From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Never before in audio, these vintage stories are the darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.
Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.
"Stuck a knife in my heart"
The origins of Jack "Flashgun" Casey can be traced to the 1930s detective pulp magazine Black Mask; the hard-boiled photojournalist was introduced in the March 1934 issue by former newspaperman/ad exec George Harmon Coxe. Radio audiences received a formal introduction to Coxe's creation over CBS Radio beginning on July 7, 1943.