Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Dashiell Hammett. Detective. Writer.

Mark Sullivan (
Fri, 2 Jul 1999 09:03:57 -0400 (EDT)

The PI guy wasn't Herron. It was some guy who said he read Maltese Falcon in one sitting one night, then called the Pinkerton Agency, because the book cover said Hammett had worked for them, and asked if they hired inexperienced people or guys with beards. They just happened to need a guy with a beard so they hired him.

Speaking of Herron, though, it reminded me that there is a story in one of Peter Corris' short story collections in which his PI Cliff Hardy takes Herron's walking tour while visiting San Francisco.


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