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Dashiell Hammett

Biographical details ▽ Biographical details △

Born
St. Mary's County, Maryland, 1894

Died
New York City, United States, 2001

Places lived
Philadelphia, United States; Baltimore; Tacoma, Washington; San Francisco, California; New York City; West Virginia; Pleasantville, New York;

Nationality
American

Publications
Novels, stories, screenplays, essays

Genres
Crime, mystery, detective fiction

Writing language
English

On greatest lists ▽ On greatest lists △
Greatest Literature

The Maltese Falcon (1930)

The Thin Man (1934)

Greatest Novels

Red Harvest (1929)

The Maltese Falcon (1930)

The Thin Man (1934)

Greatest Stories

"The Gutting of Couffignal" (1925)

Greatest American Literature

The Maltese Falcon (1930)

The Glass Key (1931)

The Thin Man (1934)

Crime and Mystery

Red Harvest (1929)

The Maltese Falcon (1930)

The Glass Key (1931)

The Thin Man (1934)

The Continental Op (1945)

Crime and Mystery Stories

"The Gutting of Couffignal" (1925)

Dashiell Hammett

THE AUTHOR | THE WORKS

First appearance of works in book form

1929

Red Harvest Novel

The Dain Curse Novel

1930

The Maltese Falcon Novel

1931

The Glass Key Novel

1934

The Thin Man Novel

1944

A Man Called Spade and Other Stories Five stories, ed. Ellery Queen

First book appearance of "A Man Called Spade", "They Can Only Hang you Once", "Too Many Have Lived". "The Assistant Murderer", "His Brother's Keeper"

1945

The Continental Op Four stories, ed. Ellery Queen

First book appearance of "The Farewell Murder", "Fly Paper", "Death on Pine Street", "Zigzags of Treachery"

The Return of the Continental Op Five stories, ed. Ellery Queen

First book appearance of "One Hour", "The Gutting of Couffignal", "Death and Company", "One Hour", "The Tenth Clue"

1947

Dead Yellow Women Six stories, ed. Ellery Queen

First book appearance of "Dead Yellow Women", "The Golden Horseshoe", "House Dick", "Who Killed Bob Teal?", "The Green Elephant", "The Hairy One"

1948

Nightmare Town Four stories, ed. Ellery Queen

First book appearance of "Nightmare Town", "The Scorched Face", "Albert Pastor at Home", "Corkscrew"

Hammett Homicides Six stories, ed. Ellery Queen

First book appearance of "The House in Turk Street", "The Girl with Silver Eyes", "Night Shots", "The Main Death", "Two Sharp Knives", "Ruffian's Wife"

1950

The Creeping Siamese Five stories, ed. Ellery Queen

First book appearance of "The Man Who Killed Dan Odams", "The Nails in Mr. Cayterer", "The Joke on Eloise Money", "Tom, Dick or Harry", "This King Business"

1952

Woman in the Dark Novella and stories

1962

A Man Named Thin and Other Stories Eight stories, ed. Ellery Queen

First book appearance of "A Man Named Thin", "Wages of Crime", "The Gatewood Caper", "The Barber and His Wife", "Itchy the Debonair", "The Second-Storey Angel", "In the Morgue",  "When Luck's Running Good"

1966

The Big Knockover Ten stories, ed. Lillian Hellman

First book appearance of "Tulip", "The Big Knockover", "$106,000 Blood Money"

1974

The Continental Op Seven stories, ed. Steven Marcus

1983

Dashiell Hammett's Secret Agent X-9 Comic strip created with artist Alex Raymond in 1934

1988

Woman in the Dark Novel, from 1933 serial in Liberty Magazine

1999

Nightmare Town Twenty stories, ed. Kirby McCauley, Martin H. Greenberg, Ed Gorman

First book appearance of "Afraid of a Gun", "The First Thin Man"

2000

Selected letters of Dashiell Hammett, 1921–1960 Letters, ed. Richard Layman, Julie M. Rivette

2005

Vintage Hammett Novel excerpts and stories

First book appearance of story "Nightshade"

Lost Stories Twenty-one stories, ed. Vince Emery

First book appearance of "Rough Start", "Parthian Shot", "Great Lovers", "Immortality", "Road Home", "Master Mind", "Sardonic Star of Tom Doody", , "Holiday", "Crusader", "Dimple", "Laughing Masks", "Esther Entertains", "Another Perfect Crime", "Ber Bulu", "Advertising Man Writes a Love Letter", "This Little Pig", "Thin Man and the Flack" "Long Sunset"

2013

The Return of the Thin Man Three screen stories, ed. Richard Layman, Julie M. Rivette

First book appearance of "After the Thin Man", "Another Thin Man", "Sequel to the Thin Man"

THE AUTHOR | THE WORKS

See also:

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Ernest Hemingway

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John O'Hara

Author
Raymond Chandler

Author
Ross Macdonald

On Amazon:

The Maltese Falcon


The Thin Man

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