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Dashiell Hammett


Born
in Saint Mary's county, Maryland, The United States
May 27, 1894

Died
January 10, 1961

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

Dashiell Hammett, an American, wrote highly acclaimed detective fiction, including The Maltese Falcon (1930) and The Thin Man (1934).

Samuel Dashiell Hammett authored hardboiled novels and short stories. He created Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse) among the enduring characters. 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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The Maltese Falcon

3.89 avg rating — 100,709 ratings — published 1930 — 1010 editions
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3.92 avg rating — 33,193 ratings — published 1933 — 558 editions
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Red Harvest (The Continenta...

3.96 avg rating — 26,296 ratings — published 1929 — 477 editions
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The Glass Key

3.93 avg rating — 12,077 ratings — published 1931 — 57 editions
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The Dain Curse (The Contine...

3.81 avg rating — 7,392 ratings — published 1929 — 45 editions
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The Continental Op

4.15 avg rating — 6,414 ratings — published 1930 — 52 editions
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Complete Novels: Red Harves...

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The Maltese Falcon, The Thi...

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Quotes by Dashiell Hammett  (?)
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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

“Who shot him? I asked.
The grey man scratched the back of his neck and said: Somebody with a gun.”
Dashiell Hammett, Red Harvest

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

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February 2017 Revisit the Shelf Reread Poll

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, 311 pages, 1985
 
  67 votes, 23.0%

 
  47 votes, 16.2%

 
  35 votes, 12.0%

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, 521 pages, 1854
 
  32 votes, 11.0%

 
  23 votes, 7.9%

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, 1463 pages, 1862
 
  21 votes, 7.2%

 
  20 votes, 6.9%

Dune by Frank Herbert, 604 pages, 1965
 
  20 votes, 6.9%

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, 213 pages, 1930
 
  16 votes, 5.5%

Rob Roy by Walter Scott, 501 pages, 1817
 
  5 votes, 1.7%

The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk, 560 pages, 1951
 
  5 votes, 1.7%

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