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Complete Novels by Dashiell Hammett
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Jan 20, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: mystery, noir, crime
Read in October, 2008

Each of these stories is engaging and well-written. I wasn't sure if The Thin Man would be as witty as the movie - it was. The Glass Key and Red Harvest are glimpses into towns filled with corruption and vice. No one is innocent and no one is really a "good guy". The Maltese Falcon introduces us to Sam Spade - quite a shady character. The weakest offering is The Dain Curse. It's interesting but a bit too convoluted and challenging to follow. Despite that, I love this compilation and recommend it for all fans of hard boiled detective fiction.

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