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The Black Mask Boys Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Black Mask Boys

This book is a collection of short stories by the masters in the hard-boiled school of detective fiction taken from the pages of early pulp magazines of the 30s. Has early work of famous authors like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Carroll John Daly and Erle Stanley Gardner.
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Chapter Analysis of The Black Mask Boys

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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   depressing/sad How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   drug dealers    -   finding a known killer

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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