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 aMurder Is Bad Luck, a aTen Carets of Lead, a and aDrop Dead Twice.a Collected here is best of the best, the hardest of the hardboiled, and the darkest of the dark of Americaas finest crime fiction. This masterpiece collection represents a high watermark of Americaas underbelly. Crime writing gets no better than this. Featuring ac Deadly Diamonds ac Dancing Rats ac A Prize Fighter Fighting for His Life ac A Parrot that Wouldnat Talk Including ac Dashiell Hammettas The Maltese Falcon as it was originally published ac 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|
|Publisher||:||Vintage - 2012-05-09|