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By Raoul Whitfield

On writer Raoul Whitfield, from Wikipedia: Whitfield was once born in ny in 1896. He spent a part of his adolescence within the Philippines together with his father, the civil servant William H. Whitfield. In 1916, Whitfield fell ailing and was once back to the U. S. for remedy. 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 global warfare I. Whitfield 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, decided worker". Whitfield turned top recognized 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, conflict tales, conflict tales, Blue publication, Everybody's journal, Boys' lifestyles 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 by means of staccato, hammer-like writing". Whitfield ceased writing fiction and moved to Hollywood within the overdue Nineteen Thirties. even though he was once relatively prosperous, by means of the Forties he had misplaced so much of his cash. Later, Whitfield shrunk tuberculosis and needed to be hospitalized. He died from the illness in January 1945.

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