Friday, April 14, 2017

4/14/1897 Horace McCoy is born

April 14, 1897.  The world gained a great hardboiled writer on this date when Horace McCoy made his appearance in Pegram, Tennessee.  He wrote for Black Mask among other magazines, and his novel Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye  was filmed with Jimmy Cagney.

But he is best remembered today for a different novel that was made into a famous flick: They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

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