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Featured Authors > Carroll John Daly

(1889-1958) (U.S. Author), Carroll John Daly created the first hard-boiled detective in his 1922 story The False Burton Combs. Daly's most famous detective, Race Williams, was the prototypical hardboiled detective made of equal doses of street toughness and quick thinking action. Race always managed to escape impossible situations, usually by shooting his way out. Daly's other main characters, Vee Brown and Satan Hall, were made from the same hardboild mold.

Daly was a regular contributor for the pulps, specifically the two leading detective magazines: Black Mask in the 1920s and Dime Detective in the 1930s. He was always a readers favorite for his action packed stories and his quick wit and humor.