Zigzags of Treachery
a selection from Chapter One:
All know about Dr. Estep's death,- I said, -is the stuff in the papers.- Vance Richmond's lean gray face took on an expression of distaste.
-The newspapers aren't always either thorough or accurate. I'll give you the salient points as I know them; though I suppose you'll want to go over the ground for yourself, and get your information...more
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