Author:Samuel Dashiell Hammett

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Dashiell Hammet
(1894–1961)
American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, screenwriter, and political activist. best known works include The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, and the Red Harvest. Known for the authenticity and realism of his writing, he drew on his experiences as a Pinkerton operative.
Dashiell Hammet

Works[edit]

Series[edit]

The Continental Op[edit]

  • "Arson Plus" (Black Mask, October 1, 1923) (as Peter Collinson)
  • "Crooked Souls" ("The Gatewood Caper") (Black Mask, October 1, 1923)
  • "Slippery Fingers" (Black Mask, October 15, 1923) (as Peter Collinson)
  • "It" ("The Black Hat That Wasn't There") (Black Mask, November 1, 1923)
  • "Bodies Piled Up" (:The House Dick") (Black Mask, December 1, 1923)
  • "The Tenth Clew" ("The Tenth Clue") (Black Mask, January 1, 1924)
  • "Night Shots" (Black Mask, February 1924)
  • "Zigzags of Treachery" (Black Mask, March 1, 1924)
  • "One Hour" (Black Mask, April 1924)
  • "The House in Turk Street" (Black Mask, April 15, 1924)
  • "The Girl with Silver Eyes" (Black Mask, June 1924)
  • "Women, Politics and Murder" ("Death on Pine Street") (Black Mask, September 1924)
  • "The Golden Horseshoe" (Black Mask, November 1924)
  • "Who Killed Bob Teal?" (True Detective Stories, November 1924)
  • "Mike, Alec or Rufus?" ("Tom, Dick or Harry") (Black Mask, January 1925)
  • "The Whosis Kid" (Black Mask, March 1925)
  • "The Scorched Face" (Black Mask, May 1925)
  • "Corkscrew" (Black Mask, September 1925)
  • "Dead Yellow Women" (Black Mask, November 1925)
  • The Gutting of Couffignal (Black Mask, December 1925)

Other short stories[edit]


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1925.


The author died in 1961, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 50 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.