The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories

The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories

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An unstoppable anthology of crime stories culled from Black Mask magazine the legendary publication that turned a pulp phenomenon into literary mainstream. Black Mask was the apotheosis of noir. It was the magazine where the first hardboiled detective story, which was written by Carroll John Daly appeared. It was the slum in which such American literary titans like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler got their start, and it was the home of stories with titles like a€œMurder Is Bad Luck, a€ a€œTen Carets of Lead, a€ and a€œDrop Dead Twice.a€ Collected here is best of the best, the hardest of the hardboiled, and the darkest of the dark of Americaa€™s finest crime fiction. This masterpiece collection represents a high watermark of Americaa€™s underbelly. Crime writing gets no better than this. Featuring a€c Deadly Diamonds a€c Dancing Rats a€c A Prize Fighter Fighting for His Life a€c A Parrot that Wouldna€™t Talk Including a€c Dashiell Hammetta€™s The Maltese Falcon as it was originally published a€c Lester Dent's Luck in print for the first time From the Trade Paperback edition.I know the answers to all questions, what came first, the chicken or the egg, every historical date since the beginning of time, ... And to head off the rest of you on the trick geography questions let me say right away that Kentucky has the largest anbsp;...

Title:The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories
Author:Otto Penzler
Publisher:Vintage - 2012-05-09


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