The Black Star

The Black Star

by Johnston McCulley


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Winds whistled up the river, and winds whistled down from the hills, and they met to swirl and gather fury and rattle the city's millions of windowpanes. They carried a mixture of sleet and fine snow, the first herald of the winter to come. In the business district they swung signs madly back and forth, and roared around the corners of high office buildings, and swept madly against struggling trolley cars. They poured through the man-made cañons; they dashed out the broad boulevards-and so they came to the attention of Mr. Roger Verbeck, at about the hour of midnight, as he turned over in his warm bed and debated whether to rise and lower the window or take a chance with the rapidly lowering temperature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781721507665
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Johnston McCulley was a popular pulp fiction writer of the 1920-40's. His stories ranged from crime thrillers to action heroes in Spanish California.
McCulley is most remembered for creating Senor Zorro. Zorro was the fearless action hero riding at night to avenge injustice, while the languid Diego read poetry. His second most popular character from the pulps was "The Black Star", a criminal mastermind who is pursued by Roger Verbeck-Flagellum and Muggs, a millionaire bachelor and his ex-thug partner. Black Star first appeared in the Street & Smith pulp Detective Story Magazine.

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The Black Star 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very entertaining detective story. Loved it!
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He padded in, "Cloudedpaw?"
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Attacks her and he rips her wind pipe out and raced out.
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