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Author: Otto Penzler Narrator: Alan Winter, Carol Monda, Eric Conger, various narrators Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Black Mask Magazine Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781611744835
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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:

  • “The Black Bottle” by Whitman Chambers; read by Bart Tinapp
  • “The Corpse Didn't Kick” by Milton K. Ozaki; read by Bart Tinapp
  • “Try the Girl” by Raymond Chandler; read by Scott Brick
  • “Don't You Cry for Me” by Norbert Davis; read by Eric Conger
  • “T. McGuirk Steals a Diamond” by Ray Cummings; read by Alan Winter
  • “Wait for Me” by Steve Fisher; read by Carol Monda
  • “Ask Me Another” by Frank Gruber; read by Jeff Woodman

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About the Author

Author Otto Penzler

Otto Penzler is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He was publisher of The Armchair Detective, the founder of the Mysterious Press and the Armchair Detective Library, and created the publishing firm Otto Penzler Books. He is a two-time Edgar Award–winner and the recipient of the Ellery Queen Award. A New York Times bestselling editor of numerous anthologies, his work includes Murder for LoveMurder for RevengeMurder and ObsessionThe 50 Greatest Mysteries of All Time, and The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century. He lives in New York City.

About the Narrators

Alan Winter is an audiobook narrator whose readings include Hard Work by Roy Williams and Sexual Intelligence by Marty Klein, among others.

Carol Monda is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and accomplished voice-over artist. She is also an award-winning actor known for her work in Out of Season, After You Left, and The Gentlemen.

Eric Conger is a stage actor, voice artist, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated more than 125 fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and was a four-time finalist for the Audie Award, both as a sole narrator in 2007 and 2008 and as part of a multicast reading in 2001 and 2012. He has earned numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. His extensive voice-over work includes more than 5,000 narrations for commercial ventures. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris, he also works as a writer and playwright. He has appeared in over fifty plays and has also translated plays of Molière and Feydeau for regional theaters.

Louis L’Amour (1908–1988) was an American author whose Western stories are loved the world over. Born in Jamestown, North Dakota, he was the most decorated author in the history of American letters. In 1982 he was the first American author ever to be awarded a Special National Gold Medal by the United States Congress for lifetime literary achievement, and in 1984 President Reagan awarded him the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the nation. He was also a recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award.