From: Jérôme Serme (
Date: 23 Feb 2009

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    For the BLACK MASK stories that compose "Red Harvest", you should be looking for "/Dashiell Hammett: Complete Novels" (/ Library of America, 1999), according to Mike Humbert on The Dashiell Hammett Website

    > "The Cleansing of Poisonville" (the 25th Continental Op story)
    > Original publication: /Black Mask,/ November 1927
    > and
    > "Crime Wanted - Male or Female" (the 26th Continental Op story)
    > Original publication: /Black Mask,/ December 1927
    > The two stories that became the first half of /Red Harvest/
    > Recent reprint: /Complete Novels,/ 1999
    > "Dynamite" (the 28th Continental Op story)
    > Original publication: /Black Mask,/ January 1928
    > and
    > "The 19th Murder" (the 29th Continental Op story.)
    > Original publication: /Black Mask,/ February 1928
    > The two stories that became the second half of /Red Harvest /
    > Recent reprint: /Complete Novels,/ 1999

    Mark D. Nevins a écrit :
    > MRT, Mike, Brian, and Montois, thanks for the insights--
    > I'm not sure why I assumed Personville was in California (perhaps
    > because SF seemed so close by train?), but if it's in Montana I gladly
    > stand corrected. As a New Englander, I admit my sense of US geography
    > is a bit vague at times. Characters in the novel reference Salt Lake
    > on a few occasions, but I assumed that that wasn't the one in
    > Utah--maybe it was? (I can draw pretty detailed maps of Europe and SE
    > Asia from memory, but I'm at a loss in my own country.)
    > Mike, bummer news about the BLACK MASK stories. Maybe this is an
    > excuse for me to visit a research library? I'm surprised no fan has
    > yet created a homemade PDF edition of these tales, never mind that
    > they've not been properly collected.
    > Montois, nice reflections on the Pyrenees. I've been there a few
    > times, but usually just to go snowboarding--so I've not picked up much
    > on the social realities you painted so vividly.
    > Also, I meant to mention, but think I didn't, that after reading RED
    > HARVEST I now know where the Coen Brothers got the title for BLOOD
    > SIMPLE, and also what the term means.
    > Mark Nevins

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