E. R. Hagemann (essay date 1979)
SOURCE: Hagemann, E. R. “Introducing Paul Cain and his Fast One: A Forgotten Hard-Boiled Writer, a Forgotten Gangster Novel.” Armchair Detective 12, no. 1 (1979): 72-76.
[In the following essay, Hagemann presents an overview of the career of hard-boiled writer Paul Cain, author of the novel Fast One—“the best of its kind ever to appear,” according to Hagemann.]
During his professional writing career, 1932-1948, he used Paul Cain for his fiction and Peter Ruric for his movie work, passing off the latter as his real name; yet he was born George Sims in Iowa, 30 May 1902. Nothing is known of his personal life and...
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