American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Hammett, Dashiell 1894-1961. American writer of highly acclaimed detective fiction, including The Maltese Falcon (1930) and The Thin Man (1932).
- n. United States writer of hard-boiled detective fiction (1894-1961)
“I have always thought you learn more of the private detective procedures in Hammett's "Op Stories," but Spade is the gold standard.”
“While I must agree with Guthrie that Hammett is often both.”
“In Red Harvest, we go as deep into a character's head as anywhere in Hammett's writing (except maybe the very late "Tulip") and the Continental Op never thinks of himself by name even then.”
“For example, Dashiell Hammett is one of my favorite authors; I've read everything he ever wrote.”
“In fashioning his pen name Hammett used a system all his own - what might be called the "Modesty Method.”
“Before his sentencing, Ali spoke in court and called Hammett's killing "a mistake.”
“He drew on the extensive research of the period he'd done for his novel "Hammett," and he called on the aid of a network of allies.”
“Mrs. Marshall changed her mind, though, when confronted with a notion regarding "The Maltese Falcon" put forth by Joe Gores, a Northern California author whose books include the 1975 novel "Hammett," and who like Mrs. Marshall's father worked as a detective before turning to a life of fiction.”
“The roster of local writers reading excerpts from various crime novels was certainly a starry one, lead by Joe Gores who has published a huge pile of novels including "Hammett," along with a range of television and film work.”
“Mystery writer Joe Gores - a former San Francisco private investigator whose books include "Hammett," "Come Morning" and "Spade & Archer" - has died at age”
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