Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The stuff dreams are made of. (Previously unpublished Hammett story to be released in the Strand.)

New Dashiell Hammett Story, 'So I Shot Him,' Published 50 Years After His Death : NPR:

He gave us both Sam Spade and Nick and Nora Charles — so for a generation of readers, Dashiell Hammett more or less defined both 'hard-boiled' and 'suave.' Not bad, that.

Now, from the long-deceased author of The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man, comes a never-before-published short story: 'So I Shot Him.' It's suspenseful, full of secrets no one's telling, and — according to Andrew Gulli, editor of the mystery magazine that's publishing the story — somewhat more than what you might think of as vintage Hammett.
Well, I'll drink to that. Success to crime. 
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