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    The Big Book of the Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett

Now for the first time ever in one volume, all twenty-eight stories and two serialized novels starring the Continental Op--one of the greatest characters in storied history of detective fiction.

Genre: Hardboiled Detective

    The Big Knockover by Dashiell Hammett

This collection of short stories is worth buying just for the twenty-page introduction by Lillian Hellman, a long time friend of Hammett and the executor of his estate. She gives a unique perspective of Hammett beyond any of the biographical informati

Genre: Hardboiled Detective

    The Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett

The Continental Op, the prototype for generations of tough-guy detectives, unravels a murder with too many clues and tangles with a crooked-eared gunman in these stories.

Genre: Hardboiled Detective

    Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett

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.

Year: 1929
Genre: ActionHardboiled Detective

    The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett

The Dain Curse is one of the Continental Op's most bizarre cases, and a tautly crafted masterpiece of suspense.

Year: 1929
Genre: Private Eye


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-- -- --1929 The Dain Curse   by Dashiell Hammett