Race Williams' Double Date

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"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.

race_williams_double_date_websiteFor 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
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#2 2013-06-04 10:49
Any update on the release date? I have been anticipating this since it was announced!
#1 2012-07-02 12:42
Finally a new Race Williams collection! You guys are killin' me with the amazing stuff you are coming out with.
Is there praytell a street date for this?

There are four Race Williams stories in this collection which also features several other works by Daly written late in his career. Thank you for the interest. Tom Roberts/Publisher

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