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The Maltese Falcon, the Thin Man, Red Harvest

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The Maltese Falcon, the Thin Man, Red Harvest - Hammett, Dashiell, and Polito, Robert (Introduction by)
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As an operative for Pinkerton's Detective Agency Dashiell Hammett knew about sleuthing from the inside, but his career was cut short by the ruin of his health in World War I. These three celebrated novels are therefore the products of a hard real life, not a literary education. Despite - or because of - that, Hammett had an enormous effect on mainstream writers between the wars. Like his readers, they were attracted by the combination of laconic style, sharp convincing dialogue, vivid settings and, above all, the low-life, ...

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The Maltese Falcon, the Thin Man, Red Harvest 2000, Everyman's Library, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375411250

Hardcover

The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest 2000, Everyman's Library, London

ISBN-13: 9781857152630

Hardcover