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    The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories by Otto Penzler

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 "Murder Is Bad Luck," "Ten Carets of Lead," and "Drop Dead Twice."

Year: 2010
Genre: Hardboiled Detective

    Black Mask - Fall 2017 by Lester Dent

The greatest American detective magazine of all time is back with an all-new story by the creator of Doc Savage, Lester Dent. Also featuring classic hard-boiled detective stories by Horace McCoy, Wyatt Blassingame, Day Keene, Herbert Koehl, Kent Richards, Stephen McBarron, Dwight V. Babcock, Hugh B. Cave, and Edgar Franklin, all from the golden age of pulp fiction.

Year: 2017

    A Comprehensive Index to Black Mask, 1920-1951 by E.R. Hagemann

Professor Hagemann, for many years interested in the hard-boiled, tough guy writers, has completed this comprehensive index to Black Mask magazine.A task that took many years as a labor of love, this study is a thorough andaccurate index to a magazine that furnished a publishing place for many of thewriters of hard-boiled detective fiction.

Year: 2018
Genre: on Pulp Fiction

    Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind Black Mask by Milton T. Shaw

Between 1926 and 1936, Shaw edited Black Mask magazine. The pioneering first stories of Carroll John Daly and Dashiell Hammett had just begun to appear in its pages. Shaw recognized in their hard-boiled treatment of the American crime story the potential for a new literary school. Working closely with his hand-picked writers, he pulled the magazine back from the brink of cancellation, and transformed the staid detective story into a vigorous and modern genre, discovering and championing important inheritors

Year: 2019
Genre: on Pulp Fiction

 

 

Got ItWant ItRead ItYearTitle

-- -- --1930 The Maltese Falcon   by Dashiell Hammett
-- -- --1939 Trouble Is My Business   by Raymond Chandler
-- -- --2010 The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories   by Otto Penzler
-- -- --2017 Black Mask - Fall 2017   by Lester Dent
-- -- --2018 A Comprehensive Index to Black Mask, 1920-1951   by E.R. Hagemann
-- -- --2019 Joseph T. Shaw: The Man Behind Black Mask   by Milton T. Shaw