Carroll John Daly


Born
in New York, The United States
September 14, 1889

Died
January 16, 1958

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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 offset by the genetic good fortune of having a sympathetic wealthy uncle who encouraged his writing efforts. Daly began to make a name for himself in the nickel and dime pulps in the early 1920s. He was 33 when he managed to get published in the fledgling Black Mask. His character Terry Mack is significant as the first tough-talking private eye ...more

Average rating: 4.01 · 463 ratings · 94 reviews · 79 distinct works
The False Burton Combs

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Murder from the East

3.63 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1935 — 3 editions
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The Snarl of the Beast (Rac...

3.68 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1927 — 8 editions
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The Adventures of Race Will...

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Them That Lives By Their Gu...

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The Third Murderer

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Knights of the Open Palm: R...

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Adventures of Satan Hall

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The Hidden Hand

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Three Thousand to the Good:...

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“My life is my own, and the opinions of others don't interest me...”
Carroll John Daly

“His belly was flabby, and it got softer every time I hit it. I hit it often.”
Carroll John Daly, Race Williams' Double Date and Other Stories

“The tin pan notes of a piano drift faintly into the night. A man curses and a window slams. Far distant an ash can clatters on stone and the almost human screech of a cat pierces the night.”
Carroll John Daly, The Snarl of the Beast

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