As reported by Curt Phillips on the PulpMags Yahoo Group:
"Western writer Herman Hascal Giles died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in a hospice facility in Bristol, Tennessee. He was 88. Giles was well known locally as a former newspaperman and had been the publisher of our leading regional newspaper - The Bristol Herald Courior - for 30 years beginning about 1950, but pulpfans will remember him as Hascal Giles, the author of 5 novels and several dozen western short stories for MASKED RIDER and other western pulps."
He also wrote several Steve Reese novels for RANGE RIDERS WESTERN
and came out of retirement in the Eighties to write several stand-alone
traditional Western novels that were published by Zebra, I believe. I hate
to admit it, but I don't think I've ever read anything by Hascal Giles. I
probably ought to remedy that. Rest in peace.
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