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Joe Gores

Born: Dec 25, 1931

Death: Jan 10, 2011

Birthplace: Rochester

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Joe Gores

Date of Birth : Dec 25, 1931
Date of Death : Jan 10, 2011
Birth Place : Rochester

Joseph Nicholas "Joe" Gores was an American mystery writer. He was known best for his novels and short stories set in San Francisco and featuring the fictional "Dan Kearney and Associates" private investigation firm specializing in repossessing cars, a thinly veiled escalation of his own experiences as a confidential sleuth and repo man. Gores was also recognized for his novels Hammett, Spade & Archer and his Edgar Award-winning or -nominated works, such as A Time of Predators, 32 Cadillacs and Come Morning.


  • Writer
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Joseph Nicholas Gores

Awards Won

  • Edgar Award for Best Short Story
  • Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author
  • Edgar Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay
  • THE EYE – Lifetime Achievement Award
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