Episodes 28-30: Duct Tape, Biological Warfare, and Rancho Vampiro

Mummy-themed pulp magazine cover
Duct tape gave the Pharaohs their immense strength and allowed them to live forever. Mammoth Detective Magazine, September 1942.

I was under the weather for a while. The episodes all posted on time but I didn’t post anything to let people know, so here’s a belated threefer to catch us up.

Episode 28: Duct Tape. As you’ll recall, Flavia gave Fank a note informing him that they’ll be walking into a trap this evening. Frank finds a creative use for duct tape in the hopes of shifting the odds in their favor.

Episode 29: Biological Warfare. Frank’s creativity knows no bounds, especially not the bounds of propriety!

Episode 30: Rancho Vampiro. Well, with a title like that, you hardly need me to write a sentence as a teaser! Let’s just say it delivers what it says on the label. The die has been cast, the game is afoot, the time for preparation is over and the action has begun!

And, just to rub it in, I’ll mention that next week’s episode is “Dinner Bell.”

 

Episode 27: Home on the Range

Frank and Flavia as ducks in a shooting gallery.
Art by Nosyrevy

Frank arranges some target practice before lunch, since he and Flavia are going on a mysterious and dangerous mission in the evening but neither of them has fired their new pistols. Target practice involves leaving the palace and going to a range in the middle of nowhere.

Will this work as planned? Frank and Flavia don’t want to be the targets, they want to be the targees!

Take cover and read the action-riddled Episode 27, Home on the Range.

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Episode 26 of Silver Buckshot: Half-Empty Glass

Still Life with Römer, Silver Tazza and Bread Roll by Pieter Claesz, 1637.

In the morning, Flavia discovers two letters she doesn’t remember writing. One, addressed to Frank, reveals that someone will try to lure them out of the palace tonight with a ruse that wouldn’t fool a child. It’s a trap! The letter announces that they’re going to walk right into it.

Don’t miss the heart-stopping action in Episode 26, Half-Empty Glass.

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Episode 25 of Silver Buckshot: Foot of the Table

Sitting at the foot of the table
Photo credit: Warner Brothers/DC.

 

Princess Flavia is seated at the foot of the Royal Table at dinner, with Diane Maréchal, a cousin of Louisa’s, on her right hand. Diane’s parents want to know if it’s true that Louisa (the black wolf of the Maréchal family), has disgraced herself.

But the real action happens when Flavia is summoned to her father’s study after dinner, where, to her amazement, she learns … but that would be telling. Read all about it in Episode 25: Foot of the Table.

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Episode 24 of Silver Buckshot: Prune Princess

Scowling princess
Drawing courtesy of Tubbey1.

Does Frank have a tragic backstory? He’d be the first to deny it, or at least minimize it in a humorously distracting way, but he reveals something to Flavia that results in not one but two sodden handkerchiefs. Tears of laughter, maybe? Perhaps allergies?

But none of this reveals anything about the title of Episode 24: Prune Princess. You’ll just have to read it.

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