Tag Archives: Alexandre Dumas

Hammett: It’s Raining Dashiells in Gotham City

Next week Gotham begins airing the last set of new episodes heading to the first season finale. It’s already been renewed, so no need to worry about an unresolved cliff-hanger — if they do have a cliff-hanger they leave unresolved next season, … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Stabbed in the Forehead! (and Other Pulp Thrills)

How about a postmortem on PulpFest before something else ripping Up and Down These Mean Streets distracts me? It’s always something — latest is juggling a date and time to do a walk for a Private Eye convention in October. (Tours … Continue reading

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Hammett: More Dumas, père

Recent posts on the idea of influence of the senior Alexandre Dumas on Hammett and the poisoning motif from The Count of Monte Cristo surfacing in the story “Fly Paper” reminded my good pal Jiro Kimura of something he noticed a … Continue reading

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Hammett: Milady

If you know me, you know that I enjoy solid pieces of litcrit. Sure, a “Just the facts, ma’am” kind of article like the typical pulp fan dotes on is perfectly okay — issue, date, who painted the cover art, … Continue reading

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Hammett: The Ripper

On the tour I sometimes use the 1929 story “Fly Paper” for a quick introduction to the Continental Op stories, always getting into the Op’s showdown with the gangster Babe McCloor. I always mention the fact of arsenic poisoning being a key … Continue reading

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