Re: RARA-AVIS: Hammett or Daly?

Bob Toomey (
Mon, 25 Oct 1999 21:47:37 -0400

> So Hammett's the first successful hard-boiled detective novel ...

In his day, Carroll John Daly was highly successful, in terms of pay and popularity, more so than Hammett. Hammett ultimately passed him in these areas, and in critical acceptance as well. But once again, Daly was there first.


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