Appearing in "The Crime Oracle"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • The Shadow's Agents:


  • "The Head" (Professor Caglio)
  • Squint Proddock (dies)
  • Chip Mulley
  • Moose Sudling (dies)
  • Havelock (a chauffeur)

Other Characters:


  • New York City
  • Hotel Spartan
  • The Black Ship (mentioned only)
  • The Shadow's Sanctum
  • Red Mike's
  • Littleton, New Jersey


  • "Devil's Whisper" (explosive paste)
  • The Shadow's rubber suction cups
  • Zovex (an automaton; destroyed)


Synopsis for "The Crime Oracle"

Out of thin air came this bodiless specter -- a gruesome, learning head that talked! Murder was done at this monster's bidding! But from the mind of The Shadow came knowledge that counterbalanced the twisted brain that was The Head!



  • At the end of the story, The Shadow saves Cliff Marsland from being shot by a thug. Witnessing this action, Joe Cardona correctly concludes that Marsland is really one of The Shadow's agents.

See Also

Recommended Reading

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