Nightmare Town: Stories
Vintage Books, Sep 12, 2000 - Fiction - 432 pages
"Hammett's pioneering hard-boiled style has been much imitated, but the original--packs a wallop."--The New Yorker
Here are twenty long-unavailable stories by the master who brought us The Maltese Falcon. Laconic coppers, lowlifes, and mysterious women double- and triple-cross their colleagues with practiced nonchalance. A man on a bender awakens in a small town with a dark mystery at its heart. A woman confronts a brutal truth about her husband. Here is classic noir: hard-boiled descriptions to rival Hemingway, verbal exchanges punctuated with pistol shots and fisticuffs. Devilishly plotted, whip-smart, impassioned, Nightmare Town is a treasury of tales from America's poet laureate of the dispossessed.
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Review: Nightmare Town (The Continental Op Short Stories)User Review - Goodreads
an excellent collection of Dashiell Hammett short stories. some real gems. there's plenty of sleuth and private detective work, plus Sam Spade stories, the Maltese Falcon was the only Spade novel ...
Review: Nightmare Town (The Continental Op Short Stories)User Review - Jeridel Banks - Goodreads
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INTRODUCTION by William F Nolan
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