Re: RARA-AVIS: Maltese Falcon

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 21 May 2008

--- wrote:
> As for gunsel, the Rara Avis site's glossary of hardboiled
> slang contains Earl Stanley Gardner's story about how Hammett
> got that word past editor Shaw and into the pages of Black
> Mask. Here's the direct link:
Cool link, Mark. The derivation of "shamus" is interesting, too. Hammett had a wicked sense of humor.




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