Biography

Dashiell Hammett

Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and a political activist. Among his enduring characters were Sam Spade (THE MALTESE FALCON), Nick and Nora Charles (THE THIN MAN), and the Continental Op (RED HARVEST and THE DAIN CURSE). He died in 1961 in New York City. As a veteran of two world wars, he was buried in Arlington Cemetery.

Dashiell Hammett

Books by Dashiell Hammett

written by Dashiell Hammett, edited by Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivett - Crime Fiction, Fiction, Short Stories

THE HUNTER AND OTHER STORIES includes new Dashiell Hammett stories gleaned from his personal archives along with screen treatments long buried in film-industry files. The best of Hammett's unfamiliar treasures have been rescued from deep in these archives: screen stories, unpublished and rarely published fiction, and intriguing unfinished narratives.

by Dashiell Hammett - Fiction, Mystery

This pair of never-before published Thin Man novellas --- AFTER THE THIN MAN and ANOTHER THIN MAN --- features the classic Hammett characters Nick Charles, a retired private investigator, and his former debutante wife, Nora. In these two stories, Nick and Nora become involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when they find Nora's family gardener murdered.