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This review is from: Return of the Thin Man: Two never-before-published novellas featuring Nick & Nora Charles (Hardcover)
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At one point the book blurb says this consists of two full length novellas. I think that is being a bit generous. The two main presentations are better characterized as fleshed out stories, not much more than glorified scripts for the second and third Thin Man movies. They are mere shadows of the original novel, The Thin Man These were the last motion pictures Dashiell Hammett was associated with. While it is nice to revisit with Nick and Nora Charles in their slightly wacky world and solve a mystery or two, don't expect to find Hammett at his best here. I enjoyed the back stories of the films and the biographical information on Hammett and his brush with Hollywood as much or more than the stories themselves.