The Diamond Wager

The Diamond Wager

by Dashiell Hammett

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Overview

PERIL PRESS presents:
Detective Fiction Weekly, October 19, 1929
THE DIAMOND WAGER
by Dashiell Hammett
An Amateur Thief Brings Off a Four-Million-Franc Job with an Old Bearskin Coat and a Mugful of Soap Suds
4 Chapters
7600 Words

The Bookman, September 1927
CURSE IN THE OLD MANNER
by Dashiell Hammett
45 Words

The Adventures of Sam Spade
THE CASE OF THE VANISHING BUILDINGS
Comic Strip Advertisement for
Wildroot Cream-Oil
Based on Dashiell Hammett's character
as heard in the Columbia Broadcast System
Radio Show
7 Panels

The Adventures of Sam Spade
BANDITS BOMBED BY BOTTLES
Comic Strip Advertisement for
Wildroot Cream-Oil
Based on Dashiell Hammett's character
as heard in the Columbia Broadcast System
Radio Show
7 Panels

This edition includes the illustration to The Diamond Wager and covers to Detective Fiction Weekly and The Bookman as well as the Wildroot Ad cartoons.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148690757
Publisher: Peril Press
Publication date: 10/06/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 843,297
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

Samuel Dashiell Hammett (/d?'?i?l/; May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse).
In addition to the significant influence his novels and stories had on film, Hammett "is now widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time" and was called, in his obituary in The New York Times, "the dean of the... 'hard-boiled' school of detective fiction." Time magazine included Hammett's 1929 novel Red Harvest on a list of the 100 best English-language novels published between 1923 and 2005.

Date of Birth:

May 27, 1894

Date of Death:

January 10, 1961

Place of Birth:

St. Mary, Maryland

Place of Death:

New York

Education:

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

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