Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps The Best Crime Stories from the Pulps During Their Golden Age - The '20s, '30s and '40s

ISBN-10: 0307280489
ISBN-13: 9780307280480
Edition: 2007
Authors: Otto Penzler
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Description: The biggest, the boldest, the most comprehensive collection of Pulp writing ever assembled. Weighing in at over a thousand pages, containing over forty-seven stories and two novels, this book is big baby, bigger and more powerful than a freight  More...

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1168
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.102
Language: English

The biggest, the boldest, the most comprehensive collection of Pulp writing ever assembled. Weighing in at over a thousand pages, containing over forty-seven stories and two novels, this book is big baby, bigger and more powerful than a freight train--a bullet couldn't pass through it. Here are the best stories and every major writer who ever appeared in celebrated Pulps like "Black Mask," "Dime Detective," "Detective Fiction Weekly," and more. These are the classic tales that created the genre and gave birth to hard-hitting detectives who smoke criminals like packs of cigarettes; sultry dames whose looks are as lethal as a dagger to the chest; and gin-soaked hideouts where conversations are just preludes to murder. This is crime fiction at its gritty best. Including: - Three stories by Raymond Chandler, Cornell Woolrich, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Dashiell Hammett. - Complete novels from Carroll John Daly, the man who invented the hard-boiled detective, and Fredrick Nebel, one of the masters of the form. - A never before published Dashiell Hammett story. - Every other major pulp writer of the time, including Paul Cain, Steve Fisher, James M. Cain, Horace McCoy, and many many more of whom you've probably never heard. - Three deadly sections-The Crimefighters, The Villains, and Dames-with three unstoppable introductions by Harlan Coben, Harlan Ellison, and Laura Lippman Featuring: - Plenty of reasons for murder, all of them good. - A kid so smart-he'll die of it. - A soft-hearted loan shark's legman learning-the hard way-never to buy a strange blonde a hamburger. - The uncanny "Moon Man" and his mad-money victims.

Otto Penzler owns the Mysterious Bookshop in New York & founded the Mysterious Press & Otto Penzler Books. He has written & edited several books, including the Edgar-winning "Encyclopedia of Mystery & Detection".

Foreword
The Crimefighters
Harlan Coben
Introduction Paul Cain: One, Two, Three
The Creeping Siamese Erle
Honest Money
Frost Rides Alone
Double Check
Stag Party
The City of Hell!
Red Wind
Wise Guy
Murder Picture
The Price of a Dime
Chicago Confetti
Two Murders, One Crime Carroll
The Third Murderer
The Villains
Introduction Erle
The Cat-Woman
The Dilemma of the Dead
The House of Kaa
The Invisible Millionaire
You’ll Always Remember Me
Faith
Pastorale
The Sad Serbian
Finger Man Erle
The Monkey Murder
About Kid Deth
The Sinister Sphere
Pigeon Blood
The Perfect Crime
You’ll Die Laughing
The Crimes of Richmond City
Raw Law
Dog Eat Dog
The Law Laughs Last
Law Without Law
Graft
The Dames
Introduction
Angel Face
Chosen to Die
A Pinch of Snuff
Killer in the Rain
Sally the Sleuth
C. S. Montanye: A Shock for the Countess
Snowbound
The Girl Who Knew Too Much
The Corpse in the Crystal
He Got What He Asked For
Gangster’s Brand
Dance Macabre
The Girl with the Silver Eyes
The Jane from Hell’s Kitchen
The Duchess Pulls a Fast One
Mansion of Death
Concealed Weapon
The Devil’s Bookkeeper
Black Legion
Three Wise Men of Babylon
The Adventure of the Voodoo Moon
Brother Murder
Kindly Omit Flowers
Contributors
Notes
Permissions
Acknowledgments

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