Cover image for Black mask stories. 4, The parrot that wouldn't talk and other stories
Title:
Black mask stories. 4, The parrot that wouldn't talk and other stories
Author:
Penzler, Otto, editor.
Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
[Minneapolis] : HighBridge Company, [2011]

[2011], ℗2011
Physical Description:
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Classic pulp fiction at its finest, drawn from the pages of the iconic magazine, Black Mask 4 features stories by Katherine Brocklebank, Thomas Walsh, Raoul Whitfield, and others.
General Note:
Title from disc label.

Duration: 7:00:00.
Language:
English
Contents:
Bracelets / Diamonds mean death / Murder in the ring / Parrot that wouldn't talk / Let the dead alone
Added Corporate Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Black mask.
ISBN:
9781611744675
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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Summary

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 ).

Never before on audio, these vintage stories are darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.

Includes: Black Mask was the apotheosis of American crime writing. It was the magazine where the first hardboiled detective story appeared. It was the modest domain in which such literary titans as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start. Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.

Includes: "Ten Carats of Lead" by Stewart Sterling; read by Alan Sklar "Murder Is Bad Luck" by Wyatt Blassingame; read by Oliver Wyman "Her Dagger Before Me" by Talmadge Powell; read by Pete Larkin "One Shot" by Charles G. Booth; read by Alan Sklar "The Dancing Rats" by Richard Sa≤ read by Jeff Gurner


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Library Journal Review

This fourth installment of an eventual ten-volume series is a solid follow-up to the initial releases. Along with Walter C. Brown's title story, this outing includes "Bracelets" by Katherine Brocklebank, the series' only female author, and Thomas Walsh's "Diamonds Mean Death." Raoul Whitfield's "Murder in the Ring" and Merle Constiner's "Let the Dead Alone" are the program's standouts. Tackling professional boxing and the crooked owners and promoters interested only in money, "Murder in the Ring" is as gritty a story as you'll ever hear. Narrator Jeff Gurner reads in a perfect clenched-teeth, take-no-crap voice that's nearly lethal. The story follows trainer Gus Monkly, whose big-and-dumb-as-a-slab-of-meat fighter has a title shot. Gus's old gangster pals try to chisel in on the action, but he won't have it. "Dead Alone" finds Atlanta-based investigator Luther McGavick heading to the sticks to unravel a murder with roots 20-years' deep. Narrator Oliver Wyman's reading is as laid-back as a lazy Southern afternoon. VERDICT These stories are of their politically incorrect times and contain ethnic slurs that may offend. Nonetheless, another two-fisted dream fest for hard-boiled fiction lovers.-Mike Rogers, Library Journal (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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