Re: RARA-AVIS: The Daly Story

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 04 Dec 2003

<<From what I hear, Cap didn't like his work but had to print it because the readers loved it.>>

Daly only wrote one thing well: "action". Because of that, he was very successful in Black Mask. Shaw was making money.

Daly is a precursor to the trend in cinema called "action movies". Dumb? Yes. Catering to a certain sector of the male crowd? Obviously. Good business? Of course.

If you want to read one of the worst detective novels of all time, get a copy of Daly's _The Hidden Hand_. Everything in it is crude in the extreme, including the plot. Daly makes Spillane look like a writer.



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