Re: RARA-AVIS: Hammett/Kurosawa/Grimaldi/Last Man Standing

From: Bob Toomey (
Date: 25 Apr 2000

Keith Alan Deutsch wrote:
> Of course Thin Man revolutionized detective novels, and particulalry
> detective films for mixing froth, elegance and humor into the mayhem. Hammett
> soon grew sick of the Thin Man franchise, but it did keep him going financially.

THE THIN MAN may have been Hammett's most imitated work. Ironic that he ended up at least as influential on cozies as on hardboiled fiction.


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