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Dashiell Hammett "The Maltese Falcon" 1957 Book Signed Autograph
Dashiell Hammett-"The Maltese Falcon"-1957-Alfred Knopf-5 1/2" X 8"-180 pages-Hardcover Book-Signed By Author.Dashiell Hammett is often called the father of the modern American detective story. Hammett was himself a private detective for Pinkerton's before turning to writing at age 28. Many of his subsequent stories featured the Continental Op, the nameless private detective -- a tough, smart, streetwise and unsentimental loner -- who became the archetype for a generation of hard-boiled mystery story detectives. Among Hammett's best-known novels are The Dain Curse (1929), The Maltese Falcon (1930), and The Thin Man (1932). The hero of The Maltese Falcon, detective Sam Spade, is a famous fictional character and was played by Humphrey Bogart in the film version of the novel. Dashiell Hammett had a long and feisty love relationship with author Lillian Hellman, which is sometimes blamed for his minimal writing output from 1934 until his death.The book has been autographed on the title page by Dashiell Hammett with a fountain pen in blue...........BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.