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Black Mask 2: Murder IS Bad Luck: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine (The Black Lizard: Black Mask Audio #2)

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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 co ...more
Audio CD, 390 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by HighBridge Company
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Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
“Ten Carats of Lead” by Stewart Sterling; read by Alan Sklar

I really liked this story. The climax was so good and I didn't see it coming at all. (view spoiler)
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Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I love the era, and the stories from that time. This doesn't disappoint.
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In the1920’s and 30’s, America fell in love with detective stories. To meet the demand for crime fiction, several pulp magazines were born, featuring works of short detective fiction by a variety of authors who were unknown at the time, but who became very famous in the years hence. Dime Detective, Detective Story, and most famous Black Mask are just a few examples of these pulp magazines. Although Black Mask originally contained stories from a variety of genres such as adventure, western, and e ...more
David Macpherson
Jun 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
An audio collection of five stories from Black Mask. This is fun stuff. I love stories that are written for no other reason than to be entertainment. The first story Ten Carats of Lead was a tough unrepentant New York crime tale that was sexist, homophobic and racist and sadly a lot of fun. The last story was an awesome world war two crime thriller where the Axis are going to wipe out the population of Oahu with plague infested rats. I loved it. Fun stuff
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