Lester Dent
1904-1959
Pseudonym: Kenneth Robeson (house name)
 

Lester Bernard Dent was born in La Plata, Missouri. In 1923, he graduated from La Plata High School. He attended Chillicothe Business College where he learned telegraphy. In 1925, Dent married Norma Gerling and in 1931 the couple moved to New York City, where Dent began writing detective and adventure stories. He wrote many 'Doc Savage' stories under the house name of Kenneth Robeson. In addition to the 'Doc Savage' stories, he wrote numerous western, air-war, detective and mystery stories.

 

Titles and year of publication:  

 1) Dead at the Take-Off (Also published as: High Stakes [1953])  1946
 2) Lady to Kill  1946
 3) Lady Afraid  1948
 4) Lady So Silent  1951
 5) Cry at Dusk  1952
 6) Lady in Peril  1959
 7) Hades and Hocus-Pocus (novelets)  1979
 8) The Sinister Ray (novelets)  1987
 9) Honey in His Mouth  2009
 As 'Kenneth Robeson'
 1) The Man of Bronze  1933
 2) The Land of Terror  1933
 3) Quest of the Spider  1933
 4) The Polar Treasure  1933
 5) Pirate of the Pacific  1933
 6) The Red Skull  1933
 7) The Lost Oasis  1933
 8) The Sargasso Ogre  1933
 9) The Czar of Fear  1933
10) The Phantom City  1933
11) Brand of the Werewolf  1934
12) The Man Who Shook the Earth  1934
13) Meteor Menace  1934
14) The Monsters  1934
15) The Mystery on the Snow  1934
16) The King Maker (with Harold A. Davis)  1934
17) The Thousand-Headed Man  1934
18) The Squeaking Goblin  1934
19) Fear Cay  1934
20) Death in Silver  1934
21) The Sea Magician  1934
22) The Annihilist  1934
23) The Mystic Mullah (with Richard Sale)  1935
24) Red Snow  1935
25) Land of Always-Night (with W. Ryerson Johnson)  1935
26) The Spook Legion  1935
27) The Secret in the Sky  1935
28) The Roar Devil  1935
29) Quest of Qui  1935
30) Spook Hole  1935
31) The Maji (with J. Allan Dunn)  1935
32) Dust of Death (with Harold A. Davis)  1935
33) The Fantastic Island (with W. Ryerson Johnson)  1935
34) Mystery Under the Sea  1936
35) The Metal Master  1936
36) The Seven Agate Devils (with Martin E. Baker)  1936
37) The Midas Man  1936
38) The South Pole Terror  1936
39) Resurrection Day  1936
40) The Vanisher  1936
41) The Derrick Devil  1937
42) The Mental Wizard  1937
43) The Terror in the Navy  1937
44) The Land of Fear (with Harold A. Davis)  1937
45) Ost / The Magic Island  1937
46) The Feathered Octopus  1937
47) Repel / The Deadly Dwarf  1937
48) The Sea Angel  1937
49) The Golden Peril (with Harold A. Davis)  1937
50) The Living-Fire Menace / The Living Fire Menace (with Harold A. Davis)  1938
51) The Mountain Monster (with Harold A. Davis)  1938
52) Devil on the Moon  1938
53) The Pirate‚Äôs Ghost  1938
54) The Motion Menace (with W. Ryerson Johnson)  1938
55) The Submarine Mystery  1938
56) The Giggling Ghosts  1938
57) Fortress of Solitude  1938
58) The Devil Genghis  1938
59) Mad Mesa  1939
60) The Yellow Cloud (with Evelyn Coulson)  1939
61) The Freckled Shark  1939
62) World's Fair Goblin (with William G. Bogart)  1939
63) The Gold Ogre  1939
64) The Flaming Falcons  1939
65) Poison Island  1939
66) The Stone Man  1939
67) Hex (with William G. Bogart)  1939
68) The Dagger in the Sky  1939
69) The Other World  1940
70) The Angry Ghost (with William G. Bogart)  1940
71) The Spotted Men (with William G. Bogart)  1940
72) The Evil Gnome  1940
73) The Boss of Terror  1940
74) The Awful Egg  1940
75) The Purple Dragon (with Harold A. Davis)  1940
76) The Men Vanished  1940
77) The All-White Elf  1941
78) The Golden Man  1941
