RARA-AVIS: Hammett article (6/3/01 LA Times)

From: southpaw@altavista.net
Date: 03 Jun 2001

Private Investigation of a Mystery Man By TOM NOLAN
      Often called the father of "hard-boiled" crime fiction, Dashiell Hammett wrote such classics as "The Maltese Falcon" and "The Thin Man" during the 1920s and '30s, creating iconic characters Sam Spade and Nick and Nora Charles.


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