Friday, September 13, 2013

Forgotten (and FREE) Race Williams stories: "Anyone's Corpse" by Carroll John Daly


Here's the NINTH exciting entry in our series of unreprinted Race Williams adventures. This one comes to you direct from the October 1937 issue of Dime Detective. This was a transitional time for Dime. Frederick Nebel's Cardigan had made his last appearance (of 44) in May, leaving Daly as the magazine's undisputed headliner. The next issue, November, marked the first appearance (of seven) by Raymond Chandler. February 1938 saw the debut of the Dime's second busiest character, Mr. Maddox, the creation of the mag's all-time busiest author (80 stories), Black Mask alumnus T.T. Flynn. (For these pertinent factoids I am indebted to the Altus Press book Dime Detective Companion by James L. Traylor. Great job, James.)

If you're one of the growing legion of Daly fans who received scans of the eight earlier stories (HERE) by email, you're on the list, and you'll be getting this one too. If you'd like to join, just write me at delewis1@hotmail.com and I'll shoot you all nine adventures (and more to come). Want a sample? Read on . . .




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6 comments:

David Cranmer said...

Dig (bringing that one back) those old black and white illustrations.

George said...

I'm going to sign up for these Race Williams stories. Thank you in advance!

RkR said...

Dave, you may want to check George Kelley's blog today.

Evan Lewis said...

That's what Mr. K said. Nope, not familiar with the "Marsh" novels. I'll try to fix that.

Craig Smith said...

Looking forward to the story and thanks for putting me on the list!

Kelly Robinson said...

You know it's exciting when there's a "death parade" in line one.