Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Gone, No Forewarning

As has been reported elsewhere, San Francisco crime novelist Joe Gores--creator of the Dan Kearney and Associates (DKA files) series, and the author of Spade & Archer, his prequel to Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon--has passed away at age 79.

More details to follow.


Bob Randisi said...

Odd that he would die so close to the 50th anniversary of Hammett's passing. Karma.


Max Allan Collins said...

A fine writer, and one of the sweetest guys you could ever hope to meet.

Also one of the few real P.I.s to write private eye fiction, and a major contributor of such.