Hideous maniacal laughter shattered the dark silence of ghostly tenements. Sleepy-eyed men and women, stumbling through the dim halls of the building, found a sight that chilled their souls with terror. On a blank wall, spikes driven through her, hands and feet, blood coursing down her arms and breasts in tiny rivulets, a beautiful young woman was hanging, crucified, dying. Still another victim of the Torture Trust! And while panic spreads, while hundreds die victims of the Killers, the Spider is blinded, his faithful servants imprisoned, his friends dishonored! How can Richard Wentworth, desperate and alone, combat the powerful, well-organized Murder Syndicate whose gun hirelings hunt him down like a vicious mad dog?
“Death’s Crimson Juggernaut” is the fourteenth Spider tale and was originally published in November 1934. This time the bad guys are the Torture Killers or Torture Trust, headed by the Murder Master. Following the usual formula, the bad guys are really bad, this time crucifying naked people, including women and children. Unconcerned for the residents, entire blocks of apartment buildings are burned down. The deaths are instrumental for financial gains and more for the benefits of an evil millionaire adding to already filled pockets. Through all the difficulty, despite blindness (Yea, guide-dog Apollo!) and a duplicate evil Spider, the Spider is still able to kill dozens of the evil minions, including an entire ship load of them.
Another fast-moving romp by Norvell Page, the master writer of Spider novels!