Kenneth Robeson
Kenneth Robeson is a house name belonging to Street and Smith Publications. The Kenneth Robeson house name was used on the cover of the Doc Savage and The Avenger series. Most of the Doc Savage novels were written by Lester Dent, but other authors who contributed to the series include William G. Bogart, Evelyn Coulson, Harold A. Davis, Lawrence Donovan, Philip Jose Farmer, Alan Hathaway, W. Ryerson Johnson and Will Murray. In addition, The Avenger stories were written by Paul Ernst and Ron Goulart.

Kenneth Robeson first appeared as a house name in March 1933, writing the Doc Savage Magazine. Please note that while almost all of the Doc Savage novels were written under the house name, there are two that weren’t – Escape from Loki by Philip Jose Farmer and Skull Island by Will Murray. We have excluded them from this list, but included them on the Doc Savage series page. Below is a list of Kenneth Robeson’s books in order of when they were originally published:

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Publication Order of Doc Savage Books

The Man of Bronze (1933)Description / Buy at
The Land of Terror (1933)Description / Buy at
Quest of the Spider (1933)Description / Buy at
The Polar Treasure (1933)Description / Buy at
Pirate of the Pacific (1933)Description / Buy at
The Red Skull (1933)Description / Buy at
The Lost Oasis (1933)Description / Buy at
The Sargasso Ogre (1933)Description / Buy at
The Czar of Fear (1933)Description / Buy at
The Phantom City (1933)Description / Buy at
Brand of the Werewolf (1934)Description / Buy at
The Man Who Shook the Earth (1934)Description / Buy at
Meteor Menace (1934)Description / Buy at
The Monsters (1934)Description / Buy at
The Mystery on the Snow (1934)Description / Buy at
The King Maker (1934)Description / Buy at
The Thousand-Headed Man (1934)Description / Buy at
The Squeaking Goblin (1934)Description / Buy at
Fear Cay (1934)Description / Buy at
Death in Silver (1934)Description / Buy at
The Sea Magician (1934)Description / Buy at
The Annihilist (1934)Description / Buy at
The Mystic Mullah (1935)Description / Buy at
Red Snow (1935)Description / Buy at
The Land of Always-Night (1935)Description / Buy at
The Spook Legion / The Ghost Legion (1935)Description / Buy at
The Secret in the Sky (1935)Description / Buy at
The Roar Devil (1935)Description / Buy at
Quest of Qui (1935)Description / Buy at
Spook Hole (1935)Description / Buy at
The Majii (1935)Description / Buy at
Dust of Death (1935)Description / Buy at
Murder Melody (1935)Description / Buy at
The Fantastic Island (1935)Description / Buy at
Murder Mirage (1936)Description / Buy at
Mystery Under the Sea (1936)Description / Buy at
The Metal Master (1936)Description / Buy at
The Men Who Smiled No More (1936)Description / Buy at
The Seven Agate Devils (1936)Description / Buy at
The Haunted Ocean (1936)Description / Buy at
The Black Spot (1936)Description / Buy at
The Midas Man (1936)Description / Buy at
Cold Death (1936)Description / Buy at
The South Pole Terror (1936)Description / Buy at
Resurrection Day (1936)Description / Buy at
The Vanisher (1936)Description / Buy at
Land of Long Juju (1937)Description / Buy at
The Derrick Devil (1937)Description / Buy at
The Mental Wizard (1937)Description / Buy at
The Terror in the Navy (1937)Description / Buy at
Mad Eyes (1937)Description / Buy at
The Land of Fear (1937)Description / Buy at
He Could Stop the World (1937)Description / Buy at
The Magic Island / Ost (1937)Description / Buy at
The Feathered Octopus (1937)Description / Buy at
Repel / The Deadly Dwarf (1937)Description / Buy at
The Golden Peril (1937)Description / Buy at
The Living-Fire Menace (1938)Description / Buy at
The Mountain Monster (1938)Description / Buy at
Devil on the Moon (1938)Description / Buy at
The Pirate's Ghost (1938)Description / Buy at
The Motion Menace (1938)Description / Buy at
The Submarine Mystery (1938)Description / Buy at
The Giggling Ghosts (1938)Description / Buy at
The Munitions Master (1938)Description / Buy at
The Red Terrors (1938)Description / Buy at
Fortress of Solitude (1938)Description / Buy at
The Green Death (1938)Description / Buy at
The Devil Genghis (1938)Description / Buy at
Mad Mesa (1939)Description / Buy at
The Yellow Cloud (1939)Description / Buy at
The Freckled Shark (1939)Description / Buy at
World's Fair Goblin (1939)Description / Buy at
The Gold Ogre (1939)Description / Buy at
The Flaming Falcons (1939)Description / Buy at
Merchants of Disaster (1939)Description / Buy at
The Crimson Serpent (1939)Description / Buy at
Poison Island (1939)Description / Buy at
The Stone Man (1939)Description / Buy at
Hex (1939)Description / Buy at
