A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
1/10/2011 Joe Gores dies on an anniversary
January 10, 2011. Joe Gores passed away, fifty years to the day after Dashiell Hammett. Both of these men were private detectives before they turned to crime fiction. Gores wrote a novel using Hammett as the main character, another that was an authorized prequel to The Maltese Falcon, and a short story in which one of his own characters worked with Hammett's Continental Op.