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Zheng

Summary

Who or what is Zheng, the grotesque crimson-robed madman who will stop at nothing to obtain the secret of the Lost Gold of Kwan’chi? A down on his luck cow puncher from Texas drifts into 1940s New York, in search of work. When he stumbles across a strange, skull-stamped coin and attempts to pawn it, Saxon & Associates are drawn into a desperate battle as two rival criminal factions vie for the key to the legendary treasure of golden skulls.

©2014 Mark Barnard (P)2014 Mark Barnard

Author: Mark Barnard
Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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The Wailing

Summary

Saxon & Associates' vacation in the hills of West Virginia is interrrupted by first a disappearance and then a series of strange deaths heralded by a bizarre, keening sound that haunts the lonely night. The resolution of the case only brings more disturbing news, as they discover an old enemy has unexpectedly returned from the dead.

©2014 Mark Barnard (P)2014 Mark Barnard

Narrator: Richard Frances
Author: Mark Barnard
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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The Tower Terror

Summary

A series of bizarre deaths erupts, first in New York and then in Washington. Men are seemingly falling to their deaths inside skyscrapers, leaving no clue but their battered bodies. Jerry and Weed investigate, and then the masterminds behind a terrible new weapon strike directly at their headquarters, seeking to head them off before they can fit all the pieces of the puzzle in place. The final battle takes place on and above the Hudson River.

©2014 Mark Barnard (P)2014 Mark Barnard

Narrator: Bruno McKissack
Author: Mark Barnard
Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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The Silver Man

Summary

The silver man first appeared in the sewers beneath Manhattan, where it killed its first victim. As Saxon and Associates try to track down and stop the man behind the lethal golem, Manhattan erupts in flames. Pursued by the police, who suspect that Saxon and his aides are behind the lumbering horror, the Man with the Green Eyes, Jerry and Weed have only a single evening to destroy the creature and save the city.

©2015 Mark Barnard (P)2016 Mark Barnard

Author: Mark Barnard
Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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The Mexican Horror Western: An Overview

Summary

A review of the horror western film in Mexican cinema, with reference to specific series and recurring casts and production staffers. Why did these films succeed in finding an audience when similar films produced in Hollywood generally proved be less effective in both their scripting and at the box office?

©2019 Mark Barnard (P)2019 Mark Barnard

Narrator: Robert Wrenlock
Author: Mark Barnard
Length: 56 mins
Available on Audible
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The Man with the Electric Voice

Summary

1960s Britain: When one of his regular snitches is found floating in the lower Thames, Inspector Jerry Carnaby is in a quandary. The dead man had arranged a meeting with him, promising vital information on a new crime. Unfortunately, there are three distinct possibilities to sort out, and the tip could apply to any of them. It could be a large gold shipment due in from Cardiff. It also could involve a pending visit by an important German diplomat. Or it might have to do with the seemingly improbable claim of a scientist that he has discovered a means of transmuting common materials into precious metals. Carnaby is off to a bad start when his superiors divert him from these cases to escort the diplomat's hyperkinetic daughter around London when she arrives early to do a little shopping. When the man assigned to watch her hotel room overnight is found strangled, the threads begin to come together and Jerry finds himself searching for a faceless master thief who had vanished a decade before....

©2013 Mark Barnard (P)2016 Mark Barnard

Narrator: 5395 MEDIA LLC
Author: Mark Barnard
Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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The Little Green Ghost

Summary

Residents of a small town in Ohio are suddenly confronted by a spectral house that appears and disappears before their very eyes, and a strange, glowing dwarf. Then the disappearances begin. The trail leads to a government-financed project intended to radically boost agricultural production. When Saxon and Associates arrive to investigate matters, they encounter and rescue the sister of a missing graduate student and Weed comes face-to-face with the gibbering horror in the dead of night.

©2013 Mark Barnard (P)2014 Mark Barnard

Author: Mark Barnard
Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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The Lightning Master

Summary

The 1930s. The unearthly, violet lightning first appeared in the farmlands near Chicago. Days later it struck again in the heart of New York City. Anthony Saxon, a mysterious troubleshooter better known as The Man with the Green Eyes, suddenly finds himself and his two aides involved in the mystery of the Purple Goblin and his unholy plans to spread death and destruction across the land.

©2013 Mark Barnard (P)2015 Mark Barnard

Author: Mark Barnard
Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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The Glass Men

Summary

What was the grim secret of the dead men who walked against lone ships sailing the coastal waters off South America? Strange, shining figures repeatedly rose from the depths to approach horrified crews...and then the destruction of the ships was swift and utter. Anthony Saxon, Weed, and Jerry travel to 1930s Panama to seek the answer to this new threat, which threatens the world's economic balance.

©2013 Mark Barnard (P)2016 Mark Barnard

Narrator: Brian Dullaghan
Author: Mark Barnard
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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The Flame Scarab

Summary

A journey to 1930s Egypt turns into a nightmare as Alexander Saxon and his men are faced with the return of an implacable foe. Weed and Jerry are the objects of a murderous attack as they return to their hotel while Saxon is set up for death by scorpion. Following a visit to a strange tomb located deep in the desert beyond Cairo, it quickly becomes clear that their unseen foe has unleashed two arcane creatures - experiments initially engineered in lost centuries - as a means of vengeance. This is a reformatted and expanded version.

©2014 Mark Barnard (P)2015 Mark Barnard

Narrator: 5395 MEDIA LLC
Author: Mark Barnard
Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Old Father Bones

Summary

Freelance troubleshooter Anthony Alexander Saxon and his aides are drawn to 1940s New Orleans, when a ghostly figure calling himself Old Father Bones initiates a series of bizarre murders and threatens to hold the city for ransom.

©2019 Mark Barnard (P)2020 Mark Barnard

Narrator: Greg Young
Author: Mark Barnard
Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Justice Wears a Mask

Summary

A review of the phenomenally popular Lucha Libre (masked wrestler) films that proliferated from 1952-1985, with biographical and career coverage of the major stars, production staff notables, and supporting players.

©2019 Mark Barnard (P)2019 Mark Barnard

Narrator: Chris Lynch
Author: Mark Barnard
Length: 58 mins
Available on Audible