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The Black Star

Gelesen von Roger Melin

(4,475 Sterne; 101 Bewertungen)

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)

(8 hr 6 min)

Chapters

01 - An Aided Escape

19:15

Read by Roger Melin

02 - The Black Star

10:48

Read by Roger Melin

03 - Into the Pit

22:06

Read by Roger Melin

04 - Rogue For a Day

15:48

Read by Roger Melin

05 - Muggs on Guard

10:37

Read by Roger Melin

06 - An Unprofitable Afternoon

11:10

Read by Roger Melin

07 - Identical Orders

10:54

Read by Roger Melin

08 - The Police Get a Tip

13:14

Read by Roger Melin

09 - "Chickens Come Home To Roost"

19:26

Read by Roger Melin

10 - Caught In a Net

11:08

Read by Roger Melin

11 - Close Quarters

12:39

Read by Roger Melin

12 - At the Charity Ball

15:06

Read by Roger Melin

13 - Muggs - Great Little Man

11:23

Read by Roger Melin

14 - Unexpected News

5:04

Read by Roger Melin

15 - The Challenge

14:40

Read by Roger Melin

16 - A Nocturnal Visit

17:21

Read by Roger Melin

17 - Interrupted Conversation

12:04

Read by Roger Melin

18 - Mysteries

18:15

Read by Roger Melin

19 - Suspicion

20:47

Read by Roger Melin

20 - The Voice on the Wire

17:05

Read by Roger Melin

21 - The End of the Wire

15:40

Read by Roger Melin

22 - On the Scent

9:54

Read by Roger Melin

23 - Into the Vault

7:59

Read by Roger Melin

24 - How It Ended

13:30

Read by Roger Melin

25 - Shadowed by Three

7:23

Read by Roger Melin

26 - A Man of Mystery

17:32

Read by Roger Melin

27 - In Black Star's Hands

18:44

Read by Roger Melin

28 - The Police Launch

8:29

Read by Roger Melin

29 - Black Star Takes a Trick

11:45

Read by Roger Melin

30 - Muggs in Action

13:09

Read by Roger Melin

31 - In the Bank

11:39

Read by Roger Melin

32 - A Narrow Escape

12:25

Read by Roger Melin

33 - Puzzled Police

14:23

Read by Roger Melin

34 - What Happened to the Chief

12:26

Read by Roger Melin

35 - An Unexpected Blow

9:55

Read by Roger Melin

36 - In Custody

13:01

Read by Roger Melin

Bewertungen

The Black Star

(5 Sterne)

Very good story. Kept me interested until the very end with its surprise twist of plot. Of course the reader, Roger Melin, was excellent as usual.

Awesome ride, loved it!

(5 Sterne)

First of all, props to Roger M, he's a great reader, glad he is still reading for librivox. Now to the story - This is a neat mystery/adventure novel where a wealthy businessman decides to match wits with a sneaky thief with extraordinary planning capabilities. It is going to take more than the average detective to catch this crook. Despite being a bit far-fetched at times, the story was still great. Enjoy!

(5 Sterne)

my favorite reader indeed I love your voice many nights I have listened to your story telling ....you just have a way I tell you ....keep them coming ...cant wait for another and another ....best wishes to you indeed

(4,5 Sterne)

Ripping yarn style adventure, typical of the period and very great fun too! Beautifully read, as always, by Mr. Melin.

(4 Sterne)

Good story. Roger Melin is my absolute favorite narrator. I will listen to any book he reads.

Loved it

(5 Sterne)

Very nicely narrated again Roger Melin. Good suspense with unexpected twist at the end.

So good!

(5 Sterne)

Excellent book with lots of twists, very well read by Roger Melin. Thanks!

fun book

(4,5 Sterne)

It a good listen. I like the bad guy. Haha.