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The big book of the Continental Op / Dashiell Hammett ; edited by Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivett.

Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961 (author.). Layman, Richard, 1947- (editor.). Rivett, Julie M., (editor.). Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961 Container of (work): Red harvest. (Added Author). Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961 Container of (work): Dain curse. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main MYSTERY FIC HAM (Text) 36803001040943 MYSTERY Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library M HAM (Text) 78551000535502 New Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525432951
  • ISBN: 0525432957
  • Physical Description: xiv, 733 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Twenty-eight stand-alone stories, two serialized novels, and the only known unfinished Continental Op tale.
Two columns to the page.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword: Through mud and blood and death and deceit -- section one: the Sutton years. Introduction: the Sutton years, 1923-1924 ; Arson plus ; Crooked souls ; Slippery fingers ; It ; Bodies piled up ; Tenth clew ; Night shots ; Zigzags of treachery ; One hour -- section two: the Cody years, 1924-1926. Introduction: the Cody years, 1924-1926 ; House in Turk Street ; Girl with the silver eyes ; Women, politics & murder ; Golden horseshoe ; Who killed Bob Teal? ; Mike or Alec or Rufus ; Whosis Kid ; Scorched face ; Corkscrew ; Dead yellow women ; Gutting of Couffignal ; Creeping Siamese -- section three: the Shaw years. Introduction: the Shaw years, 1926-1930 ; Big knock-over ; $106,000 blood money ; Main death ; This king business ; Fly paper ; Farewell murder ; Death and company -- Bonus: the unfinished Op. Commentary ; Three dimes -- section four: the Continental Op novels. Introduction: The cleansing of Poisonville ; Cleansing of Poisonville ; Crime wanted--male or female ; Dynamite ; The 19th murder ; Introduction: The Dain curse ; Black lives ; Hollow temple ; Black honeymoon ; Black riddle.
Summary, etc.:
Collects all twenty-eight stories and two serialized novels starring Continental Op, the hardworking private eye with an unyielding personal code.
Subject: Continental Op (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Private investigators > Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Short stories.
Mystery fiction.

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