About the Author
Frederick Nebel (1903-1967) was the author of scores of short stories and novels over his long career. In the heyday of Black Mask, two series stood head and shoulders above the rest: Dashiell Hammett’s adventures of the Continental Op, and Frederick Nebel’s saga of Richmond City. Both authors excelled in their mastery of the hardboiled style, the depth and humor of their characters, the richness of their settings and the varied scope of their stories. But while Hammett is now a household name, Nebel has been largely relegated to the shadows. Until now, with the Frederick Nebel Library.