Re: RARA-AVIS: Collecting Hammett's short stories

From: Rene Ribic (
Date: 23 Sep 2002

> "The Road Home" was first published in The Black Mask under the
> Peter Collinson.
> It is collected in Herbert Ruhm, ed, _The Hard Boiled Detective:
> from Black Mask Magazine 1920-1951_ (Coronet: London, 1979).
> The Coronet paperback is a reprint; the first edition is Random House
> which I note only because I have a vague notion that one or two
stories were
> cut from the paperback edition of this collection.

I have the pb edition & you're right, it is a couple of stories shy of the hb edition.. This is also the book Mario was trying to recall, I'd say.


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