The Hard-Boiled Detective
Jacket design and illustration: Fred Marcellino
Publisher: VIntage Books
Edition: First Edition Thus, Mass Market Paperback
Black Mask Magazine was a pulp monthly published from 1920 to 1951, which launched such genre superstars as Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Erle Stanley Gardner. For this anthology of classic short stories from its pages, Fred envisioned the prototype hero, hard-boiled as they come.