Hammett: A Final Jeopardy! Clew for 2016

Noticed that Hammett made the cut for Jeopardy! one more time last year.

December 13. The Double Jeopardy! Round.

Category: Books of the 1930s.

The $1200 clew:

“The title of this book that spawned several movies didn’t refer to its detective hero but to lanky Clyde Wynant.”

That’s basic Hammett trivia 101 for anyone who’d call him or herself a Hammett fan. But none of the contestants rang in, it was too much for them.

(If you’re brand new and don’t know, of course the — really easy — answer is The Thin Man, from 1934.)

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