Lester Dent
Lester Dent (1904-1959) was an American author of pulp fiction. He is best known for his contributions to the Doc Savage series (writing as Kenneth Robeson). Dent went to college for business, intending to be a banker. While he was standing in line to apply, he discovered that telegraph operators made $20 more than bankers, so he decided to major in telegraphy. It was as he was working as a telegrapher for the Associated Press that he noticed how much writers made by writing for pulp magazines and began writing during slow hours. It wasn’t long before he was writing exclusively for Dell Publishing for $500 per month. Following Dell ceasing publication of their pulp magazines, he was contacted by Street and Smith Publications about writing a pulp magazine for an adventure hero – a hero that would end up becoming Doc Savage. Although the magazines were published under the house name of Kenneth Robeson, Dent was paid $500 (and later $750) per novel.

Lester Dent became a published author in 1933 with the Doc Savage novel The Man of Bronze. After that, new novels were published monthly until 1947. While Dent wrote the lion’s share of the Doc Savage novels, other authors contributed as well. We have only included the novels attributed to Lester Dent. For the rest, please see Doc Savage. Dent also wrote standalone novels under his own name, starting in 1946 with Dead at the Take-Off. Below is a list of Lester Dent’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Doc Savage Books


The Man of Bronze(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Land of Terror(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quest of the Spider(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Polar Treasure(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pirate of the Pacific(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Red Skull(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Oasis(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sargasso Ogre(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Czar of Fear(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Phantom City(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brand of the Werewolf(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Shook the Earth(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Meteor Menace(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Monsters(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery on the Snow(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Thousand-Headed Man(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Squeaking Goblin(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fear Cay(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in Silver(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sea Magician(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Annihilist(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystic Mullah(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Snow(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spook Legion(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret in the Sky(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Roar Devil(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quest of Qui(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spook Hole(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Majii(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery Under the Sea(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Metal Master(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seven Agate Devils(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Midas Man(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The South Pole Terror(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Resurrection Day(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vanisher(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Derrick Devil(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mental Wizard(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Terror in the Navy(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ost(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Feathered Octopus(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Repel(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil on the Moon(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pirate's Ghost(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Submarine Mystery(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Giggling Ghosts(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Red Terrors(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fortress of Solitude(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil Genghis(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mad Mesa(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Yellow Cloud(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Freckled Shark(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gold Ogre(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flaming Falcons(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poison Island(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stone Man(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dagger in the Sky(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Other World(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Evil Gnome(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boss of Terror(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Awful Egg(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Men Vanished(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The All-White Elf(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Man(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pink Lady(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green Eagle(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery Island(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Birds of Death(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Invisible Box Murders(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Peril in the North(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rustling Death(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Men of Fear(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Too-Wise Owl(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pirate Isle(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Speaking Stone(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Fell Up(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Three Wild Men(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fiery Menace(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Laugh of Death(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
They Died Twice(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil's Black Rock(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Time Terror(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waves of Death(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black, Black Witch(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The King of Terror(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Talking Devil(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Running Skeletons(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery on Happy Bones(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mental Monster(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell Below(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Goblins(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of the Su(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spook of Grandpa Eden(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
According to Plan of a One-Eyed Mystic(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Had Yellow Eyes(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Derelict of Skull Shoal(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Whisker of Hercules(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Three Devils(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pharaoh's Ghost(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Was Scared(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shape of Terror(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Weird Valley(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jiu San(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Satan Black(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Giant(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Violent Night(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Fish(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ten Ton Snakes(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cargo Unknown(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rock Sinister(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Terrible Stork(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King Joe Cay(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wee Ones(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terror Takes 7(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Thing That Pursued(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trouble on Parade(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Screaming Man(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Measures for a Coffin(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Se-Pah-Poo(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terror and the Lonely Widow(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Five Fathoms Dead(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death is a Round Black Spot(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Colors for Murder(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Times a Corpse(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil is Jones(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Death Lady(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Danger Lies East(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Light to Die By(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Monkey Suit(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Let's Kill Ames(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Once Over Lightly(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Died Yesterday(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pure Evil(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terror Wears No Shoes(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Angry Canary(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Swooning Lady(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green Master(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Return From Cormoral(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Up From Earth's Center(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Red Spider(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Doc Savage Collections


The Lost Radio Scripts of Lester Dent(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Dead at the Take-Off(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady to Kill(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady Afraid(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady So Silent(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cry at Dusk(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady in Peril(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hades and Hocus Pocus(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sinister Ray(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Honey in His Mouth(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lester Dent Library Collections


Dead Men's Bones: The Air Adventure Stories of Lester Dent(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Skull Squadron: The Air War Stories of Lester Dent(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell's Hoofprints: The Complete Western Trails Tales of Lester Dent(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fists of Fury: The Adventures of Curt Flagg(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terror, Inc.: The Weird Mysteries of Lent Dent(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Radio Western Adventures(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lester Dent's Zeppelin Tales(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Weird Adventures of the Blond Adder(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell in Boxes: The Exploits of Lynn Lash and Foster Fade(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Ost was re-published as The Magic Island for its Bantam re-release. Repel was re-titled The Deadly Dwarf for its Bantam re-release. According to Plan of a One-Eyed Mystic was shortened to One-Eyed Mystic for its Bantam re-issue. Violent Night was re-published as The Hate Genius by Bantam. The Spook Legion was also titled The Ghost Legion. Radio Western Adventures also includes a bonus story by Donald F. Glut.

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Lester Dent Synopsis: Radio Western Adventures is a collection of western tales that pays tribute to the radio cowboys and the great myths of the Old West. The collection includes Snare Savvy by Lester Dent and Who Really Was That Masked Man? by Donald F. Glut.

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