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“Ellery Queen Selects”

Although not labeled officially with the “Ellery Queen Selects” banner, Mercury Mystery #110 met all the series’ criteria: a short story collection edited by Queen, with his introduction.

Mercury Mystery 110 cover
Mercury Mystery 110, April 4, 1947

Mercury Mystery 110, Apr. 4, 1947
“Dr. Fell, Detective and Other Stories” by John Dickson Carr Adventures of Dr. Fell

“The Proverbial Murder” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine July 1943)
“The Locked Room” (The Strand Magazine July 1940)
“The Wrong Problem,” (The [London] Evening Standard Aug. 14 1936)
“The Hangman Won’t Wait” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine Sept. 1944; first broadcast on Suspense, CBS radio, Feb. 9, 1943)
“A Guest in the House” (The Strand Magazine Oct. 1940 as “The Incautious Burglar”)
Other Stories
“The Devil in the Summer House” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine Sept. 1946; first broadcast by the BBC on Oct. 14, 1940. This is the shorter version without Dr. Fell which was broadcast on the CBS radio program Suspense on Nov. 3, 1942)
“Will You Walk Into My Parlor?” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine Sept. 1945; first broadcast on the CBS radio program Suspense on Feb. 23, 1943)
“Strictly Diplomatic” (The Strand Magazine Dec. 1939)

Magazine of Horror #20 March 1968

Contents
“The Siren of the Snakes” by Arlton Eadie (Weird Tales June 1932)
“The Rack” by G. G. Ketcham
“A Cry from Beyond” by Victor Rousseau (Strange Tales Sep. 1931)
“Only Gone Before” by Emil Petaja
“The Voice” by Nell Kay (Ghost Stories July 1928)
“The Monsters” by Murray Leinster (Weird Tales Jan. 1933)

Magazine of Horror #20 cover
Magazine of Horror #20 March 1968 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Magazine of Horror #19 Jan. 1968

Magazine of Horror #19 Jan. 1968 cover
Magazine of Horror #19 Jan. 1968 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Contents
“The Red Witch” by Nictzin Dyalhis (Weird Tales Apr. 1932)
“The Last Letter from Norman Underwood” by Larry Eugene Meredith
“The Jewels of Vishnu” by Harriet Bennett (The Strand Magazine Jan. 1904)
“The Man from Cincinatti” by Holloway Horn (Astounding Nov. 1933)
“Ground Afire” by Anna Hunger
“The Wind in the Rose-Bush” by Mary Wilkins-Freeman (The Wind in the Rose-Bush)
“The Last of Placide’s Wife” by Kirk Mashburn (Weird Tales Sep. 1932)
“The Years Are As a Knife” by Robert E. Howard (verse)

Magazine of Horror #18 Nov. 1967

Contents
“In Amundsen’s Tent” by John Martin Leahy (Weird Tales Jan. 1928)
“Transient and Immortal” by Jim Haught
“Out of the Deep” by Robert E. Howard
“The Bibliophile” by Thomas Boyd (The Bookman Magazine Jan. 1927)
“The Ultimate Creature” by R. A. Lafferty
“Wolves of Darkness” by Jack Williamson (Strange Tales Jan. 1932)

Magazine of Horror #18 Nov. 1967 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Happy New Year

The new year has begun. Let’s make the most of it in the areas of our lives that mean the most to us. The drawing shown here is from 1979, a new year’s cartoon for a calendar or an issue of Gordon Linzner’s Space & Time, I can’t remember which.

Magazine of Horror #17 Fall 1967

Magazine of Horror #17 Fall 1967 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Contents
“A Sense of Crawling” by Robert Edmond Alter
“The Laughing Duke” by Wallace West (Weird Tales Feb. 1932)
“Dermod’s Bane” by Robert E. Howard
“The Spell of the Sword” by Frank Aubrey (Pearson’s Magazine Feb. 1898)
“Williamson” by Henry S. Whitehead (West India Lights)
“The Curse of Amen-Ra” by Victor Rousseau (Strange Tales Oct. 1932)