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Hammett, Dashiell 1894-1961

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The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

495 editions published between 1928 and 2020 in 28 languages and held by 6,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder involves Sam Spade in a dangerous search for a valuable statue
The thin man by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

235 editions published between 1932 and 2020 in 15 languages and held by 2,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Charles searches for a wealthy inventor who is the prime suspect in a New York City murder case
Complete novels : Red harvest ; The Dain curse ; The Maltese falcon ; The glass key ; The thin man by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and held by 2,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a few years of extraordinary creative energy, Dashiell Hammett invented the modern American crime novel. The five novels that Hammett published between 1929 and 1934, collected here in one volume, have become part of modern American culture, creating archetypal characters and establishing the ground rules for a whole tradition of hardboiled writing. Each novel is distinct in mood and structure. Red Harvest (1929), a raucous and nightmarish evocation of political corruption and gang warfare in a western mining town, epitomizes the violence and momentum of Hammett's Black Mask stories about the anonymous detective the Continental Op. The Op returns, in The Dain Curse (1929), to preside over a more ornately melodramatic tale involving jewel theft, drugs, and a mysterious religious cult. With The Maltese Falcon (1930), and its protagonist Sam Spade, Hammett achieved his most enduring popular success. A tightly constructed quest story with an unforgettable cast of eccentric adventures, it is at the same time shot through with a sense of disillusionment and the arbitrariness of personal destiny. The Glass Key (1931), an exploration of city politics at their most scurrilous, traces intricate patterns of loyalty and betrayal in scenes charged with drama. His last novel, The Thin Man (1934), is a ruefully comic tale that pays homage to the traditional mystery form. It is best remembered for its protagonists Nick and Nora Charles, the sophisticated inebriates who would enjoy a long afterlife in the movies."--Jacket
The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett( Recording )

133 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 2,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Spade's partner is murdered while working on a case, and it is Spade's responsibility to find the killer. In his search, Spade runs mortal risks as he comes closer to the answer
The novels of Dashiell Hammett by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

32 editions published between 1957 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains five of Hammett's novels, four of which were transformed into motion pictures. His stories of unmatched suspense are exciting and well plotted and portray the corruptions in American society and the undercurrent of violence that runs through American life. ISBN 0-394-43860-4 : $19.95
The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

93 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about Hammett's famous detective
The glass key by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

165 editions published between 1931 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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?
Crime stories and other writings by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the stories and novellas he wrote for Black Mask and other pulp magazines in the 1920s and 1930s, Dashiell Hammett took the detective story and turned it into a medium for capturing the jarring textures and revved-up cadences of modern American life. In this volume, The Library of America collects the finest of these stories: 24 in all, along with some revealing essays and an earlier version of his novel The Thin Man. Mixing melodramatic panache and poker-faced comedy, a sensitivity to place and a perceptive grasp of social conflict, Hammett's stories are hard-edged entertainments for an era of headlong change and extravagant violence. For the heroic sagas of earlier eras Hammett substituted the up-tempo, devious, sometimes nearly nihilistic exploits of con men and blackmailers, fake spiritualists and thieving politicians, slumming socialites and deadpan assassins. As a guide through this underworld he created the Continental Op, the nameless, laconic detective, world-weary and unblinking, who serves as protagonist of most of these stories. The deliberately unheroic Op is separated only by his code of professionalism from the brutality and corruption that run rampant in stories such as "Zigzags of Treachery," "Dead Yellow Women," "Fly Paper," and "106,000 Blood Money." Hammett's years of experience as a Pinkerton detective give even his most outlandishly plotted mysteries a gritty credibility, and his intimate knowledge of San Francisco made him the perfect chronicler of that city's waterfronts, back alleys, police stations, and luxury hotels. By connecting crime fiction to the realities of American streets and American speech, his Black Mask stories opened up new vistas for generations of writers and readers. In the most comprehensive collection of his stories ever published, read the Hammett you've never read: reprinted here for the first time are the texts that originally appeared in the 1920's & 1930's pulps, without the cuts & revisions introduced by later editors. Also included are revealing essays & an early version of the novel The Thin Man
Woman in the dark : a novel of dangerous romance by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

42 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frightened and hurt woman appears at the door of an isolated house where she is taken in. Other strangers come looking for her with an aura of violence
Red harvest by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

140 editions published between 1929 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a hard-fighting detective arrives in Personville and finds that his client has been murdered, he decides to investigate local gangland activities
The big knockover : selected stories and short novels of Dashiell Hammett by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

32 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short fictional works by the modern American writer explore the world of crime and violence, mysterious women, and hard-hitting private detectives
The Dain curse by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

