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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Otto Penzler Narrator: various narrators Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Black Mask Magazine Series Release Date:
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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.


  • Introduction by Keith Alan Deutsch; read by Eric Conger
  • “Come and Get It” by Erle Stanley Gardner; read by Oliver Wyman
  • “Arson Plus” by Peter Collinson (Dashiell Hammett); read by Alan Sklar
  • “Fall Guy” by George Harmon Coxe; read by Pete Larkin
  • “Doors in the Dark” by Frederick Nebel; read by Pete Larkin
  • “Luck” by Lester Dent; read by Jeff Gurner

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