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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

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  • The Thin Man

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  • Red Harvest

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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

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  • The Continental Op

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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

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The Thin Man, The Big Knockover: Selected Stories and Short Novels, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Continental Op, Complete Novels: Red Harvest / The Dain Curse / The Maltese Falcon / The Glass Key / The Thin Man, Red Harvest, The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest, The Glass Key, Nightmare Town
b 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 The Maltese Falcon i and one of the finest writers of the twentieth century b br br In the title story a man on a bender enters a small town and ends up unravelling the dark mystery at its heart A woman confronts the brutal truth about her husnand in the chilling story i The Ruffian s Wife His Brother s Keeper i is a half wit boxer s eulogy to the brother who betrayed him i The Second Story Angel i recounts one of the most novel cons ever devised In seven stories the tough and taciturn b Continental Op b takes on a motley collection of the deceitful the duped and the dead and once again shown his uncanny ability to get at the truth In three stories b Sam Spade b confronts the darkness in the human soul while rolling his own cigarettes And the first study for i The Thin Man i sends John Guild on a murder investigation in which almost every witness may be lying br br In b Nightmare Town b Dashiell Hammett America s poet laureate of the dispossessed shows us a world where people confront a multitude of evils Whether they are trying to right wrongs or just trying to survive all of them are rendered with Hammett s signature gifts for sharp edged characters and blunt dialogue br br Hammett said that his ambition was to elevate mystery fiction to the level of art This collection of masterful stories clearly illustrates Hammett s success and shows the remarkable range and variety of the fiction he produced br br i As a novelist of realistic intrigue Hammett was unsurpassed in his own or any day i b Ross MacDonald b br br i A legend of a different kind exemplary not only of a certain kind of American fiction but also of a certain kind of American life i b Margaret Atwood b br br Cover photograph Mark Adams, 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, 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, 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