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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$ 13.95

    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$ 14.00

    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$ 14.00

    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$ 14.00

    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 Return of the Thin Manby Dashiell Hammett

    Head of Zeus 2012; US$ 11.65

    Although characters and stories like Sam Spade and The Maltese Falcon are famous the world over, despite the New York Times' description of him as the 'dean of the school of hard-boiled noir', Dashiel Hammett wrote only five full-length novels in his career. The Thin Man was the last of these, published in 1934. But Hammett wrote two other 'treatments'... more...

  • Classic Noir Mysteries: The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep and Othersby Raymond Chandler; Dashiell Hammett

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 6.99

    Hard-boiled detectives The Continental Op, Sam Spade, and Philip Marlowe elude gangsters and gunfire to solve the case and save the girl in these classic noir mysteries. This special ebook bundle includes Red Harvest , The Maltese Falcon , The Thin Man , The Big Sleep , and The Long Goodbye . Pioneers of the detective genre, authors Dashiell... more...

  • 3 Great Hardboiled Crime Novelsby Dashiell Hammett; Tim Maleeny; Jon Talton

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 7.28

    Here are three great new hardboiled tomes at a great price. THE RETURN OF THE THIN MAN: Two lost novellas from the true master of hard-boiled noir. STEALING THE DRAGON: Take one smart, funny ex-detective. Add one beautiful, deadly Chinese assassin. Pour into San Francisco and shake violently. CONCRETE DESERT: A decades-old cold case haunts the... more...

  • The Hunter and other storiesby Dashiell Hammett; Richard Layman; Julie Rivett

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 6.78

    The Hunter and Other Stories is a unique literary publication from one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, Dashiell Hammett.  This volume includes new Hammett stories gleaned from his personal archives along with screen treatments long buried in film-industry files, screen stories, unpublished and rarely published fiction, and intriguing... more...