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Joe Gores dies at 79; prize-winning mystery writer
Joe Gores dies at 79; prize-winning mystery writer

Joe Gores, a former San Francisco private investigator who became a prize-winning author of hardboiled mysteries such as "Hammett," "Come Morning" and "Spade & Archer," has died. He was 79. A resident of San Anselmo, Calif., Gores died of a stomach hemorrhage Monday at Marin General Hospital in nearby Greenbrae, said Tim Gould, his stepson. Gores, who began his career selling short stories to magazines in the late 1950s, received an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1970 for best first novel, "A Time of Predators." He won two other Edgar Awards — in 1970 for best short story, "Goodbye, Pops"; and in 1976 for best...

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