Race Williams’ Double Date and Other Stories


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By Carroll John Daly
Introduction by Evan Lewis

“It’s fascinating to read these compelling, powerful stories from the father of the private eye genre, written
in the shadow of his successful son, Mickey Spillane.”
—Max Allan Collins, Edgar Award winning author of Road to Perdition.

For two and a half decades Carroll John Daly was a driving force in crime fiction, inventing the hard-boiled school of detection. Stories of his character Race Williams are unrivaled in their headlong pace and breathtaking action.

Finally, nine of the best stories by one of the most influential detective writers of all time are collected in this volume showcasing his storytelling ability at its peak.

Included are:

  • This Corpse on Me
  • Avenging Angel
  • Race Williams’ Double Date
  • Murder Yet To Come
  • This Corpse Is Free!
  • Gas
  • Manhunter
  • You’ll Remember Me
  • I’ll Feel Better When You’re Dead
  • Appendix A—The Ambulating Lady (nonfiction)
Race Williams’ Double Date is the first major anthology of Carroll John Daly’s work.
Selected and with a foreword by Stephen Mertz.
Introduction by Evan Lewis.
Cover design by Tom Roberts.

“The first and only style of writing that ever influenced me.”—Mickey Spillane

“Two men invented the hard-boiled detective story: Carroll John Daly and Dashell Hammett.”—Lee Server, Danger Is My Business

Book Details

Title: Race Williams’ Double Date
Author: Carroll John Daly
Genre: Detective/Mystery
ISBN: 978 -1-884449-24-6
Price: Trade paperback / 257 pages / Price: $19.95 US

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 × .6 × 9 in