Books by Dashiell Hammett
NPR stories about Dashiell Hammett
Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man invented a new kind of crime fiction. It was hard-boiled, but also light-hearted; funny, with a hint of homicide. Now, for the first time, the stories of After the Thin Man and Another Thin Man have been published as novellas.
Author Jonathan Ames extols the virtues of Dashiell Hammett's hardboiled classic, The Dain Curse. "I started reading Hammett about a dozen years ago, after a long and enjoyable romance with Chandler," Ames says. "I return and reread both writers all the time."
Private Detective Sam Spade still roams the foggy back alleys of the American imagination. His creator, Dashiell Hammett, published The Maltese Falcon 75 years ago this month. We host an appreciation of the novel and its author.