The House In Turk Street

The House In Turk Street

by Dashiell Hammett

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Overview

"The House in Turk Street" is an early short story by Dashiell Hammett, featuring the Continental Op. It was first published in Black Mask in April 1924. This story indicates Hammett was turning towards themes of increasing violence in his stories, and its savagery has been commented upon by critic Robert Sampson, particularly the ending.

The story was loosely adapted into the film No Good Deed (2002), directed by Bob Rafelson.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479447350
Publisher: Wildside Press
Publication date: 01/23/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 251,657
File size: 128 KB

About the Author

One of the masters of crime fiction and a former operative for the Pinkerton Detective Agency, Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) first introduced his iconic private eye, Sam Spade, in 1930 in his famous novel The Maltese Falcon. He followed that novel with The Thin Man in 1932 which introduced the incomparable and charming sleuths Nick and Nora Charles. He was also the author of Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, and The Glass Key, as well the Collected Case Files of the Continental Op, most of which were published in Black Mask magazine.

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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