Book List in Order: 36 titles



  • A ravishingly illustrated version of Dashiell Hammett's Fly Paper--his first truly hard-boiled story--with over two hundred water-based monochromes, that reimagine and recreate in unexpected ways the unsettling atmosphere and sensibility of Hammett's...



  • A Tale of the Continental Op The man who had disturbed my Sunday morning sleep—I found when I reached the Glenton—was a slim, white-faced person of about twenty-five, with big brown eyes that were red-rimmed just now from either sleepless...



  • "The House in Turk Street" is an early short story by Dashiell Hammett, featuring the Continental Op. It was first published in Black Mask in April 1924. This story indicates Hammett was turning towards themes of increasing violence in his stories, a...



  • Dashiell Hammett is the innovative master and inventor of hard-boiled fiction, an unsentimental style of American crime writing in which the isolated hero exists in a sordid world where treachery is the only norm. Many of these stories first appeared...



  • PERIL PRESS presents: Saucy Stories, October 15 1923 Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, August 1959 IN THE MORGUE aka The Dimple by Dashiell Hammett A generation or so ago, when this story was first published, an author was not permitted to refer i...



  • Dashiell Hammett is best known as both pioneer and master of American hard-boiled detective fiction, but these dozen and a half stories both affirm that reputation and present him in a different light. Along with the full-length screen treatments "On...



  • PERIL PRESS presents: Detective Fiction Weekly, October 19, 1929 THE DIAMOND WAGER by Dashiell Hammett An Amateur Thief Brings Off a Four-Million-Franc Job with an Old Bearskin Coat and a Mugful of Soap Suds 4 Chapters 7600 Words The Bookman, Septe...



  • Here, for the first time in a deluxe collector’s box, is the most comprehensive edition of the hard-boiled crime fiction of Dashiell Hammett ever published. Complete Novels, the first of two volumes gathered here, presents the five groundbreaking b...







  • Dashiell Hammett was a crime writer who elevated the genre to true literature, and The Thin Man was Hammett's last--and most successful--novel. Following the enormous success of "The Thin Man" movie in 1934, Hammett was commissioned to write stories ...



  • Brief Stories, January 1924ITCHYa.k.a Itchy the Debonairby Dashiell HammettIt is said that “Art imitates Nature”—or, to put it another way, “Art imitates Life”; but isn’t true that Life often imitates Art? He...



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  • Peril Press presents: Mystery League Magazine, October 1 1933 NIGHT SHADE by Dashiell Hammett 1200 Words The Black Mask, February 15, 1924 THE NEW RACKET aka THE JUDGE LAUGHED LAST by Dashiell Hammett 2200 Words 1948 The Adventures of Sam Spade S...



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  • Sam Spade, Nick and Nora Charles, The Continental Op. In his novels and stories, Dashiell Hammett created some of the most memorable characters--detectives, dames, and assorted miscreants--in twentieth-century fiction. It is nearly impossible to imag...



  • 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 ...



  • "Hammett's pioneering hard-boiled style has been much imitated, but the original--packs a wallop."--The New YorkerHere are twenty long-unavailable stories by the master who brought us The Maltese Falcon. Laconic coppers, lowlifes, and mysterious wome...



  • A young, frightened, foreign woman appears at the door of an isolated house. The man and woman inside take her in. Other strangers appear in pursuit of the girl. Menace is in the air.Originally published in 1933, Hammett's Woman in the Dark shows the...







  • Short, thick-bodied, mulishly stubborn, and indifferent to physical pain, Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op was the prototype for generations of tough-guy detectives. He is also the hero of most of the nine stories in this volume. The Op's one enthus...




  • in Murderous Schemes

    When plotting a murder (figuratively speaking), the mystery writer has at hand any number of M.O.'s including such tried and true conventions as the locked room, the unbreakable alibi, the double bluff, the mistaken identity, and many others. Indeed,...



  • Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. At once knowing and unabashedly romantic, The Thin Man is a murder mystery that doubles as a sophisticated...



  • When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town. Red Harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and vio...



  • The Continental Op was Hammett's first private eye--the model for Sam Spade and all detective heroes that followed. A fat, cold-eyed operative for the Continental Detective Agency, whose only interest is to do his job, he is an isolated hero in a wor...



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    Dashiell Hammett is the undisputed master of hardboiled detective fiction, and one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. Originally published in the October 1923 issue of Black Mask, 'Arson Plus' was one of his earliest published tales, and a ...



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    Arson Plus is the story that introduced the world to the Continental Op, the nameless detective whom Dashiell Hammett described as a little man going forward day after day through mud and blood and death and deceit-as callous and brutal and cynical a...



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    THE ASSISTANT MURDERER AND OTHER STORIES contains ten thrilling pulp detective stories by Samuel Dashiell Hammett. One of the most popular writers of his era, Hammett's works appeared widely in detective and noir magazines of the 1920s and early 193...








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    Dashiell Hammett virtually invented the hardboiled crime novel, and his creation 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...





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    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...



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    Dashiell Hammett, the creator of Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon, and The Thin Man, was one of the 20th century’s most influential and entertaining authors. Even so, many of Hammett’s stories—including some of his best—have been out of the reac...



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    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 treacherous woman whose loyaltie...



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    "When Secret Agent X-9 premiered in January 1934, King Features could proudly boast that its new adventure strip was written by the world''s most famous mystery writer — Dashiell Hammett, the man who virtually invented the hard-boiled detective...


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