Black Mask

Black Mask

2 : Murder Is Bad Luck : and Other Crime Fiction From the Legendary Magazine

Audiobook CD - 2011
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Classic pulp fiction at its finest, drawn from the pages of the iconic magazine, Black Mask 2 features stories by Stewart Sterling, Wyatt Blassingame, Talmadge Powell, and others.
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.Includes: ·“Ten Carats of Lead” by Stewart Sterling; read by Alan Sklar ·“Murder Is Bad Luck” by Wyatt Blassingame; read by Oliver Wyman ·“Her Dagger Before Me” by Talmadge Powell; read by Pete Larkin ·“One Shot” by Charles G. Booth; read by Alan Sklar ·“The Dancing Rats” by Richard Sale; read by Jeff Gurner
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. Includes: “Ten Carats of Lead” by Stewart Sterling; read by Alan Sklar“Murder Is Bad Luck” by Wyatt Blassingame; read by Oliver Wyman“Her Dagger Before Me” by Talmadge Powell; read by Pete Larkin“One Shot” by Charles G. Booth; read by Alan Sklar“The Dancing Rats” by Richard Sale; read by Jeff Gurner

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : HighBridge Co., p2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781611744613
161174461X
Branch Call Number: 813.0872 B5611 2011 CD
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (420 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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