There were two Black Bat characters in the pulp magazines. The first, and original, Black Bat appeared in the Black Bat Detective Mysteries, and only lasted six issues. The second appeared in Black Book Detective magazine between 1939 and 1952, and although the two crimefighters shared the same name, they were two distinctly different characters. When the original Black Bat appeared in the October 1933 issue of Black Bat Detective Mysteries, his identity was a mystery. He was a Robin-Hood-like adventurer, much in the same vein as The Saint, Simon Templer, who first appeared in 1928. The Black Bat was only referred to as the Black Bat by the author, never by a character in the story. And, unlike The Saint, his true name was never revealed. But that didn't seem to daunt his adventuresome spirit. For six fun-filled issues, The Black Bat remained the main feature in Black Bat Detective Mysteries until its end in April of 1934. Black Bat Detective Mysteries returns in these vintage pulp tales, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format.
Table of Contents:
A Black Bat Mystery
The Hollywood Murders
by Murray Leinster
The Black Bat goes to Hollywood where hell is breaking loose. Every movie magnate crazy, then...
The Killing of Emma Barney
by Charlotte Dockstrader
Rich old Miss Barney murdered at night, in her own bed. Why did no one suspect the old devil’s secret?
Riddle of The Tern
by Jackson V. Scholz
Don Murdock saved a stranger’s life on Waikiki Beach. Now, the real story of what was going on on Horton Billings’ yacht was revealed.
by Franklin H. Martin
A condemned man murdered on the way to the electric chair, a prison riot turns the model penitentiary into a shambles, and a headless portrait!
The Murder Scent
by Lawrence Donovan
Even if a dog can’t talk, he can squeal. It was a cute idea, but —
Enter the Snake
by Eugene Cunningham
A square-shooting soldier of fortune is called in on a snatch case... then the Snake strikes!