'Hammett was the ace performer. He did over and over again what only the best ever do at all' Raymond Chandler.
'The Return of The Thin Man is a must for enthusiasts, with plenty of his trademark snappy dialogue as well as fascinating commentary by Hammett's granddaughter Julie M Rivett and biographer Richard Layman' Guardian.
'A welcome addition to the bibliography of Raymond Chandler's only equal' Independent.
'These two novellas by Hammett are newly discovered sequels to the classic - rough around the edges, but authentic diamonds nonetheless' Saga.
'Hammett's ability to convey so much in so few words makes these tales as fresh to read now as the day they were penned' Big Issue.
About the Author
Dashiell Hammett, born in 1894, is the author of five novels, including The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man. He had spells as a newsboy and stevedore before joining the Pinkerton Detective Agency, which laid the foundation for his writing career. He died in 1961.