RARA-AVIS: Daly and Spillane

From: Michael Robison ( miker_zspider@yahoo.com)
Date: 04 Dec 2003

Todd Mason wrote: William Nolan, in his THE BLACK MASK BOYS, was the first I read (though perhaps not the first to note) that Daly clearly was an antecedent of Spillane and therefore to the MANHUNT school, if one pleases...with the crucial difference being in Daly's inability to deal with sexuality in any manner more sophisticated or at least graphic than a dime-novel approach.

*************** Story I heard was that Spillane sent Daly a letter thanking him for the Race Williams influence on Mike Hammer and Daly responded by suing him.

Gotta love it.


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