The Black Mask Boys: Masters in the Hard-Boiled School of



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  1. Cathy DuPont Cathy DuPont says:

    Here s one for my hard boiled book collection William F Nolan who has won two Edgars, is known for his expertise in the field of writers of the Black Mask Nolan s Bio is quite extensive Most of the short stories in this fine book have not been published since the 1930 s when they were originally published the first time in Black Mask And some of the authors I ve never heard of such as Carroll John Daly or Federick Nebel and my favorite Raoul Whitfield His real name, too My favorite Here s one for my hard boiled book collection William F Nolan who has won two Edgars, is known for his expertise in the field of writers of the Black Mask Nolan s Bio is quite extensive Most of the short stories in this fine book have not been published since the 1930 s when they were originally published the first time in Black Mask And some of the authors I ve never heard of such as Carroll John Daly or Federick Nebel and my favorite Raoul Whitfield His real name, too My favorite story was by Dashiell Hammett but they were all good Some werepolished than others but they were all good Reading from another link about writing, Chandler says this The things that last or should I admit they sometimes miss come from deeper levels of a writer s being, and the particular form used to frame them has very little to do with their value The test of a writer is whether you want to read him again years after he should by the rules be dated. He certainly nailed the quality of the written word AndThe essence of a book When a book, any sort of book, reaches a certain intensity of artistic performance, it becomes literature That intensity may be a matter of style, situation, character, emotional tone, or idea, or half a dozen other things It may also be a perfection of control over the movement of a story similar to the control a great pitcher has over the ball.At the time 1930 s 40 s there were editors and writers who disdained hard boiled and noir saying it should not be considered real literature Then I read that that was the reason the Edgar Awards were created Everyone knows I love hard boiled and noir regardless of what others may say I say to them phooey


  2. Carla Remy Carla Remy says:

    The non fiction parts were pretty good, especially the actual history of the pulp Black Mask The fiction, well, I d already read the pieces by Hammett and Chandler, and the others involve series characters from the days of the magazine, and I didn t really care But, like I said, the non fiction parts were good I really appreciated reading about Horace McCoy.


  3. David David says:

    Stories included Three Gun Terry 1923 by Carroll John Daly Bodies Piled Up 1923 by Dashiell Hammett Hell s Kettle 1930 by Erle Stanley Gardner Sal the Dude 1929 by Raoul Whitfield Rough Justice 1930 by Frederick Nebel Frost Flies Alone original title Frost Rides Alone 1930 by Horace McCoy Gundown original title Murder Done in Blue 1933 by Paul Cain and Blackmailers Don t Shoot 1933 by Raymond Chandler.William F Nolan gathers eight representative Stories included Three Gun Terry 1923 by Carroll John Daly Bodies Piled Up 1923 by Dashiell Hammett Hell s Kettle 1930 by Erle Stanley Gardner Sal the Dude 1929 by Raoul Whitfield Rough Justice 1930 by Frederick Nebel Frost Flies Alone original title Frost Rides Alone 1930 by Horace McCoy Gundown original title Murder Done in Blue 1933 by Paul Cain and Blackmailers Don t Shoot 1933 by Raymond Chandler.William F Nolan gathers eight representative stories from Black Mask s heavy hitters and seasons the mix with a history of the magazine, biographical overviews of the writers, and bibliographies of their work for Black Mask Unfortunately, by almost any critical yardstick, Black Mask fiction is pretty bad Joseph T Shaw, who edited the magazine during its glory years, was interested in good writing, but he wasinterested in series characters who would build and keep a base of loyal readers Thus, the many, many appearances of Carroll John Daly s Race Williams, whom even Shaw knew to be terrible On the whole, the best story here no surprise is Dashiell Hammett s Bodies Piled Up, which manages to be brilliant even if it doesn t add up to much as a story And this is the perspective from which Black Mask fiction is best enjoyed as collections of moments rather than as unified narratives Approached in this way, even Carroll John Daly s Three Gun Terry the world s first hard boiled detective story can be fun


  4. Aidan Aidan says:

    This book is a general collection of hard boiled stories from Black Mask, from the 30 s, to the end of the magazine, Starting in chronological order with Carrol John Daly and ending with Raymond Chandler Each author gets a biography and a representative short story, with an included history of Black Mask magazine I originally bought this book for one reason to read Carrol John Daly s story Three Gun Terry, now well known as the first Hard Boiled PI story But I ended up sticking with the This book is a general collection of hard boiled stories from Black Mask, from the 30 s, to the end of the magazine, Starting in chronological order with Carrol John Daly and ending with Raymond Chandler Each author gets a biography and a representative short story, with an included history of Black Mask magazine I originally bought this book for one reason to read Carrol John Daly s story Three Gun Terry, now well known as the first Hard Boiled PI story But I ended up sticking with the book and reading it to the end out of the pure quality of the work elsewhere The first, and clearest benefit of reading this book is the pure passion and the intense research that the author William F Nolan has put into the biographies and the general history of Black Mask The stories were very well selected, and Nolan made sure not only to get a great one that represented the best of an author, but also to get one that was also completely unprinted elsewhere I m not sure if that s true across the board considering the book was published in the 80 s and I d think Hammett s Continental Op story, and Chandlers Mallory story have both appeared elsewhere , I could imagine for some otherobscure authors that could still be true My personal favorite stories came from Carrol John Daly, Raoul Whitfield, and Raymond Chandler I very much enjoyed this book, not only as a great collection of representative short stories, or as a great mini biography of many interesting authors, but also as an introduction to Black Mask and many of the pulps from the 30 s and 40 s


  5. Jack Heath Jack Heath says:

    Synopsis shorts stories from Hammett, Chandler, Gardner, Daley, Whitfield, McCoy, Cain and others.


  6. Justin Justin says:

    Good introduction to the Black Mask era of hardboiled writers.


  7. Rogue Reader Rogue Reader says:

    Classics, part of the must read mystery canon.


  8. Steven Steven says:

    Great collection of pulp noir writers pulled together by a very good word wrangler himself with some interesting things to say in introductions et al.


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About the Author: William F. Nolan

William F Nolan is best known as the co author with George Clayton Johnson of Logan s Run a science fiction novel that went on to become a movie, a television series and is about to become a movie again and as single author of its sequels His short stories have been selected for scores of anthologies and textbooks and he is twice winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award from the Mystery Writers of America Nolan was born in 1928 in Kansas City Missouri He attended the Kansas City Art Institute and worked as an artist for Hallmark Cards He moved to California in the late 1940s and studied at San Diego State College He began concentrating on writing rather than art and, in 1952, was introduced by fellow Missouri native and established writer Ray Bradbury to another young up and coming author, Charles Beaumont Moving to the Los Angeles area in 1953, Nolan became along with Bradbury, Beaumont, and Richard Matheson part of the inner core of the soon to be highly influential Southern California Group of writers By 1956 Nolan was a full time writer Since 1951 he has soldthan 1500 stories, articles, books, and other works.