GORES, Joe. (Joseph N. Gores). American, b. 1931. Genres: Mystery/Crime/Suspense, Novellas/Short stories, Plays/Screenplays. Career: Full-time writer. Private investigator, L.A. Walker Co., San Francisco, 1955-57, and David Kikkert and Assocs., San Francisco, 1959-62, 1965-67; English Teacher, Kakamega Boys Secondary School, Kenya, 1963-64; Manager, Automobile Auction Co., San Francisco, 1968-76; Story Ed., B.L. Stryker, TV series, 1988-89. President, Mystery Writers of America, 1986. Extensive film and TV writing. Publications: MYSTERY NOVELS: A Time of Predators, 1969; Dead Skip, 1972; Final Notice, 1973; Interface, 1974; Hammett: A Novel, 1975; Gone, No Forwarding, 1978; Come Morning, 1986; Wolf Time, 1989; 32 Cadillacs, 1992; Dead Man, 1993; Menaced Assassin, 1994; Contract Null & Void, 1996; Cases, 1999; Cons, Scams & Grifts, 2001. OTHER: Marine Salvage, 1971; (ed.) Honolulu: Port of Call, 1974; (ed. with B. Pronzini) Tricks or Treats, 1976, in U.K. as Mystery Writers' Choice, 1977; Mostly Murder: A Short Story Collection, 1992; Speak of the Devil: 14 Tales of Crimes and Their Punishments, 1999; Stakeout on Page Street and Other DKA Files, 2000. Address: PO Box 446, Fairfax, CA 94978-0446, U.S.A.