Tag Archives: Crime Stories

Hammett: “Slippery Fingers”

Guess who’s back with another installment of Zobeck: Series Two? You got it. And here’s Terry Zobeck:   The other day, Don sent me a link to a piece by Francis M. Nevins on the Mystery File blog that mentions … Continue reading

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Hammett: A Tiny Tweak for “This King Biz”

Just when you think you’ve got something wrapped-up. . . . Earlier this month Terry Zobeck and I wrote Fin/30/Fade-to-Black on Zobeck: Series One, the investigation into “pure texts” on the 21 Hammett short stories yet to be reprinted using … Continue reading

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Hammett: “The Gatewood Thing” Caper

Today is the 54th anniversary of the death of Dashiell Hammett — and starts us toward the five year marker for this blog (although the website itself kicked off in late 2000 — hey, a fifteen year anniversary!). As a mini-memorial, how about a … Continue reading

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Hammett: “The Barber and His Wife”

How about we kick off the month with The Return of Tenderloin Terry Zobeck? It’s always swell when Terry climbs back on deck after a hiatus. Terry’s still got one Hammett story he needs to check for editorial meddling by … Continue reading

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Hammett: “Corkscrew”

Thanksgiving — the day of bounty, and plenty of it. I wonder, do we have any bounty to strew Up and Down These Mean Streets? How about The Return of Terry Zobeck? — who in a race to the finish with his coverage … Continue reading

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Hammett: The Complete Op

Say what you will about Frederic Dannay — and we’ve said so much about him on this site that his name is threatening to take over the Tag Cloud — but at least in his ten collections of Hammett’s shorter fiction … Continue reading

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Hammett: “You’ve Never Read Hammett!”

A few years ago I was in the now gone “M” Is For Mystery Bookstore for a talk. Near the end of the remarks the speaker — kind of an absurd little guy — suddenly remembered that the collection Crime Stories … Continue reading

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Hammett: The Guest Blogger “Business”

If you remember the spectacular debut of Terry Zobeck on the Guest Blogging scene here last year — only the tip of the iceberg — you won’t be surprised to see that he has surfed over to the Library of America for a … Continue reading

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Hammett: More Newsprint

  When I checked my copy of Richard Layman’s Dashiell Hammett: A Descriptive Bibliography the other day for information on newspaper reprints, I noticed that he cites a serial run for The Thin Man in the San Francisco Examiner during March and April 1934. … Continue reading

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Hammett: “This King Business” News

Our frequent Guest Blogger Terry Zobeck pops back with some swell news — if you might wonder why you’d want to have the third edition of a book on your hard-boiled shelf over the first edition, read on. I started … Continue reading

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