Black Mask 10: Death Stops Payment: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

Black Mask 10: Death Stops Payment: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

Audio CD(Unabridged; 7 hours)

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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:“Dirty Work” by Horace McCoy; read by Bart Tinapp“Merely Murder” by Julius Long; read by Eric Conger“Murder in One Syllable” by John D. MacDonald; read by Jeff Woodman and Carol Monda“Three Apes from the East” by H.H. Stinson; read by Scott Brick“Death Stops Payment” by D.L. Champion; read by Eric Conger

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611744859
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Series: Black Mask Series , #10
Edition description: Unabridged; 7 hours
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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Charles Ardai

“Hardboiled crime fiction was never better than in the pages of Black Mask magazine, and Black Mask has never been better than in these vibrant, exciting audio editions. Close your eyes and you can practically smell the gunfire and whiskey.”
—Charles Ardai

Robert Olen Butler

“The stories of Black Mask and the audio book are a love-match as inevitable and passionate and entrancing as a private eye and a femme fatale. This is a series that will make you want to get in your car in the middle of a rainy night and drive around listening.”
—Robert Olen Butler, author of The Hot Country, a Christopher Marlowe Cobb Thriller

Michael Kardos

“Pitch-perfect performances of stories that are as rollicking as they are artful. I drove from Delaware to Mississippi on one long Black Mask bender, and if it weren’t for the Gulf of Mexico I’d still be driving.”
—Michael Kardos, author of The Three-Day Affair

Joseph Wambaugh

“The Black Mask Audio Series from Otto Penzler is a tribute to early pulp mystery and detective fiction that was highly entertaining, exciting and terrifically written. But this collection is far more than a nostalgic salute to the past, it’s downright fun to enjoy in the present.”
—Joseph Wambaugh

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