Tuesday, February 1, 2011
"So I Shot Him", Dashiell Hammett Short Story, to be Published for 1st Time by Strand Magazine
Long-lost Dashiell Hammett story to be published. (San Francisco Chronicle, 1/21/2011)
Excerpt: Hammett died of lung cancer Jan. 10, 1961, at the age of 66. By then he had published more than 80 short stories and five novels, mostly about fedora-wearing tough guys who cracked tough cases.
The most famous of his works was 1930's "The Maltese Falcon," considered the first novel in the cynical detective genre whose fellow torch-carriers included Raymond Chandler. Hammett also wrote "The Thin Man." Both novels were turned into Hollywood movie hits.
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