The lost detective : becoming Dashiell Hammett
by
 
Ward, Nathan, 1963-, author.

Title
The lost detective : becoming Dashiell Hammett

Author
Ward, Nathan, 1963-, author.

ISBN
9780802776402

Personal Author
Ward, Nathan, 1963-, author.

Publication Information
New York Bloomsbury, 2015.
 
©2015

Physical Description
xxi, 214 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 22 cm.

General Note
Formerly CIP.

Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I The Cheaper the Crook -- ch. I The Devilish Art -- ch. II A Company Man -- ch. III $5,000 Blood Money -- ch. IV Out of Uniform -- ch. V Dearest Woman -- ch. VI The Last Case -- pt. II The Ex-Detective -- ch. VII A Little Man Going Forward -- ch. VIII The Old Man -- ch. IX Blackmasking -- ch. X The Price of Peggy O'Toole -- ch. XI The Big Ship -- ch. XII Among the Ghosts -- ch. XIII Babylon and Back.

Abstract
"A fascinating portrait of the overlooked Dashiell Hammett--from his years as a Pinkerton detective to becoming the author of arguably the most iconic detective novels of the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.

Personal Subject
Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961-Biography.

Subject Term
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
 
Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.

Genre
Biography

Format
Books


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
ParramattaBook813.52 HAMMParramattaAdult Biography