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Black Mask 3--The Maltese Falcon

And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

by Jeff Gurner Narrator · Pete Larkin Narrator


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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 Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett; read by Jeff Gurner"Cry Silence" by Frederic Brown; read by Oliver Wyman"Waiting for Rusty" by William Cole; read by Pete Larkin

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Otto Penzler (Editor)

OTTO PENZLER has edited numerous mystery anthologies including The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection (with Chris Steinbrunner) and The Lineup, both Edgar Award winners. He is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in Manhattan and founder o...

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Narrator :
Oliver Wyman
Editor :
Otto Penzler
Narrator :
Jeff Gurner
Narrator :
Pete Larkin
Black Mask 3--The Maltese Falcon
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