Frederick Nebel was born on November 3, 1903. He was a charter member of the Black Mask school, a group of writers who worked for the magazine and championed the hardboiled detective noir style of the 1920s. While most of Nebel's published work was short stories, he also authored three novels, Sleeper's East, Fifty Roads to Town, and But Not the End. He died in Laguna Beach, California, in 1967.
Tough gumshoes, rotten yeggs, and dangerous dames
In the 1930s and '40s, Black Mask was the single most important magazine for the modern mystery field. In its pages writers such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Earl Stanley Gardner reshaped ... SEE MORE