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Pulp Magazines

Black Mask, Popular Detective, Dime Detective Magazine

These popular American magazines, most evident in the later 1920s and the 1930s, dealt with sensationalist crime writing, often of a highly charged erotic nature, and helped evolve the laconic ‘tough guy’ style of writing. The most influential was Black Mask, but other lasting titles include Popular Detective and Dime Detective Magazine.

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