Black Cat Weekly #44

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Welcome to Black Cat Weekly #44. This is an amazing issue, with quite the all-star lineup.

First off, private detective Frank Wolf and his grandson Joel return to our pages with a new short novel by Saul Golubcow, The Dorm Murder (published simultaneously with Golubcow’s collection, The Cost of Living and Other Mysteries). This is one of my favorite series in recent years, and I highly recommend you start with The Dorm Murder. You won’t be disappointed.

Black Cat’s acquiring editors have been busy, too—Michael Bracken, Barb Goffman, Cynthia Ward, and Darrell Schweitzer all have contributions this issue. Michael and Barb found great mysteries by Mary Dutta and Brendan Dubois, Cindy has a neo-classic science fiction tale by David Marusek, and Darrell has unearned a “paleo-interview” from 1988 with fantasist Nancy Springer. It’s fascinating.

And we have classics by Fritz Leiber, Robert Silverberg, George O. Smith, Henry Kuttner, and a Nick Carter mystery novel. Plus, of course, a solve-it-yourself mystery from Hal Charles (the writing team of Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet).

Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:

  • The Dorm Murder, by Saul Golubcow [short novel]
  • “The Wonderworker” by Mary Dutta [Michael Bracken Presents short story]
  • “An Eggcellent Equation” by Hal Charles [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery]
  • “The Lake Tenant” by Brendan DuBois [Barb Goffman Presents short story]
  • The Blue Veil, by Nicholas Carter [novel]


  • “Speaking with Nancy Springer” [Interview with Darrell Schweitzer]

Science Fiction & Fantasy:

  • “Getting To Know You” by David Marusek [Cynthia Ward Presents short story]
  • “Friends and Enemies," by Fritz Leiber [short story]
  • “Lair of the Dragonbird," by Robert Silverberg [short story]
  • “Meddler’s Moon,” by George O. Smith [short story]
  • Avengers of Space, by Henry Kuttner [short novel]