One genre I’m a big fan of is the hard boiled school of mystery fiction. I’ve written several Public Life of Sherlock Holmes posts over at Black Gate related to that topic, with a lot more on the wish list. This week’s post was on Carroll John Daly, who wrote the first hard boiled story and created the first hard boiled private eye.
Mystery field icon Lawrence Block shared the link on his Facebook page and award winner Max Allen Collins left comments on the post. Carroll John Daly hasn’t been forgotten by practicioners of the field.
Head on over to Black Gate and check it out. I hope to write up a post on one of my favorites, though somewhat lesser known series’, Erle Stanley Gardner’s Cool and Lam books.