Short Stories Magazine
A short-lived digest that published a mixture of new short stories and reprints covering all genres, but with an emphasis on mystery.
THE PASSING OF SWEYN—RAY WYNN
A Tale of the Vikings
THE MID-WATCH TRAGEDY—VINCENT STARRETT
Jimmie Lavender Was On His Vacation When He Stepped Aboard One Of The Big Atlantic Liners, But Even The Vacations Of Famous Detectives May Turn Up Murder, Robbery And Sudden Death
GOALS OF FATE—EDGAR WALLACE
After A Brief Interlude Of Sentiment, Bones Tibbetts Turned His Attention Again To The Serious Matter Of Central West African Government—and Football. It Was Wonderful How Well The Two Things Went Together
THE GUN RUNNERS—J. D. NEWSOM
This Story Is Somewhat “off The Beaten Track” So Far As Short Stories Is Concerned, But It’s A Whale Of An Action Story, Nevertheless. For, As Its Leading Character Concludes, “africa May Be All Right, But Don’t Let ‘em Get You Inland. You Can’t Tell What’s Going To Happen, What With One Thing And Another.”
WILDCAT REWARD—HENRY HERBERT KNIBBS
The Tonto Kid and Slim Akers Go into the Banking Business – by the Back Door
INVITATION BY BULLET—ERNEST HAYCOX
Invitation Was By Bullet Only To Old Rube Mamerock’s Fandango At The Ox Bow Ranch. Whether They Stayed By Reason Of Another Slug Was Up To The Guests Themselves. A Wild Hand Was Played Out That Night When Two Roving Partners Sat In At The Game With Death.
Carefully, Cautiously, With His Full Force Of Underworld Spies Did Tao, The Chinese Fence, Keep An Eye On The Newest Recruit Among His Clients. And Right Up To The Final Act He Could Not Be Sure Whether Or Not This O’brien Was Of The Police
CHECKERED FLAG—CLIFF FARRELL
Fighting Spirit Wins a Race for a Beginner in the Most Perilous of All Sports
BLIZZARD CAMP—ERNEST HAYCOX
The men of three hostile range outfits blizzard-bound—and a murderer among them.