Black Cat Weekly #84
Our 84th issue features a pair of original mysteries from Bev Vincent and Stacy Woodson. Plus we have a Bryce Walton Hollywood crime story and a Frank Kane mystery novel (featuring detecive Johnny Liddell). And, of course, a solve-it-yourself puzzler from Hal Charles.
On the science fiction side, we have an anti-war story from Richard Wilson, a UFO story from Paul Torak, a rather silly science fiction/detective story from Noel Loomis, and a time-travel tale from Lester del Rey. Plus a pre-Golden Age science fiction novel from oldtime master Ray Cummings: The Man on the Meteor, which appeared in Science and Invention in 1924, two years before Amazing Stories and the genre of science fiction were launched!
Here’s the complete lineup:
Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:
- “The River Heights Ripper,” by Bev Vincent [Michael Bracken Presents short story]
- “Jellybean Justice,” Hal Charles [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery]
- “Before the Highwaymen,” by Stacy Woodson [Michael Bracken Presents short story]
- “Actor’s Showcase,” by Bryce Walton [short story]
- Crime of Their Life, by Frank Kane [novel]
Science Fiction & Fantasy:
- “The Day They Had a War,” by Richard Wilson [short story]
- “Flight 18,” by Paul A. Torak [short story]
- “Remember the 4th!,” by Noel Loomis [short story]
- “Absolutely No Paradox,” by Lester del Rey [short story]
- The Man on the Meteor, by Ray Cummings [novel]