Re: RARA-AVIS: RE: Favorite Op caper

Date: 10 Oct 2002


Re your comment below:

> Before we move off of the subject of favorite
> Hammett short stories let
> me cast a vote for "The Scorched Face," if, for no
> other reason, that
> killer of a last sentence.

The Op's always been my favorite PI character. My personal favorite of the short stories is that blood-drenched dry run of THE MALTESE FALCON's last chapter, "The Gutting of Couffignal." In fact, I'll go one better and say that "Couffignal" is the best hard-boiled PI story ever written.


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