Avenger by Kenneth Robeson
The Avenger is the protagonist in a series of action-adventure pulp fiction novels written under the house name of Kenneth Robeson. “The Avenger” is Richard Henry Benson, millionaire adventurer. When his plans for a peaceful life are destroyed when his wife and daughter are killed, he goes through a physical transformation out of pure shock. The character was created by Paul Ernst, who was commissioned by Street and Smith Publications – the same house behind Doc Savage and The Shadow.

As Kenneth Robeson, Paul Ernst began The Avenger series in 1939 with the novel Justice, Inc. He wrote every entry into the series until Midnight Murder in 1942. In 1974, the series was revived by author Ron Goulart, who wrote the remaining 11 novels. The series concluded after the 36th novel of the series, Demon Island, in 1975. Below is a list of Kenneth Robeson’s Avenger books in order of when they were first released (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Avenger Books


Justice, Inc.(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Yellow Hoard(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sky Walker(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil's Horns(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Frosted Death(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blood Ring(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stockholders in Death(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glass Mountain(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tuned for Murder(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Smiling Dogs(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
River of Ice(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flame Breathers(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder on Wheels(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Gold Crowns(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
House of Death(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hate Master(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nevlo(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in Slow Motion(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pictures of Death(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green Killer(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Happy Killers(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Death(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wilder Curse(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight Murder(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man from Atlantis(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Moon(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Purple Zombie(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dr. Time(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nightwitch Devil(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Chariots(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cartoon Crimes(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Death Machine(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blood Countess(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glass Man(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Iron Skull(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Demon Island(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Avenger Synopsis: In Justice, Inc. by Kenneth Robeson (Paul Ernst), Richard Henry Benson is millionaire adventurer with a type “A” personality. Because his mother-in-law is dying, he takes his family on a flight from Buffalo to Montreal. While in the washroom, his wife and daughter both disappear. No one else on the plane has seen them. Benson panics and must be subdued and hospitalized, suffering from brain fever and head trauma. When he recovers, he finds that his face and hair are white, his flesh paralyzed and malleable.

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