Hammett Crime Stories and Other Writings
Publication Date: September 2001
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The Continental Op's greatest capers are newly restored in this edition of Dashiell Hammett's crime stories, just as they appeared in "Black Mask."
About the AuthorDashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894 January 10, 1961) is widely recognized as one of the finest mystery writers of all time and, along with Raymond Chandler and others, is considered to be a founder of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction. Hammett drew heavily on his experience as a Pinkerton operative to create such indelible characters as The Thin Man s Nick and Nora Charles, Sam Spade, and the Continental Op. Among his best-known works are The Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest, and The Dain Curse, all of which have been adapted for film or television.
Marcus is a distinguished literary critic and cultural historian.