The Black Mask Boys


by William F. Nolan

William Morrow & Company, New York. 1985. Hardcover in dust jacket. Pale yellow boards with gold lettering on brown spine.


The Mysterious Press, New York. December 1987. Trade paperback. 273 pages. (5 X 8). Introduction by the author. A very good history and anthology of Black Mask. Carroll John Daly, Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner, Raoul Whitfield, Frederick Nebel, Horace McCoy, Paul Cain, and Raymond Chandler have excellent stories from the magazine. Each author has his stories in Black Mask listed.


Paperback Scan and Commentary by Bob Gaines