Arson Plus [NOOK Book]

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Arson Plus,
This Black Mask story introduces ''The Continental Op'', a character who would eventually appear in 28 stories and two novels. About Hammett: Samuel Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894—January 10, 1961) was anAmerican author of hardboiled detective novels and short stories.Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The MalteseFalcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the ContinentalOp (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse). In addition to the ...
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Overview

Arson Plus,
This Black Mask story introduces ''The Continental Op'', a character who would eventually appear in 28 stories and two novels. About Hammett: Samuel Dashiell Hammett (May 27, 1894—January 10, 1961) was anAmerican author of hardboiled detective novels and short stories.Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The MalteseFalcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the ContinentalOp (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse). In addition to the significantinfluence his novels and stories had on film, Hammett "is nowwidely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time"and was called, in his obituary in the New York Times, "the dean ofthe… 'hard-boiled' school of detective fiction"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016578910
  • Publisher: Randall Sanders Publishing Co.
  • Publication date: 4/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 667,658
  • File size: 53 KB

Meet the Author

Dashiell Hammett was born in St. Mary's County, Maryland, on May 27th, 1894, and died January 10, 1961, in New York, New York. In between, he was one of the seminal creators in detective fiction. As if creating Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon wasn't enough, he was also responsible for The Continental Op and The Thin Man, the novel that introduced husband and wife sleuths Nick and Nora Charles to the world, and became the basis for a string of popular movies. His name appeared in the credits to Brad Runyon, The Fat Man, and other radio shows featuring his characters, and alongside Alex Raymond's, for the private eye/spy daily comic strip Secret Agent X-9.

He grew up on the streets of Philadelphia and Baltimore. He became a detective in 1915 when he joined the Baltimore branch of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, housed in the Continental Building. You see, Hammett not only talked the talk, but he also walked the walk. He actually was a private detective. He learned the detective racket from James Wright, a short, squat, tough-talking operative, whom Hammett came to idolize (and who would later supposedly serve as the inspiration for The Continental Op). And detecting was no easy racket. Years later, playwright Lillian Hellman, Hammett's friend and lover, wrote of "the bad cuts on his legs and the indentations in his head from being scrappy with criminals."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2014

    Icetail

    Wow...........

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    Posted August 21, 2014

    Darkpelt

    Everyone, aside for a handful of people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Darkpelt

    It could work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2014

    Darkstar

    PRESENT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    Darkstar

    'The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing-World' by Margaret something. Rushriver, figure it out. XD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    Gloweh

    Kk. (Im making a clan called Skyclan at blue skies res. 2 wanna be deputy?.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    FirePelt -OOC-

    xD...The name Hiro reminds Me of the TV Series Hero...Since the Chinese Dudes' name was Hiro..o-o

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    FirePelt

    He dipped His cranium low, a formal greeting to MoonShade. His auditorys swivled, mezmerized. 'StormBird had blue eyes like that..' He sighed, remembering His Forbidden love from HorseClan, moons ago. •~•FirePelt•~•

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    The foxes

    The fox growled and bit icetail snarling. The other two foxes whipped around and faced russetpaw, cornering the apprentice. The foirth fox advanced on Cloversuns kits, and picked up snowkit...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Cloversun

    Pantherkit, Leafkit, Brackenkit, Stormkit, Snowkit, and Shadowkit are ready to be apprenticed(snowkit, stormkit, and shadowkit were adopted)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Tigerleaf

    Nodded

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Lilypaw

    Walking over to Russetpaw she asks"what happened to you?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    TO ALL HERE

    Join the very first clan of foxes! Foxes res. 1!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    Mudfall

    "I also made you a cookie, but I eated it."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    To shimmertail

    Meet me at 'bond' res 2<br>
    ~silvervine

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    Shimmertail

    "When will your leader be back?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Rushriver

    ((Uh...is the Revolution allied with Bloodclan?....))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Jing

    Want to join worlds? I play from 7:30 to 8:30 that ok?l play on the computer my name is ironmanbob105 whats yours?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    Magpie

    I gtg. Bye!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Tobuscus

    Hello world i am awesome 8 )

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