Black Cat Weekly #89
In our 89th issue, Michael Bracken pulls double duty to bring a pair of original mysteires to readers: great tales by Steve Liskow and Welsh-Huggins. Plus we have a crime novel by Johnston McCulley (who also created Zorro—but he tried his hand at a bunch of other heroes and antiheroes, among them The Scarlet Scourge, The Avenging Twins, and a ton of others). There’s also a novel by Western author B.M. Bower. Plus a solve-it-yourself mystery by Hal Charles.
On the science fiction & fantasy side, we have classic tales by Randall Garrett and Murray Leinster, two favorites. Robert E. Howard (much on my mind since returning from our trip to Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains, Texas) has a Solomon Kane adventure. And last (but far from least) we begin the serialization of Darrell Schweitzer’s amazing Sekenre: The Book of the Sorcerer, a series of linked short stories that come together to form a novel…though each tale also manages to stand on its own. The first 3 stories are in this issue.
Here’s this issue’s complete lineup:
Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:
- “Nose for News,” by Steve Liskow [Michael Bracken Presents short story]
- “The Case of the Burgled Bushels,” by Hal Charles [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery]
- “Supply Chains,” by Andrew Welsh-Huggins [Michael Bracken Presents short story]
- The Voice at Johnnywater, by B.M. Bower [novel]
- The Scarlet Scourge, by Johnston McCulley [novel]
Science Fiction & Fantasy:
- “Needler,” by Randall Garrett [novella]
- “Rattle of Bones,” by Robert E. Howard [short story]
- “Ribbon in the Sky,” by Murray Leinster [novella]
- Sekenre: The Book of the Sorcerer, by Darrell Schwetizer [serial book, part 1 of 4]