Bio: Johnston McCulley was an early pulp fiction writer. He created Zorro -- as well as numerous other characters, such as The Thunderbolt, The Spider (an early criminal, who had nothing to do with the later Popular Publications hero of the same name), and of course Thubway Tham.
When Senor Gomez decides to hunt after the infamous bandit Don Bufon, otherwise known as "The Humorist," he finds more than he bargained for in a thrilling battle of wits against the backdrop of the Wild West.
The second issue of CLUES magazine (February, 1929) featured "The Man Who Changed Rooms," by Johnston McCulley, as its lead novel ... in this case, actually a novella. The creator of Zorro once again shows his interest in the mystery genre in this exciting pulp fiction tale.
Johnstone McCulley's The Mark of Zorro is one of the most compulsively readable novels ever published. In the opening scene, Sargent Pedro Gonzales drinks at a tavern one dark and stormy night, boasting that his superior swordsman would make quick work of the masked-highwayman named Zorro, who is always taking the peon's side, when the door is flung open and Zorro strides in. Soon the scene shifts to the hacienda of Don Carlos Pulido, where the languid fancier of poetry, Don Diego Vega, pays a t... more info>>
This new edition of THE MARK OF ZORRO removes the errors that have crept in over 90+ years of too-rapid typesetting, and adds a few small things McCulley would have written if he'd been allowed a little more space. Zorro as McCulley conceived him, better than ever for you to read!
The masked woman called herself Madame Madcap, and she gathered a gang of cutthroats determined to loot high society of all its riches ... starting with the notorious womanizer Hamilton Brone. She worked her criminal magic ... and grew rich as millionaires fell at her feet. Members of her gang worshipped her. She could do no wrong. And yet a curious pattern began to emerge, and a strange vengeance took shape--not just against the men of high society, but against the men of her own brave band of ... more info>>