The Continental Op
The Continental Op

Along with The Thin Man, this is my very favorite of Hammett's books. His unnamed detective appears in story after story, solving case after case, on the streets of 1920s San Francisco. The pleasure is not only in the telling, but in following, street by street, streetcar by streetcar, the Continental Op as he traverses The City, still recognizable to us almost a hundred years later. —Recommended by Jeff, City Lights Books

Short, thick-bodied, mulishly stubborn, and indifferent to pain, Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op was the prototype for generations of tough-guy detectives. In these stories the Op unravels a murder with too many clues, looks for a girl with eyes the color of shadows on polished silver, and tangles with a crooked-eared gunman called the Whosis Kid.

Title The Continental Op
Subtitle Stories
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 17 July 1989
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 352 p.
ISBN-10 0679722580
ISBN-13 9780679722588
Publication Date 17 July 1989
Main content page count 352
Weight 16 oz.

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