The Dagger in the Sky (1939)Description / Buy at
The Other World (1939)Description / Buy at
The Angry Ghost (1940)Description / Buy at
The Spotted Men (1940)Description / Buy at
The Evil Gnome (1940)Description / Buy at
The Boss of Terror (1940)Description / Buy at
The Awful Egg (1940)Description / Buy at
The Flying Goblin (1940)Description / Buy at
Tunnel Terror (1940)Description / Buy at
The Purple Dragon (1940)Description / Buy at
Devils of the Deep (1940)Description / Buy at
The Awful Dynasty (1940)Description / Buy at
The Men Vanished (1940)Description / Buy at
The Devil's Playground (1941)Description / Buy at
Bequest of Evil (1941)Description / Buy at
The All-White Elf (1941)Description / Buy at
The Golden Man (1941)Description / Buy at
The Pink Lady (1941)Description / Buy at
The Headless Men (1941)Description / Buy at
The Green Eagle (1941)Description / Buy at
Mystery Island (1941)Description / Buy at
The Mindless Monsters (1941)Description / Buy at
Birds of Death (1941)Description / Buy at
The Invisible Box Murders (1941)Description / Buy at
Peril in the North (1941)Description / Buy at
The Rustling Death (1942)Description / Buy at
Men of Fear (1942)Description / Buy at
The Too-Wise Owl (1942)Description / Buy at
The Magic Forest (1942)Description / Buy at
Pirate Isle (1942)Description / Buy at
The Speaking Stone (1942)Description / Buy at
The Man Who Fell Up (1942)Description / Buy at
The Three Wild Men (1942)Description / Buy at
The Fiery Menace (1942)Description / Buy at
The Laugh of Death (1942)Description / Buy at
They Died Twice (1942)Description / Buy at
The Devil's Black Rock (1942)Description / Buy at
The Time Terror (1943)Description / Buy at
Waves of Death (1943)Description / Buy at
The Black, Black Witch (1943)Description / Buy at
The King of Terror (1943)Description / Buy at
The Talking Devil (1943)Description / Buy at
The Running Skeletons (1943)Description / Buy at
Mystery on Happy Bones (1943)Description / Buy at
The Mental Monster (1943)Description / Buy at
Hell Below (1943)Description / Buy at
The Goblins (1943)Description / Buy at
The Secret of the Su (1943)Description / Buy at
The Spook of Grandpa Eden (1943)Description / Buy at
According to Plan of a One-Eyed Mystic (1944)Description / Buy at
Death Had Yellow Eyes (1944)Description / Buy at
The Derelict of Skull Shoal (1944)Description / Buy at
The Whisker of Hercules (1944)Description / Buy at
The Three Devils (1944)Description / Buy at
The Pharaoh's Ghost (1944)Description / Buy at
The Man Who Was Scared (1944)Description / Buy at
The Shape of Terror (1944)Description / Buy at
Weird Valley (1944)Description / Buy at
Jiu San (1944)Description / Buy at
Satan Black (1944)Description / Buy at
The Lost Giant (1944)Description / Buy at
Violent Night / The Hate Genius (1945)Description / Buy at
Strange Fish (As: Lester Dent) (1945)Description / Buy at
The Ten Ton Snakes (As: Lester Dent) (1945)Description / Buy at
Cargo Unknown (1945)Description / Buy at
Rock Sinister (1945)Description / Buy at
The Terrible Stork (1945)Description / Buy at
King Joe Cay (1945)Description / Buy at
The Wee Ones (1945)Description / Buy at
Terror Takes 7 (1945)Description / Buy at
The Thing That Pursued (1945)Description / Buy at
Trouble on Parade (1945)Description / Buy at
The Screaming Man (1945)Description / Buy at
Measures for a Coffin (1946)Description / Buy at
Se-Pah-Poo (1946)Description / Buy at
Terror and the Lonely Widow (1946)Description / Buy at
Five Fathoms Dead (1946)Description / Buy at
Death is a Round Black Spot (1946)Description / Buy at
Colors for Murder (1946)Description / Buy at
Fire and Ice (1946)Description / Buy at
Three Times a Corpse (1946)Description / Buy at
The Exploding Lake (1946)Description / Buy at
Death in Little Houses (1946)Description / Buy at
The Devil is Jones (1946)Description / Buy at
The Disappearing Lady (1946)Description / Buy at
Target for Death (1947)Description / Buy at
The Death Lady (1947)Description / Buy at
Danger Lies East (1947)Description / Buy at
No Light to Die By (1947)Description / Buy at
The Monkey Suit (1947)Description / Buy at
Let's Kill Ames (1947)Description / Buy at
Once Over Lightly (1947)Description / Buy at
I Died Yesterday (1948)Description / Buy at
The Pure Evil (1948)Description / Buy at
Terror Wears No Shoes (1948)Description / Buy at
The Angry Canary (1948)Description / Buy at
The Swooning Lady (1948)Description / Buy at
The Green Master (1949)Description / Buy at
Return From Cormoral (1949)Description / Buy at
Up From Earth's Center (1949)Description / Buy at
The Red Spider (1979)Description / Buy at
Escape from Loki (By: Philip Jose Farmer) (1991)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Avenger Books

