Out of the night comes a menacing winged figure! Blind district attorney Tony Quinn takes his battle for justice from the courtrooms to the streets, battling evil as The Black Bat!
A body hurtles through the air from a skyscraper window — and before it hits the ground The Black Bat is plunged into a baffling mystery of greed and gore! Follow the trail of Tony Quinn as he speeds into the most perilous criminal chase of his career!
Norman Daniels, writing as G. Wayman Jones, understood the audience which he wrote The Black Bat for very well. Hungry for escapism from their daily lives, he gave them a character that stages his crimefighting in over-the-top fashion, from his black bat like costume to his often full out assault on criminals of all kinds. He also created a character which, even though Quinn was a costume wearing attorney with lots of money, the common man could identify with, if for no other reason than The Black Bat pursuing street level criminals whose exploits filled daily headlines. Even with that, however, some of the foes that The Black Bat encountered bordered on being potential super-villains.
In at least two instances, Tony Quinn encountered foes who had uncanny abilities to predict victims to murders that had not as of yet happened. With the world being on the verge of and then in the midst of full-on war, he also swapped bullets with saboteurs with massive plans to cripple the United States. True evil also confronted The Black Bat more than once, including an enemy who took over a hospital and used it for vile experiments, on hopeless victims and even his own men. And, in one instance, Lucifer himself seemed to take on Tony Quinn, practicing devilish crimes. As always, though, The Black Bat uncovered the man behind the ruse and brought crime to its knees, as he always did.
Thrill to Murder Among the Dying, originally published in Black Book Detective #67 Fall 1945 and read with two fisted excitement by award winning voice actor Milton Bagby.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Appointment with Death
Chapter 2: Ransacked Premises
Chapter 3: Blind Man’s Danger
Chapter 4: First Contact
Chapter 5: Barrel of Death
Chapter 6: Motives for Murder
Chapter 7: Clue of the Scabbard
Chapter 8: Lethal Chamber
Chapter 9: Footprints for Two
Chapter 10: Death from Above
Chapter 11: Murder Needs a Motive
Chapter 12: Murder and Blackmail