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4.0 out of 5 stars An Oriental tale
First this is an excellent kindle edition as it is true to the original and contains no scanning errors also it contains copies of the original artwork which can be zoomed to view in addition there is a glossary which contains words or phrases not in common use now but were widely used America in the 1930/40s. Also included in the book complete with photographs is a...
Published on 23 Jan. 2011 by Bob

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not great but worth a read
This is okay for a bit of light reading and it's easy to see how pulp fiction became popular before all the electronic distractions we have nowadays. Designed to be a quick, light , disposable read. It is slightly dated but not enough to ruin the story. Not something you'd want to spend much money on but considering it's free give it a go.
Published on 31 Jan. 2011 by DJ Carr


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Oriental tale, 23 Jan. 2011
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First this is an excellent kindle edition as it is true to the original and contains no scanning errors also it contains copies of the original artwork which can be zoomed to view in addition there is a glossary which contains words or phrases not in common use now but were widely used America in the 1930/40s. Also included in the book complete with photographs is a comprehensive biography of L Ron Hubbard.
The actual story is typical of the type written at the time when authors had to bash out stories in minimal time to meet editor's time scales and often paid by the word. However it is still a good story that does not seem, apart from the language to have dated. This book is one of the series of Oriental stories. Without giving away much of the plot a bucko (from the glossary "a person who is dominating and bullying") is persuaded to track down and kill a spy, but first he has to find him, after that there are a series of adventures which ends of course with him finding the spy but the ending is not what is expected. Good reading if only to get a flavour of this type of book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not great but worth a read, 31 Jan. 2011
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This is okay for a bit of light reading and it's easy to see how pulp fiction became popular before all the electronic distractions we have nowadays. Designed to be a quick, light , disposable read. It is slightly dated but not enough to ruin the story. Not something you'd want to spend much money on but considering it's free give it a go.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great pulp tales, 24 Feb. 2011
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Never read any L Ron Hubbard before, this was a great introduction. He was a superb writer. Just hope more pulp magazines stories will be available for the Kindle if this is anything to go by. Definitely will be purchasing more of the series
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quick read, quickly forgotten., 21 Oct. 2011
Kurt Reid is falsely accused of murder. In Shanghai he gets caught by the Chinese who coerce him into killing one of their political opponents. "Spy Killer" is another one of Hubbard's 1930s pulp adventures that will keep you entertained for the short time it takes to read it and be forgotten shortly afterwards. I enjoy these quick reads but I don't think they're worth their full list price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story!, 2 Sept. 2011
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Read a few of his novels and really are good reads.. i recommend Ron Hubbard!! they have that 'classic vibe'...
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Spy killer - stories from the golden age., 28 Jun. 2012
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This was an ok book. but its written in old style.

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Kurt Reid may be innocent of the murder he's charged with (and of grand larceny, for that matter), but he's got no time to be thrown in jail and defend himself. Instead, Reid flees to pre-Communist China and Shanghai, the exotic city of mystery and death. Reid takes refuge in a tea house where he meets White Russian Varinka Savischna, whom he manages to rescue from certain death. As beautiful as she is smart, she recruits him in her crusade against Chinese intelligence services. Unfortunately, Reid manages to get himself captured by the Chinese and blackmailed into pursuing and assassinating a Japanese spy. Now Reid must enter the cloak-and-dagger world of espionage and intrigue, where everything and everyone is not who or what they appear to be.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Spy Killer, 13 April 2011
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This book read like a schoolboy's essay. There was no finess at all in the writing. Will not be buying any more of this author's work. J.E.B. Bromsgrove, Worcs. U.K.
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