Hammett

[ ham-it ]
/ ˈhæm ɪt /

noun

(Samuel) Da·shiell [duh-sheel, dash-eel] /dəˈʃil, ˈdæʃ il/,1894–1961, U.S. writer of detective stories.

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Hammett
/ (ˈhæmət) /

noun

Dashiell. 1894–1961, US writer of detective novels. His books include The Maltese Falcon (1930) and The Thin Man (1932)
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