Nightmare Town: Stories
Nightmare Town: Stories
Dashiell Hammett

Nightmare Town: Stories

  • Publish Date: 2000-09-12
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Dashiell Hammett

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Hammett's pioneering hard-boiled style has been much imitated, but the original--packs a wallop. --The New Yorker

Here are twenty long-unavailable stories by the master who brought us The Maltese Falcon. Laconic coppers, lowlifes, and mysterious women double- and triple-cross their colleagues with practiced nonchalance. A man on a bender awakens in a small town with a dark mystery at its heart. A woman confronts a brutal truth about her husband. Here is classic noir: hard-boiled descriptions to rival Hemingway, verbal exchanges punctuated with pistol shots and fisticuffs. Devilishly plotted, whip-smart, impassioned, Nightmare Town is a treasury of tales from America's poet laureate of the dispossessed.

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