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Title:Red Harvest
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Orion
ISBN:0752852612
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Number of Pages:224
Category:Mystery, Fiction, Crime, Noir, Classics, Detective

Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Red Harvest The Continental Op first heard Personville called Poisonville by Hickey Dewey But since Dewey also called a shirt a shoit he didn t think anything of it Until he went there and his client the only honest man in Poisonville was murdered Then the Op decided to stay on to punish the guilty and that meant taking on the entire town .

Dashiell Hammett s ground breaking first novel is not only a superb piece of crime fiction it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence

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