Justice, Inc. (1939)Description / Buy at
The Yellow Hoard (1939)Description / Buy at
The Sky Walker (1939)Description / Buy at
The Devil's Horns (1939)Description / Buy at
The Frosted Death (1940)Description / Buy at
The Blood Ring (1940)Description / Buy at
Stockholders in Death (1940)Description / Buy at
The Glass Mountain (1940)Description / Buy at
Tuned for Murder (1940)Description / Buy at
The Smiling Dogs (1940)Description / Buy at
River of Ice (1940)Description / Buy at
The Flame Breathers (1940)Description / Buy at
Murder on Wheels (1940)Description / Buy at
Three Gold Crowns (1941)Description / Buy at
House of Death (1941)Description / Buy at
The Hate Master (1941)Description / Buy at
Nevlo (1941)Description / Buy at
Death in Slow Motion (1941)Description / Buy at
Pictures of Death (1941)Description / Buy at
The Green Killer (1942)Description / Buy at
The Happy Killers (1942)Description / Buy at
The Black Death (1942)Description / Buy at
The Wilder Curse (1942)Description / Buy at
Midnight Murder (1942)Description / Buy at
The Man From Atlantis (By: Ron Goulart) (1974)Description / Buy at
Red Moon (By: Ron Goulart) (1974)Description / Buy at
The Purple Zombie (By: Ron Goulart) (1974)Description / Buy at
Dr. Time (By: Ron Goulart) (1974)Description / Buy at
The Nightwitch Devil (By: Ron Goulart) (1974)Description / Buy at
Black Chariots (By: Ron Goulart) (1974)Description / Buy at
The Cartoon Crimes (By: Ron Goulart) (1974)Description / Buy at
The Blood Countess (By: Ron Goulart) (1975)Description / Buy at
The Death Machine (By: Ron Goulart) (1975)Description / Buy at
The Glass Man (By: Ron Goulart) (1975)Description / Buy at
The Iron Skull (By: Ron Goulart) (1975)Description / Buy at
Demon Island (By: Ron Goulart) (1975)Description / Buy at
Roaring Heart of the Crucible (By: Nancy Holder,Will Murray,Greg Cox,Joe Gentile,Mel Odom) (2013)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Wild Adventures Of Doc Savage Books

(with Will Murray)

Python Isle (1991)Description / Buy at
White Eyes (1992)Description / Buy at
The Frightened Fish (1992)Description / Buy at
The Jade Ogre (1992)Description / Buy at
Flight into Fear (1993)Description / Buy at
The Whistling Wraith (1993)Description / Buy at
The Forgotten Realm (1993)Description / Buy at
The Desert Demons (2011)Description / Buy at
Horror in Gold (2011)Description / Buy at
The Infernal Buddha (2012)Description / Buy at
Death's Dark Domain (2012)Description / Buy at
The Miracle Menace (2013)Description / Buy at
Skull Island (As: Lester Dent, With: Will Murray) (2013)Description / Buy at
Phantom Lagoon (2013)Description / Buy at
The War Makers (2014)Description / Buy at
The Ice Genius (2014)Description / Buy at
The Sinister Shadow (2015)Description / Buy at
The Secret of Satan's Spine (2015)Description / Buy at
Glare of the Gorgon (2016)Description / Buy at
Empire of Doom (2017)Description / Buy at
Mr. Calamity (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Wild Adventures Of Pat Savage Books

Six Scarlet Scorpions (2016)Description / Buy at

Notes: Ost was later re-titled The Magic Island . Repel was later re-published as The Deadly Dwarf. According to Plan of a One-Eyed Mystic was shortened to One-Eyed Mystic for its Bantam release. Violent Night was later re-published as The Hate Genius. The Spook Legion was also published under the title of The Ghost Legion.

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Kenneth Robeson Synopsis: In The Ice Genius by Kenneth Robeson (Will Murray), an archaeologist named William Harper Littlejohn has found a figure from a tomb of ice – easily the greatest discovery of an already accomplished career. Inscribed over the figure is a message that reads “If I Still Lived, Mankind Would Tremble!”. But once he’s broken free from his icy tomb, will Doc Savage be able to tame this monster?

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