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The lost detective : becoming Dashiell Hammett

Author: Nathan Ward
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A fascinating portrait of the overlooked Dashiell Hammett-- from his years as a Pinkerton detective to becoming the author of arguably the most iconic detective novels of the twentieth century"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ward, Nathan, 1963-
Lost detective
(DLC) 2015016402
(OCoLC)898418908
Named Person: Dashiell Hammett; Dashiell Hammett
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Ward
ISBN: 9781632862778 1632862778
OCLC Number: 921435964
Awards: Short-listed for Edgar Allan Poe Awards (Critical/Biographical) 2016
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 214 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: The cheaper the crook. The devilish art ; A company man ; $5,000 blood money ; Out of uniform ; Dearest woman ; The last case --
The ex-detective. A little man going forward ; The old man ; Blackmasking ; The price of Peggy O'Toole ; The big ship ; Among the ghosts ; Babylon and back --
A hundred bucks.
Other Titles: Becoming Dashiell Hammett
Responsibility: Nathan Ward.
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Funny thing about books, some of them are a delight and a pleasure. Thus Nathan Ward's The Lost Detective--yes it's very well-written, yes the history is carefully done, but it has that glow. So, Read more...

 
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