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Magazine of Horror #31 Feb. 1970

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Magazine of Horror #31 Feb. 1970 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Contents
“The Noseless Horror” by Robert E. Howard
“The Tailed Man of Cornwall” by David H. Keller, M.D. (Weird Tales Nov. 1929)
“The Duel of the Sorcerers” (part 1 of 2) by Paul Ernst (Strange Tales Mar. 1932)
“For Services Rendered” by Stephen Goldin
“The Roc Raid” by George B. Tuttle (Weird Tales Nov. 1929)

Magazine of Horror #30 Dec. 1969

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Magazine of Horror #30 Dec. 1969 Cover by Robert Schmand

Contents
“Satan’s Servant’s” by Robert Bloch (Something About Cats)
“Cross of Fire” by Lester del Rey (Weird Tales May 1939)
“The Battle of the Toads” by David H. Keller, M.D. (Weird Tales Oct. 1929)
“Harry Protagonist, Undersec for Over- pop” by Richard Wilson
“Slumber” by Robert E. Howard (verse)
“Speak for Yourself, John Quincy” by Theodore Roscoe (Argosy Nov. 16, 1940)

Bestseller Mystery B91

Bestseller Mystery B91 coverAlthough not labeled officially with the “Ellery Queen Selects” banner, Bestseller Mystery B91 follows the series’ formula: a short story collection edited by Queen, with his introduction.

Bestseller Mystery B91, Oct. 14, 1947
 “The Department of Dead Ends” by Roy Vickers
Contents

“The Rubber Trumpet,” Pearson’s Magazine, Sept. 1934*
“The Case of the Merry Andrew,” Fiction Parade and Golden Book Magazine, July 1936 as “The Cowboy of Oxford Street”
“The Man Who Was Murdered By a Bed,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, March 1946
“Mean Man’s Murder,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Nov. 1945
“Snob’s Murder,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Aug. 1946
“The Case of the Honest Murderer,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, July 1946
“The Man Who Played the Market,” Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Oct.1946

* Listed on the copyright page as Fiction Parade, 1935, actually the first merged issue of Fiction Parade and Golden Book Magazine, Oct. 1935, reprinted from Pearson’s.

Magazine of Horror #29 Sep. 1969

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Magazine of Horror #29 Sep. 1969 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Contents
“The Case of the Sinister Shape” by Gordon MacCreagh (Strange Tales March 1932)
“The Thirty and One” by David H. Keller, M.D. (Marvel Science Stories Nov. 1938)
“Portraits by Jacob Pitt” by Steven Lott
“The Red Sail” by Charles Hilan Craig (Weird Tales Oct. 1931)
“Guatemozin the Visitant” by Arthur J. Burks (Weird Tales Nov. 1931)

 

Magazine of Horror #28 July 1969

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Magazine of Horror #28 July 1969 Cover by Robert Schmand

Contents
“The Nameless Mummy” by Arlton Eadie (Weird Tales May 1932)
“Raymond the Golden” by David H. Keller
“The Phantom Drug” by A. W. Kapfer (Weird Tales Apr. 1926
“The Rope” by Robert Greth
“A Revolt of the Gods” by Ambrose Bierce (originally “The Ancient City of Grimaulquin: A Record of Industrial Discontent” from the San Francisco Wasp April 24, 1886)
“The Devil’s Bride” (conclusion) by Seabury Quinn (Weird Tales June & July 1932)
“Not Only in Death They Die” by Robert E. Howard (verse)

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)

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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)

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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