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Dashiell Hammett - Author

About the Author

Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) was born in Maryland and worked in a number of menial jobs until he became an operative for the Pinkerton Detective Agency. His experiences as a private detective laid the foundations for his writing career. His work includes Red Harvest, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, The Thin Man and some eighty short stories, mostly published in Black Mask magazine.

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The Hunter And Other Stories

The Hunter And Other Stories

Author: Dashiell Hammett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2019

Adventures of Sam Spade and other stories (Dashiell Hammett) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

Adventures of Sam Spade and other stories (Dashiell Hammett) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

Author: Dashiell Hammett Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2017

Literary Thoughts editionpresentsThe Adventures of Sam Spade and other storiesby Dashiell Hammett------"e;The Adventures of Sam Spade and other stories"e; is a collection of seven short stories (three of them with Detective Sam Spade), written by American author of detective novels and short stories, screenwriter, and political activist Samuel Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961):* Too Many Have Lived* They Can Only Hang You Once* A Man Called Spade* The Assistant Murderer* Night Shade* The Judge Laughed Last* His Brother's Keeper. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.

Adventures of Sam Spade and other stories

Adventures of Sam Spade and other stories

Author: Dashiell Hammett Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2017

"e;The Adventures of Sam Spade and other stories"e; is a collection of seven short stories, written and published in 1924 by American author of detective novels and short stories, screenwriter, and political activist Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961):* Too Many Have Lived* They Can Only Hang You Once* A Man Called Spade* The Assistant Murderer* Night Shade* The Judge Laughed Last* His Brother's Keeper

Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett) - illustrated - (Literary Thoughts Edition)

Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett) - illustrated - (Literary Thoughts Edition)

Author: Dashiell Hammett Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2016

Literary Thoughts editionpresentsThe Maltese Falconby Dashiell Hammett------"e;The Maltese Falcon"e; is a 1930 published detective novel by Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), telling the story of San Francisco based private detective Samuel "e;Sam"e; Spade, who gets hired by a beautiful young woman, "e;Miss Wonderly"e;, to follow a guy named Floyd Thursby. Sam Spade and his partner Miles Archer take the job, but later that night, Archer is found shot to death. A few hours later, Thursby is also killed and Spade is a suspect. Sam Spade finds out, that it is all about the title object, a foot-high black statuette of unknown but substantial value. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.

Red Harvest

Red Harvest

Author: Dashiell Hammett Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2016

The debut novel by a master of hard-boiled detective fiction. The nameless detective known only as the Continental Op is summoned to a small town for a meeting with a newspaper editor, but arrives to find him dead. Investigating the murder soon leads the Op into the middle of a tense gang conflict that threatens to explode into all-out war. The novel was adapted into the film Roadhouse Nights, and has been suggested as a source for Akira Kurosawa's legendary film Yojimbo. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Dain Curse

Dain Curse

Author: Dashiell Hammett Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2016

The nameless detective known only as the Continental Op is tasked with investigating the theft of diamonds from the Leggets, who have ties to the Dain family a family that is said to be plagued by a terrible curse that leads those near them to gruesome deaths. The Op will have to solve the mysteries behind lies, murders, and even a cult if he's going to get to the heart of the matter. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Glass Key

Glass Key

Author: Dashiell Hammett Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2016

Unlike most of Hammett's works, the protagonist of The Glass Key isn't a private detective; Ned Beaumont is a gambler, and the friend of a criminal boss. The action starts when he discovers the body of a senator's son, and his friend wants him to help cover it up as a means of gaining the senator's favour. This draws Beaumont into a brewing gang war, and he has to solve the mystery if he wants to get out alive. It has been adapted for film twice. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Collected Short Stories

Collected Short Stories

Author: Dashiell Hammett Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2016

Dashiell Hammet 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 "e;The Big Knockover"e; and "e;The Farewell Murder."e; Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Maltese Falcon

Maltese Falcon

Author: Dashiell Hammett Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2015

One of the most influential mystery novels ever written, and the only one to star the legendary and iconic Sam Spade. When Spade's partner is killed on what appears to be a routine case, Spade is drawn into the search for a mysterious, valuable object known as the Maltese Falcon, and must contend with the eclectic criminals looking for it, any of which would happily kill Spade (or each other), or use him for their own ends. It has been adapted for film three times, most famously starring Humphrey Bogart. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Thin Man

Thin Man

Author: Dashiell Hammett Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2015

The Thin Man stars Nick Charles, a retired private detective, and his wife Nora, who get sucked into investigating a murder case, and have to navigate the complicated Wynant family, along with cops and criminals, and bring their best to the table in order to solve the crime. It was Dashiell Hammett's last novel, though its 1934 film adaptation did lead to five sequels. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Collected Dashiell Hammett

Collected Dashiell Hammett

Author: Dashiell Hammett Format: eBook Release Date: 16/06/2015

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 Big Knockover and The Farewell Murder, as well as all five of his novels, including The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Essential Noir Bundle

Essential Noir Bundle

Author: Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler Format: eBook Release Date: 16/06/2015

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. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Glass Key

Glass Key

Author: Dashiell Hammett Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

Brief introduction of the book: during an election in one American city, Senator's son was killed. The plot pointed to the disgruntled vendetta and election conspiracy and all related parties attempted to use the chance to get interest. The police and the suspect's relatives got strange anonymous letters, which described adverse innuendo to the suspect. At the moment the suspect had been deserted and even confessed his crime, his friend and men still had faith in him and tried to turn the tide to rescue him.

Red Harvest

Red Harvest

Author: Dashiell Hammett Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

It was Hammett's first novel, which actually composed of three interrelated and independent murder cases. Three puzzles were quite exciting, plus battle of wits between the detective and the criminal that Hammett was good at describing, the book is more interesting than Malta Blackhawk.

Malta Blackhawk

Malta Blackhawk

Author: Dashiell Hammett Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

It was representative work of the hard-boiled detective novels in Europe and the United States and was adapted to a film with the same name. Sam Spade is almost a household name in Europe and the United States. One gold blackhawk, produced preciously and inlaid with jewelry in the island of Malta, was emperor's tribute in the middle ages and priceless. A group of American robbers, headed by Gutmann, launched bizarre twists and turns of robbery for pursuing this treasure. All kinds of mercenary characters made all kinds of despicable means in the process of looting treasure. The private detective Sam Spade, by his investigation ability of tough guy style, took brave and resourceful advantage of contradictions, destroyed the criminals one by one, and finally arrested all of them.

Thin Man

Thin Man

Author: Dashiell Hammett Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

The Thin Man brief introduction: Nick and Nora, a retired private detective and his rich, intelligent, kind wife who is very curious about his past career come to New York to have a holiday. But they are engaged in a series of homicide cases related to his old customer Mr Weinant and Mr Weinant has never appeared......

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