Adult Book Club: Black Mask

Thursday, October 17 @ 10am

maltese falconThe "hard boiled" detective fiction of the 1920's was also referred to as "black mask" after the magazine which featured some of the most poplular mystery writers of the day: Earl Derr Bigger (Charlie Chan); Dashiell Hammett (Sam Spade, Maltese Falcon; Nick and Nora Charles, The Thin Man); Raymond Chandler (Philip Marlowe); Erle Stanley Garner (Perry Mason); Mickey Spilane (Mike Hammer). Crime fiction comes to radio and the big screen.

 

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