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A landmark publishing event: a pair of never-before published “Thin Man” novellas from the legendary Dashiell Hammett, author of the classics The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, and Red Harvest.
Return of the Thin Man
The Mysterious Press
978-0-8021-2156-1 • $15.00 • Paperback • Oct. 2013
“Hammett’s prose was clean and entirely unique. His characters were as sharply and economically defined as any in American fiction.” The New York Times
Dashiell Hammett was a crime writer who elevated the genre to true literature, and The Thin Man was Hammett’s lastand most successfulnovel. Following the enormous success of The Thin Man movie in 1934, Hammett was commissioned to write stories for additional films. He wrote two novellas for the movies that became After the Thin Man and Another Thin Man, in which his classic characters, retired private investigator Nick Charles and his former debutante wife, Nora, return home to find Nora’s family gardener murdered, and the couple are pulled back into another deadly game of cat and mouse. These are two fully satisfying “Thin Man” stories, with classic, barbed Hammett dialogue and fully developed characters.
Neither of these stories has been previously published in their entirety. Return of the Thin Man is a hugely entertaining read that brings back the classic characters created by one of the greatest mystery writers who ever lived. This book is essential reading for Hammett’s millions of fans and for a new generation of mystery readers the world over.