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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 7 months ago by Crawford
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
Dashiel Hammett, along with Raymond Chandler, reinvented the detective genre in the 1930's and 1940's. Read morePublished on October 30, 2007 by Alfred Johnson
I debated whether this should be 3 stars or 4, and decided on 4 because of the creative plots and characters. Read morePublished on August 15, 2002 by Fred Camfield