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If you like crime fiction, I'm not sure there's anyone any better than Hammett. This volume, like most Library of America editions is beautifully printed and edited. Read morePublished 3 months ago by cheesis
Having only read "The Dain Curse", I wasn't sure what to expect from the story collection. But now that I've read all the included tales, I am impressed! Read morePublished 8 months ago by mx
Maybe he was good in his day but it was filled with far too many 'catch' phrases that quickly came to seem haggard and not a little boring. A BIG YAWN.Published 12 months ago by Colleen B.
There's not a Mt. Rushmore of American private eyes but Hammett's Continental Op wouldn't be one of the faces on it if there was. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Swordsman
Enjoyed reading this book. Of course i had read most of the stories before but it was good to have most of the Continental Op stories in one book. Read morePublished on October 13, 2011 by Vikram Katju
Dashiell Hammett, Crime Stories & Other Writings
Detective Stories were created in the late 19th century ("Sherlock Holmes"). Read more
I wanted to seek out earlier authors of mystery and detective works; discover different or perhaps foundation writing styles; and therefore, the first place I thought of was... Read morePublished on February 19, 2009 by Strawgold