Re: RARA-AVIS: Continental Op

From: William Denton (
Date: 05 Apr 2005

On 3 April 2005, Larry Newton wrote:

: Does anyone know of a complete compilation of Dashiell Hammett's
: Continental Op stories? I'm aware of the Op novels (Red Harvest, Dain
: Curse) as well as the few books of shorter stories (Big Knockover, Woman
: in the Dark, Blood Money, the Continental Op and the Return of the
: Continental Op), but not all in one book.

You can get almost all of them if you get the Library of America's CRIME STORIES AND OTHER WRITINGS and then NIGHTMARE TOWN. I put together a list here that tells what's where:

I think those two books would leave you missing one Op story, which might be collected in the new collection Mr. Emery is editing. There's no complete collection of Op stories, though such a thing would certainly be nice.


William Denton : Toronto, Canada :

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