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- McClelland & Stewart 2015; US$ 9.99
Dashiell Hammett is one of the great writers of American mystery fiction, and a pioneer of the hard-boiled detective story. He created iconic characters like Sam Spade and Nick and Nora Charles, and influenced countless other mystery authors, including Raymond Chandler. This collection contains 38 of his short stories, including classics such as The... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2015; US$ 29.99
Two of the greatest authors of hard-boiled detective fiction come together in this compilation. Featuring legendary characters like Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, and Nick and Nora Charles, it includes novels such as The Maltese Falcon , The Big Sleep , and The Long Goodbye , and over 60 short stories, including The King in Yellow and The Big Knockover... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00
The Boston Globe ? The Maltese Falcon is not only probably the best detective story we have ever read, it is an exceedingly well written novel.? ? The Times Literary Supplement (London) ?Hammett?s prose [is] clean and entirely unique. His characters [are] as sharply and economically defined as any in American fiction.? ? The New York Times ... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 1.99
Filled with gangsters, cops on the take, and a kingpin desperate to reclaim his territory, Personville teeters on the brink of an all-out gang war. Enter the Continental Op, called in to town by Donald Willsson, who is taken out by a hit before briefing the Op on the case. Pitting faction against faction, and with a target on his own back, the Continental... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 1.99
While investigating a diamond theft from the Leggett family, the Continental Op stumbles on a bizarre yet deadly family curse. Causing sudden and violent death, the Dain curse is said to affect beautiful Gabrielle Leggett. But as a morphine addict and member of a mysterious religious cult, Gabrielle may be involved with more than just a family curse.... more...