THE BLACK BOX
Universal 1915 / By E. Phillips Oppenheim
Scientific genius and private detective Sanford Quest (Herbert Rawlinson, star of THE FLAME FIGHTER and frequent player in Republic serials) is called to investigate a murder and finds himself enmeshed in an ever-widening and increasingly bizarre case involving missing jewels, a stolen ape skeleton, disembodied hands that murder without warning, and mysterious messages delivered in a small black box by the unknown killer. Quest and his assistant Laura (Anna Little) use inventions far ahead of their time, including a "portable wireless" (essentially a text-messaging cell phone) to try and solve the case -- if they don't, Quest himself will be imprisoned for the crime! Foreword by Raymond William Stedman.
264 pages, 32 original stills, 6"x9",
Full color glossy cover, black and white interior.
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