The Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon


Dashiell Hammett



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The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, and Selected Stories
Dashiell Hammett
One of the most popular American writers of the twentieth century, Dashiell Hammett gave us crime fiction stripped down to its most subtle and searing essentials and, at the same time, elevated to literature. The...



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The Glass Key
Dashiell Hammett
Of Hammett's sixth book, published in 1931, The New York Times wrote "the developing relationships among the characters are as exciting as the unfolding...



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The Thin Man
Dashiell Hammett
Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis.



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The Continental Op
Stories
Dashiell Hammett
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...



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Red Harvest
Dashiell Hammett
When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and...