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The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories by Otto Penzler
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Jul 21, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: crime-fiction-mystery, noir
Read in July, 2011

If vintage noir is your cup of tea this book will be right up your alley. Hammett, Chandler, etc. There is an author here named Frederick Brown whose writing I like a lot. I have a SF anthology of short stories by him (Parodox Lost) that I pick up now and then. He wrote for tv in the 50s and his stories are reminiscent of that. In Black Mask the tales also are reminiscent of tough guy 50s tv and 30s thru 50s noir films. As I've mentioned before - I love this kind of stuff!
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Lori Thanks for the heads up on this one. I seem to be on an endless cycle of 'retro tv'. (Most current programming leaves me cold unless it is British.) I think it is time for me to delve back into noir with some reading, too...


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