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Dashiell Hammett

Also wrote as Peter Collinson, Daghull
Hammett, Samuel Dashiell, Mary Jane Hammett


(1894-1961)





"Hammett gave murder back to the kind of people
that commit it for reasons."


--Raymond Chandler




"I've been as bad an influence on American literature as anyone I can think of."

-- Dashiell Hammett





Hammett, Dashiell - Complete Novels


"In a few years of extraordinary creative energy, Dashiell Hammett invented the modern American crime novel.