The Collected Dashiell Hammett


Genre Mystery and thrillers

Year 2018

Volume book: Full version

Dashiell Hammett, the bestselling creator of Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon, and The Thin Man, was one of America’s most influential and entertaining authors. In spite of his popularity, many Hammett stories — including some of his best — have been out of the reach of anyone but a handful of scholars and collectors — until now. This collection rescues non-series and long-lost Hammett stories, all either never published in an anthology or unavailable for decades. Stories range from the first fiction Hammett ever wrote to his last. All stories have been restored to their initial texts, replacing often-wholesale cuts with the original versions for the first time. Readers of Hammett’s famous mysteries will he surprised by the variety of stories here. They include Hammett’s first detective fiction, humorous satires, adventure yarns, a sensitive autobiographical piece, a Thin Man story told with photos, and a crime tale that Ellery Queen promises “is one of the most startling stories you have ever read.”

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