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Quote1.png Cliff Marsland! That was not your name, fourteen years ago, when you were overseas... Like yourself, I am a man whose name has been forgotten. We shall speak no more of days gone by. You are now Cliff Marsland. I am, The Shadow! Quote2.png
--The Shadow

Appearing in "Mobsmen on the Spot"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • The Shadow's Agents:


  • Francis J. "Killer" Durgan (dies)
  • Mike Wharton (dies)
  • Ernie Shires (dies)
  • "Big" Ben Hargin (dies)
  • Bart Hennesy (dies)
  • Hoke Larrigan (dies)
  • Spunk Hogan (dies)
  • Stanley Wilberton (dies)
  • Crowley (dies)
  • Hymie Bergerman (dies)
  • Luke Romano (dies)
  • Tim Waldron (dies)

Other Characters:

  • Joe, the detective
  • Arline Griscom (Griscom's daughter, 1st appearance in print)
  • Madge Benton (dies)
  • Nipper Brady (dies)
  • Patsy Birch
  • Dave Talbot
  • Tony Peretti
  • Bud Sherman
  • George Ballantyne (dies)
  • Howard Griscom (Paladrome Theater owner)
  • Babson (Paladrome Theater manager)


  • New York City
  • Brooklyn Docks
  • Club Drury
  • New Era Garage
  • Paladrome Theater
  • Perreron's
  • The Hotel Spartan
  • Turin Cafe
  • New Jersey
  • Larchmont Court



Synopsis for "Mobsmen on the Spot"

Who calls the shots for the country's toughest gangsters? Who makes them dance to an offer they can't refuse? Who is the invisible power behind the scenes of Manhattan's billion-dollar protection rackets?

The Shadow knows!


  • Reprinted in paperbacks as Pyramid #3 and New English Library #3.
  • The sinister hooded man on the cover is an illustration of the radio Shadow, and was painted from a publicity still of James LaCurto.[1] LaCurto is credit as being the first voice of The Shadow, when he was only a narrator for "Detective Story Hour." The same cover was first used on issue 6.
  • First appearance of Cliff Marsland and Arline Griscom. They marry at the end of the novel and continue being a couple in future stories.


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