Green Ice

By Raoul Whitfield

On writer Raoul Whitfield, from Wikipedia: Whitfield used to be born in ny in 1896. He spent a part of his formative years within the Philippines along with his father, the civil servant William H. Whitfield. In 1916, Whitfield fell sick and was once back to the U. S. for therapy. After improving, Whitfield travelled to Hollywood and labored as a silent-film actor. Later, he joined the U. S. Air strength and served within the Flying Cadets within the final months of worldwide warfare I. Whitfield all started writing for pulp magazines in 1924, and primary seemed in Black masks in 1926. Black masks may turn into Whitfield's major industry; the magazine's editor Joseph Shaw defined Whitfield as a "hard, sufferer, made up our minds worker". Whitfield grew to become top identified within the journal for his tales approximately Jo Gar, a Filipino detective. those tales, set within the cosmopolitan boiling pot of inter-war Manila, have been released jointly in 2002 as Jo Gar's Casebook. Whitfield befriended Dashiell Hammett in the course of his tenure at the journal. as well as Black masks, Whitfield additionally wrote fiction for event, Air Trails, warfare tales, conflict tales, Blue publication, Everybody's journal, Boys' existence and Breezy tales. Whitfield's debut novel, eco-friendly Ice, used to be released in 1930. within the ny night submit, Hammett praised eco-friendly Ice: "Here are 280 pages of bare motion pounded into difficult compactness through staccato, hammer-like writing". Whitfield ceased writing fiction and moved to Hollywood within the past due Nineteen Thirties. even if he was once rather filthy rich, by means of the Nineteen Forties he had misplaced such a lot of his funds. Later, Whitfield gotten smaller tuberculosis and needed to be hospitalized. He died from the affliction in January 1945.

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