Tag Archives: The Return of the Continental Op

Rediscovered: Digging Out the Dannay

I’ve never been interested in the fiction of author “Ellery Queen” — nom de guerre for the cousins Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee. The only Queen titles I ever recall reading were some of the 1960s novels ghost written … Continue reading

Posted in Dash, Lit, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hammett: More on “Death”

Prompted by Terry Zobeck’s post on “Death and Company,” I pulled out my Dell Mapback edition of The Return of the Continental Op and checked through all his corrections. Took a little bit of work, since Terry’s page and line numbers refer to … Continue reading

Posted in Dash, Frisco, Lit, News, Tour | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hammett: The Original “Death”

As announced, Terry Zobeck is on board to let Hammett fans know exactly which words and sentences Frederic Dannay cut from the original magazine texts as he collected Hammett’s short stories into digest-sized paperbacks — in effect, Terry is reconstructing the closest … Continue reading

Posted in Dash, Frisco, Lit | Tagged , , , , , |