Black Mask 2: Murder Is Bad Luck: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine by Pete LarkinBlack Mask 2: Murder Is Bad Luck: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine by Pete Larkin

Black Mask 2: Murder Is Bad Luck: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

Read byPete Larkin, Alan SklarEditorOtto Penzler

Audio Book (CD) | September 1, 2011

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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: “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 Sale; read by Jeff Gurner
PETE LARKIN has wide and deep voiceover and on-camera experience and has worked in virtually all media. In addition to his extensive narration and theater work, he has served as the public address announcer for the New York Mets from 1988-1993 and as a radio personality in Baltimore, Washington and New York.OTTO PENZLER has edited nume...
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Title:Black Mask 2: Murder Is Bad Luck: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary MagazineFormat:Audio Book (CD)Product dimensions:390 pages, 5.88 × 5.13 × 0.56 inShipping dimensions:5.88 × 5.13 × 0.56 inPublished:September 1, 2011Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:161174461X

ISBN - 13:9781611744613

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“Any fan of crime stories and radio shows will find these a compelling listen, spiced with a variety of accomplished narrators.”
      —The Bookwatch