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Big Book of the Continental Op Paperback – 28 November 2017

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Dashiell Hammett was born in St. Mary's County, Maryland, and grew up in Baltimore. Hammett left school at the age of fourteen and held a variety of jobs thereafter--messenger boy, newsboy, clerk, operator, and stevedore, finally becoming an operative for Pinkerton's Detective Agency. He served as a sergeant in the Army in World War I and World War II. In the late 1920s Hammett became the unquestioned master of hard-boiled detective fiction in America. In The Maltese Falcon (1930) he first introduced his famous private eye, Sam Spade. The Thin Man (1934) offered another immortal sleuth, Nick Charles. Red Harvest (1929), The Dain Curse (1929), and The Glass Key (1931) are among his most celebrated novels.

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Craig Harvey
5.0 out of 5 stars Collected together for the first time
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Call for the Continental Op
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful collection!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Noch mehr anders als erwartet
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Swordsman
5.0 out of 5 stars Every Op story EVER, including the Harvest & Dain novelettes
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2.0 out of 5 stars Book Not Made for Readers
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5.0 out of 5 stars All the great stuff from a master of hard-boiled detective fiction
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful collection of truly great stories
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4.0 out of 5 stars A solid collection....
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Lisa Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars If you’re looking for the Continental Op stories, this is the book.
Reviewed in the United States on 13 August 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars This s a great book to purchase, extremely complete!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally recommend
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5.0 out of 5 stars versions here are definitely better.
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