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Art Taylor’s Fairy Tale

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 1

An excerpt from my review of Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 1 from The Digest Enthusiast No. 7:

Neighborhoods age along with their denizens. As they change, not all their residents adapt, like William, in Art Taylor’s “Fairy Tale.” William don’t like the new flock of school kids hanging around all the time—their attitudes and their—his word—entitled behavior. He don’t like the word old neither. But his kids are grown and long gone, his wife’s passed on, and if you saw him, you’d be hard-pressed to avoid the “O” word. Taylor takes you inside the man’s head so you can feel his rising ire first hand. With nothing else to occupy his grey matter, William can’t help but pick at the things that irk him, staring out at the street in front of his house. Almost like he was looking for trouble.

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 4

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 4

Contents
John Gregory Betancourt and Carla Coupe: From the Cat’s Perch
Michael Bracken “Something Fishy”
Alan Orloff “Inseparable, Insufferable”
Julie Leo “Use of the Awkward Hand”
Janet Fox “The Timeline Murders” (verse)
Dayle A. Dermatis “Umberto Scolari and the Feast of Paradise”
Ramona DeFelice Long “Moe’s Seafood House”
Su Kopil “Mud Season”
Steve Liskow “Messin’ with the Kid”
Tais Teng “Assassin’s Scroll”
Cynthia Ward “Trouble in Mind”

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 4 January 2019
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Editors: John Gregory Betancourt and Carla Coupe
Production Team: Sam Cooper, Steve Coupe, Shawn Garrett, Karl Würf
Cover: Uncredited
6” x 9” 132 pages
POD $12.00 Kindle $3.99
Black Cat Mystery website

Alan Orloff’s Getting Away

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 1

An excerpt from my review of Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 1 from The Digest Enthusiast No. 7:

Alan Orloff offers the opening gambit in this issue with “Getting Away.” Lloyd Birnbaum runs a one-man travel agency. Has for years. He does book travel for the sake of the rubes, but relocation, along with fresh identities for his criminal clientele is where his real fortunes lie. Orloff is the author of several novels—mysteries and thrillers. He garnered an Agatha nomination in 2010, and a Kindle Scout award for Running From the Past, in 2015.

Weirdbook No. 40

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Weirdbook No. 40 Nov. 2018

Weirdbook Vol. 2 No. 10 Issue 40 November 2018
Contents
Doug Draa: From the Editor’s Tower

Stories
Adrian Cole “Iconoclasm”
Franklyn Searight “Have a Crappy Halloween”
Samson Stormcrow Hayes “Early Snow”
Glynn Owen Barrass “The Dollhouse”
Loren Rhoads “Elle a Vu un Loup”
Christian Riley “Bringing the Bodies Home”
Marlane Quade Cook “Restored”
David M. Hoenig “Nameless and Named”
Paul Lubaczewski “Playing A Starring Role”
Mike Chinn “And the Living is Easy”
Paul StJohn Mackintosh “The Prague Relic”
Matt Sullivan “The Circle”
John Linwood Grant “Sanctuary”
Matt Neil Hill “The Giving of Gifts”
Jack Lothian “The Santa Anna”
Kevin Henry “The Dread Fishermen”
Andrew Darlington “Blind Vision”
William Tea “The Thirteenth Step”
Clint Smith “This Godless Apprenticeship”
John W. Dennehy “Waiting”
Paul R. McNamee “Pouring Whiskey In My Soul”
Darrell Schweitzer “True Blue”
Rohit Sawant “The Treadmill”
W.D. Clifton “The Veiled Isle”

Poetry
Jessica Amanda Salmonson
“Gila King”
Frederick J. Mayer “Necro-Meretrix”
Frederick J. Mayer “Grinning Moon”
Russ Parkhurst “The Burning Man”
Russ Parkhurst “Silent Hours”
Maxwell I Gold “The Old White Crone”

Weirdbook Vol. 2 No. 10 Issue 40 November 2018
Publisher/Executive Editor: John Gregory Betancourt
Editor: Doug Draa
Consulting Editor: W. Paul Ganley
Cover: J. Florêncio
Interior Artwork: Allen Koszowski
256 pages, 6” x 9”
$12.00 POD, Kindle*
Wildside Press website

*Not available at the time of this writing

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 1

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 1An excerpt from my review of BCMM No. 1 from The Digest Enthusiast No. 7:

Editors John Gregory Betancourt and Carla Coupe welcome their readers to the first edition
of BCMM from their “The Cat’s Perch” introduction. “We won’t shy away from intense, dark fiction that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand on end. Just as we won’t turn down the next amateur detective in the finest Agatha Christie tradition. Storytelling matters most.”

Black Cat Mystery Magazine’s debut includes an impressive list of contributors, many that will be familiar to readers of those bimonthly digests from Penny Publications.

