Salem, Mass. in 1692 was a time of superstition and witch trials. Thrust into this trap are the orphans Abner and Mercy Putnam, wards of the conniving witch hunter Isaac Hardcraft, who conspired to steal their inheritance and marry the beautiful Mercy. After she is accused of witchcraft and arrested she faces the gallows. A desperate plan may be her only hope to escape the terror of Witch Hill.
Young inventor Frank Rude, Jr. is confident that his airship Thunderbird will win the first world's first Transatlantic Race. All he and Charlie, Inanna, detective Denver Doll, Woman in Black and orphans PS and Kurt have to do is escape from a floating island and its giant snake guardian, defeat a group of Fenian terrorists, retrieve a precious religious artifact and overcome an animal smuggler.
Hank Hound, New Orleans most famous private detective is impatient for a case when an apparent fraud becomes an apparent kidnapping and then an apparent murder. Besieging the Ardway family are the Owls, persistent if not particularly intelligent burglars, a sociopathic beauty and a dangerous criminal mastermind. It will take all of Hank’s disguise talents to solve the complicated case.
Three loonies, Dick, Ned and Professor Benton, are completely unprepared for their trip to the Moon. They arrive just as a powerful earthquake destroys the capitol, are attacked by an alligator-octopus creature, hunt wild game on the Lunar plains, and almost get eaten by a sea monster. And that's just the first day! Includes a new story and the original from 1896 never before reprinted.
Denver Doll and Yankee Eisler are a likely pair, both pursuing the scoundrel John McParland. One a legendary scrapper and lover, the other is all-business. Together they unravel the mystery of Shining Bar. Along the way we encounter Doll's three stooges Walt, Yakie and Chug; femme-fatale the mysterious Madamoiselle Zoe, bumbling reporter Charles Pygmalion Jones, and villain Valentine Verner.
Fly with inventor Frank Rude, Jr. and his friends to New York City and their adventures as wild as the West. With his sister Inanna, cousin Charlie, Denver Doll the Detective Queen, the mysterious Woman in Black, orphan PS and Ko-Ko the Monkey-Boy they face the mysterious Flying Prairie Schooner and take on Wall Street, Chinatown, Little Italy and Five Points.
The adventure continues with inventor Frank Rude, Jr. and his motley crew in the Brave Old West. Join Denver Doll the Detective Queen, Bessie Little the Masked Rider, photographer Eadweard Muybridge, giant Charlie Bull, orphan PS and Solomon the cat. With Frank's newest invention the Electric Horse at their side the preposterous escapades of the intrepid group rewrite history.
Join Frank Rude, Jr., and his gang of misfits as they conquer the Weird, Weird West. Along with his associates Denver Doll the Detective Queen, photographer Eadweard Muybridge, giant Charlie Bull, Bessie Little the Masked Rider, orphan PS and Solomon, the cat who loves water, the unforgettable exploits of these daring adventurers turn history inside out.