79) The Pink Lady  1941
80) The Green Eagle  1941
81) Mystery Island  1941
82) Birds of Death  1941
83) The Invisible Box Murders / The Invisible-Box Murders  1941
84) Peril in the North  1941
85) Men of Fear (with Evelyn Coulson)  1942
86) The Too-Wise Owl  1942
87) The Magic Forest (with William G. Bogart)  1942
88) Pirate Isle  1942
89) The Speaking Stone  1942
90) The Man Who Fell Up  1942
91) The Three Wild Men  1942
92) The Fiery Menace  1942
93) The Laugh of Death  1942
94) They Died Twice  1942
95) The Devil's Black Rock  1942
96) The Time Terror  1943
97) Waves of Death  1943
98) The Black, Black Witch  1943
99) The King of Terror  1943
100) The Talking Devil  1943
101) The Running Skeletons  1943
102) Mystery on Happy Bones  1943
103) The Mental Monster  1943
104) Hell Below  1943
105) The Goblins  1943
106) The Secret of the Su  1943
107) The Spook of Grandpa Eben  1943
108) According to Plan of a One-Eyed Mystic / One-Eyed Mystic  1944
109) Death Had Yellow Eyes  1944
110) The Derelict of Skull Shoal  1944
111) The Whisker of Hercules  1944
112) The Three Devils  1944
113) The Pharoah's Ghost / The Pharaoh's Ghost  1944
114) The Man Who Was Scared  1944
115) The Shape of Terror  1944
116) Weird Valley  1944
117) Jiu San  1944
118) Satan Black  1944
119) The Lost Giant  1944
120) Violent Night / The Hate Genius  1945
121) Strange Fish  1945
122) The Ten Ton Snakes  1945
123) Cargo Unknown  1945
124) Rock Sinister  1945
125) The Terrible Stork  1945
126) King Joe Cay  1945
127) The Wee Ones  1945
128) Terror Takes 7  1945
129) The Thing That Pursued  1945
130) Trouble on Parade  1945
131) The Screaming Man  1945
132) Measures for a Coffin  1946
133) Se- Pah-Poo  1946
134) Terror and the Lonely Widow  1946
135) Five Fathoms Dead  1946
136) Death Is a Round Black Spot  1946
137) Colors for Murder  1946
138) Fire and Ice (with William G. Bogart)  1946
139) Three Times a Corpse  1946
140) The Exploding Lake (with Harold A. Davis)  1946
141) Death in Little Houses (with William G. Bogart)  1946
142) The Devil Is Jones  1946
143) Danger Lies East  1947
144) No Light to Die By  1947
145) The Monkey Suit  1947
146) Let's Kill Ames  1947
147) Once Over Lightly  1947
148) I Died Yesterday  1948
149) The Pure Evil  1948
150) Terror Wears No Shoes  1948
151) The Angry Canary  1948
152) The Swooning Lady  1948
153) The Green Master  1948
154) Return from Cormoral  1949
155) Up from Earth's Center  1949
156) The Red Spider (Original Title: In Hell, Madonna)  1979
157) Python Isle (with Will Murray)  1990
158) White Eyes (with Will Murray)  1992
159) The Frightened Fish (with Will Murray)  1992
160) The Jade Ogre (with Will Murray)  1992
161) Flight Into Fear (with Will Murray)  1993
162) The Whistling Wraith (with Will Murray)  1993
163) The Forgotten Realm (with Will Murray)  1993
164) The Desert Demons (with Will Murray)  2011
165) Horror in Gold (with Will Murray)  2011
166) The Infernal Buddha (with Will Murray)  2012
167) Death's Dark Domain (with Will Murray)  2012
168) The Miracle Menace (with Will Murray)  2013
169) Phantom Lagoon (with Will Murray)  2013
170) The Ice Genius (with Will Murray)  2014
171) The Sinister Shadow (with Will Murray)  2015
172) The Secret of Satan's Spine (with Will Murray)  2015
173) Glare of the Gorgon (with Will Murray)  2016
174) Empire of Doom (with Will Murray)  2017
175) Mr. Calamity (with Will Murray)  2018
176) The Valley of Eternity (with Will Murray)  2018

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