RE: RARA-AVIS: Race Williams and the KKK

From: George Upper (
Date: 22 May 2001

--- Mark Sullivan <> wrote:
> Todd asked which CJ Daly story is in Nolan's Black
> Mask Boys. It's
> "Three Gun Terry."
> As has been noted, "Knights of the Open Palm" is in
> Kittredge and
> Krauser's The Great American Detective.
> Finally, "The False Burton Combs" is in Herbert
> Ruhm's The Hard-Boiled
> Detective.

"The False Burton Combs" also appears in 1996's _The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories_, ed. Tony Hillerman and Rosemary Herbert.

That's a complete list of story reprints in anthologies, I believe, but there are a few other things out there. _The Adventures of Race Williams_ came out in 1988, reprinting some of Daly's later stories from _Dime Detective_ (which paid him 4 cents a word, as opposed to the 3 cents he got from Cap Shaw at _Black Mask_). I believe the stories in this volume date in the mid-thirties, but I'm not sure about that. Also in 1988, _The Adventures of Satan Hall_ came out, featuring another of Daly's popular heroes.

Only three of Daly's 17 novels have ever been reprinted, however. The 1935 _Murder from the East_ came out again in 1978; 1928's _The Snarl of the Beast_, generally considered CJD's best novel, was reprinted in 1981 and again in 1992; and _The Hidden Hand_ appeared again in 1992, 63 years after its original 1929 publication.

You know what they say about experts, right? An expert is someone who knows more and more about less and less, until they know everything about nothing. I think I'm well on my way.


===== George C. Upper III UNC-Greensboro
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