As Black John, “the Law” on the Creek, is fond of saying, the interval between the crime and the hanging is hardly worth mentioning. This time, and with the sometime assistance of Corporal Downey, Black John deals competently with assorted skullduggery, and his many activities include—
Solving a series of pay-roll robberies,
Expertly swindling a swindler,
Seeing to it that Lady Ainslee-Higginbotham’s fortune goes to the rightful heir, and not to a hospital for homeless mongooses in Rangoon.
Then, too, the population of the Creek, made up mostly of outlaws who have tired of ducking insistent invitations from the Yukon and the United States police, has to be kept under control. Black John deals out justice to all with high accuracy, high speed, and high spirits.
The Saga of Halfaday Creek by James B. Hendryx contains the following stories:
- “Finger Prints”
- “Black John Advises”
- “Black John Finds a Missing Heir”
- “The Law Visits Halfaday Creek”
- “Dead Man’s Nugget”
- “Thunder on Halfaday”
- “Black John Solves a Crime”