Boris Karloff?

by Dwight Kemper
6x9 paperback, fiction/mystery 288 pages, $25.00


It's 1938 and there is murder afoot in the set of Son of Frankenstein.  Boris Karloff has been framed for murder!  He joins forces with Basil Rathbone, in full Sherlockian mode, and a gleeful Bela Lugosi.  It's a case of the legends of horror meet the three stooges as
our heroes search for a missing Eddie Mannix and cross swords with the Hollywood Mob.

Sue says: Since most movies made today are as entertaining as a visit to the dentist, turn off the boob tube and spend some time with this delightful mystery that's as much fun as the Poverty Row movies it strives to emulate

 

 

Bela Lugosi and
the House of Doom

by Dwight Kemper

6x9 paperback, fiction/mystery 284 pages, $25.00

Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein is in production and there's strange doings afoot at Universal Studios: a phantom arsonist, kidnapping ambulance attendants, and an escaped Nazi scientist are on the loose and ready to kill to keep their secrets. Titans of terror and erstwhile amateur sleuths Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone are keeping a secret from their former ally, Bela Lugosi, and the screen Dracula doesn't like it one bit! Lugosi is confident that he is the better detective and enlists the aid of Lou Costello as his Watson. Together they face danger at every turn! They soon cross paths with wolf man Lon Chaney, Jr., monster man Glenn Strange, and mysterious beauty Lenore Aubert, who is taking her femme fatale role a little too seriously for comfort. It isn't long before Lugosi and Costello uncover the shocking secret behind...the House of Doom. .

 

THE VAMPIRE'S TOMB MYSTERY

List Price: $20.00

6" x 9", 264 pages

Funerals; for most of us the trappings of the funeral parlor and the finality of the cemetery commemorates the end, but for an actor like Armand Tesla, who was best remembered for his vampire roles, a funeral is only the beginning. Armand Tesla was to be buried in his vampire costume, but obviously the aged star of stage and screen horror was not yet ready to ring down the final curtain. No, it would not be nearly so easy to bury such a restless corpse. So be prepared for a case of a body that won’t stay put and the tale of a struggling young movie director with more ambition than talent who turns up missing at the vampire’s last bow. Indeed, my friends, this will prove to be just the kind of case that only a psychic Hollywood detective like Charles Criswell King, aided by Famous Monster Forrest J Ackerman, can solve. So, gentle reader, be prepared for a tale of creaking doors and empty coffins, of gunshots in the night and damsels in distress, all part of “The Vampire’s Tomb Mystery.”