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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 Harvest, The Maltese Falcon, The Da...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 25th 2005 by Vintage (first published 2005)
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Mike
I love Hammett and there are some good pieces in here, but it includes excerpts from longer novels, which seems kind of pointless. Just go read those novels, especially "Red Harvest", instead of this sampler.
Ej
(Hoping this is the antidote to the cheesefest that was The Amber Room.)
Amanda
I adore Dashiell Hammett. Good if you love a mystery.
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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 nove...more
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