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Title:Lost Stories
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Vince Emery Productions
ISBN:0972589813
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Number of Pages:342
Category:Mystery, Fiction, Crime, Short stories, Anthologies

Lost Stories by Dashiell Hammett, Vince Emery, Joe Gores

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Lost Stories Dashiell Hammett the creator of Sam Spade i The Maltese Falcon i and i The Thin Man i was one of the th century s most influential and entertaining authors Even so many of Hammett s stories including some of his best have been out of the reach of anyone but a handful of scholars and collectors until now This essential compendium rescues long lost Hammett stories all either never collected in an anthology or unavailable for decades These stories appear nowhere else and represent a variety of styles from the famous mysterysmith his first detective fiction humorous satires adventure yarns a sensitive autobiographical piece and a Thin Man story told with photos In addition all stories have been restored to their original versions replacing often wholesale cuttings with the original text for the first time To round out this celebration of Hammett three time Edgar Award winner Joe Gores has written an introduction describing how Hammett influenced literature movies television and Gores own life

  • The Maltese Falcon

    This book Download ePub PDF Libs - The Maltese Falcon - Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby But Miss Wonderley is in fact the be...

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  • The Thin Man

    This book Download ePub PDF Libs - The Thin Man - Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett s most enchanting creations a rich glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis At once knowing and...

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  • Red Harvest

    This book Download ePub PDF Libs - 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 h...

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  • The Glass Key

    This book Download ePub PDF Libs - The Glass Key - Paul Madvig was a cheerfully corrupt ward heeler who aspired to something better the daughter of Senator Ralph Bancroft Henry the heiress to a dynasty of politi...

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  • The Dain Curse

    This book Download ePub PDF Libs - The Dain Curse - Everything about the Leggett diamond heist indicated to the Continental Op that it was an inside job From the stray diamond found in the yard to the eyewitness ...

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  • The Continental Op

    This book Download ePub PDF Libs - The Continental Op - Dashiell Hammett is the true inventor of modern detective fiction and the creator of the private eye the isolated hero in a world where treachery is the norm Th...

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  • The Big Knockover: Selected Stories and Short Novels

    This book Download ePub PDF Libs - The Big Knockover: Selected Stories and Short Novels - Short thick bodied mulishly stubborn and indifferent to physical pain Dashiell Hammett s Continental Op was the prototype for generations of tough guy detective...

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  • The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest

    This book Download ePub PDF Libs - The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest - Book Jacket Status Jacketed . The three classic novels published here in one volume are rich with the crisp prose subtle characters and intricate plots that mad...

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  • Complete Novels: Red Harvest / The Dain Curse / The Maltese Falcon / The Glass Key / The Thin Man

    This book Download ePub PDF Libs - Complete Novels: Red Harvest / The Dain Curse / The Maltese Falcon / The Glass Key / The Thin Man - Complete in one volume the five books that created the modern American crime novel . In a few years of extraordinary creative energy Dashiell Hammett invented t...

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  • Nightmare Town

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The Thin Man, The Continental Op, The Maltese Falcon, The Big Knockover: Selected Stories and Short Novels, Nightmare Town, Red Harvest, The Glass Key, Complete Novels: Red Harvest / The Dain Curse / The Maltese Falcon / The Glass Key / The Thin Man, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest
Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby But Miss Wonderley is in fact the beautiful and treacherous Brigid O Shaughnessy and when Spade s partner Miles Archer is shot while on Thursby s trail Spade finds himself both hunter and hunted can he track down the jewel encrusted bird a treasure worth killing for before the Fat Man finds him, Dashiell Hammett is the true inventor of modern detective fiction and the creator of the private eye the isolated hero in a world where treachery is the norm The Continental Op was his great first contribution to the genre and these seven stories which first appeared in the magazine Black Mask are the best examples of Hammett s early writing in which his formidable literary and moral imagination is already operating at full strength The Continental Op is the dispassionate fat man working for the Continental Detective Agency modelled on the Pinkerton Agency whose only interest is in doing his job in a world of violence passion desperate action and great excitement br br The tenth clew The golden horseshoe The house in Turk Street The girl with the silver eyes The whosis kid The main death The farewell murder, Everything about the Leggett diamond heist indicated to the Continental Op that it was an inside job From the stray diamond found in the yard to the eyewitness accounts of a strange man casing the house everything was just too pat Gabrielle Dain Leggett has enough secrets to fill a closet and when she disappears shortly after the robbery she becomes the Op s prime suspect But her father Edgar Leggett keeps some strange company himself and has a dark side the moon would envy Before he can solve the riddle of the diamond theft the Continental Op must first solve the mystery of this strange family, Complete in one volume the five books that created the modern American crime novel br br In a few years of extraordinary creative energy Dashiell Hammett invented the modern American crime novel In the words of Raymond Chandler Hammett gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it for reasons not just to provide a corpse He put these people down on paper as they were and he made them talk and think in the language they customarily used for these purposes br br The five novels that Hammett published between and collected here in one volume have become part of modern American culture creating archetypal characters and establishing the ground rules and characteristic tone for a whole tradition of hardboiled writing Drawing on his own experiences as a Pinkerton detective Hammett gave a harshly realistic edge to novels that were at the same time infused with a spirit of romantic adventure His lean and deliberately simplified prose won admiration from such contemporaries as Gertrude Stein Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner br br Each novel is distinct in mood and structure i Red Harvest i epitomizes the violence and momentum of his i Black Mask i stories about the anonymous detective the Continental Op in a raucous and nightmarish evocation of political corruption and gang warfare in a western mining town In i The Dain Curse i the Op returns in a more melodramatic tale involving jewel theft drugs and a religious cult With i The Maltese Falcon i and its protagonist Sam Spade Hammett achieved his most enduring popular success a tightly constructed quest story shot through with a sense of disillusionment and the arbitrariness of personal destiny i The Glass Key i is a further exploration of city politics at their most scurrilous His last novel was i The Thin Man i a ruefully comic tale paying homage to the traditional mystery form and featuring Nick and Nora Charles the sophisticated inebriates who would enjoy a long afterlife in the movies