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Vintage Hammett
The Maltese Falcon (Special Edition)
The Big Book of the Continental Op
The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, and Selected Stories
The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest
Nightmare Town
The Thin Man
Red Harvest

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The World of Detective Fiction, According to P.D. James

…r, less neat, less fair, but, James insists, unflaggingly entertaining. On Hammett, she says his stories “are not about restoring the moral order, nor are they set in a world in which the problem of evil can be solved by Poirot’s little grey cells or Miss Marple’s cozy homilies . . . Hammett knew . . . how precarious is the moral tightrope which the private investigator daily walks in his battle with the criminal.” The new detective is as troubled…

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7 Classics Your Book Club Should Revisit

…pt | View the reader’s guide | Buy the book The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett A coolly glittering gem of detective fiction that has haunted three generations of readers, from one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. 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 treachero…

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‘This Storm’ by James Ellroy

‘This Storm’ by James Ellroy

…s once again that James Ellroy is the rightful heir of Chandler, Cain, and Hammett. “Ellroy, master of California noir, serves up a heaping helping of mayhem in this second volume of his Second L.A. Quartet. If there’s a constant in Ellroy’s storytelling, apart from snappy prose, it’s that there’s a fine and often indistinguishable line between good guys and bad guys: His cops are dirty, his villains sometimes blessed with noble virtues. There’s n…

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The Arms Maker of Berlin by Dan Fesperman

…irst crime novel, The Small Boat of Great Sorrows won their Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for best thriller, and The Prisoner of Guantánamo won the Dashiell Hammett Award from the International Association of Crime Writers. He lives in Baltimore….

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Talking About Detective Fiction by P. D. James

…Sayers, Agatha Christie (“arch-breaker of rules”), Josephine Tey, Dashiell Hammett, and Peter Lovesey, among many others. She traces their lives into and out of their fiction, clarifies their individual styles, and gives us indelible portraits of the characters they’ve created, from Sherlock Holmes to Sara Paretsky’s sexually liberated female investigator, V. I. Warshawski. She compares British and American Golden Age mystery writing. She discusse…

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Layover in Dubai by Dan Fesperman

…r Award for best thriller, and The Prisoner of Guantánamo won the Dashiell Hammett Award from the International Association of Crime Writers. He lives in Baltimore. Meet Fesperman on his author tour From our interview with Fesperman Q: What was your inspiration for Layover in Dubai, the story of Sam Keller, a corporate auditor visiting Dubai, who unwittingly becomes involved with a lethal mix of mobsters, prostitutes and crooked cops? A: A few yea…

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The Double Game by Dan Fesperman

…r Award for best first crime novel, The Small Boat of Great Sorrows won their Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for best thriller, and The Prisoner of Guantánamo won the Dashiell Hammett Award from the International Association of Crime Writers. He lives in Baltimore. Meet Dan Fesperman on his book tour…

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Holiday Gift Guide: For the Super Sleuth

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Super Sleuth

…ck by James Crumley If you don’t already know James Crumley, winner of the Hammett Prize and the self-described “bastard child of Raymond Chandler,” now is the time to meet him. Best known for The Last Good Kiss, the first novel in his C.W. Sughrue series, he also created a private eye named Milo Milodragovitch. These three books were recently reissued, making them the perfect gift for any crime fiction fan. Read more about James Crumley   The Lig…

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