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Black Mask 2: Murder Is Bad Luck: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

Black Mask 2: Murder Is Bad Luck: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

Written by Otto Penzler

Narrated by Alan Sklar, Oliver Wyman and Jeff Gurner


Black Mask 2: Murder Is Bad Luck: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

Written by Otto Penzler

Narrated by Alan Sklar, Oliver Wyman and Jeff Gurner

ratings:
4.5/5 (2 ratings)
Length:
6 hours
Released:
Sep 1, 2011
ISBN:
9781611744620
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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
  • Released:
    Sep 1, 2011
    ISBN:
    9781611744620
    Format:
    Audiobook


    About the author

    OTTO PENZLER is a renowned mystery editor, publisher, columnist, and owner of New York’s The Mysterious Bookshop, the oldest and largest bookstore solely dedicated to mystery fiction. He has edited more than fifty crime-fiction anthologies. He lives in New York.

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