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Publisher's Summary

A society matron's life is threatened after she engineers the theft of her own priceless jewelry to pay off a gambling debt. Only a debonair connoisseur of crime can save her and recover her gems. For a price.
©1961 Keith Alan Deutsch (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What listeners say about Pigeon Blood: A Classic Hard-Boiled Tale from the Original Black Mask

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Noir as it should be.

A classic tale in the style of the greats, Chandler and Hammett. While reading it you can almost see the black and white movie version in your mind. Better than pulp fiction but the author never sufferred the aclaim of the greats. Too bad, this is a top notch addition to the genre. Read it, listen to it, enjoy.

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Guns, rubies, and a fixer inhabit this hard-boiled crime drama. Produced like a radio drama. Originally published in 1933.

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Mediocre

Rather average detective story with obvious twists and two dimensional characters. Time killer, if you have nothing better to do.

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Very good narrative performance.

See subject. I'm looking forward to more Black Mask stories made available by Audible.

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  • 07-21-21

Old Time Noir Radio Drama

Pigeon Blood is an above average radio drama from the 1930's, From the story by Paul Cain... Great cast of narrators.

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Amazing story and acting

I felt as if I was a part of the action. Superb storyline. Great “hero”. A real throwback to the golden days of radio

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  • 09-10-22

Twists and turns adventure

Surprises red herrings old fashioned crime thriller with an attorney
Detective and femme fe tale for good measure