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Other titles in the Black Mask Stories series:
Black Mask Stories #09: The Corpse Didn't Kick: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazineby Otto Penzler
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From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture. Modern computer games, films, and television are rooted in the fiction popularized by “the seminal and venerated mystery pulp magazine” (Booklist).
Otto Penzler selected and wrote introductions to the best of the best, the darkest of these dark, vintage stories for the collection The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories. Now that collection is available for the first time on audio.
Classic pulp fiction at its finest, drawn from the pages of the iconic magazine, Black Mask 9 features stories by Raymond Chandler, Whitman Chambers, Milton K. Ozaki, Norbert Davis, Ray Cummings, Steve Fisher, and Frank Gruber.
“Black Mask lives. . . . Read by top-notch performers.”
About the Author
OTTO PENZLER has edited numerous mystery anthologies including The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection (with Chris Steinbrunner) and The Lineup, both Edgar Award winners. He is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in Manhattan and founder of the Mysterious Press, now a Grove/Atlantic imprint.
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