Paul Cain (author)
Paul Cain was the pen name used by George Caryl Sims' (born May 30, 1902 in Des Moines, Iowa, died June 23, 1966 in North Hollywood, California), an American pulp fiction author and screenwriter. He was the author of 17 short stories in Black Mask and one book, Fast One.  Fast One is considered to be a landmark of the pulp fiction genre and was called the "high point in the ultra hard-boiled manner" by Raymond Chandler.
Writing under the pen name Peter Ruric, Sims enjoyed a brief career in Hollywood as a screenwriter during the 1930s, including writing the screenplay for the Boris Karloff vehicle The Black Cat. He died in North Hollywood in 1966.
- Essay about Paul Cain on detnovel.com
- IMDb listing for "Peter Ruric"
- Paul Cain bibliography at HARD-BOILED site (Comprehensive Bibliographies by Vladimir)
- Paul Cain: An Introduction Boris Dralyuk's extensive introduction to Cain, which includes a wealth of newly discovered biographical material; published in PAUL CAIN: THE COMPLETE STORIES and THE PAUL CAIN OMNIBUS (Mysterious Press/Open Road Media/Black Mask Library), 2013.
- Boris Dralyuk's review article on The Complete Slayers (Centipede, 2012) at the Los Angeles Review of Books.
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