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Title:
The lost detective : becoming Dashiell Hammett
Author:
Ward, Nathan, 1963-, author.
ISBN:
9780802776402
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.
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