A former Pinkerton Detective, Dashiell Hammett's gritty novels are classic hard-boiled detective stories.
Samuel Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) is recognized as the first master of hard-boiled detective fiction. His lean writing style, cynical characters and complex plots brought a new energy to pulp magazines then went on to define the genre in movies, radio and television where the private eye series became an entertainment staple.
Two months ago I purchased a book entitled THE RADIO ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE by Martin Grams Jr. and I got my copy in the mail last week. (Just got published now.) I am amazed as how the author not only captured a wonderful history of the radio program, but plot descriptions, trivia and inside jokes for each and every radio episode from 1946 to 1951. Something I have not been able to find in any publication. Even includes a script for an episode that was never broadcast. Available from www.martingrams.com and www.amazon.com. Recommended for all Sam Spade and Hammett fans.
Hammett sounds interesting.
Think I'll start with The Thin Man.
Catch you later,
Oh, I just loved the Thin Man movies!
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