Return of the Thin Man
Publication Date: November 2012
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Neither of these stories has been previously published (except for a partial in a small magazine 25 years ago). "The Return of the Thin Man" is a hugely entertaining read that brings back two classic characters from one of the greatest of mystery writers who ever lived. This book is destined to become essential reading for Hammett's millions of fans and a new generation of mystery readers the world over.
Layman is the vice president of Bruccoli Clark Layman, a publisher of reference works in literature.
Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man invented a new kind of crime fiction. It was hard-boiled, but also light-hearted; funny, with a hint of homicide. Now, for the first time, the stories of After the Thin Man and Another Thin Man have been published as novellas. More at NPR.org
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