Dashiell Hammett





Dashiell Hammett

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born
in St. Mary's County, Maryland, The United States
May 27, 1894

died
January 10, 1961

gender
male

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Also wrote as Peter Collinson, Daghull Hammett, Samuel Dashiell, Mary Jane Hammett

Samuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hardboiled detective novels and short stories. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse). In addition to the significant influence his novels and stories had on film, Hammett "is now widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time" and was called, in his obituary in the New York Times, "the dean of the... 'hard-boiled' school of detective fiction."
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Average rating: 3.98 · 96,457 ratings · 5,186 reviews · 154 distinct works · Similar authors
The Maltese Falcon
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 47,549 ratings — published 1929 — 141 editions
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The Thin Man
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 15,231 ratings — published 1934 — 67 editions
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Red Harvest
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 12,283 ratings — published 1929 — 55 editions
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The Glass Key
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 6,372 ratings — published 1931 — 57 editions
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The Dain Curse
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 3,815 ratings — published 1929 — 41 editions
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The Continental Op
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 3,112 ratings — published 1930 — 27 editions
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The Big Knockover: Selected...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 1,940 ratings — published 1966 — 17 editions
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Complete Novels
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 1,318 ratings — published 1965 — 14 editions
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The Maltese Falcon, The Thi...
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 1,079 ratings — published 2000
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Nightmare Town
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,136 ratings — published 1948 — 19 editions
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Red Harvest The Dain Curse The Big Knockover: Selected... The Continental Op The Return of the Continent... Nightmare Town
The Continental Op (6 books)
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“The problem with putting two and two together is that sometimes you get four, and sometimes you get twenty-two.”
Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man

“You're drunk, and I'm drunk, and I'm just exactly drunk enough to tell you anything you want to know. That's the kind of girl I am. If I like a person, I'll tell them anything they want to know. Just ask me. Go ahead, ask me.”
Dashiell Hammett, Red Harvest

“He looked rather pleasantly, like a blonde satan.”
Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon

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