Saturday, 20 September 2008
pulp fiction The villains edited by Otto Penzler
PULP THE VILLAINS
This is a collection of pulp stories mostly culled from the pages of The Black Mask Mystery Magazine with stories from Chandler, Leslie Charteris, Cornell Woolrich and other past masters of the genre.
I don't tend to read that much short fiction, preferring the meat of a novel, but I intend to dip into this volume from time to time to familiarise myself with the foundations of the crime/hardboiled genres.
I couldn't find any credit of the cover artist in the book - only that it was designed by Two Associates so I'm not sure if it's an original illustration or a reprint from one of the old pulp classics. Still it's an handsomely produced book and should find a place on the shelf of any self respecting hardboiled/pulp fan.
The Cat Woman Earle Stanley Gardner
The Dilemma of the dead lady by Cornell Wollrich
The house of ka by Richard B. Sale
The invisible millionaire by Leslie Charteris
Faith by Dashell Hammet
Pastorale by James M. Cain
The sad serbian by Frank Gruber
You'll always remember me by Steve Fisher
Finger Man by Raymond Chandler
You'll die laughing by Norbert Davies
About Kid Deth by Raoul Whitfield
The Sinister Sphere by Fredrick Davies
Pigeon Blood by Paul Cain
The perfect Crime by C s Montanye
The Monkey murder by Earle Stanley Gardner
Crimes of Richmond by Frenderick Nebel
Posted by Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin at 17:31