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.nbsp;
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Black Mask was the apotheosis of noir.nbsp; It was the magazine where the first hardboiled detective story, which was written by Carroll John Daly appeared.nbsp; 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 "Murder Is Bad Luck," "Ten Carets of Lead," and "Drop Dead Twice." Collected here is best of the best, the hardest of the hardboiled, and the darkest of the dark of America's finest crime fiction. This masterpiece collection represents a high watermark of America's underbelly. Crime writing gets no better than this.
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Featuring

nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp;Deadly Diamonds
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp;Dancing Rats
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp;A Prize Fighter Fighting for His Life
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp;A Parrot that Wouldn't Talk
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Includingnbsp;

nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp;Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon as it was originally published
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;*nbsp;Lester Dent's Luck in print for the first time
Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2010
ISBN: 9780307455437
Branch Call Number: BLACK
Characteristics: 1116 p
Additional Contributors: Penzler, Otto

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RichardPaul
Jan 28, 2011

The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories ----
edited and with a foreword by Otto Penzler ; introduction by Keith Alan Deutsch c - 2010 ----

Takes a while to read do to font size and font tone is light. ----

Still the stories range from good to excellent. ----

Enjoy! ----

RichardPaul

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michael12
Dec 13, 2010

Some great stories, and some that are so-so. The original version of The Maltese Falcon is here, and proves that the best lines from the movie come from the book (or in this case the serial).

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Apr 07, 2011

RichardPaul thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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