by Dashiell Hammett

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Brief Stories, January 1924
a.k.a Itchy the Debonair
by Dashiell Hammett

It is said that “Art imitates Nature”—or, to put it another way, “Art imitates Life”; but isn’t true that Life often imitates Art? Here is a wry tale in point.

3500 Words

May 25 1947
The Adventures of Sam Spade
Comic Strip Advertisement for
Wildroot Cream-Oil
Based on Dashiell Hammett's character
as heard in the Columbia Broadcast System
Radio Show
8 Panels

This edition includes an 8 panel comic strip ad for Wildroot Cream Oil Hair Tonic featuring Dashiell Hammett's detective Sam Spade as heard on the CBS Adventures of Sam Spade radio show.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014213073
Publisher: Peril Press
Publication date: 04/05/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 609,156
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

One of the masters of crime fiction and a former operative for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) first introduced his iconic private eye, Sam Spade, in 1930 in his famous novel The Maltese Falcon. He followed that novel with The Thin Man in 1932 which introduced the incomparable and charming sleuths Nick and Nora Charles. He was also the author of Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, and The Glass Key, as well the Collected Case Files of the Continental Op, most of which were published in Black Mask magazine.

Date of Birth:

May 27, 1894

Date of Death:

January 10, 1961

Place of Birth:

St. Mary, Maryland

Place of Death:

New York


Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

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