As I’ve reported on a few times, the quiz show Jeopardy! just loves Hammett trivia.
On Wednesday June 24 our favorite gumshoe/crime writer popped up again in the category A Bit About Authors, the $2000 clew:
For refusing to testify against fellow communists, this “Maltese Falcon” author spent 5 months in prison.
And the guy who buzzed in got the correct answer, as one would hope: “Who is Dashiell Hammett?”
Will they eventually run out of Hammett clews — or is “Who is Dashiell Hammett?” an endless source?