Race Williams

72 books in series
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Knights of the Open Palm Publisher's Summary

The first hard-boiled detective, Race Williams, runs up against the Klan in his premiere adventure, which leads him to fast and tragic action. Plus two other early Daly hard-boiled classics: The False Burton Combs and Dolly. Story number one in the Race Williams series.

Carroll John Daly (1889-1958) was the creator of the first hard-boiled private eye story, predating Dashiell Hammett's first Continental Op story by several months. Daly's classic character, Race Williams, was one of the most popular fiction characters of the pulps and the direct inspiration for Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer.

This Black Mask Classic Edition was produced by Pulp-Lit Productions Studios for Steeger Properties LLC, agent for the estate of Carroll John Daly.

©1922, 1923 Carroll John Daly (P)2017 Steeger Properties LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Knights of the Open Palm

    • Race Williams, Book 1
    • By: Carroll John Daly
    • Narrated by: Finn J. D. John
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The first hard-boiled detective, Race Williams, runs up against the Klan in his premiere adventure, which leads him to fast and tragic action. Plus two other early Daly hard-boiled classics: The False Burton Combs and Dolly. Story number one in the Race Williams series. Carroll John Daly (1889-1958) was the creator of the first hard-boiled private eye story, predating Dashiell Hammett's first Continental Op story by several months.

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 2

    • Three Thousand to the Good

    • Race Williams, Book 2
    • By: Carroll John Daly
    • Narrated by: Finn J. D. John
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
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    • Story
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    Race Williams - the classic hard-boiled detective from the pages of Black Mask Magazine - takes on the biggest blackmailing scheme of his career. Plus a bonus Daly hard-boiled classic: Paying an Old Debt. Story number two in the Race Williams series. Carroll John Daly (1889-1958) was the creator of the first hard-boiled private eye story, predating Dashiell Hammett's first Continental Op story by several months.

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  • Book 3

    • The Red Peril

    • Race Williams, Book 3 (Black Mask)
    • By: Carroll John Daly
    • Narrated by: Finn J.D. John
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For the first time, Race Williams encounters the mysterious masked Red Peril in the biggest case of his hard-boiled career thus far. Story number three in the Race Williams series. 

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  • Book 4

    • Them That Lives by Their Guns

    • Race Williams, Book 4 (Black Mask)
    • By: Carroll John Daly
    • Narrated by: Finn J.D. John
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Mr. Cardigan...if we come to terms, I'll go and fetch your daughter back. I don't want to be considered a killer, but if your son-in-law is as quick as you say, why - I'll bring your daughter home a widow!" Race Williams travels to Mexico in another hard-boiled classic from the pages of Black Mask Magazine. Story number four in the Race Williams series.

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