The Hard-Boiled Detective

Stories From Black Mask Magazine 1920-1951



edited with an introduction by Herbert Ruhm

Vintage Books, New York. January 1977. Trade paperback. 396 pages. (4 X 7). Introduction by the editor. An excellent collection from Black Mask, with stories from Carroll John Daly, Peter Collinson (Dashiell Hammett), Norbert Davis, Frederick Nebel, Raymond Chandler, Lester Dent, Erle Stanley Gardner, George Harmon Coxe, Merle Constiner, William Brandon, and others.


Scan and Commentary by Bob Gaines