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The Black Star

Johnston McCulley

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Black Star was a master criminal who took great care to never be identifiable, always wore a mask so nobody knew what he looked like, rarely spoke to keep his voice from being recognized, and the only mark left at the scenes of the crimes which he and his gang committed were small black stars which were tacked as a sign of their presence, and an occasional sarcastic note to signify his presence and responsibility. Even those who worked for him knew nothing of him, all of which were making his crimes virtually unsolvable. The police were at a complete loss as to his identity and at a method of stopping his criminal activities. He seemed to have the perfect strategic setup and all advantages were in his favor. He even somehow knew where the wealthy kept their jewels and money, and knew when they would remove valuable items from their safes and deposit boxes. Thus Roger Verbeck decided to take on the case of the Black Star using his own methodology. The Black Star will keep you guessing from beginning to end, just as he kept the police and Verbeck guessing. Johnston McCulley was a prolific writer in the pulp fiction vein, and his Zorro series would become immensely popular. However, prior to Zorro, the Black Star was among his first repeating characters which kept readers of the day in continual suspense until his next appearance. McCulley also wrote mysteries and detective stories using various pseudonyms, including Harrison Strong. (Introduction by Roger Melin)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:02