Flashback: CALL IT MURDER IF YOU LIKE: RACE WILLIAMS AS CREATED BY CARROLL JOHN DALY Jul06

Flashback: CALL IT MURDER IF YOU LIKE: RACE WILLIA...

This originally appeared in issue 8 (Sept/Oct 2005) CALL IT MURDER IF YOU LIKE: RACE WILLIAMS AS CREATED BY CARROLL JOHN DALY By Gary Warren Niebuhr Carroll John Daly (1889-1958) is credited with being the father of the private eye novel. When the short story “The False Burton Combs” appeared in BLACK MASK MAGAZINE (December, 1922), it heralded a new type of character: a nameless professional detective independent of the police force, identified as a “gentleman adventurer.” Three Gun Terry Mack, featured in the BLACK MASK (May 15, 1923) story “Three Gun Terry” followed. The famous quote, “I ain’t a crook and I ain’t a dick,”...

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