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  • Vintage Hammettby Dashiell Hammett

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 9.95

    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... more...

  • The Thin Manby Dashiell Hammett

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated comedy of manners. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Red Harvestby Dashiell Hammett

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Maltese Falconby Dashiell Hammett

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    A treasure worth killing for. Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics. A perfumed grafter named Joel Cairo, a fat man name Gutman, and Brigid O?Shaughnessy, a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime. These are the ingredients of Dashiell Hammett?s coolly glittering gem of detective... more...

  • The Dain Curseby Dashiell Hammett

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    The Continental Op is a short, squat, and utterly unsentimental tank of a private detective. Miss Gabrielle Dain Leggett is young, wealthy, and a devotee of morphine and religious cults. She has an unfortunate effect on the people around her: they have a habit of dying violently. Is Gabrielle the victim of a family curse? Or is the truth about her... more...

  • The Glass Keyby Dashiell Hammett

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Paul Madvig was a cheerfully corrupt ward-heeler who aspired to something better: the daughter of Senator Ralph Bancroft Henry, the heiress to a dynasty of political purebreds. Did he want her badly enough to commit murder? And if Madvig was innocent, which of his dozens of enemies was doing an awfully good job of framing him? Dashiell Hammett's tour... more...

  • The Glass Keyby Dashiell Hammett

    Orion 2014; US$ 10.99

    Dashiell Hammett's strangest and most personal work. Ned Beaumont is a tall, thin, moustache-wearing, TB-ridden, drinking, gambling, hanger-on to the political boss of a corrupt Eastern city. Nevertheless, like every Hammett hero (and like Hammett himself), he has an unbreakable, if idiosyncratic, moral code. Ned's boss wants to better himself... more...

  • The Dain Curseby Dashiell Hammett

    Orion 2014; US$ 12.99

    'Not just the first of the tough school of crime-writing but the best' THE TIMES Miss Gabriel Dain Leggett is young and wealthy, with a penchant for morphine and religious cults. She also has an unfortunate effect on the people around her. They die - violently. Is she the victim of a family curse? The short, squat, utterly unsentimental Continental... more...

  • Red Harvestby Dashiell Hammett

    Orion 2014; US$ 10.99

    'An acknowledged literary landmark' Robert Graves The Continental Op first heard Personville called Poisonville by Hickey Dewey. But since Dewey also called a shirt a shoit, he didn't think anything of it. Until he went there and his client, the only honest man in Poisonville, was murdered. Then the Op decided to stay to punish the guilty. And... more...

  • The Maltese Falconby Dashiell Hammett

    Orion 2014; US$ 10.99

    One of the greatest crime novels of the 20th century. Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister, who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby. But Miss Wonderley is in fact the beautiful and treacherous Brigid O'Shaughnessy, and when Spade's partner Miles Archer is shot while on Thursby's trail, Spade finds... more...