Who is Dashiell Hammett?

Dashiell Hammett

Samuel Dashiell Hammett ( /dəˈʃiːl/; May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse).

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Tenderloin, San Francisco - History
... in the hard boiled detective fiction of Dashiell Hammett, who lived at 891 Post Street, the apartment he gave to Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon ... The apartment where Dashiell Hammett wrote The Maltese Falcon was once in the boundaries of the Tenderloin at the corner of Hyde and Post ... also an alley, in what is now Nob Hill, named for the book's author (Dashiell Hammett) ...
The Maltese Falcon (novel) - Further Reading and Listening
... The Dashiell Hammett Tour Thirtieth Anniversary Guidebook ... Discovering The Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade The Evolution of Dashiell Hammett's Masterpiece, Including John Huston's Movie with Humphrey Bogart ... Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon A Critical Commentary ...
The Top 100 Crime Novels Of All Time - The CWA List
... (1868) Len Deighton The IPCRESS File (1962) Dashiell Hammett The Maltese Falcon (1930) Josephine Tey The Franchise Affair (1948) Hillary Waugh Last Seen Wearing.. ... Cain The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934) Dashiell Hammett The Glass Key (1931) Arthur Conan Doyle The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) John le Carré Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974) E. 1916) Erskine Childers The Riddle of the Sands (1903) Peter Lovesey Wobble to Death (1970) Dashiell Hammett Red Harvest (1929) Ken Follett The Key to Rebecca (1980 ...
The Top 100 Crime Novels Of All Time - The U.S. List (1995)
... Arthur Conan Doyle The Complete Sherlock Holmes (1887-1927) Dashiell Hammett The Maltese Falcon (1930) Edgar Allan Poe Tales of Mystery Imagination (1852) Josephine Tey The Daughter ... (1974) John Le Carré Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974) Dashiell Hammett The Thin Man (1934) Wilkie Collins The Woman in White (1860) E ... Westlake The Hot Rock (1970) Dashiell Hammett Red Harvest (1929) Mary Roberts Rinehart The Circular Staircase (1908) Agatha Christie Murder on the Orient Express (1934) John Grisham The Firm (1991) Len Deighton The ...

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    When a man’s partner is killed he’s supposed to do something about it. It doesn’t make any difference what you thought of him. He was your partner, and you’re supposed to do something about it.
    —Dashiell Hammett (1894–1961)