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The Black Star

The Black Star by Johnston McCulley
By: (1883-1958)

In "The Black Star" by Johnston McCulley, readers are taken on a thrilling journey filled with action, suspense, and unexpected twists. The protagonist, Ramon, is a charming and skilled thief who is on a mission to uncover the identity of the mysterious criminal mastermind known as the Black Star.

As the story unfolds, Ramon faces numerous challenges and dangerous situations, all while trying to outsmart his cunning adversary. The pacing of the novel is fast-paced, keeping readers on the edge of their seats as they follow Ramon's daring escapades.

The writing style is engaging and descriptive, painting vivid pictures of the bustling city streets and shadowy alleyways where the story takes place. The characters are well-developed and multidimensional, adding depth and complexity to the narrative.

Overall, "The Black Star" is a captivating read that will appeal to fans of mystery and adventure. McCulley's storytelling skills shine in this exciting tale of crime and intrigue, making it a must-read for anyone looking for a thrilling and entertaining book.

Book 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)

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - March 25, 2018
Subject: The Black Star
Great book, great job reading by Roger Melin. Makes the storie better, I try and find any book Roger has reading for,
Reviewer: - January 31, 2015
Subject: The Black Star
A good story, very much of its era with many of the scenes are somewhat incredulous, Roger Melin does a great job of reading, as always.
Reviewer: - September 24, 2014
Thoroughly enjoyable romp worthy of the writer of Zorro Roger is an excellent reader

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