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Teaching the American Twenties: Exploring the Decade through Literature and Art

The Murder Mystery

Excerpt of "Beyond the Law" from the January 1925 issue of Black Mask

Erle Stanley Gardner
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Erle Stanley Gardner and Dashiell Hammett published their early stories in Black Mask, a monthly crime fiction magazine. Debuting in 1920, it was popular throughout the decade. This two-page excerpt of "Beyond the Law" by Erle Stanley Gardner is from the January 1925 issue of Black Mask.

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