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Title:Lost Stories
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Vince Emery Productions
ISBN:0972589813
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Number of Pages:342
Category:Mystery, Fiction, Crime, Short stories, Anthologies

Lost Stories by Dashiell Hammett, Vince Emery, Joe Gores

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Lost Stories Dashiell Hammett the creator of Sam Spade i The Maltese Falcon i and i The Thin Man i was one of the th century s most influential and entertaining authors Even so many of Hammett s stories including some of his best have been out of the reach of anyone but a handful of scholars and collectors until now This essential compendium rescues long lost Hammett stories all either never collected in an anthology or unavailable for decades These stories appear nowhere else and represent a variety of styles from the famous mysterysmith his first detective fiction humorous satires adventure yarns a sensitive autobiographical piece and a Thin Man story told with photos In addition all stories have been restored to their original versions replacing often wholesale cuttings with the original text for the first time To round out this celebration of Hammett three time Edgar Award winner Joe Gores has written an introduction describing how Hammett influenced literature movies television and Gores own life

  • The Maltese Falcon

    This book Free Webs Library - The Maltese Falcon - Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby But Miss Wonderley is in fact the be...

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  • The Thin Man

    This book Free Webs Library - The Thin Man - 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...

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  • Red Harvest

    This book Free Webs Library - Red Harvest - The Continental Op first heard Personville called Poisonville by Hickey Dewey But since Dewey also called a shirt a shoit he didn t think anything of it Until h...

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  • The Glass Key

    This book Free Webs Library - The Glass Key - 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 politi...

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  • The Dain Curse

    This book Free Webs Library - The Dain Curse - Everything about the Leggett diamond heist indicated to the Continental Op that it was an inside job From the stray diamond found in the yard to the eyewitness ...

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  • The Continental Op

    This book Free Webs Library - The Continental Op - Dashiell Hammett is the true inventor of modern detective fiction and the creator of the private eye the isolated hero in a world where treachery is the norm Th...

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  • The Big Knockover: Selected Stories and Short Novels

    This book Free Webs Library - The Big Knockover: Selected Stories and Short Novels - Short thick bodied mulishly stubborn and indifferent to physical pain Dashiell Hammett s Continental Op was the prototype for generations of tough guy detective...

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  • The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest

    This book Free Webs Library - The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest - Book Jacket Status Jacketed . The three classic novels published here in one volume are rich with the crisp prose subtle characters and intricate plots that mad...

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  • Complete Novels: Red Harvest / The Dain Curse / The Maltese Falcon / The Glass Key / The Thin Man

    This book Free Webs Library - Complete Novels: Red Harvest / The Dain Curse / The Maltese Falcon / The Glass Key / The Thin Man - Complete in one volume the five books that created the modern American crime novel . In a few years of extraordinary creative energy Dashiell Hammett invented t...

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  • Nightmare Town

    This book Free Webs Library - Nightmare Town - Introduced by Colin Dexter one of England s greatest writers of detective fiction here are twenty long unavailable stories by Dashiell Hammett the author of i T...

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The Big Knockover: Selected Stories and Short Novels, Nightmare Town, The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, The Thin Man, Red Harvest, The Continental Op, The Maltese Falcon, Complete Novels: Red Harvest / The Dain Curse / The Maltese Falcon / The Glass Key / The Thin Man, The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest
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 Dashiell Hammett s tour de force of detective fiction combines an airtight plot authentically venal characters and writing of telegraphic crispness br br A one time detective and a master of deft understatement Dashiell Hammett virtually invented the hard boiled crime novel, Everything about the Leggett diamond heist indicated to the Continental Op that it was an inside job From the stray diamond found in the yard to the eyewitness accounts of a strange man casing the house everything was just too pat Gabrielle Dain Leggett has enough secrets to fill a closet and when she disappears shortly after the robbery she becomes the Op s prime suspect But her father Edgar Leggett keeps some strange company himself and has a dark side the moon would envy Before he can solve the riddle of the diamond theft the Continental Op must first solve the mystery of this strange family, Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby But Miss Wonderley is in fact the beautiful and treacherous Brigid O Shaughnessy and when Spade s partner Miles Archer is shot while on Thursby s trail Spade finds himself both hunter and hunted can he track down the jewel encrusted bird a treasure worth killing for before the Fat Man finds him, Book Jacket Status Jacketed br br The three classic novels published here in one volume are rich with the crisp prose subtle characters and intricate plots that made Dashiell Hammett one of the most admired writers of the twentieth century br br A one time detective and a master of deft understatement Hammett virtually invented the hard boiled crime novel In i The Maltese Falcon i Sam Spade a private eye with his own solitary code of ethics tangles with a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a dime i The Thin Man i introduces Hammett s wittiest creations Nick and Nora Charles who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis And in i Red Harvest i Hammett s anonymous tough guy detective the Continental Op takes on the entire town of Poisonville in a deadly war against corruption br br Dashiell Hammett is a master of the detective novel yes but also one hell of a writer i Boston Globe i br br Hammett was spare hard boiled but he did over and over what only the best writers can ever do He wrote scenes that seemed never to have been written before Raymond Chandler br br Hammett s prose was clean and entirely unique His characters were as sharply and economically defined as any in American fiction i The New York Times i br br As a novelist of realistic intrigue Hammett was unsurpassed in his own or any time Ross Macdonald br br Dashiell Hammett s dialogues can be compared only with the best in Hemingway Andr Gide br br Hammett is one of the best contemporary American writers Gertrude Stein