Dashiell Hammett : Man of Mystery Cline, Sally

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Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961.; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography.; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary.
Dashiell Hammett changed the face of crime fiction. In five novels published over five years as well as a string of stories, he transformed the mystery genre into literature and left us with the figure of the hard-boiled detective, from the Continental Op to Sam Spade - immortalized on film by Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon - and the more glamorous Thin Man, also made iconic with the aid of Hollywood.A brilliant writer, Hammett was a complex and enigmatic man. After 1934 until his death in 1961, he published no more novels and suffered from a writer's block that both shamed and maimed h.
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