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Nick & Nora Charles

The Thin Man

IN THE September 1 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andMovies,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy
SECTIONS

by Sandra Murphy



Dashiell Hammett only wrote five novels in his lifetime but mention Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon or The Thin Man and there’s instant recognition. Hammett had a lean writing style that brought gangster slang to everyday language. He started with the hard-boiled detective, a man with no family, few friends, and a self-designed code of honor and with it, he changed the face of detective stories.

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