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The Snarl of the Beast (Race Williams #1)

3.09 of 5 stars 3.09  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  3 reviews
"The Snarl of the Beast" was originally serialized over several issues of the "Black Mask" magazine and retains some of its episodic structure. The novel is almost total action, with very little mystery or detection, and minimal characterization. And, in that, it is a classic in the best tradition of crime fiction. The plot is uncomplicated: Race Williams, private investig ...more
Hardcover, 318 pages
Published February 1st 1982 by Gregg Pr (first published 1927)
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John Wilson
Daly may be my favorite "bad" writer. But, lord, I can only take him in small doses.
Andrew Vachss
Father of the modern hard-boiled detective novel.
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I started reading this book as I've been looking for some decent werewolf novels that aren't erotic or "furry" novels. I'm not sure how this book ended up on my list except maybe by accident.

It was written in the late 1920's and the author is hailed as one of the first real detective novelists. He has a great writing style and wonderful descriptions, but I'm just not interested in reading a detective novel right now.
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With a single screen writing credit to his name, Carroll John Daly is an unlikely mention as being the originator of the private eye... but he just might be. And he was, by contemporary accounts, a strange guy; born in Yonkers, New York in 1889, he most certainly was neurotic, agoraphobic and had a severe fear of dentists. These considerable obstacles to a conventional career were fortuitously off ...more
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