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Box Thirteen - Adventure Wanted! [Kindle Edition]

Bobby Nash , Barry Reese , Jim Beard , Andrew Salmon
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Box Thirteen - Adventure Wanted!

Adventure wanted — will go anywhere — do anything — Write Box Thirteen c/o Star-Times.

When Dan Holiday opens Box Thirteen, he never knows what adventure awaits him. A former newspaperman turned novelist, Holiday crafts the plots for his books by living them. Spurred into action by letters from his readers, Dan Holiday’s adventures ranged from the outrageous to the dangerous. Whatever the case, Dan Holiday is sure to find adventure.

Based on the 1948-49 radio drama starring Alan Ladd, this collection includes 6 all-new Box Thirteen tales that carry on the action-packed tradition of the originals.

In “The Mystery of the Menacing Manuscript” by Bobby Nash, a surprise invitation sends Dan Holiday on a mystery writer’s weekend retreat filled with treachery, deceit, and murder.

In “The Horror of the Plague Doctor” by Barry Reese, a worried investor’s letter puts Dan Holiday in the crosshairs of a death doctor’s nefarious plot.

In “The Out Of This World Affair” by Bobby Nash, a cryptic message sends Dan Holiday scurrying to find the truth about Citizen X’s extraterrestrial discovery before men in black suits catch them both.

In “Room 13” by Jim Beard, a request for aid puts Dan Holiday on a collision course with mobsters, a mechanical man, and a scientist who wants to harness the author’s brainwaves.

In “The Game’s afoot, Mr. Holiday” by Bobby Nash, a killer gives Dan Holiday a chance to stop him before he murders his next victim. Can he decipher the killer’s clues in time?

In “Kaleidoscope” by Andrew Salmon, a frantic letter from a troubled wife sends Dan Holiday straight into a murder investigation where he’s the chief suspect.

Dan Holiday’s new adventures spring to life at adventure’s favorite address, Box Thirteen.


Product Details

  • File Size: 963 KB
  • Print Length: 175 pages
  • Publisher: RadioArchives.com (April 5, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JI7EO3K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,896 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars All Things Considered, a good anthology August 18, 2014
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This anthology is pretty good, all things considered. I don't recommend listening to the Box Thirteen radio shows _right before settling down to read this book, as I did, or you might find yourself mildly annoyed. Very minor nitpicks kept nagging at me. First, all of the stories are in third-person, while all of the radio show episodes are in first-person, narrated by Dan Holiday, himself. Also, almost every story in this book mentions how practically from day one, Dan Holiday received tremendous response from his ad proclaiming "Adventure Wanted! Will go anywhere, will do anything," etc.. But in the very first episode of the series, Susie remarks that it might be time for him to change the ad, since he hasn't gotten any responses to it. Very minor things, I realize, but they did stick out at me.

Still, once I got my grumbling out of my system, I enjoyed these new Box Thirteen tales. The two I found to be the most authentic were "The Horror of the Plague Doctor," by Barry Reese, and "Kaleidoscope," by Andrew Salmon. Honorable mention also goes to "Room 13." by Jim Beard, because it's just a damned fine story. The other three, all written by Bobby Nash, left me feeling less satisfied. They started off very promising, but the end of the ride just didn't measure up to the exhilarating beginning. All in all, after averaging my ratings for each of the six stories, I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I hope we'll see more of Dan Holiday in prose form. I'll keep checking to see if there's any new mail waiting in Box Thirteen.
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