Order of Avenger Books
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
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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.