They won't hurt if you lie still. Besides, I remember that clout on the head. . . Irene, you and I are going to have a very short conversation. First, let me tell you that Babe Delaney is in the hospital with a bullet in his guts. Alfred, that nice-faced little doggie, is in the same hospital with a bullet in his leg. Alfred got Babe. I got Alfred. A collection of six storThey won't hurt if you lie still. Besides, I remember that clout on the head. . . Irene, you and I are going to have a very short conversation. First, let me tell you that Babe Delaney is in the hospital with a bullet in his guts. Alfred, that nice-faced little doggie, is in the same hospital with a bullet in his leg. Alfred got Babe. I got Alfred. A collection of six stories, some connected, featuring hard-boiled ex-cop Donny Donahue, who works for the Interstate Detective Agency. The tales ran in Black Mask magazine from 1931-1932. This collection was published in 1950. Oddly, there are only five stories featuring women among the six, though the early days of paperbacks were a bit different. Nebel began writing for Black Mask in 1926. His first series starred the two-man team of Captain Steve McBride and reporter Kennedy. The gents were constantly busy cleaning up Richmond City. Later film adaptations replaced Kennedy with a female journalist, Torchy Blane. Nebel, recalling what his friend Dash Hammett said about Hollywood, had nothing to do with the wretched alterations to his stories, but his reputation has perhaps suffered in the films' wake....
|Title||:||Six Deadly Dames|
|Number of Pages||:||180 Pages|
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Six Deadly Dames Reviews
Nebel was one of the better of the BLACK MASK Boys, but the best were Hammett, Chandler, and Paul Cain, meaning that Nebel was good but second rate.Subjectively, his stories are great when you are in your twenties and learning all you can about the better BLACK MASK writers. They are not so good 30 years later when you hope to recapture the old magic, for the stories in this collection are just magic tricks. There is no real magic involved.Nebel is still one of the better BLACK MASK writers, but that just does not seem so important anymore. One of the stories in this collection lacks a dame, and the dames are too minor in a couple of others to warrant the title of this collection. Still, it is a great title.
It was like reading comic books. That's not a negative. These 6 stories read quickly and it's really fun to read them aloud. Nebel was a friend of Dashiell Hammett. For some reason, Hammett received all the acclaim. Nebel should be read as well. There were a few movies made from his books. Nebel's books are long out of print, no doubt, but ordering them from libraries ensures they remain on shelves and aren't sent to dumpsters.