The Snarl of the Beast

The Snarl of the Beast

by Carroll John Daly
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The Snarl of the Beast by Carroll John Daly

Race Williams, private investigator, is hired to protect a young man who may be a prison escapee, a drug addict, or the victim of an inheritance scheme. He has a horrible battle with the powers of the New York underworld.

Carroll John Daly has been credited as writing the first hard-boiled story, which appeared in the classic Black Mask pulp magazine. His private detective, Race Williams, appeared before Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op character debut.

This is a FICTION HOUSE PRESS facsimile reproduction of the original 1927 first edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937022600
Publisher: Resurrected Press
Publication date: 11/04/2013
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 1,040,125
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Carroll John Daly (September 14, 1889-January 16, 1958) was an American author of crime fiction. Born in Yonkers, New York, he was one of the early writers for the magazine Black Mask, he is credited with writing the first true hard-boiled detective story, "The Knights of the Open Palm" which was published in the magazine in June, 1923, several months before the first of Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op stories. During his career which spanned four decades he wrote well over a hundred stories and fifteen novels. Many of these featured the character Race Williams, the prototypical hard-boiled private detective from New York. He died in Los Angeles, California.

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The Snarl of the Beast 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historical and long-unavailable hardboiled crime fiction. You'll feel comparatively safe reading this stuff.
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