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 3

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 3Contents
John Gregory Betancourt and Carla Coupe: From the Cat’s Perch
Michael Bracken “Suburbia”
Eve Fisher “The Sorority House”
J.M. Taylor “Tourist Season”
John M. Floyd “Diversions”
Charlie Drees “The List”
Peter W. J. Hayes “Something Certain”
Robb T. White “The Moment of Righting”
Ashley Lynch-Harris “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt”
Charlie Hughes “The Target”
Charles Roland “Whale Watch”
James Michael Ullman “Road Hog” (Classic Reprint from EQMM Nov. 1957)

Black Cat Mystery Magazine No. 3 Summer 2018
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Editors: John Gregory Betancourt and Carla Coupe
Cover: Malchev/Fotolia
6” x 9” 124 pages
POD $10.00 Kindle (coming soon)
Wildside Press website

Weirdbook No. 39

Weirdbook No. 39Contents
Doug Draa: From the Editor’s Tower
Franklyn Searight “Horror Around the Bend”
Frank Coffman “En Carpre Noctis” (verse)
Samson Stormcrow Hayes “A Tiny Cut”
Marlane Quade Cook “Posthumous”
Darrell Schweitzer “Pages from an Invisible Book”
Lorenzo Crescentini “That Name was Evoc” translated by Clara Nowlan
Julio Toro San Martin & Hank Simmons “The Cursed” (verse)
Jackie Bee “Misdiagnosed”
Frederick J. Mayer “Dog Drool”
Teege Braune “The Venusian Mantis”
Denny E. Marshall “Great Time Machine” (verse)
Ken Heuler “The Colors of the Gods”
Hannah Lackoff “Spawning Ground”
Lily Luchesi “Curse of the Dark Queen”
Rebecca House “Monika Unraveling”
Jason A. Zwiker “Crawling with Them”
James Machin “Seven Sisters”
Michael Washburn “The House in the Mountains”
Thomas Vaughn “Eyes Without a Face”
Richie Brown “Chartley Chowder”
Richard J. O’Brien “Dominion Over Abbadon”
Frank Schildiner “Divine Wind of the Dark”
Bekki Pate “Skrik”
Ed Burkley “The Ferryman’s Journal”
Mark A. Fitch “Demiurge”
Kyla Lee Ward “And in Her Eyes the City Drowned”
John R. Fultz “Clouds Like Memories, Words Like Stones”
Adrian Cole “Up the Lazy River”
Lucy Snyder “Bad Night” (verse)
Jessica Amanda Salmonson “Songs of the Quail” (verse)
Chad Hensley “Sylvan Simalcrum”
Russ Parkhurst “Mister Dorton’s Cats”
James P. Roberts “Miskatonic Etudes” (verse)
Kurt Newton “The Autumn People”

Weirdbook No. 39 back coverWeirdbook Vol. 2 No. 9, No. 39 July 2018
Publisher/Executive Editor: John Gregory Betancourt
Editor: Doug Draa
Consulting Editor: W. Paul Ganley
Cover: Vukkostic
Interior Artwork: Allen Koszowski
252 pages, 6” x 9”
$12.00 POD, $3.99 Kindle*
Wildside Press website

*Not available at the time moment, check back shortly

Black Cat Mystery Magazine #2

Black Cat Mystery Magazine #2 coverContents
John Gregory Betancourt and Carla Coupe: From the Cat’s Perch
Charlie Hughes “The Cleansing Soil”
Michael Bracken “Skirts”
Elizabeth Zelvin “A Disturbance in the Harem”
Shout Out to Art Taylor
Debra H. Goldstein “A Weighty Matter”
Steve Shrott “Buried Secrets”
Cynthia Benjamin “Jacob’s Ladder”
BK Stevens “Things Past”
Trey R. Barker “Thin Blood”
John M. Floyd “Two in the Bush”
John Hegenberger “The Bad Sleep”
Melba Marlett “The Second Mrs. Porter”

Black Cat Mystery Magazine #2 back coverBlack Cat Mystery Magazine #2 Spring 2018
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Editors: John Gregory Betancourt and Carla Coupe
Cover: Prudkov/Fotolia
6” x 9” 138 pages
POD $10.00 Kindle $3.99
Wildside Press website

Weirdbook #38

Weirdbook #38 coverContents
Doug Draa: From the Editor’s Tower
Michael Bracken “Harlot Road”
John C. Hocking “With a Poet’s Eyes”
Robert Graves “The Wishing Well”
Darrell Schweitzer “O King of Pain and Splendor!”
Adrian Cole “You’d Do It for Diamonds” (Nick Nightmare)
Franklyn Searight “Dreadful Appetite”
R.C. Mulhare “The Handmaid of the Key”
Russ Parkhurst “The Old Rock” (verse)
Allen Mark Price “Blue Moon”
C.I. Kemp “She Who Gives Life”
W.H. Pugmire “An Implement of Ice”
Sharon Cullars “Night of the Circus”
Tim Jeffreys “Wolvers Hill”
Lorenzo Crescentini “Rafts” translation by Lisa Kramer Taruschio
Edward Ahern “Clean Sweep”
Frederick J. Mayer “Sleeping with Mad Shadows” (verse)
Cynthia Ward “Leaving Malaga”
Greg Chamberlain “Cattle Call”
Jeff Barnes “The Liquid Professor” (verse)
J.N. Cameron “Abomination is Her Name”
Kenneth Bykerk “Kachina” (Bajazid)
David J. Gibbs “Flat is Flat and That is That”
Chad Hensley “The Toad Stool People” (verse)
Scott Harper “Death is Not My Master”
Clay F. Johnson “The Promise of a Polidori Sore Throat” (verse)
Andrew Ivey “This Hungry Earth” (verse)

Weirdbook Vol. 2 No. 8, #38 March 2018
Publisher/Executive Editor: John Gregory Betancourt
Editor: Doug Draa
Consulting Editor: W. Paul Ganley
Cover: Alexandra Petruk
Interior Artwork: Allen Koszowski
190 pages, 6” x 9”
$12.00 POD, $3.99 Kindle
Wildside Press website