Black Cat Weekly #54

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Our 54th issue is another good one. On the mystery side, we have a great original tale by Jacqueline Feimor (courtesy of Acquiring Editor Michael Bracken), plus strong stories by Stephen D. Rogers (selected by Barb Goffman) and James Holding, another solve-it-yourself puzzler from Hal Charles (the writing team of Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet), and an Edwardian mystery novel by Dick Donovan—whose popularity rivaled that of Arthur Conan Doyle in their day.

On the science fiction side, Acquiring Editor Cythia Ward has a stunning tale by Holly Wade Matter, plus we have classic shorts by James Blish, Robert Zacks, and Kendell Foster Crossen—plus a novel by Arthur K. Barnes. Good stuff!

Here’s the complete lineup:

Mysteries / Suspense / Adventure:

  • “A Death-drop to Die For,” by Jacqueline Freimor [Michael Bracken Presents short story]
  • “Most Guilty Person,” by Hal Charles [Solve-It-Yourself Mystery]
  • “Sensing the Fall,” by Stephen D. Rogers [Barb Goffman Presents short story]
  • “Phase Four,” by James Holding [short story]
  • A Gilded Serpent, by Dick Donovan [novel]

Science Fiction & Fantasy:

  • “The Russian Winter,” by Holly [short story]
  • "Mistake Inside," by James Blish
  • “From Outer Space,” by Robert Zacks [short story]
  • “The Gnome’s Gneiss,” by Kendell Foster Crossen [short story]
  • Interplanetary Hunter, by Arthur K. Barnes [novel]