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Bryce Walton’s Fever Street

The third story from Justice Amazing Detective Mysteries #3, October 1955:

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Lieutenant Carl Maxson is surprised when Captain Burkson, reinstated from retirement, is assigned to the lead in a breaking murder case. The victim’s brutal knife wounds signal the return of a serial killer Burkson was never able to catch during his previous career. To uncover the killer’s identity, Burkson convinces Maxson they must get into the murderer’s mind to best him. The final lines of Bryce Walton’s “Fever Street” are as disturbing as its opening line: “Even the Graphic reporter couldn’t look into the room again.”

Bryce Walton (1918–1988) wrote dozens of short stories for science fiction and mystery magazines over his long career. His pseudonyms included Paul Franklin and Kenneth O’Hara. “Fever Street” was reprinted in Tough Stories Magazine #3 (March 1956), a handmade digest magazine of which little is detailed online.

Magazine of Horror #27 May 1969

Contents
“Spawn of Inferno” by Hugh B. Cave (Weird Tales Oct. 1932)
“The Sword and the Eagle” by David H. Keller
“The Horror Out of Lovecraft” by Donald A. Wollheim
“The Last Work of Pietro of Apono” by Steffan B. Aletti
“At the End of Days” by Robert Silverberg
“The Devil’s Bride” (part 2 of 3) by Seabury Quinn (Weird Tales Apr. & May 1932)

Magazine of Horror #27 May 1969 cover
Magazine of Horror #27 May 1969 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Magazine of Horror #26 March 1969

Contents
“The Devil’s Bride” (part 1 of 3) by Seabury Quinn (Weird Tales, Feb. & Mar. 1932)
“The Oak Tree” by David H. Keller, M.D.
“The Milk Carts” by Violet A. Methley (Weird Tales Mar. 1932)
“Cliffs That Laughed” by R. A. Lafferty
“Flight” by James W. Bennett & Soong Kwen-Ling (Weird Tales Mar. 1932)
“The White Dog” by Feodor Sologub (Weird Tales Feb. 1926)

Magazine of Horror #26 March 1969 cover
Magazine of Horror #26 March 1969 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Magazine of Horror #25 Jan. 1969

Contents
“There Shall Be No Darkness” by James Blish (Thrilling Wonder Stories Apr. 1950)
“The Phantom Ship” by Captain Frederick Marrayat (New Monthly Magazine 1837)
“When Dead Gods Wake” by Victor Rousseau (Strange Tales Nov. 1931)
“The Writings of Elwin Adams” by Larry Eugene Meredith
“The Colossus of Ylourgne” by Clark Ashton Smith (Weird Tales June 1934)

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Magazine of Horror #25 Jan. 1969 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Magazine of Horror #24 Nov. 1968

Contents
Once in a Thousand Years” by Frances Bragg Middleton (Weird Tales Aug. 1935)
“The Eye of Horus” by Steffan B. Aletti
“Four Prose-Poems” by H. P. Lovecraft (Beyond the Wall of Sleep)
“A Diagnosis of Death” by Ambrose Bierce (Can Such Things Be?)
“The Abyss” (conclusion) by David H. Keller (The Solitary Hunters and The Abyss)

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Magazine of Horror #24 Nov. 1968 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Mercury Mystery 112

Although not labeled officially with the “Ellery Queen Selects” banner, Mercury Mystery #112 met all the series’ criteria: a short story collection edited by Queen, with his introduction.

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Mercury Mystery 112, June 10, 1947

Mercury Mystery 112, June 10, 1947

“The Case Book of Mr. Campion” by Margery Allingham
“The Crimson Letters,” The Strand Magazine, Aug. 1938 as “The Case of the Longer View”
“Safe as Houses,” The Strand Magazine, Jan. 1940
“The Case of the Question Mark,” The Strand Magazine, Jan. 1938 as “The Question Mark”
“The Definite Article,” The Strand Magazine, Oct. 1937
“The Magic Hat,” The Strand Magazine, Oct. 1938 as “The Case of the Hat Trick”
“The Meaning of the Act,” The Strand Magazine, Sept. 1939
“A Matter of Form,” The Strand Magazine, May 1940

Magazine of Horror #23 Sep. 1968

Contents
“The Abyss” (part one) by David H. Keller (The Solitary Hunters and The Abyss)
“The Death Mask” by Mrs. H. D. Everett (uncredited source)
“One By One” by Richard M. Hodgens
“The Thirteenth Floor” by Douglas M. Dold (Strange Tales Nov. 1931)
“Leapers” by Robert A. W. Lowndes (Future Dec. 1942)

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Magazine of Horror #23 Sep. 1968 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Magazine of Horror #22 July 1968

Contents
“Worms of the Earth” by Robert E. Howard (Weird Tales Nov. 1932)
“Come” by Anna Hunger
“They Called Him Ghost” by Laurence J. Cahill (Weird Tales June 1934)
“The Phantom ‘Rickshaw” by Rudyard Kipling (The Phantom ‘Rickshaw)
“The Castle in the Window” by Steffan B. Aletti
“A Psychichal Invasion” (conclusion) by Algernon Blackwood (John Silence)

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Magazine of Horror #22 July 1968 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Ziff-Davis Magazine Display Ad

A Ziff-Davis magazine ad that ran on the back cover of Dream World #2 and #3 in 1957. Left to right; top row: Sports Cars Illustrated (June 1956) Auto Mechanics (Aug. 1956), 1956 Color Photography Annual, 1956 Hi-Fi Annual & Audio Handbook, Color Television (1957 Edition), 1957 Edition Hi-Fi Guide and Yearbook, Electronic Experimenter’s Handbook, Pen Pals (First Issue, Feb/Mar 1957), Popular Boating (Jan. 1957), and Dream World #1 (Feb. 1957).

Bottom row: Popular Photography (Aug. 1956), Radio & Television News (Aug. 1956), Flying (Aug. 1956), Popular Electronics (Aug. 1956), Modern Bride, 1957 Photography Annual, 1956 Photography Directory & Buying Guide, Amazing Stories (Aug. 1956), Fantastic Science Fiction (June 1956), and G.I. Joe #44 (April 1956).

Magazine of Horror #21 May 1968

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Magazine of Horror #21 May 1968 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Contents
“Kings of the Night” by Robert E. Howard (Weird Tales Nov. 1930)
“The Cunning of Private Rogoff” by David A. English
“The Brain-Eaters” by Frank Belknap Long (Weird Tales June 1932)
“A Psychichal Invasion” (part one) by Algernon Blackwood (John Silence)
“Nasturtia” by Col. S. P. Meek (Strange Tales Sep. 1931)
“The Dark Star” by G. G. Pendarves (Weird Tales Mar. 1937)