Dashiell Hammett (alnog with Raymond Chandler) is the father of noir. Hammett's other stories featuring the Continental Op (Red Harvest) I didn't particularly care for - I much... Read morePublished 4 months ago by doc peterson
It is what Dashiell Hammett did better than most; fast paced stories with enough descriptive narrative that leads the reader to filling the details from their own imagination. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gene. Poschman
if only a screen play could follow this story line. the action, violence and moral apathy is right up hollywoods lane.Published 8 months ago by M.P.
Sometimes older is better. I've read a number of Mr. Hammett's books now and they're all extremely entertaining, even after 70 years.Published 11 months ago by dBlues
Hammett invented the detective story as we know it. He took it from the parlor and put it on the street. You can see his genius in this compilation. His prose was terse. Laconic. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Joseph Ross
This collection of stories starring (and narrated by) the anonymous operative from the Continental Detective Agency is everything you would expect from Dashiell Hammett - a... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Joel E. Mitchell
In the context of a culture in which pointless commentary runs wild and everything is embellished, Hammett's prose come directly to the point. A refreshing change of pace.Published 23 months ago by ParallelParker
These are a great collection of Hammett's stort stories featuring the Continental Op. However, you'd be much off buying the Crime Stories & Other Writings collection. Read morePublished on November 8, 2012 by Robert the Dirk Bogarde Fan