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Nightmare Town : Stories
by Dashiell Hammett and Kirby McCauley and Martin Harry Greenberg and Edward Gorman


Overview - "Hammett's pioneering hard-boiled style has been much imitated, but the original--packs a wallop."--The New YorkerIn Nightmare Town, Black Lizard presents twenty long-unavailable stories by the master who brought us The Maltese Falcon. Laconic coppers, lowlifes, and mysterious women double and triple-cross their colleagues with practiced nonchalance.  Read more...

 
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More About Nightmare Town by Dashiell Hammett; Kirby McCauley; Martin Harry Greenberg; Edward Gorman
 
 
 
Overview
"Hammett's pioneering hard-boiled style has been much imitated, but the original--packs a wallop."--The New YorkerIn Nightmare Town, Black Lizard presents twenty long-unavailable stories by the master who brought us The Maltese Falcon. Laconic coppers, lowlifes, and mysterious women double and triple-cross their colleagues with practiced nonchalance. A man on a bender awakes in a small town with a dark mystery at its heart. A woman confronts a brutal truth about her husband. A half-wit prize fighter reveals a brother's betrayal. Here is noir in the making: hard-boiled descriptions reminiscent of Hemingway, verbal exchanges punctuated with pistol shots and fisticuffs. Devilishly plotted, whip-smart, impassioned, Nightmare Town is an answered prayer: a treasury of tales from America's poet laureate of the dispossessed.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375701023
  • ISBN-10: 0375701028
  • Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Publish Date: September 2000
  • Page Count: 432
  • Dimensions: 8.09 x 5.23 x 0.97 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.72 pounds


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