Carroll John Daly

Carrol John Daly Born in Yonkers, New York, Daly graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and is celebrated for creating the hard boiled detective (Hillerman).

Otto Penzler summed up the credit Daly is due in an interview with NPR saying "He created the hard-boiled private eye character...and he followed that with writing more than one story about the same character, so he created the first series about a detective" (Montagne)