110 editions published between 1928 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 weirder and infinitely more dangerous? The Dain Curse is one of the Continental Op's most bizarre cases, and a tautly crafted masterpiece of suspense." --
Nightmare town : stories by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the title story, a man on a bender enters a small town and ends up unraveling the dark mystery at its heart. A woman confronts the brutal truth about her husband in the chilling story 'Ruffian's Wife.' 'His Brother's Keeper' is a half-wit boxer's eulogy to the brother who betrayed him. 'The Second-Story Angel' recounts one of the most novel cons ever devised. In seven stories, the tough and taciturn Continental Op takes on a motley collection of the deceitful, the duped, and the dead, and once again shows his uncanny ability to get at the truth. In three stories, Sam Spade confronts the darkness in the human soul while rolling his own cigarettes. And the first study for The Thin Man sends John Guild on a murder investigation in which almost every witness may be lying." --
After the thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

12 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now back in San Francisco after their holiday in New York, Nick and Nora Charles find themselves trying to solve another mystery. Nora's cousin Selma is accused of having murdered her husband, but for Nick it's clear that she is not the murderer and he starts to investigate, supported by Nora and Asta
The hunter and other stories by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of eighteen short stories includes a number of previously unpublished pieces as well as early screen treatments for "On the Make" and "The Kiss-Off."
Dashiell Hammett : five complete novels by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

18 editions published between 1942 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each novel is distinct in mood and structure. Red Harvest (1929) epitomizes the violence and momentum of his Black Mask stories about the anonymous detective the Continental Op, in a raucous and nightmarish evocation of political corruption and gang warfare in a western mining town. In The Dain Curse (1929) the Op returns in a more melodramatic tale involving jewel theft, drugs, and a religious cult. With The Maltese Falcon (1930) and its protagonist Sam Spade, Hammett achieved his most enduring popular success, a tightly constructed quest story shot through with a sense of disillusionment and the arbitrariness of personal destiny. The Glass Key (1931) is a further exploration of city politics at their most scurrilous. His last novel was The Thin Man (1934), a ruefully comic tale paying homage to the traditional mystery form and featuring Nick and Nora Charles, the sophisticated inebriates who would enjoy a long afterlife in the movies
Shadow of the thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

8 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Off to the races! The racetrack murder of a jockey and dinner at Mario's Grotto (try the sea bass!) highlight the fouth screen outing for William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles."--Container
The Maltese falcon ; The thin man ; Red harvest by Dashiell Hammett( Book )

12 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three novels involving private detectives and shady characters tackle homicide, treachery, and corruption. In the Maltese falcon, after the death of his partner, San Francisco private eye, Sam Spade is dragged into a quest for a priceless statuette. In the Thin man, Nick Charles searches for a wealthy inventor who is the prime suspect in a New York City murder case. In the Red harvest, when Continental Op arrives in the western town of Personville and finds that his client has been murdered, he decides to investigate local gangland activities
Song of the thin man by Dashiell Hammett( Visual )

10 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bandleader on an elegant gambling ship is murdered and the police have the alleged killer locked up within 24 hours. Then Nick and Nora Charles start to investigate and new suspects start to add up like a bar tab
Another thin man( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in Nick and Nora (with new baby) to sort things out
 
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Complete novels : Red harvest ; The Dain curse ; The Maltese falcon ; The glass key ; The thin man The novels of Dashiell Hammett
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Buchan, John

Chamet, Dasiel 1894-1961

Collinson Peter 1894-1961

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Samuel Dashiell Hammett

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Хамметт Д. 1894-1961

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Хеммет, Дэшил

Хемметт Д.

Хемметт Дэшил

Хэммет Д. 1894-1961

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דשיל האמט סופר אמריקאי

האמט, דשיאל, 1894-1961

האמט, דשיל 1894-1961

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האמט, סמיואל דשייל

המט, דשיאל 1894-1961

המט, סמיואל דשייל

داشيل هاميت، 1894-1961

داشييل هاميت

داشييل هاميت كاتب أمريكي

دشیل همت

دشیل همت نویسنده آمریکایی

डाशिएल् ह्यामेट

ਡੋਸ਼ੀਏਲ ਹੈੱਮਤ ਅੰਗਰੇਜ਼ੀ ਲੇਖਕ

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대실 해밋 미국 소설가

하메트, 닷셸 1894-1961

하메트, 대쉴 1894-1961

해미트 1894-1961

해미트, 더쉴 1894-1961

해미트, 새뮤얼 더실 1894-1961

해밋, 대실 1894-1961

해밋, 새뮤얼 대쉴 1894-1961

해밋, 새뮤얼 대실 1894-1961

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ダシール・ハメット

ハメット, D

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达希尔·哈米特

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