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  • The Murder Room

Stakeout on Page Street: And Other DKA Files

Joe Gores

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Dka Files, Fiction, Crime & mystery

'Mr Gores writes some of the hardest, smoothest, most lucid prose in the field' New York Times Book Review

In 1955, aged twenty-three and fresh from a Master's in English Literature, Joe Gores knew he wanted to be a writer. In the meantime, he had to pay the bills.

He became a repo man for L. A. Walker, later going into partnership with Walker's San Francisco manager, Dave Kikkert. The inspiration for Gores's DKA Files series was born.

Gores fictionalises his repo man days in these twelve 'cases'. Some of the stories were published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, and were written throughout a distinguished career. Gores won an Edgar Award in 1969 for A Time for Predators, and wrote TV scripts for Columbo, Kojak and Magnum, PI among others.

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Joe Gores

Joe Gores worked for 12 years as a private eye based in San Francisco before discovering that crime is the only fiction genre that lets you write anything you want while demanding you tell a story people want to read. Since this epiphany he has won three Edgar Allen Poe Awards.

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