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Author Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961, author.

Title The big book of the Continental Op / Dashiell Hammett ; edited by Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivett.

Publication Info. New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Mystery - DKLY-12  MYS HAM    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Fiction - NLBB-1  HAM    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F HAMMETT    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Southwest Branch Adult Mystery - RISG-8  M HAMMETT    AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 733 pages ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series A Vintage crime/Black Lizard original
Vintage crime/Black Lizard original.
Note Twenty-eight stand-alone stories, two serialized novels, and the only known unfinished Continental Op tale.
Two columns to the page.
Contents Foreword: Through mud and blood and death and deceit -- section one: the Sutton years. Introduction: the Sutton years, 1923-1924 ; Arson plus ; Crooked souls ; Slippery fingers ; It ; Bodies piled up ; The tenth clew ; Night shots ; Zigzags of treachery ; One hour -- section two: the Cody years, 1924-1926. Introduction: the Cody years, 1924-1926 ; The house in Turk Street ; The girl with the silver eyes ; Women, politics & murder ; The golden horseshoe ; Who killed Bob Teal? ; Mike or Alec or Rufus ; The Whosis Kid ; The scorched face ; Corkscrew ; Dead yellow women ; The gutting of Couffignal ; Creeping Siamese -- section three: the Shaw years. Introduction: the Shaw years, 1926-1930 ; The big knock-over ; $106,000 blood money ; The main death ; This king business ; Fly paper ; The farewell murder ; Death and company -- Bonus: the unfinished Op. Commentary ; Three dimes -- section four: the Continental Op novels. Introduction: The cleansing of Poisonville ; The cleansing of Poisonville ; Crime wanted--male or female ; Dynamite ; The 19th murder ; Introduction: The Dain curse ; Black lives ; The hollow temple ; Black honeymoon ; Black riddle.
Summary Collects all twenty-eight stories and two serialized novels starring Continental Op, the hardworking private eye with an unyielding personal code.
Subject Continental Op (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Private investigators -- Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Collections & Anthologies.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
Short stories.
Mystery fiction.
Added Author Layman, Richard, 1947- editor.
Rivett, Julie M., editor.
Container of (work): Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961. Red harvest.
Container of (work): Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961. Dain curse.
Added Title Continental Op
Works. Selections. 2017
ISBN 9780525432951 (paperback)
0525432957 (paperback)

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