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Dashiell Hammett (1894 – 1961)
|Periods: American: 20th Century|
Pinkerton agent turned detective novelist; credited with begining the hard-boiled detective genre
- The Crime of the Sign: Dashiell Hammett’s Detective Fiction
- “Hammett took murder out of the Venetian vase and dropped it into the alley.”
- Contains: Criticism
- Author: Carl D. Malmgren
- From: Twentieth Century Literature Fall 1999
- The Continental Detective Agency
- This site includes a lengthy biographical sketch of Hammett, an annotated list of his works, some suggested works about Hammett’s life and writings, and some information on film adaptations. It also provides links to relevant web sites, and a few pictures. There is also a section on Lillian Hellman.
- Contains: Full Bio, Pictures, Works List, Works Available
- Author: John Traynor
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