"Balzac had Le Voleur. Chandler had The Black Mask. You've got Vautrin.
Highlights of the summer 2020 issue include:
• A rendezvous with commerce for Scott Phillips's wily rogue, Bill Ogden, set in early twentieth century Los Angeles
• Voice and intrigue to the fore in short stories by Ellery Queen stalwarts Marilyn Todd and Leslie Elman
• Variations on that theme via poetry by David Weed and Scott Richard
• Impressionistic short fiction by Trista Wilson
• A spot-on take on James Sallis by Bruce Jacobs
• Paul Dee Fecteau trips on the High Priestess in his latest essay about Tarot and film
• Jason Quinn Malott trains his eye on the type of fiction that's worth pursuing
• In a pseudonymous effort from Cat Cornelius, Amethyst found a flaw in the fabric of time. Can a man called the Mechanic fix it?
• Black Mask fiction from Ward Sterling
• Carlos Herrera catches up with Nigel Strode as the political consultant balances desire and the uphill battle to reelect the GOP's finest"