Hammett, Dashiell 1894-1961
Most widely held works about Dashiell Hammett
Most widely held works by Dashiell Hammett
The Maltese falcon by Dashiell Hammett ( Book )
359 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 24 languages and held by 4,143 libraries worldwide
A murder involves Sam Spade in a dangerous search for a valuable statue.
The thin man by Dashiell Hammett ( Book )
166 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in 19 languages and held by 1,976 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 )
12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,880 libraries worldwide
Presents five novels by Dashiell Hamilton, all published between 1929 and 1934.
The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett ( Book )
76 editions published between 1930 and 2007 in 12 languages and held by 1,649 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories about Hammett's famous detective.
Crime stories and other writings by Dashiell Hammett ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,601 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.
Novels by Dashiell Hammett ( Book )
5 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and held by 1,591 libraries worldwide
Woman in the dark : a novel of dangerous romance by Dashiell Hammett ( Book )
38 editions published between 1933 and 1998 in 11 languages and held by 1,510 libraries worldwide
A hurt and frightened woman, pursued by mysterious, menacing strangers, is taken in by a couple in an isolated house.
The glass key by Dashiell Hammett ( Book )
136 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in 21 languages and held by 1,358 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?
Another thin man ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1936 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,299 libraries worldwide
"Dum-Dum, Wacky, Creeps, Fingers: They're just a few of the hoodlums in the world of amateur sleuths and professional bon vivants Nick & Nora Charles. And now there's a new hood: parenthood."--Container.
Red harvest by Dashiell Hammett ( Book )
130 editions published between 1929 and 2011 in 21 languages and held by 1,258 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.
Nightmare town : stories by Dashiell Hammett ( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,249 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."--BOOK JACKET.
The big knockover; selected stories and short novels by Dashiell Hammett ( Book )
10 editions published between 1966 and 1989 in English and held by 1,197 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 )
97 editions published between 1928 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 984 libraries worldwide
A routine investigation of a diamond robbery involves an insurance detective in a bizarre case of murder, and cult worship.
Dashiell Hammett : five complete novels by Dashiell Hammett ( Book )
9 editions published between 1942 and 2005 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
Contains five novels: Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key and The Thin Man.
Lost stories : 21 long-lost stories from the best-selling creator of Sam Spade, the Maltese Falcon, and the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 806 libraries worldwide
Lost Stories rescues 21 long-unavailable Hammet stories from the first fiction he wrote to the last, each with an explanation of how the author's life shaped his story and how the story fits in his life.
Selected letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921-1960 by Dashiell Hammett ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
"Here is a volume that generations of readers have longed for - the first-ever selection from the letters of Dashiell Hammett, the onetime private detective who, in five astonishing books written between 1927 and 1933, invented the modern American crime novel. Hammett was not only the founding member of the hardboiled school, he also was its greatest practitioner, and even after Chandler and all the rest, his body of work remains the solid-gold standard. The best of his work is literature - without the quotation marks."--Jacket.
Shadow of the thin man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
A jockey who threw a race is murdered in the locker room. Nick & Nora Charles are off to the races on another case of murder, mirth and perfect martinis.
Song of the thin man ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 647 libraries worldwide
"At a charity gambling benefit aboard the S.S. Fortune, the tables are hot, the jazz is hotter and before you know it, a bandleader's body is growing cold. They're playing your song Nick and Nora Charles!"--Container.
The novels of Dashiell Hammett by Dashiell Hammett ( Book )
23 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 libraries worldwide
Contents : Red Harvest. The Dain Curse. The Maltese Falcon. The Glass Key. The Thin Man.
The Dain curse, the glass key, and selected stories by Dashiell Hammett ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
A compilation of works by one of the most popular writers of American, hard-boiled crime fiction features the tough, antihero detective, the Continental Op, who narrates four linked stories and the novel, "The Dain Curse."
American fiction Audiobooks Authors, American Authors, American--Family relationships Biography British California California--San Francisco Chandler, Raymond,--1888-1959 Charles, Nick (Fictitious character) Charles, Nora (Fictitious character) Comedy films Continental Op (Fictitious character) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery stories Detective and mystery stories, American Detective and mystery stories--Authorship Detectives Drama Families Fathers and daughters Feature films Fiction Film adaptations Hammett, Dashiell,--1894-1961 Hammett, Jo,--1926- Hammett family Hellman, Lillian,--1905-1984 Historical fiction History Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character) Large type books Literature Man-woman relationships Married women Murder--Investigation Murder victims' families New York (State)--New York Noir fiction, American Private investigators Records and correspondence Russell, Mary (Fictitious character) San Francisco Earthquake and Fire (California : 1906) Spade, Sam (Fictitious character) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women detectives Women private investigators
Chamet, Dasiel, 1894-1961
Collinson, Peter 1894-1961
Hamit, Dashīl, 1894-1961
Hammett, Samuel D.- 1894-1961
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Hammett, Samuel Dashiell, 1894-1961
Khėmmet, Dėshil, 1894-1961
האמט, דשײל, 1894־1961
המט, דשיאל, 1894-1961汉密特, 达许
Greek, Modern (16)
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Multiple languages (6)