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The Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon
by Dashiell Hammett
From "a master of the detective novel [and] one hell of a writer" (The Boston Globe) comes a coolly glittering gem of detective fiction that has haunted three generations of readers.A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Red Harvest (The Continental Op Book 1)
Red Harvest (The Continental Op Book 1)
by Dashiell Hammett
Detective-story master Dashiell Hammett gives us yet another unforgettable read in Red Harvest: 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...
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The Continental Op: 21 Classic Detective Stories
The Continental Op: 21 Classic Detective Stories
by Dashiell Hammett
Before Sam Spade, before Philip Marlowe, before Mike Hammer, before Lew Archer, and before every hard-boiled detective in mystery fiction there was the Continental Op. Who was he? No one knows, since Dashiell Hammett never gives his name. He’s a private investigator and operative stationed in the San Francisco office of the Continental...
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The Hunter: And Other Stories
The Hunter: And Other Stories
by Dashiell Hammett
“This fascinating collection of hitherto unpublished or ungathered tales . . . will be a treat for any fan of the father of the hardboiled detective story.” —The Wall Street Journal   A unique publication from one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, The Hunter and Other Stories includes new Dashiell Hammett stories gleaned...
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The Girl with the Silver Eyes: A Tale of the Continental Op
The Girl with the Silver Eyes: A Tale of the Continental Op
by Dashiell Hammett
A Tale of the Continental OpThe man who had disturbed my Sunday morning sleep—I found when I reached the Glenton—was a slim, white-faced person of about twenty-five, with big brown eyes that were red-rimmed just now from either sleeplessness or crying, or both. His long brown hair was rumpled when he opened the door to admit me; and he...
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The Tenth Clue and Eight Other Continental Op Stories
The Tenth Clue and Eight Other Continental Op Stories
by Dashiell Hammett
From the author of The Thin Man stories and The Maltese Falcon, here's more treasure rescued from 1924 magazines"The Tenth Clue" from Black Mask, January 1, 1924, pp. 3-23."Night Shots" from Black Mask, February 1, 1924, pp. 33-44."Zigzags of Treachery" from Black Mask, March 1, 1924, pp. 80-102."One Hour" from Black Mask, April 1, 1924...
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THE MALTESE FALCON
THE MALTESE FALCON
by Dashiell Hammett
The Maltese Falcon is a 1930 detective novel by American writer Dashiell Hammett, originally serialized in the magazine Black Mask beginning with the September 1929 issue. The story is told entirely in external third-person narrative; there is no description whatsoever of any character's thoughts or feelings, only what they say and do...
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The Thin Man
The Thin Man
by Dashiell Hammett
In Dashiell Hammett's famous crime novel, we meet one of the detective-story master's most enchanting creations, Nick and Nora Charles, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a classic murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy...
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The Glass That Laughed (Electric Literature's Recommended Reading Book 289)
The Glass That Laughed (Electric Literature's Recommended Reading Book 289)
by Dashiell Hammett
"In September 2017 Hammett’s granddaughter, Julie Rivett, co-editor with me on The Big Book of the Continental Op, sent an email saying she had just read a notice on the Dashiell Hammett Reading Group Facebook page posted by Kevin Burton Smith, founder of The Thrilling Detective Web Site, stating that an unnamed fan had come across a...
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The Glass Key
The Glass Key
by Dashiell Hammett
A one-time detective and master of deft understatement, Dashiell Hammett virtually invented the hardboiled crime novel. This classic work of detective fiction combines an airtight plot, authentically venal characters, and writing of telegraphic crispness. Paul Madvig was a cheerfully corrupt ward-heeler who aspired to something better:...
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Return of the Thin Man
Return of the Thin Man
by Dashiell Hammett
“This first unabridged appearance of two Nick and Nora Charles ‘novellas’ by Hammett should be an occasion for delight, and it is.” —The Wall Street Journal   Dashiell Hammett was a crime writer who elevated the genre to true literature, and The Thin Man was Hammett’s last—and most successful—novel. Following the enormous success of The...
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Vintage Hammett
Vintage Hammett
by Dashiell Hammett
Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, The Continental Op. In his novels and stories, Dashiell Hammett created some of the most memorable characters--detectives, dames, and assorted miscreants--in twentieth-century fiction. It is nearly impossible to imagine modern American literature without Hammett.Vintage Hammett features episodes from Red...
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Nightmare Town: Stories
Nightmare Town: Stories
by Dashiell Hammett
Twenty long-unavailable stories by Dashiell Hammett, the author of The Maltese Falcon and the incomparable master of detective fiction. In the title story, a man on a bender enters a small town and ends up unraveling the dark mystery at its heart. A woman confronts the brutal truth about her husband in the chilling story "Ruffian's...
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The Dain Curse (The Continental Op Book 2)
The Dain Curse (The Continental Op Book 2)
by Dashiell Hammett
Dashiell Hammett virtually invented the hardboiled crime novel, and his creation the Continental Op is a short, squat, and utterly unsentimental tank of a private detective. Miss Gabrielle Dain Leggett is young, wealthy, and a devotee of morphine and religious cults. She has an unfortunate effect on the people around her: they have a...
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