Hammett: In Constant Jeopardy!

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?

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