- (Samuel) Da·shiell [duh-sheel, dash-eel] /dəˈʃil, ˈdæʃ il/, 1894–1961, U.S. writer of detective stories.
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[the seminal pulp crime magazine which first published Hammett].
Despite its sizeable influence on American fiction and film, Red Harvest remains the only Hammett novel never to have been filmed.
Robert Graves thought Hammett was better than either Chandler or Asbury and called The Maltese Falcon, “a literary landmark.”
Add A.J. Liebling, Raymond Chandler, Hammett, Cain, and the boys, Nelson Algren and William Kennedy.Daniel Woodrell: How I Write
September 4, 2013
But we never really read Chandler—or Hammett—for their mysteries, we read them for language and atmosphere.Can Pulp Win the Booker?
September 7, 2011
Ford and Hammett are at the dock all ready to search him when I give the word.Under Cover
Roi Cooper Megrue
In truth, the supper down at the old Hammett farmhouse, after the work of the day was over, was the principal event.
Walky Dexter was going to drive out to the Hammett place after supper to pick up his load of young people.
Does Hammett still talk about 'percepting the subject' and 'emerging the high-lights' and 'profunding the shadows'?The Orchard of Tears
It is sold for ten cents by Hammett, publisher, in Brattle street, Boston.Education in The Home, The Kindergarten, and The Primary School
Elizabeth P. Peabody
- Dashiell. 1894–1961, US writer of detective novels. His books include The Maltese Falcon (1930) and The Thin Man (1932)
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