The Murder Contract

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The Murder Contract
Start date: February 24, 1986
End date: May 31, 1986
# of strips: 84 (14 weeks)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Fred Fredericks
Preceded by: "Lothar’s Afternoon"
Followed by: "The Case of the Headless Man"

"The Murder Contract" is the 192nd Mandrake daily story. The story was written by Lee Falk and drawn by Fred Fredericks.

Plot Summary

Two contract killers tried to kill Mandrake, hired by Octon.


Recurring characters

One-time characters



Behind the scenes


  • The story title is lifted from the plot.


  • The Police Chief have a picture of a woman on his desk, his wife ?
  • Narda do not know of the League of 8 ??
  • The Octon said that Mandrake have destroyed 4 arms of 8 !


This story has been published in the following publications:

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