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Magazine of Horror #34 Fall 1970 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Magazine of Horror #34 cover
Magazine of Horror #34 Fall 1970 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Contents
“The Headless Miller of Kobold’s Keep” by Irvin Ashkenazy (Weird Tales Jan. 1937)
“Bride of the Wind” by Stephen Goldin
”A Song of Defeat” by Robert E. Howard (verse)
“The Emergency Call” by Marion Brandon (Strange Tales June 1932)
“Feminine Magic” by David H. Keller, M.D.
“The Whistling Corpse” by G. G. Pendarves (Weird Tales July 1937)

Magazine of Horror #33 Summer 1970

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Magazine of Horror #33 Summer 1970 Cover by Virgil Finlay

Contents
“Camera Obscura” by Ted H. Straus
“The Bride Well” by David H. Keller, M.D. (Weird Tales Oct. 1930)
“Ligeia” by Edgar Allen Poe (The American Museum 1838)
“The Nameless Offspring” by Clark Ashton Smith (Strange Tales June 1932)
“Back Before the Moon” by S. Omar Barker (Strange Tales Mar. 1932)
“The Road to Nowhere” by Robert A. W. Lowndes (Science Fiction Quarterly Fall 1942)

Bestseller Mystery B94

Bestseller Mystery B94 coverAlthough not labeled officially with the “Ellery Queen Selects” banner, Bestseller Mystery B94 follows the series’ formula: a short story collection edited by Queen, with his introduction.

Bestseller Mystery B94, Jan. 30, 1948

“Cops and Robbers” by O. Henry

“After Twenty Years” (The Four Million, New York Sunday World Magazine, Feb. 14, 1904)
“The Clarion Call” (The Voice of the City)
“A Municipal Report” (Strictly Business, Hampton’s Magazine, Nov. 1909)
“The Dissipated Jeweler” (O. Henry Encore, Houston Post, 1896)
“The Adventures of Shamrock Jolnes,” (Sixes and Seven, New York Sunday World Magazine, Feb. 7, 1904)
“The Cop and the Anthem” (The Four Million, New York Sunday World Magazine, Dec. 4, 1904)
“Jeff Peters as a Personal Magnet” (The Gentle Grafter)
“The Random of Red Chief” (Whirligigs, The Saturday Evening Post, July 6, 1907)
“A Retrieved Reformation” (Roads of Destiny, Cosmopolitan, April 1903)
“Babes in the Jungle” (Strictly Business)
“A Double-Dyed Deceiver” (Roads of Destiny, Everybody’s Magazine, Dec. 1905)
“The Caballero’s Way” (Heart of the World, Everybody’s Magazine, July 1907)
“The Marionettes,” (Rolling Stones, The Black Cat, Apr. 1902)
“The Man Higher Up” (The Gentle Grafter)

Magazine of Horror #32 May 1970

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Magazine of Horror #32 May 1970 Cover by Robert Clewell

Contents
“The Hunters from Beyond” by Clark Ashton Smith (Strange Tales Oct. 1932)
“No Other Man” by David H. Keller, M.D. (Weird Tales Dec. 1929)
“Materialist” by Janet Fox
“The Moon-Dial” by Henry S. Whitehead (Strange Tales Jan. 1932)
“The Duel of the Sorcerers” (conclusion) by Paul Ernst (Strange Tales Mar. 1932)

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.