Re: RARA-AVIS: Race Williams and the KKK

From: Chris Routledge (
Date: 23 May 2001

>Daly pretty much just made something up. The people
>he wrote about never existed--not even close. He just
>invented a character that survived in the supposed
>no-man's-land between the law and the criminals

Actually there are pretty good fictionalizations of Pinkerton detectives in Conan Doyle, so hard-boiled detectives must already have had some cultural weight - Daly may have popularized the H-B dick in the US, but there are precedents both fictional and non-fictional.


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