Now that PulpFest is only a little more than two months away (yes, that is correct - it starts on July 29), I'm getting into the mood and have broken out my copy of THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF BLACK MASK STORIES.
I started reading this great collection when it first came out but other obligations soon got in the way and I had to put it away for many months. But I can't think of better way to get into spirit of pulp than by reading some of the greatest crime fiction around.
Do any of you have recommendations for stories in this? Right now I'm reading "The Dancing Rats" by Richard Sale.
Speaking of PulpFest, go check out their web site, which is really well done and kept up-to-date. Their Links page is really comprehensive for those wanting to do research on pulp fiction.