Dashiell Hammett


Born
in St. 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

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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The Maltese Falcon

3.91 avg rating — 75,441 ratings — published 1930 — 257 editions
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The Thin Man

3.96 avg rating — 24,159 ratings — published 1934 — 111 editions
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Red Harvest

3.98 avg rating — 20,201 ratings — published 1929 — 103 editions
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The Glass Key

3.96 avg rating — 9,862 ratings — published 1931 — 102 editions
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The Continental Op

4.15 avg rating — 5,708 ratings — published 1930 — 37 editions
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The Dain Curse

3.84 avg rating — 6,059 ratings — published 1929 — 73 editions
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The Big Knockover: Selected...

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The Maltese Falcon, The Thi...

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Nightmare Town

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Complete Novels: Red Harves...

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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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