The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest

The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest

Dashiell Hammett, Robert Polito

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The 3 vintage novels released the following in a single quantity are wealthy with the crisp prose, refined characters, and complex plots that made Dashiell Hammett the most widespread writers of the 20 th century.

A one-time detective and a grasp of deft understatement, Hammett nearly invented the hard-boiled crime novel. In The Maltese Falcon, Sam Spade, a personal eye along with his personal solitary code of ethics, tangles with a gorgeous and treacherous girl whose loyalties shift on the drop of a dime. The skinny Man introduces Hammett's wittiest creations, Nick and Nora Charles, who clear up homicides in among wisecracks and martinis. And in Red Harvest, Hammett's nameless tough-guy detective, the Continental Op, takes at the complete city of Poisonville in a dangerous warfare opposed to corruption.

"Dashiell Hammett is a grasp of the detective novel, sure, but additionally one hell of a writer."—Boston Globe

”Hammett used to be spare, hard-boiled, yet he did repeatedly what simply the simplest writers can ever do. He wrote scenes that appeared by no means to were written before.”—Raymond Chandler

”Hammett’s prose was once fresh and fully certain. His characters have been as sharply and economically outlined as any in American fiction.”—The long island Times

”As a novelist of real looking intrigue, Hammett was once unsurpassed in his personal or any time.”—Ross Macdonald

”Dashiell Hammett’s dialogues could be in comparison in basic terms with the easiest in Hemingway.”—André Gide

”Hammett is without doubt one of the most sensible modern American writers.”—Gertrude Stein

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