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The Big Knockover Hammett S Continental Op Tough, Tired, Intelligent, A Snap Brimmed Sir Galahad With A Browning Was The Prototype For A Whole New Tradition Of Private Eye ThrillersHere Are Ten Of His Classic Suspense Stories From The Twenties And Thirties Selected And Introduced By Lillian Hellman Dashiell Hammett Gave Murder Back To The Kind Of People That Commit It For Reasons, Not Just To Provide A Corpse And With The Means To Hand, Not With Handwrought Duelling Pistols, Curare, And Tropical Fish Raymond ChandlerThe Front Cover Shows A Detail From First Reflection By Lisette Model


About the Author: Dashiell Hammett

Also wrote as Peter Collinson, Daghull Hammett, Samuel Dashiell, Mary Jane HammettSamuel Dashiell Hammett was an American author of hardboiled detective novels and short stories Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade The Maltese Falcon , Nick and Nora Charles The Thin Man , and the Continental Op Red Harvest and The Dain Curse In addition to the significant influence his



10 thoughts on “The Big Knockover

  1. says:

    This was a group of short stories, the first three connected to each other and longer stories, mostly starring our un named Continental Operative Those are my favorite They have all the ingredients of a great story and I enjoy following the short, heavy set detective around as he gathers up clues, makes discoveries and finally at the very end, ge


  2. says:

    Ever since I read Red Harvest, I have been a major fan of both Dashiell Hammett and his gumshoe the Continental Op I love the Op s confidence and sense of sarcasm the way he gives people the kind of attitude they want while steering them in the direction that he needs them to go in his straightforward approach to a fistfight or a shoot out It is hilario


  3. says:

    COUNTDOWN Mid 20th Century North American Crime BOOK Novella 165 of 250 HOOK 3 stars Wedge shaped Couffignal is not a large island, and not far from the mainland, to which it is linked by a wooden bridge Its western shore is a high, straight cliff that jumps abruptly up out of the San Pablo Bay From the top of this cliff the island slopes eastwardthe intersect


  4. says:

    I finished every short story by Dashiell Hammett contained in this collection as well as Nightmare Town back in October 2014.I loved all of em I read everything that featured my favorite Hammett character the Continental Op and a couple of other non Ops tales.If you re up for reading a bit of Hammett you might want to start with these collections.


  5. says:

    Hammett is undeniably one of the most incredible mystery writers ever, and this book affirms it The first few stories in this collection were very pulp 1920s mystery, featuring among other things a sex cult and an eastern European coup They were fun, but they lacked something of the thoughtfulness of Chandler s work and felt shallow lots of exciting fight scenes, no substan


  6. says:

    This is not your usual collection of short stories Ok, in a the modern era where everyone seems to have posthumously published works, maybe it s not so unusual In the covers of this book we have a Lillian Helman s words about the man,b Several gritty, pulp style dark slices of life with our friend The Continental Op, andc Snatches of incomplete tales, including the unfinished nove


  7. says:

    Well, I read one story at a time in between many, many other books over several months, so it s hard to write a solid, accurate review Looking over the table of contents, I don t remember having a negative reaction to any of the stories except for Tulip, which was a hard one to figure It seems out of place in this collection Since it s so long, I m removing one star for it I remember enj


  8. says:

    Not a collection of his best The Contintenal OP stories but they still range from very good to great stories in this collection.The Gutting of Couffignal,The Big Knockover,CorkscrewThe Yellow Dead Women was the best stories in the collection.The OP style,lines,his cold blooded professionalism, drive is a blessing,a save from romantic PI heroes that think they are good guys in a play The OP will


  9. says:

    I really enjoyed this collection of crime stories Hammett was an original, a really good writer who took detective stories from upper and middle class drawing rooms and brought them into the mean streets If you like your mysteries to be intricate puzzles where the last piece falls into place on the last page, then Hammett may not be for you If you like action, writing that is lean and mean, and great


  10. says:

    The situation with this collection appears to be that this was a kind of odds and ends group of short fiction that was knocking around in Hammett s possession at the time of his death Mrs Hammet, Lillian Hellman, collected and wrote an introduction for this compilation, in 1962 Some were published in the likes of Ellery Queen , and some were never before seen, basically novellas looking for a revision and an


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