Re: RARA-AVIS: New Hammett?

Mark Sullivan (
Thu, 24 Jun 1999 00:16:46 -0400 (EDT)

The Mercury Mystery edition of A Man Named Thin lists a bibliography of the short story collections up to that point:

The Adventures of Sam Spade, 1944 (later partially reprinted as A Man Called Spade and Other Stories and fully reprinted as They Can Only Hang You Once and Other Stories): Too Many Have Lived They Can Only Hang You Once A Man Called Spade The Assistant Murderer Nightshade The Judge Laughed Last His Brother's Keeper

The Continental Op, 1945: Fly Paper Death on Pine Street Zigzags of Treachery The Farewell Murder

The Return of the Continental Op, 1945: The Whosis Kid The Gutting of Couffignal Death and Company One Hour The Tenth Clue

Hammett Homicides, 1946: The House in Turk Street The Girl with the Silver Eyes Night Shots The Main Death Two Sharp Knives Ruffian's Wife

Dead Yellow Women, 1947: Dead Yellow Women The Golden Horseshoe House Dick Who Killed Bob Teal? The Green Elephant The Hairy One

Nightmare Town, 1948: Nightmare Town The Scorched Face Albert Pastor at Home Corkscrew

The Creeping Siamese, 1950: The Creeping Siamese The Man Who Killed Dan Odams The Nails in Mr. Cayterer The Joke on Eloise Morey Tom, Dick or Harry This King Business

Woman in the Dark, 1952 (book says 1951): Arson Plus Slippery Fingers The Black Hat That Wasn't There Woman in the Dark Afraid of a Gun Holiday The Man Who Stood in the Way

A Man Called Thin, 1962: A Man Called Thin Wages of Crime The Gatewood Caper The Barber and His Wife Itchy the Debonair The Second-Story Angel In the Morgue When Luck's Running Good

So there are considerably more than 20. And there are a few others that aren't here, right?


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