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    • Black Mask Audio Magazine, Volume 1

    • Classic Hard-Boiled Tales from the Original Black Mask
    • By: Hugh B. Cave, Paul Cain, Frederick Nebel, and others
    • Narrated by: Hollywood Theater of the Ear
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56

    In the1930s and '40s, Black Mask was the single most important magazine for the modern mystery field. Here writers such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Earl Stanley Gardner reshaped the established view of mystery fiction, creating the "hard-boiled" private eye. Now this series resurrects from those pages the toughest of tough detectives in sonic dramatizations from the award-winning Hollywood Theater of the Ear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beware

    • By joan on 10-27-11

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Trouble Chaser

    • A Classic Hard-Boiled Tale from the Original Black Mask
    • By: Paul Cain
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald, Christine Williams, Bill Hughes, and others
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A starlet's plot to blackmail a film-studio executive results in her murder. Only the "trouble chaser" can clear her volatile lover and solve the crime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nostalgia thriller

    • By Armando Cisneros on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $1.74

    • Fast One

    • The Most Hard-Boiled Novel of the 1930s!
    • By: Paul Cain
    • Narrated by: John Bell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It's the last days of Prohibition and the first days of the Depression and East Coast crime bosses are vying for control of Los Angeles. Caught in the middle of the intrigues is Gerry Kells, a former New York enforcer now living a life of ease on the West Coast. As the fiercely independent Kells rejects the appeals of various crime bosses who want to make use of his talents, powerful forces align against him. Being framed for a murder turns out to be the least of his troubles....

    • The Most Hard-Boiled Novel of the 1930s!
    • By: Paul Cain
    • Narrated by: John Bell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 07-07-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pigeon Blood: A Classic Hard-Boiled Tale from the Original Black Mask

    • By: Paul Cain
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner, Lorna Raver, Bill Hughes, and others
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    A society matron's life is threatened after she engineers the theft of her own priceless jewelry to pay off a gambling debt. Only a debonair connoisseur of crime can save her and recover her gems. For a price.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Noir as it should be.

    • By HIYBRID on 02-15-13

    Regular price: $1.74

    • Black

    • A Classic Hard-Boiled Tale from the Original Black Mask
    • By: Paul Cain
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald, Christine Williams, Malcolm Hillgartner, and others
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    A big-city tough guy comes to a small Minnesota town to settle a deadly fight between the local crime boss and his chief rival - his son.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Might have a pretty nice b-movie.

    • By Mark C. Cappuccio on 04-15-18

    Regular price: $1.74